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Actor, Portia Freelove, Is The Main Protagonist In A New Book – MY COMPANION



Following the successful release of his debut novel titled Beyond The Grave in 2017, Ghanaian actor, writer and author Isaac Kofi Arthur is out with a new masterpiece aptly captioned “My Companion”. The storyline follows a young pretty lady called Ohemaa Nyarkoa Rockson (played by Portia Kelly Freelove who thought her beauty alone is what will make her whole life complete, little did she know that there is more to that.

She finds herself in a beautiful marriage she had always dreamt of. The marriage is thrown on rocks and her beauty alone is not enough to save her.

In an era where men are naturally attracted to women who are good home managers, what will happen to Ohemaa Nyarkoa as she faces this muddle in her marriage? Will her helpmeet break his “for better, for worse” vows or will he be a man of his words when he finds out about his wife’s woeful inability to perform simple home tasks? He who finds a wife, finds a good thing – but what if she is not good at all?

This is ” MY COMPANION ,” the other side of marriage.

Not to bore you with details, grab a copy and read for yourself. It’s a must read. The novel which also will be put in a movie in the nearby future is available at these places for sale.

  1. PAWA House, Ghana Association of Writers. Contact 0302732019 | 0240377980 | 0542330395
  2. Amazon in Paperback & Kindle editions
  3. Tema Comm 11BookShop near Datus School. Contact: 0553440043
  4. Print Innovation Contact: 0267771670 | 0551298311 Or whatsapp Isaac Kofi Arthur on 0246518593 or 0268334938

Portia Freelove is an Actor and Brand Influencer featured in the popular TV3 programme “Date Rush” where she felt bitter after she got turned down by one of the potential (boyfriend’s) during the set. The incident went viral on social media Portia Freelove couldn’t contain it and burst into tears in a viral video.

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ENSLAVED: A Samuel Jackson Docuseries Shedding New Light On 400 Years Of Human Trafficking From Africa Premiered



Samuel L. Jackson’s latest project, a docuseries which is looking to shed new light on 400 years of human trafficking from Africa to the New World, has been premiered. In this six-partere, the series uses a DNA test to identify Jackson’s ancestral tribe and trace his personal journey from the U.S. to Gabon for his induction into the Benga tribe. It was originally slated to debut this summer.

Each episode follows three stories: Jackson’s personal journey; the search for a sunken slave ship; and an “historical investigation” by “investigative archaeologist” Simcha Jacobovici and British writer/TV commentator Afua Hirsch. The first episode opens with Jackson’s trip to the vast country of Gabon, on the west coast of central Africa.

The show has used new diving technology to locate and examine sunken slave ships in the UK, the Caribbean and Florida, retrieving information and underwater artifacts that help reveal more about the transatlantic slave trade.

Fremantle has sold the show to 130 territories, including HISTOIRE TV (France), HISTORY (Germany), Movistar+ and RTVE (Spain), HBO Portugal (Portugal), BBC Earth (Poland), Discovery Film and Spektrum (Eastern Europe), Cosmote (Greece), BBC Persian (MENA), National Geographic (Latin America), M-Net (Africa, South Africa) and Cable & Wireless (Caribbean). The deals follows BBC Two picking up UK rights last month.

“Enslaved” is a Canada/U.K. co-production between Toronto-based Associated Producers and London-based Cornelia Street Productions. It is produced in association with Anonymous Content, along with UppiTV, Samuel and LaTanya Jackson’s production company. Fremantle holds the global distribution rights. “Enslaved” was produced with the participation of Rogers Cable Network Fund and Canada Media Fund, with the assistance of the Canadian Film or Video Tax Credit and the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit.

The series is directed by Simcha Jacobovici. It is executive produced by Jackson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Eli Selden, Rob Lee, Simcha Jacobovici, Ric Esther Bienstock, Sarah Sapper and Yaron Niski. Producers are Ric Esther Bienstock, Sarah Sapper and Felix Golubev.

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“Poacher” Becomes The First Kenyan Movie To Stream On Netflix [WATCH TRAILER]



The ‘Poacher’; a movie which seeks to highlight the significant international issue of illegal ivory trade by addressing the plight of Africa’s endangered elephant population is set to premiere on global american movie streaming service – Netflix on September 30. The Kenyan/British short film tells the story of a desperate farmer who runs into trouble after stealing a stash of illicit blood ivory from a gang of international terrorists.

It was filmed over six days in the Tsavo West National Park to the South East of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. The production involved over 30 cast and crew members. Director Tom Whitworth teased the first official still of the film on April 10 2018,announcing that cinematography was by Nathan Prior and Ishmael Azeli. It seems the short film was originally envisioned as a TV drama.

Poacher was released in August 2018, having been screened at the Short To The Point (STTP) Festival, and been selected for a Best Editing Award. The film premiered in Kenya at the ANGA IMAX Theatre on 10 November 2018 at the Kalasha International Film Awards in Nairobi. The film has also screened at the 2018 Moscow Shorts International Short Film Festival in September 2018 in Moscow.

It won the award for Best Short Film at the 8th Kalasha TV & Film Awards held in Nairobi on November 24, 2018, and bagged nominations for the Best Director, Best Director of Photography, Best Supporting Actor in a Film and Best Actor in a Film.

Ivory trade, which is the film’s premise, is fuelling catastrophic declines in the elephant and rhino populations in Kenya, Tanzania and throughout Africa. According to a UN report, weak governance and corruption have exacerbated the poaching crisis. At the same time, poverty has helped organised criminal elements recruit, bribe, and threaten locals, underpaid police, military personnel, and wildlife rangers to participate in wildlife crime.

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A Feature Film Centering On The “Jerusalema” Dance Craze Is Set To Premiere



Shot over two days on a custom-built set at Cape Town Film Studios, hundreds of South African actors and crew members will, on Thursday, unite to make a two-element; a scripted narrative and a mass dance sequence feature film centering on the “Jerusalema” dance craze that has swept the world, according to reports by Variety.

The film, directed by Calvin Hayward alongside Abongwe L.Booi, and produced by Cheryl Eatock and James Muringani, coincides with Heritage Day, which celebrates the Rainbow Nation’s multiple cultures. In the mass dance sequence, performers will dance to “Jerusalema,” the upbeat gospel-inspired song, which features the voice of singer Nomcebo Zikode and was produced by Master KG.

The project has received product and facilities sponsorship from Cape Town Film Studios, Media Film Service, The Refinery, Panavision, Film Afrika Fresh Unit Logistics, Steers, Debonairs Pizza, Fleet Star, Sterling Logistics, Bluewater, and CCPP Equipment Rental, as well as the support of local government in Cape Town and regional org Wesgro.

The official video of “Jerusalema” has pulled in more than 160 million views on social media since its premiere on YouTube in December. It has sparked a global viral dance challenge that started in Angola when a group of friends recorded a video of the dance choreography. Enthusiasts around the world – from frontline health workers in a Sweden hospital to priests in Italy – have shared posts of their versions of the dance. Early this month, “Jerusalema” became the world’s most Shazamed song.

South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa, gave the dance challenge his backing during a televised COVID-19 update last week. He encouraged all South Africans to perform the dance challenge on Heritage Day.

He said “Jerusalema” was “a song I love so much,” adding: “I urge you to take up this challenge and show the world what we are capable of.” He said it symbolized what South Africa had managed to achieve combating the pandemic.

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Burna Boy To Perform At The Premiere of “Nations United: Urgent Solutions for Urgent Times” Film By The UN



An intergovernmental organization that aims to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations; The United Nations is set to premier a 30-minute film entitled “Nations United: Urgent Solutions for Urgent Times” promoting actions to tackle the world’s biggest issues from the COVID-19 pandemic to poverty and inequality.

According to the UN, the film, which is set for broadcast globally, and will premiere on the UN YouTube channel on Sept. 19 at 09:00 EDT (13:00 GMT), sets out the actions needed to build a better world as the coronavirus pandemic threatens global progress to end extreme poverty, achieve gender equality, promote human rights, tackle injustice and address climate change.

Created by the United Nations on its 75th Anniversary and to mark five years since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, and produced by 72 Films and writer and director Richard Curtis, the film will take audiences on a dynamic exploration of these hard times, the multiple tipping points the planet earth faces, and the interventions that could transform the world over the next 10 years.

It features a performance from Grammy-nominated singer Burna Boy, and a new version of a previous U.N. performance by Beyoncé as well as appearances by education campaigner and U.N. Messenger of Peace Malala Yousafzai, U.N. goodwill ambassadors Cheadle and actress Michelle Yeoh, and UNESCO special peace envoy Forest Whitaker.

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres and Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed also appear in the film. And the U.N. said Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts will host a radio broadcast and podcast version of the show.

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