Podcast

LBW 029: Meet Chike Nwoffiah, Founder of the Silicon Valley African Film Festival

Chike Nwoffiah, founder of the Silicon Valley African Film Festival, is a graduate of the University of Lagos, Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business INM program and the Hollywood Film Institute. An award winning filmmaker, director and educator, he has received numerous prestigious awards and recognition for his work and contributions to the creative arts. He is a past president of Mountain View Television and currently serves on the boards of the Arts Council Silicon Valley, Chamber of Commerce Mountain View Education Foundation; Alliance for California Traditional Arts, and African Diaspora Network. Nwoffiah was listed as one of the “Top Ten Most Influential African Americans” in the San Francisco Bay Area by CityFlight Magazine in 2000. Chike Nwoffiah is a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum – Silicon Valley and an adjunct professor at Menlo College in Atherton, California where he teaches African and African American History.

He is a guest on the 29th episode of the Ladybrille Woman Podcast Show where he discusses the 6th Annual Silicon Valley African Film Festival. The event takes place October 16-18, 2015.

Ladybrille is a proud sponsor of the 6th Annual Silicon Valley African Film Festival. 

Where to Find Info. About the Silicon Valley African Film Festival.

http://www.svaff.org

Where to Find Chike Nwoffiah

http://www.svaff.org

About the Ladybrille Woman Show

The LADYBRILLE WOMAN Show is the pioneer show for celebrating the brilliant woman (Ladybrille) and shinning the spotlight on African women entrepreneurs. The show features inspiring interviews from entrepreneurs with a heavy focus on women entrepreneurs. It also focuses on fashion law, marketing and promotions and business strategies. 

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LBW 028: Meet Bola Aduwo, Nollywood Screenwriter and Ladybrille Woman of the Month October 2015


Raised in the same household as her famed fashion designer cousin, Duro Olowu, after her father died in a car accident, Bola Aduwo is a screen writer, writer, publicist and trained broadcaster who worked as a producer in Nigeria’s foremost radio station Radio Nigeria (Kapital FM Abuja). Aduwo discovered her flair for writing after her former class mate Emem Isong (Nollywood’s leading producer), made her realize her gift of writing.

Aduwo would later team up with Isong to co-write many Nollywood hit screen plays such as ‘A Minute to Midnite'(1997), ‘Hit & Run'(1998) and ‘For Real.’ In 2005, Aduwo left her job with the Nigerian government in Abuja (the nation’s capital), moved to Lagos (the entertainment capital of the country) and decided to pursue her passion for writing. She has since co-written even more successful screenplays such as ‘Reloaded,’ ‘Guilty Pleasures,’  ‘Bursting Out,’ and ‘I’ll Take My Chances.’ In recent times, she wrote ‘Code of Silence,’ a film now screening in theaters across Nigeria and available online which deals with rape. Aduwo is also an avid blogger and a publicist. She is Ladybrille Magazine Woman of the Month for October 2015, and she joins host Ms. Uduak to discuss her career trajectory so far and the business of writing in Nollywood. Listen and share. 

Where to Find Bola Aduwo

Twitter: Bola Aduwo

Facebook: Bola Aduwo

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Make up by BeeSee Makeovers

Head wrap, earrings & neck piece by Nse Benita B-Joseph of LaBennis Creations

Photography by Hakeem Salaam

About the Ladybrille Woman Show

The LADYBRILLE WOMAN Show is the pioneer show for celebrating the brilliant woman (Ladybrille) and shinning the spotlight on African women entrepreneurs. The show features inspiring interviews from entrepreneurs with a heavy focus on women entrepreneurs. It also focuses on fashion law, marketing and promotions and business strategies. 

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LBW 027: Meet Jodie Blum, Hollywood Executive Brand Manager and Ladybrille Woman of the Month September 2015

Jodie Blum is a results driven leader who excels in executive brand management, programming and event/cause marketing solutions that influence funding decisions. An influential connector and builder of long term high profile relationships, she has continuously raised standards to maximize brand awareness and marketing initiatives.

Over the past 15 years, Jodie has designed and implemented the charitable efforts and foundations for an Academy Award winning director/actor, an NFL Hall of Famer and Grammy winning Hip Hop Artist. Most recently, Jodie held the position of Executive Director of GRAMMY U at The Recording Academy, known best for the GRAMMY Awards. Jodie lent her talents in developing a unique and fast-growing community of college students, who were pursuing a career in the recording industry. Working with game changers and industry icons to provide unique and cutting edge programming in order to help shape the future of an evolving music landscape.

Jodie created Image of Change, a collective philanthropic agency of like-minded high- profile humanitarians to effectively and responsibly maximize their charitable efforts. She also launched and served as the Executive Director of The Common Ground Foundation with artist/ actor “Common”, as well as owned her own successful company specializing in non profit consulting, fundraising and special events. As the Executive Director for The Common Ground Foundation, she received an Emmy nomination for her “A Minute” campaign around HIV/AIDS testing in 2006, developed The Corner Book Club- the first online book club for teenagers and established partnerships with top level brands such as Cartier, American Airlines, Best Buy, Coca-Cola and many more.

Jodie also serves on the Board of Directors for The Compound Foundation, a national organization founded in 2007 by artist Ne-Yo to enhance the well-being of youth growing up in foster care and group homes.

Where to Find Jodie Blue

Jodie Blum

About the Ladybrille Woman Show

The LADYBRILLE WOMAN Show is the pioneer show for celebrating the brilliant woman (Ladybrille) and shinning the spotlight on African women entrepreneurs. The show features inspiring interviews from entrepreneurs with a heavy focus on women entrepreneurs. It also focuses on fashion law, marketing and promotions and business strategies. 

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LBW 026: (Exclusive Interview) Priscilla Chigariro-Gessen Sets the Record Straight on Zimbabwe Fashion Week

In 2009 Priscilla Chigariro-Gessen founded Zimbabwe Fashion Week. Six years later, Chigariro-Gessen finds herself and her brand in the middle of a controversial dispute between her and a third party service provider (Jennifer Deiner of Group of Creatives) that she contracted with to help produce Zimbabwe Fashion Week. Deiner is the wife of the renowned …