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Bingewatch Free Movies on nvivo TV

Famous #Nollywood diva, multiple award winning star actress, Kate Henshaw who is also a fitness and healthy lifestyle coach presents her series titled "Ufit with Kate". Ufit is the Nigerian pidgin English word for You Can. "Watch #UFitWithKate, a reality drama series based on my workout techniques and featuring stories of people struggling with the keep fit lifestyle. It’s not easy, but it’s not impossible either. Trust me, YOU CAN!!!" "Ufit with Kate", based on real fitness struggles stars Chioma Chigul Omeruh, Seyi Law and Kemen Ekerette. Click on the posters to watch the series 24 hours daily.

Thank You Lord for All You Have Done for Us in 2019!

I thank Almighty God JEHOVAH NISSI for His unfailing faithfulness, goodness and mercies and loving kindnesses in my life and the life of everyone of my loving family, relations, friends and associates with thanks to everyone and every organisation that supported me for a successful 2019. Global Affairs Canada for cosponsoring the Nigerian Première of Giselle Portenier's "In The Name Of Your Daughter"; Nigerian International Film and TV Summit for my meeting with Audun Vaaler, CEO of Drylab AS of Norway; Chioma Ude and nvivo TV for supporting our first Dolby Forum for Nollywood and the Nigerian Entertainment Industry. And new open doors for the coming New Year 2020 with Cheers all the way to the Top! I can shout HALLELUJAH!

2019 Recorded Three Groundbreaking Events in TV Broadcasting in Nigeria

In 2019, three groundbreaking events happened during the 60 years of TV broadcasting in Nigeria since the first TV station in Tropical Africa launched in 1959 in the Western Region of Nigeria. But only few Nigerians noticed their significance. 1. One of the leading pioneers of Nollywood, multiple award winning filmmaker, Mr. Fidelis Duker, the Founder and Executive Director of the annual Abuja International Film Festival and current Regional Secretary General of the Federation of Pan African Filmmakers (FEPACI) launched his FAD360 TV with FAD FM radio. 2. Hajia Shareefah Abiola- Andu, the MD/CEO of Arabel, Nigeria's top Islamic fashion and lifestyle stores launched Aleef TV, Nigeria"s first 24hr Muslim lifestyle channel on Startimes (Ch 290 ) and then this happened! 3. Nigeria"s first cloud based OTT multichannel TV and streaming video service, nvivo TV was launched in the last quarter of 2019 by Evivo Communications, Africa's most technologically advanced d

Academy Award Winning Films Produced in Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision

Dolby Is Fast Becoming A Key Part Of Oscar Success Forbes Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos technologies were used in “Bao” and “Roma,” as well as “Bohemian Rhapsody” (best sound editing and sound mixing), “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (best animated feature), “First Man” (best visual effects), and “BlacKkKlansman” (best adapted screenplay), “Black Panther” (original score, costume design and production design), and Shallow from “A Star is Born,” (music original score).

How Santa Claus Hijacked Christmas

Who owns Christmas? Jesus Christ or Santa Claus? This is the thought-;provoking subject of David Frum's article on the Huffington Post: Santa vs. Jesus and it is one of the most engaging articles on the debate of how the "religion" of Santa Claus is misappropriating the religion of Christianity for which Christmas is being celebrated in commemoration of the birth of the founder Jesus Christ our Lord and Messiah. This is really How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Of course How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is an allegory of how Santa Claus has stolen the birthday of Jesus Christ written by Dr. Seuss on the commercialization of Christmas and satirizes those who profit from exploiting the holiday. As we speak, Santa Claus has just left the North Pole for his Christmas Eve journey around the world, his reindeer-powered sleigh loaded with gifts for boys and girls. ... As much we should appreciate the goodwill and love in the sharing and exchange of Christmas gifts and gre

Ben Amuta: The Making of An Onowu

Ben Amuta: The Making of An Onowu - By Ingram Osigwe Chief Ben Amuta's life trajectory, his rise to the top, his emergence as the Onowu 11 of Umudioka are all studies in perseverance. As he celebrates his coronation as Onowu and his palace officially commissioned come 29th December 2019, friends and associates agree that Ben was destined for great things.

Adonko Bitters Returns To the Shelves

Adonko Returns To the Shelves Adonko Bitters Ltd,Kumasi Ghana, manufacturers of Adonko Bitters and the brand's sole Marketer in Nigeria, Ekulo International Ltd, have announced the return of the Bitters to the Nigerian market. They disclosed that the commodity is now fully back to shelves across Nigeria following the resumption of importation of the product into the country from Ghana.

Orlando Martins, The First Nigerian Hollywood Star Nigeria Has Forgotten

Orlando Martins, the first Nigerian #Hollywood star that Nigeria has forgotten . @ThePaOrlando BEST OF THE SEASON from the @ThePaOrlando family and team. Here's the Great #OrlandoMartins as an African Chief pictured with much loved Legend #BobHope A still from 1963's CALL ME BWANA.

Top Tweet of the Week on @247nigeria

@UNFPANigeria @WHO @UNICEF @unwomenafrica @MBuhari @ProfOsinbajo @NTANewsNow @channelstv @GuardianNigeria @CoolFMNigeria @CNNAfrica @BBCAfrica @AJEnglish @StephanieLinus @OWNTV STEPHANIE LINUS TAKES FISTULA AWARENESS CAMPAIGN TO MAIDUGURI, BORNO STATE. — 247 Nigeria (@247nigeria) December 18, 2019

Nigeria's nvivo TV is Offering Original TV Series Free for All on the Internet

Have you seen nvivo TV Originals ? They are the current talk of the town in #Nollywood and you can bingewatch them free 24/7. Imagine having Netflix, Disney+, Hulu and HBO Max free without paying for subscription. Famous #Nollywood diva, multiple award winning star actress, Kate Henshaw who is also a fitness and healthy lifestyle coach presents her series titled "Ufit with Kate". Ufit is the Nigerian pidgin English word for You Can. "Watch #UFitWithKate, a reality drama series based on my workout techniques and featuring stories of people struggling with the keep fit lifestyle. It’s not easy, but it’s not impossible either. Trust me, YOU CAN!!!" "Ufit with Kate", based on real fitness struggles stars Chioma Chigul Omeruh, Seyi Law and Kemen Ekerette. Click on the posters to watch the series 24 hours daily.

"Difret" is a Timeless African Classic Drama

Difret Difret is an Ethiopian movie based on real life events. It focuses on the case of Aberash Bekele (renamed as Hirut Assefa in the movie) who was 14 when she was abducted and raped then subsequently murdered her rapist in self-defense.  It also focuses on Meaza Ashenafi, the founder of the Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association, who acted as Hirut’s lawyer and defender throughout the movie. The movie tackles multiple issues with an emphasis on the issue of Women’s rights in Ethiopia, and one might extend that to the rest of the African continent. Difret is great for people interested in Women’s rights, especially in African countries, and if you’re looking for real life badass sheros to emulate.

Mati Diop's "Atlantics" Shortlisted for 2020 Academy Awards for the Best International Feature Film

Mati Diop's acclaimed directorial debut, Atlantics that won the Grand Prix at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival made the shortlist for the Best International Feature Film Category of the 2020 annual Academy Awards. 92nd OSCARS SHORTLISTS INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM Ten films will advance to the next round of voting in the International Feature Film category (formerly known as Foreign Language Film) for the 92nd Academy Awards. Ninety-one films were eligible in the category. Academy members from all branches were invited to participate in the preliminary round. They must have viewed the submitted films theatrically and met a minimum viewing requirement to be eligible to vote in the category. Their seven choices, augmented by three additional selections voted by the Academy’s International Feature Film Award Executive Committee, constitute the shortlist. In the nominations round, Academy members from all branches are invited to opt-in to participate and must view all 10 sh

Guess How Many Millions of Subscribers Have Watched "The Irishman" On Netflix

Guess How Many Millions of Subscribers Have Watched "The Irishman" On Netflix There are “starters,” “watchers,” and “completers.” Starters only watch the first two minutes of a movie or TV show. Watchers get through about 70 percent, and completers finish it. Netflix hasn’t disclosed if that’s in one sitting or over multiple sittings. Nielsen reports that “an average minute audience of nearly 13.2 million viewers with a reach of over 17.1 million unique U.S. viewers” watched The Irishman within the first five days of its release. That’s better than El Camino, the Breaking Bad movie that debuted to 11 million views, but didn’t do as well as the meme-fueled Bird Box, which saw 26 million views within the same time fame. Nielsen isn’t a complete measure of viewing data as it doesn’t take into account global views (where the majority of Netflix’s subscriber base is), nor are these official Netflix numbers. Since Netflix doesn’t release statistics, however, Nielsen is the cl

Nigerian Filmmakers Should Ask For More Money For Their Movies

Our goal is to increase the global appreciation and competition for the acquisition of Nigerian movies. We want the major OTT streaming video platforms and multinational cable TV networks to pay more for Nigerian content in the entertainment industry. Because the price for the acquisition of content should be based on the quality and not on the locality. A good Nigerian movie should be sold for as much as a good American movie without overrating #Hollywood above #Nollywood. What makes a great movie is not the location of the filmmaker, but the magnitude of the creation in content and context of the subject. A genius is a genius, whether he or she is located in Lagos or New York. Because a movie was made in #Hollywood or #Bollywood does not automatically make it better and greater than a movie made in #Nollywood.

Payback Time for Dr.Ukeje

Payback Time for Dr.Ukeje - By Ingram Osigwe For good or for bad, there is always a pay back time.Come Tuesday, December 31st 2019, it will be a pay back time for Dr.Anayo Michael Ukeje as the legendary Peoples Club of Nigeria International, PCNI rewards his many years of meritorious service to the club.

First Dolby Forum for Nollywood and the Nigerian Entertainment Industry Held in Lagos

The first Dolby Forum for Nollywood and the Nigerian entertainment industry held yesterday at the Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel on Victoria Island, Lagos. The forum was successfully endorsed by Chioma Ude, Founder and CEO of the African International Film Festival (AFRIFF) and Cofounder nvivo TV and iCinema.

Caverra World Celebrates Teenagers

Caverra World Celebrates Teenagers All is now set for the 2019 Mr and Miss Teens Ambassador contest.The event which holds on Saturday, December 7 at TFC Place, Festac Town, Lagos, is put together by Caverra World in Collaboration with Amuwo Odofin local government area. Caverra World a brain child of a motivational speaker and counselor, Mrs Roseline Anijekwu will feature beauty pageantry , Teens Ambassador Award presentation, Special Recognition(Caverra Man and Woman of the year, Brain and Beauty), Artiste performance,Fashion show and Red Carpet, the organisers say a lot of goodies, including prizes await participants.

Dolby Presents Dolby Atmos Music and J Balvin, Exploring How Colors and Culture Define His Music

Dolby Presents Dolby Atmos Music and J Balvin, Exploring How Colors and Culture Define His Music J Balvin shares how he transcends barriers through music and pulls in a global audience with his vision of music as a color palette for all to feel SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 29, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB), a leader in immersive entertainment experiences, is unveiling the second commercial of its first Dolby Atmos Music campaign featuring the LATIN GRAMMY® award-winning and global chart-topping Colombian reggaeton artist, J Balvin.

When the Most Prolific Nigerian Filmmaker, Chico Ejiro Met Prof. Robert Hurst at AFRIFF 2019

Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, Chico Ejiro and Prof. Robert R. Hurst. The famous Nollywood director, Chico Ejiro ,  the most prolific filmmaker in the history of filmmaking in Nigeria was at the 2019 annual African International Film Festival (AFRIFF) held from November 10 -16 at the Landmark Retail Blvd on Victoria Island. We met on the opening day for the Nigerian première of the opening film, the critically acclaimed award winning documentary film on the Syrian war,  FOR SAMA of the young brave Syrian woman, Waad Al-Kateab and British filmmaker, Edward Watts. The film won the "L'oeil d'or", the best documentary movie award at 2019 annual Cannes Film Festival.  Before, the screening, I introduced the famous American documentary filmmaker and scholar, Prof. Robert R. Hurst to Chico Ejiro and we discussed the phenomenon of Nollywood from the mass production of home videos on VHS of the 1990s to the present digital format of DVDs, cinema and OTT streaming video pl


Happy Thanksgiving Day in celebration with God's own country, the United States of America. #Thanksgiving #Thanksgivingday #America #Americans

The Amazing Taiwo and Kehinde Adegoke: Twins Called To Bar

@NTANewsNow @channelstv @GuardianNigeria @MobilePunch @vanguardngrnews @daily_trust @CoolFMNigeria @THEBEAT999FM @CNNAfrica @BBCAfrica @AJEnglish Taiwo and Kehinde Adegoke: Twins Called To Bar (Photos) - Education - Nigeria — 247 Nigeria (@247nigeria) November 28, 2019

Happy Birthday To Top Nollywood Filmmaker, Dr. Chika Christian Onu

"The road to the phenomenon called Nollywood has been exciting and awesome." ~ Dr. Chika Christian Onu, famous pioneer of Nollywood. Happy Birthday to Dr. Christian Chika Onu, one of the outstanding founding fathers and trailblazers in Nollywood. He is famous for directing the part two of the first Nollywood blockbuster movie, "Living in Bondage" in 1993 and the bestselling "Glamour Girls" in 1994, which the famous film scholar, Prof. Jonathan Haynes called the first Nollywood romantic comedy. Dr. Christian Chika Onu who has a PhD from the University of Port Harcourt in Nigeria also studied filmmaking at the highly esteemed Colorado Film School in Denver, United States. Photo: Dr. Chika Onu with Chima and a friend at the 4th edition of the   Nollywood and African Film Critics Awards (NAFCA) held on September 13, 2014 at  the Saban Theatre, Beverly Hills, California, USA .

SEVEN, The Best Nollywood Movie of the Year

@channelstv @CoolFMNigeria @IndieWire @THR @nytimes @CNNAfrica @BBCAfrica @AJEnglish @GuardianNigeria @MobilePunch @vanguardngrnews @CNBCi @ComedyCentral @ABC @Dolby @NetflixSA @ShowmaxOnline The newly launched @nvivotvofficial has the best #Nollywood movie of the year, "SEVEN". — 247 Nigeria (@247nigeria) November 26, 2019 Rich and irresponsible Kolade Shobowale (Efe Iwara) is given the unthinkable task to survive seven days in the notorious Lagos ghetto of Ajegunle or lose his inheritance. There, he will go through events that will either make or break Iwara. The top stars of the crime drama, include Sadiq Daba, Bimbo Manuel, Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD), Uche Nwaefuna and Ajegunle’s human rights activist and hiplife singer, Daddy Showkey. The official soundtrack, "Everyday" is by the popular Nigerian Yoruba rapper, Olamide. SEVEN is a production of Lavida Studios in collaboration with Remote Pictures and Envivo.

Dolby Launches Dolby Atmos Music Celebrating the Deep Emotional Connection Between Artists and Fans

Dolby Launches Dolby Atmos Music Celebrating the Deep Emotional Connection Between Artists and Fans Lizzo shares with her fans how Dolby Atmos Music is a game-changing experience SAN FRANCISCO and LOS ANGELES, Nov. 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB), a leader in immersive entertainment experiences, is unveiling its first consumer campaign to mark a new era for music, redefining how it is created and experienced. The campaign is based on the insight that people want to feel a deeper connection with their favorite artists through music.1 Go deep into the creative mind of the GRAMMY-nominated artist and fan favorite, Lizzo, as she experiences Dolby Atmos Music for the first time and invites you to an intimate conversation on what drives her as an artist. Lizzo takes viewers behind the scenes in her two-minute short film produced by Dolby. “Artists are rallying behind Dolby Atmos because it brings together the strongest bond possible between

Dr. Ola Balogun: Is Nigeria Going To Cannes To Fry and Sell "Akara"?

Dr. Ola Balogun: Is Nigeria Going To Cannes To Fry and Sell "Akara"? by Orikinla(m): 7:06pm On Apr il, 29, 2009. As we were waiting to buy fuel at the filling station on the Commercial Avenue in Sabo, Lagos, Nigeria, I exchanged greetings with Nigeria’s foremost filmmaker, Dr. Ola Balogun and the author of the travelogue, "The Magic of Nigeria". Orikinla: Nigeria is going to Cannes . Dr. Ola Balogun: To do what? To fry and sell Akara? Orikinla: Our magazine is going there to report the truth about what Nigeria is going to do at the Cannes Film Festival. Dr. Ola Balogun: Nigerians don’t like to hear the truth. We smiled. Nigerian administrators of the film industry like the Nigerian Film Corporation and others have been making an annual pilgrimage to the Cannes Film Festival to display their audio-visual products at a pavilion and have never been able to make any film that has qualified for the Official Selection and Competition. Notable Nigerian dir

CHIOMA UDE: The Most Influential Woman in Nollywood

@channelstv @NTANewsNow @MBuhari @ProfOsinbajo @CNNAfrica @BBCAfrica @AJEnglish @CNBCi @TheAcademy @THR @HerbertOWigwe @TonyOElumelu @CanHCNigeria @nytimes @USEmbassyAbuja @GuardianNigeria @BFI @AmericanFilm @OWNTV @StandardBankArt @TIME The Most Powerful Woman in #Nollywood . — 247 Nigeria (@247nigeria) November 24, 2019

Why Does Alibaba Still Choose To Make Films?

“Why does Alibaba still choose to make films? Because the film industry has unparalleled influence. When we calculate the economic impact of the film industry, we should calculate huge benefits and influence that movies bring to society and the relevant economies.” - Li Jie, Senior Vice President of Alibaba Pictures at the 2019 China Golden Rooster & Hundred Flowers Film Festival. Alibaba Pictures Group is a Chinese film company under Alibaba Group. The film company was formerly ChinaVision Media, of which Alibaba Group bought a majority stake in late 2014. It subsequently was renamed from ChinaVision to Alibaba Pictures Group. By April 2015, it was the largest Chinese film company by worth, with a market value of US$8.77 billion and by June of the same year it was worth US$9.6 billion.

Where Are the Women of Class and Style in Nigeria?

Dame Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, famous Nigerian actress and a leading Lady of class and style in the Nigerian society since the 1970s to date . It is now a rarity in the Nigerian society to see a woman with class and style. Majority of Nigerian women cannot differentiate between class and luxury. They mistake luxury for class. But class is above luxury. Money can buy luxurious living and lifestyle, but money cannot buy class.

How To Contact Jeff Bezos of Amazon

Net worth: 109.4 billion USD (2019) Trending Born: 12 January 1964 (age 55 years), Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States Nationality: American Children: 4 Spouse: MacKenzie Bezos (m. 1993; div. 2019) Education: Princeton University (1986), River Oaks Elementary School. Email: nvivo TV - Awesome Entertainment and It is Free! .

Netflix Has A New Competition in Africa

Only the newly launched Nigeria's nvivo TV can compete with Netflix in Africa and guess what? nvivo is FREE! Check it out  . nvivo TV is powered by the Cisco® Infinite Video Platform, a technologically advanced cloud services platform for service providers and content owners to process, secure, distribute and monetize premium video on any consumer device, along with the Cisco Open Media Distribution for Content Delivery Network (CDN), Virtual Media Packager and Cloud Object Storage. The cofounders and executives of nvivo TV at the first public presentation of nvivo TV at the recently concluded 2019 annual Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) in Lagos. nvivo Tv is streaming hours of the best in Hollywood, Bollywood, Nollywood and more absolutely free. nvivo TV full streaming video  service is currently available in Nigeria and availability for other regions worldwide to be announced before Christmas. nvivo TV is owned by Envivo Communications Limited, one of A

AFRIFF 2019: And the Winners Are...

Kate Henshaw is one of the most outstanding divas of Nollywood and one of the best actresses in Africa and the highly gifted Nigerian filmmaker, Akin Omotosho brought out the best in her in this unforgettable crime thriller. Definitely one of the best films of 2019. AFRIFF GLOBE AWARDS WINNERS Thank you ALL for being a part of AFRIFF 2019. SHORTS COMPETITION; Special Mention UNITED KINGDOM: Appreciation by Tomisin Adepeju Best Student Short  UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Linger by Edem Dotse Best Animation  NIGERIA: Malika - Warrior Queen by Roye Okupe. Best Short ITALY: My Tyson by Claudio Casale.

New OTT Streaming Platforms Launched in America and Nigeria.

@disneyplus @AFRIFF @HerbertOWigwe @fidelitybankplc @NTANewsNow @netflix @CNN @CNBCi @AJEnglish @THR @IndieWire @TIME @nytimes @Cisco @alakijaofficial @TonyOElumelu @ABC New OTT streaming platforms launched in America and Nigeria. #Disney + and Nvivo TV to compete with #Netflix — 247 Nigeria (@247nigeria) November 16, 2019

AFRIFF is More than an Event

AFRIFF is More than an Event A film festival is more than screenings of different films by filmmakers. Film festivals are central to the development and advancement of the film industry. The 9th annual African International Film Festival (AFRIFF) is in progress at the Landmark & Landmark Retail Boulevard on Victoria Island in Lagos, Africa's largest megacity.


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