Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Video: Violence Against Women A Barrier To Peaceful Future For All

Violence Against Women A Barrier To Peaceful Future For All

NEW YORK, 25 November 2019 / PRN Africa / -- "As we go about our business, one woman in three that we encounter has been or will be subjected to violence,” said Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, UN Chef de Cabinet, speaking on behalf of the Secretary-General.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Comscore Receives Outstanding Award from the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria

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Comscore Is Recognized by West African Industry Association for Outstanding Contributions to RegionAward honors Comscore as a leader in box office measurement for the African market.

RESTON, Va., Nov. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Comscore (NASDAQ: SCOR), a trusted partner for planning, transacting, and evaluating media across platforms, today announced that it has been given the "Emerging Cinema Markets Award for Outstanding Contribution" by the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN) for its leadership and contributions to box office measurement for the region. This award was presented to Comscore on Wednesday, November 20 at the 2019 Emerging Cinema Markets Conference in Istanbul, Turkey.

"CEAN has seen the benefit of making theatrical performance data available and Comscore's commitment to our market has helped stakeholders in our industry grow immensely," said Patrick Lee, Chairman of the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria. "Now that Nigeria's potential is being showcased on the world stage, we are proud to be a part of rising international box office performance."

Monday, November 18, 2019

Nigerian Startup Excels After Participating in Africa’s First EdTech Incubator – Apply Now!

Nigerian Startup Excels After Participating in Africa’s First EdTech Incubator – Apply Now!

Applications to take part in the fourth cohort of Africa’s first EdTech incubator and seed investment programme, Injini, have recently opened. Through the programme, selected African startups operating in the education sector will have the opportunity to access financial and bespoke advisory support from industry experts and skilled business mentors.

Friday, November 8, 2019

NDDC And The New Realities: A Vote For The Interim Management Committee


Henry Kissinger, a renowned former US Diplomat said that the success of any government is its ability to bring about new realities. When President Buhari in his quest for a new beginning, ordered a forensic audit into the activities of NDDC from inception to date, little did political influencers in the region imagine it would come to fruition. When he took a further step by directing the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs to inaugurate an Interim Management Committee to create the enabling environment for the audit, they broke the secure locks of hades and unleashed ancient demons to invade television houses and game newspaper columnists with vile propaganda.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

AFRIFF 2019 Opens With Syrian War Documentary, "For Sama" on Sunday

"Sama, you are the most beautiful thing in our life, but what a life I have brought you into."
- Waad al-Kateab in 2016.

The 2019 African International Film Festival (AFRIFF) will open on Sunday, November 10 with the critically acclaimed gripping Syrian war documentary film, "FOR SAMA". The multiple award winning eyewitness accounts of a brave Syrian mother, Waad al-Kateab will echo the traumatic agonies of the unfortunate victims in similar terrifying conflicts raging in northern Nigeria and southern Sudan. Waad al-Kateab’s bravery symbolises the theme of this year, "SHEROES" celebrating the heroism of brave women in the existential challenges of life on earth.

Monday, November 4, 2019

KAICIID Allocates 1.5 Million Euros for Initiatives to Counter Hate Speech in 2020

KAICIID Allocates 1.5 Million Euros for Initiatives to Counter Hate Speech in 2020

The International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) 
31 oct, 2019, 16:59 WAT

VIENNA, Oct. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Faisal bin Muammaar, Secretary General of the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) announced an allocation of nearly 1.5 million Euros for initiatives aimed at countering hate speech across the Centre's global programmes in 2020.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

New Global Breakthrough for Nollywood Before Christmas

New Global Breakthrough for Nollywood Before Christmas

Nollywood is the first indie film industry in Africa started by guerrilla filmmakers in southern Nigeria in the 1990s with the groundbreaking blockbuster movie "Living in Bondage" in 1992. It was  followed by thousands of other movies shot on video and widely sold on the streets; pirated across the borders to the neighbouring countries in West Africa and finally shared on the internet through #YouTube and other online platforms. It was called "Nollywood"  by Norimitsu Onishi,  who was the Chief of The New York Times's southern Africa bureau, based in Johannesburg in 2002 before the Africa Magic series of Nollywood was launched by M-Net of the Multichoic group on #DStv on July 14, 2003 and making all the popular Nigerian stars household names in millions of homes in Africa.
See How Nollywood Redefined Conversations on African Cinema and Culture