Monday, 9 February 2015
Ahead of its Nigeria release the movie, Tempting Fate, last weekend premiered to positive reviews at the 2015 Pan Africa Film Festival.
A visibly excited Kevin Nwankwor, the movie director, said his goal is to make a movie that breaks cultural boundaries with great lessons that affects our daily life. This heart- touching movie is an official selection film chosen to be premiered at the 2015 Pan African Film Festival at the very prestigious Rave Cinema in Hollywood, and also at the USA Indie Fest.
Produced by KevStel Group Production and billed for release in cinemas across Nigeria during the long Easter weekend, ‘Tempting Fate’ is a heart touching film that depicts deep brotherly love, betrayal and forgiveness, the movie explores a plot where two different paths in life can be taken with an unintended outcome. According to the director ‘Tempting Fate’ is a “must see” film for everyone.
Monday, 2 February 2015
Tara Fela-Durotoye, Chief Executive Officer of Africa's leading beauty brand, House of Tara - iconic for setting up the first make up studio and establishing Nigeria's first make up school in 2004 - on CNN's African Voices, a weekly show that highlights Africa's most engaging personalities and explores the lives and passions of people who are shaping change in Africa.
Inspired by her stepmother's beauty routine and her work as a makeup artist during her time at the university, she says she was inadvertently drawn to cosmetics, after seeing "what makeup actually does to a woman in terms of self-esteem and confidence."
While talking about her passion for teaching, Tara said: "I am still a teacher, the only thing is that this time, I'm not teaching maths or English. I'm teaching enterprise: I'm teaching makeup artistry as a platform for enterprise."
The pretty actress feels concerned about violence as the elections draws closer. Here is a release she sent me for her fans.
As Elections 2015 beckon, my heart grieves as I daily read about the increasing spate of violence among youths; the uncouth languages of politicians and social media bickering among, otherwise, buddies over where the pendulum of power should swing.
It is 12 days to the presidential election and as we look forward to that day, I am writing to all my fans and Nigerian youths in general to go to the polling units to cast their votes peacefully and when the results of the elections are released, please, accept the outcome and move on. If you believe that your candidate was cheated, please, let them go to the court to seek redress. Violence will solve nothing. Instead, it would claim innocent and promising lives while properties would be destroyed.
To the politicians, I believe anyone who decides to seek elective position does so because they want to serve. If, for any reason, the people you aspire to serve turn their backs on you at the polls, please, accept this in good faith and gird your loins for future elections. If you feel cheated, kindly do the right thing by seeking redress in the law court and encourage your supporters not to shed blood or destroy properties.
Finally, February is a time to love and in all we do, let’s remember to love our neighbours as we love ourselves because each time we do, we make God happy. Thanks for being there for me; your love motivates me to keep giving my best. Keep loving right and keep buying Nigerian movies.
God bless you