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Urban Jazz Radio Presenter Opportunity

Young men and women needed to host  a Nollywood industry show on Urban Jazz Radio. As well as hosting the radio show you would also be required to represent the station at Nollywood  red carpet premieres interviewing the stars.

All applicants must have a hard work ethic and keen interest in  the African film and music industry.

For further information call 07939352164, or email info@urbanjazzradio.net 

 

 

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MEDIA WATCH: SUNDAY 24TH – FRIDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2017

SUNDAY

BBC World Service

12.06pm: Life After Life (Documentary)

The United States is the only country to sentence children to full life terms in prison. In many states, until recently, under-18s convicted of certain crimes were automatically locked up for life without the possibility of parole. But the US Supreme Court has now banned those mandatory sentences – and the approximately two thousand Americans who were given them stand a chance of getting out.

Elizabeth Davies travels to the United States to meet some of those given life sentences as teenagers. How are they dealing with the prospect of freedom after believing they’d spend their entire lives in prison? And how are those who’ve been released finding the outside world they’ve never experienced as adults?

The decision has not been universally welcomed. For many victims’ relatives the possible release of convicted murderers, however young they were when they committed their crime, is a slap in the face and an unwelcome unearthing of painful memories. And some in the law enforcement community question whether you can really know if someone has been truly rehabilitated – and whether, fundamentally, that should be the purpose of the American justice system.

BBC 2

11.15pm: Boyz N the Hood (1991)

A bright but underachieving teenager with a domineering single father strikes up a friendship with two brothers, and over time, the three young men each follow their own path – but a tragedy eventually leaves them facing a dangerous choice. Drama, starring Cuba Gooding Jr, Laurence Fishburne, Morris Chestnut and Ice Cube

MONDAY

BBC World Service

10.32pm: The Conversation-My Time in Public Office

Two former politicians reveal the realities of life in public office. They talk to Kim Chakanetsa about why they went into politics, what impact they had and why a thick skin is absolutely critical.

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is a Nigerian economist who served two terms as finance minister of Nigeria from 2003 to 2006 and from 2011 to 2015, having previously been a managing director at the World Bank. But holding political office was never part of her plan. Instead she was appointed to the role by the then president. She became the first female finance minister in Nigeria. She says her father had always impressed upon her the importance of doing one’s duty for one’s country, but now she’s left politics she enjoys the freedom of having more control over her life. She currently chairs the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI).

Lindiwe Mazibuko is a South African politician and former parliamentary leader of the Democratic Alliance. Lindiwe was elected to parliament aged 29, and was seen as a rising star of the party, but faced misogynistic attacks as her profile grew. She resigned her position in 2014, saying she wanted to pursue postgraduate studies at Harvard University in the US. She’s now writing a book about young people and public office, but hopes to return to front-line politics in a few years’ time.

BBC Radio 4

11pm: Word of Mouth – Malorie Blackman on Language

Malorie Blackman, author of Noughts and Crosses, talks in depth to Michael Rosen about language: the writing that has shaped her and how she’s used language in her own influential work. Her lifelong love ofreading was fostered by the libraries she went to as a child. If she had to choose between being a reader and being a writer, she says, she’d choose being a reader.. 

TUESDAY

BBC World Service

9.50am: Sporting Witness – Chioma Ajunwa: Making Olympic History

Nigerian athlete Chioma Ajunwa stunned the world at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996. Ajunwa returned from a doping ban to compete at the Games as a sprinter. But she was to make history competing in the long jump, for which she had done no training. Alex Last speaks to Chioma Ajunwa about her remarkable comeback.

BBC 1

10.45pm: The Insider: Reggie Yates – A Week in a Toxic Waste Dump New series.

The presenter heads to Ghana to live on one of the largest electronic waste dumps in the world – Accra’s notorious Agbogbloshie. He discovers first hand what life is like for the people who earn a living on the site.

 

FRIDAY

BBC 4

9pm: The Last Pirates- Britain’s Rebel DJ’s 

In the 1980s a new generation of pirate radio stations exploded on to Britain’s FM airwaves. Unlike their seafaring swinging 60s forerunners, these pirates broadcast from London’s estates and tower blocks tocreate a platform for black music in an era when it was shut out by legal radio and ignored by the mainstream music industry.

In the ensuing game of cat and mouse which played out on the rooftops of inner-city London across a whole decade, these rebel DJs used legal loopholes and technical trickery to stay one step ahead of the DTI enforcers who were tasked with bringing them down. And as their popularity grew they spearheaded a cultural movement bringing Britain’s first multicultural generation together under the banner of black music and club culture.

Presented by Rodney P, whose own career as a rapper would not have been possible without the lifeblood of pirate radio airplay, this film also presents an alternative history of Britain in the 1980s – a time of entrepreneurialism and social upheaval – with archive and music that celebrates a very different side of Thatcher’s Britain.

Featuring interviews with DJs, station owners and DTI enforcers – as well as some of the engineers who were the secret weapon in the pirate arsenal – this is the untold story of how Britain’s greatest generation of pirate radio broadcasters changed the soundtrack of modern Britain forever.

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News UK

VoxAfrica Named Channel Of The Year

VOXAFRICA THANKED their viewers and supporters following the TV station’s recent win at the 2017 African Pride Awards, which saw them pick up the title of African Channel Of The Year.

Other awards handed out on the night include the Lifetime Achievement Award, which was won by Congolese musician Awilo Longomba. 3ShotsOfTequila picked up an award for best Online Entertainment Platform Of The Year, Ghana Boyz for Best International Dance Group, Dboy Dayo for Radio Personality Of The Year, and DJ Selecta Maestro for Outstanding Disc Jockey Of The Year.

VoxAfrica Commercial Manager, Yvette Twagiramariya, said:

“Everybody is a winner. We all stand for one nation and that is Africa, and we know it takes a lot of passion, hard work and dedication to manage an African channel in the diaspora so shout out to all nominees – BEN TV, ROK TV, Trace TV, TVC, Nollywood TV and ABN.

“As you know, VoxAfrica’s vision is to promote the best image of Africa for Africans and the rest of the world. Thank you to our viewers and all members of the VoxAfrica team, who come in and work hard every day to ensure the best output.”

Using their Instagram account to thank everyone, VoxAfrica said:

“THANK YOUUUUUUU ALLL! VoxAfrica won UK BEST AFRICAN TV STATION 2017! Thank you to all our viewers, supporters, clients and partners. Thank you all.”

This year’s African Pride Awards, hosted by comedian Eddie Kadi, took place on August 13 at The Montcalm Hotel in London.

 

http://www.voice-online.co.uk/article/voxafrica-named-channel-year

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International News News

The Africa Channel launching SVOD offering

US-based The Africa Channel is launching a subscription video-on-demand service targeted at the African diaspora audience and others interested in Africa-themed content.

Demand Africa is being touted by the broadcaster as a global destination featuring lifestyle, travel and entertainment content, aimed at a globally aware audience with a passion for travel, lifestyle and an interest in new cultures.

The service will launch on October 1 and will feature shows about food such as DiYaWela and Africa on a Plate, travel-themed series such as TOP and 30 Min Tour, kids content such as Siyaya, music-oriented shows including Prince! Behind the Symbol and Africa Soundstage, culture shows such as Care for Color and African Masters and comedy shows including Africa Laughs.

The offering will be available on the web, on iOS and Android devices and via Roku, Apple TV, Android TV and Amazon Fire TV.

At launch, Demand Africa is expected to have over 300 hours of original and acquired content available, with more to be added later, including scripted TV series and movies.

The service will be available for US$6.99 in the US, with a discounted annual rate of US$69.99 available. Subscribers who sign up ahead of the launch will be entitled to a 50% discount for the first three months.

The Africa Channel and its production arm, TAC Studios, focuses on African-originated English-language television series, specials, documentaries, feature films, music, biographies and cultural and historical content.

The outfit is based in Los Angeles and is available in approximately seven million homes in North America and the Caribbean on cable systems including Comcast, Charter/Time Warner, Cox and those represented by the Caribbean Cable Cooperative.

http://www.digitaltveurope.net/743692/the-africa-channel-launching-svod-offering/

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Documentries

Young People in Agriculture- Zambia

This documentary profiles to young doctors who have given up on their medical careers to go into full time farming. It further looks at innervation’s the Zambian Government is putting in to create an enabling environment for young farmers amidst calls to diversify

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Online Shows

Startup Grind Lusaka hosts Maria Zileni Zaloumis (Tuzini Farms)

Startup Grind Lusaka presents Maria Zileni Zaloumis, CEO of Tuzini Farms Ltd. Maria discusses commercial tomato farming and running a business with medical precision.
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Chisha L Folotiya (Rhodes Park Group) Startup Grind Lusaka

Chisha Laurence Folotiya has been a leading and pioneering businessman in Zambia for the past 21 years. Educated in the UK, he graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from Nottingham University before returning back to Zambia to head the family and its business interests at the tender age of 23, following the death of his parents.

Under his leadership, the family businesses have grown into a diverse group with interests ranging across property, hospitality, trading and education (his largest holding operates Rhodes Park School, now Zambia’s largest private school).

He formed Mondo Music Corporation in 1999 as Zambia’s first professional record company, achieving great successes with a number of artists and releases that gained international recognition. He has previously been involved in radio, television and magazine publishing. In 2007, Folotiya founded Laurence Paul Investment Services Limited, an Investment Management, and Corporate Finance Advisory firm licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission. It operates Laurence Paul Unit Trust, which is among Zambia’s fastest growing and dynamic collective investment schemes. Having led Laurence Paul as Managing Director for its first five years, Chisha then stepped back into the role of Chairman. At the end of 2013, he sold his majority stake in Laurence Paul.

His main focus is now the overall strategic management and direction of the Rhodes Park School Group of companies, especially as the education holdings go through a period of accelerated growth with the creation and development of EduCorp, its new schools and the planned future listing on the LuSE.

This event was held on 27th April 2017. Interview by Shupekile Mwanza Chapter co director Startup Grind Lusaka

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Documentries

Hatzumy’s Fight: A Thirteen-Year-Old Girl Boxes in Cuba

In Cuba, where women are banned from competitive boxing, a thirteen-year-old girl steps into the ring.

Producer: Ora DeKornfeld and Emily Rhyne
Cinematographer: Ora DeKornfeld
Editor: Emily Rhyne

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Documentries

Faces Of Africa: The Jews of Madagascar

Madagascar is the new home for the world’s newest Jewish community. The country was colonized by France and they introduced Christianity which is practised by over 90% of its citizens. But in recent years, a group of Malagasy people led by Ashrey Dayves believe that one particular religion, Judaism, was the original religion in Madagascar. They have converted to Judaism and they hope to get many Malagasy join the religion and find their true roots.

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Afro-Brazilian business innovates to fight racism, promote equality

In Brazil, where Afro-Brazilians say racism and a centuries-old system have excluded them, a new movement to boost black-to-black business is emerging.