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“Bigger Than Africa” Set to debut On NETFLIX May 13th 2022

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A cultural documentary, “Bigger Than Africa” featuring some foremost and prominent Yoruba culture enthusiasts and traditional leaders which include, the Ooni of Ife, the Alaafin of Oyo, the Alaketu of Ketu, King of Port Novo, President Olusegun Obasanjo, Prof Wole Soyinka, Prof. Wande Abimbola, Chief Mrs. Nike Okundaye, Fayemi Elebuibon, Femi Kuti amongst others, is set to debut on Friday, May 13, 2022 on global streaming platform, Netflix.

Toyin Ibrahim Adekeye, Director of Bigger Than Africa

The documentary produced by Motherland Productions is directed by Nigerian born Los Angeles based filmmaker, Toyin Ibrahim Adekeye, who is also the founder of Motherland Productions USA.

From left Ms. Nanette Braun, UN Department of Global
Communications Public Engagement and Toyin Ibrahim Adekeye, Director of Bigger Than Africa
UN Photo: Evan Schneider.

The well researched documentary will expose the international audience to the historical influence of Yoruba culture and how it transcends continents and connects the Black diaspora.

Film synopsis:
“When the Slave ships docked in North America, Brazil and the Caribbean, hundreds of cultures, traditions, and religions landed with Africans on board. One transcended slavery beyond imagination to remain alive till this day in the new world; the culture of the Yoruba’s.”

In this regard, Bigger Than Africa Documents the journey of enslaved Africans through the lens of the Yoruba culture of West Africa. This historical documentary takes you through 6 countries, Brazil, Cuba, Nigeria, Trinidad & Tobago, The Republic of Benin and The United States.

“I hope it becomes a unifying documentary for all people of African descent irrespective of their countries. It’s a film that uniquely tells the stories of our commonalities rather than our differences.” Said the director of the film, Toyin Ibrahim Adekeye.

Toyin Ibrahim Adekeye is described as an artist with eyes for detail and a passion for perfection. A product of the Los Angeles Film School Hollywood,
Bigger Than Africa is his first feature documentary and the film has screened at film festivals Worldwide winning multiple awards & earning prestigious screening invitations from venues like The United Nations and The Schomburg Center for Research on Black Culture amongst others.
The film is distributed by KAP Film with the participation of the New York based Management Agency EGMNY.

FILM AWARDS

• Charlotte Black Film Festival 2019 – Winner Best Documentary

• Silicon Valley African Film Festival 2018 – Winner Best Diaspora Documentary

• International Houston Black Film Festival 2019 – Winner Best Documentary

• AFI World Peace Initiative Cannes 2019 – Best Feature Documentary

• AFI World Peace Initiative Cannes 2019 – Best Documentary in cultural presentation

• Festivals International du Film Panafricain de Cannes 2019 – Winner Jury Special Mentioned

• African Movie Academy Awards 2018 – Best Documentary Nominations

• The African Film Festival TAFF Dallas 2019 – Winner Best Indigenous Documentary

• Africa World Film Festival Detroit 2018 – Best Documentary 2nd Place.

• Montreal International Black Film Festival 2018 – Best Documentary Nomination

Contact details:
Instagram: motherland production
Email: info@motherlandproductions.com

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Comly Cuisine boss, Comfort Okpoyo adds a year

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The stylish CEO of Comly Cuisine, Comfort Okpoyo, became a year older today, 26 May, 2022.

 

 

 

 

The elegant Okpoyo runs one of the fastest growing culinary outfits in Lagos and has a lot of top Nigerians as her client base.

 

 

 

 

Comly Cuisine boss, Comfort Okpoyo adds a year

 

 

She celebrated the birthday at her posh apartment in Surulere and was surrounded by clients from all strata of the society, family and well wishers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

She is fast becoming the caterer of choice at all A-class events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visitors at her birthday were wowed by the different cuisine she prepared as she used her birthday to showcase her cooking dexterity and a tasting session.

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FAKE NEWS: SCOTT TOMMEY DEBUNKS ARREST RUMOUR

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FAKE NEWS: SCOTT TOMMEY DEBUNKS ARREST RUMOUR

FAKE NEWS: SCOTT TOMMEY DEBUNKS ARREST RUMOUR

 

 

 

 

 

 

But for the need to set the records straight before some unprofessional platforms run with a mere rumour fabricated from a pit of hate, top businessman, Scott Tommey would ordinarily have remained his reticent self and allowed his detractors to choke on their evil machinations.

 

 

FAKE NEWS: SCOTT TOMMEY DEBUNKS ARREST RUMOUR

 

 

But in an era when utter falsehood can be easily manipulated and dressed in a robe of credibility, fifth columnists should not be given an opportunity to have a field day while flying a kite bearing fake news.

 

 

 

 

Consequently, through his Media Adviser, Peter Okechukwu, Scott Tommey, the Group Managing Director of Osmoserve Group, has debunked the false claim that he has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja.

 

 

 

Tommey, who has been in business for well over two decades without any scuffle with government authorities, described the story as a “mere rumour concocted from a diseased soul needing urgent surgical attention.”

“In over twenty years of running a business that has grown to become one of the most sought after groups in Nigeria, I have never been involved in any act that sabotages the economy or anything that has the tendency to tarnish my hard earned image.
We place premium value on transparency and accountability in all my businesses. So that story should be discountenanced and not be dignified with any mileage,” Tommey said in a statement made available to TheCapital.

Debunking the story as utter lies, Peter Okechukwu, the Special Adviser on Media and Communication to Osmoserve, “This is calling on unsuspecting public to be wary of their shenanigans, as we also wish to sound a note of warning to all those who have made it their pastime to sponsor malicious write-ups, tweets and online publications against Osmoserve Global and our MD, Mr Scott Tommey, that their day of reckoning is not far away,” Okechukwu expressed

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Entertainer Bovi Ugboma becomes GoAmbassador

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Entertainer Bovi Ugboma becomes GoAmbassador; advocates meaningful Youth Participation in the 2023 General Elections.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ace Entertainer, Bovi Ugboma has joined other distinguished celebrities in endorsing the GoNigeria advocacy campaign for effective youth participation in the country’s electoral processes re the 2023 General elections. He is the latest GoAmbassador and is helping to intensify the enlightenment initiative in the actualization of better outcomes from the forthcoming elections.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Entertainer and latest GoAmbassador’s appointment is coming at a time the public enlightenment campaign themed GoNigeria, an advocacy to sensitize Nigerian youths to participate in the electoral process, is gaining greater momentum in the run up to INEC’s 30 June, 2022 deadline for voter registration.

 

 

 

 

 

GoAmbassadors are celebrities and outstanding people in various endeavours that include the arts, sciences, entertainment, tech professionals, performing artists, sport persons, innovators and social advocates, who have all bought into the GoNigeria initiative and are helping to deepen the conversation on this very important national issue that is of utmost importance for Nigerian youths.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Anap Foundation have been partnering with celebrities (GoAmbassadors) who wield an appreciable fan base and/or followership on social media with a strong voice and influence on young people through what they do. The overall aim is to encourage Nigerian youths to register and vote en-masse in the 2023 General Elections. Hence, Bovi Ugboma’s addition to the growing list of GoAmbassadors is a positive development that will add great value to the works of the foundation as the international entertainer’s social influence is expected to deepen the ongoing voter sensitisation campaign, which is aimed at getting the young demographic that constitutes over 80 percent of the electorate to become politically active and also, further stimulate their direct involvement in the 2023 general elections, thereby shaping the nation’s political destiny. In his debut video for the GoNigeria advocacy campaign, Bovi uses comedy to ridicule a vote buying politician who pretends in public not to be seeking to buy votes, whilst actually seeking to do so in private.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GoNigeria is an initiative of Anap Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to promoting good governance in Nigeria. Anap Foundation is partnering with enlightened celebrities (GoAmbassadors), corporate bodies eager to support the initiative via co-branding (GoPartners) as well as many enthusiastic young volunteers who will help to amplify the messaging to their age mates (GoVolunteers). The overall aim is to encourage Nigerian youths to register and vote en-masse in the 2023 General Elections.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 18 Initial Advocates of the GoNigeria Movement are drawn from all the 6 geopolitical zones (3 from each zone). They are: Atedo Peterside (Convener), Aisha Yesufu, Nuruddeen Lemu, Dike Chukwumerije, Folarin Falana (Falz), Bishop Matthew Hassan-Kukah, Arunma Oteh, Hamzat Lawal, Tomiwa Aladekomo, Osita Chidoka, Dr. Tony Rapu, ‘Yemi Adamolekun, Muhammad Ali Pate, HH Muhammad Sanusi II, Dr. Salamatu Hussaini Suleiman, Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, Ayisha Osori and Ibrahim Dahiru Waziri.

 

 

 

 

To know more about Anap Foundation’s GoNigeria Initiative, visit:  www.GoNigeria.com

Entertainer Bovi Ugboma becomes GoAmbassador

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