Saturday, May 11, 2024

Six Successful Women in Nollywood I Have Written About- Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima

Adaugo of Nollywood, Mo Abudu.

Founder/CEO of EbonyLife Entertainment Group.

Six Successful Women in Nollywood I Have Written About- Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima 


Adaora of Nollywood, Mrs. Stephanie Linus.

I have written about several notable personalities in Nigeria; especially those in Nollywood and Kannywood of the Nigerian film industry published on my popular Nigerians Report Online, TALK OF THE TOWN By Orikinla and Kisses & Roses and on the Black Filmmaker of the UK, Face2Face, Shadow and ACT on Indiewire and Yahoo Voices of America, Nigeria Films, Modern Ghana and other publications. 

Queen of Islamic TV in Nigeria, Hajia Shareefah Abiola-Andu, Founder/CEO of Arabel Nigeria, Arabel Films and Aleef TV.


Adaeze of Nigerian Cinemas, Mrs. Joy Odiete, Founder/CEO of Blue Pictures Entertainment Group.



Eze Nwayi of Nollywood, Ms. Chioma Ude, Founder and Executive Director of Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF).


I have been writing about six successful leading ladies in the Nigerian film industry, including Mrs. Stephanie Linus, who has been included in the 34 Beauty Queens of Nollywood and Kannywood in the second edition of the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR® Series printed in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America and circulated by Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other booksellers.

I have 100% success record of everyone of the six women of substance I have promoted becoming more celebrated and elevated in success and my best wishes for them coming to pass.

1. Mo Abudu since 2012
2. Chioma Ude since 2010
3. Mrs. Stephanie Linus since 2009
4. Linda Ikeji since 2005
5. Mrs. Joy Odiete since 2015
6. Hajia Shareefah Abiola Andu since 2019

The proofs are available online
Just put by Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima after their names and see all my reports on them.

To Almighty God be all the glory.

- By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima,
The Publisher/Editor,
NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®  Series
The first book series on Nollywood and the Nigerian film industry





Saturday, May 4, 2024

The Realization of the Power of Christian Cinema and Islamic Cinema in Nigeria for National Orientation and Nation Building

 

Nigerian premiere of "The 7 Churches of Revelation" on Ascension Day, May 9, 2024.

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The Realization of the Power of Christian Cinema and Islamic Cinema in Nigeria for National Orientation and Nation Building


Anyone who is intelligent knows the immense powers of mass communication in the circulation of information for public enlightenment and entertainment which we have seen the impacts on the society through sociocultural, socioeconomic and sociopolitical developments in every nation. 

The power of religion or human civilization has been known since the book of Genesis in the Holy Bible, the foundation of the two greatest religions, Christianity and Islam in the history of the world. 

The two religions have the largest populations in Nigeria with the biggest and largest markets and economies in the most populous nation in Africa.






The symbiosis of the two religions is the basis for the initiatives of the Christian Cinema in Nigeria (CCN) and Islamic Cinema in Nigeria (ICN) I have started for the acceleration of the exploration and realization of the power of Christian and Islamic films for the education, mobilization and sensitization of the people for national orientation in the nation building of a New Nigeria in the leadership of Africa among the comity of nations in the world.

- Ekeyerengozi Michael Chima,
Founder/Executive Director,
Christian Cinema in Nigeria and Islamic Cinema in Nigeria.
Saturday, May 4, 2024.

Background of Christian Cinema

Catholic priest Athanasius Kircher promoted the magic lantern by publishing the book Ars Magna Lucis et Umbrae in 1680  Controversy soon followed as priests and masons used the lanterns "to persuade followers of their ability to control both the forces of darkness and enlightenment" and temperance groups used the lanterns to fight alcoholism. In the 1800s, missionaries such as David Livingstone used the lanterns to present the Gospel in Africa.

Through the years, many Christians began to utilize motion picture for their own purposes. In 1899, Herbert Booth, as part of the Salvation Army, claimed to be the first user of film for the cause of Christianity


The Wise Sayings of Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima


Beauty is more than having a pretty face.

Beauty is beyond the first sight.

How can a woman be beautiful and be so cruel?
There is no beauty in cruelty.
There is no beauty in indignity.

True beauty blossoms in purity.
True beauty is the Queen of nobility.

Great nations are built by building great institutions of great minds of great ambitions.

Whoever wishes you well will tell you the truth;
And will do the best for your happiness and success.

Whoever delays what will be of benefit and credit to you is not your friend; but the enemy of your progress.

You can never see the true colours of people from afar.
The closer you are, the clearer they are.

The most dangerous enemies don't make noise.
Even when they sing your praise.

The gift of greatness has been given to everyone. 
But your gift has no benefit if you don't use it.

Your foes are as many as the toes you step on in the journey of life.

Caprice, malice and prejudice are the vices of insecure people.

Don't grudge,
Don't judge.

What are the benefits of titles to someone who has no principles?

You cannot be great without dignity, integrity and nobility.
Greatness comes with great dignity, humility, integrity and nobility.

Do not mistake pity for love.

True love tells no lies.
True love never dies.

Many fools have died as they lied.

You may fool the whole world
But you cannot fool God.

The truth conquers death.
For the truth shall inherit the Earth.

There is no vanity in charity.

In the name of religion, multitudes have perished defending the God who has no religion.

You can never see God until you see people through the eyes of God.

Whom Almighty God has chosen to promote, no one can demote.


- by Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima,
https://www.amazon.com/author/ekenyerengozimichaelchima
Author of "The Prophet Lied", "Diary of the Memory Keeper", "In the House of Dogs" and other books distributed by Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other booksellers.



Friday, April 26, 2024

Majority of Muslims in Nigeria Don't Know the Meaning of the Kaaba


Majority of Muslims in Nigeria Don't Know the Meaning of the Kaaba


Majority of those who claim to be Muslims in Nigeria and the rest of the world don't know the meaning of famous Kaaba in Mecca.

If you are in doubt, find out by asking as many Muslims as you can outside the mosques after the Salatul-Jumu'ah.

The Kaaba, sometimes referred to as al-Ka'ba al-Musharrafa,[d] is a stone building at the center of Islam's most important mosque and holiest site, the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
 It is considered by Muslims to be the Bayt Allah (Arabic: بَيْت ٱللَّٰه, lit. 'House of God') and is the qibla (Arabic: قِبْلَة, direction of prayer) for Muslims around the world. The current structure was built after the original building was damaged by fire during the siege of Mecca by Umayyads in 683 AD.



 ISLAMIC CINEMA in Nigeria
https://nigeriansreportng.blogspot.com/2024/04/introduction-of-islamic-cinema-in.html

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

The Estimated Target Audience of Christian Cinema in Nigeria

The Estimated Target Audience of Christian Cinema in Nigeria

Christian Cinema is for evangelism, church planting and increasing the faith of believers as there is widespread decreasing passion for the gospel in Nigeria and we believe showing powerful facts of the Holy Bible can revive our faith in God and ignite the Pentecostal revival in Nigeria through Cinema Evangelism with the regular screenings of 
 Christian films in all the local government areas in the country with films dubbed in Arabic, Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba and other local languages.


Image credit:
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-modern-african-studies/article/abs/changing-religious-composition-of-nigeria-causes-and-implications-of-demographic-divergence/C780E68F677B92253395051D3B1C8FA3

In 2023, Nigeria had the largest Christian population in Africa, with around 88.4 million people who identified as Christian. The "
https://www.statista.com/statistics/1368604/christian-population-in-africa-by-country/

Professed and practicing Christians in Nigeria are estimated to be 46. 8 percent of the over 201 million people in the country. And they are the largest populations in the southern states and in the middle belt states. 
The northern states are predominantly Muslims.

The estimated target audience of Christian Cinema in Nigeria will be 18, 576, 000 people annually in all the 774 local government areas in the country with more than 80 percent of them from the south and middle belt.

There will be screenings mostly in the churches, followed by screenings in town halls and village squares or centres.
Tickets will sell from N100 (one hundred naira) to N500 (five hundred naira) per person.

Special private screenings will be provided for Christian groups and others with the tickets selling from N2000 (two thousand naira).

CCN will generate an estimated N29, 288, 000, 000 (Twenty Nine Billion and Two Hundred and Eighty-Eight Million Naira) annually from the sales of tickets and from advertisements.

We have received the partnership support of Cinewav of Singapore for instant cinemas to support Nigerians to have solar powered cineplex in every village in Nigeria. 

View Cinewav cinemas on
 https://www.facebook.com/cinewavapp?mibextid=vPdvX0B5T65af74v

Patterns of Evidence of the United States of America has agreed to let us do screenings of their films in Nigeria in churches and public spaces.

Christian Cinema in Nigeria is open to partnership and sponsorship and for advertising of approved products and services.

Contact:
King of Kings Books International
Tel: +234 814 582 6448
On WhatsApp.
Email: kingofkingsbooks@hotmail.com kingofkingsbooks@gmail.com


Saturday, April 20, 2024

The First Nollywood NFT


The First Nollywood NFT

The first Nollywood NFT is a video clip of two young Nollywood actresses, Nunnsi Ojong and Celina Ideh in the "Lagos in Motion"documentary film of Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, the Publisher/Editor of the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR® Series, the first book series on Nollywood and the Nigerian film industry.

The Nollywood Video Clip Streaming on the Algorand Blockchain

Today, Monday, September 18, 2023, I successfully put a video clip from my "Lagos in Motion" documentary film on the blockchain of Algorand sponsored by the Algorand Foundation.

The video shows fast rising Nollywood stars, Nunndi Ojong (all shades of beauty) and Celia Ideh, international beauty pageant Queen and model. They are part of this historical moment on the Algorand blockchain and showing the opportunities for the possibilities for Nollywood and the Nigerian film industry.

https://nftmyimage.com/v1pKBV4e6LXELucuCxhxHQ

CREATED

Sep 18, 2023, 12:28 PM UTC

The NFT will live forever on the decentralized InterPlanetary File System.

Millions of people on the blockchain will will be anxious and curious to watch it. 

https://nigeriansreportng.blogspot.com/2023/09/nollywood-streaming-on-algorand.html

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#nft

#movies

#documentary

#lagosinmotion

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Friday, April 12, 2024

Introduction of ISLAMIC CINEMA in Nigeria



ISLAMIC CINEMA in Nigeria

 


ISLAMIC CINEMA in Nigeria (ICN) is an initiative of the duly Incorporated International Digital Post Network Limited for the production, distribution and promotion of Islamic films for screenings at cinemas for the following purpose:

* The Promotion of the true Tenets of Islam as the religion of love, peace and unity for the benefit of humanity.

* Public enlightenment and entertainment for Muslims and non-Muslims with pure and true Islamic films.

* Correction of the misinformation on Islam as the religion of terrorism and Muslims as intolerant people who breed terrorists.

For Partnership and Sponsorship of the production, distribution, exhibition and promotion of Islamic films in Nigeria, contact:
International Digital Post Network Limited
Tel: +234 706 637 9246


Tuesday, April 9, 2024

ISLAMIC CINEMA in Nigeria Presents Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr Special in Abu Dhabi

 


ISLAMIC CINEMA in Nigeria 

Presents Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr Special in Abu Dhabi

.Eid Mubarak!

All the Arab Ministers and Arab Sheikhs of UAE Abu Dhabi and Dubai came to Abu Dhabi Temple in the month of Ramadan and completed their Ramadan fast at the temple on Prasad land.

Video from:

Mr. Ashok Tyagi, 

The Secretary-General,

 International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry  (ICMEI),
India.

 Islamic Cinema in Nigeria (ICN) is the initiative of the International Digital Post Network Limited.

DONATE TO TO SUPPORT ISLAMIC CINEMA IN NIGERIA

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#ramadan
#eid
#eidmubarak
#eidoutfit
#muslims
#ministers
#sheiks
#fast
#cinema
#nigeria
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#movies
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#pilgrimage

Thursday, April 4, 2024

One Village, One Cinema To Generate N29 Billion Annually To Boost Creative Economy of Nigeria

 


The One Village, One Cinema initiative of the International Digital Post Network Limited, an  affiliate partner of Cinewav of Singapore will generate an estimated annual revenue of N29 billion for both the Christian Cinema in Nigeria (CCN) programme and SMEs in the entertainment Industry in all the 774 local government areas in Nigeria, famous for the phenomenal Nollywood, the largest indie film industry in Africa. 



With only an investment of N10, 000, 000 (ten million naira) that is currently less than US$10, 000 (ten thousand dollars) you can have a low budget cinema that can be installed within an hour indoors or outdoors and it can generate an average monthly revenue of N200, 000 - N400, 000 from the sales of the tickets from one location in a village in Africa's most populous nation with an estimated population of more than 200 million people.

The Christian Cinema in Nigeria (CCN) alone has an estimated target audience of 21 million Christians.



The N10 million investment includes the cinema equipment and all expenses paid one week training course at Cinewav in Singapore for one person who will be the operator of the cinema and can train others to become operators in Nigeria.




The cinema equipment can be taken from one location to another location from village to village. Tickets will be sold from N500 per person which is about one quarter of the amount paid for a ticket at the standard cinemas located in the upscale shopping malls in towns and cities. The urban cinemas are not enough for the increasing population of moviegoers with regular disposable incomes. There are less than 400 screens in the country in few cities with most of them in Lagos, the commercial capital of Africa's largest economy. 

The increasing demands for more cinemas compelled the International Digital Post Network Limited to start the One Village One Cinema initiative for both entertainment and public enlightenment and to boost the entertainment industry and accelerate the creative economy of Nigeria.
The initiative will be launched in 2024.

The cinemas will show approved movies, documentary films, series, sports and adverts. 
Public announcements for government programmes and other events are allowed.
The charges for public announcements and adverts are negotiable from N10, 000 - N100, 000 per location.
Revenues from public announcements and adverts are estimated to be N500, 000 - N1, 000, 000 monthly.

During outdoor screenings, only those who paid for tickets can hear the audio with the Cinewav  audio app.

International Digital Post Network Limited plans for more than 12, 000 cinemas in Nigeria, including  solar powered Cinewav Cineplex.

Potential investors, partners and  sponsors are the local, state and federal governments; private sector of local and foreign companies and organizations; especially telecoms, banks, fintechs and other businesses in Nigeria.

"What is the future of big screen?

"Most of the world is without a cinema hall. That will all change! One village, one cinema. Why not?"
~Anthony Tate, Virgina, U.S.A.

We would be happier to use cinemas to break social class barriers and build bridges of unity among communities for the common benefit of all.

Cinema has never been an elitist medium of communication.
Cinema is a tool for public entertainment and enlightenment and has been very effective and imperative in mass literacy campaigns in developed and developing countries for decades. Cinemas made Hollywood the film capital of the world buoyed by over 38,605 indoor screens in 5,561 sites and 628 Drive-In screens in 381 sites in the US, the largest in the world".

Screen Naija One Village, One Cinema Project: The Revival of Outdoor Cinema in Nigeria | Screen Outdoor Open Air Cinema
https://screennaija.wordpress.com/2013/12/04/screen-naija-one-village-one-cinema-project-the-revival-of-outdoor-cinema-in-nigeria/




Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Silver Omah: Like Daughter Like Mother


Silver Omah: Like Daughter Like Mother

When you have a mother who is into the nitty gritty of music,  including being a singer and owning a music studio, music will naturally be for you an everyday thing.

Ekene Silver Momah whose stage name is Silver Omah was born into music and has remained immersed in it ever since.

The young songstress was indeed greatly impacted by her mother who is a singer and a studio owner. Opting for music as a course and graduating from the Department of Music, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, further enhanced Omah's passion for music.

As an undergraduate Omah was actively involved in musical shows and musical collaborations.

Notedly, during her undergraduate days, she joined a music band named “Ichoku” led by Gerald Eze whose main focus was on exploring Folk Music and adapting popular songs to the Igbo traditional instruments such as the Uboaka and Oja.

In 2021, Omah met Kaycee Oguejiofor while attending a music seminar hosted by himself and Gerald Eze where they educated musicians and music lovers about the music industry.

Oguejiofor took a liking to Omah's sound and decided to sponsor her recordings which aided her career growth thus the young female music star started recording her music professionally in 2021.

A singer, songwriter, and composer, a turning point in Omah's fledgling music career, however, came in August 2023, "when I met Arch. Tobenna Ezeofor (Zeofest), the manager of Zeof Records also took a liking to my sound and introduced me to the CEO, High Chief Jideofor Ezeofor of Zeof Records.

"He too fell in love with my sound and had me record two songs, one of which I released on February 9th, 2024 as my first single named “Price Of Your Heart” in collaboration with Zeof Records"

Omah's musical career got a huge boost recently when she featured in an EP,  "Epiphany".  The EP which was released by Zeof Records, is a selection of different Afrobeat genres.