Triller Introduces the Metaverz: Your All-Access Pass to Global Entertainment

Triller partners with Epik and the entertainment industry’s biggest artists to create the world’s first integrated virtual music, gaming, sports and live events platform

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Link to a video preview of the Metaverz here.

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Triller, the leading AI-powered creator platform, is taking its creator-first approach to the metaverse. Today, Triller announces their latest venture: the Metaverz, a first-of-its-kind virtual integrated digital, technology, media, and entertainment platform. Inside the Metaverz, fans can attend a virtual concert featuring their favorite artists or make their way past the velvet rope of a virtual nightclub and venture into a VIP room to interact with celebrities, influencers and creators.

“We are extremely excited to debut the Metaverz and open up direct access to creators from all corners of the world,” said Mahi de Silva, CEO of Triller. “We are committed to expanding offerings for our users, creators, and businesses, and entering the metaverse strategically positions Triller at the forefront of several compelling trends including Web3 and decentralization. We are now on the frontline of the future of creator content – from NFT-backed collectibles and memorabilia to virtual concerts to gaming and shopping, the Metaverz ecosystem will be groundbreaking.”

The Metaverz has north of $100 million in metaverse investment value today across various digital properties and assets, and is expected to grow rapidly. Triller’s Metaverz will operate at the intersection of music, sports, gaming, and live events. Users can engage with Triller’s record-breaking live sporting and music events that attract millions of viewers around the globe– including Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, Triller Fight Club, Verzuz and many others – but also are able to engage with artists and other fans in a unique setting that brings the world to them.

“When your favorite sporting event is a continent away, you can still be there with front row seats, sharing unforgettable moments with other fans,” said Christopher Taurosa, Head of Metaverz. “If you want pursue a new digital shopping experience, you can shop at one of the stores in our virtual shopping malls, or, if gaming is something you enjoy, you can play along with your friends and interact with the community in so many new engaging ways only available in the Metaverz.”

The Metaverz is the latest example of how Triller is a powerful toolbox for the creators, by the creators. Triller allows them to monetize their connections like never before, with engagements as high as 73% versus 1% on other platforms, such as Instagram.

“Triller’s Metaverz underscores its commitment to empower creators everywhere to maximize their relationships with their fans, while developing powerful tools to connect brands and creators,” said de Silva. “Triller is breaking the mold of the closed garden networks, and the Metaverz will continue to pave the way for Triller as the leading creator platform, facilitating commerce and maximizing audience reach.”

Triller’s open garden network eliminates the large tech companies as intermediaries and puts the power back in the hands of the creators and their users, allowing them to connect directly with the brands that want to work with them.

“Our core focus is to eliminate the barrier of entry to the metaverse. Our platform allows everyone to seamlessly connect and interact with their favorite creators, attend events they normally wouldn’t be able to, and interact directly with people from around the world,” said Taurosa. “The Metaverz allows the limits of time and distance to be instantaneously erased and gives both sides of the creator economy the necessary space to create and delight with content and experiences – you can be whoever you want to be and go wherever you want to go.”

Another unique feature of the Metaverz experience is Triller’s partnership with Epik, a leading global platform for AR/VR and gaming experiences that produces premium digital experiences for more than one billion gamers worldwide. Triller and Epik will launch multiple games within the Metaverz and announce future partnerships with some of the world’s leading gaming companies. Thanks to this creative collaboration, there will be Metaverz drops where gamers can purchase upgrades with artifacts and gear and additional packs like trading cards consisting of artifacts or avatars for their gaming characters.

To celebrate the launch of the Metaverz, Triller will host an event featuring DJ and electronic artist Sam Feldt performing live from the Netherlands during one of electronic music’s largest gatherings in the world, the Amsterdam Dance Event, on October 22. The event is free to everyone who enters through the Metaverz.

“I am very excited to partner with Triller on the launch of the Metaverz,” said Victor David, Co-Founder and CEO of Epik. “This is a perfect marriage combining Triller’s social network, creator platform, celebrities, events and content with our technical expertise, video game network and membership programs. By working together, we are one step closer to mass adoption and the result will be a rapid expansion into all things metaverse.”

Triller, which works with hundreds of the world’s largest brands and enables over 750 million social interactions a month, is seizing the opportunity to continue to monetize these transactions.

“We put a lot of thought, time, and capital towards building what we believe to be the most advanced live event metaverse platform available today,” said de Silva. “We have been working closely with all of our partners, influencers, celebrities and companies to make sure this launch isn’t just words but truly the launch of a new world.”

During 2022 alone, Triller has expanded its presence in the world of combat sports with acquisitions of Bare Knuckle Fight Club and Pillow Fight Championship. In the content creator space, Triller also acquired Fangage, a platform to maximize creator monetization, furthering Triller’s commitment to putting content creators first.

For more information and to be one of the first to learn about Metaverz updates, visit www.metaverz.com or follow @triller on social media @triller for Metaverz.com teasers, drop dates, celebrity endorsements, concerts, sports events, shopping moments, and enhanced gaming experiences. 

About Triller 

Triller is the AI-powered open garden technology platform for creators. Pairing music culture with sports, fashion, entertainment, and influencers through a 360-degree view of content and technology, Triller encourages its influencers to post the content created on the app across different social media platforms and uses proprietary AI technology to push and track their content virally to affiliated and non-affiliated sites and networks, enabling them to reach millions of additional users. Triller additionally owns VERZUZ, the live-stream music platform; combat sports brands Triller Fight Club, Triad Combat and BKFC; Amplify.ai, a leading customer engagement platform; FITE.tv, a premier global PPV, AVOD, and SVOD streaming service; Thuzio, a leader in B2B premium influencer events and experiences; Fangage, a platform for creators to engage fans and monetize content and Julius, a platform for brands and agencies to harness creators for social engagement and social commerce.

About Epik
With more than 300 video game clients, Epik is the leading global licensing agency putting brands into video games to produce premium digital items and experiences for over one billion gamers worldwide with the largest digital ecosystem with hundreds of the world’s most popular entertainment brands. Epik is widely considered to be the blockchain industry leader producing collaborations for premium licensed digital collectables, NFTs and exclusive experiences powered by an interoperable proprietary cross-chain technology. Epik was the first and only NFT company to do any deals with AAA gaming companies for NFTs. Clients include ViacomCBS, Warner Music, Garena, Tencent and Universal.

For more information visit trillerinc.com

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We shall strengthen the branches for victory – NDC Vice-Chairman Aspirant

Kumasi, Oct. 17, GNA – The chances of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) winning the 2024 general election largely depends on strengthening the branches, Alhaji Nje Abdalah Umar, a Vice Chairman Aspirant in the Ashanti region, has stated.

He said the branches were the base of the party, where actual mobilisation of members to vote on election’s day happened, hence the need to commit more resources to revitalise that important structure of the party.

Speaking to the media after successfully filling his nomination to contest in the forthcoming regional elections, he said supporting the branches to protect the ballots was critical to the party’s chances of winning the 2024 elections.

“Although I am contesting for a regional executive position, I will pay attention to activities at the branch level where every vote of the party would be counted when given the nod by the delegates,” he promised.

He said he had already been involved in the re-organisation and registration of members at the branch level ahead of the constituency elections, visiting seven constituencies.

“I have come to appreciate and understand the challenges facing our branches after visiting seven of them in the last few months, and that is why I intend to work closely with the entire regional executives and other relevant stakeholders in the party to make the branches vibrant,” he noted.

He implored the delegates to give him the nod to serve the party as a regional executive, having been actively involved in activities of the party at various levels since 1992.

As the Founder of Buffaloes for NDC, a youth group dedicated to supporting activities of the NDC in the Ashanti and Bono Regions, Alhaji Nje is known for championing youth activism within the party.

He was hopeful that his ambition to serve the party at the regional level would receive the backing of the delegates and pledged his commitment to contribute to the NDC’s quest to recapture power in 2024.

 

 

Source: Ghana News Agency

Appointment Committee to consider four Supreme Court nominees on Tuesday, October 18

Accra, Oct 17, GNA – The Appointment Commitee of Parliament will on Tuesday, October 18, consider four persons nominated by the President for appointments as Supreme Court Judges.

A statement issued by the Public Affairs Directorate of Parliament said the Justices to be considered are Justice Barbara Frances Ackah-Yensu, Justice of the Court of Appeal; Mr Justice George Kingsley Koomson, Justice of the Court of Appeal; Mr Justice Samuel Kwame Adibu Asiedu, Justice of the Court of Appeal; and Mr Justice Ernest Yao Gaewu, Justice of the High Court.

 

 

Source: Ghana News Agency

Ban all small-scale mining activities now—Religious leaders

 

Accra, Oct. 17, GNA – Religious leaders in the country have asked the Government to ban all illegal small-scale mining popularly known as ‘galamsey’ until a comprehensive responsible mining strategy is instituted.

They said small-scale mining, both legal and illegal, had destroyed the biodiversity—plants, animal species and water bodies, which needed urgent restoration.

Most Reverend Philip Naameh, Archbishop of Tamale, briefing the media on Monday on observations after a field trip to some ‘galamsey’ sites, described ‘galamsey’ as an environmental “coup d’état” ever unleashed upon the country.

“We have visited a number of affected communities and have seen the level of devastation that the practice has caused our natural resources,” he said and asked government to swiftly arrest and prosecute all those involved without fear or favour.

“Those who desire to be rich at the expense of the future of our country should face the full rigors of the law,” he stressed.

Most Reverend Naameh said religious leaders were ready to facilitate a dialogue with all political parties, mining technocrats, the media, traditional leaders and all stakeholders to commit to a non- partisan National Strategy to sustainably deal with the issue.

Reading the Group’s position paper, Mr Emmanuel Baba Mahama, the President of the Full Gospel Men’s Business Fellowship, said the Group would give District Assemblies an ultimatum to ensure that water bodies in their respective areas were restored by June 30, 2030.

He said the religious leaders were ready to mobilise their legal team to prosecute offenders, including traditional rulrs, politicians and government appointees.

Sheikh Aremeyaw Shaibu , the Spokesperson for the National Chief Imam, said the survival of the people was under threat due to the level of destruction, which included cutting down of cash crops, degrading of lands with chemicals such as mercury, chlorine, and cyanide.

“Our eco-system is being destroyed irreversibly; our soils are contaminated with poisonous chemicals, which are very difficult to clean,” he said.

Sheikh Shaibu urged all and sundry, especially politicians and the people involved in the activities to reflect on the national pledge, which encouraged all citizens to be faithful and loyal to Ghana in all their dealings.

Dr George Manful, a Retired Diplomate on Environment and Climate Change of United Nations Environment Programme, said it would take about 500 years for the restoration of the top soils.

“You go to clear vegetation in search of small ounce of gold in just few hours and it will take equivalent of 20 generation of Ghanaians to get only three inch of soil back. This must stop,” he said.

Nana Dwomoh Sarpong, Founder of Friends of Rivers and Water Bodies, said the justification that people engaged in illegal mining due to high unemployment rate was not justified.

“Will you support the claim that hungry people should steal to survive? Being jobless does not mean one should destroy the environment that supports our existence,” he said.

He said the advancement in science and technology should be used to make life easy and protect nature and not to destroy it, noting that it would take 70 years for the chemicals that had leaked into the underground water to clear.

Nana Sarpong alleged that the problem was lingering due to the involvement of high political actors from major political parties.

“This small scale-mining is a life and dead issue. The problem is the politicians who fail to adhere to the advice of technical people…Technocrats are afraid to talk because they do not want to lose their jobs,” he said.

The religious leaders are from the Christian Council of Ghana, Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council, Office of the National Chief Imam

and Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission, Ghana, National Association of Charismatic and Christian Churches.

The leaders, last week, made a field trip to some ‘galamsey’ sites in the Eastern region.

The tour was to enable them to assess the level of devastation caused by ‘galamsey’ activities in the communities to inform decision.

 

 

Source: Ghana News Agency

Stormzy announces new album dubbed ‘This Is What I Mean’, unveils tracklist

Accra, Oct. 17, GNA – Stormzy announced his much-anticipated third album titled ‘This Is What I Mean’ and unveils track list set for release globally on November 25, 2022, via 0207 Def Jam/Interscope.

The British rapper returning to social media after a three-year break unveiled the album’s cover picture on October 12, 2022, on his Instagram page.

The cover showed a letter placed on a doorstep, inscribed with the words ‘This Is What I Mean.’ The artwork also reveals the album’s track list.

The rapper describes the track list as “an intimate love letter to music and one that showcases intensely personal and lyrical themes which lay bare the vulnerabilities, regret, frailties, healing, joy and triumph in a manner and to an extent that reframes the notion of what rap artists traditionally might do and be”.

The tracklist includes the following: Fire + Water, This Is What I Mean, FireBabe, Please Need You, Hide & Seek, My Presidents Are Black, Sampha’s Plea, Holy Spirit, Bad Blood, I Got My Smile Back, and Give It To The Water.

Stormzy stands not only as one of Britain’s most accomplished rappers, but one of its most accomplished musicians of any genre and a cultural icon.

With his new record, he’s delivered an undeniable modern classic, effortlessly condensing several disparate styles and genres into music which thrillingly broaches any gap between personality, hip-hop, and more.

 

 

Source: Ghana News Agency

Black Sherif earns nomination for 2022 MTV Europe Awards

Accra, Oct. 17, GNA – Sensational Ghanaian hip hop artiste, Black Sherif, makes his debut appearance as a nominee for the 2022 MTV Europe Awards.

Black Sherif is nominated for the Best African Award category, competing alongside Tems (Nigeria), Ayra Starr (Nigeria), Burna Boy (Nigeria), Zuchu (Tanzania), and Musa Keys (South Africa).

The nominations were announced on MTV Europe’s official website on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

Voting has been opened for fans to select their winners.

The 2022 MTV Awards would take place in Düsseldorf, Germany, at the multi-funtional indoor arena PSD Bank Dome.

The ceremony would be shown live on MTV in more than 170 countries on November 13 and would be available on Paramount+ and Pluto TV globally starting on November 14.

The MTV Europe Music Awards celebrate the best music of the year and the biggest artistes from around the world.

However, Harry Styles leads the nominations for the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) 2022 with seven nods, including best artist, best song, and best video.

Taylor Swift follows closely behind with six nominations, including for best artist, best pop, and the new category of best long form video. Nicki Minaj and Rosala earned five nominations each.

 

Source: Ghana News Agency

Evangelist calls on Christians to pray for Black Stars

Accra, Oct 17, GNA- Apostle Dr. David Thomas Aboagye-Mensah, an evangelist has called on Christians throughout the country to offer prayers for the senior national soccer team, the Black Stars to succeed in this year’s World Cup Soccer Fiesta.

The competition is slated for Qatar from November 20 to December 18, 2022.

Apostle Dr Aboagye-Mensah who shared his sentiments on Black Stars participation in the global soccer fiesta with the Ghana News Agency in Accra said between April and July this year, he toured all the 16 regions of the country and with selected churches held prayer sessions for the Black Stars.

The evangelist who is the Founder of both the Christ Universal Network and Office of God’s Prayer Ambassador said, challenged the Catholic Bishops Council, the Christian Council of Ghana, the Ghana Pentecostal Christian Association and other affiliate Christian bodies  to take up his call and mobilize their congregants to pray for the national team.

Explaining the significance e of 30 years after the promulgation of   Ghana’s Fourth Republican Constitution in 1992, the evangelist said  there was Biblical evidence that  Saul, Joseph, David and Jesus Christ  all  attained  the age 30 before they were ushered into their kingship, blessings and glory.

Elaborating, he said, even though Joseph was sold by his brothers, he was freed and became Prime Minister of Egypt at the age of 30.

Saul, the first King of Israel was enthroned at age 30, David ascended the throne in Israel also at the age of 30, while Jesus Christ began his ministry also at the same, age he said.

Then again, Apostle Dr. Aboagye-Mensah said if the Black Stars in the Fourth Republic were going to the World cup for the Fourth time, it was incumbent upon Christians to invoke the Presence, Spirit and Power of the Fourth Man, believed in the Holy Bible as Jesus Christ, who showed up in the burning furnace of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego thus saving them.

That done, he believed,  the Black Stars would be victorious at the end of the tournament.

The national team, he asserted, possessed talented players, who when focused and dedicated, and got moral support and prayers from Ghanaians, could bring laurels to the nation

Apostle Dr Aboagye-Mensah appealed to the Ministry of Youth and Sports,  the Ghana Football Association (GFA), the Christian community and the government for sponsorship in his prayers crusade for the victory of the Black Stars.

 

 

Source: Ghana News Agency

Qatar named hosts of 2023 Asian Cup

Berlin, oct 17, (dpa/GNA) – World Cup hosts Qatar, were on Monday chosen to stage next year’s Asian Cup, while India and Saudi Arabia are shortlisted for the 2027 edition.

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC), said its executive committee selected Qatar over Indonesia and South Korea, after original hosts China, had pulled out in May, owing to strict coronavirus rules in the country.

Qatar are reigning Asian Cup champions, and will host the tournament for a third time, following 1988 and 2011, with a date for the 24-team tournament yet to be announced.

The upcoming World Cup in the country, is set for November 20-December 18.

The AFC said India and Saudi Arabia, are the remaining bidders for the 2027 tournament, with the host to be chosen in February 2023. Neither country has staged the event before.

 

 

Source: Ghana News Agency