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Funmi Iyanda’s Adaptation Of ‘Walking With Shadows’ Premieres At The BFI London Film Festival

Popular talk show host, Funmi Iyanda’s new film, “Walking With Shadows” premiered at the BFI London film festival.

Movie stars and media personalities Zainab Balogun-Nwachukwu, Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi, and Ozzy Agu attended the event. Author Jude Dibia, producer Olumide Femi, and director Aofie O’kelly were also at the event.

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Tonto Dikeh signs N100m deal with Zikel cosmetics

Controversial Nigerian actress, Tonto Dikeh has signed a N100 million deal with Zikel cosmetics.

The mouth-watering deal makes her the first Nigerian celebrity to be paid such amount for being an ambassador of a makeup brand in Africa.

The mother of one revealed deatails of the contract on her Instagram @tontolet.

Showing that she had been paid “N50 million upfront before the execution of the agreement” and as a plus, would be paid N2 million for products created in her name.

The cosmetics brand announced the new addition to their brand through their official Instagram account.

They said: “KING TONTO joins the ZIKEL COSMETICS family as its Brand Ambassador and the first Nigerian to be paid a whopping sum of N100,000,000 per annum as endorsements for a makeup brand in Africa ! Legally endorsed and managed by Manifield Solicitors.”

The deal also stipulated that bills for services provided by Dikeh(transportation, accommodation, general logistics) to events in favor of the brand would be covered by the company.

The 33-year-old actress got married in 2015 to Oladunni Churchill,a Nigerian businessman and philanthropist, and they have a son from the union.

However, the couple separated in 2017.

Alarinka Africa presents Lens Adventure Meetup – 28th-30th September 2018

Alarinka Africa presents Lens Adventure Meetup – 28th-30th September 2018

A weekend of fun, learning and networking experience

Campfire night
Fish/Barbeque night
Games
Swimming
Trainings
Bonding sessions

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VIDEO: SENSUALITY and MUSIC: Funmi Iyanda’s conversation with YADI I #AskFunmi S2 E11

In this new episode, Funmi Iyanda Meets Yadi, the half of the music duo FRANCK GAMBLE for an intimate interview where Funmi and the pop singer share their views about love, relationships, music and female body…

 

 

VIDEO: Funmi Iyanda (@Funmilola)’s conversation with @calebfemi5 » #AskFunmi Season 2 Episode 2

You can also watch #AskFunmi on the website http://askfunmi.com/#watch

Oya Media UK Announces Season 2 of #AskFunmi Series by TV Icon Funmi Iyanda

Oya Media UK today announced the launch of the Season 2 of #AskFunmi Series by TV Icon Funmi Iyanda.

The Season 2 will debut on Tuesday, 31st October 2017.

Funmi Iyanda established a precedent of truth and openness in the thoughts and views of her guests in the first season of Ask Funmi. And in season 2 she invites a new set of guests onto her couch, delving deeper into their lives, uncovering their views on work, society, and life, and revealing things that have never been shared, which makes for entertaining and thought-provoking watching. She also offers her unusual perspective on some big issues.

Highlights of season 1 included the viral Yoruba Demons deconstruction video and interviews with economist and writer Feyi Fawehinmi, YouTube star and beauty guru John Maclean as well as comedian and Fitness expert Wale Gates.

Season 2 guests include Game of Throne Star Ellie Kendrick, Nigeria’s fastest man and Olympian Seye Ogunlewe, Satirist, Author and Crime Novelist Leye Adenle, popular Sex Historian Kate Lister and many more.

In her word words, Funmi promised that “The Second Season will feature “forward thinking” which is part possibly Funmi code for stirring the hornet’s nest.

Season 2 trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkBN-qwwpnM Read more

Nigeria grants three-year tax reliefs to new TSTV

New pay Television operator, TStv Africa, has been granted three-year tax relief by the federal government.

The newly inaugurated television was also granted tax free dividends to all investors in the company.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced incentives on Sunday night in Abuja at a dinner to mark the official unveiling of the new company.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports TStv Africa is a wholly owned by Nigerian Pay TV operator with refined offerings of novel Unclassified Pay Per View subscription and complimentary internet services. Read more

Twitter trends: Nigerians hail TSTV, mock DSTV others

The launch of a new satellite television, TSTV has been welcomed by many Nigerians who took to their social media platforms to celebrate the new provider.

While celebrating the new provider, they mocked DSTV and other cable service providers saying that TSTV has brought very good competition that would put them   on their toes.

Many of the Nigerians who alleged exploitation by existing satellite TV providers said that TSTV has  affordable rates and better offers.

TSTV among other things, promises  to offer pay-per-view, affordable subscription rates with daily subscription available as well as a 20gb free data all for a N5,000 decoder and maximum monthly subscription of N3,000.

Long before it was launched on Oct. 1, many Nigerians had treated the news of its coming with much anticipation.  Many believe the coming of TSTV will break the control of DSTV.

On twitter, TSTV trended with over 26,000 mentions as at the time of this report. Read more

The Crafters’ Conference 2017 ~ September 23 #tcc2017

The Crafters’ Conference 2017 (TCC 2017)

Theme: Crafting Our future with both hands.

Date: September 23, 2017

Venue: Shalom Park and Events Centre, Igando, Alimosho LG, Lagos State.

For more information, kindly visit https://craftersconference.zazeesworld.com

#tcc2017 #thecraftersconference #TheCraftressOnTheStrings #crafts #crafters #igando #alimosho #Lagos #Nigeria #September23

Nollywood star, Mercy Johnson now SSA entertainment, Kogi State

Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has appointed Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson-Okojie, as Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on entertainment, arts and culture .

Johnson’s appointment was announced, along with 62 others, in a statement issued in Lokoja on Tuesday by the Secretary to the State Government ( SSG), Dr Folashade Ayoade.

The appointments take effect from April 1, the statement said.

According to Ayoade, the rationale for the appointments is to “fill key positions with the right people and to broaden inclusiveness in governance by bringing people from more communities on board”. Read more

Funmi Iyanda’s (@funmilola) Change-A-Life Annual TV Show hosts 2017 special edition #changealifeng

….host a panel discussion with key players in the entertainment, politics/governance, power, manufacturing/production and technology.

…airs live on Sunday, January 1, 2017 from 9am on the NTA Network.

 

On the 1st of January 2017 from 9am on the NTA Network, CAL returns with the T.V show, bigger and better. The show will host a panel discussion with key players in the following sectors: entertainment, politics/governance, power, manufacturing/production and technology.

The panellists will discuss the strides that have been made in advancing these sectors in Nigeria as well as mishaps and give their projections, hopes and suggestions for the future. The show intends to raise awareness on happenings in the society and also encourage everyday individuals to make little personal changes and continuous acts of kindness to help change lives.

In the words of Leyman Gbowee, ‘We must ignite the spirit of Ubuntu – I am what I am because of who we all are’.

The show will end in a New Year’s Day celebration with Change-A-Life’s beneficiaries to put a smile on the faces by providing them with gift items. Read more

Despite recession, Lagos generated more revenue in 2016 – Ambode

…As Tinubu, Aregbesola, ex-govs grace special evening with gov

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Sunday hailed tax payers in the State for performing their civic obligations faithfully, saying the State recorded more Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in 2016 than what was recorded in 2015 despite economic recession in the country.

As at December 16, 2016 the State had raked in N287billion IGR for the year under review as against N268.2billion generated in 2015.

Speaking at a special evening of music and camaraderie held at the Lagos House, Ikeja, to usher in the Yuletide season, Governor Ambode said the taxes paid by the people have been judiciously utilized to upgrade infrastructures and provide various services, just as he said that Lagosians deserved to be appreciated for cooperating with government in that regard. Read more

Jennifer Aniston makes a new friend on Emirates

Hollywood actress, director and producer Jennifer Aniston makes a return to the Emirates A380, and makes a new friend, in a new global digital and TV advertising campaign for the world’s best airline*.

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The ad builds on the success of the first Emirates-Jennifer Aniston ad launched last year, a much talked-about campaign which quickly went viral.
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In a similar vein to the first light-hearted TVC, the Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning actress brings her distinctive personality, classic style, and a touch of humour, to showcase the A380. In the ad, Jennifer befriends Cooper, a feisty young boy who she finds playing in her Private Suite in the Emirates First Class cabin, while she was freshening up in the Shower Spa. The two strike up a conversation and build rapport, as they stroll through Emirates’ Business Class cabin and Onboard Lounge. Sitting on the stairs between the lower and upper decks of the aircraft, Cooper tells Jennifer about his aspirations to become a pilot – of ‘this plane’, pointing to his model Emirates A380 aircraft. In Economy Class, Cooper is finally reunited with his surprised parents where Jennifer chooses to remain and enjoy Emirates’ ice inflight entertainment system with Cooper. The ad ends with Cooper’s mother relaxing in Jennifer’s Private Suite, having exchanged places with the Hollywood star.

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Boutros Boutros, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Marketing & Brand explained: “A year ago, when we launched our first ad featuring Jennifer Aniston, we were overwhelmed by what a social phenomenon it became. The humour resonated with audiences around the world, and the ad was viewed by millions of people, generating thousands of conversations. Fans of both Emirates and Jennifer loved her effortless charm and humour, and enjoyed a story that deviated from traditional airline advertising.

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“We were overrun with requests to see Jennifer again. She has an enduring, universal appeal that is at once sophisticated, but also down to earth – a great match for our brand. This new ad perfectly captures the fun, spontaneity and glamour of flying on Emirates, and we are confident audiences will find it as memorable as the first.”

The TVC was directed by industry veteran and Oscar-nominee Bryan Buckley, who is acclaimed for his numerous Super Bowl ads. The script and creative concept was a collaboration between Buckley and Emirates’ in-house advertising team and produced in conjunction with the WPP Group.

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