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#AFRIFF2017 Day 3: Connecting Africa through film

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BaJ 43The excitement continued Tuesday, as the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) entered its third day, opening with a lighting design masterclass facilitated by the Embassy of The United States. The six-hour long session which was held at the Ultima Studios, Lekki, Lagos, had interested delegates converge under the mentorship of veteran, Christian Epps.  Delegates, following the money trail, gathered at the Eko Hotels and Suites for a high powered business clinic on co-financing and co-production opportunities with South Africa, facilitated by ‘Tango with Me’ director, Mahmood Ali-Balogun. Presentations were made by Zama Mkosi, Chief Executive Officer of South Africa’s National Film and Video Foundation, as well as representatives from the KwaZulu Natal Film Commission as both countries explored avenues for smoother collaborations. It was a British takeover at the Genesis Deluxe Cinemas, as the British Council presented the Film Connections, a project that seeks to increase partnerships between Nigeria and the UK. Nadia Denton, who curated the films selected for the showcase, had the audience spellbound as she presented useful tips for filmmakers, preparing their strategies for hitting the international festivals circuit. Victoria Thomas facilitated an interesting clinic on packaging and pitching African stories to the global film market, a topic no doubt close to the heart of many attendees, considering the recent strides Nollywood has been making. There was also a session by academics from the Universities of Portsmouth and Greenwich on recording sound and producing for television. The British Council Film Connections was headlined by the documentary, WHITNEY, can I be me, the latest from acclaimed British director, Nick Broomfield. A tour de force on the life of beloved singer/superstar Whitney Houston who passed away under tragic circumstances in 2012, the documentary was warmly received in its first Nigerian screening. Other films in the Film Connections selection include BAFTA winner, ‘Under the Shadow’, ‘The Hard Stop’, ‘A Moving Image’, ‘Robot & Scarecrow’, ‘Tower XYZ’ and ‘Mrs Bolanle Benson’. Over at the Afrinolly studios in Oregun, the acting, screenwriting and Canon DSLR classes continued with mentors; Hilda Dokubo, Victor Sanchez Aghahowa and Leke Alabi-Isama. At Genesis Deluxe Cinemas, the ultraviolent Haitian short film, ‘Kafou’, a bloody, depiction of gang life and jungle justice in inner city streets got positive responses. So did the Moses Inwang directed Omotola Jalade Ekeinde star vehicle, ‘Alter Ego’. ‘The Whale Caller’ (South Africa), the big screen film adaptation of Zakes Mda’s fantastical novel also screened. The cautionary tale, ‘Las Gidi Vice’, about a lady sexually molested by an acquaintance and feel good drama, ‘Armstrong, hoisted Nigeria’s flag in the shorts category at the Silverbird Cinemas, Victoria Island. Mozambique’s Oscar hopeful, ‘The Train of Salt and Water’ was screened alongside the France/Mali collaboration, ‘Wulu’, both films sharing a survival-in-spite-of-dismal-ci rcumstances theme running through them. Mildred Okwo, Funlola Aofiyebi Raimi, Lala Akindoju, Omoye Uzamere Abba T. Makama and C.J Obasi are some of the famous faces who participated. AFRIFF is an annual weeklong, all-encompassing world class showcase running from 29, October to 4, November 2017. About 200 carefully curated feature lengths, shorts, documentaries and student films will be screened this year. The festival also encompasses talent development classes, industry workshops and inspiring creative discussions. BaJ 17 BaJ 20 BaJ 76 Chioma Ude Founder Executive Director AFRIFF Christian Epps Jackie Motsepe and Mahmood Ali Balogun L R. CJ Obasi Jackie Motsepe Lighting Masterclass by Christian Epps Willfred Okiche Mildred Okwo Owtebee   Photo credit: Adeolu Adeniyi photography @adeoluadeniyiphot ography]]>

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Global Citizen Festival Accra in 10 photos!!!

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Global Citizen Festival campaign held in Accra and New York on Saturday has culminated in over $2.4 billion in commitments to end extreme poverty. (more…)

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PHOTOS: Jameson partners with BOJ for Gbagada Express album

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Over the years, the Jameson brand has shown a strong interest in Nigeria’s creative economy, especially its music scene.   (more…)

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Itel Holds Massive Dance and Rap Competition Themed “Itel 3x Challenge”

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On Tuesday 21st of June 2022, itel Ghana held a rap and dance competition for its fans at Circle Tip toe lane. The Challenge themed “itel 3x Challenge” was held to increase awareness on their new and highly innovative smartphone release the itel P38Series. In attendance were more than 3,000 people in the hub of the mobile phone market. The event was graced by influential celebrities such as DKB, Akuapem Poloo, Tulenkey, E-Flex and the itel brand ambassador Kuami Eugene.

The winners received many amazing prizes ranging across all of itel’s product categories which included TVs, P38 Smartphones, itel headset, itel Power banks, itel earbuds etc.

The event which showcased many talent was arranged to highlight the main selling post for the itel P38 series which is its 3times faster charging function.  It’s refreshing to see that itel understands the necessity of having a fully charged phone and doing so in no time at all. If you’ve ever been stranded due to a dead battery; you live in an area where you’re never able to charge your phone up to 50% due to power outage, or your phone goes off less than an hour into a game on every single occasion, it is time to move over to a brand that understands the situation and offers you more talk and play time.

You no longer must wait for countless hours to see your phone fully charged. With the itel P38 series, itel’s first offering of fast-charging smartphones, you can get a full 100% charge in 150 minutes- that’s only 2½ hours. This is supported by the 3x fast-charge feature that offers 3 times the speed of other regular phones, most of which take as much as 7½ hours to fully charge.

Read Also: Itel Ghana Releases New P38 Series Smartphone With 3x Faster Charge

The itel P38 has a 15W fast charge technology feature that gives you triple fast charge action. With only 10 minutes of charging, you’re guaranteed up to 3 hours of WhatsApp call.  Just when you think itel has done enough, it beats its own record every single time. It is the only model within its price range that can deliver such a feat. Now you can talk more, play more, and enjoy more phone time with superior technology designed just for you.

According to the marketing communication Manager Mr. Michael Tuekpe, Itel would like to congratulate all participants on who performed at the “itel 3X challenge” and promises more of such event to engage fans and loyal users in the near future.

 

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Photos: Borussia Dortmund Legends vs African Giants via TweetSuite

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The Borussia Dortmund Legends team cupped their tour Ghana, with an exhibition match ending in a 2-2 draw against the African Giants and some of the country’s best former players on Saturday. (more…)

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Maiden Edition Of DJ Millzy ‘Black Party’ Sends Fans Into A Frenzy

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The wildest party turner and Twist nightclub resident head turntable boomer, Dj Millzy  hosted the maiden edition of his ‘Black Party’ on Saturday, May 7. IMG 20220517 WA0046

The event brought together top Ghanaian music stars and personalities under one roof to entertain music fans and club patrons.IMG 20220517 WA0045

The star-studded event had the likes of KiDi, Black Sheriff, Mona 4reall, Mzvee, Gyakie, Mayorkun, Camidoh and a host of other talented artistes who turned Twist night club upside down with mind-blowing performances.IMG 20220517 WA0043

DJ Millzy has confirmed that his ‘Black Party’ isn’t just a one time event as he plans to embark on a party train with the theme across Ghana and Africa.IMG 20220517 WA0042

The recently nominated GEAUSA DJ of the Year took to his social media pages to thank fans and artist who came through to show love and support, however he hints dates for the next edition later this year.IMG 20220517 WA0041

Follow DJ Millzy on all social platforms here for more updates…

https://linktr.ee/djmillzygh

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Check out photos from Rita Dominic’s bridal shower

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Nollywood stars Joke Silva, Ini Edo, and Kate Henshaw were among the celebs who graced the bridal shower of Rita Dominic, their colleague, on Sunday. (more…)

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