Homevida Awards The 10th Edition

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Hey guys!

Its that time of the year again, Yes The Homvida awards and this year is particularly special because it’s our 10th edition. 

This year, with support from Luminate we put out a call for short scripts, skits and spoken word videos that focus on rape and sexual abuse which ended on the 30th of November. This issue has been recurrent online and offline in the past year which is why we decided to raise more awareness on the issue. 

The aim of the competition is to increase awareness on these issues, provide rehabilitative solutions to those who have been victims and also to urge the government to adopt effective policies that would be put in place to punish the perpetrators.

The winning script has been turned into a short film check out Trailer and would be premiered alongside the winning skit or spoken word video at the 2019 Homevida Awards on the 3rd of December at the NAF conference center Abuja. The winners would also be awarded cash prizes worth 750,000 thousand Naira. 

To follow the events as it unfolds make sure to follow us on our social media handles Twitter: Homevida

Instagram and Facebook: Homevidaawards 

 

Homevida 2019 Competitions Are Here!!!

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It’s that time of the year again!!!.

With the recent issues around rape and sexual abuse in Nigeria, Homevida has decided to run a competition on the above topic with the aim to educate and raise awareness and also give an avenue for the young talents to express themselves and win cash prizes as well 🙂  

On that note, we are looking for talented and creative scriptwriters, skit and spoken word artists between the ages of 16-35 with the ability to capture your audience?

We are calling out to you guys to send in your original scripts and skits & spoken words that promote;

  • Rape and Sexual Assult- supported by Luminate and Google 

And guess what? This year, we are dishing out a whooping sum of  N250,000 (Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) to two winners in the short script category and the winning scripts get turned into short films!!! Also, the 1st and 2nd places in the skit and spoken word category would go home with the sum of N150,000 and N100,000 Naira respectively 

C’mmon! Who wouldn’t want to be a part of this? We bet you would. To stand a better chance of winning please ensure to read the criteria. Send in your original scripts here and skits & spoken words here, to view the criteria and upload your entries. Entries close September 30, 2019.

 

MOVIE FEATURE; I AM NOT CORRUPT

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Anyone who knows Nadine Ibrahim and the work she does knows that social commentary is a path she is willing to thread over and over again. This is evident with her previous short films such as Tolu and Through Her Eyes. And if you think her most recent work is any different, you are mistaken. I Am Not Corrupt is Nadine’s new film which goes even further into uncharted territory – Nigeria’s political scene.

Starring Mofe Duncan and Rita Edwards, we listen in on a conversation that occurs between a politician and a market woman who take turns accusing each other of contributing to the country’s deplorable state. 

The politician says, “Your children call me names, hash this, tag that, but when I ask for their audience, all I get is radio silence”. He goes on to add that, “You keep pointing fingers, yelling ”missing taxes” but let’s be fair, do you actually pay your taxes? Me, I am not corrupt.”

The market woman replies the politician with an equally compelling perspective, she cites the daily experiences of ordinary Nigerian citizens saying, “You remember mama Emeka, the one who stood for you? She died of a heart attack because of you. She lost her source of income because of you and no selling by the roadside. That woman died in many ways than I can even count”. She adds, “Her first son died because your hospitals are nothing but morgues. They wouldn’t touch him unless you grease their palms.”

In a country like Nigeria where there is a big chasm between the ruling class and the masses, Nadine’s new short film brings both parties to the table and makes alogical conversation possible. watch short film here

Source: Everyday.ng

Safer Internet Day 2019!

Hey People,

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Remember we said we will bring you all the juice from the Safer Internet Day celebrations? Well we kept to our word so here it goes.

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This year SID 2019 held at Ventures park somewhere in Maitama Abuja, with over 100 students in attendance, thousands of Students from 32 states in Nigeria were not left out either. We also had policy makers from Ministry of Education and Communications in the room together with representatives from Google.

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The day started off with a panel discussion where the Webranger Ambassadors launched their online safety APP called WebSafe-X which was created and designed by the Ambassadors and is currently available on Android, IOS and Microsoft play stores.

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The highlight of the event was the public announcement of the collaboration between The  Public and Private Development Centre  and Nigerian Educational Research Council (NERDC) to adopt an online safety course in Nigerian school curriculum, The initiative which is supported by Google aims to ensure that every Nigerian child has knowledge of how to be safe online.

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The Students present had a lot of fun during the break out sessions, they were required to creatively pass across an  online safety information using art, drama, spoken words and skits. The webranger clubs present at the event also presented very funny but educational drama’s on how to be safe online specifically  on sharing personal information.

The students were also treated to a screening of the Nigerian Webrangers Documentary while they snacked on popcorn and drinks. The Documentary gave them first hand information on how to become webrangers, it benefits and what it entails.

The webrangers programme is an initiative of Google where young people are termed “Web Superheroes” and are required to save the internet from danger in fun, creative but also educational ways.

Do you want to be a Webranger and save the cyberspace? It’s easy! Just follow these steps ⇓

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There were lots of questions and students who answered went home with lots of gifts.

It was indeed a fun and educative day, and the Students had lots to eat and drink.

Here are some pictures from the event, ENJOY!

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WCW of the week…

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Hey guys, we are back with our #WCW

So on this edition of #wcw we have a big crush on the award winning filmmaker, director, producer, mentor and actress Remmy Njoku. she made her acting debut in the 2004 Nollywood movie ‘Home Sickness’, which she featured alongside with Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha. She came to limelight after featuring in popular Nollywood blockbuster ‘Blackberry Babes’ in 2011. Between 2011 and 2013, she and her husband Mr Jason Njoku produced iROKtv, a YouTube platform that features interviews with Nigerian celebrities, as well as coverage of Afrobeats and Nollywood events. In 2015, she became Chief Content Officer at IROKO Partners. By March, she held her first world premier for her film Thy Will Be Done at the BFI IMAX London, the first ever Nollywood film premiere in IMAX.

Remmy is a strong woman  who has accomplished a lot in Nollywood both on the national scene and international scene and has paved the way for young women in Nollywood. Her story is an example that you can do anything you want to if you put your mind to it.

And that’s why she is our Woman Crush! 

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SAFER INTERNET DAY 2019 – TOGETHER FOR A BETTER INTERNET

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Hey guys!!!

So it’s that time of the year again when we celebrate our annual Safer Internet Day (SID) and we are so grateful that we have been a part of this great cause. As you may know SID was  birthed in Europe in 2004 and has since spread rapidly to over hundred countries across the world.

SID is aimed at promoting the safe and responsible use of the internet especially among young internet users.

We have successfully celebrated SID for three consecutive years now and last year we expanded our reach to the 36 states in Nigeria.

The campaign slogan for this year “Together For A Better Internet” is a call to action for all stakeholders to join together and play their part in creating a better internet for everyone, and especially for younger users.

This year, in addition to celebrating across the 36 states including FCT Abuja, we will also launch the webrangers online safety Application which is published on Android, IOS and Microsoft stores.

We will also have policy makers in the Education and Communication sector in the room who will be discussing in a panel session the importance of online safety in Nigerian schools.

We can assure you that the day will filled with fun and educational activities so make sure you check back to find out how it all went.

For more information about the event, follow us on Instagram/Twitter @disi_nigeria and Facebook- DISI Nigeria

Remember A Better Internet Starts with YOU!!!

Here are some pictures from last year’s event. Enjoy!!

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4th Republic: The Movie

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Happy New Year Guys,

We hope Y’all enjoyed the holidays!

We were looking through 2019 movie trailers and came across “4th republic the movie”  which is Produced by Bem Pever, written by Zainab Omaki, Emil B. Garuba and directed by our very own Ishaya Bako who was the winner of our 2017  documentary category for his documentary Silent Tears.

4th Republic highlights the challenges a strong woman (Mabel), played by Kate Henshaw faces as she seeks to attain a seat of Government in Nigeria to foster justice and democracy and basically change the political scene in Nigeria positively, The movie also shows how difficult it is for women to hold high offices in government.

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We did some research and found that about 50% of the population in Nigeria is female yet only about 6% of Federal legislative positions are occupied by women and more interesting is the fact that in the history of Nigeria no Female has ever held a Gubernatorial position.

The movie is star studded with the likes of Kate Henshaw, Linda Ejiofor, Bimbo Manuel and many more. 4th republic would soon grace our screens and it’s definitely one you should watch out for!!! We would keep you posted on the release date. See trailer here