Friday, 31 July 2015

The Nigerian film industry,Nollywood moving up the ladder

The Nigerian film movie industry popularly known as 'Nollywood' is making its mark in global film industry. The country's film industry commenced the journey with stage plays by theatre groups and later to the production of films in celluloid.

The advent of technology provided the background to transfer this art to VHS, CDs, DVDs and to its present status. Nollywood productions is now competing favourably with Indian film industry(Bollywood) and American film pioneer Hollywood.

Nollywood industry is a massive employer of labour in Nigeria and their impacts is drawing the worlds attention to the industry as showcased in the video clip above.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Any thoughts on this photo?

Bugaboo International B.V, an international dutch design company that makes pushchairs for babies and toddlers, recently produced an image for a promotional campaign of its new stroller range. The picture has triggered a lot of reactions.

What is your take? Yay or Nay?!

What do you think?

I think this is true! When you see someone struggling with a language, the person definitely has another language they are proficient in speaking.

First double hand transplants for an 8-year-old boy

Science is indeed wonderful!! Watch a little boy Zion Harvey who got hand transplants giving him quality of life.
Zion was infected with gangrene as a 2-year-old child, which led to amputation of his limbs. Early this month, the young lad became the youngest person to be a recipient of new hands. It took a team of 40 medical team(doctors and surgeons) 11 hours to carry out this medical breakthrough.

According to the lead surgeon of the team, L.Scott Levin who said 'This is a monumental step,' he added 'I hope personally we can help many more patients like Zion in the future.'

The hands donors too have done marvelously well for giving Zion a new life! They are heroes!

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

President Obama's sister Auma Obama on TED talk

The very popular sister to President Obama, Dr Auma Obama is obviously a very effective and powerful public speaker. Her passion comes across easily when speaking, and how much she wants to see change and development.
She studied Sociology and German studies in Heidelberg then attending the German Film and Television Academy (DFFB) in Berlin before graduating in Bayreuth.

Photo of the day

What comes to my mind when I saw this is..Whatever you consider a stumbling block today will soon be irrelevant just give it time. 

Here in this picture is 5 megabyte of hard drive being shipped out, IBM 1956.

Today's Wise Words

"The truth is that, a leadership that cannot protect the poor will be unable to protect the rich" - Babatunde Raji Fashola

Terrifying moment an escalator swallows mother as she flings son (Viewer's discretion)

What can be considered as horror is what happened in a shopping centre in the city of Jinzhou, Beijing, China, where a mother holding her son, going up an escalator fell to her death as the panel of the stairs caved in and swallowed her.
The video footage shows how motherly instinct in the 30 year-old Xiang Liujuan, made her quickly fling her son forward to safety as all effort made by some shop assistants to save her own life failed.


Monday, 27 July 2015

Late Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi dies

Late singer Whitney Houston's only child, Bobbi Kristina Brown has passed on. The family spokesperson Kristen Foster said she passed away on Sunday surrounded by her family members stating "finally at peace in the arms of God".

Bobbi was found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub on the 31st of January and was immediately placed in a medically induced coma which she never recovered from.

The 22 year-old was moved to a hospice in the city of Duluth Georgia about four weeks ago when her conditions degenerated.
Bobbi Kristina Brown was the only daughter of Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown.

Our condolences to the family..Its sad.

India's former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam dies

Former President of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, has died today Monday 27th 2015 after suffering a cardiac arrest at a lecture he was delivering at an Indian Institute of Management Shilong, India. 

The rocket scientist, 84, was India's 11th President who assumed the post between July 25, 2002 to July 25, 2007.
Kalam is considered to be the brain behind India's Space Launch Vehicle(SLV) and missile programmes. In some of his numerous quotes, he was noted to have said; 
"I appeal to political leaders, religious leaders, opinion makers, media personnel and all Indian citizens to place a moratorium on all issues which are impediments to the development for the nation from now and pledge ourselves to make the missions of developed India a reality. This will be the greatest legacy that we can proudly leave behind for our next generation. Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.”
This India's illustrious son will be greatly missed. Our condolences to all the good people of India.

When Obama visited his ancestral homeland...

President Barack Obama and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta listens to the U.S. national anthem during a ceremonial welcome at the State House in Nairobi, Kenya, July 25, 2015.

What an honour for the President Obama's family and also for his late father.

More pictures after the cut..

All you need to know about the US Presidential State's car-'The Beast'

The President of the United States of America rides in one of the most heavily protected and secure vehicles in the world. Due to the details put together in creating such a vehicle, its referred to as ‘The Beast’.

This automobile no doubt looks intimidating.

Obama arrives Ethiopia

After the his first visit to Kenya, the U.S President has arrived Ethiopia on the second stage of his African tour.
Obama's stay in Ethiopia will allow him hold talks with regional leaders on the civil war in South Sudan. 
South Sudan's rival leaders President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar will not be at the meeting.

Photo of the day

This picture has a lot of meaning to it, either with the pair having a giggle behind or the subjects.

Which ever the case, I see sacrifice! What do you see?

Ghana's Ashesi University gets new head of Engineering dept

In the spate of brain drain ravaging Africa, I smile when I see some Africans coming back home to give back to their various communities and countries. This action would help build better nations if everyone professionals with many years of experience would consider returning to their homeland to impact on others who have a lot of need for various knowledge acquired abroad.

Meet the new head of Ashesi's Engineering Department Dr Fred McBagonluri, a United states based Ghanaian Engineer who has over 20 years experience in Engineering. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering from Central State University, a Master of Science in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Virginia Tech and a Doctorate in Materials Engineering from the University of Dayton. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration Degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

D'banj has a new song!

Just got back from the gym, then this!! Cant fault the song..Especially the nosey neighbours got me laughing!


Who knew yam had a cream?

Who actually knew this existed? I ran into this product which says 'Anna's Wild Yam Cream' used for menstrual discomfort and menopausal symptoms.
I could understand that yam is generally understood to be good fertility boosters and yam eating population just like Yoruba people in Nigeria have proven this with a high rate of twins.

But this cream totally got me surprised!!

The Australian product can be used as massage between the inner thighs, inner arms, stomach and chest, until the cream is fully absorbed.

This is not a promo! Just sharing what I found.

Today's Wise Saying

"Happiness is as good as food."- Maasai Proverb

Monday, 20 July 2015

IKEA installs parking lot for dogs

IKEA ,the Swedish furniture stores have created dog parking bays where customers can leave their doggies while they take their time shopping in the store.

This is coming as an opposite to the usual sights of owners locking up their pets in the vehicles with most of them barking away for some respite. 

Outside the stores in Cologne, Germany, spaces have been set up, designed and modified with artificial grass to give it a natural ambiance. It also has a water bowl and a secure place to fasten them.

I just hope they don't get clamped it the owners overstay! 'wink'

Amazing video: Woman births her baby in the car with her partner

In this video is a woman who in her contractions tried her best to bring forth her baby to life...Though they didn't make it to the hospital but they(especially the man) were as cool as a cucumber...Kudos to them both!!Watch!

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Malala is 18 years today

 Malala Yousafzai clocks 18 years today July 12th and the Nobel Laureate marked her birthday in Lebanon, opening the Malala Fund's "Malala Yousafzai All-Girls School" near the Syrian border, which will provide quality secondary education to over 200 Syrian girls residing in informal camps and out of school.
In her speech ,she said; 
"I am honored to mark my 18th birthday with the brave and inspiring girls of Syria. I am here on behalf of the 28 million children who are kept from the classroom because of armed conflict. Their courage and dedication to continue their schooling in difficult conditions inspires people around the world and it is our duty to stand by them," Malala said. "On this day, I have a message for the leaders of this country, this region and the world – you are failing the Syrian people, especially Syria's children. This is a heartbreaking tragedy – the world's worst refugee crisis in decades."
Happy Birthday Malala..Here's wishing you many more good years to come.

Another photo after the cut.

Today's Wise Saying

"A razor may be sharper than an axe but it cannot cut wood" - Annang saying

Football just got better!

I watched this clip and I thought to share. Clips and moments when football stars can't contain their joys...Watch!

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Wordless post

You can't actually argue this, can you?!

A beautiful tribute to Stevie Wonder

Beyonce completely nailed this tribute to Stevie Wonder..I always trust her to deliver her best performance. Look closely into the audience and count familiar faces...Enjoy!

Oh yes! And Ed Sheeran too! 'wink'

'African mix' is the best

Research team at the University of Edinburgh have established that offspring become cleverer the more apart their parents' ancestral background is.

The team led by Dr Jim Wilson analysed data from 350, 000 people before reaching this conclusion. The clever traits is highly observed in children from parents where one is of African descent and the other is non-African.
Apart from this new discovery, I think it's also very hard to miss out their gorgeous looks too.

White House adapting to social media age

Pictures taking ban which has been in place at the White House for 40 years, has now been lifted to allow public tours visitors to the United States seat of power to take images, while they undertake the tour for social media purpose. 
The announcement for the lift was made on social media - Instagram by Michelle Obama.

Today's Wise Saying

"The lizard says the reason he cannot scratch its buttocks is because his hands are short"- Igbo Proverb

Are you a productive Jose?

I saw this picture on Paul Coelho's Facebook page and it got me thinking. All I quickly started to look for was, I looked round for the Health and Safety manager, the safety apparatus on the lonely Jose digging, I checked for the CEO, I checked for Admin manager, is Jose well trained to dig?
Perhaps Jose might be more efficient on his job if he is able to use a digger to carry out his duties..more dignifying I would say if Jose gets promoted but it means you would have 11 people standing around looking at a shovel.

What do you think?

Monday, 6 July 2015

Showbiz Mogul Simon Cowell loses mum

X Factor judge Simon Cowell have on Sunday July 5th lost his mum after suffering a stroke. The media mogul and his family said they were heartbroken and would definitely "miss her terribly".

A spokesperson for the family confirmed the passage of the matriarch age 89.

They said: "Today our beloved mum Julie passed away. Anyone who had met her would know what a truly special and kind lady she was. We are heartbroken and will miss her terribly, but she is now at peace."

We are sending our thoughts and prayers to Simon and family.

Thursday, 2 July 2015