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Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Invocation and Eternal close the 2nd Eko International Film Festival

The international award winning film Eternal closed the second Eko International Film Festival in Lagos on Thursday July 14, 2011.

Thursday July 14, 2011.

The Invocation and Eternal close the 2nd Eko International Film Festival

Emmanuel Itier’s dialectical spiritual documentary The Invocation and Chike Ibekwe’s melodramatic metaphysical drama Eternal closed the second edition of the annual Eko International Film Festival (EKOIFF) Thursday morning at the Silverbird Cinemas of the Silverbird Galleria on Victoria Island, Lagos.

International award winning documentaries, features and short films from Nigeria, Europe and the U.S. were screened from the opening last Saturday July 9 to the closing day on Thursday July 14. The free event attracted leading stakeholders in Nollywood, including top filmmakers, journalists, film critics and the public who had to come to the venue even in the downpour and flood of a very wet season in the coastal mega city of Nigeria, the hub of Africa’s first film industry rated as the second largest in the world by UNESCO.

The President of Eko International Film Festival, Mr. Hope Obioma Opara thanked the Silverbird Group for providing a very conducive venue at the Silverbird Galleria and promoting the event on Silverbird TV, Rhythm FM 93.7 and supporting his company Supple Communications Limited to organize a successful film festival. He also appreciated the morale support of the Nigerian press for the highly commendable news coverage of the event and promises that the third edition next year will be better with the cooperation and support of more participants and sponsors.

“Hopefully, we are going to have corporate sponsors for the third edition in 2012. In fact the preparation for the next one has already begun,” said Mr. Opara. He reemphasized that the mission of Eko International Film Festival is to promote the best interests of Nollywood and use the film festival to make Lagos State a major tourist destination in the world as the famous Cannes Film Festival is doing for France.

The Founder/Festival Director Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima appreciated the outstanding quality of the submitted films from both local and international filmmakers; notably Faruk Lasaki’s romantic thriller Changing Faces, Iara Lee’s socio-political documentary Cultures of Resistance, Emmanuel Itier’s intellectual and spiritual documentary The Invocation, Chike Ibekwe’s metaphysical drama Eternal, Joseph Ugochukwu Ubaka’s engaging urban crime thriller Lilies of the Ghetto and Kayode Ibisankale’s well researched documentary on the Yoruba’s Talking Drum Dundun.

“The enthusiasm of filmmakers to participate in Eko International Film Festival is our greatest encouragement, because what makes a successful film festival is the quality of the films. But, with corporate sponsors we would be able to screen more international award winning films next year and host the filmmakers,” said Michael Chima.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Nigerian Born American Artiste Outragiuz Storms Nigeria


19 Jan 2010 01:23 Africa/Lagos

Nigerian Born American Artiste Outragiuz Storms Nigeria

LAGOS, Jan. 19 /Nigerians Report - Nigerian born American crossover artiste Ouragiuz is in Lagos, Nigeria, to promote the latest singles from his first album. The title of the album will not be revealed until the official release.
“The title of my album is going to be a shocker and the design is really outrageous,” said Outragiuz, who was on the top ten chart of Channel O Countdown for seven weeks and received over two million text messages from fans.

Outragiuz has been performing for eight years and started from Denmark before relocating to America in 2003. He has also had gigs in Germany and Sweden. In US, he has been performing in Atlanta, South Carolina, Florida, and New York City.

The tall and macho fair complexioned Outragiuz has been interviewed on the popular Silverbird TV and Superscreen TV in Lagos with over ten million viewers.

The unique tattoos on his body have attracted so much attention and Outragiuz has explained the reasons for these tattoos. The most attractive is the tattoo of Jesus Christ crucified on his upper right hand which is a testimony of his Christian faith. The other tattoos represent different important things in his life.

DJ Humility of the popular Rhythm 93.7 and other DJs say his songs are passionate and captivating.
They have given thumbs up to Outragiuz for his outstanding talent, class and style.
"He is as good as Wale and other acclaimed Nigerian born music stars," said his publicist, Mr. Hope Obioma Opara, the CEO of Supple Communications Limited and Publisher of the popular Supple magazine in Lagos.
His love ballads and R & B songs will surely hook listeners, especially, Love Addiction, Lonely is the Night and Key to My Heart.

Outragiuz is looking forward to the release of his singles and live performances in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja before returning to the US.

Source: International Digital Post Network (IDPN)

Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima
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Nigerians Report
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