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Cost of data holding back adoption of internet TV

In a recent consumer survey commissioned by ShowMax, the most common reason cited for not signing up to internet TV services is the cost of data. The amount of data needed to stream TV shows and movies can be one gigabyte (GB) per hour or more. To help manage this, ShowMax has introduced bandwidth capping functionality that can reduce data consumption by as much as 75%. ShowMax has also introduced a bandwidth calculator to help customers estimate how much data they need. “We knew anecdotally that people were worried about…

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Nigeria’s film industry (Nollywood) Experiencing Major Growth With Time

She was named one of the 100 most influential people by TIME magazine in 2013, alongside Michelle Obama and Beyoncé. She has more than one million likes on her Facebook page. She is a United Nations World Food Programme ambassador and an Amnesty International activist. She is certainly one of the most popular actors most people outside Africa have never heard of. Meet Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, the queen of Nollywood, the Nigerian film industry. With more than 300 films, and millions of video copies sold, she is living proof of Nigeria’s film…

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“Pidgin English” The Streetwear Inspired by African Culture

Speaking of fashion and brands, a streetwear inspired by African culture and influences the brand Pidgin English stands to strike a chord within the African diaspora. With such an intriguing name you can’t help but want to know more about the brand or be reminded of your favorite Pidgin phrase you use in your everyday lingo.  The brand was birthed out of a need to fill a void for many youth and young adults in the African diaspora. Nigerian-American designer Olumide Yerokunstated he wants to give men of the African diaspora more options…

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Meet The Top 3 Youngest Billionaires In Nigeria

This piece profiles 3 super-rich Nigerian men who achieved their dreams at a very young age and are basking in a world of possibilities and affluence.  Money, fame and power are just some of the attributes that make today’s world billionaires who they are and these young outstanding Nigerians have achieved that in a very short time. Young, brimming with ideas and and a determination to achieve the impossible, these three young men are pragmatically carving a niche for themselves in the global centre stage as respectable billionaires in their…

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Meet Africa’s Latest Female President

ARETWEETPIN IT56-year-old Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has just been made president of Mauritius. Take a look at her accomplishments. You’ve heard of a philosopher king. But what about a biologist president? Ameenah Gurib-Fakim — the biologist who gave the TED Talk “Humble plants that hide surprising secrets” — was sworn in today as the sixth president of Mauritius, a small island off the coast of Africa, about 500 miles past Madagascar. Gurib-Fakim was appointed to the position by Mauritius’ parliament, and is the country’s first female president. And as she tells the…

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Top 10 Nigerian Celebrities With Highest Number of Instagram Followers

  Well, being in this jet age, lots of things happen online in the social media world. Today, we would be sharing with you the top ten Nigerian celebrities with the highest number of followers on instagram. Curious? I knew it. Check below for the top ten and find out who the superior celeb is. 10)Rita Dominic   Rita Dominic is a member of the Royal Waturuocha family of Aboh Mbaise local government area in Imo State. She is the youngest of four siblings. Her late parents were medical practitioners; her father…

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He Cheated, But it Saved Us: Making Amends With the Other Woman

made amends with the woman who intended to destroy me.There wasn’t anything left. She had him in every way possible. The worst way possible. I thought I could handle it. Like, you know, put them “big girl panties” on and take that L on the chin. But his deception destroyed me. This was foreign to me. He did what? When? How? Resentment. Full of it. My entire existence prior to her coming for me ceased to exist. Lost in a narrow world of vengeance, confusion, inadequacy, bitterness, jealousy—-everything she had…

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Hollywood Actresses Who Are Actually Africans

#1. Lupita Nyong’o Lupita Amondi Nyong’o is a Mexican-Kenyan actress and film director. She was born in Mexico, but was raised in Kenya. She attended college in the United States, graduating from Hampshire College with a bachelor’s degree in film and theater studies [Source: wikipedia]. Awards 2014 – Academy Award For Best Actress In a Supporting Role : 12 Years a Slave 2014 – Screen Actors Guild Award For Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role :  12 Years a Slave 2014 – Independent Spirit Award For Best Supporting Female : 12 Years…

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Female intuition: Spotting Moroccan music talent

Janatte Haddadi is one of very few women to work in the music business in Morocco. She manages one of Morocco’s biggest dance acts, DJ Van, as well as one of the most popular hip-hop duos in the country, Shayfeen. So how hard was it for her to succeed in the entertainment industry? As a manager, Haddadi works behind the scenes – but she says this gives her double the satisfaction. “You live it on both sides, with the crowd and with the artists,” she says. “It’s the nicest feeling…

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Hollywood to film Ugandan chess prodigy’s story

Hollywood A-list stars Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo are reportedly involved in a motion picture which tells the story of the life of Ugandan chess prodigy, Phiona Mutesi Phiona Mutesi plays a game of chess with her colleagues at the chess academy in Kibuye, Kampala in January. Isaac Kasamani / AFP The success story of a Ugandan girl’s chess successes is being turned into a Hollywood movie with filming set to begin this month. The film is based on the real life sstory of Phiona Mutesi who having grown up…

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