Thursday, August 29, 2013

Nollywood Star Kate Henshaw To Co-host "Girl Rising" Premiere in Nigeria

Kate Henshaw.

Kate Henshaw, the famous Nollywood diva will bring her star power to the Nigerian premiere of groundbreaking CNN film Girl Rising, on Friday October 11, 2013, to celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child at the Silverbird Cinemas, Silverbird Galleria on Victoria Island, Lagos.

Kate Henshaw will co-host the premiere of "Girl Rising" featuring Hollywood stars Freida Pinto, Anne Hathaway, Selena Gomez, Alicia Keys, Meryl Streep, Salma Hyak, Cate Blanchett, Kerry Washington, Priyanka Chopra, Chloe Moretz, and Liam Neeson who narrated this must see film.

The Nigerian premiere has attracted both local and international partners and supporters, including Zonta International, United Nations Information Center, Nigerians Report Online, Kiddies and Brands Company, Dobox TV and others.

“No one is more vulnerable than an uneducated girl,” said Freida Pinto.
"And this film is a wake-up call to world that it’s time to educate girls".
“Right now, 66 million girls are not in school, 14 million girls fewer than 18 will be married this year, that’s 38,000 girls married today, and 13 girls married in the last 30 seconds.”

Actress Freida Pinto.

Many who have watched the film in the U.S. got tears from the nine survival stories of girls in developing nations. Wadley in Haiti who seeks an education after the powerful earthquake, Ruksana who lives on the side of the street in India, and women in Afghanistan who get married at 11 years old. Each girl was paired with a renowned writer from her native country, and the stories show how education can change lives forever.

Directed by Academy Award-Nominee Director Richard E Robbins with original music is by Academy Award winner Rachel Portman in collaboration with Hans Zimmer, and other notable women supporting "Girl Rising".
“We had a woman DP behind the camera, we had a woman composer writing music, we had women designers doing visual effects, we had a woman editor, a woman producer – we really went out of our way as much as possible to practice what we preach and say let’s put women in power positions in all aspects of this project. With the exception of me, and a couple of other men, we were definitely a powered by women brigade,” said Richard.

The "Girl Rising" produced by 10x10 is more than a film as it is part of a global campaign to educate and empower girls.

“Our vision is to connect every person on earth so when you think about that, with millions of girls who don’t have access to education, we can’t achieve our vision. Even beyond that piece, it just really began to bother us that girls were being left behind, which meant their families were being left behind, their communities were being left behind and we are a global company of global citizens – and what happens to a girl in Peru, in Haiti impacts girls here in the United States," said Rosalind Hudnell, Chief Diversity Officer, Global Director of Education & External Relations at Intel Corporation, one of the co-sponsors of "Girl Rising".

“Girl Rising” has sold over 125,000 tickets in the U.S alone.
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Smiths Are the Funniest Looking Family At the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards

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Will Smith and kids reacting to Lady Gaga's opening performance of "Applause" at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday August 25, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.


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Foolish Anger Has Destroyed Many Beautiful Relationships and Broke Many Hearts

He who angers you conquers you.
~ Elizabeth Kenny.

There is no living soul that is never angry, but only the wise one controls the anger.

Anger is not power.
It is wrath.
And does more harm than good.

More precious things have been destroyed and lost than gained in anger.

I am not saying you should not be angry, but only a fool is angry at being told the bitter truth.
If someone tells you the truth and you are annoyed, then you are evil.
Because the one who tells you the truth is better than the evil one who lies to you.

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.
~ William Shakespeare.

You can know a good person by how the person reacts to truth.
If the person accepts it with humility and makes a positive change, then that person is a good and wise person.
But if the person reacts negatively, that person without doubt is a bad and evil person.
Be angry at what it bad and not at the truth.
As God said, only the truth shall set you free and not lies.

No legacy is so rich as honesty.
~ William Shakespeare.

Even if you are angry, don't chain your heart to it until it tears it apart.

When you drag your anger for long, it becomes a shadow of sorrow.
~ Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima.

Therefore, I advise you to let your anger be like when you cough that does not last longer than when you laugh.

Let me warn you that, it is a waste of time to pray to God until you repent of your anger against someone who has done nothing wrong but tell you the truth.
Call a spade a spade even if it hits you in the face than call it something else until it kills someone.

Anger often flies like a boomerang. So, be ready to duck when it returns to hit you. grin

Finally, remember the following warning about anger.
Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself.
~ William Shakespeare.

When you are angry with your lover or spouse in the house, throw harmless pillows and not blows.

Pillow Fight
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Kisses make us beautiful, but bruises make us ugly.
So, do what will make you more beautiful.

The choice is yours.

~ By Orikinla Osinachi, prize winning Nigerian writer, author of Children of Heaven, Scarlet Tears of London,  Language of True Love, Bye, Bye Mugabe, In the House of Dogs, Diary of the Memory Keeper, The Prophet Lied and other books.

You can find the books by the author on Amazon.


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Friday, August 16, 2013

My Dear, How Many Hours Do You Spend To Make Up For Your Man?

God bless women for the trouble they have to go through in making up to impress and please us. grin

"I want to make my hair."
"Will you come and see me in the salon?"
"Do you love my hair?"
"Is the lipstick too much?"

My own woman tells me to even hold up a mirror for her to make up or make sure she is "BIURIFUL" before we step out of the house.

You have to answer her and God help you if you don't flatter her.
They spend from one hour to four hours making up just for you, so my guy PLEASE, don't spoil their day by not appreciating her.

If you’re going to a meal with your honey, you should turn things up a notch. Keep your date wanting more by surprising him with a super sexy red lip. Because your lips will become the focal point, don’t overdo it with a dramatic eye or a too-sexy top. Take a page out of Kerry Washington’s book with a classically simple cat eye, and a demure white lace dress. From THE DINNER DATE: Kerry Washington.

But seriously, ladies, how many hours do you spend to make up for your man?
Whether when he is coming over to your place, you are going over to his place or going out for a date?



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Friday, August 09, 2013

Please, Don't Forget Your Condom

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Monday, August 05, 2013

Join Me On MobiCine and See the Best of African Movies

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Thursday, August 01, 2013

You Can Start Dating With Going To the Movie Theater

My first date with LO was taking her to a popular movie theater on Victoria Island in Lagos, Nigeria.
We spent some time on her campus at the University of Lagos before going to the cinema to see an Eddie Murphy with Kerry Washington movie and then later posed for photographs.

Romance plays a great part in going to the movies and it is better than going to the night club or pub.
Sitting close to each other, sharing drinks and popcorn or other cookies and the thrilling moments of a movie will increase the romantic warmth between you.
She can rest her head on your shoulder and then put your arm around her and peck or kiss her if she permits you.

I always prefer to sit with my date at the end of the last row where we can snuggle together and I have been able to do some smooching during the screening of a movie.
Some subtle romantic movies like using your fingers to stroke her eyebrows and if you are an experienced lover or player, you can admire her cleavage, commend her beautiful eyes (even if they are not beautiful), lips, nose, ears and hair.
Touching her ear can tickle her romantic fancy.
Then take some popcorn and feed her lovingly and tell her to do the same.
Seeing a romantic movie on a date can put both of you in the right mood for sharing the most loving moments.

1. It is always better to let her choose a movie of her choice.
Give her that obligation and RESPECT.

2. Don't dictate the pace, make room for her to sit first and make sure she is comfortable.
Open the bottle or can of drink for her and also taste her popcorn and tell her to taste yours.
It is better if you share the same pack.

3. Don't touch her without permission and PLEASE, don't extend your fingers or hands to her sensitive parts on a first date and if you are not her main guy. I mean don't trespass if she is not your girlfriend, except you want to snatch her from another guy.
Snatching another person's lover can be suicidal, so be careful.

4. If she coughs, sneezes or belches, say "sorry" and politely pat her hand or shoulder. And offer her a clean handkerchief if she does not have any.

5. Compliment her by saying she is as attractive as the beautiful actress in the movie. Mention similarities in hair, skin and other physical features. Appreciate her!
Appreciate the best attributes of a woman by appreciating the good actresses in the movie.
Ladies like men who respect other women.
They are kindred spirits.

6. Don't be distracted from her and the movie.
Don't answer phone calls while you are in the movie theater.
Switch off your cell phone once you step into into hall.

7. Don't be in a hurry to leave and if you are going to the GENTS, leave your cell phone with her. It shows mutual trust.

More later.

~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima.

Michael Chima is a prize winning Nigerian writer and Publisher/CEO of International Digital Post Network Limited, the largest Nigerian online news and information media network, Founder of the annual Eko International Film Festival, Founder/CEO of Screen Outdoor Open Air Cinema and Executive Director of his Screen Naija One Village, One Cinema Project, the largest community cinema project in Africa. He is also the Publisher/Editor of Nollywood Mirror, the first and most circulated publication on the Nigerian film industry distributed by Amazon, over 27 active blogs and other publications.

You can borrow his books for free on a Kindle device with Amazon Prime.

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