Category: The Media Blog

Wilfred OkicheJuly 13, 2021

Obituary: Sound Sultan defined the sound for a new generation, here’s why he lives forever

Afrobeats to the world!It is easy to scream that now that Nigerian pop music is making inroads in even the ...

Wilfred OkicheJuly 1, 2021

Ailey, The Novice, The Legend of the Underground…The 20 Best Films at the 2021 Tribeca Festival

The just-concluded 20th Tribeca festival which ran from the 9th to 20th June offered signs of the industry, culture and ...

Wilfred OkicheJuly 1, 2021

#Tribeca2021 Review: Mission: Joy- Finding Happiness in Troubled Times

In 2015, two of the most pious men on the planet, the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet and Archbishop ...

Wilfred OkicheJune 30, 2021

Film Review: Joy, pain, defiance in HBO’s The Legend of the Underground

The infamous Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act signed into law in 2014 revealed the cowardice of the Goodluck Jonathan Presidency. ...

Bernard DayoJune 28, 2021

Nollywood movies coming to Netflix this July

One of the surprising things that happened this June was Netflix picking up Kingsley Ogoro’s Osuofia in London, the classic ...

Bernard DayoJune 25, 2021

Meet the cast of Netflix’s South African dance series ‘Jiva’

Netflix’s much-awaited South African street dance series Jiva premiered yesterday, consolidating on the slew of South African content on the ...

Bernard DayoJune 23, 2021

What you need to know about Netflix’s first African reality series ‘Young, Famous & African’

Netflix has been strengthening its foothold in the African market since the streamer announced back in 2018 that it was ...

Bernard DayoJune 22, 2021

The dance moves you should expect to see on Netflix’s South African series ‘Jiva’

Jiva — Netflix’s highly anticipated fifth original series out of Africa — is almost here. Announced for the first time ...

Bernard DayoJune 21, 2021

Disney is releasing an African animated series ‘Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire’ in 2022

In the last of couple of years, Disney as a media behemoth has been consolidating on efforts towards expanding its ...

Bernard DayoJune 11, 2021

‘Charge and Bail’, ‘Superstar’ – here’s the 2021 movie slate from Inkblot Productions

Following a blockbuster 2020 which saw the releases of  Who’s The Boss, Quam’s Money and D.O.D – Day of Destiny, ...

Bernard DayoJune 8, 2021

Kunle Afolayan’s upcoming film ‘Tenants of the House’ is about the herdsmen-farmer conflict

The last time we heard about Kunle Afolayan, he was in a chat with Ben Amadasun of Netflix Africa, announcing ...

Bernard DayoJune 7, 2021

The Netflix trailer for South African dance show JIVA! is here

Netflix has dropped the official trailer for the streaming platform’s latest local original series, JIVA!, about a vibrant dancer, Ntombi ...

Bernard DayoJune 3, 2021

These Nollywood movies are coming to Netflix this June

As always, Netflix is offering a new slate of Nollywood content this June, picking up old titles as well as ...

Bernard DayoJune 2, 2021

Can horror comedies in Nollywood explode with ‘My Village People’?

It has since been established that Nollywood isn’t actively in the business of making horror films. 90’s Nollywood horror nostalgia ...

Bernard DayoMay 31, 2021

Charles Okpaleke is making a film based on the 1993 Nigerian airplane hijack

So far, Charles Okpaleke‘s footprint in Nollywood has shown that Nigeria is a grapevine of stories and he’s committed to ...

Bernard DayoMay 24, 2021

Here’s the first teaser of South Africa’s street-dance show ‘JIVA!’ coming to Netflix

The highly anticipated South African original, JIVA! is set to arrive on Netflix on June 24th 2021. The show follows ...

Bernard DayoMay 23, 2021

‘I Am Laycon’ reveals Laycon’s life after BBNaija + BBNaija Reunion show update

Organizers of the biggest reality TV show, BBNaija, have unveiled plans to host another edition of the BBNaija Reunion show ...

Bernard DayoMay 15, 2021

This week in Nollywood: Aki na Ukwa remake, Indian remake of Elevator Baby and more

This is Nollywood’s second year in the devastating coronavirus pandemic, and although things aren’t as bleak as they once were, ...

Bernard DayoMay 12, 2021

Rogers Ofime’s supernatural horror series ‘The Mystic River’ is coming to Netflix

Despite Netflix’s Nollywood programming bloating with new additions and titles, the horror genre has been ignored. It’s a reflection of ...

Bernard DayoMay 11, 2021

These books by Chinua Achebe are being adapted for television

Last year saw Netflix inking a deal with Mo Abudu to adapt the literary works of Lola Shonenyin’s The Secret ...

Bernard DayoApril 26, 2021

Watch the trailer for animated short film ‘Light Strands’

Nigeria’s animation industry might not be as prolific as Nollywood, but it is making slow progress. After the release of ...

Bernard DayoApril 23, 2021

This HBO doc celebrating queerness in Nigeria is heading to the Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival has returned for 2021. Cancelled last year due to coronavirus pandemic, the festival this year has ...

Bernard DayoApril 17, 2021

Watch the trailer for Netflix’s ‘I Am All Girls’

As it is, South Africa is leading in the race of the African country with the most – and importantly, ...

Bernard DayoApril 15, 2021

The trailer for David Oyelowo’s directorial debut ‘The Water Man’ is here

David Oyelowo’s directorial debut The Water Man was first announced last year, according to Hollywood Reporter, and has the Selma star scoring himself ...

Bernard DayoApril 15, 2021

‘Eyimofe’ has been selected for the 50th anniversary of New Directors/New Films

After an impressive film festival run last year – Berlinale, London Film Festival, Torino International Film Festival – and also ...

Bernard DayoApril 14, 2021

Netflix is paying tribute to Chadwick Boseman in a new special

2020 saw the departure of Chadwick Boseman and even till now, the entertainment world and ordinary people at large are ...

Bernard DayoApril 11, 2021

Love Island South Africa: Which couple will win in tonight’s finale?

Who will walk away with the prize money of 1 million rand?

Bernard DayoApril 9, 2021

Is Nollywood getting better or worse? These unpopular opinions on Twitter have the answers

Is Nollywood getting better or worse? The answer could lie in the Nollywood era one grew up in. While 90’s ...

Bernard DayoApril 6, 2021

Filmhouse yanking ‘La Femme Anjola’ shows that Nollywood needs more cinemas

La Femme Anjola director Mildred Okwo in a tweet is unhappy with Filmhouse Cinemas for yanking off her film from ...

Bernard DayoApril 4, 2021

Love Island South Africa recap: Tats dumped, blindsided by Tania not choosing him

Picking up from last week where a surprise new girl got into the Villa, twerked and lap-danced during the sexy-teasing ...

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