EMC3 Chairman & Entrepreneur BabaJallah Epega signs to EpegaMedia


EpegaMedia, who have worked with stalwarts and global brands like Ice T and Coco, Giancarlo Esposito, Gerard Butler, George Michael, Lenny Kravitz, CNN, BAFTA , The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, Rocket Pictures, Graham Moore, Matthew Reeve, Scott Maslen, Patsy Palmer and Donal MacIntyre, are delighted to welcome EMC3 Chairman & Entrepreneur Baba-Jallah Epega to the roster for exclusive international personal publicity representation.

Formative education for Baba was garnered at The King’s School in Canterbury and Queen Mary University in London, and with that solid background, and past work as a mathematician and banker, Baba has nurtured a successful global events company in EMC3, working with such major brand names as Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Cartier, Deutche Bank, the YPO (Young President’s Organization), Virgin and Conde Nast to name just a few. With main offices located in London, Baba has overseen the expansion of EMC3 with another main international outpost based in Lagos, Nigeria, together with satellite offices in the US and the Middle East.

Baba the go to person for Nigeria UK Marketing and knowledge of the thriving Art, Fashion, Music & Film scene in Lagos- pre & post elections, has featured on several media outlets including the BBC, CNN, Arise TV, and the Huffington Post including a number of other high profile online outlets. He is a prolific speaker and has hosted events with and for global conglomorates and special events from Switzerland to Spain to Brazil to the United Arab Emirates along with numerous other international destinations. He is a co-Founder along with the legendary broadcaster Julie Coker of The Richard Coker Foundation (https://richardcokerfoundation.wordpress.com/the-foundation-story/ )

– set up in memory of his cousin the late Film & TV Director Richard Coker-Enahoro – a charity which supports causes in the fight against Sickle Cell Anaemia and offers grants to help the less fortunate into education. Along with his siblings, he is also setting up The Ib Adoki-Epega Memorial Foundation : to honour the memory of his late mother who lost her life in a road accident – this charity will support causes that promote safety in travel and care in accident and emergency.

Currently based between the UK and Nigeria, he continues to forge ahead with global growth plans for the business, and generating a positive force in the world of business.





Baba on CNN : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Xf4Jne7QVU
Visit : http://www.emc3.eu  : Follow Baba  @BabaJallah


‘Birdman’ Wins Best Feature At Spirit Awards; Richard Linklater Best Director — Winners List


UPDATED with details:Birdman snagged Best Feature today at the 30th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards. The win in the final category gave it Julianne Moore Spirit Awardsthree trophies, breaking the four-way tie with Boyhood, Nightcrawler and Whiplash, the only other pics with multiple wins under the tent at Santa Monica beach. Birdman star Michael Keaton won Best Male Lead, and Julianne Moore cemented her Oscar front-runner status with the Best Female Lead win for Still Alice.

Richard Linklater won Best Director for his 12-years-in-the-making Boyhood, setting up an Academy Award showdown 30th-spirit-awards-logo-downloadwith Birdman helmer Alejandro G. Inarritu, who took the DGA Award two weeks ago. Linklater wasn’t at the ceremony, so Ethan Hawke — who has made eight films with the director including Boyhood — accepted for him. Two other Oscar favorites won the supporting acting hardware: J.K. Simmons for Whiplash and Patricia Arquette for Boyhood.

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‘Empire’ Ratings Rise Yet Again, ‘Mentalist’ Finale Down, ‘Modern Family’ Dips As Fox Wins Night


As they say, all good things must end and what goes up must go … well, in the case of Empire (5.1/15), up even more. With an investor showcase for the big IPO, last night’s “Our Dancing Days” episode was full tilt boogie with a killer performance and fall from Courtney Love’s Elle Dallas, some “Money For Nothing,” a medical revelation and Cookie stepping up to the podium literally and figuratively. The Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard led drama was also amazingly up 6.2 % among adults 18-49. While not the biggest jump from week to week, (that would be the 10% rise from Week 2 to Week 3) that is the sixth consecutive uptick for Empire since the very strong 3.8 of its January 7 debut. Easily the highest rated show of the night at near sports or stratospheric heights, Empire was also the most watched show in…

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