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Chocolate City and EbonyLife TV set to launch ‘Chocolate City Unsigned’- in search of the next biggest music star. Sponsors to be unveiled by March ending

LAGOS, NIGERIA (January 28, 2016) Chocolate City and EbonyLife TV have announced a strategic partnership called ‘Chocolate City Unsigned’, a genuine homegrown reality TV show created to search for the next Africa’s biggest music star, spearheaded by Chocolate City, one of Africa’s biggest indigenous record labels, and EbonyLife TV, Africa’s first Global Black Entertainment and Lifestyle network and production powerhouse.

This project was announced at a press conference which held on January 28, 2016, and which had in attendance the Executive Chairman and CEO of EbonyLife TV, Mo Abudu; President of Chocolate City Group, Audu Makori; CEO of Chocolate City, Jude Abaga (M.I), as well as Victoria Kimani, and other key Chocolate City talents.

Chocolate City Unsigned is set to be the first ever indigenous pan-African talent hunt show created with the sole

aim of discovering, developing and supporting fresh artistes, giving them a platform to showcase their skills,

launching them into a professional career of instant music sensation, stardom and celebrity status.

The EbonyLife TV and Chocolate City partnership recognizes Africa as home to the highest concentration

of a rapidly growing, vibrant and young class of people who have an amazing penchant for the most

passionate and most fervent music culture in the world; a rising creative generation to watch and the next

wave of stars poised to take the African music industry by storm.

In view of this, Chocolate City Unsigned is a great opportunity for brands that not only wish to gain a foothold with Africa’s teeming new audiences, but who also understand just how important music is to these young target demographic, and who therefore wish to form stronger connections with them while introducing their brands to them through the new and innovative music talent hunt property. Sponsors for the show will be unveiled by the end of March, 2016.

Registration for the Chocolate City Unsigned competition will be opened to all interested participants across

Africa on March 21, 2016 while the competition proper is billed to commence in Lagos, Nigeria, in May 2016.

Chocolate City Unsigned will be televised on EbonyLife TV and other select TV channels.

According to Audu Maikori, “Chocolate City Unsigned is set to bring in something that no music reality TV has

ever had – artist discovery, developments and support from a team that has done so with some of Nigerians

biggest artistes. The competition is the first indigenous music reality Television show in Nigeria to discover new talents across the African landscape.”

For Mo Abudu, whose movie production, FIFTY, from the EbonyLife Films’ stable, is highly successful today as one of the longest-running cinema releases in Nigeria’s film history, “Africa is brimming with thousands of yet-to-be-discovered singing talents and this partnership of globally recognized brands, EbonyLife TV and Chocolate City, through Chocolate City Unsigned, is poised to create a truly indigenous platform that guarantees youths jobs for life from a record label that understands the African music scene more than anyone else; one that knows how to create stars and make them relevant to the African market. We are greatly excited about this platform, not only for the African youth, but also for brands that appreciate the power of an amazing music property to connect with the drivers of arguably the most vital segment of the economy.”

For CEO of Chocolate City, M.I (Jude Abaga), “In summary, Chocolate City Unsigned is about creating stars. I’m a living proof of this exciting reality and I and the team are now ready to take others on this amazing journey to stardom. Chocolate City have the recipe for making music stars and EbonyLife TV have the recipe for making TV stars. It’s a partnership like none other. We both create stars because we understand the local nuances of making stars; we find raw talent from nowhere and take them right to the top. Chocolate City Unsigned will do nothing less.”

 

The Emotional Brand Master Class

January, 2016 The Emotional Brand Master Class premiers its planned 2016 emotion based programs with the first of its kind workshop titled The Power of Emotions: Using positive emotions to build your brand on 27th February, 2016 at 10am.  This event which is set to hold in Lagos, will showcase four renowned speakers in the persons of Life Coach, Lanre Olusola, Brand Strategist & Coach, Charles O’Tudor, Star actress and Former WIMBIZ Chair, Dakore Akande and Osayi Allie respectively. Moderating the event will be Life Design & Business Strategist, Steve Harris.

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As the name implies, this first workshop is designed with the goal of understanding the human emotions and what, if any, role it plays in brand maximisation, especially for women. The event will focus on four focal aspects; how to Use your Emotions, how to understand The Power of Psychological & Emotional Branding with a perspective on the future of personal and corporate branding, what are Deadly Emotions and how to overcome them and finally, Women and their Emotions – A liability or an asset. Each speaker bringing a world of knowledge and experience will tackle each of these focal aspects with first a talk and then, a Q&A section moderated by the esteemed, Steve Harris.

A major part of the workshop will be a special 2-3 hours of hands-on group and one- on-one therapy sessions handled by a team of certified life Coaches and Therapists after every talk. This section is designed to further provide personalised solutions for attendees with emotional challenges.

One of the four speakers and co-organizer of the event, Charles O’Tudor, the renowned Brand Strategist, Public Speaker and Coach as well as Principal Consultant of ADSTRAT Brand Consultants, who was also widely celebrated as the Boss of The Intern – the first ever business reality TV show in Nigeria, sponsored by former Bank PHB, has said ‘your brand can be destroyed or sustained by emotions’, thus illuminating The Power of Psychological & Emotional Branding, one of the four focal aspects to be discussed at the workshop.

Stating the importance of this workshop on his acclaimed Saturday Morning radio talk show, Be All You Can Be, Africa’s premier Life Coach, Lanre Olusola, famously known as The Catalyst is quoted saying that ‘your external state is a reflection of your internal state’. Olusola is the Founder and head-coach at the Olusola Lanre Coaching Academy, a Mind, Emotions and Behavioural Change coaching academy geared towards developing a deep awareness of self, potentials and achievable possibilities. He is also renowned for extensive array of works of Coaching, Publishing and Keynote Speaking with individuals and organisations, both national and internationally, some of which includes the World Bank, DFID and The British Council, Ericsson, Total, and EbonyLife TV. The Money Book being his latest bestselling publication and presently on Amazon’s digital Library.

Registration for the event is still on-going for a token fee of N15, 000 and will continue until February 19th, 2016. However, available seats are limited as the event is rapidly selling out and individuals and organizations are encouraged to sponsor participants.  Full details for the event are listed below:

Date: 27th February, 2016

Time: 10am Prompt

Venue: The Lekki Coliseum, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos

Speakers:  Lanre Olusola, Charles O’Tudor, Dakore Akande and Osayi Alile

Moderator: Steve Harris

Registration: Visit http://www.the-ultimatewoman.com/ or call 08077077000, 08055151504

 

Which New Year foods bring bad luck?

Dec 31, 2015 Whilst searching for refreshing content and information to pass on to readers, I came across some very interesting facts surrounding “New Year Traditions”. Whilst some are a bit extreme, (depending on how superstitious you are) I do find a lot of these facts stimulating and thought-provoking and hey, no knowledge is wasted so here goes…

It is tradition to ring in the New Year with friends, family and loved ones in general. Whilst it makes sense that you wouldn’t want to ring in the New Year with your enemies, the argument goes much deeper than that…it is said that the first people you see in the New Year will either bring you good or bad luck, so hang around your friends and family at the turn of the year for a year of good luck and good vibes.

The first New Year was celebrated 4,000 years ago by the Babylonians (that’s just a nice fact for you).

Statistics show that more cars are stolen on New Year’s Day than any other holiday.

In Italy, people wear red underwear on New Year’s Day to bring good luck all year round (you’d think it’d be green as green is usually the colour that symbolises luck, right?)

In some places, it is believed to be good luck to eat foods like black eyed peas, ham and cabbage as they supposedly bring prosperity (so if you’re superstitious, get munching!) But on the other side of things, if you want to have a happy new year, you shouldn’t eat lobster or chicken and here’s the reasoning behind it…lobsters can move backward and chickens can scratch in reverse, so it is believed that these foods can bring the reversal of fortune (take from it what you will…hehehe)

 

Cheers to a new year and another chance to get it right

Dec 31, 2015 To say this year went by in a flash would be an understatement, I mean I remember what I was doing this time last year at this very moment. As we get ready to say goodbye to 2015 and welcome 2016, I’m sure as we do year in and year out, some of us plan to make New Year Resolutions. I’m not going to discourage you from taking on New Year resolutions but the truth is, we all have areas in our lives that need improvement so instead of giving yourself the added pressure of “I’m going to stop doing this thing this year” or “I’m going to start doing that thing this year” why not explore the idea of becoming a better and stronger person in general?

Let me break it down, making a New Year resolution means you pick one area of your life or one habit (most likely negative) that you want to kick out the pan. But making such promises or resolutions can put added pressure on oneself, furthermore if you were to break that resolution, let’s face it most people would say “I’ve broken the resolution, I might as well quit now” and that’s a very normal way to react. But if we turn it on its head, choosing to become a “better me” has no expiration date, it’s an ongoing process. Prodding further, it covers every area of your life. If you fall off the wagon, you can get back on it.

So, how do I become a “better me?” I hear you ask, well here are a few pointers from the top of my head.

The first one is obvious, eat healthier. When we fuel our bodies with good food filled with nutrients, it is the beginning of self- love. This is the body you’re going to be lugging around for the rest of your life, so you may as well love it and be good to it, right? Eating healthier not only makes you feel great, it reduces the chances of developing numerous diseases.

Simplify your life. Every so often you need to re-evaluate your situation. Don’t forget you’re constantly evolving and changing. There are some people who you may not need in your life anymore and are currently holding you back; someone who was there for a season and that season has gone. Cut them off. Let me illustrate further…just like a baby’s umbilical cord is cut at birth for him or her to be free from their mother, so you must metaphorically do the same. I once heard this striking phrase “Evaluate the people in your life, then promote, demote or terminate. You are the CEO of your life!”

Spend more time with loved ones. It’s easy to get tied up with the hustle and bustle of life that we tend to get side tracked and forget to spend time with our loved ones. Make it a practice to visit family and friends at least once a month (especially older relatives, remember nobody lives forever and you don’t want to regret anything).

Show gratitude. A report once revealed that those who show gratitude regularly have higher levels of positive emotions including life satisfaction, vitality and optimism. Here’s a scientific fact for you: Materialistic people have all the “tangible” things but they’re low in well-being…the reason? They lack gratitude.

There are many more but I’ll end with this one…leave your comfort zone and challenge yourself! No one ever became great without breaking down the invisible walls they formed around themselves. Try new things, fail a few times. Take up a new hobby or travel the world. Whatever it is, just do something.

So like I said, forget the New Year resolutions and begin creating a “better me”. Not only will you feel the difference; people around you will be impacted positively!

 

Tigerlily Gym Gear Announces Availability Of Its Fitness Apparel in Nigeria

Acclaimed Nigerian celebrity stylist, Lilian Unachukwu is pleased to announce the availability of her vibrant gym gear collection, TigerLily Gym Gear for purchase at Liam Fashion Agency.

TigerLily Gym Gear specializes in making fashionable yet comfortable sports gear, combining a rare and exotic mix of luxurious fabrics and colours available on the market, which can be worn both to the gym or as streetwear given its versatility and fashion-forward feel. As a result of TigerLily Gym Gear’s soft launch which was generously received by consumers, and sold out, Lilian is now excited to bring this to a broader base of consumers in Nigeria.

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“Unlike other brands in the marketplace, my collection was meant to feel attainable for the every day person who is looking to feel great while working out, but is so versatile, they can also step out onto the street in it,” “I designed the TigerLily Gym Gear collection with an eye on style as well as comfort, including designing every piece to accommodate the African climate, using lightweight, breathable fabrics.” -Lilian Unachukwu, Founder and Designer of TigerLily Gym Gear.

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TigerLily Gym Gear is the world’s first and only athletic wear company owned and operated by a Nigerian. “We are African pioneers in this industry. I wanted to start a company that would appeal not just to Nigerians, but to all Africans. Being a proud Nigerian woman, I am very happy to announce that our fitness line is now available here in our beautiful country,” – Lilian Unachukwu.

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The first set of the designs that will be sold in Nigeria include high-waisted control leggings (to support the abs while working out, sports bras and tank tops and hoodies for women. The TigerLily Gym Gear collection also offers unisex twist hoodies and men’s sweatpants, tank tops, sleeveless hoodies and cotton shirts will be released online in the upcoming weeks.

You can purchase TigerLily Gym Gear at
Liam Fashion Agency
Shop 3, Association Drive Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi and online at

www.Tigerlilygymgear.com

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OLAMIDE RELEASES “MVP” VIDEO AND DEDICATES IT TO QUILOX

Nov 12, 2015 Ybnl’s Ceo Olamide aka Baddo releases the music video for the ultimate club hit “MVP”. Olamide dedicates this video to africa’s luxury entertainment pioneer “Quilox”.

i am dedicating this video to Quilox and the ceo Shina Peller because of the constant love and support that has been shown to theYBNL team. I cannot thank the brand enough. God bless you more” 

Says Olamide 

The video which makes it debut today on Olamide’s VEVO channel denotes Olamide in a luxurious llifestyle. This relates back to the luxurious lifestyle that defines both Olamide and the brand Quilox. In simple terms the video illustrated the typical life of an MVP, a ceo that works so hard to achieve his goal and knows the importance of teamwork, and also knows how to have fun.

The video defines olamide in the new generation relating to his personality and lifestyle. This video was shot in London and was directed by Alexxadjei. The video was premiered exclusively at Quilox on Wednesday 11th of November 2015 to a variety of celebrities who came to support Olamide.

See pictures from the premier below:

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Fifty beams light on Lagos big babes

Described as the golden age, the attainment of fifty is crowning is many instances. Very absorbing and engaging are some of the intricacies life bears on many people. For women, the date perhaps signifies when many things are ‘south’ bound. It is scary for some women. And Fifty, a new movie written and produced by Mo Abudu, founder of Ebony Life TV and Ebony Life Films, captures that angst as it follows four Lagos-based women in characters that show braveness, weakness and forgiveness amongst others.

Detailing the relationships between four Nigerian women – Tola (Dakore Egbuson), Elizabeth (Ireti Doyle), Maria (Omoni Oboli) and Kate (Nse Ikpe Etim) – and how they grapple the multiple challenges life throws at them as they inch towards 50, Abudu, in her debut as a writer has crafted a story that one hardly notices amidst the bustle of city life. Yet, it is very common place.

In Fifty, Tola, a big time TV host is planning her 50th birthday. Kate, her friend, is also her event planner. Maria is dating Kunle (Wale Ojo), Tola’s husband, and even gets pregnant for him but refuses to disclose who is responsible, even to her friend, Elizabeth, who is also a renowned gynaecologist. Meanwhile, Elizabeth enjoys frolicking with younger men. This fact also distances her from her daughter, who is also working with Tola to plan her birthday party.

From the temperamental Tola to vivacious Elizabeth and from the prayerful Kate to the pragmatic Maria, the story unfolds. All through the movie, sections of the everyday life of the average and upper-class Lagos women is documented.

But as Tola’s birthday nears, various secrets spill out, perhaps, the gravest being that from Tola’s father (Taiwo Obileye), breaking the normalcy. Who is responsible for Maria’s baby strikes a more than a chord? What is the true relationship between Tola and her ‘brother’? What devastating news is really responsible for Kate’s sullen dispensation? And would Elizabeth and her daughter’s squabble ever mend? These questions keep the twists going in Fifty.

The movie also aims to show the beautiful sides of Lagos, unlike some other movies. Outdoor scenes also showcase various landmarks in Lagos, especially the Lekki/Ikoyi Bridge and other popular sites within the affluent metropolis. Fifty, directed by Biyi Bandele who is making a sophomoric outing after his directorial debut with Half Of A Yellow Sun, does this without sacrificing the cinematographic excellence. Also, the technical aspects of the movie are top-notch, with the sound and lighting on a world-class standard.

Fifty also gets a dose of quality live musical performances from King Sunny Ade, Waje, Nneka and Tiwa Savage. The song of Evi Edna Ogholi also features on the movie.

Set to officially premiere in Nigeria on December 13 and go into the cinemas by December 18, the movie is already enjoying support from the Lagos State government and getting positive reviews globally.

While Abudu is making her debut as film writer and producer, she also exposes some of the anxieties, insecurities and fears felt by women around attaining the golden age. Abudu, who was 51 in September, might have indeed succeeded in making a film she’s not only convinced of, but which she relates to. But surely, Fifty is a story that anyone who empathises with women can connect to.

By: Joe Agbro J. thenationonlineng.net
On: November 09, 2015

 

Review: The Africa Hollywood Doesn’t Want You to See Feasts in Biyi Bandele's 'Fifty'

“Fifty” follows four African female lead characters into a riveting exploration of life’s paradoxes; love and lust, faith and logic, power and vulnerability, wisdom and youth, all culminated against the tropically insatiable backdrop of Africa’s fastest growing city, Lagos, Nigeria.

After being shortlisted in the ‘Love Category’ of the prestigious BFI London film festival, themed rather befittingly as “The Year of the Strong Woman,” those expecting a traditional love story will be challenged by Biyi Bandele’s comparison of love as a playful frivolity in a society where divorce is traditionally crowned as the pit of a woman’s achievements.

Tola (Dakore Egbuson) is the neurotic protagonist avidly preparing for her 50th birthday party, as a distraction to her philandering husband (Wale Ojo) and a living reminder of a burdening family secret. Her intended nemesis, Maria (Omoni Oboli) struggles to handle executive board meetings at her construction firm with a seemingly unwanted surprise pregnancy. No prizes for guessing who the father is. Kate (Nse Ikpe-Etim) obsessively turns to God whilst her marriage is perilously surviving on late night vigils, prayerful fasts and a terrifying health condition. Then comes, Elizabeth, delightfully portrayed by Ireti Doyle, who takes her job as a leading gynaecologist personally, ensuring she gets thorough examinations from male’s half her age, to the detriment of her producer daughter.

Mo Abudu’s debut production sun dries the insistent female anxiety that follows those words; thirty and then fifty. No final nail is impended over the character’s careers, creativity or sex lives; instead a celebration of continuing rebirth and ‘knowing thyself’ whilst dodging all the blows of life, even if they come in the form of your daughter’s boyfriend.

“Fifty” is as scandalously playful and sexy as it promises, but it also channels controversially relevant issues to the fore such as inter-familial abuse, religious faith vs logic argument and divorce.

The anti-climaxal handling of Tola’s burdening family secret may leave you wanting, as may the pace of proceedings, but the unapologetic manner in which “Fifty” exposes the different relational facets of sex are to be applauded. The repressive tentativeness with which the subject has been caged, is bravely being unlocked in different mediums of African art, more-so African cinema and entertainment. “Fifty’s” storyline perches heavy duty topics of controversy unto the laps of its audience to be admired, unwrapped and utilized to encourage debate and most importantly, change. The conversation about safe sex education and sexual abuse in the great continent is one that needs to be addressed, not muted to child-bearing purposes alone.

Unwrapping controversy aside, the casting of the female leads brings each role to life, expected, as they are also heavyweights in their own right within the African film industry, whilst the supporting cast ensure the feasibility of the storyline.

The crown jewel of “Fifty” is the elegance of Abudu’s production teamed with the evocative filming of Malcolm McClean. Lagos is feted as a plethora of wealth, bountiful colours and rich culture immersed in vibrant art, Fela-inspired Afrobeat music (cameo appearances from legends Femi Kuti, King Sunny Ade and hip-hop soulstress Nneka to name a few), fashion and modern architecture.

No violence, coups or corruption rigged governments in sight.

This is the Africa Hollywood doesn’t want you to see; a picturesque feast of African cinema and a joyful reminder that life is indeed full of paradoxes; none more so than celebrating the 20th anniversary of your 30th birthday.

Verdict: 3 Stars.

By Jilo Katter | Shadow and Act indiewire.com
November 5, 2015 at 1:07PM

 

Mo Abudu’s ‘Fifty’: A Follow Spot On ‘50 Something’ Women Of Nigeria

MOVIEGOWERS can’t wait for December 18 to come. On that day, Mo Abudu’s outstanding and entertaining movie, ‘Fifty’ will be released in all the cinema’s nationwide. Set in Lagos, ‘Fifty’ explores the diversities and complexities of people through the stories of four women.

There is no doubt that ‘Fifty’, one of the most intelligent movies that has come to the screen in recent time, will be met with high favour when it opens across the country after a grand premiere on December 13, 2015 at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. Entertaining and full of melodrama, it is to the four lead characters: Ireti Doyle, Dakore Egbuson, Nse Ikpe Etim and Omoni Oboli that credit should go to for the excellent outcome of the movie.

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Their acting was roundly excellent and they all gave an alert, sharp portrayal of the respective roles. Indeed, they appear to have been inspired by the scintillating dialogue, clever lines and the hectic incidents in the near two-hour movie. Celebrity salutes the amazing Ireti, Nse, Dakore and Omoni who deserve a great deal of credit for their work.

Ireti Doyle
An amazing actress, Ireti played Elizabeth, a celebrated obstetrician whose penchant for younger men has estranged her from her daughter and she fitted so well into the role. In fact, she played the role as if the writers had her in mind when writing the script. An accomplished writer, actor, producer and presenter, Ireti is not new to acting and entertainment generally. Her career has spanned 19 years in the Nigerian entertainment industry. She has featured in a number of stage and screen productions and has equally hosted a number of television programmes. She won Best Actress in a lead role at the 2014 Nollywood Movie Awards for her portrayal of Ovo, in the psychological thriller ‘Torn’. Ireti stars in other hit TV shows such as ‘Fuji House of Commotion’’, ‘’Gidi–Up’ and ‘’Tinsel’’. Her most recent stage credits include ‘’The Vagina Monologues’’, ‘Hear Word’ and ‘The Wives’. She is described as an ‘actor’s actor’ by her peers.

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Dakore Egbuson
Dakore Egbuson-Akande played the diva Tola in ‘Fifty’. Tola is the reality TV star whose marriage to lawyer Kunle never stood a chance thanks to an invidious family secret. And Dakore nailed the role. She brought class and finesse to the interpretation and was believable. Those who have followed her career say they are not surprised at her sharp portrayal. They say she has always acted with unerring skill and that she has a way of throwing her whole being into every role she portrays. A multiple award winning film /stage actor, TV personality, singer and dancer, Dakore is an ambassador for Amnesty International and Oxfam of America. A seasoned actress with stellar performances, Dakore played starring roles in ‘Silent Tears’, ‘Emotional Crack’ and ‘Games Men Play’ amongst many others.

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Omoni Oboli
Award winning actress, writer, producer and director, Omoni Oboli played Maria, a 49-year-old lady who had an affair with a married man that results in an unexpected pregnancy and Omoni lived the role. She played it to the hilt and that is Omoni. She is so at ease with character interpretation and has this innate ability of lighting up a dull picture. A trained digital filmmaker at the New York Film Academy (NYFA), the leading actress has received numerous high-profile awards for her roles in ‘The Figurine’ and ‘Anchor Baby’. Her directorial debut ‘Being Mrs. Elliott’ became the first movie to be screened for a President under the administration of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan at the Presidential Villa. The movie also opened the 2014 edition of the Nollywoodweek Film Festival in Paris, France.

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Nse Ikpe Etim
The multi-award-winning actress played Kate in ‘Fifty’. Kate it was who battled with a life-threatening illness that plunged her into religious obsession. And Nse played the role to the hilt. She showed stuff and was steady. Star of Kunle Afolayan’s ‘Phone Swap’, Jeta Amata’s ‘Black November’, ‘Inale’, and Shirley Frimpong Manso’s ‘Devil in the Detail’, Nse is easily one of Nollywood’s most sought after actress. A theatre arts
graduate of the University of Calabar where she’s known for her outstanding stage performances, Nse has won several acting awards, including the Best Actress in Drama award at the 2014 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards for playing ‘Nse’ in’Journey to Self’. Nse is without a doubt an actor’s actor of not just vast but quality credits.


Article By Shaibu Husseini on November 7, 2015 The Guardian

 

FIFTY: The Countdown is ON!

Nov 05, 2015 Nigeria, are you ready? The greatly awaited film ‘FIFTY’ premiere is approaching and the countdown is on! If you’re anything like me, you’ll be finding yourself finishing off quotes like “that man is nothing like a beast, I have to get someone to slit his throat!” from the trailer that has been watched by thousands of people.

The film has already had its premiere in London (which sold out in four days) and a private screening in Lagos, leaving us itching for the Grand Premiere set for Sunday 13th December 2015 at the Eko Hotel and Suites.

‘FIFTY’ stars four of Nigeria’s power actresses including Ireti Doyle, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, Omoni Oboli and Nse Ikpe-Etim. What is the premise behind the film? Well, in the words of the executive producer herself, Mo Abudu it is to “showcase African women coming of age, loaded with increasingly similar aspirations and dilemmas faced by their contemporaries everywhere, while yet navigating unresolved traditions and obligations”.

Set in the metropolitan state, Lagos; and filled with tragedy, drama and comedy ‘FIFTY’ takes us on the journey of the four central characters who are on a quest for love, friendship and perfection whilst going through the transition of changing roles and responsibilities. The characters are liberated but simultaneously traditional. Searching for a film which tackles the trials, triumphs, joy, and heartbreak of the African 21st century? ‘FIFTY’ has it all!

Which dates and venues should you engrave in your mind?

‘FIFTY’ will have its special ‘Grand World Premiere’ (EbonyLife TV style) on Sunday 13th December 2015 at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. The night promises to be an evening to remember…from our Red Carpet Extravaganza, to our Main Event with performances from some of the best in the industry, not forgetting our Old Skool After Party and you may get an opportunity to visit our Mistique Suite! There are only a limited number of tables available so buy your table now…

Available for public viewing from Friday 18th December 2015 ‘FIFTY’ is a great film to watch this Christmas or even to finish off the year. Be a part of the hype this new year, watch “FIFTY”!

Tickets for the Grand Premiere are limited so book your ticket(s) now!

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