Monday, August 3, 2020

African Filmmaking On the Rise as Durban FilmMart Announces Programme and Opens Registration

African Filmmaking On the Rise as 11th Durban FilmMart Announces Programme and Opens Registration

Programme Announced as Registration opens for the 2020 Durban FilmMart Virtual Edition
Brave New Cinema

The Durban FilmMart Institute (DMI) has announced the programme for the 11th Durban FilmMart (DFM) Virtual Edition, which takes place from 4 to 13 September this year.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Riskcheck To Guarantee Your Safety and Security in Every Location

Riskcheck, a tech enabled security advisory service, is poised to impact positively on the situational and environmental awareness  of businesses,  NGOs, International organisations and the general public.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Soludo: 60 Thunderous Cheers for the Paragon

Soludo: 60 Thunderous Cheers for the Paragon

- By Ingram Osigwe

Sixty looks good on him just as Anambra looks up to him. As he turns 60, it is the fervent prayer of many Anambranians that he answers the clarion call to serve for they are ready to be led by him.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Using Photography for Art Therapy During the Trauma of COVID-19 Pandemic

Wednesday July 22, 2020
Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria.

The Health Benefits of Art Therapy have been helping millions of people during the #lockdown  of the COVID-19 pandemic. And I have used my smartphone for Self-portraits in photos and videos on my moods at different times in self isolation showing my stream of consciousness.
The most appropriate photographs will be for the
publication of my new photo book, "SOLICITUDE in SOLITUDE: Overcoming the Trauma of COVID-19" which will be released after the lockdown and circulated worldwide by Amazon.
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Saturday, July 18, 2020

Can Instagram' s REELS Compete With TikTok?

The buzz of the week has been the launch of Instagram’s #TikTok Competitor, #Reels in India and I joined the discussion after I received the updates from Today in Tech by AngelList

I know that the overwhelming popularity of TikTok will rattle Mark Zuckerberg and others from Mountain View to Silicon Valley.

Lagos is the Most Resilient Megacity in Africa

Sabo area in Yaba, Lagos. From my "Lagos in Motion" documentary film on one of the most resilient mega cities in the world. “

"A Resilient City is one that has developed capacities to help absorb future shocks and stresses to its social, economic, and technical systems and infrastructures so as to still be able to maintain essentially the same functions, structures, systems, and identity." › ...

The first interactive documentary film on the resilience of Lagos was "Lagos Wide and Close: an Interactive Journey into an Exploding City" produced in 2002 by Rem Koolhaas and The Harvard Project on the City. It was directed by Bregtje van der Haak.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

#ThrowbackThursday - From "Lagos in Motion" Documentary Film Location


Alpha Man with my Production Manager, Felix Omokagbo Jegede at the Genesis Deluxe Cinemas location in the Palms Shopping Mall in Lekki during the first phase of the principal photography of "Lagos in Motion: Sights and Sounds of Africa's Largest Megacity" in February, 2016.
My cast and crew had a great time of unforgettable moments of cinematic experience.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Fighting Corruption Is Dangerous

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Fighting Corruption Is Dangerous: The Story Behind the Headlines (The MIT Press)

Happy Birthday Professor Wole Soyinka, Lion King of African Literature

Professor Akínwándé Olúwo̩lé Babátúndé S̩óyíinká; born 13 July 1934.
I celebrate you today with thanksgivings to our Almighty Father God who is the Creator of your genius to be a blessing to us.
Cheers to you Sir.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

I Need Your Support


Due to unforeseen circumstances and the emergency lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, 
I have become very broke and homeless and still in self-isolation in a guest house in Lagos where I am owing thousands of naira. 
The guest house will be shutdown tomorrow, because of lack of business and I will be stranded in Lagos 

The lockdown worsened my precarious situation by stopping my sources of incomes in the Nigerian film industry. Debtors who are owing me have become unreachable and not responding to my calls and messages.

All I need is N500, 000.

I am desperate and it is better to be a beggar than be an armed robber. 

Please, I need the support of every kind hearted person who can contribute whatever amount you can give me to survive my present ordeal.
My GTBANK current account number: 0016426297
Account name: EKENYERENGOZI Michael Chima

My foreign currency bank account:
Guaranty Trust Bank PLC
Address- 635, Akin Adesola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
Bank identifier/SWIFT CODE- GTBINGLA
SORT Code - 058152353
Account number- 0016426307

I will be grateful.

Michael Chima,
Publisher and Editor,
247 Nigeria (@247nigeria) / Twitter