Monthly Archives: August 2016

EbonyLife TV Sisterhood Awards 2016, nominate NOW!

There’s nothing we like to do more than give praise where praise is due! EbonyLife TV is proud to announce this year’s EbonyLife TV Sisterhood Awards, which will be hosted in special partnership with the Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ).

“This year’s Sisterhood Awards are truly a cause for excitement!” said Mo Abudu, CEO and Chairwoman of EbonyLife TV, “As we empower women to work together and accomplish great things, we celebrate those women who have excelled in their fields. If you know a sister—young, old, Christian or Muslim— from any part of Nigeria, who is making a difference in our society, please visit our website and nominate them now. We want to recognize them as our way of showing thanks for all they do for us.”

The first EbonyLife TV Sisterhood Awards took place in 2014 as part of the 50th birthday celebration for media entrepreneur Mo Abudu. The inaugural event set the precedent for an awards ceremony that continues to honor women who have accomplished achievements in their areas of expertise and have yet to receive recognition for their excellence.

The ten award categories include Film and TV Director of the Year, Fashion Designer of the Year, Philanthropist of the Year, TV Personality of the Year, and more. The recipients of the 2014 awards were Mosunmola Umoru, Entrepreneur of the Year; Chioma Omeruah (Chigul), Comedienne of the Year; Aisha Augie Auta, Photographer of the Year; Crystal Chigbu, Philanthropist of the Year; Ema Edosio, Film & TV Director of the Year; Ifeyinwa Ojekwe, Made in Nigeria Product of the Year; Mai Atafo– Man of the Year; Bisola Adeniyi, Fashion Designer of the Year; and Chief Nike Okundaye Davies, Lifetime Achievement Award. According to EbonyLife TV, criteria for award recipients is based solely on excellence, dedication, innovation, impact, and integrity.

EbonyLife TV is proud to partner   with WIMBIZ for the 2016 awards. WIMBIZ seeks to inspire and

Empower women to excel in leadership positions in business, management, and public service. “At WIMBIZ, our focus continues to be on female empowerment and encouraging women to thrive in spite of the obstacles we may face. In light of this and in celebration of our 15th anniversary, it is with much delight and anticipation that we welcome this year’s Sisterhood Awards; we honor women who have made a mark in their respective sectors, women who stand tall as positive role models for girls everywhere today. As we continue to push boundaries and break glass ceilings at national and international levels, these awards serve to remind women in management, business and public service that their efforts do not go unnoticed,” said Aishah Ahmad, CFA, Chairperson, Executive Council, WIMBIZ.

The EbonyLife TV Sisterhood Awards will be held at the grand Eko Hotels and Suites in Lagos, Nigeria, on November 4, 2016. Nominations are currently being accepted and will be closed on Saturday, October 1, 2016. More information can be found at http://www.ebonylifetv.com/

 

ELFIKE FILM COLLECTIVE’s ‘THE WEDDING PARTY’ TO PREMIERE ON OPENING NIGHT OF THE 2016 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The Toronto International Film Festival® today announced Elfike Film Collective’s ‘The Wedding Party’ will premiere on its prestigious opening night as a selection of the Spotlight City to City programme.
The Kemi Adetiba directed romcom stars some of Africa’s biggest stars led by Richard Mofe-Damijo, Sola Sobowale, Alibaba, Iretiola Doyle, Banky W, and Adesua Etomi, with the stars of the film expected to attend the premiere.

We are pleased to welcome The Wedding Party by award-winning filmmaker Kemi Adetiba to the Festival, and are proud to present it to a global audience,” said Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival. “Adetiba has delivered an exciting character-driven film on a grand scale, while putting her own unique spin on a familiar genre.”

According to Executive Producer, Mo Abudu “This will be the second time an EbonyLife movie is selected to screen at an International Film Festival of great repute, TIFF’s selection of ‘The Wedding Party’ is a true honour. I can’t think of a better place, or a better global audience for the film’s festival Premiere.”

Written by playwright Tosin Otudeko and Kemi Adetiba, ‘The Wedding Party’ is an Elfike Film Collective production – a first of its kind initiative designed to raise the bar in African storytelling through unrivalled technical achievement in filmmaking and creative media arts. Elfike Film Collective is a collaboration of Africa’s leading powerhouses – EbonyLife Films, FilmOne Distribution, Inkblot Productions and Koga Studios. It is the first time industry giants will partner on a film project and with TIFF’s recognition is proving that Collectives can grow and prosper the continent’s film community.

Set in Lagos, Nigeria, The Wedding Party is the story of Dunni Coker (Adesua Etomi), a 24 year old art gallery owner and only daughter of her parents about to marry the love of her life, IT entrepreneur Dozie (Banky W). The couple took a vow of chastity and is looking forward to a ground-breaking first night together as a married couple.

Alibaba and Sola Sobowale play the role of Dunni’s parents while Iretiola Doyle and Richard Mofe-Damijo play Dozie’s parents. Other notable names in the stellar cast include Zainab Balogun, AY, Beverly Naya, Emma OhMyGod, Lepacious Bose, Somkele Idhalama, Daniella Brown, Ikechukwu Onunaku, Ayo Makun, Enyinna Nwigwe, Kunle Idowu, Sambasa Nzeribe, Hafiz Oyetoro amongst others.

The Wedding Party’ will take guests on a journey to the rockiest wedding day in Nigeria’s history. Wedding guests will have to take their seats and see whether the wedding planner succeeds or if the groom’s ex-girlfriends will disrupt the day’s proceedings. One thing is certain ‘The Wedding Party’ will be the talk of the town.

The 41st Toronto International Film Festival runs from the 8th to 18th of September, 2016. The Lagos International Premiere of ‘The Wedding Party’ which will hold at The Landmark Centre in November 2016 and promises to be an unforgettable night of pomp and pageantry.

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Take the Ride of your life with the Talk of the town, it’s The Boot!

The exclusive setting all celebs insist on: Red carpet, Chauffeur and 2 chrome exhaust pipes. Prepare for insanity, madness and rolling around with laughter as EbonyLife TV launches more belly-aching entertainment that’ll have you questioning your sanity! Comedy meets talk as Derenle Edun and his sidekick, Frank Donga hijack unsuspecting celebrities on the streets of Lagos.

The thirteen part, 30 minute series will premiere on Sunday 14th August at 21:30 CAT and features the following favourites: Lax, Adunni Ade, Toyin Aihmaku, Lil Kesh, YCee, Dj Sose, Gbenro Ajibade, Nedu, Chigul, Praiz, Muna, Banky W, Brymo.

What makes The Boot different to anything you’ve seen before?

Come on, do we have to spell it out? Anything with the eccentric Denrele is bound to be new, innovative and refreshing…this time he throws on his signature BOOTS and has the hilarious Frank Donga roll out the red carpet to their ‘VIP’ ride, as they jack top Naija stars into a roadside chat that they would never see coming. The conversations are uncensored, unchecked, unconstrained and what’s more? They all takes place in a PIMPED OUT KEKE!

 “The Boot is going to redefine reality TV and talk shows in Africa.”- Frank Donga