Sunday, July 20, 2014

EVENT: LAGOS COUNTDOWN 2013 REVIEW

The Lagos Countdown seeks to institute an enduring crossover tradition signifying the end of one year and the celebration of the beginning of another in a splendid fashion. In addition to offering a viable platform for commerce, encouraging brand development, job creation, leisure, entertainment and tourism, the event includes music performances headlined by top music artistes, an enchanting cascade of lights, fireworks and pyrotechnics, all combining to transform the entire Bar Beach, in Victoria Island, Lagos, into a melting pot for culture and commerce in an instant. 

Here is a review of Last year's edition with over 60 artistes. It started from 7th of december, down to the grand finale on the 31st of December - 1st of January 2014. 




Sunday, May 18, 2014

MOVIE TRAILER: Think Like a Man Too

Think Like a Man Too is an upcoming American romantic comedy film directed by Tim Story, sequel to the 2012 comedy film Think Like a Man based on the book by Steve Harvey. The script is written by David A. Newman and Keith Merryman. The cast from the first film returned to reprise their roles.

SYNOPSIS

In the highly anticipated sequel, which was inspired by Steve Harvey's best-selling book Act Like a Lady, Think Like A Man, all the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas. But plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event.




Monday, May 12, 2014

REVIEW:'Game Of Thrones' Season 4, Episode 6 Review: Trial By Fire

According to Erik Kain on forbes,

Spoilers through HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 follow.

Finally we’ve come to the trial of Tyrion Lannister, a gloriously rigged occasion expertly manipulated by Cersei Lannister, and served up nice and hot for the Lannister patriarch, Tywin himself.

We’ve known for a long time just how much Tywin hates his son. In spite of the fact that of all his children, only Tyrion matches Tywin’s intellect and ability to scheme, the head of House Lannister despises his son—partly because he’s a dwarf, but mostly because his wife died giving birth to Tyrion. And—in the books at least—there’s some question of his parentage.

So Tyrion stands trial for being a dwarf, for being born in the first place, for being the only decent man in King’s Landing for much of this show. And, facing the lies of everyone from Grand Maester Pycelle to the spurned Shae—whose betrayal seems well beyond harsh at this point—Tyrion forgoes Jaime’s plan to simply plead for mercy and be sent to the Wall (where he would serve a crucial role, no doubt) and demands a trial by combat, just like he did at the Eyrie.

GoT S4E6 Jaime and Tyrion

GoT S4E6 Jaime and Tyrion

It’s good to have Tyrion back. The past few episodes have seen him locked in chains, awaiting his trial in the confines of the tower. Here, back on-stage where he’s always at his finest, the Imp let’s his fury burn through. “I wish I was the monster you all think I am,” he tells the assembled lords and ladies. Then something to the effect that he’d gladly trade his life to see each and every one of them poisoned. He may not have killed Joffrey, but he wished he had.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

NEWS: LASAA GETS APCON SUPPORT ON OUTDOOR CONFERENCE AND EXPO





Preparations for the hosting of the first international African Outdoor Advertising Sign Expo, Lagos, scheduled for June 25th -27th 2014 received another major boost from the apex regulatory body for Advertising practice in Nigeria, the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON). This support was handed by the Registrar/Chief Executive of APCON, Alhaji Bello Garuba Kankarofi when the team from LASAA led by Mr. George Noah paid him a courtesy call.
''The visit to APCON is part of our wider consultation and awareness effort to get the buy-in of all major stakeholders within the advertising industry on the forthcoming Signage and Outdoor Advertising Conference & Exhibition (African Sign Expo 2014) Lagos'' Noah said. ‘’We have come to APCON on this courtesy visit having recognised the pivotal role of the Council as a major institution in advertising as a whole and in furtherance of our collaborative effort from time past.’’


NEWS: WORLD'S BIGGEST OUTDOOR AGENCY TO PARTICIPATE AT LASAA'S AFRICA SIGN EXPO

Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency's (LASAA) bid to host Africa's biggest outdoor conference and exhibition in June this year has received a big boost following the participation of the world's biggest outdoor agency, JCDecaux. The Chief Executive Officer of JCDecaux Southern Europe, this week confirmed participation, indicating willingness to share his wealth of experience with other international speakers and conference delegates.


Jean-Sébastien Decaux joined JCDecaux Group in 1998. From 1998 to 2000, he worked as a Sales manager responsible for the launch of advertising campaigns in supermarkets for JCDecaux in the United Kingdom before being appointed City Relations Manager of JCDecaux Italia in 2000. He previously served as Managing Director responsible for Street Furniture and Sales Director of IGPDecaux, of which he is also a board member. In 2004, he took on responsibility for the Belgian and Luxembourg subsidiaries. The outdoor agency is presently in 3,700 cities with more than 10,484 employees.




















Managing Director of LASAA, Mr. George Noah was upbeat about the development saying it will augment the level of debate at the much anticipated event. ''Mr Jean-Sébastien Decaux's presence would add more pep to the intercontinental flavour of the conference owing to his wealth of experience in European markets’’ Noah enthused.
JCDecaux is the number 1 Outdoor advertising company in the world, playing a major part in transforming urban landscapes across the world. The company was established in 1964 when Jean-Claude Decaux - JCDecaux’s founder and today Chairman of JCDecaux’s Supervisory Board - installed the first advertising bus shelters in Lyon, France, driven by his vision of city beautification financed through advertising revenues at no cost to the municipalities and taxpayers.

NEWS: LASAA TO HOST AFRICA'S BIGGEST SIGNAGE AND OUTDOOR CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION IN LAGOS

Lagos State Signage & Advertisement Agency (LASAA) is to host Africa's  most anticipated signage & Outdoor conference and exhibition at Eko Hotel Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, between June 22 - 27th this year. The initiative, the first of its kind in Africa, is  tagged  ''Sign and Outdoor Conference & Exhibition Africa (Lagos 2014)''.  In addition to 4,000 visitors  expected for the event,  about 300 exhibitors and conference participants from 30 countries drawn from Europe, Asia, America, Africa and within Nigeria will be taking part.
LASAA says this maiden edition of what may become an annual international conference & exhibition in Lagos, is geared at creating a convergence of stakeholders within the out-of-home advertising industry.  It will focus on trends, best practices, innovations and challenges within the Nigerian and African context.



Conference participants will include:
Advertising agencies, 
outdoor practitioners, 
Media owners,  
Signage fabricators, 
Printers, 
Advertisers, 
Regulators, 
Government Officials, 
Event companies, 
Outdoor protection services, 
Retailers, 
Franchisees and marketing professionals.

MOVIE TRAILER: 22 Jump Street

22 Jump Street is an upcoming 2014 American action comedy film produced by and starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, scripted byMichael Bacall and Oren Uziel, from a story by Jonah Hill and Michael Bacall, and directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. It is the sequel to the 2012 film 21 Jump Street, based on the 1987 television series of the same name by Stephen J. Cannell and Patrick Hasburgh. The film is scheduled to be released on June 13, 2014, by Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.


SYNOPSIS
Officers Jenko and Schmidt are recruited back to go undercover as college students and take down a secret drug ring. But because the abandoned church on 21 Jump Street was bought back by the original Korean owners, the duo is relocated to the abandoned Vietnamese church across the street on 22 Jump Street.



MOVIE TRAILER: Godzilla

Godzilla is an upcoming American science fiction monster film featuring the Japanese film monster of the same name in a reboot of theGodzilla film franchise. The film retells the origin of Godzilla in contemporary times as a "terrifying force of nature" in a style faithful to theToho series of Godzilla films. The film is directed by British filmmaker Gareth Edwards, written by Max Borenstein and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston.
The film is a co-production between Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, the latter of which will also distribute the film worldwide, except in Japan where it will be distributed by Toho. It is the second Godzilla film to be fully filmed[Note 1] by an American studio, the first having been the 1998 Godzilla. This film is scheduled to be released in North America on May 16, 2014 and Japan July 25, 2014 in 2D and 3D.


SYNOPSIS
In 1999, a devastating catastrophe engulfs Japan's Janjira nuclear power plant. Among the many casualties is US nuclear physicist Sandra Brody, leaving her husband and co-worker, Joseph "Joe" Brody (Bryan Cranston) completely devastated and the family bond between the remaining family members included Joe himself and their son Ford as a result. Fifteen years later, Joe remains convinced that a natural disaster was not responsible. He believes there's been a high-level cover-up. His quest for the truth reunites him with the now-grown Ford (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) who works as a US Navy lieutenant. Among those drawn into joining their mission are Ford's wife Elle (Elizabeth Olsen) and military commander Admiral Stenz (David Strathairn). Japanese scientist Ichiro Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) quickly recognises that man's abuse of nature is responsible for the mighty, radiation-enhanced monster known as Godzilla to awaken.



MOVIE TRAILER: The Signal

The Signal is a 2014 American science fiction thriller film directed by William Eubank and co-written with Carlyle Eubank, David Frigerio and Sebastian Gutierrez. The film stars Laurence Fishburne, Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke and Lin Shaye. The film premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and will be released theatrically in the United States on June 13, 2014.

SYNOPSIS
Nick and Jonah are MIT freshmen with a passion for hacking. While driving cross-country through Nevada with Nick’s girlfriend, Hailey, they follow rival hacker Nomad’s clues to a location 180 miles away. After a terrifying confrontation with Nomad in the middle of the desert, the trio regain consciousness in captivity. Struggling to comprehend the true nature of their confinement, they discover they are part of a plot much larger than themselves.



MOVIE TRAILER: Hercules

Hercules is an upcoming American action-adventure film directed by Brett Ratner and starring Dwayne Johnson (in multiple roles), Ian McShane, Reece Ritchie, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Joseph Fiennes, and John Hurt. It is based on the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars. Distributed jointly by Paramount Pictures and MGM, it is set to be released on July 25, 2014.
It is one of two Hollywood-studio Hercules movies scheduled for 2014, the other being Summit Entertainment's The Legend of Hercules

SYNOPSIS
Having completed his legendary twelve labors, Hercules (Johnson), the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord.