Monday, March 27, 2023

‘The Witness’, A Musical Stage Play on The Passion of JESUS Christ

"The Witness"

A Musical Stage Play that is sure to captivate audiences with its unique perspective on the passion of JESUS Christ.

This play is told from the point of view of Claudia, the only woman who spoke up for Jesus Christ. Through her eyes, we gain new insights and a deeper appreciation for the events that transpired. The Witness is not only a powerful story but also a musical play that promises to delight audiences with its moving performances and catchy tunes.

One of the most rewarding aspects of this project has been the opportunity to work with less privileged children who have a passion for theater. We have partnered with professionals who are training them and giving them exposure to the creative world. By supporting this production, you will not only be helping us to share this beautiful story with the world, but also helping to provide opportunities for these talented children.

In order to bring this production to life, we need financial support. We would be incredibly grateful for any contribution you can make to help us reach our fundraising goals. Additionally, we would be honored if you, your family members, and friends could attend one of our performances at Terra Kulture on either;

Friday, March 31, 2023 and Saturday, April 1, 2023. SHOW TIME: 3:00pm and 7:00pm each day.

Your presence would be greatly appreciated and would help to make this project a success.

Thank you for your time and consideration. We believe that The Witness has the power to make a real impact, and we hope that you will join us in bringing this important story to life.

Call Rosemary on Tel: 0802 312 4308 or Francis on Tel: 0816 979 5827 for seat reservation.

Regular Seat - N10,000. 

VIP Seat - N20,000.

VVIP Seat - N40,000.

Payment should be made to:


ACCOUNT NO - 5610079924

Or on

Uche Cynthia Nwuka.


Sunday, March 26, 2023

In the Eyes of God: President-Elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and His Detractors

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu: Judgement Belongs To Almighty God


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Thursday, March 23, 2023

Bloody Bloody Hollywood

The Glamorization of Gun Violence by Hollywood  

Hollywood glamorizes gun violence in many action movies.  These extremely violent movies like "SUICIDE SQUAD" and "John Wick" have senseless scenarios of gun violence without intelligence.

Many people have spoken and written on the addiction and obsession of Hollywood to the production of violent movies showing many idiotic and unrealistic scenarios of gun violence.

According to the American Public Health Association (APHA), gun violence is a leading cause of premature death in the U.S. Guns kill more than 38,000 people and cause nearly 85,000 injuries each year.

Gun violence in the United States results in tens of thousands of deaths and injuries annually and was the leading cause of death for children 19 and younger in 2020. 

Regardless of the pros and cons debates and speeches on the Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution that protects the right to keep and bear arms, anyone who has conscience and intelligence will know that the most critical cause of human crisis is lack of rational analysis of every condition or situation in life. 


The Gun Industry's Lucrative Relationship With Hollywood

The weapons effect is a controversial theory described and debated in the scientific field of social psychology. It refers to the mere presence of a weapon or a picture of a weapon leading to more aggressive behavior in humans, particularly if these humans are already aroused. Wikipedia

Filmmakers and executive producers and the entire film industry ought to have the conscience and intelligence to know the self-destructive actions and consequences of the promotion of gun violence in movies. And we must stop the production of such harmful movies.

- Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima,

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Nigeria: These Are Our Streets and This Is Our Food!

These Are Our Streets and This Is Our Food!

A Celebration of Food
Discover a World of Flavors at the GTCO Food & Drink Festival: A Celebration of Food for Food Enthusiasts and Small Businesses

Indulge in a gastronomic adventure at the annual GTCO Food & Drink Festival, where you’ll explore the diverse facets of the food industry and connect with a vibrant community of food lovers, creators, and entrepreneurs. This exceptional culinary event showcases an incredible range of businesses involved in producing and selling delectable food-related items, all eager to share their passion with a discerning and cosmopolitan audience.

Mark your calendar for the ultimate foodie experience! This year’s festival takes place from April 29th to May 1st, 2023, at the GT Centre, located at Plot 1, Water Corporation Drive, Oniru, Victoria Island, Lagos. Don’t miss this opportunity to savor mouthwatering dishes, discover unique culinary creations, and support small businesses in the thriving food scene.

Join us for a celebration of taste, innovation, and community at the GTCO Food & Drink Festival, where flavor knows no bounds and culinary dreams come to life. See you there!

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Monday, March 20, 2023

How Fake Dollars Stopped Me From Traveling To Dubai

In December, 2008 I was preparing to honour an invitation to Dubai for a literary forum by a Dubai Writers Club. So, I wanted to have enough dollars for the trip. But I ended up buying fake dollars near Balogun Market on the Lagos Island. I was left in shock and did not travel to Dubai again. 

 If I had gone to Dubai that year, I would have been having a different life today. Because the writers in the UAE would have occupied me with their literary projects.

- By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima,
Author of "In the House of Dogs", "Scarlet Tears of London", "Diary of the Memory Keeper" and other books.


Sunday, March 19, 2023

What Matters Most in Filmmaking?

"What matters most in filmmaking is not the size of your camera, but the size of your imagination."

- Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima,
The first book series on Nollywood and the Nigerian film industry since 2013.

Case study: Mami Wata: Directed by C.J. 'Fiery' Obasi.

Winner of the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Cinematography at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, USA.

Mami Wata won the PRIX DE LA CRITIQUE Pauline S. Vieyra (African Critics Award) at the Special Awards Gala.Next, the drama received the MEILLEUR IMAGE (Cinematography Award) and finally the MEILLEUR DÉCOR (Set Design Award) at the Closing Awards Ceremony of the 2023 Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (Festival panafricain du cinéma et de la télévision de Ouagadougou or FESPACO) on March 4, 2023, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Complete list of winners of the 28the FESPACO
Golden Stallion of Yennenga: “Ashkal” by Youssef Chebbi (Tunisia)
Silver Stallion: “Sira”, by Apolline Traoré (Burkina Faso)
Bronze Stallion: “Shimoni” by Angela Wamai (Kenya)
– Best Performance by an actor: the whole cast of “Sous les figues” by Erige Sehiri (Tunisia)
– Best Actress: All the actresses of “Sous les figues” by Erige Sehiri (Tunisia)
– Best set design: “Mami Wata” by Fiery Obasi (Nigeria)
– Best editing: “Abu Saddam” by Nadine Khan (Egypt)
– Best Screenplay: “Le Bleu du caftan” by Maryam Touzani (Morocco)
– Image Award: “Mami Wata” by Fiery Obasi (Nigeria)
– Sound Award: “Ashkal” by Youssef Chebbi (Tunisia)
– Best Music: “Our Lady of the Chinese Shop” by Ery Claver (Angola)
– Special Mention of the Jury: “Regarde les étoiles” by David Constantin (Mauritius)
– Golden Foal Short Fiction: “Will my parents come to see me” by Mo Harawe (Somalia)
– Silver foal short fiction : ” A doll ” by Andriaminosa Hary and Joel Rakotovelo (Madagascar)
– Bronze foal short fiction: “Tsutsue” by Amartei Armar (Ghana)
Golden Stallion feature documentary: “Omi Nobu/L’Homme nouveau” by Carlos Yuri Ceuninck (Cape Verde)
Silver Stallion feature documentary: “Nous, étudiants” by Rafiki Fariala (Central African Republic)
Bronze Stallion feature-length documentary: “Guardian of the Worlds” by Leïla Chaïbi (Algeria)
Golden Foal short documentary: “Angle mort” by Lofti Achour (Tunisia)
Silver foal short documentary: “Katanga nation” by Beza Hailu Lemma (Ethiopia)
Bronze Foal short documentary: “Kelasi” by Fransix Tenda Lomba (DRC)
Special Mention of the Jury: “L’Envoyée de Dieu” by Amina Mamani (Niger) and “Cuba en Afrique” by Negash Abdurahman (Ethiopia)
– Paul Robeson Award to the feature documentary “The Spectre of Boko Haram” by Cyrielle Raingou (Cameroon)
– Best Burkinabe film: “Laabli l’insaisissable” by Luc Youlouka Damiba.
– Best Burkinabe hopeful: “Le Botaniste” by Floriane Zoundi


Saturday, March 18, 2023

The Political Hysteria of the 2023 Elections in Nigeria

The Political Hysteria of the 2023 Elections in Nigeria

The 2023 elections in Nigeria are becoming great stuff for historical epics on the political history of Nigeria; with the  good, the bad and ugly scenarios of human frailties and depravities.

Nigeria is what Nigerian are.

Majority of them are as dirty as their dirty politics of tribal bigotry, religious buffoonery and Machiavellian demagoguery.  

No Nigerian politician is a saint.

No Nigerian politician is incorruptible.

Everyone of them is either corrupt or a beneficiary of political corruption.

The 2011 elections were the worst in electoral malpractices and violence since 1999 to date.

The 2015 elections were also bad and bloody with "Rivers of Blood" in Rivers State.

I included the live reports sent to me by SMS in my book, "The Victory of Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian Dream: My Eyewitness Account of the 2015 Presidential Election" printed in Raleigh, NC, USA and distributed by Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other booksellers.

- Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima.














There Cannot Be Any Acceleration and Expansion of Digital Economy Without Biometric IDV

There cannot be any acceleration and expansion of digital economy without biometric Identity Verification (IDV) for all transactions.

-  Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima,
The CEO, 
International Digital Post Network Limited.

Thursday, March 16, 2023

How Biometrics Can Fuel Inclusive Growth in Nigeria’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Sector

Gur Geva, founder and CEO of iiDENTIFii,

The number of active mobile subscriptions in the country has reached about 222,571 million in December 2022 and teledensity of 116.60 percent


How Biometrics Can Fuel Inclusive Growth in Nigeria’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Sector

This technology also plays a powerful role in digital and financial inclusion.

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, March 16, 2023/ -- Nigeria is at an inflection point where it needs to adopt enabling technologies at scale to support high growth in the telecommunications and digital sectors. Using the right technology as a catalyst, these sectors can support financial inclusion and widespread economic growth.

Gur Geva, founder and CEO of iiDENTIFii, a world-leading biometric authentication platform, says, “Biometric technology is a crucial consideration in Nigeria’s ongoing digital expansion. If financial institutions, telecommunications companies and the public sector adopt enterprise-grade biometric authentication, they can provide services to Nigerian consumers safely, efficiently and at scale.”

iiDENTIFii is in the process of rolling out its offering in over 20 countries across Africa following increased demand from both new and existing clients who require a trusted identity verification (IDV) partner in various jurisdictions.

Biometric authentication technology is changing how we identify ourselves with our mobile devices. Using leading technologies, companies such as iiDENTIFii ensure that banks, insurers, telecommunications companies and government institutions are certain that the person on the other end of the screen is identifiable, verifiable and human.

Geva adds, “As the only IDV company in Africa that provides enterprise-grade level services, we understand the far-reaching benefit of biometrics in protecting the assets of companies and consumers and fighting financial crime. We believe the requirement for digitised biometric authentication in Africa is immense. The region is a sleeping giant when it comes to accessing traditional bank accounts, digital banking, and affordable financial services.”

Recent figures from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) state that the number of active mobile subscriptions in the country has reached about 222,571 million in December 2022 and teledensity of 116.60 per cent. This level of digital adoption needs to be met with intentional digital security measures. Added to this, Nigeria’s recent greylisting provides an opportunity to interrogate cyber security in the region and how biometric authentication can deter financial crime.

This technology also plays a powerful role in digital and financial inclusion. Historically, biometric identification has been for the privileged few – the technologically advanced with access to hi-tech, leading-edge equipment – providing access to services that are typically not for the digitally excluded. However, remote digital biometric authentication has a crucial role in bridging the digital divide.

Geva adds, “The digitally excluded are missing out on access. Without access, the keys to both social and financial inclusion are unreachable. Those who do not have access to newer technologies are disadvantaged in healthcare, education and financial support. These areas have a significant negative impact on an individual’s overall quality of life. For this reason, we actively consider unserved and underserved communities in our solutions.”

This inclusive digital identity approach can open doors to critical government services such as labour markets, government benefits and financial services, without the risk of impersonation or fraudulent funding. This extends to those with limited ability to engage in the digital world. “We applaud Nigeria’s focus on digital literacy in the country and are proud to say we are one of the only IDVs that can operate on mobile devices that aren’t smartphones.” There is also the matter of diversity and innate technology bias, which iiDENTIFii targets through their technology, “Our focus in Africa has enabled us to create an extensive library of faces that reflects our continent.”

Undoubtedly, Nigeria’s ICT sector and overall online activity will continue to grow exponentially. Trusting and authenticating the digital identity of individuals communicating and transacting online will continue to become more and more paramount and essential.

Geva concludes, “Nigeria’s ICT sector is making great strides in enabling growth and literacy. We look forward to continuing to collaborate with industry and government stakeholders to drive safety and positive change.”

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of iiDENTIFii.

About iiDENTIFii:

iiDENTIFii is a world-leading remote biometric digital authentication and automated onboarding technology platform. It fulfils the needs of customer-focused organisations that are required to authenticate and onboard customers. Using a frictionless and non-invasive automated proven process that meets customer intelligence and risk and compliance goals, iiDENTIFii ticks all the boxes from a governance and legislative perspective.



Today is #MyFreedomDay

March 16

The Choices You Make, The Actions You Take

Life is about the choices you make and the actions you take. Join us for #MyFreedomDay on March 16 and take the pledge to help end modern-day slavery. › world › myf...

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What action or Call To Action have you taken to End Modern Day Slavery?

Modern Day Slavery includes child labour such as using children as housemaids, houseboys, nannies, hawkers and factory workers and human trafficking of girls and boys.

- Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima,
Founder/Executive Director,
Girls United Together for Success (GUTS),
Since 2014.
Helping and Rescuing Girls in Crisis from child labour, human trafficking and prostitution.
Providing financial support for education, skills acquisition and welfare.