Black Ladies, Black Beauties

Black Beauty
Black Beauty


 The western nations have a monopoly of the media online and offline and they have been using their monopoly of the media to boost Western culture and to dictate the life styles of the rest of humanity and we have seen their monopoly of global commerce in most aspects of life.


Western fashion is often the first choice of other cultures in the world. Africans are the worst copycats of Western culture in haute couture, airs and graces and they have even gone as far as making sloppiest parodies of Western shows and desperately trying to ape the American and Western European models and status symbols. We even use Western models to judge our native beauties at beauty pageants. The closer you are to the Caucasian the more likely you are to win a beauty pageant in AFRICA of all places!


The girls and women with dark skin often feel inferior to those with fair and light skin and resort to bleaching or the fancy word toning.
The fact that bleaching or toning is very common among dark-skinned Black girls and women is the proof of their inferiority complex in comparison to those who are fair and light skinned.

The Nokia FACE of AFRICA has given more exposure to dark-skinned beauties from Africa, but they are still using the Western model of the thin beauty to judge the African girls. We do not encourage our girls and women to starve themselves and look like straw figures. We love them healthy and plump. Any African beauty pageant without plump women is not the true representation of an African beauty.


I have always challenged the Western notions and stereotypes of beauty by reporting and writing on African beauties even in the state of nature, topless and proud.

See the awesome black and beautiful Shaundra Denise and tell me if she is not sexier than their so called Scarlett Johansson voted sexiest woman on Earth or Jessica Biel, Sexiest Woman Alive.
Most of these so called sexiest white women in the world either have flat buttocks or flabby buttocks!

The Black woman is the most beautiful woman in the world and most artists and photographers in the world have acknowledged this fact.
She is a complete woman from the crown of her head to the toes of her feet. So, Black women have no reason whatsoever to feel inferior to White women.


Look at the celebrated black models such as Beverly Johnson, Naomi Campbell, Imam, Alek Wek, and many others on and off the runway and you cannot deny their beauty in contrast to the white models.


Hot chocolate is my pet name for every black beauty. Gosh! Every black beauty is as sweet as chocolate, hot or cold. I am saying what I know from my intimate experience with Black women. No wonder the wisest king in history, King Solomon sang the praises of the black and beautiful Queen of Sheba in the romantic Song of Songs as published in the Holy Bible.

 Black women have inspired me to compose many lyrical romantic and erotic love poems in my admiration of their unique beauty. I have been mesmerized by the awesome beauty of countless pretty black girls and women I see on the streets of Lagos in Nigeria

. They look like angels. I am always turned on by their dark skin shining like bronze in the sunlight and their dazzling smiles with glints in their brown eyes as they walk gracefully in their villages, towns and cities. Have you seen an African beauty wearing only a single wrapper of wax print and carrying an earthen water pot on her oval head as she goes to the stream to fetch water? Look at her as the water drips from her overflowing water pot to her golden brown face, to her neck and drips down to her cleavage and God help you if you see her in her wet wrapper as she walks back to her home with her soaked wrapper clinging to her hour-glass figure as her perky breasts are heaving and her round buttocks vibrating automatically! Oh, Lord! Have mercy! You would be tempted to sweep her off her feet and make sweet love to her at first sight!   


I thank God for creating and making the Black woman such an awesome bronze beauty, because she is always a great delight to sight wherever you see her dressed or undressed.

~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima


Rentrak Announces Box Office Top 10 Movies for Weekend of January 8, 2010

10 Jan 2010 20:34 Africa/Lagos

Rank Title
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1. Avatar
2. Sherlock Holmes
3. Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
4. Daybreakers
5. It’s Complicated
6. Leap Year
7. The Blind Side
8. Up In The Air
9. Youth In Revolt
10. The Princess and the Frog

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Academy Award(R) Honors Developers of USC ICT’s Light Stage Technologies Used on Avatar

8 Jan 2010 15:03 Africa/Lagos

Academy Award(R) Honors Developers of USC ICT’s Light Stage Technologies Used on Avatar, Benjamin Button

Award recognizes Institute for Creative Technologies’ visual effects systems that create believable digital actors and have ever-increasing entertainment applications.

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that Paul Debevec, associate director, graphics research at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies, Tim Hawkins of LightStage LLC, John Monos of Sony Pictures Imageworks, and Mark Sagar of WETA Digital, will be honored with a Scientific and Engineering Academy Award® for “the design and engineering of the Light Stage capture devices and the image-based facial rendering system developed for character relighting in motion pictures.”

According to the Academy’s citation, “the combination of these systems, with their ability to capture high fidelity reflectance data of human subjects, allows for the creation of photorealistic digital faces as they would appear in any lighting condition.” The award recognizes over ten years of research, development and application of technologies designed to help achieve the goal of photoreal digital actors.

Based on original research led by Debevec at the University of California at Berkeley and published at the 2000 SIGGRAPH conference, the Light Stage systems efficiently capture how an actor’s face appears when lit from every possible lighting direction. From this captured imagery, specialized algorithms create realistic virtual renditions of the actor in the illumination of any location or set, faithfully reproducing the color, texture, shine, shading, and translucency of the actor’s skin.

While the first Light Stage had just one spotlight which spiraled around on a wooden gantry, Light Stage 2 built at USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies featured thirty bright strobe lights on a ten foot semicircular arm which rotated to capture detailed facial reflectance in just eight seconds. In 2002, this process attracted the attention of visual effects supervisor Scott Stokdyk of Sony Pictures Imageworks, who chose it for creating photoreal computer-generated stunt doubles of actors Alfred Molina (“Doc Ock”) and Tobey Maguire (“Spider-Man(TM)”) for the movie Spider-Man(TM) 2. Mark Sagar, a collaborator on the original research, led the effort to adapt the process for film production. He was soon joined by computer graphics supervisor John Monos on Imageworks’ look development team. The technology was used in nearly 40 shots for the 2004 film which earned an Academy Award® for Best Achievement in Visual Effects.

After Spider-Man(TM) 2, Mark Sagar transitioned to Peter Jackson’s visual effects company WETA Digital in New Zealand where he oversaw the use of USC’s Light Stage 2 system to record the facial reflectance of actress Naomi Watts for her digital stunt double in Peter Jackson’s King Kong in 2005. Continuing at Sony Imageworks, John Monos led an effort which used Light Stage 2 scans of actor Brandon Routh to create a digital Superman character for the 2006 movie Superman Returns. The film achieved a new high water mark in the realism of virtual actors, with the digital Superman being successfully employed in both action sequences and extended close-up shots. The seamless digital character work helped earn Superman Returns an Academy Award® nomination for Best Visual Effects.

Sony Imageworks subsequently used Light Stage 2, as well as its full-sphere LED-based successors Light Stage 3 and Light Stage 5, to create digital versions of principal actors for Spider-Man(TM) 3 in 2007 and Hancock in 2008.

In 2008, visual effects company Digital Domain used detailed reflectance information captured with ICT’s Light Stage 5 system to help create a computer-generated version of Brad Pitt as an old man for David Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The film, which featured the first extended performance of a digitally rendered actor in a feature film, won last year’s Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.

USC ICT’s Light Stage 5 system was most recently employed in the extensive visual effects in James Cameron’s worldwide hit Avatar. Working closely with the visual effects team at WETA Digital, ICT’s Graphics Laboratory digitized the faces of most of the film’s principal cast using a new high-resolution version of their geometry and appearance capture techniques. This innovative technology, housed at ICT’s Marina del Rey campus, precisely captures the shape, shine, color and texture of an actor’s face down to the level of each skin pore, crease, and wrinkle. These detailed scans were used by WETA Digital in their process of creating the film’s photorealistic digital humans and humanoid aliens, which have been lauded as a groundbreaking achievement in the evolution of digital filmmaking.

Through USC’s Stevens Institute for Innovation, the Light Stage technologies have been licensed to LightStage LLC, a Burbank-based company which offers commercial scanning services to the motion picture and interactive entertainment industries. LightStage LLC’s Chief Technology Officer Tim Hawkins was involved in the development of the Light Stage technology beginning with the original research at UC Berkeley and throughout its application in motion pictures as a researcher in the Graphics Laboratory at USC ICT.

Paul Debevec, who is also a research associate professor in the computer science department of USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering, continues to lead ICT’s graphics research program, which has published over 20 peer-reviewed publications involving the Light Stage systems to date.

The Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards honor the men, women and companies whose discoveries and innovations have contributed in significant, outstanding and lasting ways to motion pictures. The Scientific and Engineering Award will be presented to Debevec, Hawkins, Monos and Sagar at the Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards Ceremony in Beverly Hills on February 20th, 2010.


Academy Scientific and Technical Awards Press Release
The Academy Scientific and Technical Awards
The Scientific and Engineering Award (Academy Plaque)
The Light Stages at USC ICT
USC Institute for Creative Technologies
ICT Graphics Laboratory
LightStage LLC
Sony Pictures Imageworks
WETA Digital

Source: USC Institute for Creative Technologies

CONTACT: Orli Belman of USC Institute for Creative Technologies,
+1-310-709-4156,; or Rachel Falikoff of Sony Pictures
Imageworks, +1-310-840-8789,

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Avatar is Triumphant!


Avatar is Triumphant!

~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima

Avatar is also an emotional journey of redemption and revolution. It is the story of a wounded former Marine, thrust unwillingly into an effort to settle and exploit an exotic planet rich in biodiversity, who eventually crosses over to lead the indigenous race in a battle for survival,” and “We’re creating an entire world, a complete ecosystem of phantasmagorical plants and creatures, and a native people with a rich culture and language.”
~ From 2007 Press Release from the Producers.

The most ambitious director in Hollywood, James Cameron‘s Avatar has become the second highest grossing box office hit in history after his first groundbreaking box office mega movie, Titanic. James Cameron’s filmography is enough to justify the fantastic cinematography of his mesmerizing movies and his latest mega movie Avatar adds more aura to his genius.

Avatar is more profound than Titanic in concept and depth, because of the messianic mission of the reformation of the earth and the transformation of humankind. So, in vision should not be compared to the historical fiction of the romantic Titanic. Avatar is a universal film on a rescue mission to save the earth.

There is a Jake Sully in everyone with the head in the clouds in romantic escapism as Jake was enraptured in the Na’vi utopian planet of Pandora. But as we know in Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman who cazrried a jar “that, when opened by her, unleashed many terrible things on mankind – ills, toils and sickness – and hope”, and that hope would be the magic of the exotic love of Jake and Neytiri, the hero and heroine of Avatar. And millions of Americans and geeks of 3-D movies are going over the moon for Avatar.
Who wouldn’t love a paraplegic Marine reminding us of a war hero who might have been wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan?

The journey of the romantic fantasy of Avatar did not start when Cameron began the production, but in 1994 when his genius gave him the idea of a fantastic science fiction epic. The characterization looks like something taken from Marvel Comics. Something that Stan Lee would have written.

The first impression of Avatar is the proverbial triumph of good over evil, but analytically Avatar is James Cameron’s unapologetic denunciation and indictment of Western imperialism and endorsement of biodiversity.

The feline blue-skinned species of humanoids called Na’vi could be the personification of the primitive native tribes of the world whose continents were colonized by imperialist kingdoms of the West. The apparent echoes of imperialism and biodiversity have resonated at every screening of the film all over the world and propelled the epic fantasy to record breaking success as the fastest film to make $1 billion in box office after it was released theatrically worldwide from December 16–18.

The sci-fi epic is Sam Worthington’s wildest dream wish coming true as Oprah Winfrey would have loved to call it and Zoë Saldana was fine as Neytiri, the female Na’vi, but the best acting in Avatar was done by Stephen Lang whose role as Col. Miles Quaritch is unforgettable.

The credit for the success of Avatar should go to the director and the multiple Academy Award winning special visual effects company Weta Digital for the awesome digital visual effects that took the movie to greater heights in cinematography. Weta Digital is famous for The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.


All-time worldwide box office – not adjusted for inflation

# Film title

1. Titanic (1997)
2. Avatar (2009)
3. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
4. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)
5. The Dark Knight (2008)
6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
7. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)
8. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
9. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
10. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)


All-time box office – adjusted for inflation

# Film title Domestic Worldwide

1. Gone With the Wind, 1939
2. Star Wars, 1977
3. The Sound of Music, 1965
4. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, 1982
5. The Ten Commandments, 1956
6. Titanic, 1997
7. Jaws, 1975
8. Doctor Zhivago,
9. The Exorcist, 1973
10. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937


Pepsi Searches for the Next Generation of Filmmakers in Global MOFILM Competition

• Friday, December 18th, 2009

Pepsi and MOFILM today announced the launch of the “60 seconds to Refresh Your World” Pepsi Short Film Competition… calling on aspiring movie makers from across the world to use their creativity, imagination and flair to create an original one minute film.  The winning film-maker will get the chance to work alongside the Academy Award winning producer of Titanic and Avatar, Jon Landau, on a specially commissioned Pepsi film.

The brief for the “60 seconds to Refresh Your World” global competition, which is aimed at championing the passion and creativity of youth, encourages would-be film makers to be as thought provoking, original and inventive as they like, just as long as their films bring to life one of the following themes:

  • If Youth Ran The World…
  • All You Can Do With 1 Euro, 1 Dollar or 1 Pound
  • Paint Your World
  • Tomorrow
  • Here’s To The Crazy Ones.

The winning entrant from each of the above themes will win a trip to Barcelona for two, with $2500 cash to spend. Here, they will meet the Pepsi MOFILM Jury at the Global GSM congress before one of the five will be recognized as the overall winner. The congress held on February 15th sees the world’s top mobile industry leaders come together in one city to collaborate ideas, conduct business and exhibit cutting-edge products and technology that will define the mobile future.

The budding young film maker will take home $10,000 spending money and a $20,000 production budget to co-produce a Pepsi commercial film alongside Jon Landau.

Jon Landau discussed his involvement with the Pepsi MOFILM Competition  saying:

“I’m really excited to have the chance to work with up and coming film making talent. The creative platforms in the brief are geared to inspire thought provoking scripts and film is one of the most expressive mediums for anyone to communicate their vision of the world.”

The Short Film Competition runs from now to until February and will culminate at a special awards ceremony in Spain. The Pepsi judges will rate the films according to their originality and how well the message is communicated.  Five Silver and five Bronze runners up will also be chosen, each receiving a Flip Mino HD camera.

Pepsi’s partnership with MOFILM is representative of the brand’s new ‘Refresh Your World’ theme set to be launched next year, which is based on enabling youth to create positive change and giving them a big stage on which to shine.

Thomas Moradpour, International Pepsi Marketing Director, commented on the competition :

“2010 is an exciting new decade for Pepsi. We are really excited about encouraging and celebrating the most creative young people from around the world, and the Refresh Your World film competition does exactly that. We’re hoping to help bring scale to their ideas and to enable them to reach a much broader audience. This competition is a once in a lifetime opportunity for any budding young filmmaker to gain exposure and skills by working with Jon Landau who will share his advice, guidance and wealth of experience.”

The Short Film Competition is the next step in the Pepsi’s partnership with MOFILM since its involvement in the “Make An Ad” competition earlier this year.

For more information on the competition and how to enter visit

For more information contact:

Ralph Cochrane at MOFILM + 44 7940 123 455

or Will Cookson at Freud Communications + 44 203 003 6397

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Notes to editors:


PepsiCo is one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies, with 2008 annual revenues of more than $43 billion. The company employs approximately 198,000 people worldwide, and its products are sold in approximately 200 countries. Its principal businesses include: Frito-Lay snacks, Pepsi-Cola beverages, Gatorade sports drinks, Tropicana juices and Quaker foods.

The PepsiCo portfolio includes 18 brands that generate $1 billion or more each in annual retail sales. PepsiCo’s commitment to sustainable growth, defined as Performance with Purpose, is focused on generating healthy financial returns while giving back to communities the company serves. This includes meeting consumer needs for a spectrum of convenient foods and beverages, reducing the company’s impact on the environment through water, energy and packaging initiatives, and supporting its employees through a diverse and inclusive culture that recruits and retains world-class talent.

PepsiCo is listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index and the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index.   For more information, please visit



MOFILM has a global community of filmmakers spanning over one hundred countries and is a pioneer in video competitions for major brands and creating tailor made content. MOFILM also works through its Labs program to promote creative talent and filmmakers with leading film festivals and universities.

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Sandra Bullock Tops Top Money-Making Stars in 2009


31 Dec 2009 14:55 Africa/Lagos

Sandra Bullock Top Money-Making Star of 2009

GROTON, Mass., Dec. 31 /PRNewswire/ — Sandra Bullock has been voted the Top Money-Making Star of 2009 in Quigley Publishing Company’s 78th Annual Poll of Exhibitors and is the first female to win since Julia Roberts in 1999. Bullock is the eighth woman chosen #1 in the Poll’s 78 year history. She appeared in three films in 2009, “The Blind Side,” “The Proposal” and “All About Steve.”

The Quigley Poll, conducted each year since 1932, is an annual survey of motion picture theatre owners and film buyers, which asks them to vote for the ten stars that they believe generated the most box-office revenue for their theatres during the year. As it is a survey it can be quite hard to guess who will make the list, you probably wouldn’t want to make a bet on it, if you are in the mood for betting visita site like or go to your local bookies. It has been long regarded as one of the most reliable indicators of a Star’s real box-office draw because the selections are done by people whose livelihood depends on choosing the films that will bring audiences to their theatres. The Quigley Poll appears annually in Quigley Publishing Company’s International Motion Picture Almanac and at .

Johnny Depp placed second this year based on “Public Enemies” and a small role in “The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus.” He was #1 in 2006 and 2007. Matt Damon made his second appearance in the survey, placing #3 with 2009 roles in “Invictus” and “The Informant!” Although George Clooney, placing #4, has never won in his seven mentions in the Poll, he had an extremely productive year with “Up in the Air,” “The Men Who Stare at Goats” and “Fantastic Mr. Fox”(voice). Robert Downey Jr.’s performances in “Sherlock Holmes” and “The Soloist” helped him place #5. He was #2 in 2008.

Tom Hanks is #6, which marks the fifteenth time in the Poll since he first appeared in 1988, including five times as #1. Meryl Streep was in “Julie and Julia,” “It’s Complicated” and a voice in “Fantastic Mr. Fox” and placed #7, her third mention in the Poll. Brad Pitt made his fifth appearance coming in at #8, due to “Inglourious Basterds.” 2007’s “Star of Tomorrow,” Shia LaBeouf scored #9 with “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” and Denzel Washington rounded out the Top Ten with “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3.”

With Bullock’s win, eight women have been voted the Top Money-Makers sixteen times as follows: Marie Dressler (1932, 1933), Shirley Temple (1935, 1936, 1937, 1938), Betty Grable (1943), Elizabeth Taylor (1961), Doris Day (1960, 1962, 1963, 1964), Julie Andrews (1966, 1967) and Julia Roberts. (1999)

Tom Cruise has not placed in the Poll in the last two years but he has been in the Top Ten 20 times since 1983, and been voted number one seven times. Tom Hanks, Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds and Bing Crosby have all won five times. John Wayne, Doris Day and Shirley Temple each finished first four times, but John Wayne was voted one of the Top Ten Money-Making Stars an astounding 25 times from 1949 to 1974.

Exhibitors were also asked to name the Stars of Tomorrow for 2009: one actor and one actress who they feel will be Top Money-Makers in the years to come. The 2009 winners are Carey Mulligan who had a breakthrough performance in “An Education” and was also in “Brothers” and “Public Enemies” and Taylor Lautner who scored as Jacob Black in “New Moon.”

Top Ten Money-Making Stars of 2009

1. Sandra Bullock
2. Johnny Depp
3. Matt Damon
4. George Clooney
5. Robert Downey Jr.
6. Tom Hanks
7. Meryl Streep
8. Brad Pitt
9. Shia LaBeouf
10. Denzel Washington

Stars of Tomorrow:

Carey Mulligan
Taylor Lautner

Quigley Publishing Company was founded in 1915 and has published the International Motion Picture Almanac annually since 1930 and the International Television & Video Almanac since 1955. Historical data and all of the Top Ten Money-Making Star Poll dating back to 1932 are available in the 2010 edition of the International Motion Picture Almanac and on our web site:

Source: Quigley Publishing Company

CONTACT: Bill Quigley of Quigley Publishing Company, +1-978-448-0272, or
Fax: +1-978-448-9325

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Interview With Nigerian filmmaker Kenneth Gyang

Despite being fairly new to the industry, 20-year-old Nigerian filmmaker Kenneth Gyang is fast gaining worldwide recognition for his talents. For a Nigerian filmmaker, Kenneth Gyang is young. However, unlike his international counterparts, he doesn’t feel starting at 17 has done him any favours. “People are always scared when a young gun pops up in the scene. If you are to be taken seriously, physically you have to be big. Being young in this part of the world means you’re not good enough creatively.” Yet Gyang is up to the creative challenge. From the start he experimented in his short films, and opened them up for feedback. “In school we had like the best film critics around. If they open … Read all of this article with a FREE trial