Day: April 4, 2019

CinemaCon celebrates Nigerian cinema with the Emerging Market Award in Las Vegas

On April 1st 2019, The Official Convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), CinemaCon recognized the Nigerian movie industry with the Emerging Market Award at Ceasar’s Palace, Las Vegas, U.S.A.

The award was presented to CEO of The Filmhouse Group, Kene Okwuosa and MD, FilmOne Production and Distribution, Moses Babatope.

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Google Doodle celebrates South Africa jazz icon, Hugh Masekela

‘My biggest obsession is to show Africans and the world who the people of Africa really are’

By Chris Riotta New York

Google has unveiled a new addition to its Doodle series featuring Hugh Masekela, a legendary jazz musician known as the “father of South African jazz” who was also an anti-apartheid activist.

Masekela was a rare artist who succeeded in fusing politics with his music, making his songs and performances compelling and timeless.

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Meet Redoshi: The last enslaved African From Benin Republic To Survive Forced Migration to the U.S.

By Tanasia Kenney

A researcher at Newcastle University in Great Britain has pieced together the history of a remarkable woman believed to be the last survivor of the trans-Atlantic slave trade ships that arrived in the U.S.

Redoshi, later known as Sally Smith, was kidnapped from a village in modern-day Benin, West Africa, and brought to the United States, where she lived and died on the Alabama plantation where she was enslaved, according to research by Dr. Hannah Durkin.

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Nigerian Missions pledge to protect Nigerians in U.S.

The Nigerian Missions in the U.S. say promoting and protecting Nigerians’ legitimate interests and that of Nigeria remains the missions’ priority.

The missions gave the assurance in New York during a collaborative meeting between the Consul-General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Benaoyagha and the new Nigerian Consul-General in Atlanta, Mrs Aishatu Musa.

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Ghanaians in U.S. to get passports at cheaper rate

The government of Ghana has said it will reduce the cost of passport fees for Ghanaians living in the United States of America.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, announced this when she addressed the Ghanaian community in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.

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‘The Greek Freak’ wants to go back to his Nigerian roots

Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo opens up about his African upbringing

By Marc J. Spears

“The Greek Freak” can’t wait to go learn more about his roots.

His roots in Lagos, Nigeria.

“Obviously, a lot of people don’t know where I’m from,” Milwaukee Bucks All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo told The Undefeated.

“A lot of people think my mom or my dad are from Greece, but no. Both of my parents are black. Both of my parents are Nigerian.”

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