WINNERS OF 8TH EDITION OF EKO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018
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TV BAFTAS 2018 WINNERS LIST – Winners on Red

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Drama Series
Line of Duty
PEAKY BLINDERS
The Crown
The End Of The F***Ing World

Comedy Entertainment Programme
MURDER IN SUCCESSVILLE
Taskmaster
The Last Leg
Would I Lie To You?

Supporting Actor
Adrian Dunbar – Line of Duty
Anupam Kher – The Boy with The Topknot
BRÍAN F. O’BYRNE – LITTLE BOY BLUE
Jimmi Simpson – USS Callister (Black Mirror)

Reality & Constructed Factual
Celebrity Hunted
LOVE ISLAND
Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds
The Real Full Monty

Supporting Actress
Anna Friel – Broken
Julie Hesmondhalgh – Broadchurch
Liv Hill – Three Girls
VANESSA KIRBY – THE CROWN

Mini-Series
Howards End
The Moorside
The State
THREE GIRLS

Specialist Factual
BASQUIAT – RAGE TO RICHES
Blitz: The Bombs That Changed
Britain Blue Planet II
Elizabeth I’s Secret Agents

Scripted Comedy
Catastrophe
Chewing Gum
THIS COUNTRY
Timewasters
Special Recognition
John Motson

Features
Antiques Roadshow
CRUISING WITH JANE MCDONALD
No More Boys and Girls: Can Our Kids Go Gender Free?
The Secret Life of the Zoo

Male Performance in a Comedy Programme
Asim Chaudhry – People Just Do Nothing
Rob Brydon – The Trip to Spain
Samson Kayo – Famalam
TOBY JONES – DETECTORISTS

Virgin TV’s Must-See Moment
BLUE PLANET II
Doctor Who
Game of Thrones
Line of Duty
Love Island
One Love Manchester

Soap & Continuing Drama
CASUALTY
Coronation Street
Emmerdale
Hollyoaks

Entertainment Performance
Adam Hills – The Last Leg
GRAHAM NORTON – THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW
Michael McIntyre – Michael Mcintyre’s Big Show
Sandi Toksvig – QI

Single Documentary
Chris Packham: Asperger’s and Me
Louis Theroux, Talking to Anorexia
One Deadly Weekend in America
RIO FERDINAND: BEING MUM AND DAD

Female Performance in A Comedy Programme
Anna Maxwell Martin – Motherland
DAISY MAY COOPER – THIS COUNTRY
Sharon Horgan – Catastrophe
Sian Gibson – Peter Kay’s Car Share

 

Entertainment Programme
Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

Britain’s Got Talent
Michael McIntyre’s Big Show
The Voice UK
FELLOWSHIP
Kate Adie

Leading Actor
Jack Rowan – Born to Kill
Joe Cole – Hang The DJ (Black Mirror)
SEAN BEAN – BROKEN
Tim Pigott-Smith – King Charles III

Leading Actress
Claire Foy – The Crown
MOLLY WINDSOR – THREE GIRLS
Sinead Keenan – Little Boy Blue
Thandie Newton – Line of Duty

Current Affairs
Raped: My Story
Syria’s Disappeared: The Case Against Assad (Dispatches)
UNDERCOVER: BRITAIN’S IMMIGRATION SECRETS (PANORAMA)
White Right: Meeting The Enemy (Exposure)

Factual
AMBULANCE
Catching A Killer
Drugsland
Hospital

International
Big Little Lies
Feud: Bette and Joan
THE HANDMAID’S TALE
The Vietnam War

Live Event
ITV News Election 2017 Live: The Results
One Love Manchester
Wild Alaska Live
WORLD WAR ONE REMEMBERED: PASSCHENDAELE

News Coverage
The Battle for Mosul (Sky News)
The Grenfell Tower Fire (Channel 4 News)
The Grenfell Tower Fire (ITV News at Ten)
THE ROHINGYA CRISIS (SKY NEWS)

Short Form Programme
Britain’s Forgotten
Eating with My Ex
MORGANA ROBINSON’S SUMMER
Pls Like

SINGLE DRAMA
Against The Law
Hang The DJ (Black Mirror)
King Charles III
MURDERED FOR BEING DIFFERENT

THE MANAGEMENT OF FAD FM LED BY FAD CEO FIDELIS DUKER VISITS CROSS RIVER STATE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE.

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The Commissioner of POLICE Cross River state CP Hafiz Inuwa played host to the management team of FAD FM 93.1 Calabar at the state force headquarters.

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The FAD FM CEO Mr Fidelis Duker stated that It was an engaging session where areas of mutual collaboration were discussed by both parties how the media could support the activities of the police force in state. It was a very engaging and insightful session for the two organizations.FAD 2

Dr Joe Okei Odumakin Special Address at This Year Worker’s Day Celebration

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Dr Joe Okei Odumakin has described Nigerian workers, as the lifeline of the Nigerian economy and the greatest asset required by Nigeria, to attain its desired level of productivity, as a Nation. Dr Odumakin, made the statement, during her Special Address at this year Worker’s Day celebration, jointly organised by the Lagos State chapters of the Nigerian Labour Congress(NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC).

She lauded the resilience of Nigerian workers. She further stated, that the Labour Movement, must join efforts towards ensuring Restructuring of the country, which she said, remains the only viable option towards redirecting the country, from a monolithic economy, to one, which encourages diversification and gives power to the federating units, to explore mineral resources and other available opportunities, thereby creating more jobs and increasing productivity. While commending the Lagos State

Government, for the regular and prompt payment of workers in the State’s Civil service urged the FG to implement the 56,500 minimum wage. She also called on Nigerian workers, to see their participation in the forthcoming elections, as a priority. She urged all workers to get their permanent voters cards and take the Centre stage, in determining how the country is governed henceforth.

[R.I.P.] John Altamura, Who Played the Toxic Avenger in Two Films, Found Dead

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Friends and family members are mourning the death of John Altamura on social media today, the actor who played the titular Toxic Avenger in Troma’s The Toxic Avenger: Part II and The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie.

According to Lorraine Altamura, John’s brother, the actor died from a heart attack.
In addition to the Toxic Avenger films, John Altamura also appeared in Heaven Becomes Hell, Young Nurses in Love, Party Girls, New York Nights and The Naked Detective.

We send our deepest condolences to Altamura’s friends and family at this sad time.

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John Dumelo disagree over “soft porn” Movies in Ghana

ghJohn Dumelo is one of leading movie Icons, John Dumelo, has slammed the producers and manufacturers of Ghanaian “Porn” movies saying, they should be blamed for the increasing rate of pornography in the Ghanaian movie industry. But another award winning Ghanaian actress Lydia Forson says she sees nothing wrong with the nudity in Ghanaian movies.

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She is of the view that Ghanaians patronize worst pornographic movies of foreign origin than what people call Ghanaian pornography John Dumelo says it is the responsibility of movie makers to ensure that any acts and scenes that contain nudity and obscurity are edited out of the movies before they are released for public viewing. There have been concerns about the recent influx of nude movies on the Ghanaian markets with the actors and producers taking a chunk of the blame. They have been accused of promoting nudity in the Ghanaian movies whiles others have described the practice as an affront to Ghana’s rich cultural heritage. Speaking to Adom News, John Dumelo stated that though actors and actresses have contributed to the promotion of nudity in Ghanaian movies, the onus lies on the movie makers who are to ensure that extreme nude scenes are edited before the movies are brought to the market. He conceded to the fact that the nudity in Ghanaian movies is becoming too much and called for an immediate end to it. He intimidated there have been occasions that he has appealed to producers to edit some nude scenes he played which the producers agreed, only for him to see the unedited versions being sold on the market. He tells Adom News that he sometimes feel bad when he sees some of the extreme nude scenes he featured in but added that, once the movie is out nothing can be done about it. The Ghanaian superstar has advocated the need for more collaboration between them and other African countries, apart from the usual collaboration with their Nigerian counterparts to strengthen the movie industry in Africa.

Black Panther surpasses Titanic to become third biggest film in US box office history

Black pantherBlack Panther has hit another box office milestone surpassing Titanic to become the third highest-grossing film of all time in the US.

As of Friday (6 April), Ryan Coogler’s Disney-Marvel film had amassed totals of $659.3m (£468m) in just two months with sales overtaking James Cameron’s 1997 haul of $659.5m (£468.2m), not adjusted for inflation.

The top two spots belong Star Wars film The Force Awakens – with $936.7m (£665m) – and Avatar, also directed by Cameron, which racked up $760.5m (£539.9m) according to Box Office Mojo.

Just last month, the groundbreaking film – which stars Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan and Danai Gurira – overtook Avengers Assemble’s $624m (£443m) to become the biggest-selling superhero film of all time.

Black Panther’s global takings of $1.29 billion (£915.7m) position it as the tenth biggest selling film of all time.

The positioning of the aforementioned films is set to be challenged by the release of Avengers: Infinity War which will offer a return to Black Panther’s world of Wakanda as well as boast a scene featuring more than 40 superheroes.

Expert Says UAE is a Leading Healthcare Destination in the Region

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Expert Says UAE is a Leading Healthcare Destination in the Region
With UAE’s world-class healthcare infrastructure, expertise, and services, Emirates Hospital Jumeirah is well-positioned to match the highest international standards.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 April 2018, (AETOSWire): Speaking on World Health Day, Dr Yehia El Gabbani, Hospital Director of Emirates Hospital-Jumeirah, said the UAE healthcare market’s innovative progress make it the leading healthcare destination in the MENA region. The country has seen a surge in new specialised services and treatments for residents and innovative products such as surgical robots, augmented reality systems, and artificial intelligence.

The UAE healthcare market, which is projected to reach $19.5 billion (Dh71.56 billion) by 2020, is a leading healthcare destination in the GCC region. The UAE is also world’s fastest growing medical tourism hub, with total health expenditure allocation jumping from the current $23 billion to $28 billion by 2021. With UAE’s world-class healthcare infrastructure, expertise, and services, Emirates Hospital Jumeirah is well-positioned to match the highest international standards.
“Development of UAE’s healthcare sector has taken centre stage among GCC countries, as they witness an era of demographic transition with a growing population. In order to ease the growing pressure on the healthcare system, the GCC governments are encouraging private sector participation to build exceptional hospitals and clinics, upgrade existing infrastructure, and match the quality of services offered in leading countries,” said Dr Yehia.
Private sector involvement is becoming imperative to meet the rising demand for healthcare as well as to reduce the burden of costs on the government finances. With growing health awareness among the residents along with the GCC governments’ effort to improve health indicators is leading to a shift to preventive care. Focus on the prevention of diseases will not only improve the public health profile but can also help reduce healthcare expenditure and enhance the quality of care.

Dr Yehia El Gabbani, Hospital Director of Emirates Hospital

 Dr Yehia El Gabbani, Hospital Director of Emirates Hospital

Dr Yehia, said: “The theme of this year’s World Health Day is aiming to increase healthcare access and coverage for everyone. With UAE’s healthcare market experiencing the fastest growth in the world, it means that more and more people across GCC countries will have access to the healthcare of the highest quality.”
The rising prevalence of chronic diseases alongside an anticipated increase in the ageing population is prompting the need for long-term and post-acute care facilities in the GCC region. As a result, Emirates Hospital Jumeirah’s state-of-the-art facilities provide a wide range of specialized facilities, which include: obstetrics, paediatrics, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), special care baby unit (SCBU), a radiology department, and the emergency room.
Situated on Jumeirah Beach Road, alongside the Dubai Canal, Emirates Hospital Jumeirah is a shining example of progress in the healthcare ecosystem. The 100-bed hospital covers 140,000 square feet with 45 consultation rooms in all and 29 inpatient rooms that face the sea. It features one royal suite and three VIP suites that will also overlook the Arabian Gulf and the Dubai Canal. They provide 24/7 emergency care with eight beds along with a four-bed High Dependency Unit. The hospital has four Intensive Care beds, four Critical Care beds, six day-care beds and 18 recovery rooms.
*Source: AETOSWire
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UNIVERSAL MOVIE ACADEMY AWARDS

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Universal Movie Academy Awards (UNIMAA) is a platform for celebration of excellent work in film, and television from industry professionals around the globe. These include nurturing new talent, and enabling learning and creative collaboration among industry professionals.

We are expecting film and television professionals from not only our Nigerian film and Television industry but from Africa film makers and around the world to grace the first edition of our unique event slated to hold in December 2018 in Lagos Nigeria.

UNIVERSAL INAUGURAL EDITION

 

WINNERS OF 8TH EDITION OF EKO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018

BEST FEATURE FILM
OFFLINE-ARE YOU READY FOR THE NEXT LEVEL? by FLORIAN SCHNELL (Germany)

BEST NIGERIAN FILM
ALTER EGO by SNEEZE MOSES INWANG Nigeria

BEST ACTOR
KELECHI UDEGBE from the film BEHIND THE WHEELS by STANLEE OHIKHUARE

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
FEMI BRANCH from the film THE WOMAN by BLESING EGBE

BEST ACTRESS
OMOTOLA JALADE EKEINDE from the film ALTER EGO by Moses INWANG (Nigeria)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
KATE HENSHAW from the film THE WOMEN by BLESSING EGBE

BEST SHORT FILM
THE HANGMAN by ZWELETHU S.Z. RADEBE (South Africa)

BEST NIGERIAN SHORT FILM
GBERA by SEYI OLUYOLE (Nigeria)

BEST ACTOR
THATO DHLADLA from the film THE HANGMAN (South Africa)

BEST ACTRESS
IULIA BENZE from the film ABRAKADABRA (UK)

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
BABYLONDON by ANDRES ROCCATAGLIATA (UK)

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
A LIFE OF CHAINS by FEDERIBA VAIRANI & MANUEL MARANO (Italy)

BEST INDIGENOUS FILM
OMO BABA (Nigeria) by ABDUL KUTA ABUBAKAR

BEST ACTOR INDIGENOUS FILM
ABKING YAKUB from the film OMA BABA by ABDUL KUTA ABUBAKAR

BEST ACTRESS INDIGENOUS FILM
FATHIA BALOGUN From the film IBAJE MI DEWA by QUEEN BLESSING EBIGIESON

OFFICIAL SELECTION 8TH EKOIFF. MARCH 5-10,2018

OFFICIAL SELECTION LAUREL
FEATURE FILMS

– Florian Schnell                       OFFLINE                                   (Germany)
– Moses Iwang Sneeze            ALTER EGO                               (Nigeria)
– Gorge Tiller                            OVERNIGHT FLIES                   (Austria)
– Greg Blakey                           WEDGETAIL                               (Germany)
– Stanlee Ohikhuare                 BEHIND THE WHEELS             (Nigeria)
– Fritz v Eichhorn                     DIE TRACHT                               (Germany)
– Darasen Richards                  BETRAYAL                                  (Nigeria)
– Justin John Doherty              WILDERNESS                              (UK)
– J Leo Uche                      SPIRIT OF THE JUNGLE                 (Nigeria)
– Osezua Elimehi                        THE MANIAC                            (Nigeria)
– Blessing Egbe                     THE WOMEN                                 (Nigeria)
– Paul Hoffmann                  1000 MEXIKANER (P. SCHOLZ)      (Germany)

SHORT FILMS

– Benedykt Zasadzki              ABRAKADABRA                                 (UK)
– Olawale Awoyinka              MEMOIRE OF A CABBIE                   (Uk)
– E.G. Bailey                         NEW NEIGHBOURS                          (USA)
– Ruke Amata                   CHRONICLE OF ELIZABETH              (UK)
– Toru Takano                         SHE’S BEYOND ME                         (Japan)
– CHOI Yoonyoung                    HAPPY ENDING                           (France)
– Mathijs Geijskes                          STUCK                             (Netherlands)
– Gabrielle Pfeiffer-Fasbender         STIFF                                  (Germany)
– Honey –Ann Ndubuisi                     NUMB                                 (Nigeria)
– Benny                              TEARS OF A BROKEN VIRGIN        (Nigeria)
– Adeleke Joseph                         THE ABUSED                           (Nigeria)
– Banji Oyemaja                     THE HOUSE KEEPER                   (Nigeria)
– Hellmut Mario    VERAS TONGUE IN MY MOUTH FULL OF CHOCOLATE(Germany)
– Quam Balogun                           THE ANSWER                         (Nigeria)
– Moneyshot                                  DAUGHTERS                          (Nigeria)
– Seyi Oluyole                                     GBERA                               (Nigeria)
– Zwelethu S.Z. Radebe               THE HANGMAN                 (South Africa)
– Sir Osy Livingstone                        DON’T                                 (Nigeria)
– Fidelis Ogoja                                   TWISTED                             (Nigeria)
– Kolade Owolabi                  IYABO POLICE WAHALA                (Nigeria)
– Kingsley Omoefe                     TAKE CARE OF ME                   (Nigeria)
– Paul Hoffmann          ZWEI SOLDATEN – TWO SOLDIERS       (Germany)



DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILMS

– Iara Lee                      K2 AND THE INVISIBLE FOOTMAN      (Pakistan)
– Eric Bednarski               A FILM FOR NORTHERN UGANDA       ( UK)
– Fumiko Kiyooka    REED:THE LIFE AND WORK OF ROY KIYOOKA        (Canada)
– Robert Clem                     HOW THEY GOT OVER                      (USA)
– Adres Roccatagliata               BABYLONDON                                (UK)
– Rosine Mbakam        THE TWO FACES OF A BAMILÉKÉ WOMAN     (Cameroon)
– Hyeongsuk Kim                        SEMPERVIVUM                  (South Korea)



DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILMS

– Catherine Ricoul        THE GALLEON OF THE GALLERY        (Germany)
– Prince Abiola                          SANGO  IN GERMANY                (Germany)
– Federiba Vairani & Manuel Marano     A LIFE OF CHAINS                  (Italy)
– Julian Catro & Vlami Criz              AROUND THE SUN                    (Brazil)
– Oluwasun Babalola                       REPRESENT (ṢOJU)                   (USA)
– Alice McDowell                              AS HUMAN AS I AM                    (Ireland)



INDIGENOUS FEATURE FILMS


– Abking Yakub                          OMO BABA                                 (Nigeria)
– Chidi E.Chidi                                UCHU                                      (Nigeria)
– Queen Blessing Ebigieson     IBAJE MI DANA                           (Nigeria)