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According to Reuters, Netflix Inc. began selling a free mobile service in Kenya on Monday. In addition with approximately a quarter of its TV series and movies included. As part of a growth strategy aimed at a crucial African market.

This free plan is only accessible on Android phones and does not include any advertisements. There are Netflix movies and TV shows like “Money Heist” and “Bridgerton” and African series like “Blood & Water”. As well as some programming the company licenses from others. Netflix is hoping that by offering a free trial. However people will decide to upgrade to a more expensive plan with more features.

The world’s largest streaming video service is looking to expand outside of more saturated markets such as the United States. However new subscriber signups have slowed amid increased competition for online audiences.

Executives are optimistic about streaming television’s long-term future. Which is pointing out that it is only now beginning to take hold in some major markets around the world. Netflix has partnered with Nigerian production studios like “Queen Sono” and “Jiva!” to create locally produced content like these to attract African customers.

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In a blog post, Netflix’s director of product innovation, Cathy Conk, said. “If you’ve never watched Netflix before — and many people in Kenya haven’t”. To access the entire catalogue on your TV or laptop. Simply upgrade to one of our paid plans if you like what you see.

Kenya will soon have access to the free plan, which began on Monday.

According to a Netflix spokesman. The non-paying users in Kenya will not be include in the paid number that the business discloses each quarter.

Netflix has previously used free trials to test new business models. In 2020, several episodes of “Stranger Things” . Also movies such as “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”  made freely available to web browsers all around the world over the internet.

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Kenya’s no-cost health plan covers a wider range of services. According to the spokesman, it would resemble premium Netflix accounts to offer users a taste of the service. Shows that aren’t part of the free subscription plan will have a lock symbol next to their names. If a user clicks on one of those names, it will lead them to a premium subscription service.

Anyone in Kenya over the age of 18 may sign up for the free service. There will be no need to provide any financial details.

However users will not be able to download a show or movie if you choose the free plan.

Subscriptions to streaming TV services are still a modest market in Africa. According to Digital TV Research, Netflix will have 6.26 million paying subscribers in 2026.

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The films ‘Dune’ has received the nominations from the Hollywood Guilds

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The guild awards are frequently regard as forerunners to the Academy Awards.

The science-fiction epic ‘Dune,’ the coming-of-age drama ‘Licorice Pizza,’ and the musical remake ‘West Side Story’ all received significant boosts in Hollywood’s awards season race Thursday, as several of the film industry’s top guilds announced their nominees.

The The films ‘Dune’ received nominations from Tinseltown’s directors’, producers,’ and writers’ unions. Putting them in competition with presumed early Oscar frontrunners ‘Belfast’ and ‘The Power of the Dog,’ both of which received multiple nominations.

However, hopes that mainstream crowd-pleasers like ‘Spider-Man. No Way Home’ or 007 installments ‘No Time To Die’ would enter the awards race were dashed.

Before the season-ending Academy Awards, each of Hollywood’s guilds holds their annual ceremonies to honour the year’s best films.

The guild awards are frequently regard as forerunners to the Oscars, and this year. Academy members also began voting for their nominees on Thursday.

The films 'Dune'

The films ‘Dune’

The top award-winner of the Directors Guild of America, in particular, has a strong track record of predicting the Oscar for best director – the same winner has been chosen for both prizes in 16 of the last 18 years.

THIS YEAR, the DGA nominated Kenneth Branagh for ‘Belfast,’ Jane Campion for ‘The Power of the Dog,’ and others. ‘Dune,’ directed by Denis Villeneuve, ‘Licorice Pizza,’ directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Also ‘West Side Story,’ directed by Steven Spielberg.

The same five films were also on the Producers Guild of America’s 10-film shortlist, which was announce on Thursday.

Several other award shows were also cancel due to the coronavirus outbreak cause by the highly contagious Omicron variant. The nominations on Thursday gave a significant boost to films like “Dune,” a star-studded adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sprawling novel set on a desert planet plagued by monstrous sandworms.

‘Licorice Pizza,’ a nostalgic 1970s love letter to Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. And ‘West Side Story’ had both been overlook in the top SAG categories. The Writers Guild of America declare its nominees on Thursday. Which included ‘Dune,’ ‘Licorice Pizza,’ and ‘West Side Story,’ among others.

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The Filipino band ‘Ben and Ben’ concert at Expo 2020 Dubai has been postponed

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New performance date will be announce soon for The Filipino band.

The highly anticipated concert of Filipino pop-rock band Ben&Ben at Expo 2020 Dubai. Concert has been reschedule ‘due to unforeseen circumstances,’ organizers said on Tuesday.

Ben&Ben, one of the Philippines’ most popular bands, was scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 27, at the Jubilee Stage. Expo 2020 Dubai said in an Instagram post that a new date for the performance would be announce soon.

Throughout the six months of the Expo, schedule events and performances may be cancel or postponed for various reasons.

'Ben and Ben' concert

‘Ben and Ben’ concert

However, The Filipino band want to comfort you that there will be plenty of exciting things to see also do at Expo 2020 Dubai. Also, we look forward to welcoming you to a safe and secure event.

The statement reads, “We guilt to inform our visitors that the Ben&Ben concert originally scheduled for January 27 at the Jubilee Stage at Expo 2020 Dubai has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. New show date will be declare soon on our social media channels.

The band was form in 2015 and is best know for hit songs like Pagtingin and Lifetime.

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The Sama L Ain gallery in the UAE has opened its doors to art lovers

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The gallery, located in the centre of Dubai Marina, exhibits contemporary and abstract art.

The new The Sama L Ain Gallery, which opened in Dubai on January 15, features a fantastic collection of modern art.

The Sama L Ain is a contemporary and abstract art gallery in Dubai Marina that features works that reflect the artists’ creative spirit and showcase their voices and tales. Brigitte Nataf, Fano, Emmanuelle Rybojad, Lirone, also NAHO were featured during the opening.

Sheikh bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum presided over the official opening. Which brought many VIPs, notable celebrities, artists, media, and social media influencers.

Sama L Ain gallery

Sama L Ain gallery

“The items represent the work of various prominent artists, and it also serves. As a conduit between artists and art collectors,” said founding partner Samuel Zekri.

Dubai is well-known for its high-end restaurants, shopping malls, and entertainment options and its magnificent art galleries. However, while indulging in its extravagance, you can also enjoy the other fascinating side of Dubai, which is found in its exhibitions and art galleries. Art is flourishing in Dubai daily, thanks to the creative minds of both regional and residents.

If you are an art lover or desire to be an art connoisseur, visit these gems while in Dubai. While going to various art galleries, Your mind, heart, and soul will be fill with peace and tranquillity in Dubai. Various art galleries exhibit some of the best works influenced by history, culture, and society.

This is a fantastic place to pick up souvenirs and gifts for your loved ones. Although the gallery is very small, there is a lot of cute stuff here, such as flipbooks, posters, notecards, and more—impressive artworks created by well-known and emerging artists. The gallery’s primary focus is on culturally inspire items, and each one is meticulously curated with a strong sense of creativity. Furthermore, one of the products’ selling points is that they are all made of high-quality materials.

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