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“Mojisola” And “This Is Lagos” Selected For 2024 Pan African Film Festival

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Nigerian films “Mojisola” and “This Is Lagos” have recently earned a spot in the lineup for the 2024 Pan African Film Festival (PAFF), held in Los Angeles, California.

This annual event pays homage to black cinema, art, and culture, boasting a showcase of over 140 films complemented by diverse Q&A sessions and in-depth discussions.

 

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Kenneth Gyang, the director behind both Nigerian features, conveyed his enthusiasm for the festival’s selection in an interview with ShockNg. He highlighted the festival’s crucial role in initiating Black History Month celebrations, serving as a significant platform for the exchange of cultural perspectives and the representation of diverse narratives from the African diaspora. Gyang, as a cultural ambassador from Nigeria, expressed his excitement at presenting these cinematic stories from Cinema Kpatakpata.

“The Pan African Film Festival holds immense significance as it kickstarts the celebrations for Black History Month, providing a vital platform for cultural exchange and the representation of diverse narratives from the African diaspora. As a cultural ambassador from Nigeria, I am excited to present these stories from Cinema Kpatakpata,” he expressed.

“This Is Lagos” narrates the tale of Stevo, a young man aspiring for superstardom in a city teeming with challenges. The film delves into the hustle and bustle of life in a city like Lagos.

 

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The cast, led by Gabriel Afolayan as Stevo, includes Ikechukwu Onunaku, Rahama Sadau, Kate Henshaw, Enyinna Nwigwe, Sani Muazu, David Jones David, Greg Ojefua, Mike Afolarin, Jibrin Homsuk, and Laura Pepple.

On the other hand, “Mojisola” follows the journey of a young girl on a quest to save her love while confronting an inexplicable, life-threatening illness.

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Gyang, who makes a return to the festival a decade after his first feature film was selected in 2014, expressed his happiness at being back. He recalled that in 2014, his debut feature film, “Confusion Na Wa,” received the Jury Prize at the festival. Now, a decade later, he is delighted to return with two features.

Originally slated for a nationwide premiere in December 2023, “This Is Lagos” was cancelled, with no definite rescheduling information available at the time.

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Moses Bliss’ Wife Shares Her Side Of The Story On How They Met

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Marie Wiseborn, the recently married wife of renowned Nigerian gospel singer Moses Bliss, has come forward to share the heartwarming story of how they met online. It seems love truly bloomed online for this blessed couple.

Earlier reports revealed that the two soulmates, or rather, “kingdom love birds,” first connected on the popular social media platform Instagram. The story goes that the young woman, who embodies great dance moves, created a video dancing to one of the singer’s most popular songs, “Miracle No Dey Tire Jesus.” This captivating performance caught the eye of the singer himself, and a beautiful connection blossomed from there.

After celebrating their marriage in a beautiful and traditional ceremony steeped in Ghanaian culture, renowned gospel artist Moses Bliss held a special praise concert in Ghana on February 1st. During the concert, he invited his wife to the stage to share her personal story of faith and love.

Marie Wiseborn, radiating elegance, took the podium and shared a remarkable story. Guided by what she believed to be a nudge from the Holy Spirit, she shared a dance video online, and it unexpectedly caught the attention of a popular singer.

Continuing her narrative, she revealed that she sent a kind message to the artist, wishing them a happy Sunday. This interaction sparked a conversation.

Her story has sparked a wave of interest online, with many following her lead by creating their own dance videos in hopes of finding love on social media. However, she cautioned them, urging them to remember the essence behind the act and not get sidetracked by seeking mere external validation.

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BBN’s Queen Mercy Atang Reveals She Is Engaged

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Queen Mercy Atang, a well-known personality from the popular reality show Big Brother Naija, has shared exciting news. The mother of one is engaged to her longtime partner, David.

On the special date of Thursday, February 29th, 2024, she took to her social media platform, Instagram, to share the news. She also expressed her heartfelt appreciation for reaching a significant milestone in her life.

Queen Mercy Atang delighted her followers with charming pictures from her recent engagement, proudly showcasing the beautiful ring adorning her finger as she and her beloved fiancé posed joyously in front of a romantic “will-you-marry-me” sign.

She captioned her post, “God acted according to his timing. I’ve consistently prayed for guidance in building a loving family, fulfilling roles as a wife, mother, and follower of his teachings. His response came in due time.

Queen poured her heart out in a piece she wrote to express her gratitude and love towards her fiancé. In the touching piece, she described how her fiancé’s unwavering love and care had been a constant source of strength and support for her. She expressed her profound appreciation for him.

She also expressed how much she cherished their relationship and how excited she was to spend the rest of her life with him.

“To my dear husband-to-be, @iam_kingdaivid I thank you deeply for choosing me. For loving me, and for embracing my family as your own. Your presence has brought immense joy into my life. May God bless you abundantly. I promise to continually pray for blessings upon your life. I love you dearly,” she said.

Her fiancé in turn commented, “Thank you for choosing to walk this path with me… I adore you forever ❤❤❤️❤️❤️”

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Moses Bliss’s Traditional Wedding Transcends Cultures

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Moses Bliss and his wife, Marie Wiseborn, celebrated their traditional wedding in a beautiful ceremony that combined the rich traditions of both their Nigerian and Ghanaian backgrounds. The ceremony was held in Ghana against a stunning backdrop and was more than just a marriage; it was a show of their two nations’ unique customs and cultures.

The ceremony began with a stunning display of traditional Ghanaian attire. Marie Wiseborn, the bride, looked radiant in her beautiful outfit. The couple’s attire was a beautiful symbol of unity, as it harmoniously blended the vibrant colours of Ghana’s kente cloth with the regal elegance of Nigeria’s aso-oke fabric. It reflected the coming together of the two nations through their marriage.

 

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The traditional wedding ceremony honoured both Nigerian and Ghanaian traditions. It included the Ghanaian “knocking” ceremony, where the groom’s family formally asks for the bride’s hand in marriage. Marie’s grand entrance was marked by a vibrant adowa dance, performed with her bridesmaids and other dancers. This dance was a respectful blend of both cultures’ heritages, creating a beautiful and moving moment.

Moses Bliss and Marie Wiseborn’s wedding transcended a simple celebration of love. It became a powerful testament to the beauty of cultural fusion. The couple, by honouring their individual heritages while embracing their future together, set a remarkable example for cross-cultural unions. Their wedding wasn’t just about the union of two individuals; it was a vibrant celebration of unity, diversity, and the enduring power of love.

Their commitment to blending their Nigerian and Ghanaian cultures served as an important reminder that love can bridge any differences. It painted a vivid picture of a world where cultures can harmoniously coexist. Also, it creates a space where everyone feels included and appreciated.

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