Frozen Wins Oscar! Broadway is Next

first_imgThe Disney smash hit Frozen won the 2014 Academy Award in the category of Best Animated Feature. The film features an abundance of Broadway talent, from songwriter Robert Lopez (collaborating with wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez) to voice talents including Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad and Santino Fontana. As previously reported, a stage adaptation of the film is being developed for Broadway. We can’t friggin’ wait! View Commentslast_img


AFA Sports Partners International Model, Ololade Ibrahim

first_imgAccording to the Chief Executive Officer of Afa Sports, Ugo Udezue, the company is excited to work with Olalade Ibrahim whose Nigerian background not only confirms the abundance of talent herein, but consolidates the brand’s mission to project the originality, creativity and uniqueness of the African culture to the rest of the world.“We are excited to work with Ololade. Her pedigree in the fashion industry speaks for itself and her roots bring originality to our concepts,” he said.Speaking on this recent milestone, Ms. Ibrahim expressed happiness at the opportunity to be a part of a solely indigenous outfit, noting that she could not be prouder to showcase to the world clothing that represents her African roots.Her words, “Afa Sports has done Nigeria proud and I am happy to be a part of this great achievement. I have been on the international scene but doing this for my own indigenous brand attaches a sense of belonging to it”She added also that she is especially impressed by the fact that the apparel caters to the form and feel of the African climate with a look that is all style and comfort.“Their collections and designs are comfortable and eco-friendly. It is everyone’s brand with everything from stylish jackets to casual fixtures. Being a part of this coming from a country where I was born and raised is huge.”Afa Sports is an indigenous brand vested in the design, production, marketing and sales of athleisure outfits as well as sneakers.The company has been keenly promoting the African culture through all its products as it believes that Africa has the potential to counterbalance other continents in every ramification.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria’s foremost sportswear brand, Afa Sports, recently concluded its partnership deal with international model, Ololade Ibrahim.Afa Sports is the official sportswear of Tokyo Olympic-bound Nigeria’s male and female basketball teams.This development adds to the portfolio of the 23-year-old Nigerian born model, who has modelled for universal fashion brands including Armani, Off-White, Nike, Thom Browne, Each Other, Yves Saint Laurent Beauty and many more. She has also been on the runway for Adidas, Victoria Beckham, Bulgari, Sergio Rossi, London Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week and covered popular fashion magazines including Vogue, Town & Country and Lampoon amongst others.last_img read more


And now, Dwyane Wade decides if this was the end

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Of course, his fans want him to come back. One prominent fan cast her vote before he even left the floor after Game 5.“I hope this isn’t the end, but my God,” his wife, Gabrielle Union, wrote on Twitter. “Dwyane Wade has a career most people dream of. He is a damn legend. An icon. And he’s cute.”No one, not even Wade, knows how long this process will take. He’s going to talk to his wife. He’s going to talk to his kids. He’s going to talk to the Heat, and he’s going to talk to the people within his inner circle that are trusted most.Wade isn’t a starter, but it could be argued the three-time NBA champion is still Miami’s best player. Wade carried the Heat to victory in Game 2 and got them on the brink of a win in Game 4. He doesn’t run as fast or jump as high as the version of himself known as Flash did, but he’s still capable of delivering big moments.If Wade is done, the last visions fans will have of his career will be with him in a Heat uniform, still doing his thing. That matters to him. He isn’t Michael Jordan going out in a Washington jersey, or Patrick Ewing playing his last game with Orlando, or Shaquille O’Neal limping away from his NBA finale in Boston colors.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ He wouldn’t be going out on top, but he’d be going out in the right uniform and still playing at a high level.One way or another, his career always was going to end in Heat colors anyway. He wasn’t going out in a Chicago jersey, nor a Cleveland jersey. He had to wear “Heat” across his chest again, and when the Cavaliers traded him to Miami in February, it immediately became obvious that Wade was changing franchises for the final time.Resume-wise, he’s more than good. He’s got three NBA championships. He’s got an Olympic gold medal. He’s going to the Basketball Hall of Fame. He’s going to go down as one of the best two or three shooting guards in the history of the game. The only guys with as many points, rebounds, assists and blocked shots in their regular season and playoff careers as Wade? Jordan is one, LeBron James is the other.Here’s something else to consider: Wade has never wanted a farewell tour. He watched Kobe Bryant go through it, noted how much of a grind it was for the Lakers star, and doesn’t want to hear the same questions in every road stop next season.What’s the motivation to return?That’s the unknown.Wade is set financially. So this decision won’t primarily be about money. Even after a brutal divorce and custody battle a few years ago, Wade will never worry about cash. He’s well-invested, has deals that will continue working for him well after his playing days end, and will make millions next year whether he’s wearing sneakers or suits.The Heat have serious cap challenges and won’t have a bankbreaking deal to offer Wade this summer. He won’t play for the minimum. He won’t get anywhere near the maximum. For him to return, it’ll have to be worth his while. He spends a ton of money to keep his body right. And if Wade can make more off the court than on it next year, it might make sense for him to retire.Plus, put simply, Wade wants more time with his family.His oldest son, 16-year-old Zaire, is finishing his sophomore year of high school. Zaire can play. He gets attention because of his father’s name, but his game is real. The next couple years will be critical to his development as a ballplayer, and his dad wants to have the time to share as much wisdom as he can. Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade, right, gives Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid, left, of Cameroon, a hug after the second half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 104-91. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)MIAMI — Dwyane Wade’s first NBA game was in Philadelphia.His last NBA game may have been there as well.ADVERTISEMENT So clearly, there are good reasons for Wade to retire.But he can still play. And that might be the reason to come back, one more time.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Amid another 0-1 deficit, Robinson tells Zark’s-Lyceum to just ‘enjoy the game’ Retirement is a very — very — real option for Wade, who has been not-so-quietly saying for weeks that he isn’t sure if he’ll be back next season. The offseason is here now, after the Miami Heat were ousted by the 76ers on Tuesday night in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference first-round series, and the face of the franchise may have taken his jersey off for the final time.He has not decided.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownBut some of his closest friends believe this could really be the end.“I appreciate y’all concern,” Wade said in Philadelphia on Tuesday night. “But we’ll worry about that later.” LATEST STORIES ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ View commentslast_img read more