Available right now on NETSHOP are some interesting books you won't regret spending time on.
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Available right now on NETShop are some interesting books you won’t regret spending time on.
1. A Very Good Bad Guy – The story of Innocent 2Face Idibia
Foreword: There is a contradiction about Innocent Ujah Idibia turning 40. His rich repertoire of songs and enduring international recognition is the envy of men twice that age, yet his deep understanding of the ever emerging global trends confounds those barely out of their diapers.
Love him or hate him, the man internationally recognized as 2Face Idibia, has long entered his name into the history books as one of the biggest artistes that ever came out of Africa.
His potential to conquer the world was evident in his days as a member of the Plantashun Boyz trinity. The all-boy music trio of Faze, Blackface and 2Face sent signals back in 2000 with their debut album, Body and Soul. The Remedies might have fanned the embers of a renewed pop culture in Nigeria with Sakomo, but it was the Plantashun Boyz that made it into a big ball of fire with their velvety smooth voices. And they didn’t have to use swear words or grab their crotch.
Editor: Ayeni Adekunle
2. Avant – Garde – The Cool DJ Jimmy Jatt Story
Foreword: I think all the Nigerian and West African DJs follow Jimmy Jatt. Jimmy Jatt is a legend and he is also a branding expert. I think people have to respect a man that transitioned through the technology, through the ages, through the sounds, and still stayed hot, still stayed on top and relevant. It didn’t happen by accident. It came from passion, hard work, dedication and consistency. Artists come and go. Jimmy Jatt is still here. You’ve got to give that up.
– Obi Asika, Founder, Storm Records.
Authors: Peju Akande and Toni Kan
3. Secrets Of The Streets – Teju BabyFace
Synopsis: While it is my hope that this book will provide answers for millions of young people across Africa who desire to have a successful career in the entertainment industry, it is more than just a book written to that industry. Even though the experiences are personal (of course), the principles remain universal and will be instructive for young people who desire success in any industry at all. Apart from crime.
I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Author: Teju ‘babyface’ Oyelakin.
4. Wanderings of a Rapidly Degenerating Mind
Foreword: It’s already five years since we launched Nigerian Entertainment Today, the multi platform ‘newspaper’ that reinvented how entertainment and celebrity lifestyle is covered in Nigeria. When our website thenet.ng launched on November 23, 2009, to be followed by the weekly paper on April 26, 2010, it was the beginning of many things: an opportunity to deliver a 24 hour channel for entertainment news in a country where you had to wait for the weekend pages. It was also an opportunity to determine whether indeed Nigerians cared for the kind of content we believed in or indeed, if it was possible, as we thought, to gather the kind of content that would sustain this kind of platform. Today, this is where we are: kicking off yet another venture, a travel into books. Many regularly read our content online and offline. But even more are those who may never have had the opportunity. Many have desired to have some particular contents in their libraries, in a format that supports storage. And there are those who just want company at home or on the go, and they deserve that little friend to talk to, that silly book to chat with ‘just for a couple of minutes’. That’s what you have – the NET Book Series, starting with ‘Wanderings’, is a book of entertainment to keep at home or take with you. Wanderings of a Rapidly Degenerating Mind is a careful collection of the greatest pieces by Chris who is not only an accomplished writer and filmmaker, but also the chairman of the editorial board of Nigerian Entertainment Today. As the title already tells you, the gentleman is not at all gentle. Not at all ‘well’. These are some of the works that made people insult him on Twitter; caused some to befriend him Facebook and made many decide he had a knot missing somewhere. The pieces are as varying as Chris’s interests, but the style, uniquely his. And it’s that style. I believe, that transforms every writing, from just another article, another column, into a movie – something that grabs you by the collar and makes you sit on the edge of you chair, until the final full stop. You know, something that makes you ask ‘oh, did he just say that?’ ‘Does that mean what I think it does?’ ‘Wait! OMG!’. And to be honest, most of these articles even have ‘Part 2’ and ‘Part 3’.
Chris is not well, I swear!
ATG, Lagos, Nigeria April 17, 2015.
Author: Chris Ihidero
5. With Love From The Grave
Synopsis: A dead guy strongly believes his wife murdered him. And since he’s not got much to do in the afterlife anyway, he decides to stalk her from Heaven to confirm his suspicion. Except, he is not ready for half of the things he discovers. With Love, From The Grave is a simple short story which poses one of the most controversial questions in modern times; What happens when The One stops being The One? Do you leave your marriage and find happiness or does commitment come first?
Author: Tomilola Coco Adeyemo
6. The Concept of Virality
Synopsis: BHM Research & Intelligence presents a research report, highlighting the concept of virality, with Nigerian hawker-turned-model Olajumoke Orisaguna as case study. The report, available for free on our website, attempts to provide lessons for public relations professionals, social and digital media marketers, creative agencies, brand managers and content teams. Why did she become so popular so fast? Why are some brands benefitting from associating with her, while others are being burnt? How can brands recognise opportunities to create, or latch on to moments and contents that can get the world talking? Should they even try? The report also looks at relevant case studies from her and abroad, from Rihanna and Sanam to Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) and Sterling Bank. This is a follow up on BHM R&I’s Nigeria PR Report, which was released globally on January 29th, 2016.
Author: BHM Research & Intelligence
7. Nigeria PR Report
If you look deeply into the affairs of the private and public sectors in Nigeria and indeed elsewhere across Africa, what presents, is an increasing intervention by PR to help communities and organizations and governments solve problems they thought were insurmountable. But there’s little data, if any, on how in-house PR teams and external consultancies are helping local and international brands make sense out of a chaotic business environment like Nigeria. You will go very far to see case studies on all the great work I’m aware have been done by Nigerian professionals on brands like Wole Soyinka, MTN Nigeria, Star Lager, Dangote, Indomie Noodles, Airtel and many others.
Author: BHM Research & Intelligence.
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