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MySAFTV Unveils Online Movie Platform

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The quest to restore the image and identity of Africa and indeed Nigeria, through promotion of local programmes formed the bases of the launch of MYSAFTV.COM.

At the launch recently in Lagos, Mr Crey Ahanonu, founder, SAF production company, producer of online and movie streaming site said the platform was aimed at breaking the monopoly of Nollywood that has been corrupted with foreign products .

According to him, “Our story needs to be told by us and in our language. We are the ones that can tell our story better, and if we don’t, we will not have true and safe history. Our site is here to protect our heritage and leave history for generations to come.

“Again, today’s launch marks the first time an online television site primarily focused to protect sacred institutions, such as marriage institution and children legacy,” he added.

On her part, Ugochi Eboh, MYSAFTV Lagos Representative, explained that: “Tapes and compact discs (CD) are quickly becoming obsolete as advancement in media technology now means you can have all the entertainment you want at your fingertips and at a far cheaper cost.

” Therefore, a brainchild of SAF production, MYSAFTV brings an array of high quality entertainment to your devices at very affordable rates. MYSAFTV is also unique in that it boasts marriage counselling programmes as well as a ladies’ interactive programme, such as ” The Women’s workshop by popular motivational speaker, Okwy Ada. What acting wicked roles in movies has done to me — Chinwetalu Agu ”

In addition, our website has been designed and redesigned to be user-friendly and to give our customers a smooth experience.

Our movie sections are clearly segmented into categories like; Trending movies, Showcase movies, African Classics etc.

Movies in each segment vividly displayed so that you don’t miss a thing. we also stand out in that children are not left out as the kiddies segment is full of exciting kiddies’ shows like the P-Loloo Show which is as entertaining as it is educating. ” Eboh noted.

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Multichoice Nigeria Rakes In N133.2Bn in 1 Year

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Multichoice Nigeria, pay-tv operator, raked in N133.2 billion in revenue from subscriptions in the last one year, according to the Group’s financial results for the full year ended March 31, 2019.

 

According to the results released to the Group’s investors last week, the Nigeria operating unit generated R5.3 billion in the year under review, which amounts to N133.2 billion when converted at the current exchange rate of N25.14 to R1, according to Newtelegraph.

 

The revenue from Nigeria in the 2019 financial year represented 24.8 per cent growth when compared with N100 billion (R4 billion) recorded in the previous financial year. The country accounted for 10.6 per cent of the Group’s total revenue for the year, which stood at R50 billion.

 

Multichoice attributed the increase in revenue to growth in subscriber base and increase in the price of some of its subscription packages.

 

The results showed that Multichoice Nigeria increased its premium package price by seven per cent in the year under review, while the price of its mid package was increased by eight per cent.

 

However, the company said it reduced the price of its lowest package targeted at mass subscribers by three per cent in the same period.

 

In terms of number of household subscribers, Nigeria was categorised among other operating units of the Group in Africa, which include Angola, Zambia, Kenya, Uganda and Mozambique to become a separate entity known as Rest of Africa (RoA), aside South Africa. According to the report, the Group’s total subscriptions grew by 12 per cent year-on-year to hit 15.1 million. South Africa accounted for 7.4 million of the total subscriptions while the RoA had 7.7 million.

 

Commenting on the result, Calvo Mawela, Multichoice Group CEO, said the Group was able to increase revenue by six per cent year-on-year and trading profit by 11 per cent to R7 billion. He added that Multichoice had also invested more in local content and stepped up production of local content to 4,600 hours.

 

“Our growth is exceptionally pleasing, especially in the current economic climate, and a clear indication that our strategy is working. We continue to believe in the growing appetite for video entertainment across the African continent,” he said.

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Hi-Life FEST Regional Knockout Train Heads to Commercial City of Aba

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All roads lead to Aba for the final leg of the Hi-Life Fest regional knockouts. This is following successive weeks of enthralling regional contests, which have taken place across various cities in the East including Enugu, Awka, and Asaba.

 

The regional knockouts in Asaba, which held at the Sandy Gold Hotel, Abraka on the 23rd of June 2019, was a spectacle to behold as talented highlife artistes and dancers gave their best performances in hopes of qualifying for the next round of the competition.

 

This year, the winner of Hi-Life Fest will be awarded a mouthwatering cash prize of N5 Million Naira.

 

The contestants were screened and auditioned by a panel of elite judges including the likes of highlife music legend, Chief Bright Chimezie; African dance scholar & instructor, Dr. Akaz, actor David Jones David and guest judge/OAP Jude Aguize.

 

After delighting the audience with some awe-inspiring performances, Chijioke Charles and Kingsley Ifeanyi clinched the two available spots to qualify for the quarterfinal. In the dance category, Akaramarama dance group fought off tough competition to secure the only spot in the dance category.

 

The regional knock-out in Asaba also featured a performance from the winner of the 2017 edition of Hi-Life Fest, Chibest David, who provided the perfect side attraction as guests enjoyed the refreshing taste of Life Lager.

 

With the completion of the Asaba regionals, the train now heads to Aba for the final round of regional knockouts set to take place on the 30th of June.

 

This year’s Hi-Life Fest themed “Rhythm of Progress”, is the third edition of the beloved talent hunt contest. Over the years, the competition has produced remarkable highlife music talents such as Chibest David and Dons Ifeanyi who have gone on to become bonafide stars.

 

Hi-Life FEST is an initiative of Life Continental Lager Beer, brewed from the stables of Nigerian Breweries Plc.

 

The fine quality lager is made from the finest choice of grains, hob extracts and the purest of waters, expertly brewed to give that rich, crisp distinctive taste and well-rounded aroma in the true quality fashion of the master brewer.

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Ota And Abeokuta Catch Ariya Repete Fever

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More quarterfinalists have emerged after the Ariya Repete 2019 regional knockouts in Ogun state.

 

Simultaneous auditions took place in Ota and Abeokuta, where residents and fans of indigenous music came out in their numbers to watch contestants slug it out for a spot in the quarterfinals.

 

The Ota and Abeokuta selection parties kicked off at 6.p.m on the 21st June, and they were nothing short of spectacular, as all contestants delivered amazing performances in a bid to stake a claim in the next round of the competition.

 

The contestants displayed immense creativity, great stagecraft, and some awe-inspiring vocals, which left the judges with the hard task of selecting the three (3) winners on the night.

 

It was entertainment non-stop, as well as a blend of fun and serious business as the judges and audience were thrilled by the quality of contestants that graced the stage.

 

At the conclusion of the keenly contested Ota regionals, Sulaimon Ajayo Adeyemi, Prince Ade Micheal, and Christian Olamide were selected as the winners in the Fuji, Juju and Afro-Pop categories respectively. Similarly, in Abeokuta, Alhaji Taofek Adeyinka, Adeleye Temitope, and Ayeni Olajuwon emerged victorious in the Fuji, Juju and Afro-Pop categories respectively.

 

The selected contestants have now inched one-step closer to winning their share of the 20 million Naira up for grabs. Their next hurdle will be the quarterfinal showdown on the 26th of July in the sunshine city of Akure.

 

Speaking after the Abeokuta selection party, an overjoyed Ayeni Olajuwon who qualified in the Fuji category expressed his appreciation to the organizers of the show and also his determination to make further progress as the competition progresses. He said;

 

“I am so glad I won today, I’m so grateful to Goldberg Lager for giving me this opportunity to show my talents. I can’t wait to go up on stage again, and I believe I can make it to the final”

 

Follow-up to the successful completion of the selection parties in Ogun state, Ariya Repete 2019 regional audition heads to Ibadan and Akure on 26th of June at Mauve 21 Hotel, Ibadan and First Molac Hotel, Akure. Residents of Ibadan and Akure now have the chance to participate in the competition and slug it out for a place in the quarterfinal.

 

This edition of Ariya Repete will be televised on TV stations from the 12th of July. Ariya Repete is proudly sponsored by Goldberg Lager.

 

For more information, visit Goldberg social media pages @goldberg_ng for Instagram and @goldberglagerng on Twitter. Follow the conversation using the hashtag – #AriyaRepete2019.

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