POP-THE-HATE BALLOON CHALLENGE!

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Hello People,

Homevida is excited to officially launch the balloon challenge as we join other web rangers around the world in the fight against cyber bullying and verbal abuse by POPPING A BALLOON!

The Pop The Hate Balloon Challenge is a challenge supported by Google to counter hate speech. It is a global event that is presently taking place in 14 countries using the hashtag #StopBullying and #SIDNG2017 in Nigeria.

The aim of the challenge is to counter hate speech and promote advocacy to standing up to cyberbullies online.

As part of the Safer Internet Program the Web Rangers of Queens College Yaba Lagos organised a mini campaign during their Inter-house sports competition which took place on the 22nd of February 2017.

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The event which was organised by the Web Rangers Ambassador Fatima Yunusa was aimed at spreading the word among their peers about internet safety. There was a Web Rangers stand where Students, Parents and Teachers came to and gained knowledge about staying safe on the internet and how to freely express themselves on the internet without hurting other users.

The students were encouraged to visits the web rangers website to learn more about safety guidelines and the parents were also given tips on how to help their wards deal with cyber bullying.

During the callisthenics display, customised helium balloons were released in the air that had the #stopbullying message with the intention of spreading the message outside the walls of the school.

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It was a fun and educative event as the students also took part in the balloon challenge and at the end of the day Miss Yunusa addressed over 4000 students on the benefits and dangers of the internet and also encouraged them to join the Web Rangers club.

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How we celebrated the 2017 Safer Internet Day ! !! !!!


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On the 7th of February 2017, the Nigeria Integrity Film Awards (Homevida) & National Film & Video Censors Board (NFVCB) with support from Google celebrated the 2017 Safer Internet Day (SID). The event held at the VirginRose Resort in Victoria Island Lagos, and about 150 students from various school across Lagos were in attendance.

Policy and Government Relations Manager, Google, Mrs Titi Akinsanmi-Bolarinwa spoke to the students about the valuable use of the internet and tips on how to be safe online. She also spoke about the web rangers project which was launched last year in Nigeria and encouraged other students to join in the experience. The webrangers project is a program aimed to train young people to become online safety ambassadors.

The day was packed full with various fun activities which includes quiz, debates, drama, making a vlog and the Pop the Hate Balloon Challenge. At the end of the fun activities, they were quizzed on what they learnt and prizes were presented to the participants.

See more pictures from the event after the cut:

 

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WATCH HOMEVIDA SHORT FILM ‘DUE NETLIGENCE

Hey guys,

Thank God its Friday!

For your viewing pleasure over the weekend we bring you another Homevida Short Film Due Netligence. A Film written by Ajayi Olusegun Elijah is a story about how mistakes made can be built upon to produce a potential solution.

Due Netligence which stars Nollywood’s Femi Jacobs and Lucy Ameh won the Award for the 2016 Homevida Short Script Competition in the Promoting the Growth of the Digital Economy Category which was supported by Google.

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Oloibiri and Nowhere to run win big at the 7th edition of Homevida Awards + photos & scoop

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On Saturday the 10th of December 2016, the 7th edition of Nigeria Integrity Film Awards took place at Oriental Hotel Victoria Island Lagos. It was a night of fun and excitement as the audience were treated to electrifying performances by Waje and Timi Dakolo.

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The event kicked off with a cocktail at 6pm presenting networking opportunities among the guests present. Some of the guests include the Director General, National Film and Videos Censors Board (NFVCB), Patricia Bala and United States Government Representative, Peter Hansen. Nollywood came out in their numbers with the presence of actors and producers such as Olu Jacobs, Hilda Dokubo, Uru Eke, Rogers Ofime and  Blossom Chukwujekwu.

Hosted by the beautiful Dorcas Shola Fapson and the eloquent Ofi Ejembi, the theme of this year’s awards focused on Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance endowed by USAID SACE and Promoting the Digital Economy supported by Google.

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One of the highlights of the event was the premiere of the 2016 Homevida Short films ‘In Apathy’ endowed by USAID SACE and ‘Beautiful Mistake’ supported by Google. The script writers were not left out of the pizzazz as they were presented with their awards. The short script winners are Oladipo Awelenje (writer of ‘In Apathy’) for the Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance endowed by USAID SACE;  Jennifer Agunloye (writer of ‘Beautiful Mistake’) and Ajayi Olusegun (writer of ‘Due Netligence’) for the “Promoting the Digital Economy” category supported by Google.

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In the Feature Film and Documentary Category, ‘Oloibiri’ by Rogers Ofime, won the Best feature Film in Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance while ‘Nowhere to Run’ sponsored by the Shehu Musa Yaradua Foundation, won the  prize for the Best Documentary in Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance. Both prizes were endowed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Oloibiri was shortlisted for the prize alongside Uru Eke’s debut production ‘Remember Me’ while ‘Nowhere to Run’ was shortlisted alongside Kayode Ogundamisi’s ‘Coping with Boko Haram’.

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Thanks to everyone who participated in Homevida 2016, to be a part of Homevida 2017, please send a mail to info@homevida.org

Congrats to all winners and nominees! See more images from the event.

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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.

The 2016 Script Writing Workshop

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The HomeVida 2016 Script Writing workshop held last week at the School of Media and Communications, Pan Atlantic University and it was an exciting experience for everyone.The 2-day workshop organized by HomeVida brought together scriptwriters, film makers and CSOs to train them on the various aspects of scriptwriting as well as highlight the importance of inspiring change with a script.

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They were treated to various sessions facilitated by renowned Nollywood filmmakers and scriptwriters such as Sam Uche Anyamele, Ehizioje Ojesebholo, Ifesinachi Okoli-Okpagu, Chris Odeh and Ebele Enebeli.

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HomeVida partners, SACE were also present to give a brief insight into their program and how participants can address Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance Issues in film.

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Patrick Enaholo of the School of Media and Communication also took the participants through the Script Bank and its processes. The Script Bank is birthed from the Creative Film Project (an initiative of HomeVida and the School of Media and Communication) and is aimed at providing young and upcoming scriptwriters with a digital space to store their creative works and showcase them to a wider audience.

To wrap up the workshop on the 2nd day, the participants were presented with certificates of attendance by the Dean of the School of Media and Communication, Dr. Ikechukwu Obiaya.

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In 3 words, it was Fun! Fun! Fun!

Thanks to all our participants and facilitators and see more pics below:

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