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You’re cordially invited to Kalango book launch Nov 15th 2014

29 Sep

Kalango book launchYou’re invited to the book launch and signing of the novel Kalango (The personified story of Nigeria) written by Emeka Anyanwu – the cofounder and publisher of C. Hub magazine .

Date : Saturday 15th November 2014
Time : 2pm – 6pm

Venue : University College London
Room G22 LT Pearson.
(North East Entrance)
Gower Street – London – WC1E 6BT
RSVP : MBW PR – 02035321354
Info@mbwpr.com
Bookings@fauntee.com

Book sale will be held at £5.00 only. Pre orders are welcomed. There will be free refreshments, meeting and greeting with the Author and book signing. All are invited.
To attend please register below.

Kalango digs into the fabric of the realities on ground in a typical Nigerian society. It weaves together the true story of Nigeria ; the good, the bad, the ugly and the political hijack that has brought the country to its knees for so long. Centred on a hospital as the ‘project Nigeria’ ,exploring different angles different sectors are playing in the management of resources. Totally fictional but satirically telling it as it is. Tipped to be a best selling title to be ranked with Chinua Achebes ‘Things Fall Apart’ .

Host: Dr Ben Page of UCL

Reviews and excerpt: will be read by various academics including Faustina Anyanwu Chief Editor of C. Hub magazine.

Come and discover Nigeria from this Novel. Kalango (The Personified Story of Nigeria) .

ISBN: 978-0-9930417-0-9

– See more at: http://www.mbwpr.com/kalango-book-launch-15th-november-2014/#sthash.9bgcP2Gn.dpuf

C. Hub magazine issue 7 out now on free digital download

19 Jul

In the past  month over 20,000 people have read and downloaded the current issue of C. Hub magazine . If you haven’t yet, you can also get it right here.

 

C.Hub magazine issue 7 Vol.2

By C-Hub Magazine in C.Hub magazine

80 pages, published 6/21/2014

C.hub magazine is the first and only Afro-creative magazine in the UK based on a number of shared values which include authenticity, originality, creativity, intergrity and African Heritage.
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C.Hub issue 4 – the sounds and beats special anniversary issue.

30 Sep

C.Hub issue 4 - the sounds and beats special anniversary issue.

C.Hub issue 4 -The sounds and beats of Africa.

C.Hub magazine issue 3 is out now!!!

2 May

C-HUB-June-Aug-2013_CoverOur dear friends and valued readers, we are excited to tell you that our 3rd issue is out now and is banged on with full of much stories from inside Africa and much more.  With all the stories you want to read, the best of African Screen, Nollywood, fashion, beauty and most especially all our promotions ready to be grabbed by the fastest and smartest.
Our promise we have always kept, our word to you we continue to keep. Quality journalism, no frenzy. C.Hub is the brainer for those who value their person. For those who are ‘IT’.
In this issue, you get exclusive with Nollywood hit makers Tchidi Chikere, Obi Emelonye with his last flight to Abuja, exclusive Fashion and beauty events coverage, Frankie’s trip in and around the world to give us her tips on the world’s top city hide away from the highlands of Kenya to the beautiful and warm heart of South Africa, to the luxurious and innovative approach of Abu Dhabi , the serenity of Angola and of course the home of all things creativity our very own London. Come on with us, there is from one page to another something for you to discover.
Here comes your C.Hub issue 3 out now and on pre order from our websites and via email info@fauntee.com www.chubmagazine.com.

Remember, there is a chance to win a 5 star night out for two worth over £250.00 pounds when you subscribe today. This offer is open only to our UK readers. The lucky winner will be treated to a night of luxury with his or her partner in a London’s 5 star hotel.

Also every subscriber gets automatic C.Hub branded T.shirts.
We also have beauty product giveaway to all pre orders.

Again, we have collaborated with Mifone to give away 7 solid Android phones to our Nigerian subscribers as part of celebrating  Mifone’s 5 years in business. It’s on first come first served. So you’ve got to hurry up NOW!!!.

Don’t forget to tell your friends to like our page.
Your one and only,
C.Hub Team.
@C_Hubmagazine.

Reviewing the Beffta awards night 2012.

30 Oct

Saturday 27th October saw the 4th annual prestigious BEFFTA awards event at the Hippodrome London. Filled with industry personalities and experts, making it to me the biggest Black event of the year. If you missed it, well you have yourself to blame given the utmost publicity given to it.

Well back to it, the venue was packed with 3000 enthusiastic audience from far and wide, of any colour and race. The red carpet was dazzling and glittering with stars and  beautiful Queens and well groomed Kings of Black entertainment and lifestyle . Among the stars are the global singing sensation Lemar, our very own Fabrice Muamba, and Sir Trevor Mc Donald who recieved a life time recognition award with a standing ovation from the 3000 loyal fans. Proving trully that he is a legend of Broadcast. We love you Sir Respect to whom it is due. (Look out for C. Hub next issue out December for details on the life of Sir Trevor Mc Donalds as the first Black British Broadcaster)

Any way C. Hub was there live and we got chatty with the founder Pauline Long and this is what she had to say,

“I’m extremely happy to see BEFFTA fulfilling it’s purpose and the purpose being honouring and celebrating a truly talented and hard-working community. People came together to network and appreciate each other’s accomplishments. I’m so grateful for everyone that attended, at BEFFTA awards everyone is special. We honoured a legend, Sir Trevor McDonald with a standing ovation. We honoured unsung talent and as always we will continue to appreciate everyone that contributes to entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts awards. We look forward to yet another special BEFFTA 2013 which will be our grand 5th year anniversary”

Pictures and more highlights of the event will be on the next issue of C. Hub magazine. Watch out!!!.

Mi-Fone set to boost Kenyan comedy industry through its bid to promote local comedians.

28 Oct

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Mi- fone announces its bid to sponsor  series of comedy sessions by way of endorsement and promoting the works of these creatives a move which has been dubbed Mi-comedy. This is seeks to nuture and promote upcoming local comedians helping to make sure that Kenyan comedy recieves the continent wide recognition that it deserves. Mi- fone in trying to actualise this, will upload the comedy clips from shows onto their all Mi-fone handsets thereby making available Kenyan comic vibrancy to its consumers.

Among the comedians benefiting from this measure include Chipukeezy and JB (Dr King’Ori). In response to the move, Jb inset left expresses his excitement and joy adding, “it is an innovative idea. This will make it more convinient for people to access Kenyan comedy across Africa. When Mi-Fone told me that my comedy will be loaded to their handsets, I felt honoured that they appreciate the work that we do. This will now help people who are not able t attend my show or who can’t see me on TV to have a taste of my comedy in the palm of their hands.

Chipukeezy inset below also added that,”for comedy to grow in Kenya, it requires hardwork and dedication and there is no doubt that Mi-fone will make this a more enjoyable venture for us all”. Both comedians who have already been on the Hot Seat on KTV and Kiss TV respectively agreed that comedy is growing in Kenya and believes it will grow even bigger with mi-fone partnership.

Speaking of the move, Nicholas Regisford, Mi-Fone’s Chief concluded, “This partnership with these artists across the continent is aimed at creating a platform for local talents across Africa to be recognised and appreciated. In doing this, we provide aspiration, bringing these talents to the reach of our consumers. Mi-fone is serious about building an entertainment platform amongst African creatives and this is demonstrated by the wide amount of content available to on Mi-Fone handsets. Mi-fone continues to innovate while uplifting and promoting homegrown talents”.

Mi-fone will also be making these acts money as well by having their works  available for download via Mi-Apps.

Mi-fone is the first African mobile devices brand established to focus on the growing needs of mass-market sector throughout Africa. Their services  to Africa is conducted via offices and service centres based in Johannessburg , Nairobi, and Mauritius.

To listen to the comedy clips visit : www.soundcloud.com/mi-comedy/tracks?format=html.

Beffta awards2012: and the nominees are…

28 Sep

BEFFTA UK 2012  online commences on Sunday 7th October and end on Sunday 21st October.

The  award ceremony is  on 27th October.

The names of Beffta awards nominees 2012 are:

Entertainment Category

Music

  1. Best Female Act: Mz Bratt, Nike Jemiyo, Cleo Sol,Cherri Voncelle,Hayle Cassidy, Lady Leshurr, Kyra, Princess Nyah, Yolanda Brown, Misha B, Lilas Lafleur, Kookie, NY, Emily Kay, Shiikane, Lea- Anna, Oneness Sankara
  2. Best Male Act: Angel, IKES, Smiler, Wiley, G Range,Clement Marfo, Jermaine Riley, J Sol, Donaeo, Valentine, Dele, Infecta, Schorcher, Fuse ODG, John Hectic, Micall Parknsun, Pane and Yardz, Alim Kamara
  3. Best Gospel Act:Guvna B, Faith D, Divine Divine, V9 Collective, New Rivers Choir,  Muyiwa and Riversongz, Andrew Bello, Meleke, Grace Galaxy, London Community Gospel Choir, Dolly P , Lyrical Soldier,
  4. Best International Act: Zahara, Camp Mulla, Cover Drive, Dbanj, Grace Galaxy, Ruff Kid,
  5. Best UK AfroBeats Act: Fuse ODG, Mista Silva, May7ven, Kida Kudz, Musik Maestro, Shay, 2kriss, Shiikane, Tipsy, Mo Eazy, Vibes Squad, Ezi Emela
  6. Best UK Caribbean Act: Carol Thompson, Roger Robin, Sandra Cross, Maxi Priest, Lloyd Brown
  7. Best International Afrobeats Act:WizKid, DBanj, Wande Coal, Zahara, Iyanya, Chameleon, Ice Prince, Fally Ipupa, Sarkodie, Nameless, Nonini, Juliana, Tiffany
  8. Best International Caribbean Act: Movado, Vybz Kartel, Gyptian, Damain Marley, Sean Paul, Munga Tun Up, Konshens, Aidonia, Popcaan
  9. Best Producer: Mr J, Ayo Beatz, Perry Mystique, Victizzle, Rymez, J Weathers, Don Jazzy
  10. Best Video Director: P Designs, Sesan, Moe Musa, Elmino, Trail Pictures, AJE Filmworks, Antoine Dixon-Bellot Colin Tiley, Dego Visionz, Uvi Orogun, Akpe Ododoru, Duminas Alliance

Dance

  1. Best Dance Act: Boy Blue, CEO Dancers,High Rollaz,D3 Dancers, Akai, Dan-Kira, Cerebro
  2. Best Dance Choreographer: Ricardo Gomez, Kenrick Sandy, Ashley Banjo, Tony Adegun, Turbo

Comedy

  1. Best Comedian: Eddie Kadi, Babatunde, Funmbi,  Ola the comedian, A Dot Comedian, Geoff Shumann, Don’t Jealous Me, Prince Abdi

Radio

  1. Station of the year:Rainbow Radio, The soul of London Radio, Voice of Africa, Zimnet radio, Guess Radio, Bang Radio, Colourful Radio, Premier Gospel, Zimpower FM, Playvybz Radio, Zimonline Radio, East Africa Radio Online, Inspiration FM
  2. Radio personality of the year: Yinka Awojobi, Kojo, Ace and Vis, Dave P, Jade Avia, Nage, Kweku Frimpong, Dotun Adebayo, Geoff Shumann, Wayne Boucaud, Benita White, Julie Ann Ryan, Space Clotti

Newspapers/Magazines/Blogs

  1. Best Community Newspaper: The Voice, The Vision, GLA News, Afro News, Trumpet, Phoenix,
  2. Magazine of the year: Black Hair, New African Woman, Black Beauty and Hair, Dive Scribe, Rewind, Ovation, Fab Magazine, OK Nigeria, 99 Magazine, Arise Magazine, Pride, Afro Pulp, Tropics, Zen
  3. Journalist of the year: Charlene White, Lukwesa Burak, Janelle Oswald, Mimi Fawz, Lorna Cooper, Henry Bonsu, Regina Jere-Malanda, Belinda Otas, Shoggy Tosh
  4. Blog of the year: Nissi Knows, Shadders, Notjustok.com, Bella Naija, Funmi Ogunja, Black Grape, Jennie Jenkins, Berry, Haut, Lolo’s Kloset, Jestina-George.com, Africa fashion guide, afrocentricityunleashed.com, The peoples Hub, Eighteen Forever, wepluggoodmusic.com Nollywood Uncut

Events

  1. Best Events Promoter: Smade, Cokobar.com, West Coast, Bashment Vibez, Play Entertainment, USH(UK Unsigned Hype), Deroots Promotions, Theodore Ibekwe PR, CRU NETWORK, FOCUS organisation, Femtej Kreations media, Disk&Jockey entertainment, Cams promotions

DJ

  1. DJ of the year: Dj Neptizzle, DJ Unbeatable, Dj Fabuloz, DJ Shola Bee, DJ Xclusive, DJ Cameo, Dj Cee Cee, DJ French Kiss, DJ Lady G2, Dj Dubwise, Dj Longers, Dj Melody, Dj Eve Parkes

Photographers

  1. Best Photographer: Akwasi Photography, Sixoone Media(David Mbiyu), Trevor Griffiths(iDelick Media), Cassandra M Photography, EJS Photography, Dami Oyetade, (Idezign), Squiz Hamilton, Stuart Dayley,  Fire Shonu Photography, Sync Photography, Creative Piece, Adeyinka Adepitan, Vivida, Akpe Ododoru

Fashion Category:

Fashion Designers

  1. Best Male Fashion Designer: Adebayo Jones, Visual Artistic Designer, James Brendan, Keve, Kgtkkt Couture, Zakaryas Solomon, Kitoko, Obior, Yusuf Abubakar
  2. Best Female Fashion Designer: Bukki Ojo, Bestow Elan, Light of Marie, Fabryan, Rouge, New Orleans, Anita Quansah, Korlekie, Adopted Culture, Dionne Gooding, Bubbushiiky, Tina Lobondi, Janet Opoku, Linda Mirembe, House of Adjeiwaa, AGR Clothing, Dephne Madyara, Johanna Jasmine Maddix

Stylists

  1. Best Hair Stylist: Edmund Bossman, Junior Green, Eugene Davis, Charlotte Mensah, Donnie Smith, Sandra Webb, Verona White, Adeola Olase, Charlene Cumberbatch, Leon Jade, Joel D, Edee Beau, Ether
  2. Best Wardrobe Stylist: Samson Soboye, Joel Dash,  Tanesha Westcarr, Erica Matthews, Viennty Styling, Natasha Clarke, Crystal Deroche, Yemisi Adedipe, Sandra Aji, Samantha Watson , Jason Boateng, Abigail Ayoola

Make-up Artists

  1. Best Make-up Artist: Sophia Taylor, Sheeba Raye, Imelda Ladebo, Sophia Taylor, Kristy Prince, Saamia Khan, Joy Adenuga, Barbara Mensah, Dimple Patel, Ganga Bahambra, Edee Beau, CSG Make-up and beauty

Fashion Choreographers

  1. Best Fashion Choreographer: Reuben Joseph, Anouska Lewis, Yvonne Simon, Kwame Knight

Models

  1. Best male model: Martins Igbinedion, Dudley O’Shaughnessy, Hassan Resse, Guetan, Jeremy Boateng, Salisu Abdullai, Charles Rare, Duke Dadzie, Zebulun Delisser, Prince Nkay, Dwaine Stephens, Hassan Reese
  2. Best female model: Symara Templeman, Juanita Francis, Sherene McNicholl, April Alexander, Nana Afua Antwi, Edith Uba, Lydia Harris, Samira Hashi, Rukundo Tusbira, Rosemary Chileshe, Lisette Mibo, Cynthia Chisom,
  3. Best Modelling Agency: LV Casting Agency, Minc Model Management, Mahogany Model Management, Stomp Model Management, D1 Model Management, Oxygen Model Management, Demus Castings

Beauty Pageants

  1. Best Beauty Pageant: Miss West Africa UK, Miss Ghana UK, Miss Zim Diamond,, Miss Uganda UK, Miss Jamaica UK, Miss Flavour UK, Miss Black Africa, Miss Congo UK, Queen of Zambia UK, Miss Nubian Pageant
  2. Best Beauty Queen: Miss Congo UK 2012, Ruvimbi Chinzou, Fatoumata Touray, Ann Marie M’Sichili, Victoria Okafor
  3. Best Former Beauty Queen: Shirley Dee,Vicky Ngari, Nicola Sackey, Maria Namiro, Ruvimbo Chinzou, Denise Hanson, Misha Terrett, Victoria Mtonga,
  4. Best Beauty Pageant Director: June Daley, Mavis Osei, Dennis Tawiah, Jacqueline Wabara, Bridgette Chalu, Glorianne Francis, Dele Onabowu , Justina Mutale, Jacqueline Matovu

Film Category

  1. Best director: Richard Ayoade, Noel Clarke, Patrick Campbell, Obi Emelonye, Christian Asaiku, Tawanda Chimuzinga, Samuell Benta, Lanre Balogun
  2. Best Actor: Wil Johnson, Anthony Manjaro, James Bryhan, Ken Smart
  3. Best Actresses:Fatima Jabe, Omotola Jalade, Queen Allen, Sherrie Silver , Lorraine Fox, Anita Bellamy, Uru Eke
  4. Best Film:Last Flight to Abuja, Amina, To The End Of The Road,  Moral Conflict, Amina, Shattered Hearts
  5. Best screenwriter/Scriptwriter : Obi Emelonye, Maxine Chantel, Bola Ogbaje Ann Akin, Debra Odutuyo, Samuell Benta, Babi Isako, Tolulope Yesufu
  6. Best theatre production : Meet The Adebanjos, Belong by Bola Agbaje, I stand corrected byMojisola Adebayo

TV Category

  1. Best Actress: Tameka Empson, Dianne Parish, Michelle Asante, Kehinde Fadipe, Chizzy Akudolu, Freema Agyemam, Letitia Hector, Moji Bamfeta
  2. Best Actor: Chucky Venn, Ashley Walters, Jimmy Akingbola, Nonso Anozie, Aml Ameen, Hugh Quarshie (Holby City), David Ajala, Samuell Benta
  3. Best TV Station: BEN TV, VOX Africa, Africa Channel, Hi TV, OH TV
  4. Best TV Show: Shoot The Messenger, The Hi Life, AfroBuzz,The Sporah Show, The Magazine Show, Meet The Adebanjos, New Generation Show, BBS(BEN TV)
  5. Best TV personality: Nana AFua Antwi, Alesha Dixon, Lukwesa Burak, Femi Amusan, James Sherwood, Sporah Njau, Leah Charles
  6. Best presenter: Fernand Frimpong Jnr, Nana Afua Antwi, Sporah Jau, Leah Charles, Reggie Yates, Adesope Olajide, Sugapuff, Remel London, Natalie Brown
  7. Best Webseries: Breach, Venus Vs Mars, All About The McKenzies, Before The Big Time,
  8. Best online TV: Factory 78, UPshot TV, SBTV, Time With Natalie, Gidiculture TV

ART Category

  1. Best Spoken Word Artist/Poets – Oneness Sankara, Alim Kamara, Dan Bosi, Chaleboy The Poet, Dean Atta
  2. Best Art Director – Trendy Couture, Kwame Knight, Akpe Ododoru, Ola Shobowale

 follow us for more coverage on the awrad ceremonies on the 27th of October: @c_hubmagazine on twitter, c.hubmagazine on facebook.

Witch Kentu had a horrible day by Faustina Anyanwu: a new book review and first pictures.

26 Sep

Background: Witch Kentu had a horrible day is the first from the series “The adventures of Witch Kentu” by Faustina Anyanwu.

                  The Story:

Witch Kentu lives on the jungle mountain where she has succeeded in driving all the residents away with her troubles and disturbance.  Now she live all alone on top of the jungle mountain. Each day that passes, she gets the taste of loneliness. yet,that does not make her change her ways. Rather, she goes down the jungle valley village where the villagers have run to,  scaring the children away.

Today, Witch Kentu wakes up as usual, bored and alone. She sets out to do the same old trick scaring the children from the jungle valley village park. On her way , she meets all the horrible things she never bargained for. The monkey throws pebbles at her  , she falls down, she gets trapped by a huge snake, and a giant stone rolls off from the hill and bangs on her back. With a crushed nose, bruised eyes and bleeding mouth, she did not need anyone to tell her what to do. She drags herself back to her miserable hut on the jungle mountain.Witch Kentu had a horrible day

“Filled with rhythm, rhymes and sounds, the story captivates children’s imagination, awakening their understanding with the colourful pictures and gradually introduces the words that they would be learning at this stage. The target age for this book is 4 to 8 years”.

About the Author:

Faustina is a Nurse/Midwife, she is a proud mother of 3 beautiful young girls. To her building a happy family and raising her girls is her most rewarding achievements and pride. She has always been very enthusiastic about writing. At the age of 15, she had her first poem published on 2 prestigious publications in Nigeria . Ever since, she has been silently writing poems, articles and blogs. She actively uses her blogs: My black woman, talk about Jesus, tellmyblackkid to campaign for racial equality and promoting the Black talent and heritage.

At the time of getting this book published, she co-founded a media company and became the Chief Editor of C. Hub magazine, a magazine that promotes creativity and talents . She lives happily with her family in the UK.

Faustina say, “persistence and hard work are the only key that opens the right doors., pray,play, try, try again, work hard, live, smile and go for your dreams”.

Here is the link to the book on amazon .
And please if you are on facebook please do like my page and comment

Project Walkway in search of Ghana’s top model and designer.

20 Sep

 

Just under a year ago, Project walkway Ghana and Impression Model house launched a challenge to find Ghana’s top model and designer. The reality TV show was successfully launched at the African Reagent Hotel, Accra in december 2011, in a bid to give upcoming native designers and models the opportunity to learn from top industry professionals. The winner designer will be set up professionally and introduced to established brands like SANDI MABASA of South Africa, KOFIANSAH, JOYCE ABABIO, IVANA ANNAN all from Ghana, MUDI clothing  of Nigeria. While the winning Model will be flown outside Ghana to other African countries to work as a professional model.

The first phase which is the auditioning went successfully  and now, it has come down to reveal the Ghana Top model of the year. Happening on SATURDAY THE 22ND  of DECEMBER 2012 at the MJ GRAND HOTEL EAST LEGION ACCRA.

The model contestants will be walking the runway in garments designed by the contesting designers. They both will be rated by a panel of judges  on several considerations which will be summed up in scores.  The highest overall scored becomes the winner and will be announced live by the panel.

This night has promised to be spectacular with appearances from major industry players including MAWULI KOFI OKUDZETO, IVANNA ANNAN and PENELOPE MAWENYEGAH who have been headlined as judges for the night. Also performing is the sensational BERTHA KANKAM (YAAYAA).

Doors will open at 6pm prompt with red carpet and cocktail estravaganza.

NOTE: Tickets are out now and can be reserved or bought via: + (233) 543 399 999. or www.projectwalkwayghana.com, www.twitter.com/projectwalkgh , www.facebook.com/projectwalkway-ghana

 

The Names of Nominees for NEL awards

3 Sep
Yemi Osunkoya, Kosibah – Chief Mrs Julie Coker – Damilola Oshilaja – May7ven – Lexy Mojo-eyes, Legendary Gold – Smade – Arit Eminue – Events4Us – Sola Ajay – Chi Chi Victoria Okafor – Jennifer Onah – Bola Agbaje – Ade Solanke – Andrew Osayemi – Debra Odutuyo – Facequizite – Abi Adeyemi-Kolapo – Clare Eluka – Wale Ojo – Jimmy Akingbola – Chizzy Akudolu – Lyze Hats – Asake Oge – Frank White – Ayodele Lawal – Bayo Adeoye – Jacob Akinyemi Johnson – Yemi Owolabi – Jide Alabi – Michael Nwadibie – Ayo Sonoiki – Rhoda Wilson & DJ Baby Lynn
  
Join these  very worthy finalists at the Nigerian Entertainment & Lifestyle Awards on 22 September 2012.

Entertainment on the night will be at its best as we will be entertained with  a fashion Show and great Music.
Tickets are available on the Nel official website.
 
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