Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Half of a Yellow Sun dumps Nigeria cinema, signs deal with online TV

After months of waiting for approval from the Censors Board without headway, The producers of The highly publicised movie, Half of a yellow sun, have decided to move on. They recently signed a deal with some online television stations to air the movie. Their release reads;

"The African online television service, PanaTV has signed an exclusive deal with
Soda Pictures, acquiring the rights to subscription VOD for one of the most
acclaimed films from Africa this year, Half of a Yellow Sun. The deal makes the first online television service to stream the film exclusively on its
platform in the UK.
And in a deal concluded with monterey media, PanaTV has secured non-exclusive
rights to stream Half of a Yellow Sun in the US along with a limited shared
exclusive pre-window.
The movie will be available for VOD in the US from June 29th and in the UK from
August 2014.
Says Mandy Roger, PanaTV's Head of Content: “This demonstrates that we seek out
high quality films for our viewers; expect to see more of such quality films and
content on PanaTV this year.”
“We are delighted that Half of a Yellow Sun will be streaming on PanaTV, and
believe it is a great home for the film to connect with audiences,” says Louise Rae,
Head of Home Entertainment at Soda Pictures.

Assemblies of God Church in crisis

Only God knows where we are going in this country. I just read a very sad article. I mean in the midst of all the political and religious tensions, there is also in fighting and violence in churches. Read on

 "The crisis in the Assemblies of God Church Nigeria, with its polarising effects, took a dangerous dimension, yesterday, as members of the two camps clashed leaving some people wounded.
An attempt by the faction loyal to the Assistant General Superintendent, Rev. Chidi Okoroafor, to hold anti-Paul Emeka meeting at Isiagu Street, Achara Layout branch of the church was the major cause of the clash.
The embattled General Superintendent of the church, Rev. Paul Emeka, and some top members of the church had engaged in a protracted dispute over issues relating to lack of accountability and conspiracy in the church’s leadership.
The anti-Emeka members of the church’s executive committee had slated a meeting yesterday to review the crisis that engulfed the church, following the purported suspension of the General Superintendent by a group in the church.

Drake to promote the new Blackberry phones

Blackberry has a new 3.5 inch phone coming out in November called the Blackberry Classic. The company is reportedly in talks with rapper, Drake, to help promote the phone. Blackberry also pre-announced another new phone called the Blackberry Passport. Blackberry users will soon have 240,000 more apps available to their smart phones. The company is partnering with Amazon, and the apps will be made available when the Blackberry 10.3 operating system update is released this soon.

Who is Alex Okubo Kissing? (Scandalous pic)

alex ekubo and ebube nwagbo - CopyNow I want to be an actor. I mean kiss with random girls is really not a bad idea. Nollywood acts, Ebube Nwagbo and Alexx Ekubo were recently spotted cuddling and kissing passionately on the set of a Lancelot Imasuen movie. The two acts, who are lead roles in a new flick, The Other Side of A Coin, looked quite into one another and enjoyed a passionate kiss by the pool side.
Though tongues have been wagging about their closeness on the set, insiders maintained it was just their usual character of perfectly interpreting their characters.

The Launch of Africa Rising Campaign

Tope Oshunkeye, Brand Manager DStv, Efe Obiomah Public Relations Manager, GOtv, Bisi Animashaun, Brand Management and Adeolu Ojora DStv Mobile at the launch of the Africa Rising initiative organized by MultiChoice Africa in Lagos.

Mama G denies affair

Nollywood actress, Patience Ozokwo, aka Mama Gee, has finally reacted to the speculated affair between her and a Delta State-born politician, Michael Diden aka Ejele. The actress debunked the rumour and stated that she is not in any romantic relationship with any man at the moment, including the former Commissioner at Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), who is also a Pastor.
In a release, the actress  expressed anger over the speculation and explained that she has more important issues to handle than having a secret affair with an opposite sex. She also stated that as a blunt person, if such was true, she would have boldly presented the man in her life to the public.
“If I am sleeping with any man, it is not an affair because I am entitled to be married. It cannot become an affair because I am not married and my husband is dead. Secondly, I don’t have any man in my life and I don’t intend to have any man. I have friends and I am entitled to my own friends like you,” she told
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Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Too late for a Coca Cola world Cup song

I bet you agree with me that it is too late for Coca Cola to be   a world cup song. I mean the world cup is almost halfway through and what is on the viewer’s mind right now is who is
going to win the cup. I was surprised when got a press release from the beverage maker this week.
The content reads,
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Wednesday, 18 June 2014

How to get auditioned for Big Brother Africa 2014

Last year's hopefuls

MNET has announced that the ninth edition of Africa’s biggest reality series, Big Brother Africa will kick off in September. The question now is, who will the new housemates be? Who will find their names and their faces hailed by Africans?
According to organisers, this year’s entry process is slightly different as potential housemates are invited to come in their numbers for auditions in their respective country venues. Auditions in Nigeria is expected to take place at Protea Hotel Leadway, Ikeja, Lagos on Monday, June 30 and Tuesday, July 1. 
“We are very grateful and remain pleasantly surprised by the overwhelming response that the show has been receiving over the years. We look forward to the selection of our potential housemates coming in large numbers to auditions at the specified venues and take that chance at being the next Big Brother star,” says M-Net Africa Regional Director (West Africa) Wangi Wa-Uzoukwu. “The fact that the fans truly adore the show is all the motivation we need to keep it fresh and that is always made possible by the enthusiastic and fun-loving young Africans who will answer to Big Brother. We are rearing to go and we know that this will definitely be another exciting season that is full of quality entertainment!” she adds.
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Actress, Mimi Orjiekwe prefers a rich cheating man.

An average actress will flare up when you suggest that they are all sluts. The truth is, most of them are. That is why they find it hard to explain how they get to build houses worth hundreds of millions of Naira in Lekki and other high-brow areas. Some of them don't even care what you think.
For actress, Mimi Orjiekwe, a rich man who cheats on her regularly is preferable to a faithful man, who is broke. The actress, who posted a picture on her Instagram page with the caption Ladies, a broke faithful man or a rich cheater simply replied by writing, A rich cheater..Cos a broke faithful man will still cheat someday! Meaning money is all she thinks of in a man.
Supporting Mimi’s claims, her colleague, Adaora Ukoh simply wrote, “No man can stay faithful…. COPY DAT…” after much bashing from fans Mimi later rephrased her decision saying, “Well I luv far we luv each other.
Mimi is allegedly engaged to one of her colleagues, Charles Billion and is yet to tie the nuptial knots despite the tail that the two had quietly sealed their union.

Omoni Oboli hacked, advises fans

So? you might asked, she woun't be the first celebrity to be cloned online. Almost every celebrity has has two or more fake social media accounts. 
The 'Nollywood' actress reveals that some people are using her “hard-earned name” to dupe some of her unsuspecting fans on Facebook, and other social media platforms.
The former Saturday Independent columnist warned her teaming fans to be weary of some people demanding money from them in various forms, stating that she will never ask them for such. She noted that the user of her parody account on Facebook even sent a message to her production coordinator, who ‘liked’ the fake page.
“People be wise,” she said. “This was just sent to my production coordinator who liked the page. I cringe to think of the people who don't have my personal number hence, can't call me to verify. I will never do this. If I do giveaways, I will pay the courier fees”
She also posted this on her official page, “Hey sweethearts, I have never done this before. Frankly, I just couldn't be bothered but this is getting out of hand. I have heard these scam artists have been using my name to do all sorts. From a school in badagry to all sorts of giveaways. This is not me. I have two FB accounts under Omoni Oboli. Please don't be a victim, I love you all. Be wise,” the actress warns.

Monday, 9 June 2014

How I escaped out of Kano - Amaechi (His detailed experience)

The gov of Rivers, Rotimi Amaechi in this release by his aide described how he escaped from the hands of state security.
"After visiting Governor Kwankwaso, myself and other dignitaries, made for the Aminu Kano Airport where our chartered aircraft was parked. Immediately we entered the airport buildings preparatory to boarding the plane back to Abuja, authorities locked all the doors to the complex, holding me and my colleagues hostage. The Kano governor called the airport commandant that we should at least be allowed to leave the building but the commandant refused saying he had an order from above not to let us out. We had to force one of the doors open to get away. After we escaped from the airport, we devised a means of hurrying out of Kano for fear that we might be attacked by thugs sponsored by the federal government. So we quickly got a car, bought fuel and started driving towards Abuja.

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Nestle, PZ, others back Funmi Iyanda’s NGO

On children’s day, the television icon, Funmi Iyanda gave children from Change a Life(CAL), her NGO a special treat. The event was held at the Mende Town Hall in Maryland, Lagos. Also at the event were children from Elyon International School and Shining Lord schools. It was also a moment for the scholars and Iyanda to lend their voices to the Chibok kidnap. Even before the event started, they rallied around the venue with placards inscribed with ‘#Bringbackourgirls’
The event kicked off with a welcome speech from Ms. Sekinat Ayeyemi, the Development and Communications director of the NGO. Then came a pep talk from Dr. H.O Erinoso, she lectured the kids on personal hygiene and cleanliness. Later the scholars were treated to different events including dancing competitions and singing competitions, and various games and engaging activities. They were also treated to snacks and meals supplied by Nestle, Fan Milk and Cakes from Absolute elegance, PZ Wilmar Foods, Promasidor, Golden Penny foods and Viju Milk .
To end the experience, the children and some parents in attendance were given an exclusive viewing of Tunde Kelani’s masterpiece, Maami courtesy of Mainframe Productions. After the viewing, they were asked a series of questions about the lessons from the movie. Winners went home with Shoprite gift vouchers worth N10,000 each.
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