Showing posts with label stars. Show all posts
Showing posts with label stars. Show all posts

Monday, June 14, 2010

Please, before you crucify Nigerian Hip-hop Stars and Wannabes

Please, before you crucify Nigerian Hip-hop Stars and Wannabes, look at the brains behind them.
Do not blame the babies swimming in a dirty pool and may even stool in the pool.
Blame their careless guardians or parents who left them in the mess.

The recording studios and DJs should be held responsible for exploiting the naivety and ignorance of majority of these artistes who actually can still improve and excel if well groomed, managed and produced by seasoned musicians and not semi-literate sound engineers and DJs who just want to collect the cash and record any rubbish with mixed and sampled music from keyboards. Then bribe Radio DJs and TV VJs to give them constant rotation and hype them to the public.

Mo' Hits All Stars label spends millions of naira to pay DJs and VJs to hype their artistes. But most of these DJs and VJs are illiterates in music. Their knowledge of music history is even poor. So, they cannot do much for these artistes. They are birds of the same feather.
Most of these artistes will fail performance auditions for High School pupils in the U.S.
Their live performances show their shortcomings when they are not Lip-synching and miming.

The first place for any prospective Pop, R&B, Hip-hop and others is the Artists and Repertoire (A&R) dept of a recording label or company where you must pass through the mill until you are Okayed for recording.
In our days, no "demo", no "deal memo".
But today, the A&R is absent and majority of them do not even know the meaning.

If you cannot play any musical instrument like the guitar or piano, and have not had voice training, then keep away from the recording studio.

Friday, August 14, 2009

MOFILM Gives Filmmakers the Chance to Shine With the Stars at The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival

13 Aug 2009 11:00 Africa/Lagos

MOFILM Gives Filmmakers the Chance to Shine With the Stars at The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival

LONDON, August 13/PRNewswire/ --

- Global Mega Brands Support MOFILM 'Make an Ad' Competition for the London Film Festival

MOFILM, a pioneer of User Generated Content (UGC), has announced it is to be a Main Sponsor of The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival taking place from 14-29 October 2009.

Following the success of the MOFILM Cannes Lions User Generated Content (UGC) competition with Spike Lee, MOFILM is launching its second online competition with some of the world's biggest brands including AT&T, Best Buy, Campbell's, Hewlett Packard, McDonald's, Nokia, PepsiCo (Pepsi Max) and Unilever (OMO).

Each brand will provide a creative brief on the MOFILM website ( for a limited period. Entrants will create a 90 second advertisement based on the creative brief and upload it to the MOFILM website before the closing date. The competition is open to anyone over the age of 16, with awards and prizes to be selected by a brand representatives and a distinguished group of independent judges.

Andy Baker, CEO of MOFILM said, "We are thrilled to be working with the London Film Festival and so many exciting brands to provide this global showcase for ordinary filmmakers and the MOFILM community. It's fantastic that London, one of the most prestigious international film festivals in the world, is supporting emerging talent in this way."

MOFILM and its partners are offering more than US$200,000 in prizes and an opportunity to "walk the red carpet" with celebrities and leaders in the film community at the London Film Festival. The overall winning advertisement will also be played prior to the MOFILM Gala at the Festival.

Michael Mendenhall, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at HP, one of the participating brands, said "We are pleased to be working with MOFILM again after an exciting run at the Cannes Lions Advertising Festival. The London Film Festival provides consumers and the global creative community an unprecedented platform for expression in a world where the tools for creating content have never been more accessible."

The London Film Festival competition follows on from the highly successful "MOFILM U12 Competition" at the Cannes Lions Advertising Festival, with Spike Lee, which saw creators from more than 120 countries compete for top prizes and a chance to be on set with Spike Lee during his next project. First time ad maker, Hiroki Ono, a 23-year-old from Yokohama, Japan took the Grand Prize with his winning video for Nokia, "Feel the Globe."

The MOFILM competition opens today and closes October 5, 2009 at Noon GMT. Brand winners will be announced on October 12 and the top three finalists selected on October 20 at the Festival. All brand winners will be flown to London to experience the 53rd Times London Film Festival, with the grand prize winner walking the red carpet at the MOFILM Gala. For complete competition rules and to enter, please visit MOFILM at


MOFILM is a pioneer in sourcing user-generated content for TV, online and mobile channels around the world as well as 'made for mobile' content. MOFILM distributes content to more than fifty countries and works with major film festivals and film schools to showcase the use of new media including mobile and the Internet. For more information visit:

MOFILM supporters include Accenture, providing the video hosting technology; the GSM Association, with mobile marketing expertise; Hill & Knowlton, providing PR and social media expertise and The Marketing 50 executive network.

Source: MOFILM

Ralph Cochrane for MOFILM, +44-161-927-3150,; or Meredith Kish of Hill & Knowlton for MOFILM, +1-212-885-0329,

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MOFILM bietet Filmemachern die Chance, beim 53. The Times BFI London Film Festival mit den Stars zu glänzen

MOFILM offre aux réalisateurs l'occasion de briller avec les stars au 53e Festival Times BFI de Londres

Thursday, April 23, 2009

See You in Cannes (Part 1)

See You in Cannes (Part 1)

This morning we were at the French Consulate in Ikoyi for a visa appointment and Fidelis Duker, the COO of the Abuja International Film Festival was there as well. Supple magazine and a selection of Nigerian newspapers have been given press accreditation for the forthcoming 62nd Festival de Cannes. Fidelis Duker is one of the most hardworking professionals doing their best for the sustainable development of the $236 million Nigerian film industry.

The Cannes Film Festival is the biggest and most popular film festival in the world and attracts the top stars of Hollywood and Bollywood to the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in Cannes south of France every May, but most of the so called leading stars of Nollywood are ignorant of Cannes. Supple magazine is going to convene the first forum on Nollywood and the Cannes film Festival to inform the Nigerian actors, actresses, marketers, and the general public on the film festival and why Nigeria should not be left of the competition at Cannes. Our goal is to challenge Nigerian filmmakers to compete for the highest honors at the Festival de Cannes.

~ Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima

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