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Honest Trailers Is Celebrating Its Emmy Nomination By Making Fun Of Other Emmy Nominees

This March, the TV Academy decided to include a shortform category which is good news if you are a YouTuber. This category goes beyond YouTube producers to Adultswim artistes and other video making outlets available in today’s world. Among the nominees for an Emmy in the Short form category is the ScreenJunkies’ Honest Trailer series.

If you don’t already watch Honest Trailers then you haven’t been using YouTube like you should be. Honest Trailers takes everything disappointing in a movie and uses them to create an actual honest trailer of the movie complete with proper score, cinematic effects and actual movie narrations of the typical movie narrator guy. The channel has grown rapidly since its inception and has over 5.6 million subscribers. The ScreenJunkies brand has huge support from celebrities and just recently featured Ryan Reynolds in their Deadpool parody video.

 

So how does Honest Trailers celebrate their nomination? They create a trademark hilarious clip saying funny but true things about other Emmy nominees. This perhaps is the first time a nominee makes fun of other nominees if you discount animated comedy shows. Risky? Brilliant? Only time will tell.

NOBODY REALLY WATCHES THIS MANY SHOWS TBH, PERHAPS THEY HAVE A POINT.

"With more than 400 scripted shows on television, no voter on earth has time to watch them all, so instead of just voting for your friends this year...”

In the video above, Honest Trailers rips into all your favourite shows in typical ScreenJunkies manner and reveal details like the fact that Blackish is made by the creator of America's Next Top Model, or that two seasons into Better call Saul and everybody still calls him Jimmy isn't really working well with the title name.

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You’re Only As Good As Your Management Team

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream, a dream you dream together is reality” John Legend. 

Just like every business, the music business follows similar protocol; to turn a dream into a reality takes talent, time, determination and the right team. If you’re an up and coming artiste and you think of music as a 100 meter dash, you need to banish that thought. Behind every successful artiste, there is a cast of equally important people who play vital roles in keeping the artiste afloat. Think of it this way, there’s only so much an artiste can do, if you need to stay in the right frame of mind to make decent music, you need people handling the things that normally will get in your way. The simple truth is this; you’re only as good as your management team because if you begin your career alone, there will come a time you wouldn’t be prepared for the next level.

IYANYA MOVED HIS BUSINESS TO A MUSIC MANAGEMENT COMPANY NAMED “THE TEMPLE MANAGEMENT COMPANY”

We all know the Iyanya story. He announced on the 11th of July that he was leaving his record label. A label which he co-owns by the way. He set up Made Men Music Group MMMG in 2011 but due to problems with his manager and friend Ubi Franklin he decided to leave which confirms that no matter how big you get, the wrong team is the wrong team... Iyanya moved his business to a music management company named “Temple Management Company” much later.

And then there is Skales; the second half of the EME hopeful twins a couple of years ago. Late in May, Skale's Record label accused his manager of fraud. His Manager allegedly made off with 13 million naira. That’s what you get for doing business with the wrong set.

 

What exactly does a music management team do for you?

Having studied a handful of artistes, I noticed a trend; a lot of artistes would rather have a personal manager than have a team of fully committed members. That could work for you if you don’t have the platform to get into a music management company but it is very inefficient and rarely yields result... If you fall into that category, you could always build your own team.

A MUSIC MANAGEMENT TEAM ASSIGNS A PERSONAL MANAGER TO YOU BASED ON THEIR ANALYSIS OF YOU, YOUR MUSIC AND ITS NEEDS.

As mentioned earlier, a personal manager is a good idea but here is why you need a team. A music management team assigns a personal manager to you based on their analysis of you, your music and its needs.

A music management team also provides you with all the required publicity you need. They have the capacity to help with social media adverts, online promotions of your songs and shoots. A concert promoter if you get big enough to perform at specific gatherings is also provided for you.

Retail sales managers work or have the capacity to link you up with major music distribution means like the popular major markets that supply music. If you ever wonder why you see Wizkid’s albums or Davido’s music on the streets, this is the guy responsible and this guy will work closely with your management team.

ANOTHER REALLY IMPORTANT THING TO TAKE AWAY FROM THIS IS THE FACT THAT THEY HANDLE THE LEGAL ASPECT OF THINGS WHICH SAVES YOU A LOT.

A major part of any business is the money making part of it. The only way to test the profitability of your trade is to evaluate the amount of money it rakes in. When you do begin to make money, you have to keep making money faster than you spend it or end up like M.C. Hammer. A management company handles the business part of your work as they handle your finances and predict new ways to make more for you. Another really important thing to take away from this is the fact that they handle the legal aspect of things which saves you a lot.

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Every Active Kickass Torrent Mirror Is Actually Just A Dressed Up Piratebay

Since the arrest of Kickass torrents’ owner Artem Vaulin, there have been several mirror sites that have operated as make shift kickasses. At least that is what we think, yesterday I went in search of a particular file and I discovered the truth; the kickass torrent mirrors are in fact not mirrors at all but dressed up piratebays converting contents from the parent piratebay site to Kickass UI format. This deceptive little trick is really easy to notice and if you’re willing to find out, I’ll guide you.

So let’s pick a random searchword and run it through Kickass.mx; one of the last surviving supposed reincarnations of KAT.cr. Let us use “titanic” as an example.

This is what you would find under the results page on the supposed Kickass body double.

Now head over to piratebay and search the exact keywords, notice anything?

The results are the exact same thing arranged the same all the way to their seeders and leechers. I don’t know who thought this to be a good idea but that man deserves an award. I personally think Kickass got really popular because of its visual appeal hence the reason why piratebay is taking advantage of this.

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Successful People Are Sharing Their First Seven Jobs On Twitter And They’re Really Inspiring

So this is Nigeria and for the most part, we all probably had to take some degrading job at some point to earn extra cash. Over the weekend, we got to see how people made money early in life and some of the most inspiring stories came from those living the life now... obviously. These popular celebrities are living proof that where you start doesn’t really matter if you know what you’re doing.

WTH is a table sleeper?

Of course, everything is a joke to some people.

Stephen Colbert: Before the show, starring... Boring Jobs

House of Cards creator Beau had 14 jobs before finding fulfilment, what a life.

Greatest tweet EVER

These tweets were pretty awesome... I mean, I’m on my 3rd job now and I think I’ll be alright.

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Trump Or Clinton? Who Is Best For Nigeria

It’s nearly decision time in the United States and whether we like to admit it or not, that means it’s decision time for the rest of the world.

Nigerian reporter, one of my favourite internet hiding places shares its thoughts on how the campaigns and results could affect Nigeria.

The transition of democracy in Nigeria has brought about an improved bilateral relationship between Nigeria and the United States of America. The US has continued to support and rebuke the Nigerian government when necessary, as Nigeria consistently remains a pro-American nation.

According to the 2012 U.S. Global Leadership Report, 77% of Nigerians approve of U.S. leadership, with 9% disapproving and 14% uncertain, and according to a 2013 BBC World Service Poll, 59% of Nigerians view U.S. influence positively, with 29% expressing a negative view. According to a 2014 Global Opinion Poll, 69% of Nigerians view the U.S. favorably. An estimated one million Nigerians and Nigerian-Americans live, study, and work in the United States, while over 25,000 Americans live and work in Nigeria.

This report shows how important the Nigeria-U.S. relationship is, as Americans decide the start of a new political era.


"Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are hoping to occupy the oval office as the 45th President of the United states after the November polls. Each presidential candidate continues to plead his/her course during rallies, debates and conventions. Over the past few months they have shook hands, held babies, and been asked what is best for America moving forward. One of the most contended issues is how they intend to strengthen foreign relationships. Nigeria remains a close ally of the U.S., hence it is important to know whose policy would best favor our country.

Donald Trump, as a political figure, is a man who seems restive. The Republican presidential nominee has been so open with his immigration plans. He has promised to build walls to shut out immigrants, promised to create a deportation force, and he plans to re-negotiate trade deals and security aids to less privileged countries, he even threatened to deport Nigerians during a speech in Wichita, Kansas.

Hillary Clinton on the other hand seem to be Nigerians’ favorite, although not every Nigerian agrees. She has been in the political spotlight for decades hence, she’s believed to be a steady and safe hand in the White House. However, following the recent allegation from the Republican party about her inaction towards the Boko Haram crises leading to the kidnapping of school girls in northern Nigeria, many Nigerians have become skeptical about her presidency.

As Americans decide who will be occupying the White House for the next four years, Nigerians hope that their choice of president favors Nigeria and the international community at large."


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Source: NigerianReporter

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Another George R.R. Martin Show Is Around The Corner

The man who brought us the masterpiece that is Game of Thrones could have his works hanging around a lot longer than we expect. Having been announced that our beloved Game of Thrones would be coming to an end in 2018 with the coming seasons apparently shorter, a lot of fans have turned attention to other shows in preparation of the inevitable. However, news has gotten to us that George R.R. Martin is teaming up with Universal Cable Productions to bring us another fantasy world created by the genius.

The superhero show titled Wild Cards was created alongside Melinda M. Snodgrass in 1987 and according to verge is set in an alternate history which began following the outbreak of an alien virus that mutates its victims but survivors can be crippled or gain superhuman powers. The series spans over twenty anthologies, in which individual authors contribute short stories to a much larger narrative. Wild Cards was expected about 5 years ago when Syfy Films bought the screen rights for the movie adaptation but somehow, that didn’t materialize.

Martin mentioned he will not be involved in the show because of his exclusive deals with HBO however, his co-creator, Melinda will be one of the executive producers for the show.

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Why Everyone Is Talking About Stranger Things

I have to be completely honest, I usually don’t take television show recommendations from friends let alone twitter and the reason is simple; The Flash, Gotham and Empire, which was why I knew I was on to something when I took a particular interest in Stranger Things off a thread compiled by one of my followers. I saw the poster and immediately made a mental note to check it out. A couple of days went by without me implementing – much to the delight of my bad habit but just like in the show, something kept calling me; something I had no choice but to answer to. So with a heart full of hope and a head full of doubts I decided to binge watch this show and to my surprise, how good the episodes turned out to be left me agog for the next one.

Set in 1983 and filled with popular culture references, Stranger things enters the minds of four or would I say three geeky high school kids considering that one was abducted 15 minutes into the first episode by an alien from an alternate dimension opened by the scientists at Hawkins. This alien drags Will into a different dimension the kids call the “Upside Down” and they are left with trying to find a gate to the other dimension and save their friend who somehow still communicates with his mother Joyce.

Will’s mother Joyce is played by Winona Ryder who made no mistake in all 8 episodes. Joyce having lost her husband to the city stays alone with her two kids and has to work at a grocery store everyday even on Christmas and Thanksgiving Day to make sure the boys lacked nothing. Undoubtedly the star of the show so far, Joyce remained unhinged and edgy as expected and even when the show got crazy, it really never was anything near her own crazy. The scene where she had to take in two weeks advance to get Christmas lights in an attempt to communicate with her son remains one of my favourites. Thought crazy, Joyce was alone with no one to share her beliefs until Chief Police Hooper who lost his daughter to cancer earlier before the incident began stumbles upon the secret laboratory and blows their cover open. Hooper bonds with Joyce and they both begin a series of investigation which would lead to Will’s discovery.

There’s no way i can talk about this show without making mention of Eleven, aka L. It’s sweet when a character can win your heart with as little as 50 words all season; she barely said anything but her eyes did most of the talking.

Eleven was taken from her mother who was a volunteer in the Hawkin test programs. Unknown to her mother, she was pregnant at the time of the test and before L was born, she was taken away. She somehow develops super telekinesis abilities and is taken to be groomed into some weapon. She runs away through the sewer and finds herself mixed up with Will’s friends Lucas, Dustin and Mike to complete the quartet and assist in the search for Will.

You’d be surprised to find that in the middle of all this mess, there’s still the triangular love thing happening. Intelligent and attractive Nancy falls in love with charming bad boy Steve and during a party night she loses her tag along friend to the alien. In an attempt to find her, she teams up with nerdy-timid Jonathan Byers, Will’s brother and Steve gets jealous... LIKE C’MONNNN CAN’T YOU SEE THERE’S BIGGER FISH TO FRY?

The rest of the supporting characters really did a good job.

Everyone was brilliant. Lucas’ scepticism, Dustin’s appetite for adventure and other things, even mad scientist Dr. Martin Brenner was excellent. Although Netflix haven’t started the renewal process for a second season, I honestly can’t wait for this one to return.


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Why Men Desperately Need Feminism

Men and women are biologically, sexually and psychologically different and those are facts, facts beyond human argument. Coming down to economical, mental and political aspects which is in human reach, men and women still aren’t the same but the difference is they could be and they should, which leads us to the feminism movement purely centred on the equality of rights politically, socially and economically between men and women. Women have fought for feminism for almost 200 years with little or no help from men. But this article isn’t for women and it’s not for the ignorant men who have willingly refused to understand feminism, this is for the men who want to understand more and the men who are scared to be labelled feminists. This is what feminism means from the views of a man.

 

Gender Expectation

 

Male roles are centred in strength, honour and action, which are healthy themes, but they have all evolved as humans do to concepts such as arrogance, lack of conscience, violence, hyper aggression, objectifying sex and restricting emotions which all fall under the umbrella of hyper masculinity. Young boys are wounded by a world that demands them to be this invisible concepts but ever-present concepts. Emotional neglect is what lays the groundwork for emotional numbing which later explodes into a wild ego of hyper masculine misbehaviour i.e. rape, brutality, rage, discrimination, arrogance and wilful ignorance which are all normalized by people with phrases like “boys will be boys”. These boys become men and these men become responsible for the world. Feminism is a breath of fresh air, a window into the spectrum that gender roles fall into.

 

Rape Culture and Mental Health

 

3 out of every 10 men were molested as little children, 1 out of every 10 men has been raped and just 14% of men raped share their experiences. In 2014, 75% of suicides were committed by men, male to female teenage suicide is currently 3:1 and less than 40% of men who died of suicide ever had psychiatric help. Feminism is restructuring gender roles and helping us fine tune what masculinity is defined by. Current male gender roles force a man to always be strong even when he isn’t, to uphold the masculine themes of strength, power and impregnability. But that is a lie, sometimes men are weak and vulnerable and they need help. Vulnerability has been made to look like a limitation but it is purely a symptom that something needs to be handed more delicately. Feminism is also taking men to a higher standard. Women are inherently wrong when raped, wrong for being a woman, wrong for being at the wrong place at the wrong time but why are men allowed to be such savage animals, why aren’t their morals immediately questioned as opposed to the victim?  Instead of attacking the dress codes and morals of women, why do we not attack the vile behaviour of a man to defile a woman? If men take up the role of provider and protector why do we irrationally and unconsciously protect guilty men? Let the standard of feminism teach us better.

 

Income Inequality

 

Money is what gives us men the power that we have, it used to be physical power but now it is economical power and giving the right opportunities and a fair playing ground economical power is up for grabs to anyone. In Nigeria, statistics have shown that for every 1 naira made by a woman a man makes 1.08 naira more, though there have been a continuous increase in women who are now in the labour force there haven’t been an increase in women going to school which can be argued that men are encouraged and sponsored more to go to school than women are. Men with children are significantly paid more than women with children in fact statistically their pay reduces after childbirth. Tinuke (2013)

As fathers, brothers and sons we want the best for the women in our lives especially the women who sole breadwinners. Do not handicap women because in this time they carry the same economical and family burden a man carries but are still not eligible for the full economical profits. Let my mother, sister and daughter get what they deserve let them be able to support themselves and the men in their lives not because they have but because they want too. So many men have been forced into a life of crime because of the burden of responsibilities both men and women can share.

 

Parental Roles

 

gender roles proposed the current day roles and stereotypes when it comes to parenting. Women were boxed into the role of a domestic caregiver and housekeeper, which left men to be the provider and protector of the family. Thanks to feminism, women can strive to be just more than someone’s wife and someone’s mother, she can aspire to be anything under the sun though, yes, she will still have more obstacles than men would. Nonetheless there is still a stigma on single fathers and stay at home fathers. Fathers who question the idea of the sole custody of their children belonging to their mothers in a divorce, husbands who choose to sacrifice their careers to be a stay at home parent not because they have too but because they want too, fathers who have lost their wives and are pressured to remarry because only a woman can raise a child. Historically speaking yes women do make the best parents because of responsibility was forced on them and it is woven into how they are raised but if we can start to decimate the stigma of men taking on more domesticated paternal roles years to comes things would be much different.

This also applies to single mothers who are looked upon as incapable of keeping a man or labelled a careless slut, which in effect psychologically harms the sons they raise. As they see people subject their mother to stigma and pressure that impairs the way they view themselves and other women. Let feminism embolden men to not also be boxed into categories and stereotypes.

 

Feminism brings to the table the idea and notion that spectrums exist in the way we identify ourselves. There are no two sides to anything when it comes to human behaviour, there are 7 billion people on this earth and no 2 people act the same way so why do we let culture categorise people before they are even born, before they can even experience life. Human nature isn’t stagnant it is dynamic so social politics should be dynamic also. Feminism is the notion, which highlights that men are from earth, women are from earth deal with it and let everyone live.


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