What You Missed At Homevida Awards’s 10th Edition!

Hey people, The 10th edition of the Nigeria Integrity Film Awards Homevida held on the 3rd of December at the NAF Conference Center, Abuja. The Awards was night was of course filled with good music, entertainment, good food, friends and partners.  

The awards had in attendance the director-general of Nigerian Film Corporation, Chief of Party USAID/SACE Charles Abani, Seember Nyager (Google’s Lead Public Policy and Government Relation),  One Campaign, Nigeria Director, Serah Makka.

This year, with support from Luminate we put out a call in two categories, Short scripts and Skits & 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 was to increase awareness on rape and sexual abuse, 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 winners in the Short Script categories are  Mr. Ademola Aderine writer of Tolani weds Ayo and Miss. Moyinoluwa Ezkeil both went home with₦250,000 each while for winners in the Skit & Spoken word category Mr. Kenneth Olusanya came in first see video here and Mr. Adetola Adetoye came in second see video here both went home with ₦150,000 and ₦100,000 respectively  

 

To be a part of Homevida 2020 kindly send an email to info@homevida.org

Here are more pictures from the event Enjoy!

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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 

 

9th edition of the Nigeria Integrity Film Awards Homevida

Hey guys The 9th edition of the Nigeria Integrity Film Awards Homevida held on the 6th of December at the Jabi Lake Mall, Abuja. The Awards was a night filled with good music, good food, friends and partners.  

The awards had in attendance the director general of Nigerian Film Corporation, Chief of Party USAID/SACE Charles Abani, Titi Akinsanmi who is Google’s Lead Public Policy and Government Relation, Reboot’s regional director for Africa Adam Talsma, Nollywood Veteran Sam Uche Anyamele who was also the MC for the night.

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As you may know, HomeVida has focused on providing incentives to young script writers and filmmakers which has birthed the production of 24 Homevida Short Films. However, this year, we expanded our scope and launched the Internet for all Campaign with support from google, to include other forms of art, such visual arts, skits and spoken words videos, which birthed the #internet4all competition, we called for entries for skits and spoken word videos which highlights the economic and socio- cultural benefits of the internet.

The winner Mr. Akwuruaha Ikenna received a cash prizes of  ₦250,000 while the 2nd and 3rd Ms. Anita Abada, and Mr. Joel Adegboye went home with ₦150,000 and ₦100,000  at the award, the winning skit was screened  at the awards see link here.

 

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Another highlight of the event was the Homevida impact documentary which was screened for the first time.  The documentary  highlighted Homevid’s past award winners and the impact of Homevida has had on their professional lives and the Nollywood Industry see here.

To be a part of Homevida 2019 kindly send an mail to info@homevida.org

Enjoy some pictures from the event!

 

 

Create, Connect and Share Respect: A Better Internet Starts With You

Hey People,

Wanna learn about all the juicy details of our 2018 SID celebrations? Then you are in the right place.

The event which held at stonehedge hotel in abuja saw over 160 students in attendance from over 10 schools across the FCT and as well as thousands of students in all the 36 states in Nigeria.

The Executive Director National Film and Video Censors board Alhaji Adedayo Thomas, in his welcoming speech said this year’s Safer Internet Day celebration marked a milestone because it was celebrated across all the states of the federation.

A highlight of the event was when the ED made commitments towards ensuring that that SID is always celebrated in schools across the country and also that safer internet is incorporated in school curriculum.

He also noted that NFVCB is collaborating with the Ministry of Education to include Digital literacy in the Nigerian school curriculum which will go a long way in providing the youth with the basics in getting on with the trending digital innovation and also benefit from the digital environment as they  follow the laid down measure to sustain the internet provision which has a lot of benefits.

The Web Rangers Ambassador Fatima gave a brief presentation on her tenure which just ended. She gave the students and insight to how she became a web ambassador and all she has been able to achieve for the past two years, she also gave them a step by step explanation on how the become Web rangers.

The day featured cinema time where the students watched a movie while having popcorn ,there was an internet safety presentation where the kids answered questions and went home with lots and lots of gifts.

SID 2018 was a fun, educative and inspiring and the students had lots to eat and drink before heading back to their schools.

Here are some pictures from the event, ENJOY!

Safer Internet Day 2018. Create, Connect and share Respect: A Better Internet Starts with YOU!!!

Hey peeps!!!

It’s that time of the year again where we celebrate our annual Safer Internet Day and we are so grateful that we have been a part of this great cause. The Safer Internet Nigeria team in partnership with National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) with support from Google proudly presents Safer Internet Day (SID) 2018.

SID is a globally held event celebrated across the world on the second day of the second week of the second month of each year to promote safer and responsible use of the internet especially among young internet users.

Birthed in Europe in 2014, SID has grown beyond its traditional geographic zone and is now celebrated in over 100 countries across the world involving thousands of stakeholders to play their part in creating a better internet for everyone.

We have celebrated SID for three consecutive years now in Lagos State and this year SID 2018 will be celebrated in Abuja. Last year’s event was educative, Informative and fun. We had about 75 students from different schools across Lagos and the day featured the “Balloon Challenge”, a fun game created to tackle cyber bullying. The Students were also given advice from dignitaries and keynote  speakers on how to be safe online while enjoying all the benefits the internet offers.

The theme for this year is: “Connect, Create and share Respect: A Better Internet Starts with You and the event is set to hold on Tuesday, 6th of February, 2018. We are expecting 150 students from 10 public schools and 5 private schools across Abuja

We are super excited to announce that we will be expecting the Executive Director of National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) Alhaji Adedayo Thomas and the Minister of Information Lai Mohammed.

We are also happy to announce that this year we are syndicating the event in all 36 states across the country.

The aim of this yearly event is to sensitize everyone especially young people on the responsible use of technology in line with cyber security.

The event promises to be educative, informative and also entertaining with fun activities.

For more information about the event, follow us on Instagram/Twitter @saferinternetng and Facebook- Safer Internet Nigeria

Remember A Better Internet Starts with YOU!!!

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

Vote for Your Favorite Feature Film to Win N1 Million Each at the 2017 HomeVida Awards!

The nominations for the best feature film and documentary that promote Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance (TAGG) have ended and we would like to thank everyone who nominated. This year, we had a total number of 122 movies nominated; 107 Feature films and 15 Documentaries.

After thorough deliberations by the jury in making sure these films best fit the criteria set out, the feature films shortlisted were;

Wives on Strike produced by Omoni Oboli

To watch click here 

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Politics and Money produced by Michael Nwankwo 

To watch click here 

And for the documentary;

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Silent Tears produced by Ishaya Bako 

To watch click here

However, the second shortlisted documentary withdrew from the competition.

We are not leaving you out the voters… The first 15 voters get tickets to the 2017 HomeVida Awards! (For Lagos Residences Only).

What are you waiting for? Hurry now and vote and give your favourite feature film the chance to win N1 million naira. Simply click here to vote.

Voting closes by 2pm on the 2nd of December, 2017 and winners would be announced at the awards.

The winners of the 2017 Homevida Short Script Competition are…

 

The Jury has decided!!!

Hey guys, we are excited to announce  the winners for the 2017 Homevida short script competition. It was hard to select the winner as all scripts were captivating, interesting and creative but finally a winner for each category emerged!!! Homevida wishes to say a very big thank you to all the participant and advice that you all should never stop writing amazing stories.

This year Homevida received a total number of 119 scripts for countering hate speech/radicalisation and terrorism terrorism category supported by Google and 299 scripts for Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance (TAGG) category endowed by USAID-SACE.

After all the hard work and effort to reading 418 scripts, the 2017 Homevida Jury met and agreed on the following winning scripts.

Drumrolls….

And the winner for Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance (TAGG) Category endowed by the Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement  (SACE) programme of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is…

Kehinde Oluwaseun for the script Dilemma Here is his profile

 

Kehinde Oluwaseun is a 23 year old screen writer/film and TV director. He received a B.Tech degree from the federal university of technology Akure in Industrial Design and is currently running a professional course training in writing and directing for film and TV. He started from writing short stories for publications and stage plays, before delving into screen writing professionally in 2015.

And the winner for Countering hate speech /radicalism /terrorism Category supported by Google is …

Michael Joseph Osabor for the script Man in the Mirror. Here is his profile

Michael Joseph Osabor is a 22 year old passionate writer from Edo State. He emerged the winner through the help of his mother who believed in his dream of learning the art of professional screenwriting and gave up a lot to see him through.

Big congratulations to all our winner and thanks to all who participated in the competition.