Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Watch Video of "OMOBAORUN" 20Years on Stage, Album and Musical Equipment Launch


 

"OMOBAORUN" is a gifted singer and he has put that to use within the past 20 years to become a trio of things – Minister, Entertainer, Statesman.
Watch the launch video above.. 



The Media Release of the film "Bloodlines" Is Set To Hold @ Civic Centre, Victoria Island on June 16,


The movie is a collaboration between Nollywood and Hollywood, and stars Lynne Whitfield,  Billy Dee Williams, Brian Hooks, Pascal Atuma, Oscar Atuma, among others.

The Media Release party of the film "Bloodlines" is set to hold at Civic Centre, Victoria Island on June 16. 

Senator Ben Murray Bruce has been announced as the Special Guest of Honor, while Honorable Richard Mofe Damijo will be the guest of Honor. 
Comedian Ali Baba will be the host of the night. Also, popular musician KCEE is expected to entertain the guests which will comprise of Majid Michel, Tchidi Chikere, Ramsey Nouah, Ini Edo, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Kunle Afolanya , Lancelot Imaseun, Zeb Ejiro, Nuella Njubigbo, Annie Macauley Idibia, Joseph Benjamin, Stephanie Okereke, Omoni Oboli among others.
Pascal Atuma Film, "Blood Lines" is about a mid-level African American gangster, Stanley, whose chance meeting with the beautiful Lily, causes him to risk everything just to be with her. Instantly smitten with Lily, Stanley pursues this woman who has captivated his imagination.
There are just two small problems: Stanley’s lifestyle does not allow for real relationships. Still, the chance to have real love is strong and he is prepared to risk it all for the chance to be with Lily. Can Stanley and Lily overcome the worlds they live in to find true love? Or, will it cost them everything?
Directed by Pascal Atuma and produced by Dr Oscar Atuma and Pascal Atuma, the movie is executive produced by Walter Ojimba and Ujunwa Walter Ojimba. Screenplay was by Bill Lee Brown and Chika Alakwe.
"Blood Lines" is screening nationwide as from June 17 and is being distributed in West Africa by SilverBird Distribution.
Watch Trailer:




Check Out The Full list of Nominees For Prestige Nigeria Education Awards (PNEA) 2016


The team leader for the #PNEA2016, Debo Olowu, officially made the announcement and the details of the awards are as follows:
Date: Wednesday, June 15th 2016
Time: Blue Carpet starts at 12:00 Noon.
Venue: Classique Event Place, 7a, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos
Attendance: Strictly by Invitation

The Prestige Nigeria Education Awards is a call for recognition and reward reshaping the Nigerian educational sector, setting the pace and tone, filling a vacuum long overdue, repositioning the educational sector in a standpoint of strength that supports other sector and debunking the false impression of weakness, decay and ineptitude.

Producers of "Gidi Blues" Have Announced The Movie Premiere Date - June 4, 2016


Producers of the movie "Gidi Blues" have announced that the movie will premiere on June 4, 2016.

GIDI BLUES showcases Lagos city and the unique energy of its people. “Las GIDI” is the affectionate nickname of this unpredictable city where anything can happen…and it often does

Akin is an indulged playboy from an affluent family who accidentally meets an interesting beauty in an unpredictable place.

Nkem is a beautiful, confident but unusual young lady who devotes herself to her work as a community volunteer in the belly of the city’s worst slum.
Their encounter drags Akin into a whirlwind experience that unravels his world.
Produced and directed by Femi Odugbemi, the movie stars Gideon Okeke, Hauwa Allahbura, Lepacious Bose, Daniel Lloyd, Nancy Isime, Bukky Wright, Tina Mba, Segun Obadare-Akpata, Toyin Oshinaike, William Ekpo
Watch The trailer Here



Kiki Omeili Has Released Her Debut Short Film "Unprotected." To celebrate Her New Age,




To celebrate her new age, the actress has released her debut short film "Unprotected."

"Unprotected" is a short film directed by Stanlee Ohikhuare, Written and produced by Kiki Omeili.

The film is a compelling story based on true events and stars Omeili, Eric Didie, Blessing Ambrose, Bimbo Ademoye, Nathan Kingsley and many more.


Watch The Short Film Here:





Premiere of TV Series “Duplicity” This Saturday, June 4


“Duplicity” is a Political Drama set to take the African Television audience through a Maze of Power Play, Lust, betrayal, and dark secrets going back many generations. It explores Nigeria’s diverse cultures in a way no other TV series has, since the golden age of drama ended in the early 80’s. The story see’s some of Nigeria’s most talent actors deliver an elevated version of their craft through the apt delivery of their individual characters.
“Duplicity”, starring Ireti Doyle, Uti Nwachukwu, The multiaward winning Sadiq Daba, as well as Ufuoma McDermott, Tony Monjaro, Uru Eke, Funny Bone and Jide Kosoko, is set to air every Saturday at 8pm on DSTV’s premium channel 151, starting from Saturday the 4th of June 2016, and will run for 26weeks.
The TV series will be also premiered in grand style on Friday, 3rd of June, 2016 on the Fahrenheit Maison premises. This event will host A-list Celebrities, Industry power brokers and influencers, as well as entertainment professionals.

The red carpet will hold in the courtyard, to be followed by a viewing of an episode in the conference hall.
Date: Friday, 3rd June, 2016
Time: 5 PM
Venue: Maison Fahrenheit, Ademola Adetokunbo, Victoria Island, Lagos

Don’t forget to catch up with the series every Saturday at 8PM from Saturday the 4th of June 2016 on Africa Magic Showcase Channel 151, on DSTV.

Monday, 30 May 2016

Receive Payments on Your Website via Jostpay.com API



At www.jostpay.com, payment integration has been made easy for PHP websites and different modules has been created for opencarts, wordpress, prestahop, magento, whmcs etc. 

Third Party website willing to receive payment through Naira debit cards ( mastercard, visa, verve cards ) & via digital currencies such as Perfect money or bitcoin can use jostpay API/SCI.

The benefits of integrating jostpay API is that; API documentation is free, you do not need to wait for 48 hours to withdraw your funds, you can withdraw your funds instantly without delay to any Bank of your choice moreso, Low transaction Charges and you will get instant sms alert for every credit to your website.

Just integrate and generate amazing revenue stream for your business through Jostpay payment receiving API. Talk to your developer today and experience positive difference in sales because Jostpay has a global reach in receiving payment and it simply pays.

To access JostPay API page, please visit https://jostpay.com/docs for more information. 




"Yes I Don't" Movie Set For July Release In Cinemas


The feature film 'Yes i Don't' is based on the best selling book by Pastor Dexter Akin-Aremu '10 Kinds of People you Must not Marry, How to Marry Right' is set to release in cinemas across the nation in July 2016
Directed by Best Okoduwa and Produced by Dexterity Pictures, "Yes I Don't" features Van Vicker, Omowunmi Dada, Judith Audu, Stan Nze, Nancy Isime, Lord Frank, Jennifer John, Best Okoduwa. Also Featuring; Ireti Osayemi, Mike Abdul, Aaron Sunday, Dexter Akin-Aremu, Jola Akin-Aremu amongst others.
Watch Trailer Here:




Saturday, 28 May 2016

The 2016 Golden Movie Awards (GMAA) Nominees Have Been Announced


The 2016 Golden Movie Awards (GMAA) nominees have been an­nounced at a star-studded event held inside the Tang Palace Hotel in Ac­cra, Ghana, a couple of days back, which also marked the launch/ambassador in­troduction of GMAA 2016.

The awards night, themed Changing the Narratives of Africa Through Films, promises a bigger and better ceremony than before. Nollywood star from Ghana, Nadia Buari was unveiled as the edition’s awards ambassador.
Of the other African names and mov­ies nominated, Nigerian movie practitio­ners and stakeholders such as Biyi Ban­dele, Oris Ehruero, Bola Agbaje, Chidi Uzoma, Tunde Babalola, Kemi Adesoye, Moses Moses Inwang, Afe Olumowe, Ehisoje Ojesebholo, Jimi Bendele, Blos­som Chukwujekwu, Femi Adebayo, Ik Ogbonna, Nkem Owoh, etc, were nomi­nated. Nigerian movies that made the list includes; Fifty, The Cursed Ones, Couple of Days, Stalker, Anniversary, Falling, amongst others.

The Golden Movie Awards is an an­nual award that seeks to honor outstand­ing achievement in the African television, digital media and film industries and is administered by experts in the Cinema & Television. The Awards recognizes film excellence in a variety of categories for an international appeal.

The Governing Board will also pres­ent one Lifetime Achievement Award, Golden Humanitarian Award and Golden Visionary Award. The Awards which is instituted by NMJ GHANA and its African and international part­ners seeks to bring together key film professionals, craftspeople and deci­sion‐makers from across Africa, to honor, celebrate and promote the tal­ents and accomplishments of African, film industries.



AFRICAN UNION UNVEILS AFRIMA 2016 CALENDAR IN GAMBIA...SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES TO COMMENCE ON MAY 30


The African Union has unveiled the calendar of events of the 2016 All Africa Music Awards tagged AFRIMA 3.0 at the AUC-AFRIMA Joint Conference in Banjul, Gambia.
The AUC-AFRIMA Conference was attended by officials of the African Union, AFRIMA 2015 winners, and stakeholders in the creative/ entertainment industry in Africa, media executives, and musical artistes.
Formally declaring the activities of AFRIMA 2016 opened at the event, the Head of Culture, African Union Commission, Ms. Angela Martins posited that The African Union was pushing forward its developmental agenda and policies through the AFRIMA platform.

Studio Session Tips: Get Perspectives


Tips and tricks to help you with your music production 
We all recognise the scenario when having spent hours laying down some new material or performing a mix you come back a day later to find that what sounded great at the time now sounds awful. In part this is likely to be the result of listening fatigue, as over time your aural perception becomes distorted. Though unavoidably there are ways to work around and reduce its effects on your work. 


1. Watch the Volume:
The quickest way to fatigue your hearing is by monitoring at too high a volume. You’ll probably notice that during the session you are tempted to gradually turn the volume up as you find it more difficult to hear the detail. Try to avoid this trap and take regular breaks to let your ears rest. Try also to turn the volume down whenever you’re not engaged in critical listening 


2. Get a reference:
As important as taking complete breaks from listening is taking a break from your own material and listening to reference tracks you know well. This can help reset your perspective not only in terms of tonal balance but relative levels and dynamics too.


3. Listen Different:
Another good trick to get a fresh perspective is to change your listening environment, either by switching to different monitors, possibly headphones or evening taking a mixdown to another room entirely. Away from the visual distractions of the software studio and with a fresh pair of speakers you’ll probably find that any problems quickly become apparent. If you don’t have the option of an alternative listening setup then listening through at a very low volume or from outside the room can also be surprisingly effective.


4. Be Aware:
Often you will be aware when your powers of aural perception are flagging. Probably, everything will start to sound a bit harsh and it becomes hard to hear the detail. When this happens you are likely to start making bad decisions especially about levels and EQ. If you really can’t come back to a project on another day then it’s a good idea to be conservative with any processing you might be applying and consider carefully before making changes to settings from earlier in the session.


5. Structure your session:
If you can, get any critical listening out of the way early on. Don’t waste your ears at the beginning of the session by spending ages editing out the noise between takes as this can be done later on. Often its best to work quickly to get all the elements of the tracking sounding roughly right then fine-tune from there, rather then working solidly on one element at a time.

There can be no substitute to coming back another day with fresh ears, and the longer you leave it the more objective you can be. However, by working at a sensible volume, taking breaks and being aware of what your doing you should be able to avoid the worst effects of listening fatigue.
Thanks Guys and always remember to keep the creativity perfected.
Steve Aluko


Friday, 27 May 2016

Moët Party Day: Live In Lagos, Nigeria And Around The World, From Day To Night!


Day. Night. NOW.

Are you ready for a memorable day? Do you think you have the “savoir-fête*?

Then get ready to raise your game, and show us what you’re made of.


The annual edition of the global event ‘Moët Party Day’ kicks off in Nigeria for the first time, on Saturday, June 11th, 2016. 

June 11th symbolizes a milestone in savoir-fête history. On that day in 1967, the celebratory champagne spray was born at the 24-hour Le Mans race in France. American driver and winner Dan Gurney did something unexpected when he was handed a Jeroboam bottle of Moët & Chandon on the podium: he sprayed champagne over the crowd! And in that, a joyous new celebration was born. 

“The ‘Moet Party Day’ is another opportunity to celebrate and enjoy our exclusive range of champagnes around the world. On that day, we want Moët & Chandon to be at the heart of every celebration and for every celebration to be filled with special #moetmoments. “– Emmanuelle Baroux, Brand Manager Champagnes at Moet Hennessy Nigeria. 

Moët Party Day has been tailor-made to share savoir-fête for more than 270 years. 

“Moët & Chandon creates memorable moments around the world, that are about living life to the fullest. Moët Party Day makes it official, and provides a stylish way to live THE NOW and share in our sense of savoir-fête.” - Arnaud de Saignes, International Director of Marketing and Communications for Moët & Chandon. 

The special day comes with a series of parties for over 1000 guests, in one day. The Day All-White party will host a privileged number of people to an amazing brunch at the Hard Rock Café Lagos, courtesy of Moet Ice Imperial. The Brunch will be followed by a private dinner around some select Moet Vintage Champagnes for exclusive guests. A Moet Nectar Night will then hold at Escape Nightclub, Lagos from 11pm to dawn. It will be a memorable night experience around the theme of pink & glamour and open to all. 

There will also be pop up surprises by Moet & Chandon to lovers of the brand at several spots in Lagos. 

Be sure to catch up with the #moetpartyday festivities online on www.moet.com.  



#moetpartyday

#moetmoment

#openthenow 

***** 



About Moët & Chandon

Founded in 1743, Moët & Chandon is the Maison that introduced champagne to the world by offering a range of unique wines for every occasion. From the iconic Moët Impérial to the Grand Vintage Collection, the extroverted Moët Rosé Impérial to the innovative Moët Ice Impérial, each champagne dazzles and delights with bright fruitiness, an enticing palate and an elegant maturity.

And NOW: Moët & Chandon celebrates the thrill of living. With a bottle of its champagne opened every second around the globe, Moët & Chandon knows that every second is an experience, and every experience is a #moetmoment to live now. #openthenow 

Live THE NOW:  www.moet.com

Explore THE NOW: www.youtube.com/moetnigeria

Share THE NOW:www.facebook.com/moetnigeria

Spread THE NOW:www.instagram.com/moetnigeria 


*savoir means to know, fêter means to celebrate





Wednesday, 25 May 2016

11th Annual CEOs Forum: Attracting Financing For Your Business – Strategies And Opportunities Holding On June 2nd


LEAP Africa will host the 11th CEOs Forum themed “Attracting Financing for your Business: Strategies and Opportunities”. The forum seeks to offer to businesses, a road map for growth and sustainability through diverse financing options across Africa including angel and private equity investors, venture capital, challenge funds and development financing.
Speaking at the Forum and workshop are Nigeria’s leading financial experts and entrepreneurs:
  • Tayo Oviosu – Founder/CEO, Paga Tech Limited
  • Bukky George – Founder/CEO, HealthPlus Nigeria
  • Mobola Onibonoje – Vice President, Alitheia Capital
  • Mezuo Nwunelia – Managing Director, Sahel Capital
  • Folabi Esan – Partner, adlevocapital
  • Danladi Verheijen – MD, Verod Capital
  • Dapo Okubadejo – Partner, KPMG
  • Ralphael Afaedor – Co-Founder & CEO – Supermart.ng
  • Chika Nwobi – Managing Partner, L5Lab
  • Funke Okubadejo– Director, Actis
  • Bismarck Rewane– Chief Executive Officer, Financial Derivatives Ltd
  • Yewande Sadiku – Stanbic IBTC
The 11th CEOs’ Forum by LEAP Africa is a premier resource gathering and platform for SMEs owners, CEOs and managers in the public, private and social development sectors. Participants will also get a personalized training to provide expanded guidance on identifying capital for expansion from financial institutions, investors, venture capital amongst others. Whether you are just starting to put an investment plan in place, or are looking to revamp the one you have, you’ll need to learn the essential principles to help take ownership of your investment portfolio. This is one forum you don’t want to miss!
Visit www.leapafrica.org to register and participate in workshop and exhibition.
Date: Thursday, June 2nd 2016 Time: 9 AM
Venue: Landmark Event Centre, Water Corporation Road, Victoria Island Annex, Lagos.

To register for the workshop, click here or contact Ahmed Alaga – aalaga@leapafrica.org for more information.





Cell Phone Filmmaking Workshop Set To Hold This Weekend


Learn how to use your cell phone to make a pro film, shoot pro-looking documentaries and interviews, film your blog, cover events and make a truck load of money in the process.

This workshop is hosted by the renowned film Director - Ike Nnebue and powered by ConnectNigeria.com

Meet The Facilitators

Ike Nnaebue 
Ike Nnaebue is a renowned Nigerian Movie Director/Screenwriter. 

He was trained by the renowned Sani Muazu and Yakubu Lamai in the cool city of Jos Nigeria at Lenscope Media/Academy. Ike Nnaebue, fondly referred to - by most African film industry stakeholders - as one of the champions of the emerging new African Cinema, has been working in the Film industry as a post-production expert for over a decade. His second movie, 'FALSE', generated a lot of buzz within the film community and among African movie fans. FALSE which Ike wrote and directed was released in October, 2013 and won a Golden Icon Academy Award (GIAMA) out of the 3 nominations received by the movie.


Dr Bayero Agabi 
Dr Bayero Agabi is a prolific public speaker, a seasoned Tv anchor and presenter. 

He has presented papers and chaired several high profiled ICT events across the African continent, Asia, and the Middle East. A few includes a US Embassy organized CTO Youth Forum on entrepreneurship, ICT in education seminar organized by Covenant University. Beyond Broadcast organized by Nigeria Television Authority, the prestigious e-Nigeria Conference. Cloud World Forum in Dubai


Malik Afegbua 
Malik Afegbua is a business graduate from the University of Surrey, who has always had a flair for creativity. 

He started off as an urban aparell designer until he found his calling in film making. He launched his debut entertainment show slick tv shown on both cable and local tv. Soon after he set up his production company,''SLICKCITYEMPIRE'' which produced some shows for spice tv on dstv such as The wedding planner, Glam mamas. His company also produced several tv commercials, tv series and documentaries. Malik has a niche for directing, producing graphics,animation,editing and cinematography. He loves cinematography so much so that he makes use of every video recording equipment be it mobile phones or cctv cameras which were not originally intended for film making,he finds a way aorund it and makes everything a tool. When he is not making films he spends his time thinking and creating unusual content for tv.


Date: Saturday May 28, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM WAT
Venue: Sleek Center, Opposite Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos
Ruggedboots is media partner for the Event





Monday, 23 May 2016

New Music - Wale Sax drops new Jazz tune - 'GBERA'


The Sax jazz maestro, Wale Adekanye popularly called Walesax is not new in the Music Industry again. He has successfully created a niche for himself and with a different master class brand which is so different from every other saxophonist around.

If you enjoyed Iba by Walesax which featured award winning gospel artist and CEO of spaghetti records Mike Abdul, then you are set for another classic and legendary tune from the Sax master himselfbon this track titled Gbera! 

Gbera is a yoruba word which simply means Arise. God is not going to put everything in your hands….sometimes He’ll put it 3 steps away to see if you are willing to go get it. In his quest of taking the gospel to the street in order to win souls in God’s kingdom, this song has a touch of Afro, fuji, hip-hop all infused in jazz.

Gbera features the comical prophet/comedian Woli Arole, also on the track is A’dam, Babatunmise and Bidemiolaoba Olaoba. This track was Produced, mixed and mastered by Tyanx for Foreststream production. So arise and enter into your glory! Ogo aiye mi gbera!





Sunday, 22 May 2016

Video Alert: ENKAY Feat. Sammie Okposo and Tim Tehila In "O Sing"



Tehila Records presents the brand new video, “O SING” from its first lady – the ardent worshipper and vocalist, Enkay featuring the wellu wellu master, Sammie Okposo and the vibrant and energetic Tim Tehila.

Produced by PHAT E, “O SING” is a revamped modern version of the favourite gospel oldie that has been around for years, presented in an upbeat tempo with a melodic tune that is sure to get you on your feet in praise to God in no time.

The lively fun-filled dance video was shot in London by the prolific Mr Shabz with cameo appearances by Tim Godfrey, Nikki Laoye, Henrisoul, Andrew Bello, Kalisha J, IBK OF Xtreme crew & Naydo.

Enkay had earlier released the visuals to her first single, “Yes! You are the Lord” to rave reviews and wide acceptance across Nigeria, Africa and Europe.

“O SING” is another captivating single from her superb 10 track debut album, The Kingdom Anthem, a fusion of different genres of music showing different expressions of Enkay as she was led and inspired to record to meet the deep spiritual needs of the diverse and vast audience cultivated during her past tours of Nigeria, Europe and the Americas.

Watch Video Here



Movie Alert: “Breathless” Hits The Cinema July 1, 2016




“Breathless” is set for cinema release on July 1, 2016 and stars Bimbo Manuel, Mike Ezuruonye, Brycee Bassey and Uti Nwachukwu,

Breathless tells the story of a trio, who are connected by a not exactly small matter of the unresolved murder of Professor Okpodu's mistress, with whom Nwachukwu and Ezuruonye also had romantic links.

Watch Trailer Here:



Friday, 20 May 2016

Studio Session Tips: Beginers Guide On How To Select An Audio Recording Interface





The heart of any good home recording studio is your choice of audio interface. This piece of equipment handles input and output of audio from your computer; it's a lot more than just a sound card. One of the best parts about selecting a recording interface is the fact that there's so many available, and they all offer stellar recording quality for the price. The downside? Selecting one from the many is hard! With this quick guide, we'll go down the list of questions you should ask yourself before buying an interface.

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: 5 Minutes or Less

Here's How:

1. Do you need Pro Tools compatibility? Digidesign's Pro Tools is the industry-wide standard, but being compatible, even on the smallest offering, comes with a premium price. Digidesign's cheapest Pro Tools HD offering, the MBox 2 Mini, rings up at $329, offering only a single microphone input and two line inputs.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

The 8th Total School Support Seminar/Exhibition Holds 2nd & 3rd of June, 2016

The 8th Total School Support Seminar/Exhibition is set to welcome parents who wish to help their children perform better in school. Regarded as the largest Education event in Africa, TOSSE provides an ideal platform for all stakeholders to see and learn what’s new in the education sector.
The event will feature the following:
  • A showcase of some of the best secondary schools in the “Schools City”
  • Parenting seminars for the two days
  • Display of innovative educational products/services from over 100 local and international exhibitors
  • Discount cards on products/services.
  • Gifts for parents.
  • An opportunity to get your questions answered by qualified counselors.
Date: 2nd /3rd of June, 2016
Venue: Ten Degrees Event Centre, Billings Way, Ikeja, Lagos
Time: 10:00am -4:00pm

To register, visit www.tosse.com.ng/register.
For sponsorship, premium visitor registration, exhibition and other enquiries please call:
Joke: 08028399138,     Daniel: 08083337681,    Fisayo: 07011202454
For a list of the seminar topics visit, http://tosse.com.ng/tosse-2016-seminar-topics
TOSSE is organized by Edumark, Africa’s first and leading marketing communications agency in Education.

The Passion, Possibilities and Pitfalls of FILM MAKING - INDIEVIEW 6th Edition On 22nd May



IndieView Lagos is an outdoor cinema initiative occurring monthly that consists of the curation and screening of independent short films produced by African film-makers, followed by an engaging Q&A discussion with the featured film-makers, film industry insiders, scholars and fans.
This edition features global award winning shorts and geographic exploration. Come experience a different kind of cinema viewing while munching on those popcorn!
Date: Sunday, May 22nd 2016
Time: 6PM -10PM
Venue: Freedom Park, Lagos



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