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EMMANUEL  ITIER  HONORED WITH GLOBAL CITIZEN AWARD BY UN ASSOCIATION
MAKE ME FABULOUS! STEPHANIE LINUS ANNOUNCES SEASON 2 OF HER REALITY TV SHOW FOR COUPLES
Australian Actor Cate Blanchett Jury President Festival de Cannes 2018.
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EMMANUEL ITIER HONORED WITH GLOBAL CITIZEN AWARD BY UN ASSOCIATION

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EMMANUEL ITIER

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THE NOBLE PRICE

The U.N Association honored Mr Emmanuel Itier as a “Global Citizen Award”. As well as received a certificate from the Mayor of Los Angeles. This gives him the energy to keep Rocking the World, with Peace and Love!! In Oneness We Heal The World!
He remains grateful to Brothers and Sisters of the Rotary Club for your Presence as well as Barbara Gaughen-Muller for his nomination and the U.N Association for their support.

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MUCHAS GRACIAS MR. MAYOR OF LOS ANGELES!

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 THANKS BARBARA GAUGHEN-MULLER FOR A VERY HUMBLING INTRODUCTION OF MY WORK AND PASSION!

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WE ROCK WITH PEACE AND LOVE!

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 EMMANUEL ITIER MAKING A SPEECH

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AN INSPIRING PANEL! WAKE UP AND RUN FOR OFFICE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD!

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WITH THE LADIES OF PEACE: NATALIE AFRICA, KIM CHURCHES AND PAULINE FIELD!

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THANKSSSSSS! — WITH RUDY WESTERVELT AND BARBARA GAUGHEN-MULLER.

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MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS FROM THE ROTARY CLUB!! THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT! — WITH RUDY WESTERVELT, KARYN WESTERVELT, BELINDA OLVERA, TERRY FELIX, DEREK MOORE AND IKE M. I. KHAMISANI.

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WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNA SANTA B AND TRI COUNTY: BARBARA GAUGHEN-MULLER ! — WITH BARBARA GAUGHEN-MULLER.

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WITH THE FIRST WOMAN JOINING THE ROTARY CLUB: SYLVIA WHITLOCK!!!

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 PEACE & LOVE ALL!

ABIA Creators Hold Entertainment Summit In Lagos

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ABIA State boasts of a large numbers of players in Nigeria’s entertainment industry.

It is against this backdrop that a group of notable personalities has come up with idea to hold the first edition of “Abia Creative Economy and Tourism Development Summit”, an event that was hatched as part of activities marking the state’s 27th Anniversary.

Scheduled to hold on Friday, August 31, 2018 at the Banquet Hall of Four Point Hotel, Plot 9/10, Block 2, Oniru Chieftaincy Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos, at 11am, Chairman, Project Team; veteran Nollywood star Mr. Ejike Asiegbu said the Abia Creative Economy and Tourism Development Summit” “was created for the unity and partnership of all creative industry personalities of Abia State towards creating a forum for the development of Abia Creative Economy and Tourism promotion. The vision is to lay a solid foundation for the support and welfare of all Abia Creative/Entertainment Personalities across the world.”

Chairman of the event is no other person than Dr. Chima D. Anyaso, MD/CEO,Ceeson Energy Oil & Gas Limited and Chairman Le Paris Continental Hotel, Lagos. The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Victor Ikpeazu is Special Guest of Honour while the commissioners for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Hon. Ogbonna Obioma as well as Information, according to Asiegbu are being expected at the Summit.

The theme of this year’s event Asiegbu revealed is; ‘Strengthening the Global Partnership for Abia Creative Industry and Tourism Development’. “Like I said earlier on, the summit is designed to create a platform for creative and intellectual interaction amongst Abia intellectuals, Captains of Industries, Creative Industry Personalities, the International Community and Representatives of Multinational Companies in Nigeria on the “The Role of the Creative Industry and Tourism Promotion Towards Abia Development’. The event focuses on discovering a narrative that all constituencies can share, as we embark on the Abia creative industry business and tourism developmental objectives of taking Abia to the world stage,” the Nollywood star said.

Asiegbu listed some of the corporate objectives of the summit as Connecting with Target Partners for Global Acceptance for the Abia creative industry, Investment opportunities and Tourism Potentials; Communicating Key Messages to potential local and foreign investors using the faces of Abia Creative Industry personalities even as he gave an insight on what the day will look like: “The event will also feature topics by reputable Keynote Speakers, the unveiling of  “Ada Abia Universe Beauty Pageant” and a mini documentary of the works of Abia creative industry personalities, investment opportunities and untapped tourism potentials in Abia State.

“The Project Team is committed with the responsibility to producing an action plan of recommendations and synergy for partnership with major stakeholders, brands, groups and well-meaning personalities for the establishment of modern day structures for Abia Creative Industry and Tourism Development. The music and comedy concert will take place after the summit (on the same day) at the O’jez Entertainment Arena, National Stadium, Surulere Lagos at 7pm till dawn. I must add here that Barrister Mrs Ngozi Nwangwa Head of Abia Tourism Board has

given some assurance that she and officials of the board would be present at the two events that day.”

Ojez Entertainment, Culture TV Concept and Forever Communications Limited are driving the idea with team members comprising Admin/Event Director; Mr. Peterson Agu

National Coordinator General Frank Dallas, Director Media Alozie Alonzo Uzoukwu, Director Presentation; Emeka Enyiocha, Director Protocol Mathew Nwankwo, Liaison Gloria Mba and Lisa Onu will be in charge of Welfare. Others include Kendra Okwara, Mercy Ndukwe, Saint Maradona among others.

For the benefit of the doubt, some Entertainment/Creative Industry personalities from Abia include; Legendry highlife musician Bright Chimezie, Kanu Nwankwo, Ogbonna Kanu, Ikechi Uko (Tourism Scion and Ambassador)

Bright Okpocha (Basket Mouth) Stephen Okechukwu (Rugged Man)

Daddy Fresh, Gloria Anozie Young, Bond Emereuwa, Madu Chikwendu, Diewaite Ikpechukwu, Ngozi Nwosu, Nkiru Silvanus, Buchi the Gospel Singer,  Chinedu Ikedieze (MFR) Emeka Enyiocha, Mike Ezuruonye, Uche Jombo, Frank Dallas, Gloria Mba, Mathew Nwankwo( NTA)

Alozie Uzoukwu (Silverbird TV), Enyinnaya Nwachukwu (GLOBACOM) Wisdom Nwankwo, Hope Obioma Opara (President/Founder) Eko International Film Festival ,Temple Ugochukwu Ikeji, Thelma Nwosu, Ugo Ugboh, Reginald Ebere, Uche Anyamele, Uche Elendu, Kalu Ikeagwu, Lisa Onu, Vera Kanu, Blessing Asibe, Ijeoma Imoh, Nigga Raw, Emeka Okoro , Ekubo Mike, Ukeje Iyke, Uche Nnanna, Mary Uche, Kalu Anya (Movie Director), Ajebo the Comedian, Niga Raw, and Nnenna Nwabueze ‘MERIT’ of Living in Bondage fame now Mrs Okonta , Alex Ekubo,  Iyke Ogbonna, O. C. Ukeje, among many others.

“We are expecting a lot of corporate bodies such as Nigerian Breweries, British American Tobacco Company, Viju Milk, Seven Up, banks, members of the National Assembly and State Assembly from Abia, Abia Tourism Board, all eminent Abia sons and daughters such as Alex Oti, Uche Ogah among many others. I want to state clearly here that this event is non-political. We are not associated with any political body,” Asiegbu submitted.

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REST IN PEACE ARETHA FRANKLIN

National Portrait Gallery's American Portrait Gala, Washington, DC, America - 15 Nov 2015

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin Has Died of Pancreatic Cancer at Age 76

“Being a singer is a natural gift. It means I’m using to the highest degree possible the gift that God gave me to use. I’m happy with that.

I sing to the realists; people who accept it like it is.

I always felt rock and roll was very, very wholesome music.”

By Aretha Franklin

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MAKE ME FABULOUS! STEPHANIE LINUS ANNOUNCES SEASON 2 OF HER REALITY TV SHOW FOR COUPLES

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The unscripted, love-filled and one-of-its-kind Reality TV Show created to rekindle the spark in marriages is back with a bang! After much anticipation, Nollywood actress and producer, Stephanie Linus has announced the Season 2 of her show: Make Me Fabulous.

In the very successful run of Season 1, 13 couples were treated to a lavish and luxurious experience that ignited new meaning into their relationships. Season 2 is set to be even more exciting and would detail the journeys of 13 married couples.

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The show will premiere on Sunday, August 12th at 6 PM on DSTV’s Africa Magic Showcase, Channel 151.

Watch the promo here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6WMPezDDAM

From newlyweds to couples who have been married for decades, Make Me Fabulous takes them on a journey of transformation, giving them a chance to connect without distractions. In each episode, these couples bare their deepest challenges, share their high and low points, and enjoy a fabulous experience. An expert style and beauty team, together with a luxury treat and fantastic prizes made their experience even more memorable.

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According to Stephanie Linus, viewers should expect something new in Season 2: “When I saw how much of an impact Season 1 was, I knew we had to do this again. But we did it with a twist. Viewers would love the new direction the show has taken, but more importantly, we hope it touches their homes and marriages in a special way.”

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The featured couples were selected from Stephanie Linus’s personal blog Stephaniedaily.com, where all updates, behind the scenes and exclusive bonuses can be found. To connect with the contestants and to stay updated on the couples, viewers can visit http://www.stephaniedaily.com/category/make-me-fabulous/. Join the discussion over on social media on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag

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NIGERIAN WINS CANADIAN DIGITAL AWARD – DR. RITA ORJI

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 Dr. Rita Orji Receiving the Award

DR. Rita Orji has won the prestigious 2018 Canadian Digital Diversity Award for Women Leader in the Digital Economy. The Nigerian is a Computer Science professor at the Dalhousie University in Canada and the award was given by Digital Nova Scotia. Three women in Nova Scotia’s ICT sector walked home with some hardware on Tuesday during Digital Nova Scotia’s third Digital Diversity Awards. The three category winners represented women in senior level executive positions who, according to Digital Nova Scotia, “have made a significant contribution to Nova Scotia’s ICT sector and are active champions of diversity in their communities or organizations.

Orji’s research focuses on investigating how interactive systems can be designed to help people move towards improved health and wellness. In 2017, she was named one of the top 150 Canadian Women in STEM by the VOLUTION, and was among the top 50 Young Most Influential Best Brains in Enugu State. She was also invited to speak to the Canadian Parliament and at a United Nations Commission on the State of Women’s Panel.

“Since 1843, women have led major advances in programming and software development, yet today women still represent less than 25 per cent of the industry. Our awards were established to address the gender gap, and actively promote role models and champions of diversity in our ICT sector,” said Ulrike Bahr-gedalia, president and CEO of Digital Nova Scotia, in a statement.

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EMMANUEL ITIER WINS HUMANITARIAN FILMMAKER OF THE YEAR!!!

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The Winning team of THE CURE: (from left to right) Gwenn Wunderlich, Gary Quinn, moi, Ursula Vari, Alycia Vreeland and Dr. Stephen Sideroff — with Gary Quinn, Ursula Vari, Alycia Vreeland and Stephen Sideroff.

Emmanuel is humbled by getting an award for their Humanitarian Documentaries at the Garifuna International Film Festival of Venice Beach 2018.
He with members of our cast enjoyed sold out preview of their film “THE CURE”.
In Oneness We Heal The World!
Many thanks from Emmanuel Itire to Freda Sideroff and Stephen Sideroff, Gary Quinn, Gwenn Wunderlich, Ursula Vari, Alycia Vreeland, Rick Carter and the whole THE CURE team!

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I see you Award!

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Humbled and Honored

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Peace!!

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We rock the stage! — with Gary Quinn, Gwenn Wunderlich, Stephen Sideroff, Alycia Vreeland and Ursula Vari

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Sold out screening! — with Gary Quinn

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We are on the wall!

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Peace!! — with Gwenn Wunderlich.

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With producer and narrator Gary Quinn

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Let me explain…

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Ladies of Peace! — with Karyn Westervelt.