Showing posts from December 28, 2017

Omoefe Bags Director for African Diaspora Festival

Sandra Ukele

The ace Nollywood film maker and director Mr. Omoefe Kingsley has been appointed the Project Director (Nigeria) for the much anticipated African Diaspora Cinema Festival.

The festival which is slated to hold in the beautiful city of Florence Italy will feature films of African origin and celebrate the African arts in its entirety.

More details to follow shortly.

To Whom Does Buhari's 'human side' Matter?

Published December 28, 2017
Thursday with Abimbola Adelakun;
For politicians, especially presidents, images matter a lot. Perception is reality. The eye can be tyrannical; it demands to be fed with images that contour its bias. That is why leaders meticulously construct their image through appearances. Studies have shown that people do not primarily vote issues but impressions. On that basis, I understand why the documentary, “The Human Side of Buhari,” had to exist. What I do not quite understand is why the material, created to influence our perception of the President, was not subliminally and deftly pushed to the public. Those who market image know not to overstate their agenda so they do not lose the ability to persuade.
Take away the unsubtle title, and the agenda of that documentary unravels: the image of a stern and “Spartan” leader whose forceful personality will solve Nigeria’s problems of corruption and indiscipline that favoured the President in…