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Any man that can give an answer to this question that would satisfy just 50% of women deserves a Nobel Peace Prize. That man is one step closer to discovering world peace and it’s really as serious as that.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRG2f1HIyTk&list=PLB1Uvqrn0ORGwyndBwdi1vo0MJM0W40ny
Women always wonder why men never seem to know what they want but for men, it’s like playing football while the goalposts keep moving. When we come close to answering the question women all over the world seem to retreat to this secret group chat on WhatsApp and agree to disagree with the brotherhood of men.
There was a time when we thought women just wanted a man who cared for them was affectionate and showered them with gifts, any gift would do, we thought. A Shoe was a shoe just let it be fine. These days there are shoes and then there is Louboutin. Make no mistake about it, they are not the same thing.
Sure there are general rules and principles that women claim men must obey and abide by. At least that’s what they claim. Ask any married man, he will tell you it’s a lie. Your girl can tell you her problems, you take the initiative and attempt to solve it and your girl is mad at you. Truth is she never wanted you to solve it. She just wanted you to listen. That’s what you’ll think till the next time you listen and sit on your ass.
For heaven sakes, if Albert Einstein got divorced and couldn’t E=mc2 his way to answer what a woman would want, can women cut us some slack.
If you don’t believe me you can undertake further studies by catching Men’s Corner at 23:00 CAT on EbonyLife TV DStv Channel 165.
We meet the psychotic Mr Angel and his accomplice. Kay takes Eli out to their old school to share something personal with him. Benjamin Abaddon agrees to be interviewed by a notoriously tough TV journalist, but who is in control? Meanwhile Eli and Maya head out to Kay’s birthday party. Ziv uses the opportunity to his advantage.
Moviegoers will be delighted with star-studded dramatic comedy this festive seasonLagos, 3 May 2017 – After weeks of blood, sweat and tears, EbonyLife Films, producers of Fifty, The Wedding Party, The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai and The Royal Hibiscus Hotel gladly announces the end of the filming period of its newest movie – Chief Daddy. Directed by the renowned Niyi Akinmolayan and set in Lagos, Chief Daddy tells the story of billionaire business man Chief Beecroft, a flamboyant benefactor to a very extended family of relatives, household staff and assorted mistresses. He lives large, like there’s no tomorrow, until the day he dies suddenly and the ‘gravy boat’ seems to dry up. What’s in his will and who gets all the money? Audiences will be thrilled with the unexpected plot twists. Mo Abudu, Executive Producer, looks forward to commencing the next stage of the filmmaking process for Chief Daddy. “It has been a gratifying filming period and we’re thrilled to start the post-production phase; seeing all the hard work come together on screen is quite satisfying. We look forward to putting the finishing touches to the film and getting it ready for moviegoers to enjoy when it’s released in December,” she said. Some of the elements that characterize this stage are top-to-bottom editing of the film; colour correction and the addition of light and sound. Based on the images and short clips that have been uploaded online with #ChiefDaddymovie, it appears to be a high-quality film – not surprising for an EbonyLife production. Fans have begun anticipating the movie, which already looks like it’ll be a pleasant cinematic experience, filled with laughter and loads of family drama. They will also enjoy seeing some of EbonyLife Films’ signatures – stunning outfits, good-looking actors and gorgeous locations. -Ends- Chief Daddy is set for a December release across Nigeria. For mor information visit www.ebonylifefilms.com
Latest Nollywood blockbuster from EbonyLife gets digital release on June 1Lagos, 4 May 2018 – EbonyLife Films, producers of Fifty, The Wedding Party and The Wedding Party 2, is excited to announce that its latest production, The Royal Hibiscus Hotel (RHH) will be available digitally, on the MTN network, via MTN Shortz, from June 1. Using a short code, subscribers will be able to access the film at their convenience, for a significantly reduced cost – less than the amount needed to get airtime and mobile data. The film’s release on other networks will follow in the coming weeks. This is good news for the millions of MTN customers without access to a cinema. Starting in June, they will get the chance to enjoy a high-quality, romantic comedy like no other in Nollywood. Mo Abudu, Executive Producer, is elated about this development. “The digital debut of RHH is an exciting step for us and we are glad to have a second Nigerian release – scores of moviegoers have already watched and enjoyed it in theatres. However, making it easily accessible on mobile networks, starting with MTN, gives more people the opportunity to see it, at a fraction of the cost of a cinema ticket or two,” she said. The Royal Hibiscus Hotel is a heartwarming and charming rom-com that people of all ages can relate to. It tells the story of ‘Ope’, a struggling Nigerian chef in London who moves back to Lagos and discovers that life can be full of surprises. The film stars Zainab Balogun, Kenneth Okolie, Deyemi Okanlawon, Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju, Toni Tones and O.C. Ukeje, with veteran actors Rachel Oniga, Jide Kosoko, Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva. Judging from the reviews it has received since its cinema release in February, audiences who decide to watch the movie on their mobile devices are sure to be delighted. There are storylines guaranteed to make them laugh, cry or cheer for their favourite characters. -Ends- For more information about The Royal Hibiscus Hotel, visit www.ebonylifefilms.com
Upcoming dramatic comedy promises to be this December’s hit movieLagos, 18 April 2017 – EbonyLife Films, producers of Fifty, The Wedding Party, The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai and The Royal Hibiscus Hotel (RHH) is delighted to announce that production has begun on its newest movie, the intriguingly titled Chief Daddy. Set in Lagos, Chief Daddy tells the story of billionaire industrialist Chief Beecroft, a flamboyant benefactor to a large extended family of relatives, household staff and assorted mistresses. Chief lives large, like there’s no tomorrow, until the day he dies suddenly and the ‘bullion van’ stops. The plot is loaded with surprises, including what’s in his will and who gets all the money. In the end, Chief Daddy has the last laugh from beyond the grave. Mo Abudu, Executive Producer, is excited about this new project. “We are thrilled to have begun production on this film – so far, so good. Chief Daddy is a fun, family-friendly movie we believe will appeal to a variety of moviegoers. We look forward to giving Nigerians an amazing film experience in time for the end-of-year holidays,” she said. The cast is a star-studded mix of Nollywood veterans and newer actors, including (in alphabetical order) Bisola Aiyeola, Funke Akindele, Zainab Balogun, Shaffy Bello, Lepacious Bose, Ini Edo, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, Linda Ejiofor, Folarin 'Falz' Falana, Mawuli Gavor, Kate Henshaw, Ayo Lijadu, Jude ‘MI’ Abaga, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Beverly Naya, Chinedu ‘Nedu’ Ani, Uti Nwachukwu, Taiwo Obileye, Chioma 'Chigul' Omeruah, Rachel Oniga, Beverly Osu, Nkem Owoh, Patience Ozokwor and Joke Silva. The movie was written by Bode Asiyanbi and is being directed by Niyi Akinmolayan, with Temidayo Abudu and Queen Martins producing. -Ends- Chief Daddy is set for a December release across Nigeria. For more information, visit www.ebonylifefilms.com
Romantic comedy wraps up successful celebration of International Women’s Day
Lagos, 29 March 2018 – In celebration of this year’s International Women’s Day, EbonyLife Films, producers of Fifty, The Wedding Party and The Wedding Party 2, screened its latest movie, The Royal Hibiscus Hotel (RHH) on March 28 at an event themed, ‘Finding your Passion and Purpose’. The occasion took place to honour 300 women who were nominated by the public for their dedication, sacrifice and inspiration in different industries.
Mo Abudu, CEO of EbonyLife Films, who was unavoidably absent, was nevertheless excited at the turnout and what appeared to be a delightful evening. “We are grateful to the women who attended the event. It was our way of encouraging them to keep up the good work. We hope they had a lovely time. Loads of gratitude go to our sponsors and partners for collaborating with us on this programme,” she said.
During the evening, audiences heard briefly from guest speakers Nimi Akinkugbe, CEO of Bestman Games, and Yewande Zaccheaus, CEO of Eventful Ltd. Drawing from their personal stories, they spoke in alignment with the theme. They encouraged the women to “seize the moment,” “surround yourselves with the right support system” and “dream big.”
The attendees also enjoyed delicious finger-foods, an assortment of drinks courtesy of Johnnie Walker and delightful performances by Kaliné and Jolly J. The programme was organised in collaboration with WimBiz, First Bank of Nigeria and Access Bank (the ‘W’ Initiative).
The night was brought to a lovely end with the screening of EbonyLife’s newest film, The Royal Hibiscus Hotel, which tells the story of Ope, a struggling Nigerian chef in London who moves back to Lagos and discovers that life can be unpredictable. Judging from the laughter and heartfelt sighs from the audience, it was evident once more that RHH is a special movie with something for everyone.
For more information about The Royal Hibiscus Hotel, visit www.ebonylifefilms.com
Newest romantic comedy from EbonyLife gets international releaseLagos, 29 March 2018 – EbonyLife Films, producers of Fifty, The Wedding Party and The Wedding Party 2, is excited to announce that its latest production, The Royal Hibiscus Hotel (RHH) will be available on the Amazon Prime platform from March 30. This is good news for Africans outside the continent. Starting this month, they will get the chance to enjoy a high-quality, heartwarming film, made in Nigeria for the world. Mo Abudu, Executive Producer, is elated about this news. “The digital debut of RHH is an exciting step for us and we are glad to have another release outside Nigeria and the continent. It is thrilling to know that millions of people will get the opportunity to watch and enjoy this special movie,” she said. The Royal Hibiscus Hotel is a charming romcom that tells the story of ‘Ope’, a struggling Nigerian chef in London who moves back to Lagos and discovers that life is quite unpredictable. Its universal themes of love, laughter, following your dreams and connecting with family, make it easy for people of all ages and cultures to connect with it. EbonyLife Films plans additional digital, widespread releases of RHH in the coming months. Audiences will be delighted with the various ways they can view this delightful production. Amazon Prime is a paid subscription service from Amazon.com that gives viewers the opportunity to watch videos and listen to music for a monthly or annual fee. -Ends-For more information, visit www.ebonylifefilms.com
Three exciting new scripted TV projects including TV series based on the lives of the Dahomey Warriors
London, March 29, 2018 – EbonyLife Ltd, owners of Africa’s first global Black TV network and producers of premium, original content and Sony Pictures Television (SPT), today announced that they will co-develop three exciting new scripted TV projects, with SPT set to distribute internationally.
The three-project deal, the first of its kind between SPT and a Nigerian production company, will also include a TV series inspired by the Dahomey Warriors. The action-packed series, inspired by true events that took place in the West African Kingdom of Dahomey, will tell the empowering story of the all-female Warriors and show the ultimate strength of women coming together, fighting to protect and honour their people. Development on the Dahomey Warriors project will start immediately with further details of the two additional projects to follow.
Mo Abudu, Chief Executive Officer, EbonyLife Ltd said: “Ever since our launch in June 2013, our vision has always been to change the narrative about Africa and to tell our stories from our perspective. We have invested in the creation of quality programming and the development of our people and their ideas. It is this ethos that has given us the opportunity to partner with a world-class organisation like Sony Pictures Television. Now we have the opportunity to bring the fascinating story of The Dahomey Warriors, and many others like it, to audiences around the world. It has been hard work getting here, but that’s what we are known for at EbonyLife. As I always say, ‘If you can think it, you can do it’.’’
Wayne Garvie, President, International Production, Sony Pictures Television said, “Mo Abudu is one of the most formidable and creative figures in Nigerian television, and with EbonyLife her and the team are creating something that is truly ground-breaking and extraordinary. Our aim is to help EbonyLife create a portfolio of African content that will fulfil their aim of being one of Africa’s prime creators of premium content.”
The news follows EbonyLife’s recently announced unscripted deal with SPT, where they will be exclusively adapting the hit game show ‘The Dating Game’ for Nigerian audiences.
About EbonyLife TV
Launched in 2013, EbonyLife TV is Africa's first global Black TV network. The channel continues to grow exponentially across the globe with premium scripted programmes available on numerous platforms. EbonyLife TV annually produces over 1000 hours of premium, original and homegrown Anglo-African entertainment programming of which 80% belongs exclusively to the network. This makes it one of the largest self-owned libraries on the continent. www.ebonylifetv.com
About Sony Pictures Television
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to managing one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, SPT is home to a thriving global production business operating 21 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 12 countries around the world. Sony Pictures Television is a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company.
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