WE HAVE BEEN NOMINATED!!

 

Hey Guys,

Yay!! We have been nominated! Whoop! Whoop!!

Safer Internet Nigeria was borne out of the urgency to educate and empower young people to be safe and responsible while using the internet.

Owing to the fact that everybody is connected to the internet in one way or the other ,Safer Internet Nigeria has been committed to protecting kids against cyber crimes especially cyberbullying hence the #stopbullying campaign that was launched over 3 months ago.

As a result of the work we have done in creating a safer internet space, We have been nominated by the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA) in the 2017 .ng Awards for the “Making the Internet a Safer place” category.

Voting is already on and it ends on the 3rd of April 2017.

Kindly click here to VOTE for saferinternet.org.ng in the “Making the internet a safer place category”

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s that time of the year! The 2016 Homevida Awards !!!

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The Nigerian Integrity Film Awards (HomeVida) is here again!

This is the 7th edition of the HomeVida Awards and it promises to be an exciting array of events as they reward filmmakers for making movies that uphold transparency and integrity.

The event features the Hon. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed as the chief host and will witness the presence of special guests from private and government agencies. In addition to rewarding film makers and script writers, they will also be premiering their 2016 short films.

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The hosts for the 2016 HomeVida Awards are the beautiful Nollywood Actress and TV Presenter, Dorcas Shola Fapson alongside the eloquent Nigeria Info FM Abuja OAP, Ofi Ejembi. There will also be guest performances from top Nigerian entertainers.

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Date:               Saturday, December 10, 2016

Time:              Red Carpet/Cocktail – 6 PM | Main Show – 7 pm

Venue:            The ballroom, Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos

Contact:         For enquiries /sponsorship / participation / bookings, call 08034300646 or 08036267188 | Email – info@homevida.org

Follow them on social media: twitter @HomeVida | Facebook – www.facebook.com/homevida | Instagram – @homevidaawards | Visit www.homevida.org and www.homevidablog.com for more info.

Official partners for the 2016 HomeVida Awards are the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the national film and Videos Censors Board (NFVCB), PAU School of Media and Communications, Ebony Life TV, ERP, Olori Super Gal and African Movie Channel (AMC) with support from Google.

Time to vote for your favorite Feature Film and Documentary to win N1,000,000 each!

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It’s finally here!

You nominated and we have chosen!

Nominated for the Best Feature Film in Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance are:

Oloibiri by Rogers Ofime

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Remember Me by Uru Eke

And for the Best Documentary in Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance we have:

Nowhere to Run by The Yaradua Foundation

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Coping With Boko Haram Part 1 & 2 by Kayode Ogundamisi

How to Vote? Easy!

Simply click here to vote for your favorite movie and documentary that addresses issues in Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance.

Voting closes on the 10th of December, 2016 at exactly 3pm.

What are you waiting for? Hurry now and vote!

The 2016 TAGG Prize is endowed by the USAID funded project – Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement (SACE)

 

Meet the Homevida 2016 Jury

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Every year, the HomeVida jury comprises of young, vibrant individuals, committed to making a positive impact in their society through the art of filmmaking and this year is not an exception. The members of the jury are:

Femi J

Femi Jacobs is one of the most sought after Nollywood’s leading actors. After discovering acting in 2006 as lead in his first feature film, Choices, he joined Tinsel as Eddie the lawyer in 2009.

He scored his first big break on the big screen when he landed the lead role in the widely acclaimed and multiple award winning romantic comedy, The Meeting. This movie earned the actor five nominations for Best Lead Actor including one at the Africa Movie Academy’s Award (AMAA), Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA), Screen Nation Awards UK, and the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCA). He bagged Best Supporting Actor at the Best of Nollywood Awards 2014, and Best Actor, Comedy at the 2015 AMVCAs. He is presently the Safer Internet Ambassador for the HomeVida Safer Internet Campaign sponsored by Google.

Ehizojie

Ehizojie Ojesebholo is an international award-winning film maker. From 2013-2016, he directed over 50 episodes of Jara & 53Extra for M-Net Africa and also directed over 30 movies for the Africa Magic Original Films project.

With a degree in Digital Film Making from the Middlesex University London, Ehizojie has established himself as a family oriented content producer for television, web and cinema though his production company, Ceroms Media Productions Ltd which he runs with his wife-producer- Ibironke Ojesebholo.

His short film Chill Pill won the Focus Dialogue Prize at Sehsuchte International Film Festival in Potsdam, Germany in 2008. And his dark comedy titled Jand Hustle won the Efere Ozako-Best Experimental Film At The Abuja International Film Festival In 2013.

With over 17 years’ experience as a film maker, Ehizojie Ojesebholo likes to explore new technologies in entertainment, as well as sharing views and ideas with the younger generation.

Chris

Chris Odeh is a passionate producer, project manager, ardent trainer, marketer and creative scriptwriter with over a decade of experience in the media and entertainment industry of Nigeria. He won the Best Child Friendly Category in the 2011 HomeVida Awards with the evergreen story about a young girl with a reading disorder, ENITAN.

Chris has produced several movies including Learning Curves, Make A Move, Oloibiri retold, Dise’s Secret, Once, Once Upon a Wish, Dinner, Chasing Hanifa, White Knight, Lost Café, to mention but a few. TV series in his credit include Taxi, Ali, Maigida, The Tai Show, The Dr. Ketch Show, Healthy Tips with Dr. Ketch, Magnus Kpakol gVA etc.

He also has a flair for documentaries where he has produced and directed biographies for icons like Arunma Oteh (DG of Securities and Exchange Commission), Rev. Kola Ewuosho (Founding Pastor – Fountain of Wisdom Ministries) and OSAS@50; a biopic of the MD and founder of Osas & Oseji (one of Nigeria’s leaders in the real estate business). He also produces documentaries and message tools for some international NGOs and organizations like WaterAid, ESSPIN, Sesame Square Nigeria, Sesame Workshop New York, Cultural Institut Francais Nigeria, Global Missions Board, Securities & Exchange Commission, Betterlife, HomeVida and more.

Chris Odeh co-­‐owns two indigenous content production companies Ibuzor Studios (Igbo TV and film production company) and Project Arewa (Hausa TV & film production company), these companies provide top-­‐notch content for major Pay-tv platforms like Africa Magic, GoTV, Startimes, MYTV and AMC. He is also the founder and lead coordinator of Filmville Club; a film club for kids and teens with mandate to prepare the next generation of African filmmakers.

Ifesinachi

Ifesinachi Okoli-Okpagu is a Lagos―based brand & innovation strategist and versatile writer, who has written TV and film content with local and international cast. She began her career as an Associate Producer of a Pan-African TV show, Moments with Mo. A few of her screenwriting credits include Ebonylife TV’s short films, Dise’s Secret and Once Upon a Wish; Amaka Igwe Studio’s TV series, VIP; Iroko TV’s feature film, Trapped! and Africa Magic’s rave TV series, Hush.

Her first novel, Domestication of Munachi, a full length comedic novel depicting the irony of women, society and marriage, was published earlier this year by the notable publishers, Parresia Books.

Ifesinachi was educated at Queens College, Lagos, and then at the University of Benin where she obtained a B.A. in Fine and Applied Arts. Ifesinachi also holds a Master’s degree in Marketing Communications from the Pan-African University, where she graduated top of her class. She has written several short stories, some of which have been published in Sentinel Nigeria, the African Roar Anthology and Saraba Magazine.

This would be her second year serving as a script consultant and on the jury of the National Film & Integrity Awards―HomeVida.

Sam Uche

Sam Uche Anyamele is a multi-lingual multiple award winning and multi-talented performing artiste cum instrumentalist, an Actor/Director, a Motivator, Mogul, Model, M.C (Compere par Excellence). With membership at various related allied associations in the Creative Community/ Culture Sector. He was at a time a Regional Judge/Artistic Director for the rested Amstel Malta Box Office (AMBO 2010) and an Associate Producer for The Next Movie Star, 2012 both programs are T.V. reality shows that have identified, trained and groomed young vibrant talents/artistes in the Entertainment Industry and the Arts and Culture Sector at large. This would be his second year serving on the HomeVida jury.

Ebele

Ebele Enebeli is a renowned script writer and film maker. A graduate of Dramatic Arts from the Obafemi Awolowo University and Film making from the New York Film Academy, Ebele has written for major TV Series such as; African Magic telenovela Hush, Superstory, Alison Stand (Season 2), Spider and Dear Mother amongst others.

She is also the head writer and associate producer of AMVCA nominated Igbo series “Nduka”.

Watch out for the next post revealing the winners of the 2016 Homevida Short Script Competition!