Saturday, May 26, 2018

LESSONS ON MARRIAGE




1. *EVERYONE YOU MARRY HAS A WEAKNESS*

Only God has no weakness. Every rose flower has its own thorn. If you focus too much on your spouse’s weakness, you can’t get the best out of his/her strength.

2. *EVERYONE YOU MARRY HAS A DARK HISTORY*

No one is an angel, therefore, avoid digging one’s past. What matters is the present life of your partner. Old things are passed away. Try to forgive and forget. The past can’t be changed. So focus on the present and the future!

3. *EVERY MARRIAGE HAS IT’S OWN CHALLENGES*

Marriage is not bed of roses. Every shining marriage has gone through its own test of hot and excruciating fire. True love is proved in time of challenge. Fight for your marriage! Make up your mind to stay with your spouse in time of needs. Remember this is the vow you made on your wedding day!

4. *EVERY MARRIAGE HAS DIFFERENT LEVELS OF SUCCESS*

Don’t compare your marriage with anyone! We can never be equal, some will be far in front and others far behind. To avoid marriage stresses, be patient, work hard and with time, your marriage dreams shall come true.

5. *TO MARRY IS TO DECLARE A WAR*

When you marry, you must declare a war against enemies of marriage. Some of the enemies of marriage are: Ignorance, Rumours, Prayerlessness, Unforgiveness, Adultery, Third Party Influence, Stinginess, Stubbornness, Lack Of Love, Rudeness, Wife battery, Laziness, winning, nagging, PRIDE, Divorce etc. Be ready to fight to maintain your marriage zone.

6. *THERE IS NO PERFECT MARRIAGE*

There is no ready made marriage anywhere. Marriage is hard work, volunteer yourself and perfect it daily. Marriage is like a MOTOR CAR with a gear oil, gear box, etc If these parts are not properly maintained, the car will break down somewhere along the road and expose the occupant to unhealthy circumstances. – Many of us are careless about our marriage… Are you? If you are, please pay attention to your marriage.

7. *GOD CANNOT GIVE YOU THE COMPLETE PERSON YOU DESIRE*

God gives you, her or him in form of raw materials in order for you to mold what you desire. You may desire a woman who can pray for 1 hour but your wife can only pray for 30 minutes. With your love, prayer and encouragement, she can improve.

8. *TO MARRY IS TO TAKE A RISK*

You cannot predict what will happen after marriage, as situation may change, so, leave a room for adjustment. Pregnancy may not come in the next 4 years. You may get married to her because she's slim but she becomes a little fat after a child. He may lose his beautiful job for years that you have to take the financial responsibility of the family until he gets a new job. But with God by your side, you will smile at long last.

9. *MARRIAGE IS NOT A CONTRACT, IT IS PERMANENT*

Marriage needs total commitment, love is the glue that makes a couple stick together. Divorce starts in the mind. Never think of divorce! Never threaten your spouse with divorce. Choose to remain married! God hates divorce, though it’s permitted only in extreme cases.

10. *EVERY MARRIAGE HAS A PRICE TO PAY*

Marriage is like a bank account. It is the money you deposit into your bank account that you can withdraw. If you don’t deposit love, peace and care into your marriage, you are not a candidate of a blissful home. There is no free love in marriage, You cannot love without giving and sacrificing.

*May God grant us the grace and wisdom to succeed in it. Amen!!! Send it to married and single people on your contacts list.*


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Thursday, May 24, 2018

CANDLE LIGHT PROCESSION AND NIGHT OF TRIBUTE FOR OUR SUPER STAR, AISHA ABIMBOLA


LATE SUPER STAR, AISHA ABIMBOLA

The event started with a solemn candle light procession, which lasted for an hour, in loving memory of our screen diva. The procession terminated at LTV where the night of tributes commenced.



The President of Women Arise, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin during the candle light 

It was a sober gathering and celebration of life as Nollywood Stars, comrades, friends, clerics, family members and the media gathered to pay glowing tributes to our screen diva, who passed on Wednesday 16th May, 2018 and interred the next day.




The President of the Golden Movie Ambassador, Amb Saidi Balogun, said “I still find it hard to call other peoples' names without calling your name Aishat…” Promising that her dreams will not die.

The Philanthropist, Mr. Tope Agbeyo asserted “Aishat till we meet to part no more"

Aisha was a triplet, the brother in tears screamed “I lost my better half, I don’t believe it is real but God knows best.”



The President of Women Arise, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin said “Our path crossed 6 years ago during the sensitization on GBV, Ebola Awareness and other humanitarian causes."

Seven days after her painful exit, we remember Aisha for her principle and commitment in the upliftment of the less privileged.

I remembered with nostalgia the old times, her smile, love, kindness, and encouragements. I cannot forget in a hurry her dedication and discipline to causes she believed in. The cold hand of death has snatched away this dependable ally.


She was a humanist par excellence, with an uncommon compassion for the poor couple with the milk of kindness that flows in her vains.

I know you are in a better place and resting. The saying that 'life is not measured in duration but in donations' holds true in Aisha's case. Though, you lived a short life by human standard but you've truly lived a fulfilled life because you existed for others.

Her ideals remain indelible in our heart.”

Adieu Aisha!!!






Monday, May 21, 2018

PROF.BOB EJIKE ON LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD : BE A GUEST


DANGEROUS GAMES MARRIED PEOPLE PLAY


Nazareth Jesse

Model, Singer and Actor at Nollywood


They think they are having fun but they are sitting on a time bomb. Here are the things married people do that shatter marriages to pieces:

1. FLIRTING: calling your neighbour "sweetheart", chasing small girls all over the street, wearing skimpy clothes while your husband's friends are around are things that stir hot, murderous jealousy that eventually leads to the demise of a once upon blissful marriage.

2. KEEPING SECRETS . No one likes surprises, not your spouse either. It is not fun when your husband finds out you have a child out of wedlock or you once dated and slept with his best friend. It is a shocker if your wife opens your mail and sees messages from your ex. These shatters trust beyond repair. Only God can help that marriage thenceforth.

3. POOR HYGIENE : Oh, it's easy to think "it doesn't matter, my spouse understands." Most women don't wake up until they see their spouse deeply enmeshed in affair. There is no excuse for body and mouth odour in marriage. Couples should learn to respect their spouse and present a clean body to them. It works.both ways. Men should also step up in this area. A smelling mouth and unkempt armpit plus the one down there is a huge turn off.

4. DEBT: Big issue. Good debts go into the business, bad debts go into the stomach and other people's pockets. Copying the Joneses and living far above your income is a sure recipe for marital disaster.

5. GETTING FAT . If your spouse loves it, fine, if he doesn't then correct it. Using childbirth, contraceptives and hereditary as an excuse won't make your spouse see you as sexy. They may feel guilty for complaining, swear to God they love you "perfectly" the way you are but deep down they resent that fat and easily get attracted to ladies/ men who have the features you have buried beneath the massive flesh.

6. PRAYERLESSNESS: Prayer works. Nagging kills. Someone says "Tell your spouse his best and tell God his worst." In other words, it takes God's intervention to break some destructive habits in your spouse. Not that they don't want to change, they just found themselves helpless.

7. PORNOGRAPHY is a number one killer of sexual fulfillment in marriage. It leads to unrealistic expectations, masturbation and premature ejaculation. Men addicted to these pictures/movies often expect their wives to perform like the porn stars and handle them like animals in bed. They also ejaculate early leaving the woman unfulfilled and unsatisfied.

8. COMPARISON : It's okay to admire that cute guy at work, just keep that to yourself and don't expect your spouse to walk, talk and think like him. Men who compare their wives to their ex or mothers are digging their marital grave.

9. ROUTINE creates boredom. Same food, same underwear, same sex position year in year out kills romance and passion faster than anything else. Spice up your marriage and give it some life.

10. AFFAIRS . This is a big one. The moment another man sleeps with or you have sex with another woman, your marriage qualifies for divorce. There is no excuse for extra marital affairs. Avoid it like plague.

Work on your marriage, give it your best shot, do all you can to make it work because YOU CAN MAKE IT WORK .God has given you that power, use it and see your marriage transform before your very eyes. You will succeed.
God bless you. *copied

Sunday, May 20, 2018

71ST FESTIVAL DE CANNES AWARDS!


The curtain has come down on the 71st Festival de Cannes, which for the last 12 days has featured artists and films from all four corners of the globe on its screens. Onstage at the Grand Théâtre Lumière, the Master of Ceremonies, Edouard Baer, welcomed the Feature Film Jury presided over by Cate Blanchett, for the announcement of the 2018 winners.
The event culminated on the Red Carpet, where the prizewinners and jury were treated to a live musical surprise by Sting and Shaggy!

FEATURE FILMS
PALME D'OR
MANBIKI KAZOKU(Shoplifters) by KORE-EDA Hirokazu
(Country : JAPAN Length : 121 minutes)
GRAND PRIX
BLACKKKLANSMAN (Black Klansman) by Spike LEE
(Country : UNITED STATES Length : 128 minutes)
JURY PRIZE
CAPHARNAÜM by Nadine LABAKI
(Country : LEBANON Length : 120 minutes)
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR
Marcello FONTE in DOGMAN by Matteo GARRONE
(Country : ITALY, FRANCE Length : 102 minutes)
BEST DIRECTOR
ZIMNA WOJNA (Cold War) by Pawel PAWLIKOWSKI
(Country : POLAND, UNITED KINGDOM, FRANCE Length : 84 minutes)
BEST SCREENPLAY EX-ÆQUO
Alice ROHRWACHER for LAZZARO FELICE (Happy as Lazzaro)

(Country : ITALY, SWITZERLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY Length : 125 minutes)
Jafar PANAHI for SE ROKH (3 Faces)
(Country : IRAN Length : 100 minutes)
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS
Samal YESLYAMOVA in AYKA
(RUSSIA, GERMANY, POLAND, KAZAKHSTAN Length : 100 minutes) by Sergey DVORTSEVOY
SPECIAL PALME D’OR
LE LIVRE D’IMAGE (The Image book) by Jean-Luc GODARD
(Country : SWITZERLAND Length : 85 minutes)
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SHORT FILMS

PALME D'OR
ALL THESE CREATURES by Charles WILLIAMS
(Country : AUSTRALIA Length : 13 minutes)
MENTION DISTINCTION BY THE JURY
YAN BIAN SHAO NIAN(On the order) by WEI Shujun
(Country : CHINA Length : 15 minutes)
CAMÉRA D'OR
GIRL by Lukas DHONT
(Country : BELGIUM, NETHERLANDS Length : 105 minutes)
presented at UN CERTAIN REGARD
The CST Jury decided to award the VULCAIN PRIZE FOR ARTIST-TECHNICIAN to: SHIN Joom-Hee artistic director, of BURNING for his exceptional contribution to the portrayal of his characters.

Friday, May 18, 2018

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL UN CERTAIN REGARD 2018 PRIZES



Un Certain Regard 2018 presented 18 films in competition. 6 of them were first films. The Opening film was DONBASS by Sergei Loznitsa.
Under the presidency of Benicio Del Toro (Puerto Rican-American actor), the Jury was comprised of Annemarie Jacir (Palestinian director and writer), Kantemir Balagov (Russian director), Virginie Ledoyen (French actress) and
Julie Huntsinger (American executive director, Telluride Film Festival).

“We feel that out of 2000 films considered by the Festival, the 18 we saw in UN CERTAIN REGARD – from Argentina to China – were all in their own way winners. Over the past 10 days, we were extremely impressed by the high quality of the work presented, but in the end we were the most moved by the  following 5 films. » The jury


"UN CERTAIN REGARD" PRIZE

PRIZE FOR BEST SCREENPLAY

PRIZE FOR BEST PERFORMANCE

Victor POLSTER for GIRL by Lukas DHONT

PRIZE FOR BEST DIRECTOR


JURY SPECIAL PRIZE



THE WINNERS OF THE SELECTION CINÉFONDATION CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2018




                                    The winners of the Sélection Cinéfondation 2018

The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury headed by Bertrand Bonello and including Khalil Joreige, Valeska Grisebach, Alanté Kavaïté and Ariane Labed, has awarded the 2018 Cinéfondation Prizes during a ceremony held in the Buñuel Theatre, followed by the screening of the winning films.
The Cinéfondation Selection consisted of 17 student films, chosen out of  2 426 entries coming from 512 film schools around the world.

First Prize





Joint Second Prize
KALENDAR (Calendar) directed by Igor POPLAUHIN
Moscow School of New Cinema, Russia



DONG WU XIONG MENG (The Storms in Our Blood) directed by SHEN Di
Shanghai Theater Academy, China



Third Prize

INANIMATE directed by Lucia BULGHERONI
NFTS, United Kingdom



Awards
The Cinéfondation allocates a €15,000 grant for the First Prize, €11,250 for the Second and €7,500 for the Third.

The winner of the First Prize is also guaranteed the presentation of his/her first feature film at the Festival de Cannes.


Click the link below to Submit Your Film to Ekoiff 9th Edition 2019