Saturday, 14 February 2015

THE POLITICAL LEADERSHIP AMONG YOUTHS (P.L.A.Y.) FORUM: “Trust But Verify”



“Trust But Verify”
It's important to be sure of the facts before you publish or repeat them.

It has come to the attention of the Play Forum that several respected citizens, and bloggers have been engaged in what we can only describe as erroneous reporting as regards the Play Forum Townhall Meeting held on the 1st of February 2015.

This as we have come to understand is largely due to a misleading caption on a video posted on the Facebook page of a Mr Ibrahim Adewumi.

This same video, along with its misleading information has found its way to portals such as ENDS.ng (Every Nigerian Do Something), Sahara Reporters, Lindaikeji.com, Naij.com, PMNewsnigeria.com, news24.com, Lailasblog among others.

We will not make much of this as we are fairly certain that this was done in error and not as a malicious act of any kind.
It has however prompted us to again state exactly what The Play Forum Townhall Meeting was.
The Political Leadership Among Youths (P.L.A.Y.) Forum is a body set up to foster youth engagement in matters of the nation, specifically with regards to voting officials into political office.
A forum was held on Sunday, the 1st of February, 2015 at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel Congress Hall, Abuja.
The upscale black-tie event hosted political stakeholders such as Dr Oby Ezekwesili, the Senior Economic Adviser - Open Security Foundations, who gave the keynote address titled "Killing Apathy: The Office of the Citizen".
The DG - Nigerian Economic Summit Group, Mr Frank Nweke Jr. was also in attendance and gave the second keynote speech on "Why we must get Involved" addressing the youth and encouraging participation in matters of the nation.
The Political parties in attendance were PDP with a team of 6 representatives led by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr Doyin Okupe, and APC also with a team of 6 representatives led by Boss Mustapha and Professor Okey.
Following entertainment by Classical guitarist, Jaiye and Musical Crooner Timi Dakolo, a Q&A session began where attendees were guided to limit questions to three main sectors; politics and good governance, the economy and security instability.
Both parties represented were given a chance to answer audience questions and final remarks given by Barrister Ismaila for the APC and Dr Okupe for the PDP. It was a heated discussion with vibrant audience participation and enthusiasm.

At this point we would like to categorically state the following:
The Play Forum Townhall meeting was in no way a press briefing for Mr Doyin Okupe or any other individual.
Again, the event was held at  The Congress Hall of the Transcorp Hilton Abuja and not at Aso Villa.
We would like to thank Bellanaija.com for their support and stellar levels of professionalism in covering and reporting information.

Sincerely,
The Play Forum

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Nigerian Youth engage Politicians at the P.L.A.Y Forum in Abuja! Exclusive Pics & Scoop |Oby Ezekwesili, Chigul, Doyin Okupe, Tolu Ogunlesi & More


The Political Leadership Among Youths (P.L.A.Y.) Forum was held Sunday 1st February, 2015 at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel Congress Hall, Abuja.

The upscale black-tie event hosted political stakeholders including Oby Ezekwesili, Senior Economic Adviser – Open Security Foundations, who gave the keynote address titled Killing Apathy: The Office of the Citizen.

The DG – Nigerian Economic Summit Group, Frank Nweke Jr. was also in attendance and gave the second keynote speech on Why We Must Get Involved, addressing the youth and encouraging participation in matters of the nation.

The political parties in attendance were PDP with a team of 6 representatives led by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Doyin Okupe, and APC also with a team of 6 representatives led by Boss Mustapha and Prof. Okey.

Following entertainment by classical guitarist, Jaiye and musical crooner Timi Dakolo, the event came alive as a Q&A session began. The session was moderated by Tolu Ogunlesi while the event was hosted by Chigul.

Attendees were guided to limit questions to three main sectors; politics and good governance, the economy and security instability. It was a heated discussion with vibrant audience participation and enthusiasm.

The P.L.A.Y Forum is a body set up to foster youth engagement in matters of the nation, specifically in regards to voting officials into political office.
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Saturday, 17 January 2015

NEW Nigerian Author Releases Debut Contemporary Crime Thriller: The Queens Fiction





“After being ditched by Ace and abused by Jasper, she decides to make her own…she begins her own internet scam. She wears a steady loud look but beyond her façade is a world of fear, steady danger and uncertainty. She’s a fun lover, she's witty and a good home maker. She’s what you want but she’s trouble”.


LAGOS, NIGERIA, JAN. 24 — Local creative author and copywriter Deji Sowande , will debut his edgy thriller ‘The Queen’s Fiction’ online and in Nigerian bookstores on Jan 24 2015 as part of LargeHouse 1st published books . He is planning a book signing in February for his launch which will include the “who is who” of the Nigerian entertainment scene.
Deji Sowande, the author of ‘The Queen’s Fiction’ is also a Music Video / TV Commercial producer. He is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO of LargeHouse studios, the hub of Nigerian Music videos.
He lives and works in Lagos, and he is a big advocate for creativity in Nigeria.

Set in Nigeria and beyond, ‘The Queen’s Fiction’ is a contemporary story of a young woman that wants it all. She uses her charm, her body and her brain to make what she can. Her life looks full of glitz and glamour at first glance but nothing can prepare for the abrupt conclusion that becomes the end of her life.


She is a young woman that is envied by her peers and sometimes even seen as an inspiration.
She has guts, she has balls. She knows what she wants and makes sure she achieves it at all costs.
This fast-paced debut novel has it all and takes readers on an emotional ride. A charming romance entangled in all the ways to NOT live one’s life.


Follow her story and discover her experiences with her men, men of the underworld. Con artists and fraudsters who have made fortunes from internet scams and bank frauds: the glitz and the ugly that surround them.
She can’t take it anymore; she decides to make her own.

Twitter: @dqueensfiction



Sowande is available for interviews and appearances. For booking presentations, media appearances, interviews, and/or book-signings contact ann@vivacitypr.com

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Kanu Nwankwo opens state of the art 'Papilo Studios' on Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos

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Nwankwo Kanu recently opened Papilo studios in Lagos, Nigeria, to provide high quality photography products and excellent service at an affordable price, using superior equipment, printing materials & software
The studio prides itself in exceeding customer expectations not only through quality, but through courteous customer service

Studio Services include

Digital Photography

Photos generally drives success in modelling, marketing communication and advertising. We believe that good photography speaks, hence, we direct and coordinate sessions that will make marketing sense with the aim of getting photos that will project a brand, model, style or culture as the case may be.

Also, where we are provided with a high-resolution/high-quality scan we will retouch the digital photo (enhanced photos are the same or better resolution as the original image). It can then be printed on photographic paper to look like an original photograph


Product Branding

From Photo Books to Prints on Paper, Metal or Canvas, Papilos Studios can help you to preserve and display your most precious memories.

Hand crafted, professionally inspected, and made of the finest materials, our printed products are made to look beautiful and last a lifetime.


Digital Printing

From Photo Books to Prints on Paper, Metal or Canvas, Papilos Studios can help you to preserve and display your most precious memories.

Hand crafted, professionally inspected, and made of the finest materials, our printed products are made to look beautiful and last a lifetime.


Event Coverage

It’s Your Big Day. You want something unique. You want to thoroughly entertain your guests. And You want a memorable event. Papilo’s Studios has You covered. We Love Weddings!

We are also the market leader for brand marketing and corporate events. We use premium technologies to deliver intense brand engagement and successful activation events


Models’ Management

A major aim of Papilos Studios is to manage models and act as agent on their behalf with the aim of reducing, and possibly, eliminate the dearth of models to suit specific concepts. Our main focus is on Africans and the African region.

For make-ups for any occasion our make-up artist makes sure that the best features are made more pronounced while other defect are masked. We can say with all confidence that in this arena, we remain the best.


Child Tracking



Watching a baby grow is a fascinating and unique experience for the parents. A child’s growth is a complex and continuous process. They should be able to do certain things at certain ages. These are called developmental milestones.

As a parent, it is important to realize that no two children develop at the same rate.

Studio Services



Audio, video, photo, and design studios are available to the general public for time rental in any of our studios.

The recording studios, audio and musical equipment, photography and video equipment, photography and video stage, and production rooms are all offered both with or without a staff member running your session depending on your needs and preferences.

Training


FIVE main basic courses in PAPILO SCHOOL OF PHOTOGRAPHY; the basic courses are designed to provide you with solid foundation and in-depth knowledge of what you are expected to know to build a career or business in the photography industry wherever you are. Our courses have been designed to give students flexibility, with weekday classes and weekend sessions for professionals in other fields wishing to explore and know more about photography.

 Papilo Studios
Address: 86 Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos
 Email: contact@papilostudios.com
 Tel: +234-809-999-1725