Thursday, April 16, 2015

#TIME100 Lists Boko Haram's Shekau, Buhari, Oby Ezekwesili & Chimamanda Adichie

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#TIME100 is TIME magazine's just released it's 2015 list of the Most Influential People around the world. Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau made it among the Nigerians included, along with the president-elect Muhammadu Buhari, Oby Ezekwesili, and Chimamanda Adichie. For those wondering why these people were listed, read their citations below..

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Beyonce Named Time Magazine Most Influential Person of the Year

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Beyonce - singer, businesswoman, wife and mother - is on the cover of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People issue. Beyonce is at the top of this year's list of the 100 Most Influential people in the world, including President Obama, Chile President Michelle Bachelet, US Secretary of State John Kerry, Pharrell, Kerry Washington, Serena Williams amongst others.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Omotola Jalade at the Time 100 Gala [Video]

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Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde was named as an Icon on the Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World list for 2013. Her citation;

Actress, singer, philanthropist, 34
By Richard Corliss
The world’s most productive English-language film industry is not Hollywood but Nollywood. The teeming Nigerian cinema grinds out some 2,500 movies a year, mostly direct-to-DVD quickies mixing melodrama, music and an evangelical Christian spin. (Think Bollywood via Tyler Perry.) Employing a million Nigerians, Nollywood enthralls millions more who come for the thrills, the uplift and the artful agitations of Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde — the Queen of Nollywood.

Called OmoSexy by her fans, she has made 300 or so features, from the 1996 Mortal Inheritance to the 2010 superproduction Ijé, shot partly on location in Los Angeles. Married to an airline pilot she wed on a flight from Lagos to Benin, Jalade-Ekeinde brings a juggler’s grace to her roles as actress, singer, reality-show star, mother of four and philanthropist (the Omotola Youth Empowerment Programme).

Success hasn’t spoiled Africa’s most renowned leading lady. Rather than going Hollywood, Omotola wants to stay Nollywood.

Corliss is TIME’s movie critic

See her pictures and video at the Time 100 Gala in New York below...