Monday, 15 June 2015

GAME OF THRONES 5 - CERSEI LANNISTER DID NOT ACTUALLY WALK NAKED...

Just like some people who feel they can never be hit by a bug of a series...I once called the bluff about sitting to watch the Game of Thrones but I got stuck from the very beginning. What exactly makes this drama series so unique or interesting that every one keeps talking about it and by everyone, I mean deeply rooted fans of drama...because there are people who just stare and get carried away with the whole thing...there are also those who skip, skip and skip their way to the end...

Back to the matter...It is not too late to repent of your ''theatric sins'' and flow with the season, enjoy a good series and learn one  or two things about life...you will be marveled at the level of dialogue being exchanged when you watch most Hollywood series...ok! Well, for the true fellowship members who are following in body and soul..the season finale just ended and am sure many are still talking about the episode..I have no words to describe it because my mouth was left open for seconds...

Before I actually talk about the Koko of the matter...there were surprises...real shocking surprises; such as the brutal killing of Jon Snow, one of my favorite characters of the series...Sansa Stark has also escaped and I just hope and pray she makes it far out of that land....

Now, after watching the thrilling episode where Cersei had to go through the confession to the high sparrow and cleansing...I had to go online and find out more interesting details and what to expect in 2016 but to my surprise, a body double was used for her walk...According to CinemaBlend, Actress Lena Headey actually employed a body double for her famous walk.


According to reports, Lena has actually revealed well enough for jobs like 300, Aberdeen and Fair Game and so what would have been different about this all important walk which actually took 3 days to shoot..(.In Nollywood, that is like an entire production period for some movies...I swear.) Apparently, she was already pregnant with a baby girl as at October last year when it was being shot.
There were challenges while planning to shoot in Croatia as permissions were given to film outside but for the church scene, It took $200,000, a body double standing in for her, phones had to be confiscated.

Reports further stated that It would have been weird for her to walk amongst extras who would refer to her character as ''whore'' and ''brother fucker''. Basically, she was actually on set but did more of facial reactions...Do you now see why these guys are the ''baddest'' of them all...I totally believed that scene and the good news is that the series has been renewed for a new season in 2016.

One lesson...the business of make-believe must be made to be believed...

Thursday, 11 June 2015

NOLLYWOOD ACTRESS, INI EDO STEPS OUT IN A NEW STYLE...YEA OR NAY?

Ini Edo is a well celebrated Nigerian actress and she is not the first to try out new styles as it is a common phenomenon amongst celebrities across the world...but Is this really the best or It is just a comfortable look...? 

Sunday, 7 June 2015

CAITLYN JENNER; A MILLION TWITTER FOLLOWERS IN FOUR HOURS AND THREE MINUTES...

What record have you broken in your life...or What dreams have you accomplished...? It is no longer news that Bruce Jenner is now known as Ms. Caitlyn Jenner...take it or leave it...she is here for real and right in our faces...personally, I suggest you stop giving yourself high blood pressure over her matter but yet some others are concerned or just want to 'famzie'... and so, have decided to follow up to know more about this huge transformation. Transgender is not a new thing anymore but I feel what makes this a big issue is the life Caitlyn had lived before now; having a family and fulfilling other responsibilities as a man...

Ms. Caitlyn Jenner broke the world record for fastest growing twitter account of all time reaching 1 million followers in 4 hours and 3 minutes..She beat American President, Barack Obama to get to the number one spot. Jenner amassed 280,000 followers within the first hour...How many people dey follow me sef....?
Meanwhile, Caitlyn Jenner's reality series is also set to premiere in July, the show which is known as 'I AM CAIT' will document Jenner's transition to female gender identity and It is produced into an eight-part docu series...

A SATURDAY NITE = ISI EWU (GOAT HEAD) + ORIJIN DRINK + CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL




Lagos is the center of excellence and everything within it is just excellent...I should say perfect but let me just leave it that way...I had an excellent experience on Saturday but not a 'Saturday nite fever' thingy but something more awesome. At about 20.00hrs GMT(8PM) in the company of friends, we drove to a joint/bar/spot or fill in any other name around Victoria Island...Now, I am not a football fan by some standards even though I have an idea of the game around the globe but I do not wear club jerseys to work after a weekend game just like a colleague of mine...I mean...who starts the week on a jersey anyway...?

Back to the matter...we took a spot and our table was prepared by a short dark man who immediately asked us for our choices...I went for Orijin because some colleagues of mine had ordered it for me before at one of our 'after-work-treats' but this time I went for a big bottle Orijin...by the way, the drink no bad at all....I actually thought it was just getting drinks and watching the finale of the champions league match between Juventus and Barcelona...the spirit was high as fans engaged in analysis as the game went on, even the bar owner who happens to be a woman was not left out of the football drama...Her bet was on Barcelona actually.

Ok!...My friend ordered for Isi Ewu (Goat Head) and It took a while before it arrived but we were gisting, drinking and watching the match while we await the African delicacy toh bad...Isi Ewu finally came and immediately I watched my hands and straight away...express road with no Road Safety or Lastma to check me...I think its cool watching these live games at a bar because you get to feel the pulse of fans and I did enjoy the match...the Juventus guys actually left when they saw that there was no remedy to their downfall...

Well, I did not have more than one bottle because you might be expecting to explain how they helped me to the car...One bottle was enough to do the nite and mehhhhn...the Isi Ewu na die. Lagos is truly a center of excellent things

HARRY ITIE OF TVC HITS HIS FIRST MAJOR HOSTING GIG...

Having a career in broadcasting is paying off for so many people, as they get to pay their bills comfortably, meet great personalities, get famous and perhaps, sign autographs in 'danfos'...Harry Itie happens to be one of those young broadcast journalist who has continued to strive and be at his best while carrying out his daily work. Harry is an entertainment correspondent with the highly rated Television Continental in Lagos and has been privileged to interview some of the best talents in music, drama and fashion across the continent.

This graduate of Covenant University, Ota has been selected as a co-host at the Miss Ideal Nigeria pageant 2015 which is tagged 'Belle of the Ball'...Harry will be joined by Award winning style star, Adetoke Oluwo and London based Promise Ojiegbe. In a recent chat with him, He described this opportunity as something new and hopes it will be a learning process for him. He also describes it as exciting...Harry also says that our events are getting better but time is still a major issue for organizers.

As regards his career, Harry says a major challenge is trying to explore  new grounds. He makes it a duty to watch a lot of shows hosted by Journalists, as they serve as a motivation and inspires him to do more. He says working with TVC has been and would continue to be a rewarding experience..He added that he has grown tremendously, discovered his passion, strength and weakness..

Harry is passionate about his craft and he hopes that someday, his life would count for something..Harry has lots of goals but for now. he is enjoying this phase of his journey and excited to see where it will take him. Harry loves to hangout with friends when he is not working, watch movies and eat...This is one of the many young individuals in the broadcast industry who have carved a niche in any area of journalism.

Saturday, 6 June 2015

GODWIN VIDEO; IS MAVIN RECORDS STILL A FORCE TO RECKON WITH...?

Mavin Records is one of the highly rated labels in Nigeria which comprises of the big boss, Don Jazzy, his brother, D'Prince, Dr. Sid, Korede Bello, Tiwa Savage, Di Ja and Ricardo Banks...As we know, Mavin was initially known as Mo Hits and am sure everyone felt the beats and videos being produced under that label back in the days. From Bangalee to Wande, It was always mind blowing but today, Is something wrong with their level of creativity because it seems they are loosing ideas about their music videos.

I do appreciate some of the videos being released under the Mavins but after viewing the Korede Bello's Godwin...I was having a doubt about these guys holding on to the baton for long..Do not get me wrong, after hearing the song played in my head over and over, I had to submit myself to the control of the beats and lyrics because It was soul lifting and quite inspirational and that brings me to the video.

Personally, you do not need to show me diverse activities of God winning because It seemed like a cliche concept of some of our gospel videos..What happened to having a story line defined by the life of Korede Bello himself..he should have revealed God's strengths and achievements in his life..after all, his fans backed him up when he performed in a church...This video should have been Korede's way of showing his 'surulere' to the public...The video had a commercial face and nothing to inspire me...I will only dance and watch how you parade various people interpreting God's favor...What happens after then....?

Korede Bello is a very talented artiste and this should have been his moment; why parade celebrities all in the name of commercializing this video..they actually had no connection with him in the video and to the technicalities..the camera angles were very flat, the locations did not breathe 'Godwin'. Thumbs up to the two female dancers in the video...I wonder why none of Korede Bello's family like his parents or close friends were not used in this video...Will this video sustain its glory for long, well, I do know that the so called 'media friends' would feed on it for a while before they munch on another great success but as for the lyrics, I believe it is something we all want to wake up to and dance before God.

This video is of average..I will only follow through because I like the lyrics which I initially beefed before...there was so much noise about it when It was released but after listening over and over..I had to subject to it. Mavin could have done better...



Thursday, 4 June 2015

MAURITIUS MAKES HISTORY...CAN HILLARY CLINTON DO THE SAME IN 2016?

It is easy to just assume that what a man can do, a woman can do much more but who says leadership is about a gender...there is more to being called a leader and if you do not have what it takes, it is advisable such a person takes the back seat or should not even think of boarding. Chemistry researcher, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has emerged as the new president of Mauritius...Yes..She is a scientist and has pledged to target science diplomacy and to export the Island's good practices in research but she actually admitted in an interview that she has little political experience...Am so loving that honesty and with the right people around her, her rule would actually trip the country and make you think she's got the big deal about politics....She is the sixth president since the Island became a republic in 1992.

As we know currently, there are two elected female presidents in Africa alongside an interim one...Joyce Banda Sunday of Malawi, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia and Catherine Samba-Panza, who is an interim President of the Central African Republic...The train of influence seems to be moving at a good speed as more women globally are stepping out irrespective of the gender issues...At 67, Experienced politician, former US Secretary of State,  Hillary Rodham Clinton is also aiming for the White House in 2016 and the hopes are high because she has got everything that can place her as the president..Its all about Americans going out en mass to vote.

What can i say about my country...? I know for sure that It will take divine intervention for a woman to rule in Nigeria because so many factors will work against her..Some women will never support a fellow woman for presidency..Do not ask me why..some of them reading now would know the answer to that and the ego of some men will never allow them vote for a female president and yet we talk about equality in this global age...I totally  respect Professor Remi Sonaiya for making an effort at becoming the President of Nigeria but aside the fact that she was contending against top candidates, I know most women around the country never considered her as a choice.

Hillary Clinton will be going through some serious re-branding by top PR experts in the world in order to meet up with the current trends of electorate existing in the United States...Yes, she looks good on paper as a frontier in the political game but will America see her as a reliable tool to lead its people...I do know that her victory will push more women out and am sure Nigeria will not be left out but for now, my people are still basking in the 'changeology' that has taken over Nigeria.

PROUDLY NIGERIANS AT A WEDDING IN DELTA STATE...

When you call yourself a Nigerian, there are so many attributes that are inherent in an actual Naija person...We love hospitality..we love to gather people, cook for them and make them feel at home. We love to express ourselves irrespective of our class, infact, the lower you are in class, the more cool noise you make..with all due respect, ask those residing at a face-me-i-face-you apartment...Well, most Nigerians have passed through that stage before establishing the ''Island'' in them...I mean..that is one of the ways by which ''success'' is defined among ''Lasgidians''.

Anyway, Somewhere in the heart of Delta was a wedding ceremony and usually, there are always people dressed up in varieties of African-Nigerian attires but this particular outfit might not be new to some of us but what strikes me is the way these individuals carried the outfit..It was proudly fitting I must say...The pictures speak for themselves and I really do not have to say much but will give an update about this design soon...

This exquisite outfit was made by Lagos based Fashion Designer, Oladapo Odunuga (CEO Bespoke).
In a chat with him, he says this outfit is basically an Agbada with a modern twist and to know he has been in business for just 5 years proves he has a determined spirit and commitment to be a good designer. Oladapo is also a Wardrobe consultant and stylist and operates on a strict appointment only. If you love what you see and desire to look this Nigerian on your special occasion...call- 0807-757-9360 or 0803-729-7901.


Wednesday, 3 June 2015

SQUATTERZ HITS YOUR SCREEN THIS JUNE WITH ITS 3RD SEASON...

There are so many sitcoms in Nigeria today that barely made it to a second season; reasons varied from finance, lack of content, wrong casting and low level of patronage by viewers but Squatterz has continued to remain a force to be reckoned with as viewers await the third season which will premiere on Saturday, 6th June, 2015.

If you think you have enjoyed the best of Television comedy and perhaps you were not opportuned to to watch the first two seasons of Squatterz, then, prepare...because this African Magic Viewers Choice Award Nominee is set to break the lid on comedy in Nigeria and Africa at large. Squatterz is not filled with celebrated acts that might distract you away from the story but talented and well groomed actors who understand the intricacies of the production and thanks to the creative mind of Seun Arowojolu, Producer and Director of Squatterz.


When you sit down to watch Squatterz, you must be glued to your seat except if a humorous app. was not installed in you...every character featured on Squatterz is well played out no matter how little the role and because it is a sitcom, everyone is relevant...From Papa, Buchi, Shege, Esiri, Amanda to Sureboy who is a recurring cast...Viewers should expect nothing less of undiluted laughter and 30 minutes of top quality Tv entertainment week in week out.

With the introduction of a new lady (Amanda) in the house after Danjuma's decision to leave the apartment to pursue his Master's degree, the ''squatters'' repackage the apartment, forcing Shege to bring a new squatter. Papa and Buchi did not like the idea, however, drama heightens when they realize how pretty she is, and the quest begins with who will get her...She has to make a choice between mature Papa and funny Buchi...

Squatterz is a production of DaySix Entertainment Limited and It will air from this June on Galaxy Television, Saturdays, 19.30 GMT.(7.30PM) You can also get to watch it on Ebonylife Tv, African Magic, Iroko Tv, Ghone Ghana, Wazobia Tv and over 20 Terrestial Television stations in Nigeria.
Stanley ''Funnybone'' Chibunna (Buchi)
Big Tony Ogbetere (Papa)
Femi Deolu Amusan (Shege)