Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Isha Sesay Lied in "Beneath the Tamarind Tree" - Nigerian Government


The Nigerian government says former CNN's top news anchor Aisha Sesay lied in her new book, Beneath the Tamarind Tree.


Mallam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity in a statement on Monday, said Sesay's book was laced with many untruths.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Jimmy Choo F/W 2019




Jimmy Choo F/W 2019

All people in this campaign:

Steven Meisel - Photographer
Mathias Augustyniak & Michael Amzalag - Creative Director
Joe McKenna - Fashion Editor/Stylist
Guido Palau - Hair Stylist
Pat McGrath - Makeup Artist
Mary Howard - Set Designer
Kaia Gerber - Model


All people in this campaign:

Steven Meisel - Photographer
Mathias Augustyniak & Michael Amzalag - Creative Director
Joe McKenna - Fashion Editor/Stylist
Guido Palau - Hair Stylist
Pat McGrath - Makeup Artist
Mary Howard - Set Designer
Kaia Gerber - Model

Source
https://models.com/work/jimmy-choo-jimmy-choo-fw-2019.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Black Girls Ride Proves the Future of Motorsports is Female with NOLA Takeover


Black Girls Ride Proves the Future of Motorsports is Female with NOLA Takeover
225 female riders from across the U.S. collectively drove more than 200,000 miles

NEW ORLEANS, July 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading a growing sisterhood of diverse, female riders, 225 fearless bikers, brought together by Black Girls Ride (BGR) and Polaris, traveled more than 200,000 collective miles to New Orleans to meet during the largest African-American music and entertainment celebration in the country.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Philip Noyce's Masterclass For African Directors Coming Up At 2019 AFRIFF



Famous award winning Hollywood director Philip Noyce is going to have a special Directors' Masterclass for 25 African filmmakers at the 2019 annual Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) in November in Lagos, Africa's largest megacity and the hub of Nollywood, the phenomenal indie film industry of Nigeria.

November 10th -16th, 2019.

He is excited about meeting with the top film directors in Africa for the first time and looking forward to working with them after the masterclass.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Meeting Newton Aduaka,The Most Accomplished Nigerian Filmmaker


Meeting Newton Aduaka,The Most Accomplished Nigerian Filmmaker

Meeting Newton Aduaka for the first time was a great moment for me after hearing and reading a lot about his outstanding accomplishments as a highly gifted black filmmaker from Nigeria and also from the same Ogidi kingdom like the great Nigerian novelist, Chinua Achebe (16 November 1930 – 21 March 2013).
We met in a building on Victoria Island in Lagos, Africa's largest megacity and the hub of Nollywood, the first indie film industry in the continent.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

And Okoronkwo Shines at Book Launch


And Okoronkwo Shines at Book Launch

- By Ingram Osigwe


It was epochal and classy. Only a genial and likeable personality like Pharmacist (Barrister) Steve Okoronkwo could have attracted such galaxy gathering of professionals, captains of industry, businessmen, politicians, academics etc. And so, Sheraton hotel Ikeja, Lagos brimmed with the creme la de creme of the society on June 27, 2019 when Okoronkwo launched his insightful book, Principle of Pharmacy Practice in Nigeria.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Proudly Made in Nigeria Handbags By Blessing Oduntan


Proudly Made in Nigeria
Class and style occasions bags for women designed and made by Blessing Oduntan.

Contact us for enquiries.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Extraordinary Love


Extraordinary Love
(For Nikky, my beautiful German Muse, 1992-1994.)

She was led to me in the 1990s.
This beautiful German blonde with enchanting blue eyes.

From everywhere I have been
She has the most beautiful eyes I have seen.
Only heaven knows what I am going through
Because I am in love with you.
They say our love is unattainable
But I say our love is unbreakable.
For true love never lies
And true love never dies.

Come far away with me
To where you and I will be free,
Where ordinary eyes cannot see.
Let us go far away from this place
Let us go far away in outer space
To the heavenly stars
To the galaxies of Aurora Borealis.

Lalala-lala
Lalala-lala
Lalala-lala.

-By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima,
Nigeria's greatest poet of love, author of "Scarlet Tears of London", "Diary of the Memory Keeper" and other books and coauthor of "Sapphire of Love" (in English and Spanish), "OMA: Naked Beauty" and Contributor/Editor of "The Language of True Love" with Kye Lee.



Saturday, June 15, 2019

"Fifty": Beyond The Romantic Drama


"Fifty": The Sociocultural Motifs And Nuances

Has anyone done a study on "Fifty", the 2015 Nollywood romantic drama?

This engaging narrative of contemporary lifestyles of upper middle class Nigerian society in Lagos city deserves to be studied for the sociocultural motifs and nuances.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

"A Trip To Libya": The Untold Story of Sex Trafficking of Nigerian Girls and Women



"A Trip To Libya":
The Untold Story of Sex Trafficking of Nigerian Girls and Women.



Some girls in their desperation to travel abroad to make it quick, together with Franca whom out of poverty and impatient dropped out of school, found themselves in the hand of Mr. Shortcut, who led them to a deadly human trafficker Don Bruce . but half way taking them to slavery comes Rraglar and officer Ben...

Saturday, June 8, 2019

What Is The Market Value Of Your Film?


What Is The Market Value Of Your Film!

Determining the potential value of a proposed film.

In the United States, the value is typically based on a forecast of revenues (generally 10 years for films and 20 years for television shows), beginning with theatrical release, and including DVD sales, and release to cable  broadcast television networks both domestic and international and inflight airline licensing.

If I say the market valuation of my proposed debut feature "OMA" is US$2.8 Billon, many people in Nollywood will think I have an overrated estimation of myself instead of focusing on the commercial opportunities for the film from the box office, cable TV, OTT distribution platforms and movie merchandise.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Adesua Etomi in "Muna": Love or Vengeance? New Human Trafficking Thriller



Love or Vengeance? New Human Trafficking Thriller "Muna" Asks Tough Questions
From KevStel, Producers of "Tempting Fate" feat. stars from Hollywood and Nollywood


ATLANTA, June 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- MUNA is a story of love, secrets, betrayal, vengeance, and forgiveness. It stars Adesua Etomi-Wellington and highlights the global sex trafficking crisis. With emotion-driven plot lines, the movie follows the trajectory of innocent Muna's transformation into a weapon-wielding assassin driven by stone cold revenge. But love was never on the agenda.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

There is Beauty in Simplicity


There is beauty in simplicity.
In art and lifestyle.
From haute couture to furniture.
~ Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima
https://www.amazon.com/author/ekenyerengozimichaelchima.
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Photo Credit:VOGUE Australia.
House tour: a spacious Californian home set on an avocado orchard - Vogue Australia
https://www.vogue.com.au/vogue-living/interiors/house-tour-a-spacious-californian-home-set-on-an-avocado-orchard/image-gallery/459b31c22331efef6d411c3eacfc9803

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Life Coach Beryl Ehondor Releases Two Books


Life Coach Beryl Ehondor Releases Two Books

LAGOS, Nigeria, May 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Beryl Ehondor a human communication and life coach is launching two books: 'Pants Down' and 'Ant & Pig' on May 27th, 2019.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Bong Joon-ho Wins the Palme d'Or and Mati Diop Wins the Grand Prix at the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival!


Bong Joon-ho and Mati Diop Win the Most Coveted Awards at the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival!


Bong Joon-ho Wins the 2019 Palme d'Or for "Parasite".
He is the first south Korean winner in the history of  the annual Cannes Film Festival.


First African female filmmaker to qualify for the competition in Official Selection of the annual Cannes Film Festival becomes the first black female filmmaker to win an award by winning the Grand Prix for her intriguing "Atlantique".

Nigerian Première of "In The Name Of Your Daughter" Attracts Hundreds of School Girls



The Nigerian première of Giselle Portenier's award-winning film, "In The Name Of Your Daughter" attracted hundreds of secondary school girls and others on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the Silverbird Cinemas in the Silverbird Galleria on Victoria Island, Lagos.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

When Chigozie Took Chioma Home


When Chigozie Took Chioma Home


- By Ingram Osigwe

May 18, 2019 will live in the memories of the Eziokwus and Okafors for a long time to come. It was a day they became one family via the union of two beautiful and young hearts- Chigozie, and Chioma's, their young and upscale children.



Not only did unspeakable joy and happiness found both families on the above date, hundreds of friends, well-wishers and business associates from all walks of life, including industrialists, captains of industry, business moguls, politicians, technocrats among others emptied into Catholic Church of Divine Mercy and the Podium, both in Lekki, Lagos to felicitate and rejoice with them.

From the Church to the Podium, the ambience was gay, the atmosphere sunny. It was a celebration of love, initiation into the holy sacrament of matrimony of Valentine Chigozie Eziokwu and his delectable bride, Jennifer Chioma Okafor. The grand event spelt splendor, and class. It brimmed with royalty and panache.