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Oyo State Government Drums Support for Ibadan International Film Festival

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Oyo State Government through its Ministry of Youths and Sports has assured premium support for the maiden edition of Ibadan International Film Festival. Commissioner of Youths and Sports, Seun Fakorede gave the assurance when he received a team of the Ibadan International Film Festival led by the convener, Usman Ogunlade, a renowned and versatile film-maker from the state

The team in company of the Festival Director – Babatunde Ojobaro, a prominent comedian and thespian; the Communications and Media Head – Femi Davies Alagbala; discussed the essence of the initiative and plan of action for the Ibadan International Film Festival.

Speaking on the initiative, Ogunlade said it was conceptualised by tracing back film making history to Ibadan, Oyo state from way back to the early days of WBS/WNTV and how it all started from Ibadan.

“Ibadan is the Origin of filmmaking and as indigenes, we felt we should bring this home has been in the industry for a long and working closely with the giants in the Industry. It is important to create a platform for upcoming filmmakers to showcase their talents, filmmakers to brainstorm, network and discuss the future of the film industry.”

 

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In his remark, the Commissioner commended the initiative and pledged the State Government’s unalloyed support to the Ibadan International Film Festival.

He added that the duty of the government is to create an enabling environment for youths to grow and the present government is ready to support the youths with good initiative.

“Film making started from here and such an initiative should fly and be given support. We, therefore, assure you of the State Government’s unalloyed support through this Ministry” he added

Giving out information about the film festival, Ojobaro said the festival will be held for 3 days which is slated from 22nd – 24th September 2022 at the state capital. The event according to Ojobaro is aimed at bringing on board the movers and shakers of the filmmaking industry.

“We want to create opportunities for growing filmmakers and creatives with our master classes, brainstorming session and networking and of course film screening which will review films from all over the world not just limited to Ibadan, Nigeria, Africa which is why it is an International Film Festival”

Meanwhile, the film submissions for screening open on Saturday, 4th of June 2022 as the maiden edition of the Ibadan International Film Festival is set to premiere in the ancient city of Ibadan, Oyo State from 22nd – 24th September 2022.

 

 

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Sesan Adeniji Stars In “Journey Of The Beats” On Showmax

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Journey Of The Beats – a once-in-a-lifetime story that explores the origin and evolution of Afrobeats and black music that debuts exclusively on Showmax on 23 June 2022, is a must-see. The 10-part documentary series produced by Obi Asika digs into the stories that drove the movement. Episode 1, hosted by music historian ED Keazor and Kunle Tejuosho, is a testament to that.

Episode 2, which premiered on 30 June 2022, zeroes in on the hardship of the early 1990s, political disruption and the exit of international record companies in Nigeria, and how the deregulation in the broadcast media helped open the space for the growth of Afrobeats. But, the rise of the independent superstars was held back by piracy and greed. From the streets in Abeokuta, Ajegunle, and Onitsha to Idumota and Alaba, it revealed the struggle, pain, and joy.

This captivating story in episode 2 hosted by Sesan Adeniji (an entertainment journalist with over two decades of experience in the Nigerian music industry, an Associate Producer, Researcher, and co-director on the #JOTB documentary) also has a curated JOTB EPISODE 2 companion playlist on Spotify. According to Showmax Head of Content, Candice Fangueiro, “The growth of Afrobeats cannot be overstated, and we feel privileged as a platform to showcase and tell the story behind its evolution.”

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Digital Marketer, Tosin Ajibade Hosts 2022 New Media Conference School Debate

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Media practitioner and author, Tosin Ajibade-Oladeinde on Friday, June 24, 2022 successfully hosted the New Media Conference School Debate at Chalcedony School, Abijo G.R.A, Ibeju-Lekki. This year’s edition is themed ‘Does Social Media Enrich Education or take away from Education?’

 

The event featured award-winning Nigerian dancer and choreographer Kaffy Shafau, award-winning Tiktoker Rodney Umeh, and Communications Manager for Anglophone West Africa at Meta, Sola Obagbemi.

 

The students between year nine and eleven in their arguments emphasized on the importance of social media and how the excessive use of it can be curbed. Some of the points argued during the debate include; cyber bullying, adult content, fake news dissemination, plagiarism, social media control mechanism among others.

 

Speaking at the event, Kaffy advised the students to always make sure they take advantage of the social media platforms in a positive way. She added that “social media is a tool and you’re the driver, adding that the good the bad will always exist but who is behind the keyboard is what matters.”

 

Sola Obagbemi admonished the children to be good ambassadors irrespective of the social media they use. She said children should learn to make use of social to benefit them in the area education, and self improvement.

 

The organizer of the event, Oluwatosin Ajibade-Oladeinde in her remarks thanked the host school, the panelists and the students for making it a success. She further assures that she would continue to do her best to sensitize and educate children about the use of new media.

 

Prizes were awarded to groups of  student who came first and second while each student at the venue got a copy of the book ‘Olori Supergal from Social Misfit to Social Media Hero’ written by Tosin Ajibade and Alajota by Kafayat ‘Kaffy’Shafau.

 

NMC is an annual networking event that focuses on digital marketers, vloggers, podcasters, influencers, content creators, bloggers, tech enthusiasts, and more in the field of media and communications.

 

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AFRIMA MEETS ECCAS, UNESCO IN GABON, DISCUSSES PLANS TO STIMULATE AFRICA’S CREATIVE ECONOMY 

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As the All Africa Music Awards began its countdown to the 2022 main awards ceremony, Monday, with the call for submission of entries from artistes, the continental awards platform has restated its commitment to uplifting the African creative economy, using music as its tool. 

It made this known during a recent strategic stakeholder meeting, in Libreville, Gabon, with the President of Economic Community of Central African  States (ECCAS) Commission, Minister of Culture and Tourism, Gabon, delegates and senior officials from the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), as well as delegates from Centre International des Civilisations Bantu (CICIBA) who are excited about the AFRIMA initiative.

AFRIMA, which is in partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC), corroborated UNESCO’s standpoint, on the need to deepen Africa’s creative exports, especially through providing access to training and resources for young aspiring creatives.

According to UNESCO’s representative to Gabon and ECCAS, Mr. Eric Voli Bi, Africa’s creative economy needs more support and opportunities for the youth – who make up the larger chunk of the workforce – to thrive.

He said, “I must thank AFRIMA for constantly projecting the continent in a positive light to the world, and for giving African youths opportunities to be recognised on a continental and even global scale. UNESCO is always interested in youth education and development initiatives, and AFRIMA is one veritable platform to help stimulate potential among these youths. I believe, with one voice, we can speak louder. That is the way to go.”

The President of ECCAS Commission,  His Excellency Gilberto Da Piedade Vérissimoaccompanied by Her Excellency Ms. Kapinga-Yvette Ngandu, Commissioner in charge of the Department of Gender Promotion and Human and Social Developments, ECCAS, welcomed the AFRIMA delegates to its regional secretariat and pledged support towards AFRIMA. He assured that ECCAS will partner AFRIMA to provide capacity building for African youths across the central African region as well as develop its music industry.

Vérissimo said, “Every year, we see our African artistes shine on global levels. It will be retrogressive for us, if we do not invest in them as well. ECCAS, in partnership with the European Union, will continue to invest resources into capacity building for African youths, especially within the entertainment sector. Apart from healthcare and education, the cultural and creative sector of the Central African region is within our primary focus. We are excited that platforms like AFRIMA thrive to give voice to our objectives, and we will pull our weight behind it, for the growth of the continent.”

On behalf of the awards platform, the President and Executive President, AFRIMA, Mr. Mike Dada, assured Africans that the AFRIMA, which has been running since 2014, will continue to prioritise inclusivity in its capacity-building initiatives.

“AFRIMA, and all its supporting initiatives, like the Africa Creative Academy, which we have in the pipeline, is for the entire continent. It is not an East African affair, or a West African Affair. We are one voice and one platform for the African people. So, our capacity-building efforts will cover the length and breadth of the continent and the diaspora. We equally apply this same character in all our campaigns, especially our submission of entries which is ongoing from now till August 5, 2022; it covers everyone across the continent and the diaspora.

“We have done this since 2014, and we are committed to consolidating our efforts this year, with even more zeal, initiatives and twists, to make AFRIMA the pride of not just the African individual, but also every black person and lover of African music out there.” 

The main ceremony of the All Africa Music awards will be held from Thursday, November 3 to Saturday, November 6, 2022. It will feature a 4-day fiesta of music, glitz, and glamour, which commences with a welcome soiree, followed by the AFRIMA Music Village, the host city tour, African Music Business Summit, and the exclusive nominees’ party, before culminating with the live awards ceremony broadcast to over 84 countries around the world.

The submission of entries for the awards is also ongoing for artistes, artiste managers, record producers, recording companies, video directors, disc jockeys and other relevant stakeholders can submit their work or submit on behalf of their clients via the official afrima website at www.afrima.org. All entries must be done in consonance with AFRIMA guidelines, which are also available on the website. Importantly, all prospective entries must have been created between August 20, 2021 and August 5, 2022, being the year in review for all submissions.

African music lovers can follow through with the build-up events to the main awards, by engaging the social media platforms (Instagram – Afrima. official; Twitter – Afrimaofficial).

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