Saturday, 30 April 2016

Meet Anuoluwapo Adebanjo who designed for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on her 90th birthday.

A Nigerian baker, Anuoluwapo Adebanjo of Edible Spices pastry shop and events designed the 90th birthday bake for the British High Commission in Lagos. The cake which has been featured on a number of sites with photos of Nigerian celebrities and most influential people has being causing a debate on social media: “Who developed it? A very excited and appreciative Anu shared the story behind the cake and how she was consulted with.


“YOU are not man that YOU should lie…over 10 years ago, God gave me a dream bigger than my capacity, I have never tried to figure it out, I serve a great and mighty God, I just knew I had to wait for the right time… He told me I won’t have to beg for it, neither will I pay my way to success(and my pride began, yes I’m proud, I have the backing of the Greatest God) all I needed to do was just to rest and believe in his mighty words. I have been told severally to send cake samples to some celebrities for hype(yes it’s good when you are building a brand) but I don’t believe in it, I believe if my work is good enough, with God, kings, celebrities will sought after my brand not for self pity (if I have to send to a top person I admire, i’ll do with no strings attached, I do some anonymously anyways, you might be the next person..lol)

Friday, 29 April 2016

Mike Bamiloye Set To Launch 1st Christian Movie Channel In Africa and Europe "Mount Zion Television"



Mike Bamiloye has announced the official launch of Nigeria’s first Christian Movie Channel, which will be known as Mount Zion TV (MZTV).


Describing the station as the first Christian movie channel to come up in Africa or Europe, Bamiloye also said there would be 12 movies in 24 hours.

The Mount Zion Film Productions attempted its first full-length film production in the year 1985 titled "Secrets of The Devil". 

In 1994, one of its most popular films "The Ultimate Power" was shot. Its other productions include "Ide Esu" (The Devil's Bondage);"The Great Mistake", "The Fruitless Tree", the Haunting Shadows", "Blood on the Altar"The Forgotten Ones","One Careless Night" "Captives of the Mighty" among others.

Officially set to kick off on May 1 2016




Funmi’s Brand New Single “Ololufe” (My Love) Will Be Released On May 1st


Funmi’s brand new single “Ololufe” which means “My Love” will be released on May 1st with an online worldwide competition.

 “Ololufe” is a song which expresses love, appreciation and devotion between couples , reminding them about their vows, and supporting them to make their marriages work hence promoting a healthier community. ‘Ololufe’ is also an inspiring song to young adults who intend to walk down the aisle someday.


To celebrate couples, Funmi will be launching an online worldwide competition, which will kick off on May 1st on  www.ololufeblog.com. The winner will be awarded a cash prize of 1,000 US dollars. Watch out for www.ololufeblog.com from 1st of May for more details about the competition!



Thursday, 28 April 2016

Register For W.TEC’s Digital Marketing Workshop For Professional Business Women | 4th & 5th May

The W.TEC Digital Marketing Workshop will give you the opportunity to learn, how to drive online traffic to your business and also learn, how to attract the attention of desired organizations to your work experience.

In a world where current Women Entrepreneurs, Aspiring Entrepreneurs and Prospective Employee Entrepreneur need to create a unique system of Marketing that approaches the Customer from a complete service point of view that enables their businesses or service/product offering remain relevant in the minds of their current and future customers…

Using the tools of Digital Story Telling, Digital Media Channels such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter including Business Productivity Tools can be a game changer for so many women out there seeking opportunities to retain current customers and expand further to accommodate new customers..

Learn this at the Women Technology Empowerment Centre Digital Marketing Workshop for Professional Business Women, Aspiring Entrepreneurs and Employee-Entrepreneurs.

The best knowledge in Digital and Social Media Marketing will be espoused at this workshop.

The workshop is scheduled as follows:
Date: May 4th & 5th 2016
Venue: Sabo, Yaba
Time: 9:00 am

To register , click on this link: http://bit.ly/1SbYVQp
Registration Fee is N5,000 (Covers Feeding, Learning Materials and Certificate for the two days)
Deadline for registration and payment confirmation: Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Call or email W.TEC for further information: 08086034420, elda@w-teconline.org
Please pass along information to other women in your Network!



"Africa Hype Market" Second Edition Set To Hold May 1, 2016


Are you an entrepreneurs or small business owner? here is another chance to promote your goods and services at the second edition of the pop up market event tagged Africa Hype Market at Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island, Lagos with 50+ amazing vendors including BuyMyLuxOriki SpaCold Stone CreameryLotus at PattayaNubian Roots,The Love Box CompanySandritou AccessoriesFrollyPopsLizzie’s Closet,Polygon Sports and many more!

Make sure you participate in the fun #AHMInstaFamousContest by taking a picture in front of our backdrop banner, post on your IG with the hashtags#AfricaHypeMarket#LotusAtPattaya, and #AHMInstaFamousContest and get as many likes as you can!
The Most InstaFamous person with the highest number of likes will win a Romantic dinner for 2 with free cocktails @LotusatPattaya 30, Adeola Hopewell, Victoria Island, Lagos.
They are still open to bookings/sponsorship and offering all vendors a very special discount! Email: Millie@AfricaHypeMarket.com Call: 07034141828 Instagram: @AfricaHypeMarket




Impact Africa Conference 2016 I 30th April to 2nd May I




IMPACT AFRICA CONFERENCE 2016; an inspired initiative of The Capstone (Church Without Walls) Yaba, Lagos in collaboration with Global Leadership Network, USA. It is going to be a three day life-transforming and destiny-changing dominion conference.So finally it is your time to advance

Conference Speakers are internationally acclaimed Christian Leaders: Bishop Tudor Bismark (Zimbabwe), Dr. Martin Williams (USA) and Pastors Tokunbo and Funmi Johnson (Host).

Special music appearances includes Frank Edwards, Arewa of Project Fame, HenriSoul and the prestigious Lagos Mainland Community Choir (LMCC) among others.

The conference is scheduled as follows:

Venue: The Church Auditorium, 360 Muritala Mohammed Way, by Yaba Bus-Stop.

Time Schedule:
Saturday, April 30th @ 12pm.
Sunday, May1st @ 8am and @ 5pm (LMCC concert).
Monday May 2nd (Public Holiday) @ 9am–4pm.

For more details visit www.thecapstoneonline.com or send a message to 0807 748 222 or e-mail us at helpdesk@thecapstoneonline.com



Damijo Efe Young Releases The Trailer For His New Movie 'Love Is A Prank'.


Damijo Efe Young releases the trailer for his new movie 'Love is a Prank'. 

Produced by Damijo Efe Young and C.J Akpofure, Directed by Damijo Efe Young, It stars IK Ogbonna, Hannah Ojo, Daniel Lloyd, Okonedo Omokaro, Angela Philips, Theresa Dickson,

Watch the trailer below:



Watch Segun Arinze, Paul Utomi & Emem Eto In A Short Film 'One Bright Morning'


The founder of Conscience Alive Foundation, Aniebiet Francis releases the the short film 'One Bright Morning' for her Every Seconds Count Campaign. 

According to WHO , Nigeria has the highest fatalities from road traffic crashes, making it the third highest cause of death in the country...ONE BRIGHT MORNING is a short film that highlights dangers of misplaced priorities at accident scenes...identify your misplaced priority in this movie

ONE BRIGHT MORNING stars Segun Arinze, Paul Utomi, Emem Eto, Racheal Emem Isaac, Folasade Abimbola,

Watch the Full short film Here:






Movie Alert: Watch Kiki Omeili, Femi Jacobs and Shaffy Bello In “Moth To A Flame” Trailer



“Moth To A Flame” was written by JP Wordsmith and revolves around a young man who met and fell in love with a female taxi driver.

Produced by One Soul Music Film with executive producer Ideh Chukwuma Innocent, stars Kiki Omeili, Femi Jacobs, Shaffy Bello, Lisa Henry Omorodion, Paul Utomi and more.

Watch the trailer Here:




Watch Deyemi Okanlawon & Chelsea Eze In “It’s About Your Husband” Trailer



It’s About Your Husband”  tells the story of Kayode.
Kayode thinks he can eat his cake and have it by keeping two beautiful women, one as wife and the other as girlfriend. But when the two girls coincidentally meet and bond, his life becomes a living hell.

It’s About Your Husband” is a movie directed by Bunmi Ajakaiye and produced by Uduak Isong Oguamanamstars Yemi Blaq, Deyemi Okanlanwon, Chelsea Eze, Tamara Eteimo, Uzor Arukwe, Funny Bone, Bimbo Ademoye and more 

Watch the trailer below.





Studio Session Tips: The Importance Of A Neat And Tidy Fade


Do you use fades in your work? If you work in radio or TV sound, you'll use them all the time. They had better be neat! 

This isn't about fading out the end of a song. It's about making sure that a piece of audio is neat and tidy, as pro work should be.
Let's suppose for instance that you are given a perfect recording of speech to top and tail. (That means cutting out any preamble and postamble, leaving only the wanted material.) The recording is super-clean and super-quiet. So all you have to do is cut it at the beginning, and cut it after the last syllable has ceased to sound. Easy-peasy, no fading required.

But suppose that there is some background noise. Perhaps the piece was recorded in a public place for instance. There are two possibilities...
The first possibility is that the background is low enough in level that the speech completely masks it. Since normal speech is full of gaps, you'll hear the background then, but not when the person is actually producing sound.
Topping is usually easy in any situation - just cut as close as you can to the opening syllable.
At the end however, what you need is a very quick fade that 'chases down' the last syllable as it ends, in terms of the speed of the decay and the shape of the delay curve. Some experimentation might be necessary but the aim is to completely remove any trace of background at the end, without losing one iota of the speech. This would also apply if the recording venue was quiet, but there was some electronically-generated noise for whatever reason.


It might be the case however that the background is audible throughout. Clearly this isn't ideal, but in the professional world you often have to deal with imperfect source material.
In this case a quick fade is not the best solution. The listener will have gotten used to the background throughout the duration of the piece, and fading too quickly will simply draw attention to it.
The solution here is to hold the level for a short period - probably less than a second - after the last syllable, then fade out gracefully taking around another second to do so. Adjust the timings to taste.
Sometimes perfection is unachievable. But professionalism in audio always is. Keep the pleasure of the listener in mind above all else and you won't go wrong.


Thanks Guys and always remember to keep the creativity perfected. 
- Steve Aluko


Friday, 22 April 2016

AFRIFF CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR 2016 FESTIVAL



The 6th Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), A platform that seeks to give expression to African cinema by recognising and rewarding excellence in the industry, will hold its 6th edition between the 13th and 19th of November in Nigeria.


Eligible films must have been produced after January 1, 2015 and preference will be given to films which are yet to be screened globally or in Africa. Categories for entry include Feature, Short, Documentary and Animation with monetary award prizes.

Esther Is Out With The Visuals To Her Hit Single " AGBARA JESU "

Esther is out with the visuals to her hit single titled Agbara Jesu.

Esther Osaji is a spirit filled woman who loves to worship and sing praises to The Lord God Almighty; this she translates in her songs. 
In 2015 with guidance of the Holy Spirit she decided to start up a career as a recording gospel artist. Her debut single, “Agbara Jesu” is still enjoying massive airplay on radio stations Nationwide and Internationally.

Agbara Jesu is a song that talks about the supreme Power of Jesus Christ and absolute Dominion over all things.

Watch The Video Here:




Watch Wale Ojo, Empress Njamah, Tamara Eteimo In “The Good Samaritan” New Trailer


The movie is directed by Shittu Taiwo and we see Wale Ojo playing the role of a good Samaritan to a young troubled girl

The Good Samaritan stars Wale Ojo, Tamara Eteimo, Chucks Chykeand Ogechi Peters 

Watch the official Here




A Guide To Professional Audio Practices By Steve Aluko

Well-ordered endeavors begin at the beginning… or so the story goes. So that’s where we’ll start this new series.
The first thing that the audio professional must do—long before imagining the purchase or rental of enticing new equipment and visualizing him/herself behind the console mixing an exciting presentation—is to back up and think carefully about how to best serve the client’s needs.

As audio practitioners we are, after all, a service organization. While we rely heavily on making intelligent use of the best selection of equipment that’s available to us, the skills and abilities we bring to the table are what sets one audio practitioner apart from another.
Anyone can buy equipment—given adequate finances—but not everyone can optimally utilize that equipment, work supportively with talent and production staff, and end the day with an exemplary outcome for the audience and the other stakeholders.
Let’s take a pragmatic look at what’s involved in this profession. Almost everything you’ll ever do in sound can be broken into four foundational elements.

Take a moment to ponder on them:
• Electrical
• Mechanical
• Acoustical 
• Operational


Working backwards, Operational covers items like planning the system in relation to budgetary restrictions, getting the system transported and installed in a timely manner; interfacing with other trades such as broadcast, video, rigging, carpentry, lighting, back line folks; accommodating the needs of the talent; mixing the event; having adequate spare equipment available; and much more as we’ll see as this series progresses.
Acoustical refers to the art and craft of making great sound in the specific environment you’ll be working in. Acoustical considerations encompass the understanding of loudspeaker characteristics, optimal speaker placement, possible acoustical treatment (especially applicable in fixed installations), and all else that goes into making sound the best it can be.
The venue may change from day to day if you’re on tour, or it might remain stable for many years to come if you’re the resident engineer in a concert hall, house of worship, or other fixed installation environment, but there’s always more to learn, adjust, and accomplish to make each show better than the previous one.
Mechanical is all about how you’re going to package the necessary equipment to get to and from the gig, hang the loudspeakers in the air, run the cabling, ensure that safety requirements are met, and still have time to deal with the other elements.
Electrical is where it all comes together from a functional standpoint. The successful sound practitioner must understand how to power the system, what to do to move signals from one point to another without buzz, hum, or other interference, and how to keep the lead singer from frying his or her lips when touching the microphone due to improper grounding. Without an understanding of Electrical, there will be no show, even if the other three elements have been brilliantly managed.
With this in mind we’ll address each topic in this series by looking at the four elements holistically. Sometimes Mechanical, for example, might require only a sentence or two. Other times, it might comprise the crux of the matter.

To be continued......
Until next time… Thanks Guys and always remember to keep the creativity perfected.



Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Video Alert: P.U Featuring Talented Music Producer Kelly Lyon In "Champions"





"CHAMPIONS" by gospel artist P.U featuring talented music producer and recording artist Kelly Lyon

The video “Champions” became one of the most anticipated videos this month after the both artists announced that the video will show cameo appearances of major gospel music celebrities such as Sinach, Eben, Ada, Joepraize, Jahdiel, Martin Phike, Frank Edwards, and more.

Watch Video Below:



“Happiness Is A Four Letter Word” In Box Office.


“Happiness Is A Four Letter Word” was released in February 2016 and has been doing well at the box office. The movie directed by Thabang Moleya.

Synopsis
“Happiness Is A Four Letter Word tells the story of the lives of three African women who are living their dreams. These women include actress Mmabatho Montsho (who plays the character of Nandi, a legal counselor and compulsive perfectionist), Khanyi Mbau (whose character is Zaza, a go-getter who carries on with the high life as a trophy wife) and Renate Stuurman (whose character is called Princess, a trendsetting owner of an art gallery). While each of these three backing one another and have all that they could request, they discover that total happiness goes beyond amassing of material belongings.
Nandi is on the fast track to being made partner at her law firm and is engaged to emerging entrepreneur, Thomas. Zaza is a trophy wife to the wealthy and successful property developer Bheki. And Princess is the celebrated owner of one of the trendiest art gallery in town, and is living with her sexy and talented boyfriend, Leo. But things aren’t what they seem.
The Movie stars Ghanaian actor Chris Attoh, Tongayi chirisa, Richard Lukunku, renate Stuurman, Mmabatho Montsho 

Watch The Trailer Below



Watch Alexx Ekubo, Dakore Akande, Osas Ajibade, Eku Edewor in “Entreat” Movie Trailer


Entreat is set to premiere on the 29th april 2016

Entreat is a story that reveals the daily challenges of young adults in a dynamic society like ours, and the individual strategy people employ to overcome these challenges.

Synopsis
Sharon is a young executive who owns a budding consultancy firm in Lagos. She is in an open secret relationship with Tunde, a colleague.  After a night out together, they had an argument over who should have settled the bill and the argument resulted in a quarrel which took Tunde away from the office and separated them for some days. In a bid to resolve the issue, Sharon went to Tunde’s house and there she stumbled on Tunde going out in company of another lady. As she moves to take her belongings from Tunde’s house, she finds something captivating and interesting…a script; which Tunde has been working on privately. The script became the film as Sharon reads and gets engrossed in it. The script is a story of four friends; Michael, Segun, Muyiwa and Charles, who are in different challenging relationships. Each relationship has peculiar issues with everyone trying hard to protect personal interest regardless of who is hurt.

Entreat stars  Dakore Akande, Osas Ajibade, Eku Edewor, Alexx Ekubo, Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi, Wale Ojo, Wole Ojo, Stephanie Coker, Zainab Balogun, Femi Jacobs, Kemi Lala Akindoju, Kunle Coker, Bade Smart, Lolo Eremie, Queen Ahneva Ahneva, Bryan Okwara, Sadiq Daba and more.

Watch the Trailer below.





In The Studio: 10 Top Reasons Why Music Is Compressed By Steve Aluko

It’s the top 10 reasons why music is compressed today.

As you’ll see, there are a lot of things in the list that make sense.
With all the talk about hypercompression (over-compression), we tend to forget that people really do like the sound of compression.
It’s just when it’s used to excess that engineers and listeners alike take offense.
That said, take a look at the top 10 list.

10: Compression is part of the sound of contemporary music. Completely uncompressed music would sound lifeless and boring to most listeners. They crave more energy than unprocessed sound offers.

9: Louder music, even if it’s just slightly louder, almost always sounds better than quieter music.

8: Most music is listened to in the background to accompany some other activity like working, reading exercising, driving, or cooking. When you’re doing something else, uncompressed music’s constantly shifting volume level would be an annoyance.

7: When listening in shuffle mode, there’s a good chance you’ll skip over the quieter songs to get to the next tune. Record producers live in fear of a mix that’s too quiet.

6: In the days before CD mastering, engineers needed to boost the quietest sounds to keep them above the LP’s noise floor, and reduce the loudest sounds volume level to keep the “needle” in the groove. Digital didn’t have those problems, but we still wound up with CDs that have less soft-to-loud dynamic range than LPs.

5: Engineers like using different types of compression to create new sounds to catch the ear. There’s nothing wrong with that.

4: People so rarely listen to music in quiet surroundings, they need compression to keep music loud enough to be heard over the noise.

3: If people really didn’t like compression, they would stop buying/listening to compressed music (see No. 1).

2: People mistake compression for dynamics; when all the sounds are loud and “punchy,” it’s called “dynamic.” Naturally dynamic music lacks the kick of a compressed mix.

1: Audiophiles like to complain about compressed music, but they actually prefer it.
Any additional inputs? Kindly plug them into the available comments channels below. 

Thanks Guys and always remember to keep the creativity perfected.



Monday, 18 April 2016

Watch " Give Me A Spouse Or I Die" Premiere Video @ Silverbird VI, Lagos







"YCBS" Business Summit For Young CEOs hold In Abuja April 22 and 23



Young CEO’s Business Summit 2016 to hold in Abuja April 22 and 23, 2016.

YCBS Abuja-Nigeria 2016 will over 200 young entrepreneurs from West Africa and those from Nigeria to discuss the theme "Promoting Nigeria’s non-Oil sector & stimulating her SMEs for inclusive growth: the new paradigm".
This edition is special as it focuses on promoting Africa’s non-Oil sector and showcasing SME’s capable of creating many jobs thereby proffering solution to unemployment challenges in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
The commitment is that this summit will help encourage and empower the SMEs sector with relevant skills, funding, partnerships and important information necessary to improve their capacity as they embark on their entrepreneurial journey.
The first panel on the session captioned “Launching a new enterprise” features Rich Tanksley, Head of Pulse as a panelist with Andre Blaze, media bigwig as moderator. 
The submodules to be discussed are:
1. Business models that worked.
2. Developing a viable Business plan.
3. Productivity and Business Management.
4. Boosting your confidence to do Business in different Cultures and Markets.
Partnering with the organisers on this edition are; Institutes of Leadership & Management ILMForbes MagazineAim higher Africa and Femaz Microfinance bank amongst others.
The events schedule is as follows:
21st April 2016- Welcome cocktail 8pm-10pm (Harrow Park Gulf club)
22nd April 2016, - Summit proper & Pitching session (10am-4pm)
23rd April, 2016, - Summit, Award conferment & Pitch Prize presentation (4pm-8pm)
Other features at the summit include;
- Networking Session/Breakfast Meeting
- Sector by sector specialized Business Strategy sessions
- Key Note Presentations
- Panel Discussions
- Idea pitching session (SMEs Challenge contest)
- Inspire: Expert Panel Q&A Sessions
- CEO Global Awards (conferment)
- Exhibition
For more information, visit  YCBS 


Movie Alert: Watch Adunni Ade and Yomi Black In A New Movie Trailer “Bandits”.


Four successful Bandits get information to steal priceless information from a history professor at the University of Lagos.
 
After the successful heist, the Bandits find out the information they stole was a setup from the Godfather of the underworld "Fasundeen".

Fasundeen is a modern day jazzman with access to information on the value of different ancient artifacts, he is in search of the the most valuable artifact of all “The staff of Oromiyan"

The Staff radiates enough energy to power engines and nuclear plants. Mosunmola Omo Eleriyo Adigun, (Fasundeen’s sister and representative) delivers a cold and deadly message to the bandits from Fansudeen.
 
He (Fansudeen) expects them to find the location of the staff, while he holds on to one of their family member as leverage.


The movie stars Yomi Black, Adunni Ade, Timini Egbuson, Elma GodwinBarrak UcheBabajide Ayinde and Lanre Tyson, was written by Black and Brandon Jose.

Watch The Trailer Below:





Friday, 15 April 2016

" DELUDED " See Pictures of Stan Nze, Angelina Ibeh, Tosin Adefisayo and Sayo Aluko On The Movie Set


Stan Nze and Angelina Ibeh will be featuring in Sayo Alukos’ new film “DELUDED”.

The film was shot in Lagos Nigeria.  “DELUDED” written and directed by Sayo Aluko. It’s yet to be revealed when the Short film is making its debut. 
“DELUDED” follows the story of a couple Tunde(Stan Nze) and Helen(Tosin Adefisayo) in several miscarriages. Helen later discovers a long secret from her mother-In-law(Angelica Ibeh) after the last miscarriage. Story of Love, deception and Power. 

The upcoming Short movie will also star Tosin Adefisayo, Stella Aluko and Sayo Aluko Produced by Ruggedboots Production. Filmmaker, Sayo Aluko has shared a behind the scenes clip from the new movie. Watch below:



























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