CELIBACY

Celibacy, for those who don’t know, means zero sex. Zero fun in the sheets, only hand holding, staring into each other’s eyes and dropping bae off at their door. In this society we live in where the legal age for sex is 16, my 12 year old cousin looks 25, skirts are shorter than ever and in some cultures some 14 year olds are on baby number two how are we expected to stay celibate?

Oreka Godis dives into this controversial topic with Sade Ladipo outspoken TV Personality and Chizoba Ofeogu Emotional Confidence Coach with differing opinions. On team celibacy rocks, Chizoba (who is celibate) says that Christians should not fall into the trap of adopting the “Assistant Holy Ghost role” just because you are celibate does not make you a pastor or give you access to the book of life. She says to be celibate you should know why because if you have decided to go on strike and your partner is still working you will go from being the main plate to a side dish very quickly. If you want to be celibate find somebody who will grab.

On team no celibacy Sade says celibacy is unrealistic in today’s day and age. She says we should aim for sexual discipline, not just jumping from person to person. The saying is too much of a good thing is bad for you. But if you are celibate is it only in marriage that you get to have sex? So if you don’t marry will you be a virgin till you die? Scary thought right?

 

To watch the whole episode and weigh in on this controversial topic, Tune in to EbonyLife TV and Urban 96 FM Love Lounge on Mondays at 10pm WAT or Friday by 10:30pm WAT.

 

EbonyLife TV brings your favourite drama series to Amazon

EbonyLife TV Launches Five All-New Shows on Amazon Video giving the Diaspora new access to homegrown African content!

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EbonyLife TV is thrilled to announce the release of five drama series on Amazon. Amazon Video offers a rich streaming program that lets users watch programming when and where they want. Watch Amazon Video from your phone, tablet, games console, Smart TV and the Web.

EbonyLife TV commenced in 2013 on the DStv Network, broadcasting to 49 African countries, including South Africa and other southern African countries. We have expanded to include Flow Networks in the Caribbean, with viewers in Antigua, Barbados, Curacao, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & The Grenadines and Trinidad & Tobago, Cayman Islands and The Bahamas. The channel continues to grow exponentially across the globe with some of our premium scripted programmes now available on Amazon.

From February 1, 2017, audiences in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan will be able to watch ‘On the Real’, ‘The Governor’, ‘Sons of the Caliphate’, ‘Married to the Game’, and ‘Dowry’ on Amazon Video:

 

On the Real’ will give viewers a look at a reality-drama, incorporating running commentary by all cast members, which includes five young Nigerian reality TV stars and an obnoxious television executive. The series stars Ini Dima-Okojie and Nancy Isime.

 

The Governor’ tells the story of a deputy-governor who emerges upon the death of her predecessor and becomes Nigeria’s first female governor. She works to prove that a woman can handle the job. Stars include Caroline Chikezie and Bimbo Manuel.

 

‘Sons of the Caliphate’ is based on three privileged young men, all friends, who are looking to fill the governorship seat of the northern Nigerian state of Kowa. The series stars Yakubu Mohammed, Paul Sambo, and Mofe Duncan.

 

In ‘Dowry’, two fighting families must make peace upon the impending marriage of their children. Suddenly, the groom disappears just before the wedding and secrets emerge. The series stars Deyemi Okanlawon, Ivie Okujaye, and Linda Ejiofor.

 

In ‘Married to the Game’, the honeymoon fantasies of a newlywed couple veer into a long nightmare when they run over a mysterious stranger, moments after leaving the altar.

These five series are just a few of the quality programmes available from EbonyLife TV, including drama, reality, lifestyle, talk, entertainment, and factual. Watch out for more releases soon!

 

Binge Fest on BOX SET!

Overindulge this festive season and catch the 3 African glossy EbonyLife TV exclusive series, on DStv Catch UP PLUS and DStv NOW.

Premium subscribers of DStv will have access to the full series of the following 3 premium African shows, as a box set on DStv Catch Up, between mid Dec and mid Jan, just in time for the holidays!

The Governor – A glossy Nigerian political drama about Nigeria’s first Female governor

Destinations Africa – A breathtaking travel series, for the African traveller, featuring 12 majestic destinations on our continent.

Chefrican – A cooking show preparing African dishes with a modern twist

“When you unwrap this box over Christmas, you’ll be able to enjoy hours of free, uninterrupted, high-end African entertainment – in your own time’, said Sandra Amadio, Head of Marketing for EbonyLife TV, “It’s an affordable and fun way to spend quality time with your family”

 

All Roads Lead to the Most Anticipated Fashion Industry Event in Africa

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On Sunday December 11, 2016
all roads lead to the highly anticipated fashion industry event. Nigeria’s Largest Financial Institution, First Bank of Nigeria is a Solid Gold Sponsor of the 2nd edition of the semi-annual fashion sales and exhibition event tagged Cocktails and Dresses: The Largest Gathering of Made in Africa’s Best taking place in the Fashion Capital of Africa-Lagos this December. The full day shopping rave event is themed “Season’s Greetings: Everything Luxury & Quality Made-In-Africa”.

The Grand Ball Room of the Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos will set the perfect stage to showcase the rich and diverse culture and the economic wherewithal Africa has to drive the emergence of a global fashion power and the event space will be transformed into a fashion exhibition gallery. Collections from established African fashion designers and beauty brands such as: Ejiro Amos Tafiri, Trish O’ Couture, Tiannah Styling, Ariaba Jewelry, Divine Endowments, Morin O, Oriki’ , Kui Care, Lily and Taylor, Blingshiki, Miss Lax, Terre Lagos, Emmy, Muji Lagos, Mobos Fashion and many more will be showcased at this luxurious event. Cocktails and Dresses will be hosted by the delectable award winning TV Host Mimi Onalaja. This event is an opportunity to buy high-quality, trendy and affordable fashion and beauty products this yuletide season. Dressmeoutlet.com the organizers of this luxurious event is also giving out 500 free shopping vouchers redeemable at the venue of the event. Guests will be thrilled with music from the best Disc Jockey, networking opportunities, free items to be won, overflowing cocktails and edible provided by Amarula, Smoothie Queen and Your Delicious Designs and more.

Attendance is FREE + Free drinks to be given to the first 500 attendees proudly sponsored by Distell Nigeria.

First Bank of Nigeria (FBN) is recognized as one of the strongest supporters of the made in Africa movement. FBN is reputable for delivering gold standard of value and excellent- level financial services to customers across Africa.

For more information, kindly visit: www.dressmeoutlet.com/cocktailsanddresses

Or call: 08091015033/ 08149573509

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Let’s Talk About Secks

mens-corner-does-size-matterHow do you even start a conversation about sex, because a description isn’t very helpful. Sex is very essential, wars have been started, won and lost because someone whispered something to someone during sex. People have decided to spend their lives with someone because of really good sex and maybe some of them have regretted it but who really cares.

Women will tell you one of the basic requirements of good sex is to have a large instrument of office, preferably one that will occupy the gates of the kingdom. A lot of men have low self-esteem because of this. When some men’s instruments have been fully charged, it looks like others on low power. You really don’t want to be that guy that brings an elephant into the room because when you dropped your pants what is revealed is anything but an elephant.

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But then having the instrument is one thing, completing the assignment is another thing. No one likes it when a lady had to fake an orgasm but the truth is she wouldn’t need to fake it if the guy knew how to whip it like it’s hot.

But perhaps the most important thing about sex, is not getting pressured into it. If you want to be celibate or even remain a virgin do feel free. It’s better to be more comfortable with yourself for not having sex than constantly getting worried and asking for forgiveness and benediction from whichever benevolent deity you believe in.

But should you decide to have sex watching EbonyLife TV’s Men’s Corner to get you into the mood isn’t a bad idea. Or you can just watch it and cry about your single pringle-dom every Tuesdays and Thursdays by 10pm WAT/11pm.

 

DUBAI TOURISM ANNOUNCED AS HEADLINE SPONSOR OF THE GRAND WORLD PREMIERE OF ‘THE WEDDING PARTY’

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Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), a corporate entity which works to plan, supervise, develop, and market Dubai’s Tourism industry has today officially announced its collaboration with ELFIKE FILM COLLECTIVE’s The Wedding Party.

Arguably the most anticipated social event of the year, The Grand World Premiere of ‘The Wedding Party’ was selected by Dubai Tourism as part of its Vision 2020 initiative. The Vision was approved in May 2013 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, as a strategic roadmap to attracting 20 million visitors per year by 2020, doubling the number welcomed in 2012.

Speaking on the partnership, Executive Producer, Mo Abudu said “Nigerians have a warm affection for Dubai. It is a favourite for destination weddings, family holidays and business trips. We are proud of this partnership and we look forward to treating some lucky cinema goers to an unexpected discovery of a city that we all love. We also look forward to hosting the representatives of Dubai Tourism in Lagos this November”.

“Africa is a key source market for Dubai, We firmly believe that there is a wealth of talent within the African community. We are pleased and honored to have been given the opportunity to collaborate with ELFIKE FILM COLLECTIVE which aligns with our objective and commitment to supporting and nurturing young filmmaking talent.” said Stella  

The Grand World Premiere will hold on Saturday, 26th of November 2016 at The Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. Guests can walk away with amazing prizes including luxury accommodation courtesy Arabian Falcon, theme park passes courtesy IMG Worlds of Adventure, and helicopter rides courtesy Alpha Tours Helicopter Rides. That’s not all; Dubai Tourism will be giving away other VVIP gifts to lucky premiere guests.

The Wedding Party is poised to be the premiere that keeps giving. In the unique “Win with The Wedding Party Promo” real life couples-to-be can win anything from Bridal Make-Up by Zaron Cosmetics, Cakes by Tosan, KOTS Catering, Complementary venue hire courtesy of Dorchester Events Centre, Grooms’ Styling by Mai Atafo to Invitation Design by The Wedding Store.

The Wedding Party promises to be the event of the year!

Book your tables now!

 

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

 

What Do Women Want?

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.

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.

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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.

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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.