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Niyi Akinmolayan, Mildred Okwo & Colette Otusheso grace the premiere of the Accelerate Filmmaker Project at AFRIFF 2018

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The second edition of the Accelerate Filmmaker Project, brought to fruition in partnership with Access Bank and AFRIFF, marked a successful end at the 2018 Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF).

The Accelerate Filmmaker Project marked its success with the premiere of six short films created by seven finalists from the competition in conjunction with AFRIFF on Monday, November 12th, 2018 at the Genesis Cinemas in Lekki, Lagos State. The finalists got the chance with industry elites in an interactive Q and A session during the screening, bringing about the depths to which the films were shot.

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Seated among guests exceeding 200 were Nollywood veterans like Mildred Okwo, Niyi Akinmolayan, Victor Sanchez Aghahowa, Gloria Young and a host of others. Finalists, whose films made it to the big screen include Chidinma Igbokweuche, who directed MMACHI; Ozioma Ogbaji, who produced STUCK; Samuel Olanrewaju – THE WALL; Bola AkanbiTHORN; Charles Obi EmereWRONG CON and WALLFLOWER co-produced by Joel Adegboye and Seun Richards. The winner, who will be awarded an AFRIFF film-making scholarship to France, would be announced at the AFRIFF award ceremony on Saturday, November 17th, 2018.

Speaking at the event, Head of Accelerate TV, Colette Otusheso, appreciated everyone who graced the event including mentors and the Accelerate team, whose collaborative efforts led to the celebration of a huge success. On the short films, she said “These films are testimonies to the potential achievement metrics when a pool of people with a common goal come together to achieve greatness. The underlying foundation is the power of collaboration – a gift that is necessary to guarantee success in film-making”.

Project Manager of the Accelerate Filmmaker Project, Bolanle Olosunde-Jenrola, who also anchored the event, talked about the experience so far and the growing challenges in paving the way forward for the next generation of filmmakers in the industry. She also facilitated the interactive session between the young filmmakers and the audience after the screening of each film.
The Accelerate Filmmaker Project is a mechanism of Accelerate TV to give young people the chance to achieve their film-making dreams. Over 700 applications came in when the project kick started back in March 2018 with the call for short films centered around the theme ‘Friendship’. From the entries, 50 candidates were longlisted, while 20 made the final cut and were engaged in a week long intense film-making training and mentorship programme under the tutelage of professionals in the Nigerian filmmaking industry, including Joke Silva, Seyi Babatope, Mildred Okwo, Lala Akindoju, Victor Sanchez Aghahowa, Lawrence Adejumo, Daniel Oriahi, Niyi Akinmolayan, Bibi Shasore, Ifeoma Chukwuogo, Bose Oshin, Uduak Oguamanam, Kunle Adejuyigbe, Bobo Omotayo, Feyisayo Ogundipe and Tolu Ajayi.
Eventually, all twenty pitched their film ideas to a panel of judges and seven finalists emerged to make their short films with Accelerate TV. All finalists were in charge of the directing and the production of their short films with the Accelerate crew and their films premiered on the Accelerate Day at AFRIFF 2017.
The films will be aired in a series called ‘The Social Experiment Series’ on the Accelerate TV platform and Youtube channel later this month.
Watch out for season three of the Accelerate Filmmaker Project next year, which will be brought to you again in partnership with Access Bank and Afriff, so stay close to  Acceleratetv.com for an influx of information.

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DJ FRIZZLE LEE – #NoDullVibez & #FireboiMashUp

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Much Anticipated Mixtape has been finally dished out by Dj frizzle Lee. Its da Party Mix Vol.1 – No Dull Vibez.

Guess what! Its a double dose 🎉😁.. If you are A FireBoi Lover, this is for you.. Dj Frizzle also drops a Mashup Mix of FireBoi Compilation..
Enjoy & pls follow his handle below. He awaits your feedback.
IG/Twitter – @djfrizzlelee
Whatsapp – +234 8083558543

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AJEBO UNLEASHED 6.0 SET TO HOLD ON THE 1ST OF SEPTEMBER

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It’s almost that time of the year when Ace Comedian, AJEBO brings together people from different walks of life to serve them a resounding entertaining galore in the beautiful city of Lagos, Nigeria.

 

Known for his hilarious animated comedy skits which is a toast of the internet within and beyond Africa, AJEBO is also credited to be one of the most creative comedians as his spontaneous standup comedy performance synergizes with his animated personality to create a unique comedy brand.

 

AJEBO is a family brand that cuts across all audience categories with his relatable contents which are “made in Nigeria” cartoon skits, “Kids Friendly” Jokes and his popular live show “AJEBO UNLEASHED.  Having successfully sold out 5 shows consecutively, THE HOUSE OF AJEBO hereby present the 6th edition of #AJEBOUNLEASHED which is themed “WHAT WOMEN WANT”

 

Being married to his heartthrob and just recently celebrated their one-year wedding, it’s safe to say Ajebo has been able to experience “What Women Want” directly from his better half. Does Ajebo really know What Women Want? Do you know What Women Want? Are you ready to find out What Women Want?

 

Publicist of HOA; Omobola MBmatic Fadamiro announced that “Ajebo-gang as Ajebo mostly calls his fans are not ready for what is to come in this edition of #AjeboUnleashed. We have had Ajebo highlight different topics by infusing them in his performances, this year He will be focusing on Women; What Women Want. From the set up to the show proper, the audience will be carried away with the concept of the show, valuable entertainment and they will really get their money’s worth.”

 

Joining AJEBO on stage are Seyi Law, Helen Paul, I Go Die, Akpororo, Dan D Humorous, Kenny Blaq, Josh2funny, Forever, Ushbebe and other heavyweight comedians.

 

Tickets are available at Naijatickets, Nairabox, All Bukka Outlets, Afritickets and more. Tickets are fast selling as this highly talked about show is scheduled to hold on the 1st of September 2019 at the prestigious Eko Hotel and suites. Our advice is to get your tickets now and make sure to get to the show early as we do not want you to miss a thing

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Estol Africa discovers Raw Music Talent with International Choreographer, Zinny X

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UK-based Nigerian creative dance director and musician, Ezinne Asinugo is breaking new career boundaries by teaming up with pan-African Media and PR agency- Estol Africa

The talented dancer, choreographer and artiste plastered this new direction when she recently signed a PR and management agreement with Estol Props Media in UK.

Having established herself on the continent as one of the most sought-after Dancer and Choreographer in Europe, Zinny X now forges a new alliance with the Multi-faceted creative powerhouse Estol Africa to help take her brand  as a musician and also a creative dancer to a whole new level of success and accomplishment on the continent, and globally.

Welcoming Zinny x to the family, Esther ‘cutekimani’ Tosin Adekeye, Managing Partner Estol Africa, reiterated that one of the goals of the company is to nurture African talents to becoming global brands.

Speaking on the management deal, Managing Partner, Esther Adekeye, expressed her confidence in the spark Zinny X is bringing into the music scene.

“Ezinne is a bundle of raw talent that would become phenomenal with proper direction. We are confident that this move, along with many others would put the Nigerian entertainment industry further in the center, on the world’s radar ”.

Zinny X on the other hand expresses her joy; “I have had personal encounters with the talents that have been and are still being represented by Estol Props Media and I can’t wait for us to start to break boundaries together. Dancing is an art, music is life. Combine that together and you have magic. I am that magic so keep your eyes locked on me”

Estol Africa has become a household name in Media Relations, Talent Management, and Influencer Marketing with footprints in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and expanding with strong international affiliations across Africa and Europe.

Talents who have been engaged by Estol Props Media include Ruth Kadiri, Chy Nwakanma, Harrysong,Bimbo Ademoye and the newest addition, Zinny X.

You can connect with her on Social Media Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @zinnyxgram

 

ABOUT ZINNY X

Ezinne is one of the leading faces of the beautiful dance trio CEO Dancers, Semi-finalist from Britain’s Got Talent 2013, who have graced the World Music Awards, Global Citizen DC and BET Experience stages.  She has worked with notable artists like Rihanna, Drake, Tiwa Savage, Davido, Awilo Logomba, D’banj and a host of others. She was the lead choreographer at the 2019 Afronation Festival in Portugal, where she also performed her first single “Instruction- Wosa!”

Ezinne  and her CEO dance mates are the first Afropop dancers to grace the international stages and have headlined their own shows in the UK, Europe, Africa, the US and Canada.

 

Ezinne has had the honor of performing for millions on Britain’s Got Talent, The Brit Awards, MOBO Awards, World Music Awards and BET Experience where she has become known for her versatile and energetic dance styles, clean and sharp execution, and her creative movement.

Ezinne has maintained a focus in the art of dance and choreography and is currently the director of ‘Zinarts Productions’ focused on creating incredible dance productions worldwide.

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DAPOTUBURNA PUTS FORMER LABEL TINNY ON BLAST

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Dapotuburna reveals that his former label mate Ycee was not getting his royalties from shows were he getting booked for about 2 Million Naira. He claims that he would not even receive any form of compensation for his performances from his former label boss Tinny and that had been happening for years.
In an exclusive interview with Rachel and Sheye Banks on Soundcity 98.5 Fm Lagos, he reveals that Tinny also treated him and his label mates including Damilare and Bella Alubo unfairly throughout the duration of their contract with the label. Damilare was allegedly assaulted physically by Tinny and Bella Alubo was left by herself to find a place to stay when she was asked to perform at Ycee’s Juice concert in London.

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Gist on The Fun From The Just Concluded Youtube Week #YoutubeWeekNG

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On the 18th of June, 2019, YouTube Nigeria kicked off a whole week of activities, content premieres, and fan meet and greets in Lagos  with the award of a number of Gold and Silver Play Buttons to local YouTube Creators.

Gold Play Buttons are awarded to channels which have reached the one million subscriber mark, and Silver to those which have garnered 100,000 subscribers. On the first day, D’banj picked up a Silver Play Button in recognition of achieving 100,000 subscriptions to his YouTube channel, while Neptune3 Studios, 2Baba Idibia, Teni and Adekunle Gold received similar awards during the course of the week. Flavour, whose channel has crossed the one million subscriber mark, picked a Gold Play Button during the week.

The Play Buttons were presented at a media event in Lagos, where Addy Awofisayo, YouTube Partnerships Manager, outlined the activities underway that week.

A week-long bootcamp for YouTube Creators started on Monday morning and ended  in a graduation ceremony and wrap party on Friday, 21 June. The Bootcamp covered topics like channel & content strategy, working with brands, creator responsibility, production, and accelerating growth on YouTube. A public YouTube Masterclass  held on Saturday, for registered participants.

Throughout the week, YouTube Nigeria premiered new original series including the D’Banj ‘Adventures KokoMaster’ series,which premiered on Monday, the ‘Brotherhood’ series premiere from Accelerate TV on Tuesday, the SceneOne ‘Ayetoro’ series premiere on Wednesday and an evening with Tuface Idibia (2Baba) on Thursday.

Fans had a chance to meet, greet and engage with their favourite Creators this week too. Creators such as Abisola Aiyeola, Tobi Bakre, Layefa Beauty, and Zeelicious Foods were there to engage and interact with fans daily at planned events.

“Nigeria has a culture that is steeped in sharing and storytelling, and Nigerians are passionate about music, entertainment and education,” says Addy Awofisayo, YouTube partnerships manager. “Since its launch in Nigeria in 2011, we’ve provided a platform for Nigerians to share the country’s unique and diverse culture on a global stage, and also offer Nigerian users more relevant content.

Over 5000 hours of content are uploaded to YouTube every minute, says Awofisayo. “YouTube attracts a global generation that has grown up watching what they want, whenever they want, on whatever device is closest. What happens on YouTube is a reflection of what is important and relevant to the world. YouTube has a large and passionate community where people gather and express themselves, share experiences, and reflect on what they think about and care about moment to moment. We’re very excited, this week, to bring YouTube’s Creator community and fans together to share, learn and celebrate YouTube and the Nigerian Creators who are taking our culture to the world.” she added.

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