Thursday, 30 January 2014

SAT/8/FEB: ABBY GODWIN’s ‘SYMPHONY Vol. 1′ – A relaxing evening of soulful contemporary gospel music and poetry

SAT/8/FEB: ABBY GODWIN presents 'SYMPHONY Vol. 1' - A relaxing evening of soulful contemporary gospel music and poetry in aid of St. Mungo's - A UK charity which tackles homelessness.
Wole Awolola, Cheidu Nwanze, Lawrence, Estah, Lulu and More
DATE: Saturday, 8 February 2014
TIME: 7.30PM - 10pm (Doors Open 7pm)

VENUE: NOMAD BAR, 58 Old St, EC1V 9AJ London, UK 



Come along with your friends, foes, colleagues, family, cats and dogs!

Make 8th February 2014 a special date...NOT TO BE MISSED!! SEE YOU THERE!

Friday, 17 January 2014



Guests DJs Whateva, Express & Mc Silva.

VENUE: The White Lounge, Ship & Shovel, Ripple Road, IG11 0SN (On The A13)

TIME: 10pm -5am

ADMISSION: FREE FOR ALL before Midnight, £10 thereafter

FOR BIRTHDAYS/CELEBRATIONS/TABLE BOOKINGS - 07946811253, 07947788591, 07508045409

FREE & SAFE PARKING, All Night Restaurant, Sky Tv, Great Music, Shisha Bar, V.I.P Area, Birthday/Limousine Packages = Superb Atmosphere.

At last, that regular FRIDAY NIGHT you've been waiting for!!!


Saturday, 4 January 2014

Queens4Africa Appeal : Give the Children of Central School a head start in life


At the end of February 2014 , The Miss Black Africa team is embarking on a charity mission to restore and save two poor primary schools in Eastern Nigeria. We shall be renovating the classrooms, building toilets, supplying classroom furniture including black/whiteboards and giving the children books, clothes and shoes. Help us to help them by donating whatever you can by giving online at

Short Summary

The Miss Black Africa pageant, founded in 2011, is the largest ethnic pageant in the UK and a part of the annual Miss Black Africa Pageant and Charity Awards. The winners become goodwill ambassadors for Miss Black Africa, charged with designing and implementing a charity program based on their Pageant Platform.
The current queen, Sonia Ike, is a 19 year old nursing student and model . She lives in Essex, United Kingdom and is very passionate about the welfare of children. Her mandate is to advocate for improved education and child literacy in impoverished communities worldwide.
The other team members are the 1st and 2nd princesses , Alexalyn Owuadey and Tara Nwachukwu respectively. They are both students living in London.
This campaign is called Queens4Africa and will be executed under the Miss Black Africa platform. In February 2014, the Miss Black Africa team will be travelling to the village of Okohia in Imo State, Nigeria  to renovate and provide an ideal learning environment for two impoverished schools in the area.
We have identified and selected these two primary schools in Imo State, Eastern Nigeria to be the beneficiaries of our fundraising efforts. The Schools are:
1. Central School 7, Okohia
2. Central School , Dimagu.

                  Head Teacher and some pupils of Central School, Dimagu.

These schools were chosen for the following reasons.
A.  The classrooms were in very poor conditions. The walls were dirty and stained. The classrooms didn't have full height walls so the children got wet whenever it rained.

B.  The Classrooms had damaged and leaking roofs whilst windows were either broken or missing. The roof leaked during the rainy season.

C.   Lack of proper toilet facilities. Pupils either have to use pit latrines which involves the unhygienic practice of stooping over a hole in the ground. The other school had no toilet facilities at all with pupils having to go into the nearby bushes for relief.

                                                         Pit Latrine

D. Most of the chairs and tables were broken whilst some pupils had to use benches as tables.

                       Children of Central School Okohia using benches as classroom furniture

E.  Textbooks are an inconceivable luxury for most pupils, whilst some are unable to afford stationary such as exercise books and pens. 

The Miss Black Africa team paid a courtesy call on the Nigerian High Commissioner to the UK , His Excellency Dr Dalhatu Tafida on the 11th of December 2013 informing him of our proposed mission to Nigeria.

Tara Nwachukwu(2nd Princess), Sonia Ike (Queen), Alexalyn Owuadey ( 1st Princess)

Funds raised from our campaign 
Our current goal is £15,000 which will be used for the following:
1. All leaking Roofs will either be repaired or replaced.
2. We shall supply new classroom furniture and repair damaged ones. All students will have proper seats and tables.
3. All classrooms walls will be repainted.
4. We shall also supply new blackboards for every class.
5. The exterior walls of the school will be given a new coat of paint.
6. We shall be supplying hundreds of donated books to make up a small library.
7. We shall upgrade/ replace the current pit latrine to modern ones that use a water reservoir system with ventilation.
If we can raise up to £20,000, instead of the modern pit latrine that uses  reservoir system, we shall build a more sophisticated system one that utilises a well for a continuous flow of water.

The Impact
With your help, we shall be able to give 223 poor children, dry, habitable classrooms, comfortable seats ,desks and proper toilet facilities.

Other Ways You Can Help
You may also help our campaign by helping to get the word out. Please share on your facebook timelines, twitter updates and other social networking sites.

Help us to help the poor children of Central School 7, Okohia and Central School, Dimagu.

Click this link to make your donation now and help us to put smile on these Children's faces.

PRESS RELEASE - 9th Screen Nation Film and Television Awards 2014

The Screen Nation Film & TV Awards returns for it’s annual ceremony dedicated to celebrating outstanding achievements and diversity on the British screen. Themed under Nigeria @100 and hosted by the gorgeous LA based British Nigerian actress Caroline Chikezie (The Sweeney, Footballers Wives, Inale) and the Godfather of Nigerian comedy, the hilarious Ali Baba; this year’s prestigious event takes place on Sunday 23rd February 2014 at the 4 star Park Plaza Riverbank hotel. 

As the UK’s only international Awards ceremony rewarding culturally diverse talent working in film and TV, the 9th annual edition celebrates the achievements of British talent as well as stars from around the world with a star studded award ceremony, live entertainment and after show party. Past award recipients include Hollywood legends Whoopi Goldberg andMorgan Freeman as well as top tier UK talent, Idris ElbaChiwetel EjioforNaomie Harris, Lennie James and Noel Clarke.

The Screen Nation Film & TV Awards is proud to announce that this year’s Honorary & Major Awards will be bestowed upon the following recipients.

Outstanding Contribution -  Bill Duke                     
 The veteran actor/prod of Predator, Deep Cover etc
Classic Film (International) -  Do the Right Thing      
Spike Lee’s classic New York set movie
Classic TV (International) - The Cosby Show         
30th Anniversary of the US comedy classic 
Classic TV (UK) -  Desmond’s                  
25th Anniversary of C4’s most successful comedy series ever

The full list of categories and much sought after nominations will be revealed in early January 2014 and ceremony highlights screened in UK, Europe & across Africa from mid March on Vox Africa (Sky218).

The Screen Nation Film & TV Awards was founded by Charles Thompson MBE, an international Film Producer with over 20 years experience in the film & TV industry.

Charles said “the last 12 months have been a stellar year for world class cinema involving African British talent and one that finally signals their critical breakthrough to full international recognition. With many coming from a British Nigerian heritage I am delighted to celebrate the achievements that British talent have to offer as Screen Nation joins with them to celebrate the continued development of cultural diversity in the coming Nigerian centenary year of 2014

2014 marks the 100th year of the creation of Nigeria, the effervescent home of Nollywood cinema, giving extra cause for celebration. The Creative Director of the 2014 Awards is the renowned Nigerian born, British based director/producer Obi Emelonye, the man described as bringing the magic of Nollywood to the world. Screen Nation will play host to the Nigeria High Commissioner and a host of British based Nigerian heritage Olympic & world sporting champions, titans of business and finance, crème de la crème of Nollywood alongside many more from the worlds of politics, media and high society.



9th Screen Nation Film & TV Awards 2014
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The 9th Screen Nation Film & TV Award will be held on Sunday 23rd February 2014 at the Park Plaza Riverbank, 18 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TJ 

●       Limited VIP tickets for this exclusive event can be purchased exclusively online at Screen Nation website (early bird 20% discount until early Jan 2014)

●       Media Partners: OK! Nigeria, Scene TV, Colourful Radio, Vox Africa, BEN TV and Nollywood Movies, Femtej Kreations Media (More to be confirmed)

●       Sponsors & Partners: BBC, Google, Afrinolly, Arik Air, Ultimalt, Tama ra Event Designers, DooWebDev, Grey Type Media, Spotlight Media World Services, The Nollywood Factory, Amosu, J2 Konsults (more to be confirmed)

●       Broadcast Partner: Vox Africa (Sky218) - The show highlights will be broadcast mid March 2014

●      The Screen Nation Film & TV Awards is the leading European organisation rewarding and promoting excellence in the Black film & TV sector. The primary aim of the Awards is to raise awareness by providing a platform to acknowledge and celebrate the talents of British and global film and television professionals of African Diaspora heritage.

●      The Screen Nation event is fully recognised by the industry and has evolved over the years to become a prestigious key event in the UK show business calendar.

●      Charles Thompson son of one the UK’s first African barrister’s is the Founder & CEO of Screen Nation and is an Independent Producer with over 20 years experience in the UK film & TV industry. He has worked in a producing capacity in major TV drama, has produced many short and feature length narrative films, with many winning awards, and most recently worked as a Producer on the multi award winning Nollywood family films, The Mirror Boy and disaster thriller, Last Flight to Abuja the two most successful African/UK produced films ever released in UK cinemas.

●      Charles Thompson was awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2011 for his services to the global black film industry. On receiving the MBE Charles said: ‘ ‘Thank you your Majesty, it feels good to know the Ancestors have guided me well enough to have finally taken a piece out of the British Empire’

●      Charles co-founded and served as Festival Director for one of Europe’s premier Black film showcases, the now annulled bfm International Film Festival.

●      Charles is a founding member of the New Black Film Collective, the former Chair of the Alliance of Black Media Professionals, a Millennium Awards Fellow, a member of the Roundhouse Centre Creative Advisory Panel and has been honoured twice by former London Mayor, Ken Livingstone for his contribution to London life.