Pupils of Infantino Montessori, Lekki, today, May 27, were agog with excitement, when organizers of BON Awards Children’s Day Book Reading, gave them an experience worth freezing for a lifetime to commemorate the 2019 Children’s Day celebration.
The pupils received august visitors in their school premises. These visitors were their favorite on-screen actors and entertainers, as well as esteemed legislators. The celebrities engaged the kids for several hours, both intellectually and morally, impacting insightful lessons in them.
There were a plethora of morals and information for the kids to grapple from ‘A Walk In Her Shoes’ authored by Yewande and Tomisi Ogunnubi.
Each celebrity read a chapter of the book to their eager pupil listeners; and left them with a food for thought after their session.
Hon. Ibrahim Obanikoro during his session, expressed delight joining the kids, in commemoration of the 2019 International Children’s Day. He encouraged the Children to be high-fliers in their academic pursuits and chosen careers in the future.
Ace Master of Ceremony and Comedian, Gbenga Adeyinka, after his session advised the kids to appreciate earning what they want in life; and not expect to get things or benefits by a sense of entitlement.
Prolific actors, Omowunmi Dada and Tana Adelana took turns to teach the kids especially the girls the dignity of self-worth, and how to handle acquaintance with the opposite gender.
Delectable actor, Chy Nwankama during her session educated the kids about friendship and how to hold conversations.
His session was saddled with a cornucopia of moral instructions, he thought the Children about growth, and how every human changes as they get older, and so also their value system, he also thought the Children the difference between religious music and circular songs.
As a cap, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, represented by Princess Mrs. Elegushi encouraged the wards to strive to be worthy ambassadors of society, and not emulate corrupt public holders who embezzle public money. She advised the Children to be conscious of God, and also learn at an early age to pray to him.
The session came to a crescendo with questions and answers, with kids winning prizes including Mouka Foams from support brand for the event.
BON Children’s Day Event is an annual CSR event of Best Of Nollywood Ventures, organizers of BON Awards.
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YES INTERNATIONAL! Magazine’s Special All-Colour Edition to mark 8th Anniversary hits the stands
In keeping with tradition, YES INTERNATIONAL! Magazine, one of Nigeria’s most respected celebrity journals and owners of the premium website, www.theyesng.com, has wrapped up work on yet another all-colour, all-gloss special edition which will go on sale nationwide from Monday, June 17, 2019. The special edition is in commemoration of their 8th Anniversary.
Loaded with exclusive interviews and enchanting stories, among them are why most young people find it difficult to manage success, by the billionaire mogul behind Doyin Group, Samuel Adedoyin and Prima Garnet’s front man, Lolu Akinwunmi, who reminisced on life at 60 as well as how and why he fell in love with advertising. On the line up is also one of Nigeria’s most beautiful and best dressed women, Shade Okoya, who shared the story of her life as billionaire Rasaq Okoya’s wife and respected journalist and publisher of TheCable, Simon Kolawole, who laid bare the secrets and strategies needed to stand out in journalism, especially online. We also have showbiz sensations, Kate Henshaw and Bovi Ugboma, who opened up like never before on stardom and its allures while herbal slimming expert, Quincy Ayodele and Funke, wife of NB Plc top shot, Tayo Adelaja, permitted us front-row seats at their fantastic and talk-of-the-town birthday parties. The former took place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and the latter in Nigeria.
“There are equally other exciting and enthralling stories and interviews that will not only keep you glued to this 8th Anniversary special edition, but inspire and impact your life greatly. Again, to appreciate our darling readers for standing by us all through the years, a copy of the magazine will be sold at a give-away price of just N300”, said Azuh Arinze, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of the magazine.
On why they won’t be holding their annual lecture this year, Azuh, former Editor of Encomium Weekly and author of The CEO’s Bible, cited a logistics challenge.
“Our speaker had a major set back and that unfortunately changed our game plan. However, I would like to assure all our fans and lovers of YES INTERNATIONAL! Magazine that we are going to make up for that during our 9th anniversary, which is in 2020”.
The YES INTERNATIONAL! Magazine Annual Lecture Series, it would be recalled, has so far attracted heavyweights like Mr. Udeme Ufot (of SO & U Advertising), Mr. Biodun Shobanjo (of Troyka Holdings), Prof. Pat Utomi (of Centre for Values and Leadership), Sir Steve Omojafor (of STB McCann), Dr. Gabriel Ogbechie (of Rainoil), Dr. Leo Stan Ekeh (of Zinox Computers), Mr. Lolu Akinwunmi (of Prima Garnet), Mrs. Nike Akande (former Minister of Industry), Barrister Taiwo Adeoluwa (immediate past Secretary to the Ogun State Government), Apostle Anselm Madubuko (of Revival Assembly), among many others. The event holds every June 19.
Benin Film Academy premieres ‘BFA Half Hour’ on TV
In a first of its kind, Benin Film Academy, ( BFA) will be going live on-air with a TV program called ‘BFA Half Hour’.
The TV series which will be launched in July 2019 on different Television stations both local and terrestrial is a brain-child of African’s most consistent Filmmaker, Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen.
The most unique thing about ‘BFA Half Hour’ is that, it will be produced, directed and packaged by graduants and students of the school which has been described as the gateway to the heart of Nollywood in Benin and other Niger-Deltan States.
Lancelot whose contribution to the human capital growth and development as well as advancement of Culture in the Niger/Delta region has attracted foreign interest said, “the aim of this new innovation is to show the capacity we instill on our students, the kind of training we give them and What they are capable of doing.
‘BFA Half Hour’ will debut in July ITV terrestrial channel 22 at 1pm on every Saturday and on satalite ITV o. GOTV channel 107 at 5pm.
BFA is situated on their permanent site at 69, Airport Road, GRA, Benin City and is in partnership with Igbinedion University, Benin City.
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