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Ekiti kete Canada is a non for profit organization registered in Canada by indigenes of Ekiti State from Nigeria.

The organization over the years has proven the power of unity yields ripple effects of socio-economic growth.

On the 3rd of July, 2022 the relief agency had the maiden edition of the Cultural food celebration. The food festival was a show case of culture, traditional food, traditional board games, children sports, dance, teenage engagements et al.

Xphrame Media documented the event which Canada events rating described as record breaking .

The turnout was massive, the varieties of food was impressive, the organizational set up was topnotch, the systematic event agenda switch was superlative, the sacrificial efforts of volunteer members were humongous, the team work was flawless and the atmosphere was love ridden.

Against the hot scorching sun at G Ross Lord Park, members defiled all odds to ensure a smooth free for all food festival. It was indeed a reunion and networking opportunity of a sort for the community.

Special delicacies, soups and dishes affiliated with the homo-cultural people of Ekiti state were on display and freshly made. Ekiti people are popularly known for their love for pounded yam. They were mortar and pestle to pound yam and numerous other meals. There was freshly made barbeques and grilled hot dogs, roasted corn, freshly made Nigerian Jollof rice etc.

The event witnessed attendance of other communities in Canada and was described by the Canada event ratings as a successful all inclusive event promoting diversity.

In a chat with the Public relations officer of the organization, Mr. Tokaseen, he ascribed the success of the event to the management and leadership efforts. He said the president, Mr. Adeshina and his executives worked tirelessly to ensure the success of the event. He further added the Board of directors led by Hon. Olatoye and other senior members support played a vital role to the association as whole.

During the event the President and Board members thanked a long outstanding supporter of the organization- Constable Ojo. Constable Ojo has over the past 17 years been consistently  supportive in gifts donation to the association.

The children had fun with varieties of games, competitions and agenda’s which engaged them. Once again, Ekiti kete Canada made history, pulling their strength in unison hosting the first ever most attended, most organized and most successful outdoor cultural food festival.

Xphrame media congratulates the organization.

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The Lavazza IncluCity Festival Announces its 2022 Official Lineup

Mahalia Jackson, Steadfast, and This, Your Lagos to Headline Festival

Special appearances by director Wale Ojo and the Hon. Dr. Jean Augustine

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 TORONTO – The Lavazza IncluCity Festival, organized by ICFF, is thrilled to feature an extensive international line-up to showcase this year at The Distillery Historic District. Beginning on June 27 to July 16, the Lavazza IncluCity will play host to some of the most prestigious stars, special guests and VIPs. Thanks to the partnership with The Distillery Historic District and the collaboration with CHIN Radio, the festival will present an entertainment experience like no other in Toronto, with countless in-person initiatives for everyone and many guest stars in attendance.        

ICFF is very excited to announce the presence of director Wale Ojo to present his film This, Your Lagos. Ojo’s film follows the story of William Ashbee and his return to the city of Lagos, Nigeria two years after he has left. In a documentary of exploration, boundary-breaking and self-reflection, William learns about the interconnectedness of the social classes that make up the city. On July 10, Wale Ojo will join ICFF in the Distillery to present his first ever documentary film. In-conversation with Wale Ojo will precede the screening ft. Isioro T. Jaboro, Sonia Aimy, Toka Mcbaror, Isoken Ibie, Akeem Ogunmilade and entertainment by JBWAI.

 

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The Lavazza IncluCity Festival is proud to celebrate and promote films from Black creatives about their stories and featuring their perspectives, highlighting their talents, and astounding contributions to the filmmaking world. As part of our multicultural mandates, the Lavazza IncluCity is proud to partner with African Women Acting AWA to include the American, Canadian and Nigerian communities in our film festival. We cannot wait to welcome our esteemed guests to Toronto this summer.

 

ICFF is proud to partner with Rogers Communications, ICFF Official Communication Partner, and Christie® for the 2022 edition of the Lavazza IncluCity Festival.

 

Tickets are on sale at AudienceView Professional (ovationtix.com)

 

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Instagram: @icffcanada

Twitter/Facebook: @ICFFCanada

#ICFF22 #LavazzaIncluCity22 #DistilleryIncluCity

 

For more information or to request interviews, please contact:

 

ICFF:

Sonia Aimy, ICFF Black/African Program Coordinator

saimyarts@gmail.com

https://icff.ca/

437-216-9296

 

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Pride makes us artificial, and humility makes us real. According to Thomas Merton.

For those who have met the chubby, handsome Nigerian Canadian Oderinde Qasim Abiola you will agree he is an epitome of humility.

He is a serial entrepreneur who has masterminded a lot of catalysts in the Nigerian entertainment industry and in the diaspora.

Hunter as he is popularly called started show business far back in the late 90’s as one of Nigeria's youngest film marketers in the early stage of Nollywood.

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He is a one of the pioneer members of the unique movie producers and marketers’ association of Nigeria.

Hunter, as a promoter, has successfully managed lots of international events in different countries.

He has done lots of successful events in Canada before covid era. They include; Kizz Daniel in Montreal,  boat cruise and  host of Nigeria's ‘A’-list celebrities.

His streak in 2022 has been a huge success. Back-to-back, one would say: the socialite who went on tour during his last vacation to the United Kingdom

, UAR, USA promised Nigerians resident in Canada the summer will

4jpg be fun. True to his words, Hunter TV has changed the narratives in event management and promotions.

He started with the tour that had award winning Nigerian comedians, Kenny black and MC Funny bones around different provinces and cities in Canada. Immediately after that he had a boat cruise tagged club on the sea, and within a month brought Wasiu Alabi Pasuma to Canada.

One amazing trend with this series of events was the support he got from the community and all the events got sold out.

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 No doubt Hunter and his team deserved the awards category.

Oderinde Qasim Abiola, the CEO of Hunter TV Africa has proven he is an exceptional promoter and has established himself as a force to reckon with.

The astute Muslim devotee is happily married with kids.

Xphrame Media wishes Hunter and his team the best of years ahead



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Xphrame Media in this article specially greets all Muslim faithful's, as the day marks the beginning of the Ramadan period.

This episode of the Top 5 GTA community gist’s in March 2022 comes with a painful loss of a Nigerian Canadian actress.

Well, like the living will say: life goes on, we shall all leave someday.

Grab your popcorn and relish the updates we bring to you, don’t forget to contact us via email if you have any contributions at info@xphramemedia.com.

Iyawo Olue celebrated her late mothers one year remembrance in grand style.

Toyin Shokoya popularly know as Aya Olue celebrated the one-year remembrance of her late mother Chief Mrs. Olufunmilayo Shokoya ins grand style on the 19th of March 2022 at the Manhiya Convention center, 95 Eddystone Avenue in Toronto.


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The socialite, event promoter and CEO of Tee world entertainment said beautiful things about her late mother and appreciated the massive community turn out. It was a great evening with live band performance, a lot to eat and drink and a DJ.

 

Nigerian Canadian actress, Afolashade Abisoye Quadri buried amidst tears.

It was shocking news to friends and families of Afolashade Abisoye Quadri in the early hours of 17th March 2022 as the news of her death filtered unbelievably through the community. Friends had to drive down to the Kitchener home of the delectable actor cum entrepreneur to confirm the news.


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The prominent and articulate thespian passed on in her sleep few weeks after her birthday. Afolashade Abisoye Quadri was born February 11th, 1982, she was a beautiful soul, hardworking and creative.

She was buried on the 24th of March,2022 at the Bernardo Funeral home amidst tears of loved ones. She will be greatly missed. Rest on Shade.

ABODE community celebrated art against racism event with Ghana King

It was unique and spectacular virtual gathering organized by ABODE community services, with the theme Art against Racism. The virtual event had artistes’ performance and cultural display by Iyameto productions. The highlight was the attendance of the King of Ghana and his Queen. The Monarch spoke about the rich culture of the gold coast and thanked the organizers of the event.

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Abode Community Service Centre (ACSC) is a non-profit organization empowering vulnerable black communities with equitable access to food, social connectedness and healthcare promotions.

Top Nigerian comedy/entertainment stars endorses De don unblended in Canada

Mr. Iruvwe Okeremute popularly know as De don seems to be underrated in the Nigerian comedy circle, the intelligent comedian has made history in the Canadian comedy industry. His forthcoming comedy event promotions has redefined his personality and position in the industry. He has done an unprecedented act going by the status of great Nigerian comedians that has shown support for his April Canada -Toronto and Calgary show tagged De don unblended.


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Great Nigerian stars like Bovi, Okey Bakassi, Teju baby face, African China, Koffi de guru, destalker, Eboh Bomb and a host of others have proudly said great things about the Nigerian Canadian comedy act that speaks volume about his creativity and respect in the international comedy industry.

The tickets are still on sale, and we encourage you all to come and experience the event.

 

Jimi Alasela announces 2022 date for the 5th All white Toronto Boat Cruise.

Multi talented CEO of 24-7 Lounge and restaurant located at 106 Humber college boulevard Toronto in a press release stated that the much-awaited 2022 5th edition of all white boat cruise will hold on the 9th of July 2022.

The event is packaged by Alashk Heritage promotions, they are the pioneer organizers of all white boat cruise event.

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We asked how the 5th edition will look like and he said this year’s edition will be best. He said all attendees will get value for their money and a lasting memory. He added dinner will be served, they will be bottle services and expect 2 DJ’S and MC’s. He encouraged that celebrant can book tables on the boat for unlimited fun. For further information please call 647-864-4912

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SPRING GOODNEWS

There has been the news all over our community of the Employers wages subsidy, some quarters have received the news with skepticism while the smart ones has keyed into and already started benefiting.

In this article Xphrame media blog brings the details with the intention to clarify the simple process.

For readers who are not employers you are advised at this point to just share with your network who are active employers and seeking to recruit employees, this is because it gets juicy and tempting from this point.

Come to think of it, we all agree Canada is a working system with positive governance goals and we are gradually getting into the post covid era, congratulations we are all alive as survivors, the pandemic has gone with a lot of our loved ones.

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Straight to business, the wage subsidy program is designed to help employers facing difficulty in recruiting a well trained and passionate workforce. The LDATD is a not-for-profit organization funded to actualize this subsidy program.

The subsidy program will help you get well trained and certified employees, and they will be formally recruited into your business to work for you. The employees are paid by the organization for the first 3 months via your formal pay system, which literally means you are saving on wages for 3 months.

It gets more interesting to find out that there is a whooping free $1500 you are entitled to when you attend just one edition of the employer’s workshop. This will help you further with your business needs.

The icing is that you are not mandated to keep the employees if after the 3 months you realize that you are unable to keep up with the payment. I will stop here and trust the smart ones to key into this opportunity.

Before I round off, your business must be registered and have a payroll system.

To benefit from this simply call 647-868-1357 to benefit from this subsidy.


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