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In a football context, image rights are simply the right a player possesses to control, sell, license and otherwise monetize his or her likeness that is, his or her image, name, nickname, photograph, voice, signature, autograph, and all other characteristics unique to the player.

Image rights deals enable the player to exploit that likeness for commercial value through sponsorship and endorsement activities. Top players, who have an image with a commercial value, will often set up an image rights company to control the use made of their image.

As such, clubs are entering into a multitude of commercial partnerships whereby brands want to be associated with clubs and their high-profile players.

Clubs have traditionally paid their players solely for playing football. This relationship has evolved. As commercial drivers push football into the entertainment and brand space, clubs are looking for a variety of ways to ‘monetize’ and grow their revenue base.

The playing contract gives the club basic use of the player’s image. However, the club will pay the image rights company an additional fee for an enhanced use of the player’s image as well as paying that player a salary for example, if the club is to pay a player £10 million per annual they may do so by paying £8m in salary for their playing services and a £2m payment to the image rights company for an enhanced use of the player’s image. The amounts can vary depending on the value of the image of the player.

However, there is actually no direct legal right that protects a player’s image.

Source: Oyekanmi Olayinka @sportbestlog1

The award, created in 2011 by UEFA in partnership with European Sports Media (ESM) group, was initially aimed at reviving the European Footballer of the Year Award (Ballon d’Or), which was merged with the FIFA World Player of the Year Award in 2010 to become the FIFA Ballon d’Or.

It also replaced the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year award. The award, created in 2011 by UEFA in partnership with European Sports Media (ESM) group, was initially aimed at reviving the European Footballer of the Year Award (Ballon d’Or), which was merged with the FIFA World Player of the Year Award in 2010 to become the FIFA Ballon d’Or. It also replaced the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year award.

Listed below is the 2019 three-man shortlist

Lionel MessiUEFA Club Footballer of the Year award-shaidysworld born 24 June 1987 is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward and captains both Barcelona and the Argentina national team.

2018/19 Achievements:

  •   Spanish Liga winner
  •   Spanish Super Cup winner
  •   Copa del Rey runner-up
  •   UEFA Champions League top goalscorer
  •   European Golden Shoe winner.

Cristiano RonaldoUEFA Club Footballer of the Year award-shaidysworld born 5 February 1985 is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus and captains the Portugal national team.

2018/19 Achievements:

  •     UEFA Nations League winner
  •     UEFA Nations League Finals top goalscorer
  •     Serie A winner
  •     Italian Super Cup winner
  •     Ballon d’Or runner-up.

Virgil van DijkUEFA Club Footballer of the Year award-shaidysworld born 8 July 1991 is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for English Premier League club Liverpool and captains the Netherlands national team.

2018/19 Achievements:

  • ·       UEFA Champions League winner
  • ·       UEFA Nations League runner-up
  • ·       English Premier League runner-up
  • ·       PFA Players’ Player of the Year.

2019 has been quite a year for this 3 football legends that has been nothing but outstanding in their career, they have made their Family, Country and Club extremely proud.

Sport news source: Olayinka Oyekanmi for @SportBestLog1

The 6th All Africa Music Awards ( AFRIMA ) has officially opened its online portal, www.afrima.org [1] for submission of songs and videos between the period of May 15 and August 2, 2019.

Following the unveiling of the calendar of events for the 6th annual All  Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA on Monday May 13 by the African Union Commission, AUC, at the African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the entry submission process opens to African music artistes living on the continent or abroad as well as producers, record label owners, recording companies, video directors, DeeJays and choreographers/dancers and unrecorded artistes.AFRIMA 2019 call for entry-shaidysworld

A song or video to qualify for submission must be produced or released within the year, August 1, 2018 to August 2, 2019. The artistic works must be uploaded via an audio or video format, using download URL links to YouTube or SoundCloud platforms, and must be submitted in any of the 36 AFRIMA categories, comprising of 10 Regional and 26 Continental categories relevant to the genre or style of music on the online submission portal. Winners in the 36 categories to take home 23.9 carat plated AFRIMA trophy.

The Main Awards Ceremony, a four-day fiesta of music, glamour, Afrocentricism and entertainment, holds from November 6 to 9 in the official awards Host City. It will be preceded by Welcome Soiree, AFRIMA Music Village, the Host City Tour, the Africa Music Business Summit and the exclusive Nominees Party.

AFRIMA had its 5th edition in the Republic of Ghana, and in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, and had in attendance high profile music artiste and guest from across Africa and Diaspora. It was a show of glamour, talents, crafts, and a display of the African dynamism in the arts and culture industry.

In partnership with the African Union, the All Africa Music Awards is a music property that recognizes and rewards the work and talent of a myriad of African artists from the old to the new generation of musicians.

Through its conference, AFRIMA also stimulates conversations among Africans and between Africa and the rest of the world about the potential of the creative arts for real humanising enterprise on the continent, contributing significantly to social cohesion, national, regional and continental integration as well as sustainable development in Africa.

The award show is usually broadcast to over eighty countries around the world.

 

FEEL ME is Pa Brymo’s first Official single which features slim Case (@iam_slimcase) Produced by CrAcker (@crackermallo) and the video was directed by Stanz visuals (@stansvisualz). This song is certified DOPE and guaranteed to keep you dancing all through.

Agbede Ighodaro Precious AKA Pa Brymo (@pabrymo) was born on the 24th of April 199 in Lagos State but did most of his growing up Benin City Edo State where he hails from.

This Afro Pop sensation discovered his music talent at an early stage of his life, he is inspired by the likes of wizkid, Meek Mill and a couple more great artist.

Pa Brymo is signed to Woke Entertainment.

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Chelsea team celebrating Victor Moses for his outstanding performance and  helping Chelsea to keep their outside chances of chasing down Tottenham Hotspur for a place in next season’s Champions League alive as a much-changed side secured a 2-1 win at Burnley.

At the other end of the table, Southampton crept closer to relegation as a 0-0 draw at Leicester leaves the Saints still four points off safety with just four games remaining to save themselves.

Chelsea closed to within five points of fourth-placed Spurs, but Mauricio Pochettino’s men also have a kinder run-in than their London rivals.

Southampton and Chelsea meet for the second time in eight days in a FA Cup semi-final on Sunday after Antonio Conte’s side came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at St. Mary’s on Saturday.

And with the Cup representing Chelsea’s last chance at silverware this season, Conte left Eden Hazard and Willian on the bench as Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata started together up front for the first time.

Burnley’s opening day 3-2 win at Stamford Bridge was an early indicator as to how the season would develop for both sides with Sean Dyche’s side now dreaming of qualifying for European competition for the first time since 1967.

However, Burnley’s hopes of leapfrogging Arsenal into sixth were dealt a blow by a first defeat in seven games.

Conte has lamented Chelsea’s inability to take their chances all season, and it was another night to forget for club record signing Morata as he passed up a host of opportunities to score just his third goal of 2018.

The Spanish international’s first clear opening was well saved by England World Cup hopeful Nick Pope low to his right.

Pope, though, could arguably have done better when the opening goal arrived on 20 minutes as he punched Victor Moses’s cross into the onrushing Kevin Long and the ball ricocheted off the defender into his own net.

Much worse was to come for Morata on the hour mark when he burst clear on goal, but, with just Pope to beat, side-footed wide of the target.

That miss looked like it could be the turning point in the game when four minutes later Burnley levelled in fortuitous fashion.

Joey Gudmundsson’s long-range effort was heading well wide until it deflected off Ashley Barnes to completely wrong-foot Chelsea ‘keeper Thibaut Courtois.

Just minutes later, though, Chelsea retook the lead when Moses fired in low at Pope’s near post from Emerson Palmieri’s cross.

Morata then stormed off the field in disgust at himself as he was replaced by Hazard for the final 20 minutes.

But despite some delightful touches by the Belgian, Chelsea had to settle for victory by the finest of margins.

At the King Power, Leicester manager Claude Puel took his revenge after Southampton sacked the Frenchman despite finishing eighth and reaching the League Cup final last season by pushing his former employers closer to the drop.

In a game of few clear-cut chances, Shane Long had Southampton’s best effort as he was denied by a point-blank save by Leicester’s reserve goalkeeper Ben Hamer.

At the other end, Alex McCarthy also made a smart stop from Jamie Vardy as Southampton at least stopped a run of four straight league defeats.

Popular Nollywood Actor Tayo Odueke also sikiratu Sindodo creates a niche for herself as she joins the league of cinema film producers,as she starts production of her first major cinema movie titled CRYPTIC STORM, an adventurous movie ,a Desmond Elliot Direction CRYPTIC STORM is multi million Naira cinema project ,first of its kind in Nigeria.

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The actor/producer Tayo Odueke who is really excited described the movie as one of the most challenging role as she’s ever had to play,CRYPTIC STORM the movie is produced in English ,its full of adventure and suspense.

 

Saudi Arabia has ended a 35-year ban on movie theaters with a screening of “Black Panther.”

American movie theater company, AMC, (AMC) played the Hollywood blockbuster on Wednesday at its new single-screen cinema in the financial district of the capital Riyadh.
The screening opening was limited to about 500 invited guests, executives and officials, but public screenings of the movie will begin soon, AMC said. A Saudi official said that would happen from May 1.
A Saudi private investment firm, in collaboration with AMC Entertainment, an American cinema chain, hosted the opening night and plan to open three more screens at the complex later this year, according to the Saudi Gazette.
The partnership envisions opening 30 to 40 cinemas in some 15 cities nationwide over the next five years. By 2030, the Saudi government hopes to have up to 100 more up and running in 25 cities.

The revival of the cinema is the latest move by 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, with the blessing of his father, to ease social restrictions by also opening concert halls, clubs and dropping the ban on women drivers.

It marks a sharp reversal from the clampdown by the Saudi leadership that followed the 1979 seizure of The Grand Mosque in Mecca by extremists. The siege ended after two weeks with the help of French special forces.

Shaken, the Saudi royal family cracked down on dissent while also tightening social norms in a trade off to shore up its support of the ultra conservative Wahhabi clergy. Many Saudi clerics view Western movies and even Arabic films made in Egypt and Lebanon as sinful.

The social push by the heir to the throne is part of his so-called Vision 2030, a blueprint for the country that aims to boost local spending and create jobs amid sustained lower oil prices.

“This is a landmark moment in the transformation of Saudi Arabia into a more vibrant economy and society,” Saudi Minister of Culture and Information Awwad Alawwad said in statement ahead of the screening. “Cinema has always played an important role in bringing cultures together, and Saudi Arabia is ready to play its part,” he said, according to Saudi Gazette.

Movies screened in Saudi cinemas will be subject to approval by government censors, as is the case in other Arab countries. Scenes of violence are not cut, but scenes involving nudity, sex or even kissing are often deleted.

The U.S.-based AMC was granted the first license to operate a cinema in Saudi Arabia in a deal signed earlier this month in California with the crown prince.

Until now, Saudis who wanted to watch a film in a movie theater would have to drive to nearby Bahrain or the United Arab Emirates for weekend trips to the cinema. Other at-home options include streaming services, such as Netflix, and satellite TV, although this can run into attempts by the government to censor what the Saudi public could view.

Saudi writer and dissident Jamal Khashoggi describes the theaters of the 1970s as being “like American drive-ins, except much more informal.” In an opinion piece for The Washington Post, he wrote that to avoid being arrested at one of these screenings in Medina, a friend of his broke his leg jumping off a wall to escape the religious police.

The film “Black Panther,” which has taken in more than $1.2 billion worldwide, is a particularly apt film to end the ban. It features an African country that was never colonized or conquered and used its wealth to develop advanced technology while isolating itself from the rest of the world.

Kenya joins the ranks of African nations backing Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

Morocco is hoping to become only the second African country to host the World Cup after South Africa in 2010 but faces a stiff challenge from a joint Canada-Mexico-US bid when the vote is held in Moscow at the FIFA Congress on June 13.

2026 world cup hosting country-shaidysworldOn Wednesday 18, chief Nick Mwendwa Football Kenya Federation (FKF) told delegates visiting from Morocco, led by Nigerian former international striker Daniel Amokachi. “Kenya will be firmly behind Morocco’s bid for the 2026 World Cup, since the whole of Africa is for Morocco”.

“We have worked closely with the Moroccan Football Federation since we came into office in 2016,” said Mwendwa at a press conference in Nairobi.

The north African country has already received backing from many African countries including South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, Tunisia and Ghana, while others including France, Russia and Iraq have expressed their support.

Though considered a long shot, Amokachi believes Morocco stands a chance after being unsuccessful four times in the past.

“It took our continent a hundred years to host the World Cup. Morocco is a capable country to host the tournament in 2026 since it has all the infrastructure,” said Amokachi.