There are different people with different reactions to a new year. The new year new ‘Me’ geng, The new year Resolutions geng, The I can’t come and kill myself this year geng, and the My new year prophesy geng. Which one are you, dear reader? Anyhoo! It is a new year, which typically means it is the first creative Roundup from Talku Talku this year. Last year we did a short recap of creative news that happened throughout the year. This year, we will continue giving you the best creative content you deserve. So let’s head on to this week’s roundup.
1. Netflix Partners With Nike To Launch Fitness Content
Netflix officially branches out into fitness content as the company starts streaming Nike Training Club classes. The streaming service will release a total of 30 hours of exercise sessions in two separate batches. In addition, the programs, which include workouts for all fitness levels, will be available in multiple languages on all Netflix plans.
2. Nollywood Movie ‘Battle On Buka Street’ Makes Cinema History, Grosses Over $60,000 In US
FilmOne Entertainment (Nigeria) and Part Two Media (USA), with the support of Amplify Africa, released ‘Battle on Buka Street’ in the United States and the United Kingdom.
The movie debuted in 11 Regal Cinemas, making it the first-ever Indigenous Nollywood release in the United States. Despite opening in only 11 locations, the comedy earned $61 000 over the 4-day New Year Weekend.
3. TikTok Rolls Out Adult Viewers Restriction Feature
TikTok announced that it has started the rollout of a new audience control feature that allows creators to restrict their video, mainly TikTok Live, to adult viewers.
The new feature is in line with the company’s strict policies prohibiting nudity, sexual activity, and sexually explicit content, including content that directs to adult websites or apps.
4. Labari Africa Launched $3 Million Fund For Nollywood Films
Founder Labari Africa Production. Tunde Leye announces investing $3 million in Nigeria’s Nollywood because of the industry’s immense potential and grooming a new wave of filmmakers.
The fund will finance a slate of films in Nollywood and support filmmakers in developing and producing new films. It will also provide mentorship and on-set training opportunities for practical filmmaking experience to emerging filmmakers and support for distribution and marketing efforts.
5. Twitter hacked, 235 Million Accounts And Email Addresses Posted Online
Hackers stole 235 million Twitter accounts, including email addresses and posted them to an online hacking forum.
According to a security researcher, Alon Gal, spotted the posting on a popular underground marketplace, “this database is going to be used by hackers, political hacktivists and of course governments to harm our privacy even further.”
It’s the first week of the year, and things are already getting exciting in the creative and tech space. So, in the spirit of new year sayings, I’ll leave you with these idiomatic expressions that connote encouragement. So, dear creative, keep your chin up, don’t give up, you’re on the right track, and don’t hesitate to give it a shot. In the end, you will hit the jackpot.
Till next week, Stay Creatively Informed.