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Film on Nigeria’s Ebola experience screens in Hollywood

Nollywood film on Nigeria’s resilience during the Ebola virus outbreak in the country was on Friday night screened at Hollywood, Los Angeles, in a collaboration event tagged ‘Nollywood in Hollywood’.

The screening of the film, 93 DAYS, which held at the world famous Egyptian Theater in Hollywood with a red-carpet, was also the inaugural ‘Nollywood in Hollywood’ event.

According to organisers, the event was a celebration of Nigeria’s growing cinema.

The film is a compelling drama of dedication, sacrifice, resilience and survival based on the true story of the people who risked their lives to prevent a catastrophic virus outbreak in Nigeria.

Nigeria experienced the Ebola virus in July, 2014 when a Liberian American, Patrick Sawyer, who had the disease flew from Liberia to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and died five days later.

Starring Bimbo Akintola, Somkele Idhalama and Danny Glover, it took the audience through the unfortunate memory lane when Sawyer collapsed upon arrival at the airport, after which he was diagnosed with the Ebola virus.

The film explained that over that 93-day period, men and women from Nigeria, the World Health Organisation and Doctors Without Borders raced against time to contain the deadly disease as lives were lost and heroes were born

The film was co-presented by the American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, and O2A Media Inc., the production company of Nigerian-American filmmaker, Ose Oyamendan.

There was a question and answer session that followed, with the film’s director, Steve Gukas.

The screening of the Nollywood film, 93 DAYS, and two others from Nollywood – THE BRIDGE and ISOKEN – in Hollywood, California, which started on Friday and continues on Saturday, would be the first collaboration between Nollywood and Hollywood.

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Nollywood in Hollywood to become annual event

Nollywood in Hollywood,’’ a collaboration between Nollywood and Hollywood to showcase Nigeria’s best films, is now to become an annual event.

The organisers of the event revealed this as two Nollywood films – THE BRIDGE and ISOKEN – were showcased in Hollywood, Los Angeles, on Saturday night at The Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex in Los Angeles.

The screening of the two films brought to three the Nollywood films showcased in Hollywood, with the screening earlier on Friday of 93 DAYS, a film on Nigeria’s resilience during the Ebola virus outbreak in the country.

The film – 93 DAYS – is a compelling drama of dedication, sacrifice, resilience and survival based on the true story of the people who risked their lives to stop the spread a catastrophic virus in Nigeria.

The screening of the three Nollywood films, which started on Friday and continued on Saturday, was the first collaboration between Nollywood and Hollywood.

This is also the first time that national film series, the foremost film programme in the world and the most historic of all of Hollywood’s cinema houses, are teaming up to bring a film series from Africa to Hollywood.

Nigeria joined a select list of seven countries from around the world to be part of the prestigious national screening series, according to the organisers.

THE BRIDGE was a film about inter-tribal marriage in Nigeria and the challenges associated with it, as it seeks to end the inter-tribal prejudices and strengthen marriages among Nigeria’s diverse ethnic nationalities

Obadare, a Yoruba prince, and Stella, a young lady from a distinguished Igbo family, are a couple whose relationship is threatened by tribal prejudice and parental plans for their lives.

When the couple secretly wed against their parents’ wishes, the consequence shakes the very foundation and sustenance of both families.

Similarly, ISOKEN is a romantic comedy that explores cultural expectations, racial stereotypes and the bonds that unite families in touching, dramatic and comedic ways.

Everyone in the Osayande family worries about Isoken, although she has what appears to be a perfect life – beautiful, successful and surrounded by great family and friends..

However, she is unmarried at the age of 34, which, in a culture obsessed with marriage, is serious cause for concern.

Things come to a head at her youngest sister’s wedding when her overbearing mother thrusts her into an orchestrated matchmaking with the ultimate Edo man, Osaze.

Osaze is handsome, successful and from a good family, making him a perfect Nigerian husband material.

However, in an unexpected turn of events, Isoken meets Kevin who she finds herself falling in love with and he just might be what she truly wants in a partner.

The only problem is, not only is he not an Edo man, he is Caucasian.

The screening was a question and answer series moderated by the Chairman of the African-American wing of the Directors Guild of America and an open air, post-screening Nigerian party on the historic Hollywood Boulevard.

The film was co-presented by the American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California and O2A Media Inc., the production company of Nigerian-American filmmaker, Ose Oyamendan. 

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Wow!!! Popular blogger Linda Ikeji ‘engaged’

Popular Nigerian blogger, Linda Ikeji, is finally off the market as she got engaged to her ex-boyfriend on Wednesday.

Her sister, Sandra Ikeji broke the news on Instagram on Wednesday.

It has also been reported that Linda’s ex-boyfriend recently relocated to Nigeria where the lovebirds decided to rekindle their affair.

Also, Nollywood actress, Toyin Aimakhu, took to Instagram to congratulate her.

She wrote; “Congratulations to our very own Linda Ikeji for ticking one of the important boxes every woman has piled up on her list; as she got engaged to her heartthrob!

“I can’t wait to fill my tummy up with the rice o, so don’t keep us waiting too long… We just can’t wait!!!NB:FAM I’m next”.

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Debate: a male child is more beneficial than a female child in Nigeria

In dreams of family happiness, we sometimes imagine how we will dress up our beautiful daughter and help our son to become a real man. But let’s not forget, that this dreams also have the other side. You definitely heard the statement in debates: “A male child is more beneficial than a female child”. Is it true?

Debate: a male child is more beneficial than a female child in Nigeria

How to compare male and female children?

Of course, the above-mentioned question is rather complicated, because it is simply impossible to express a generalized opinion. Maybe you see yourself growing a son, your inheritor, and successor. Also, you can be more excited about a fact of having daughter, less problematic child and your little princess. Eventually, you can be far from the process of raising children, which is quite normal, considering the high pace of modern life.

Nigerian children

However, it is obvious that gender affects the characteristics of upbringing in the areas of character development, healthcare, material support, etc.

Nigerian family

Let’s not forget about other feature of society in Nigeria. Religion could also affect your wishes about the future gender of the child. In the Muslim world, there are a lot of benefits for men in general, if you compare their position against women. Christians are more likely to be happy about both of the options, so in such cases, only the attitudes of parents matters.

Nature and character of boys and girls

It’s no secret that boys are more active, restless, and sometimes even aggressive. They actively seek to establish their position in society even at an early age. The consequences of all this can be very different: from a broken window to a fight or something even more serious.

Nigerian boys play football

Such things often require a strong will on the part of the parents. Usually, these qualities are inherent in a man, so a woman has to be tough when raising a boy. Even little boys are used to showing their discontent with physical methods, they fight, kick their feet etc. The reactions of girls are much more different.

Female child in Nigeria

By nature, the girls are calmer and more benevolent, it’s easier to agree with them.But at the same time, girls are more likely to express their emotions with words and behavior, rather than physically, as boys do. For dads, this is almost incomprehensible, because female psychology is a mystery to them, so mothers have to deal with all this.

other thing, that can surely make dads feel a huge stress, is their little girls growing. The older she becomes, the more frightening it appears to let her go somewhere. In adolescence, a girl will begin to feel unfree, so there may be conflicts with her parents.

Nigerian infants

Boy’s and girl’s health

Scientists say that at an early age, boys are more prone to infectious diseases. Cuts, bruises, and such stuff happen in the life of boys as often as breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

A group of girls

For girls, the most terrible times begin at puberty, then the risk of infectious diseases and allergies increases. Reorganization of the hormonal system leads to skin diseases, to changes in weight, which are much harder borne by girls. And then the rest of their life the hormonal system will be strange and present surprises. Also, you all know very well, the risk of early pregnancy in girls.

Children smiling

Expenses for boys and girls

Toys are different for each gender, so it makes no sense to compare to whom they are more expensive. But a boy at an early age always needs more clothes, because it tears and gets dirty. Shoes get worn out faster also. In general, boys are less careful with things, so clothes and toys often have to be repaired or replaced. In the future, when a boy grows up, his toys, of course, become more expensive. The girl needs all this less often.

Boys tend to change their hobbies more likely, they get bored in one place. Therefore, the purchased uniforms can gather dust in the pantry, while the child learns swimming, tennis or football. Girls neatly treat things, and, in principle, a daughter can pass long enough in a single dress.

Cute Nigerian girl

Independent life of boys and girls

A boy by nature is more independent. Therefore, as it was easier to let the son out late, now it is easier to see how he gets on his feet and boldly goes into real life as a man. For a boy, at this age, it is important to have all the attributes of a man — a place where you can live or meet a girl, for example. All this is very difficult for a boy at the start. Realizing this, parents are trying to take decisions on all these issues to themselves. And this is not easy.

Nigerian teenagers

A girl is harder to let go.

A girl and a boy

Drawing conclusions, we see that raising a boy for a father can be easier. But all these talks are very conditional since the upbringing of children is a more complicated process. It is influenced by many other factors, for example, the relations between parents or their maturity. And, of course, love.

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Funke Akindele-Bello’s name reportedly removed from Hollywood superhero movie cast

Nigerian actress Funke Akindele-Bello’s name has been removed from the upcoming Avengers movie cast

It was gathered that the actress was never contacted by the movie makers

– The actress’ name was reportedly included on Marvel Cinematic Universe website after it was hacked by unknown individuals

Nigerians were excited and many people celebrated for Nigerian actress Funke Akindele-Bello after news broke on Wednesday, January 10, that the actress would appear in upcoming Hollywood superhero movie.

You may recall that reports surfaced that the actress would act as a member of the all-female guards known as Dora Milaje in the Black Panther franchise. The reports surfaced after her name was sighted on the Marvel Cinematic Universe website.

It was gathered that the multi-award winning actress’ name was included in the Avengers Infinity War cast after the Marvel Cinematic Universe site was hacked. A Nigerian who came across her name after the site was hacked reportedly shared the news on social media.

Funke Akindele’s name reportedly removed from Hollywood superhero movie cast Photo Source: BBC

According to reports, the actress only found out about the incident after the news broke. It was gathered that the actress never acknowledged the news on any of her social media platforms because it was not true.

The Avengers Infinity War is the first time all the heroes from Marvel comics would appear together in a movie. It is regarded as one of the biggest Marvel movies due to the fact that the movie would feature several superheroes from different franchises from Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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5 Artists who should drop an Album this Year. 

In an era where we have been plagued with noisy balderdash accompanied with one-sided meaningful nonsense, I dare say it won’t hurt for consumers of GOOD music to be treated well this year with what can only better uplift the spirit of many and cause others to have a rethink about the kind of music they imbibe into their system.

Without further Ado, let’s dive right into the 5 artistes who should drop an album this year.

The list is in no particular order.

M.I

Taking into consideration the breadth of rap music in 2017, M.I did the one thing any intellectual rapper would drop a track that would irk the soul of the few who still believes they are indeed rappers. Despite his last major work being in 2016, M.I has not for a second forgotten what real music should be about and feel like, well we all can testify with YOU RAPPERS SHOULD FIX YOUR LIFE. This is one artiste never afraid to intellectually spit bars on stimulating and daring topics. He has an ear for beats that oozes greatness and uses this ear to create music for both sane and insane mind. M.I has been blasted for daring to make rap a commercial genre, but if we really think about it, isn’t this just about what everyone needs; brilliant lyrics laced with groovy beats? Honestly, M.I has avoided us long enough, it’s about time for some good music sir!

Adekunle Gold

This gem of an artiste wowed millions with his debut album GOLD and even as he did not really garner a new audience to his teeming fanbase due to his decision to not tweak his music in a way that would drag non-believers to his realm, he did a marvelous job. Adekunle Gold has continued to effortless soothe our souls with his incomparable and with the array of flamboyant trash being peddled in the music industry today, it’s about time for just another dose of medicine from this fine ass artiste.

Kiss Daniel

Phew! He finally exited a label that reportedly forbade him from collaborating with other acts except for the redundant ones on the label, if anyone claims to be overjoyed about this move, I TOPE DELANO top this class. A human filled with blinding illuminating talent, an ear for what both sane and insane mind needs and just the most somewhat husky yet mesmerizing vocals to communicate these attributes, Kiss Daniel most def’ tops the list of the few we are expecting an album from in 2018.

Vector

Let me start this way…..I am not a fan of the last album LAFIAJI am not, the reason he needs to bring back the Vector we all got to know years back and fell in love with. This is an act that has a hold on the art of painting beautiful pictures with poignant statements. This cerebral rapper has an untold ability in abstract lyricism made even more beautiful by his penchant for the use of metaphors and puns when spitting. Madness they say is the pleasure of the unseen, Vector’s music is the unseen for many of us.

Davido

Need I say more about this act. From DAMIDURO to FIA, Davido has done an amazing job staying in all our consciousness with mind-blowing singles that have found their ways across the shores of the nation. Despite having put all our hearts on hold with his yet to be released second album, this artiste still churns out music to the delight of millions. Dear Davido, it won’t do you any harm to release that album this year.Here is our 5 artistes who we wish would drop an album this year.

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5 Artists who should drop an Album this Year. 

In an era where we have been plagued with noisy balderdash accompanied with one-sided meaningful nonsense, I dare say it won’t hurt for consumers of GOOD music to be treated well this year with what can only better uplift the spirit of many and cause others to have a rethink about the kind of music they imbibe into their system.

Without further Ado, let’s dive right into the 5 artistes who should drop an album this year.

The list is in no particular order.

M.I

Taking into consideration the breadth of rap music in 2017, M.I did the one thing any intellectual rapper would drop a track that would irk the soul of the few who still believes they are indeed rappers. Despite his last major work being in 2016, M.I has not for a second forgotten what real music should be about and feel like, well we all can testify with YOU RAPPERS SHOULD FIX YOUR LIFE. This is one artiste never afraid to intellectually spit bars on stimulating and daring topics. He has an ear for beats that oozes greatness and uses this ear to create music for both sane and insane mind. M.I has been blasted for daring to make rap a commercial genre, but if we really think about it, isn’t this just about what everyone needs; brilliant lyrics laced with groovy beats? Honestly, M.I has avoided us long enough, it’s about time for some good music sir!

Adekunle Gold

This gem of an artiste wowed millions with his debut album GOLD and even as he did not really garner a new audience to his teeming fanbase due to his decision to not tweak his music in a way that would drag non-believers to his realm, he did a marvelous job. Adekunle Gold has continued to effortless soothe our souls with his incomparable and with the array of flamboyant trash being peddled in the music industry today, it’s about time for just another dose of medicine from this fine ass artiste.

Kiss Daniel

Phew! He finally exited a label that reportedly forbade him from collaborating with other acts except for the redundant ones on the label, if anyone claims to be overjoyed about this move, I TOPE DELANO top this class. A human filled with blinding illuminating talent, an ear for what both sane and insane mind needs and just the most somewhat husky yet mesmerizing vocals to communicate these attributes, Kiss Daniel most def’ tops the list of the few we are expecting an album from in 2018.

Vector

Let me start this way…..I am not a fan of the last album LAFIAJI am not, the reason he needs to bring back the Vector we all got to know years back and fell in love with. This is an act that has a hold on the art of painting beautiful pictures with poignant statements. This cerebral rapper has an untold ability in abstract lyricism made even more beautiful by his penchant for the use of metaphors and puns when spitting. Madness they say is the pleasure of the unseen, Vector’s music is the unseen for many of us.

Davido

Need I say more about this act. From DAMIDURO to FIA, Davido has done an amazing job staying in all our consciousness with mind-blowing singles that have found their ways across the shores of the nation. Despite having put all our hearts on hold with his yet to be released second album, this artiste still churns out music to the delight of millions. Dear Davido, it won’t do you any harm to release that album this year.Here is our 5 artistes who we wish would drop an album this year.

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Stephanie Coker Media character’s husband stays in jail

Stephanie Coker’s husband, Olumide Aderinokun remains to be in jail custody as he’s but to fulfill his bail situations.

It could be recalled that he was arraigned earlier than Chief Magistrate Olufolake Oshin on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, on an eight-count cost of conspiracy, forgery, stealing and property fraud on parcels of land in Lekki Peninsula, Linda Ikeji reported.


It was alleged that the accused obtained a sum of N18 million below false pretence from a girl named Jumoke Fola-Alade in February 2016.


 


The cost towards him maintained that he “converted a piece of land measuring approximately 1764.44 square metres situate at Plot 7B, Block CBD.1, Lekki Peninsula Scheme 1, Eti Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State, property of Ocean Trust Limited for your own use and to the use of others, and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 287 of the Criminal Law Cap C17, Vol. 3, Laws of Lagos State, 2015.”

Just after Olumide was arrested and remanded in jail custody, his spouse, Stephanie Coker. The occasion noticed a really excited Stephanie Coker interacting and making the celebrities on the crimson carpet have a pleasant expertise.

Coker who regarded smashing in her outfit did not present any signal of ‘bother in paradise’ apparently simply doing her job like the professional we all know her to be.

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Top 10 Comedians That Made It With Online Videos 2017 [Must See]

See Top 10 Nigerian comedians that ​use the power of a short 15 minute clip to change the game in the comedy industry is quite impressive. These young talents have defined how instrumental comedians are to the success story of the art/entertainment. Much so that most of them have used their talents to bring smiles to the faces of millions of Nigerians. As a result of this, these comedians have crossed over from making hilarious skits on the internet to the real stage. NET brings you a list of Top 10 Instagram comedians who are giving mainstream comedians a run for their money

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Craze clown

Craze Clown

Medical doctor by day, comedian by night. Crazeclown gathered over 1 million followers far back as 2015 when Instagram videos were just 15-second skits. The resident doctor in the US offers undiluted comedy as Baba Ade. He once revealed that he faced the task of finding balance between his craft and his studies while managing with the loss of his father in 2005

Oluwakaponeski

He disguises as the character Mama Tobi. Oluwakaponeski as he is fondly called, is a delight anytime. A quality which distinguishes him is his ability to switch between different characters at anytime.


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Woli arole

Woli Arole
From his artistry to passion for selfies, Woli Arole registered his image in the mindset of people with his hilarious videos. He began preaching and prophesying unto people’s lives and has continued to use his comedy as a means to reach thousands of people on the internet.


Wofai Ifada
At a first glance, Wofai comes across as a regular girl you meet on a normal day. But her striking story lines and videos get her over 200,000 views per post on Instagram. She is not only a comedian. Her talent spans through different fields in the industry. Asides from been a comedian, She is also an actress and an event compere.



Twyse
The name Ereme Abraham might not ring a bell but once you mention Twyse, comedy enthusiasts but burst into laughter because of his comedy skits. Twyse is currently the only comedian that makes skits with five characters, all in one video. He once revealed that online comedy made him a superstar of some sort. “Because of my videos, I can’t even go to the market, train station or walk on the street in peace” Twyse said

Maraji
Through her smooth mimicking skills, Maraji launched some of her videos into the online space. Her potentials are limitless and she is definitely a face to look out for in the entertainment industry.

Chief Obi

Chief Obi describes himself as a ‘professional mad man’ and he actually personifies this through his hilarious skits, Chief Obi rose through Instagram comedy to performing at most glamorous shows in the UK.

Josh2funny 

A pioneer when it comes to singing amusing covers of the most popular songs on the globe, Comedian, Josh2funny began by just playing a character ‘Agatha’ 2014. In a short while, Josh2funny began to gain prominence. Today, his unique videos are known for creating buzz and serious engagement on Instagram.

Ogben Adan 

 Baba Adan is a torn in the flesh of his son Adan, but in real life, he is a sweetheart to lovers of comedy. His signature is simply a cutlass, a purple old school Agbada and a yellow cap. The skit maker who is currently a student of theatre Arts from Babcock University is growing to become a superstar with a strong influence on today’s comedy scene.

Slkomedy 

Most of his fans call him witty and spontaneous. Slkomedy is not your regular comedian, this is because of his smart and unique use of words which leave his fans reeling with laughter.

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Yomi Casual Comes Out With Some Mad Men Fashion Styles Again [ Must See]

Very often among fashion lovers you will hear people say that how a person dresses says a lot about who he/she is.

The right outfit will make you look brighter and even make you feel happier. People will notice you much more especially if you are seen wearing one of Yomi casual latest designs. 

So check out these last fashion creations for men and women by the famous fashion designer, Yomi Casual!

Yomi Casual Comes Out With Some Mad Men Fashion Styles Again
Yomi Casual Fashion Styles

Nigerian native attire – where does Yomi Casual get inspiration?

Despite the challenges we face, Nigerians always want to look good. They want to be admired.

In recent years fashion photographers all around the world have an increased interest in street fashion in developing countries. You can often see a lot of fashion photos from the streets of Nigeria.

Traditional clothes

When it comes to the true traditional outfits in Nigeria, men wear a wide spacious cape (cape) over a t-shirt. While women wear blouses (Buba) and wrapper or skirt. They also wear a headdress which is called the “gele”.

Nigerian gele – a headgear which is simply a piece of cloth wrapped around a head is one of the most colorful elements of women’s clothing.

A woman would often wear gele as a way to beautifully complement her outfit when attending an occasion. The style of tying it on the head can get so intricate that it might even need another person’s help.

European clothing is also popular, especially in the cities.

Nigerian native attire styles

Attend a typical Nigerian wedding and you will get to witness some impressive styles. Whether it is a religious party, an official reception or simply a birthday, Nigerians would always look great and festive.

Yomi Casual designs

The world of fashion improves every day. We can all watch as famous designers create something unique and stylish. Yomi Casual is one of them. He creates the most beautiful and charming attires for Nigerians.

People all over the world applaud him for his creativity.

Yomi Casual is a Nigerian fashion designer, who mostly makes clothes for men. But he also creates absolutely beautiful clothes for women. A few of them can be seen here.

Yomi Casual latest designs

The new collection of the fashion brand Yomi Casual is quite impressive. Just look at some of them and you will be awed.

Men’s fashion trend is represented by its unisex collection of shirt dresses and shirts.

The designer was very imaginative during the creation of his collection. He wanted to create the most elite designs for his clients. Yomi Casual experimented with fabrics of different colors – from warm to cold. He used velvet and linen fabrics.

We can definitely say it is a fantastic job.

The unisex collection composes of 16 pieces of clothing. There are bishops and classic collared shirts.

The collection also composes:

– patterned;

– plain;

– striped shirts;

– buttoned down shirts.

Yomi also created a big variety of shirt dresses for Nigerian women.

The creative head of the brand, Yomi Makun, said this is aimed at changing their style. Before this collection, they created clothes only for men. He explained that their brand wanted to create beauties from traditional attire. That’s why Yomi Casual decided to create special and unique clothes.

People can combine these shirts with formal pants, ripped jeans and other accessories.

The collection also consists of shorts, sportswear, and heels. That is because Yomi doesn’t want his customers to wear shirts with boring articles of clothing.

Yomi Casual designs for ladies

Here you can see different types of shirt dresses for the ladies. They look stunning in such outfitss. It is both common and stylish.

Thanks to the Yomi Casual new unisex collection, ladies and gentlemen get to look perfect. They radiate self-confidence! Everyone should try this new style and they will look fantastic.


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