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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


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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

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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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Video: Top 10 Biggest Film Industries in the World in 2019 — 247 Nigeria (@247nigeria) November 4, 2019