Obaranda is Giving Life to Every Day Nigerian Moments

Obaranda is Giving Life to Every Day Nigerian Moments

One young Nigerian Illustrationist/Cartoonist, Justin Irabor is drawing Organic attention to himself through his weekly comic series on Obaranda. Heavily clothed in Humour and delivered with the most unpredictable satire, in less than one year, Justin has kept a fast growing number of his fans and followers coming back to his Obaranda yard. With characteristic bright pop colours, Justin is telling everyday relatable Nigerian stories in the most amazing way.

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New South African Drama Series to Run Only on WhatsApp

New South African Drama Series to Run Only on WhatsApp

South African Veteran Scriptwriter, Bongi Ndaba has written a new drama which would run for six whole week on whatsapp. The show will be open to all smartphone users all around the world. Uk’shona Kwelanga, the new drama series which began on Monday, 5th June has some of the South Africa’s favourite soapie actors. This is a first of its kind in South Africa.

Starting from Monday, the story began in a Whatsapp group as a fictional family’s funeral arrangements unfold via text, voice notes and video. Interested viewers are invited into the group as subscribers. Subscribes who follow the conversations on text, photo, voice notes and videos formats do not contribute to the plot, they are as “flies on the wall”.

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Africa Check: How to separate fact from fiction

A NONPROFIT ORGANISATION IS HELPING AFRICANS SEPARATE FACT FROM FICTION (ONLINE AND OFFLINE) IN AN INTERESTING WAY. FIND OUT HOW. 

2017 is the unofficial year of alternative facts and fake news. The world is left scrambling through real and fake news. One of the greatest challenges facing the new Africa is the availability of statistics, data and real credible hard facts at the disposal of the general public. A non-profit organization took up the task back in 2012 in helping Africa out of the dark ages of misinformation. The organization is working to raise the quality of information available to the public.

Today Africa Check is a sure online repository, bursting myths, checking facts and clearing doubts through open data born out of research. Africa Check was devised by the development arm of the international news agency AFP. Since 2012, Africa Check has produced numerous reports in English and French language, serving Anglophone and Francophone Africa with handy reports for testing claims made by public figures, institutions and the media against the best available evidence.

Africa Check focuses on issues related to Africa and Africans while promoting accuracy in public debate across the continent. With offices in South Africa, Senegal and the United Kingdom, the organization is spreading into Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Kenya.

Leveraging on the internet through their website and social media, Africa Check allows the public to submit topics, figures, facts and information that they would like to be checked and researched. Once the submission is in line with the organization’s guideline, a detailed report will be produced and made public in response to the submission made.

This is an interesting way out of misinformation and fake news in the world today. Next time you have an shaky fact to confirm, feel free to hit up the Africa Check website for confirmation.

 

We Love Kenny G's Meme Reinvention

MEMES ARE FUN, THEY SAY THINGS WE MAY NEVER FIND WORDS TO SAY. KENNY G IS SCHOOLING THE WHOLE WORLD ON THE ACT OF MEMEOLOGY IN A WAY NO ONE HAS EVER TRIED. FIND OUT HOW. 

They say a photo says more than a thousand words. Memes play a big role in online communication, especially on social media. Meme as a communication tool has remained relevant even today considering as the internet has proven a preference of visual aid in communication then just text and words.

Kenny G, the popular Jazz musician who makes magic on the sax, recently took the internet by storm by graciously giving himself up as a Meme. Never has any personality submitted himself in first person as a Meme and this is sweeping the internet by storm. With each photo capturing the right humour, Kenny G is gathering global engagement and is marketing himself in a way no other celebrity has explored.

The interesting thing about Kenny G’s meme-nnovation and why it is gathering interest is its accuracy in expression, easily consumable themes, all easily relatable, funny, witty and clever. This shows a high level of consciousness in content creation, execution and most importantly commendable hard work.

Today in 2017, the somewhat old and maybe forgotten Jazz sweetheart is stealing the heart of a new audience of millennials via his twitter page, this can only create a sure ripple effect in increased download and streaming of his works. Kenny G is teaching us new ways of doing things in a way we have never explored. We expect other personalities and perhaps brands to adopt this first person narrative of meme-nnovation in marketing. 

Yes! We love Yetunde Ogundipe’s Stop Motion Animation

WITH AN EASY GIRL-NEXT-DOOR APPROACH, YETUNDE OGUNDIPE IS TELLING EXICTING STORIES WITH HER STOP MOTION ANIMATIONS. YOU SHOULD CHECK HER OUT.  

Stop Motion Animation may not be much of a thing in the Nigerian media, marketing and communication space today but a young lady, Yetunde Ogundipe is doing her bit, one animation at a time to add the baby steps pushing the art ahead in Nigeria. Though the world is getting hooked on CGI and other related technologies, Stop motion animation has remained relevant till date and is yet to gain its grounds in Nigeria and Africa. 

Yetunde, a content creator, filmmaker and video producer started her creative career advertising but veered off into production. 6 years ago while on holidays, she stumbled upon the magic of Stop Motion animation and has since then settled into it as her field of specialization. With a passion for telling unique stories, she develops exciting Stop Motion Animation for brands, products, people, their and experiences.

Stop motion celebrated 116 years in video content production and the world has enjoyed this content since its "accidental discovery". Boundary-pushing films like Anomalisa and Kubo And The Two Strings are the game changers today.

Check out some of Yetunde’s exciting works below: