2/12/2016

How I Unblock Hidden Nigerian Movies On NetFlix

How I Unblock Hidden Nigerian Movies On NetFlix

If you've subscribed to NetFlix, you might have discovered that there are some Nigerian movies that are available on NetFlix catalogue but inaccessible with your Nigerian NetFlix account. Even if you have the direct link of some Nollywood movies on Netflix, you will keep seeing "Not found" whenever you try to access them.


For example,

The direct link of October 1 movie by Kunle Afolayan is : http://www.netflix.com/watch/80032842

If you access this link with Nigerian IP, you might not be able to watch the movie despite having an active NetFlix subscription. A times, if you use VPN, you might see the movie thumbnail but you will still not be able to watch the movie.



So, what's the way out?

I make use of SmartFlix software which you can download at www.smartflix.io. It is currently available for Windows and Mac.

smartflix software for unblocking netflix Nigerian movies


Download, install and sign in to your NetFlix account within the app. Thereafter, you are good to go.

You can watch my video guide below :




NB:

==> You need a Netflix subscription to use this app

==> Whenever it stops working probably when NetFlix blocks it, check the site for the latest version.

If you know other softwares or tricks that can be used to bypass Netflix restrictions in Nigeria, kindly share via comments.


Recommended: List Of Nigerian Movies on NetFlix

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Nigerian Movies On NetFlix

Nigerian Movies On NetFlix

When NetFlix launched in Nigeria last month, I opted in for the free trial and I was able to watch Nigerian movies free on Netflix for 30 days. So in this post, I have decided to share with you, list of Nigerian movies you can watch on NetFlix streaming site.

While searching on Netflix for a Nigerian (Nollywood) films to watch, you can search for the following movies :

1. October 1 by Kunle Afolayan


Set during the end of colonial Nigeria, this psychological movie is about a police officer posted in a remote village who must find a serial killer preying on local women. The officer must solve the mystery before Nigeria’s first independence day on Oct. 1, 1960.

October 1 is a film that received one of the highest nominations (13) in 2014 Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards (AMVCA).

The film featured veteran broadcaster, Sadiq Daba, actress Kehinde Bankole, Kanayo O. Kanayo and Kunle Afolayan and other A-list acts.

Stream October 1 Movie Here.

october 1 nollywood movie

2. Lagos Cougars 


Three corporate women in their forties embark on the adventure of their lives in a quest to find love -- or simply explore their wildest fantasies.

Actors: Monalisa Chinda, Uche Jumbo, Daniella Okeke, Alex Ekubo

Stream Lagos Cougar Movie Here





3. Keeping My Man 


Two women with marital troubles resort to extreme measures to get what they want while consulting a friend who seems to have the perfect relationship.

Actors: Rukky Sanda, Ramsey Nouah, Ini Edo, Alex Ekubo, Monalisa Chinda, Kenneth Okolie
Genre:Romantic

Stream Keeping My man Movie Here.


4. Onye Ozi 


A Nigerian man excitedly heads to London to start a new life, hoping for happiness and success -- but an event one fateful night thwarts his plans.

Actors: Okey Bakasi, Anthony Aclet, Stephen Moriaty, Ngozi Igwebike, Adesua Atuanya, D'Kachy Obi-Emelonye

Stream Onye Ozi Movie Here.


netflix nigeria


5. Lies Men Tell 


Cheating husbands get their due when their devoted wives become fed up with the constant lies and embarrassment and set out to teach them a lesson.

Actors: Desmond Elliot, Uche Jumbo, Robert Peters, Bayray Mcnwizu, Keira Hewatch, Mofe Duncan

Stream Lies Men Tell Movie Here.


6. Finding Mercy (1 & 2)


After finding a woman in labor during a break-in, one thief eventually lands in jail while the other takes home a newborn baby girl he names Mercy.

Actors: Rita Dominic, Uti Nwachukwu, Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Tamara Eteimo, Desmond Elliot


7. Mad Couple 


A pregnant and uneducated girl grows dangerously resentful when her best friend gets the opportunity to leave their small village and study medicine.

Actors: Mercy Johnson, Nuella Njubigbo, Uche Odoputa, Ruth Kadiri, Uche Ebere Agu


8. Confusion Na Wa 


Two opportunist wasters read some incriminating text messages on a lost cell phone and blackmail the owner, an act that comes back to haunt them.

Actors:Ramsey Nouah, Ali Nuhu, O.C. Ukeje, Tunde Aladese, Gold Ikponmwosa, Tony Goodman


9. Half of a Yellow Sun 


Twin sisters Olanna and Kainene each find unexpected romance in the late 1960s against the backdrop of Nigeria's civil war.

Actors: Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anika Noni Rose, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Joseph Mawle, John Boyega, Onyeka Onwenu, Genevieve Nnaji, Susan Wokoma, Robert Davide, Babou Ceesay, Paul Hampshire, O.C. Ukeje.


half of a yellow sun nollywood movie



10, Mother of George


Mother of George centers on a newlywed Nigerian couple living in Brooklyn. The young wife Adenike (played by The Walking Dead star Danai Gurira) faces infertility issues, prompting her to make a shocking decision that could either save or destroy her family.

Directed by: Andrew Dosunmu
Starring: Danai Gurira, Isaach De Bankolé, Anthony Okungbowa and Bukky Ajayi


11. Flower Girl 


When a young florist who's long dreamed of her wedding day gets dumped by her boyfriend, she sets out to win him back with help from a handsome actor.

Actors: Damilola Adegbite, Chris Attoh, Chuks Chukwujekwu, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Eku Edewor, Bikiya Graham Douglas


12. Forgetting June 


Believing that his adored wife has died in a car crash, Eddie slowly becomes involved with her best friend, only to face unforeseen consequences.

Actors: Majid Michel, Beverly Naya, Mbong Amata, Biola Williams, Blossom Chuks Chukwujekwu, Ben Touitou

Others


You can as well check out other African movies on NetFlix which includes : Beast of No Nation, Sarafina, Lucky, Winnie Mandela, Horses of God etc

Do you know other Nollywood movies on Netflix Streaming Site? Please, share via comments.

Kindly note that some of the movies might not be available for you to watch if you're accessing the NetFlix movie streaming site using Nigeria IP due to restriction by NetFlix but there is a way out. There is a software I use to bypass the restriction.

Check out : How To Unblock Hidden Nigerian Movies On NetFlix Nigeria

Also ensure you reduce the data consumption by going to : "My Account" > "Playback Settings. You can set it to "Low" ( 0.3GB per hour )




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2/11/2016

Adblabla : Free Online Advertising for Bloggers and Website Owners in Nigeria

Adblabla : Free Online Advertising for Bloggers and Website Owners in Nigeria

I have an interesting gist for you concerning getting online advertising in Nigeria.

We all know how important it is to get traction and viewership for a new or existing blog or for your e-business.

It is this traction and expanded readership that puts money and food in our pockets and it is also what we leverage upon to give us the much sought after advertising revenue which is every blogger and website owners’ dream.

It is also common knowledge that traditional methods of paying for online advertising and establishing a web presence can be very expensive; advertisement costs can easily get out of hand eating into our much needed revenues.

Given this challenge of creating a popular blog versus the associated cost, any new opportunity that drives the cost of advertising down in this process gives us the upper hand and this is always a welcomed.

Joining the Adblabla network of blogs and websites in Africa presents such an opportunity!



Adblabla is Nigeria’s only free online advertising adnetwork which leverages the trade by barter concept of economic trade, to allow members of the ad network widespread publicity at zero advertisement cost. i.e it allows members to promote their sites for free.

Setup in December 2015 with five loyal bloggers only on the network, Adblabla has grown and now boast of over a thousand plus sites on the ad network and now delivers an average of 200,000 impressions of free advertisement on a daily basis. The advertising network is now approaching eight(8) million impressions of free advertisement delivered till date.

So How does Adblabla Work?


Joining Adblabla is as simple as A, B, C.

a) You submit your blog on Adblabla website to join the network.

b) A code is generated for you to place on your blog. This code works like Adsense code. It allows advertisement from other members of the network to show on your blog.

c) You design and upload your own adverts. This advert will start showing on other blogs on the network as soon as it is approved.

NB : The number of pageviews Adblabla code records on your blog determines the credits that will be allocated to you, to run your own adverts on other blogs on the Adblabla network.

That's all.

It’s a simple case of using trade by barter for online advertising, everyone wins!

adblabla nigeria online advertising network



So What Next ?

So, Join this unstoppable train. Head over to Adblabla.com register your site, place adblabla code on your site, create your ads and start displaying your ads across the Adblabla network.

It's FREE.

AdBlaBla.com - Our business is promote blogs and websites in Africa for Free!

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2/10/2016

How To Get Payoneer Card in Nigeria Free of Charge

 How To Get Payoneer Card in Nigeria Free of Charge

You can get Payoneer Mastercard in Nigeria without having to pay a kobo for it. Founded in 2005 and based in New York, Payoneer empowers you, to grow your businesses by enabling you to pay and get paid as easily globally as you do locally.

You can use a Payoneer card to purchase online and in stores, or withdraw cash at ATMs worldwide.

The valuable "US Payment " service offered by Payoneer allows you to receive payments in USD from American companies – as if you have a US bank account!  So, imagine running a USA bank account in Nigeria.

You can as well use it to receive payments in EUR from European companies – as if you have a European bank account!




payoneer card example


Getting a free Payoneer MasterCard Debit Card In Nigeria is quite easy.

You sign up for a Payoneer account and once it is approved, your Payoneer Prepaid Debit Mastercard will be shipped to your doorstep.

I applied for mine last year November (06/11/15) and it was delivered to my house here in Benue, Nigeria yesterday (10/02/16) even though I received a mail from them that it will be delivered between 24 Nov 2015 and 01 Dec 2015 .

So, it took three months for the Payoneer card to get to my Nigeria address from USA. Maybe because I used a Benue address and not Lagos address though...



How To Apply For Payoneer Mastercard in Nigeria


Go to www.payoneer.com and sign up for a free account.

Fill in your name, address etc as it is in the ID card you want to use for verification.

Set password, Secret Question and Answer and select your ID type eg drivers license and privide the details of the ID as required.

Enter alternate shipping address if different from the address you provided earlier. This is the address your debit card will be shipped to in Nigeria.

When you are done, click ORDER button.

payoneer mastercard in nigeria application process


Then, you wait for approval.

Once approved, you will receive notification via email with info of when to expect the card to be delivered to you.

Thereafter, the card will be shipped to the shipping address you provided during the application process. Delivery of the Payoneer Mastercard to your Nigerian address might take few weeks or months. You might receive it on time if you use a Lagos address as the shipping address though....

Once you receive the card, you will have to sign in to the Payoneer website to activate your Payoneer Mastercard.

Once activated, you can start using it to receive funds online or for online payments.

You can fund Payoneer card in Nigeria by telling another user to transfer funds to the card. You can as well load it with funds using other cards. Besides that, you can link it with your PayPal account or link it to Payoneer partner sites that pay affiliates directly into US bank accounts eg CJ.com.

The Payoneer Prepaid MasterCard® card is issued by Choice Bank Limited, Wirecard Card Solutions Ltd ("WDCS").

Do you own a Payoneer Mastercard? How long did it take for you to receive yours?

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Responsive Website Preview Tools I Use Locally On Localhost

Responsive Website Preview Tools I Use Locally On Localhost

Testing responsive website design online is quite easy as there are many tools out there which you can use. Unfortunately, most of those tools won't work if you are not connected to the internet. This simply means they will be useless if you are working on web site design on localhost (using XAMPP) and you need to carry out a responsive website preview.

Whenever I buy responsive themes and set them up locally on XAMPP, I test for responsiveness by making use of web browser extensions that resize browser window and may favorite is Web Developer Extension.

The Web Developer extension adds various web developer tools to a browser. The extension is available for Chrome, Firefox and Opera, and will run on any platform that these browsers support including Windows, OS X and Linux.




It has a built-in "Resize" feature that resizes your browser window with a click of a button. Once installed, you can quickly view what your site will look like on different devices by clicking on the web developer icon > "Resize" > View Responsive Layouts.

web browser extension


You can as well, add custom sizes by clicking "Edit Resize dimensions" > "Responsive" > Add

Another website responsive checker I use on localhost is Responsive Web Design Tester by http://responsivewebdesigntester.com


It is an extension for chrome browser which opens up seperate actually sized window for the preset you select. It includes presets for multiple devices and you can add your own devices if you don't find any size that suits your needs.




Once installed, navigate to the tab of the site you want to test and click the extension's icon. It will display a drop down where you can select device. You can as well right click on any web page and select device for preview. It also works perfectly as online responsive design preview tool.

responsive checker tool for chrome browser

If you want to test for responsiveness on a local development environment such as XAMPP using Safri browser, you can use the ResponsiveResize extension.

I hope this helps.

If you know other tools for checking for responsivenes on localhost, kindly share via comments.

Recommended: Responsinator.com : WebSite to Preview Responsive Design Online

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2/08/2016

A Right Moment To Grow Small Business In Nigeria

A Right Moment To Grow Small Business In Nigeria

The world we live in right now is a very different world from what we were in ten years ago. Things have changed from economies, to technology, to infrastructure to the government. What is more, is that the small business operator who few years ago was struggling to get their business grow is now a successful business entrepreneur. What is so different now? Very many things are different.

Africa is known to be a third world continent. Many forget that Africa has some growing economies like South Africa, Egypt and Nigeria. These are countries that got independence just the other day but have since independence, grown to an unimaginable extent in terms of development.



In Nigeria for instance, the oil wells are providing a great source of income for this highly populated region. And like Egypt and South Africa, Nigeria is also growing at a rapid speed. There is revenue from oil and petroleum; its subtle beaches bring in a good amount as well as the growing entertainment industry (Nollywood). Looking at our infrastructure one can easily spot a huge difference regarding development.

In short, Nigeria is grown and is still growing and what better place to grow your small business than in a growing economy? I understand it is a risk setting up a business in a developing country than in a fully developed country, but the truth is, the higher the risk you undertake in a business deal, the higher the returns you get.

Why is this the right moment to grow small businesses in Nigeria? Before, it was very difficult for small businesses to get financing. The government policies were harsh for small and medium enterprises to grow in this country. Now is the right time; it is the right moment to develop your small business.

The trick is utilizing available resources properly. Regardless of the industry you have decided to venture in, ensure that you put all the available resources into proper use and exploit them fully.

The level of technology and infrastructure is improving in Nigeria, so take this opportunity to put your business on the next level, if poor technology and infrastructure were the barriers to your business’ success.

Another important thing is the shift in interest to technology as many people are spending more time online; it is a perfect moment to make your business available online.

You can do so by getting listed in an online business community like infoisinfo where you can connect with users and also connect with other business owners.



Today getting financing is very easy. The loan interest is reduced to reasonable rates. Again, microfinance organizations have cropped up widening the options of business financing. So you are not limited to access financing from banks but also make use of the microfinance organizations.

Additionally, the government policies are not as harsh as before, which means that this is an opportune moment to make your entrepreneurial dream come true. Also, business knowledge has become very easy to acquire.

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How To Make Your Facebook Ads To Display On Blogs and Mobile Apps ( For Advertisers )

How To Make Your Facebook Ads To Display On Blogs and Mobile Apps ( For Advertisers )

Facebook Audience Network was recently expanded to include support for mobile web; now making it possible for Facebook advertisers to extend the scale of their Facebook campaigns beyond Facebook, mobile apps and into mobile websites.

What this simply means is that if you advertise on Facebook, you can make your ads to display on Facebook, in mobile apps and on the mobile view of blogs.

For you to advertise on Facebook Audience Network, you must enable "Mobile News Feed" placement and the ad type must be one of the types below :

==> mobile app install ads,
==> mobile app engagement ads,
==> website conversion ads and
==> website click ads.

If you’re already running mobile News Feed campaigns, all new campaigns will automatically be opted-in to the Audience Network. You don’t need to upload new creative (your ad's images and text). Ads in the Audience Network use the same images and text as Facebook ads that run in News Feed.



Keep in mind that the Audience Network is designed to extend Facebook ad campaigns and can't be purchased by themselves. So, you cannot enable your ad to run ONLY on Audience Network for now. You must opt in for "Mobile News Feed".

Facebook audience network placement


You can add a call-to-action button to your creative. The mobile ad will show the specific call to action that you chose while creating your ad. For example, if you selected "Play Now" when creating your ad, the button on the Audience Network will also say "Play Now".

If no call-to-action button is selected, install ads will default to "Install Now" and engagement ads will default "Open Link". The link ad will also keep the same call to action that you chose when creating the ad. If no call to action is selected, it'll default to Open Link.

I hope this helps.

If you don't know how to create a Facebook ad, you can watch my video here.

You can read how to opt out of Facebook Audience Network ad placement and how to measure performance of ads on the F.A.N.

I will also try to come up with a new video where I will show you how to create Facebook ads that display on mobile apps and blogs. Till then, keep reading Ogbongeblog and make sure you are subscribed to email updates.

My next post on F.A.N will be a tutorial on how a blog owner can generate and place Facebook Audience Network ad codes on his/her blog.

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Mobilitaria Nigeria Tech Blog Approved To Display Facebook Ads

Mobilitaria Nigeria Tech Blog Approved To Display Facebook Ads

Facebook has approved the Nigeria Tech Blog, Mobilitaria.com to display Facebook ads after opting in for the Facebook Audience Network for mobile web. Hence, Mobilitaria can start earning money from Facebook adverts displayed on the blog.




It took three working days for Facebook to approve the blog for the F.A.N for mobile web. The approval notification was sent via email and also displayed via the developer"Alerts" section of my Facebook app developer dashboard.



The blog has also been approved for Direct Support. This tool allows you to communicate directly with members of the Audience Network team via Support Cases.

You can read more about Facebook Audience Network for Mobile Web here.

Has your blog been approved to display Facebook ads?

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2/07/2016

Introducing SpeakingPost.com Discussion Forum

Introducing SpeakingPost.com Discussion Forum

SpeakingPost.com, is a general internet forum open to everyone to hold conversations in the form of posted messages. The online discussion site simply allows people to post messages and comment on other messages.

You don’t have to register in order to start a thread or make a comment. You can decide to just appear “Anonymous”.

The forum has a version for all African countries, though at this time, not all the country forums have been activated. As at the time of publishing this, South Africa and Nigeria Discussion boards are enabled.



Features


  • Users with google adsense accounts can specify their publisher ID and have their ads display on all the threads/topics they start

  • The forum is fully moderated to ensure that posts (topics and comments) do not violate Google Adsense Terms and Conditions which could lead to a ban/suspension of users’ adsense accounts. By full moderation, I mean that all posts are reviewed and approved by a moderator before they can appear on the site.

  • Each user has a referral link in his/her profile which he/she can use to invite users to the site. If an invited user does not have an adsense account, then the referrer’s ads will appear on the referred user’s threads about 20 – 30% of the time.






You can check it out now at www.SpeakingPost.com

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2/06/2016

Managed WordPress On GoDaddy.com. What It Means

Managed WordPress On GoDaddy.com. What It Means

"Managed WordPress" is simply GoDaddy's web hosting account with WordPress installed.

Once you sign in to your GoDaddy account and click on Manage, you will be able to easily set up a new WordPress site, manage an exisiting one you've set up with GoDaddy Managed WordPress or migrate an existing WordPress site to GoDaddy.

Right there, you can as well restore files and database from the last 30 days, change dns settings, delete your site and content etc You can as well easily see the database URL, username and password of your site, which can be used to connect to phpMyAdmin.

managed wordpress hosting on godaddy


Setting up an new site with GoDaddy "Managed WordPress" is quite easy. You only have to select a domain name to use, then enter the username and password to use for the new site. Thereafter, GoDaddy gets to work creating your website, and in just a few minutes or less you’ll see your brand new dashboard.



It also makes WordPress migration easy too. After providing login and FTP details of your existing WordPress site, GoDaddy will install a plugin on your existing site and copy your files (including wp-config) and databases.

godaddy wordpress hosting


Managing sites you've set up with "Managed WordPress" is quite easy too. Just click on "Manage" and GoDaddy places you directly in the WordPress admin panel, so there's no complication and nothing superfluous.



Features

Performance-enhancing caching
Automatic updates through WordPress' built-in functionality
A plugin blacklist to make sure you don't inadvertently install website-damaging plugins
Enhanced security through restricting file access
The latest version of WordPress automatically installed in the root directory
sFTP and phpMyAdmin access
30-day storage of automatic backups

Because of these accounts' optimized configurations, there are also some limitations to be mindful of.

Limitations

Managed WordPress does not support WordPress MU/Multisite
Its hosting back-end does not come with a control panel, so tools like Cron jobs are not available
You cannot install a number of blacklisted plugins known to harm your site.


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