Women to lead the focus at Nollywood Travel Film Festival

The Nollywood Travel Film Festival (NTFF) will spotlight female directors in Nollywood at the Glasgow edition, festival director, Mykel Parish, has said.

Parish, who spoke with the NAN in Abuja on Tuesday, said female filmmakers, Tope Oshin and Blessing Egbe, will lead the focus on women in the industry.

He added that the two filmmakers would show the world how strong female voices contribute to the growth and development of the Nigerian film industry.

“Blessing Egbe would present her latest film ‘The Women’ staring Omoni Oboli, Kate Henshaw, Rita Dominic, Ufuoma Mcdermott and Katherine Obiang.

“The Women’ offers an honest insight into marriage and friendship in the lives of four couples in Nigeria, as they go on a weekend getaway for a birthday party,” he said.

According to Parish, ‘The Women’ has established Egbe as a filmmaker with a flair for creating realistic characters and stories likely to resonate with audiences across the world.

Oshin, who is best known for her acclaimed movie ‘Isoken’, would be premiere her latest film ‘We Don’t Live Here Anymore’ which stars Funlola Aofiyebi and Osas Ighodaro.

The film follows two teenage boys, Tolu and Chidi, who find themselves embroiled in a high-stake scandal that could alter the course of their future.

The NTFF, which is the largest travel festival in Nigeria, will showcase the filmmakers in partnership with Africa In Motion Film Festival.

Africa in Motion Film Festival is Scotland’s major annual celebration of African cinema with a special focus on women in film in its 2018 edition billed to hold from October 26 to November 4.

The Glasgow edition will feature conversations around women in film, culture exchange and the expansion of the Nigerian film industry.

5 Solutions For A Non-Cliche Date

Your idea of a dream date was dinner at Casper & Gambini in Lagos or Chez Victor in Abuja. But that was not meant to be.

We’d try to avoid the stereotype and still have the dream date. So here are some ideas to make your day special. Whether you have a date or you’re flying solo we’ve got your back.

Plan a car picnic – So just in case you are planning on going to your favourite restaurant for a dinner and you get stuck again in traffic. Have a car picnic. Arrange for two wine glasses, a bottle of wine – Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc (just a little wine will do and thank you for not driving drunk), peanuts or almond nuts. If you can, get some pizza.

Plan to walk – When in doubt, leave out. Drop the car. If you can, take a walk to your favourite supermarket or cinema or restaurant. Walking can be romantic especially if you are holding hands and from time to time you stop to look into each other’s eyes. Keep the extreme PDAs down. In these parts, such gestures may be misconstrued.

Do lunch, not dinner – Evenings these days, can be very intense. It’s either one doesn’t get to the venue early because of traffic or the whole place is packed. So make it early. Go to your favourite restaurant or cinema and have a swell time together.

Have a selfie date – Ok. You like taking pictures which you share on social media. But let’s notch it up a bit. While everyone else is tense and worried about having a great time, you and your date are already having a great time – taking pictures. Take yourselves out, all over the place, enter restaurants, go the shopping mall, crash out at hotel lobbies – just taking selfies. And when you are done, go for your real date, which may be anywhere or just at your place.

If you are married, plan a mini-staycation. Check into a swank hotel, get drinks at the hottest new bar, see a show and have fun! But make sure you book well ahead of time.

Five Cool Fashion Tips For The Travelling Man

If you are a frequent flyer, chances are you constantly have to update your wardrobe according to your travels, destinations and reasons for travelling.

It is one thing to know how to shop, it is another to have style.

Do you have style? Here are some tips.

Have Self-Confidence. Before anything else… understand that a big chunk of style depends on a confident attitude. Self-confidence doesn’t just help you engage with women. It’s an internal driving force for remembering who are you are, what you stand for.

So how do you build that confidence? Start by learning from a good mentor. An older guy who exudes confidence the second he makes eye contact with anybody. Aside from that, master the art of power posing whenever you lack self-confidence. You’d be surprised by how many simple actions like the “Superman pose” can benefit us mentally.

 

Level-Up Your Footwear. Still wearing only running shoes all the time? Explore other options. Why? It boils down to a traditional school of thought that’s still alive and well these days: you can judge a man by his shoes. People see shoes as a way of measuring your net worth – or assuming your career and social status. A pair of quality leather shoes is one of the best investments – provided it’s durable and comfortable to wear for many years. It’s not just about looking sharp. These shoes represent attention to detail, and how carefully you present yourself.

If it doesn’t fit… At home, you might still enjoy wearing those baggy shorts or oversized shirts even though you have slimmed down… But outside, remember that fit is king. It’s your top concern in the style pyramid (before you think of fabric and function/style) for any clothing item. Rule of thumb: If it doesn’t fit – do NOT buy it. It won’t work.

QUALITY Over Quantity. What good is a wardrobe that’s oversaturated with items that either make you not feel good about wearing them or are difficult to match with one another? Truth is you’d never feel good about them. Aim to build your own interchangeable wardrobe which includes a good core of white and blue dress shirts; simple ties with dark shades of blue, green or red, sometimes with small repeating patterns; jackets, trousers, shoes with the right colours and textures, making sure they don’t clash with your shirts.

Don’t Wear Worn Out Clothing. Frayed collars and cuffs. Chaffed hems. Discoloured T-shirts. Get the picture? Certain jean styles might’ve been trendy once upon a time. But they don’t work any longer. Throw out out-dated clothes from your closet right away.

Time to make bae love you more. Trend. Step up to what works: clean, well-fitted indigo jeans. A couple of dark-coloured slacks or chinos add variety.