Tuesday, 30 April 2013

PRESS RELEASE: WOMEN4AFRICA 2013 - Get your tickets NOW!!!


On Saturday 18th May 2013, the 2nd Annual Women4Africa Awards will take place and this year it promises to be even more dynamic and tailored to be a night of honour, fun and immense hospitality.
Taking place at the very prestigious Great Hall, Hornton street W8 7NX Kensington, this year’s awards will be honouring some amazing women. 

The list of final nominees representing over 15 African countries such as Ethiopia, Malawi, Swaziland, Senegal, South Africa, Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana and more, Women4Africa will also be recognising some outstanding women for their contributions and achievements. Some of the women to be awarded and recognised are Soneni Gwizi of Zimbabwe, the first female disabled radio broadcaster in Zimbabwe. Tonia Dabwe founder of the Mineke Foundation in Liberia which is changing the lives of those in the community.

Dr Joe Okei –Odumakin of Nigeria recently hailed as ‘a fearless, fiery champion of democracy and human rights and recently awarded with the ‘Woman of Courage’ award by US Secretary of State John Kerry and First Lady Michelle Obama and then Esther Madudu of Uganda a midwife and spokesperson for AMREF’s Stand Up For African Mother’s campaign and estimated to have saved over 1,000 lives in the course of her career, these are just some of the recipients on the day.

Local and International Press will be in attendance, Including BBC, Huffington Post, the Evening standard and Nollywood TV. From Africa Silverbird TV amongst others.


Speakers on the night Include:
Sir Paul Judge, Eric Chinje and Dr Joe Odumakin.
The awards is expected to have up to 1,000 attendees which will also include a number of dignitaries, MP’s, High Commissioners and other guests.

Founders Sam and Tola Onigbanjo and the entire Women4Africa team are set to make the Women4Africa 2013 Awards ceremony the biggest and most successful of its kind.

This year’s event is being sponsored by: Arik Air, Jolamy, United Links, Platinum Integrations, Silverbird TV, 805 Restaurants, Marcomms365, Knightguard security, Nollywood TV, MoneyGram,
 Femtej Kreations Media,  Reel-Radio, OlorisuperGal, LvLv Events and more...

For more information and to get your VIP/Standard tickets visit http://www.women4africa.com/event/event-tickets/ 

To see a full line up of all the final nominees visit http://www.women4africa.com/final-nominees/

To read more about our Speakers and entertainment visit:

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Wednesday, 24 April 2013

'Married But Living Single' Set to be released Online this Friday 26th April 2013

“Married But Living Single”, a new fantastic Nollywood movie inspired by Pastor Femi Fasheru's book is to be digitally released online at the end this month.

Kate (Funke Akindele) works in an Ad agency and she's totally engrossed in her career at the expense of her family so much that she chooses her career instead of accompanying her husband, Mike (Joseph Benjamin) to India for surgery.
Her neglect of the only child of the family is epitomized in the daughter's love for only her father and even a stranger who turns out to be her mother's rival.
The movie revolves around women, their career and family ties. It depicts the challenges faced by career women in the contemporary society, and their ability to blend between career and family.

Other stars featured in the movie are Joke Silva, Kiki Omeili, Tina Mba, Femi Brainard and many more.

“Married But Living Single” was written & directed by Tunde Olaoye, and produced by Kalejaiye Adeboye Paul, will be digitally released online on Friday 26th April 2013.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Photos: Julius Agwu’s 40th birthday event

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Julius Agwu is 40!

The Ace Comedian, Julius Agwu celebrated his 40th birthday on Sunday at the Harbour Point in Victoria Island, Lagos. He also used the occasion to launch his book, Jokes Apart.

The event was attended by Rivers state governor, Rotimi Amaechi, Sahara Energy managing director, Tonye Cole, several celebrities, comedians and well wishers.

We wish him a happy birthday. Check out the photos!

Julius & His wife cutting the Birthday Cake

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Ali Baba, BasketMouth & Ay

Kate Henshaw

JayJay Okocha & Guests

Id Ogungbe & Wife

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Celebrant on the Podium

Rotimi Amaechi and others during the launch of the Book

Tonye Cole & Rotimi Amaechi

Segun Arinze Launching 'Jokes Apart'

Photos: H/T LIB

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Nollywood Star, Kate Henshaw Covers The New Issue Of WOW! Magazine As She Marks Twenty Years On Screen

The beautiful and stunning Kate Henshaw is the cover star for the newest issue of Wow Magazine, and in bold red lips and a short stylish bodycon dress, the actress takes a pose that is very much unlike the way we see her on the Nollywood screen.

In a series of photographs shoot by Obi Somto and styled by Adebayo Oke-Lawal, Kate Henshaw is depicted as a sultry star who hasn’t aged in the decades that she has been on screen. On the inside pages, she again dazzles in a floor length metallic cut out dress by Ms Makor, and again she looks absolutely gorgeous.

Also included in the new issue of the magazine are fashion pages with new talent, Chidinma Obairi, an exclusive of Nigerian designer Maki Oh, and colourful eye-catching spreads.

Cover Credits
Photography by Obi Somto
Styled by Adebayo Oke-lawal
Assisted by Ian Audifferen
Make Up by Banke Meshida-Lawal for BM Pro
Hair by Ola Hair

Source: Onobello.com

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

The Test Screening of Heroes and Zeros Movie at Odeon IMAX Cinema, London (Photos)

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Chris Jeyibo of Koga Entertainment, Producer of  'Heroes and Zeros'
Not even a cold rainy night, could stop film lovers from coming out in numbers for the Heroes & Zeros test screening. The event, the first of its kind to be organized by Talking Drum Entertainment was a very lively occasion with guests watching the film, giving their candid opinions via a questionnaire then engaging in vigorous, good humoured discussions over food and drinks.
Moses Babatope of Talking Drum said ” We plan to make these test screenings a major part of what we do, connecting the film audience with the film maker on a platform were they can exchange ideas and hopefully the outcome will be a better film for all”.

Chris Jeyibo of Koga Studios said ‘this is a very important part of the film making process for us and we intend to take on board, as much as possible going forward”.

Koga Studio’s plan a summer 2013 International release for Heroes & Zeros. This fantastic movie stars the likes of Bimbo Manuel, Nadia Buari, Olu Jacob, Akin Lewis, Tina Mba, Funsho Adeolu, Gabriel Afolayan, Nobert Young and many others

If you are based in the UK and would like to take part in our Test Screening events, please go to www.talkingdrum-entertainment.com and send your Name and email address with the caption ‘Please add me to your Test Screening Database’ to us at info@talkingdrum-entertainment.com

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Guest Arriving

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(L-R) Babs Carew, Teju Ibukunoluwa (Femtej Kreations Media), Toyin Moore (Toyin Moore Concept), Tolu Yesufu (Actress & Movie Producer)
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Dj Abass (DJAMedia) & Guest
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Top L-R: Andrew Ukoko, Wale gates, Ayo Shonaiya, Rotimmy | Bottom LR: Osi, Toyin Moore, Tolu, Teju Ibukunoluwa, Kola Munis

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Moses Babatope (Talking Drums Entertainment) & Andrew Ukoko (Filmmaker & Director)

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Ifedolapo & Kenny (Movie Producers)

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Ayo Shonaiya (RMG Film Partners)  & Timi Adegbite

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Toksy Bello

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Theodora Ibekwe (Actress) & Other Guests making their way to the Screen

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Guest, Fatima Jabbe (Actress) & Dipo Winsala (Nollywood Movies)

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Guest, Dr Kola Munis (Movie Producer) and Alfred Soroh (Nollywood Movies)
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