MMPR FOCUS: NIGERIA IN STATS

Although there is currently a few negative happenings surrounding this oil rich country, today we wanted to post some very interesting facts about the West African “Giant of Africa”; the country of Nigeria – the most populous African country with around 174 million inhabitants.

Here goes…maybe you did not know!

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If you did not know, well now you do 🙂 We hope to one day post such interesting stats on Cameroon. #OneDayPose #OneFingerUp

Many thanks to ONB for making the stats so visual!

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MMPR SOUND: INTRODUCING GEE REIGN

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About almost 12 months ago, we were enjoying tracks such as “Blowing Ashes”, Njang (Deeper Meaning), “No One (Crush On U)” after discovering the talent on the first edition of the Mboa Mixtape. Gee Reign is back after his hiatus with a motivational song for our listening pleasure. The gifted rapper, producer and singer released “Push On” last Sunday. Sample it here below…

http://www.hulkshare.com/geereign/gee-reign-push-on-237jamz

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MMPR FOCUS: THE GOOGLE SELF-DRIVE CAR

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Technology is once again taking over our “normal” lives. What used to be a dream for many gone by is slowly becoming a reality for our world today. Imagine getting into your car, well relaxed and rearing to go but wait, you do not have to care about the driving part, no stress, no hassle, no memories of the traffic regulations, no brakes to shift…nothing just a button or buttons! Welcome to the world of Google!

It’s been more than three years in the making, but Google has finally pulled back the curtain on a prototype of its first self-driving car which maxes out at 25 mph. It was unveiled late yesterday by Google co-founder Sergey Brin at the Recode conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

Google’s prototype is tiny and appears to have a face on the front and camera attached to the top. The vehicles are not equipped with a steering wheel, accelerator pedal or brake pedal. The only controls a driver has is a start button and a red “e-stop” button for panic stops.

“They have sensors that remove blind spots, and they can detect objects out to a distance of more than two football fields in all directions, which is especially helpful on busy streets with lots of intersections” Goodle said in a blog post.

Watch the promo below

What do you think of this tech advancement? Great or dread?

REST IN PEACE MAYA ANGELOU…

REST IN PEACE MAYA ANGELOU...

The Caged Bird may today choose to sing ever so loudly or not at all as the remarkable renaissance woman, author, poet, educator, historian passes on today at 86 to live with the ancestors…

We will never forget how you made us feel through your works and the messages you passed on Dr. Mama Maya…may you truly now find rest.

Sleep tight…

MMPR FOCUS: LA PUB & BRANDALISM

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Un article paru dans le site «Il Ă©tait une pub», soulève le nouveau phĂ©nomène anti-publicitaire appelĂ© ‘Brandalism‘ qui vise Ă  “supprimer la pollution visuelle” du Royaume-Uni.

«Brandalism part de la conviction que la rue est un espace de communication qui appartient aux citoyens et aux communautés qui y vivent. C’est une rébellion contre l’agression visuelle des géants des médias et de la publicité qui ont la main mise sur les messages et les sens qu’ils peuvent avoir au sein de nos espaces (…) Ils nous gavent des messages pour nous garder vulnérables».

Le projet compte 40 artistes de rue et se considère comme Ă©tant “la plus grande campagne anti-publicitĂ© dans l’histoire du monde“. Un mouvement qui ne date d’ailleurs pas d’aujourd’hui mais de 2012 et qui comptait Ă  l’époque que 25 membres qui avaient fait des panneaux publicitaires du Royaume-Uni un ensemble de visuels chocs, bien pensĂ©s et particulièrement significatifs.

Le projet s’est réitéré il y’a quelques temps dans certaines villes du Royaume-Uni où 365 panneaux publicitaires ont été refaits dans 2 jours. Un acte de vandalisme certes mais avec des motivations percutantes qui suscitent pas mal de questions.

Brandalism‘ dĂ©fend des valeurs et des conceptions de façon recevable et pour le moins intelligente. Les thèmes abordĂ©s par ses visuels comprennent les dommages Ă©cologiques liĂ©s Ă  la consommation, les stĂ©rĂ©otypes sexuels, la catastrophe du capitalisme financier, l’impact des rĂ©seaux sociaux, ainsi que bien entendu, l’omniprĂ©sence de la publicitĂ© elle-mĂŞme.

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Et alors, que pensez vous chers lecteurs du concept ‘Brandalism‘ et pensez-vous que la pub est-elle manipulatrice? Laissez-nous vos commentaires.

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