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- Nigeria’s first ever Niger Delta Reality Television Show intended to pull gifted youths in the region from all manners of social vices is billed to take place in Warri soon.Management of Matoria International Limited and February 22 in collaboration with Daclin Global Enterprises. The latter told Vanguard that it was part of efforts to channel the energies of the youths of the region not only away from crimes but towards ventures that will help them in future. She disclosed that the Niger Delta Reality Show was also packaged to address the myriads of problems, such as kidnapping, hostage taking, pipeline vandalisation, illegal oil bunkering, robbery and other vices facing the people of the region."The Niger Delta Reality TV Show, christened The Niger Delta House is also a synthesised edutainment programme, put together to eradicate poverty, building people into leadership, promoting and preserving diverse cultural heritage as well as fostering peace in the region.

- A cookery series with a distinct difference launches on SABC2 on Sunday 7 December. ‘Take a biscuit …’ combines comedy-drama with reality. It revolves around the relationship between Tannie (Trix Pienaar) and her chef-in-training nephew Jono (Brendan Murray), whom she affectionately calls Boeta. The relationship between the two cooks is a pivotal part of the programme. Tannie is determined to teach Boeta her charming, old-style culinary values while Boeta is dedicated to trendy dishes. Together they prepare for a series of surprise parties for real people whose friends nominated them as ‘a biscuit’ through the local West Coast media. The filming of the episodes alternates between two kitchens: a conventional domestic kitchen which Tannie shines in and an industrial kitchen, claimed by Boeta as his ‘natural habitat’. The series was produced and directed by Anne Myers.

- The inaugural Africa in Motion (AiM) film festival, the shortlist of which consisted of eight short films by young and emerging African filmmakers, has been won by Rogério Manjate from Mozambique for his short film "I Love You" (2007).

- Former Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) Director, Peter Igho, has called for improved quality content in television programmes, and instituted an award for the Best African Drama Producer on Television, which carries a cash reward of $1000.