Author: Bernard Dayo

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Bernard DayoDecember 18, 2018

“I’m not used to this type of negative behavioural manifestations” | Tunde Kelani says as he resigns as NFVCB chairman

Nollywood stalwart and filmmaker Tunde Kelani has publicly announced his resignation as chairman of the National Film and Video Censors ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 18, 2018

The internet is still reacting and goofing on Toke Makinwa’s “Able God” tweet at Ebuka

Yesterday, media personality and fashion designer Toke Makinwa gave us one more reason to believe that 2018 still has some ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 17, 2018

Udoka Oyeka’s short film ‘Las Gidi Vice’ gives rapists the punishment they deserve and we are here for it

With the calamitous fall of Harvey Weinstein and his ilk in 2017, and the springing up of the #MeToo movement ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 17, 2018

Banky W reveals how he endured pains during the filming of ‘Up North’

Premiering on Sunday with a theme that conveys the movie’s Northern DNA, Tope Oshin’s Up North is barely two weeks ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 16, 2018

Here’s when Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Lionheart’ will start streaming on Netflix

With the film festival fare and goodwill that Genevieve Nnaji’s directorial debut Lionheart has enjoyed, streaming powerhouse Netflix has announced ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 15, 2018

Ace Nollywood actor Ifeanyi Ikenga Gbulie has died

Reports coming in have confirmed the death of veteran Nollywood actor Ifeanyi Ikenga Gbulie, who has been bedridden for several ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 14, 2018

‘Deadpool 2,’ ‘King of Boys’ amongst most searched movies on Google in Nigeria for 2018

Popular search engine Google has recently released its annual Year in Search for 2018, a compilation that highlights the trends ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 14, 2018

Kehinde Bankole will play Queen Moremi in the upcoming stage play ‘Queen Moremi the Musical’

The upcoming stage play Queen Moremi the musical has been recruiting popular actors in its cast ensemble since the play ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 13, 2018

Mike Ezuruonye wants you to know that Hollywood movies are more pirated than Nollywood movies

Mike Ezuruonye’s sophomore movie as a director/producer Lagos Real Fake Life opened in cinemas last month, and while I bemoaned ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 13, 2018

‘King of Boys’ reportedly grosses N200m at box office, maintains number one spot for seven weeks

Kemi Adetiba’s political thriller King of Boys is now a bonafide box office darling, with a reported N200 million earnings ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 12, 2018

Nigerian Film Society honours Femi Odugbemi with Lifetime Achievement Award

This year saw filmmaker and producer Femi Odugbemi reach new heights. His admission into Oscar’s voting committee back in June ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 12, 2018

Here’s your reminder on the Nollywood movies still coming to cinemas this December

In the past week, we have seen the release of Chief Daddy, the buzzy, bombastic EbonyLife Films vehicle that ostensibly ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 11, 2018

Pearl Thusi stars in Netflix’s first African original series, Queen Sono’

Netflix has just rolled out its first African original series, Queen Sono, the first of many to come as the ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 11, 2018

BBNaija stars BamBam and Ifu Ennada to star in ‘Hire a Woman’

Chinneylove Eze has recruited Big Brother Naija alum BamBam and Ifu Ennada for Hire a Woman, an upcoming sequel to ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 10, 2018

Nancy Isime lands role in Norwegian movie ‘The Department of Applied Chemistry’

Nancy Isime is currently in Norway shooting an international feature film called The Department of Applied Chemistry. It’s a working ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 10, 2018

BON Awards 2018: Tope Oshin’s ‘We Don’t Live Here Anymore’ wins Best Movie of the Year

The 10th edition of the Best of Nollywood Awards (BON) held Friday at the Kakanfo Conference Centre in Ibadan, Oyo. ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 8, 2018

Golden Globes 2019: Black Panther makes history as first superhero movie to be nominated for Best Drama

Released back in February and rippling into a cultural phenomenon, Marvel’s Black Panther has been breaking records and making history. ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 7, 2018

TVC host Morayo Afolabi-Brown has apologised to her husband, but it shouldn’t stop conversations on domestic child rape

On Wednesday, a viral controversial clip hit social media – TVC presenter Morayo Afolabi-Brown was hosting the breakfast show Your ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 7, 2018

Deadbeat Wizkid, Ojuelegba Shawarma, sanitary pad activism theft: here are the best social media highlights of 2018

2018 was a tumultuous year for Nigerian social media and with 2019 on the horizon, it’s time to look at ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 7, 2018

Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Lionheart’ screens at the Marrekech International Film Festival

This year’s Marrekech International Film Festival officially kicked off last week Friday, in Morocco, and is slated to end December ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 6, 2018

If you missed AFRIFF, here are movie reviews written by eight Nigerian critics

This year’s African International Film Festival (AFRIFF) ended last month, with conversations on issues affecting cinema on the African continent, ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 6, 2018

Toyin Abraham talks Nollywood, difficult beginnings and how 2017 was her breakthrough in new interview

Not many actors in Yoruba movies have been able to cross over into English films, and maintain ubiquity and relevance. ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 5, 2018

David Oyelowo shines in the first trailer for TV adaptation of ‘Les Misérables’

Back in July, we were given first-look photos from the upcoming BBC miniseries Les Misérables, an adaptation of Victor Hugo’s ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 5, 2018

Netflix is planning to produce more original shows from Africa in 2019

In 2018 alone, Netflix has shown its interest in African content with the acquisition of Akin Omotosho’s award-winning South African ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 4, 2018

Nigerians on Twitter are turning their avatars to orange. Here’s why

Last week, I began to notice something strange on Twitter – profile avatars taking on a deep orange colour that ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 4, 2018

Why Kemi Adetiba’s upcoming show ‘Brotherhood (Ring of Fire)’ could be a hit or miss

Kemi Adetiba wants to rule 2019 and we mortals might not be ready. Her sophomore but surprising smash King of ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 3, 2018

Niyi Akinmolayan launches Anthill Business

Niyi Akinmolayan is in the news again, but not for a movie. His company Anthill Production, one of Nigeria’s top-tier ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 3, 2018

BON Awards 2018: Jason Njoku, Kene Mkparu, Abdullahi Abdulrasaq to receive special recognition award

The 10th edition of the Best of Nollywood Awards (BON) will hold this Sunday, and things have been shaping since ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 1, 2018

Femi Jacobs to host new TV chat show ‘Jacobs’ Barbershop’

In a Pulse exclusive, Femi Jacobs revealed that he has signed a deal with First Media to host the upcoming ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 30, 2018

Cinewax launches first ever online film festival for African films

African films are increasingly present at renowned festivals. They receive awards and prizes. However, very few of them are then ...

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