Category: The Media Blog

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 ...

Bernard DayoApril 1, 2021

Charles Okpaleke has launched a streaming platform for African stage plays

A streaming platform for stage plays? Charles Okpaleke is showing once more why he’s arguably the most enterprising entertainment entrepreneur ...

Bernard DayoApril 1, 2021

Ojukokoro, Oloibiri, This Lady Called Life – Nollywood movies coming to Netflix and cinemas this April

Mildred Okwo’s La Femme Anjola finally arrived in cinemas last month, its lead actors Rita Dominic and Nonso Bassey having ...

Bernard DayoMarch 30, 2021

Why doesn’t Nollywood do horror?

Anyone who follows me on Twitter knows that I’m passionate about horror, but also how frustrated I have become that ...

Bernard DayoMarch 28, 2021

Love Island South Africa recap: Who is the surprise new girl in the Villa?

This past week on Love Island South Africa has proved that drama will always be a constant thing. First, let’s ...

Bernard DayoMarch 24, 2021

Stephanie Linus’ short film ‘The Student’ highlights the scourge of sexual harassment in universities

For as long as sexual harassment of female students in tertiary institutions is still a thing, there won’t be shortage ...

Bernard DayoMarch 24, 2021

Netflix top 10 in Nigeria today: ‘Who’s the Boss’ debuts at number 1

The Netflix top 10 in Nigeria today monitors what Nigerians are watching on the streamer. With shows and movies arriving ...

Bernard DayoMarch 21, 2021

Love Island South Africa recap: Black couple Thimna and Libho get cozy together

End of the third week into Love Island South Africa and the events that transpired were quite tumultuous. First was ...

Bernard DayoMarch 19, 2021

Justice League: Will Nollywood ever have a #SnyderCut moment?

Comic book fans around the world finally got their wish on March 18: the release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League. ...

Bernard DayoMarch 18, 2021

‘Eyimofe’ is finally coming to cinemas

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

Bernard DayoMarch 14, 2021

Love Island South Africa recap: Durang booted out, Tania and Thiala teased as new Islanders

Love Island South Africa has, somehow, gone past the ripple from the show’s overwhelmingly white cast unveiled two weeks ago. ...

Bernard DayoMarch 10, 2021

Kunle Afolayan is making three original titles for Netflix

Last year’s Netflix campaign about telling African stories featured renowned actors and filmmakers from across the continent in an inspiring ...

Bernard DayoMarch 9, 2021

Netflix’s top 10 in Nigeria today: ‘Fate of Alakada’ debuts at number 1

Premiering on Netflix February 5, Kayode Kadum’s comedy Fate of Alakada: The Party Planner debuted at number 1 on Netflix’s ...

Bernard DayoMarch 7, 2021

Love Island South Africa recap, week 1: whitewashing, technical issues, and new Islanders

This time last week, South Africa’s version of popular reality TV franchise Love Island premiered. Significantly, Love Island South Africa ...

Bernard DayoMarch 6, 2021

Mistress of all Trade: Idia Aisien is just getting started with Nollywood

At the start of 2020, news broke that Charles Okpaleke had acquired the rights to remake Zeb Ejiro’s 1992 femme ...

Bernard DayoMarch 2, 2021

Living in Bondage star, Jidekene Achufusi doesn’t think all movies should be in cinemas

Living in Bondage: Breaking Free star Jidekene Achufusi was the latest celebrity guest on YNaija’s flagship show, Rubbin’ Minds, talking ...

Bernard DayoMarch 1, 2021

Fate of Alakada,, Three Thieves – Nollywood movies coming to Netflix this March

There are only three things constant in life – rain, tax, and Netflix expanding its Nollywood content library. This March, ...

Bernard DayoFebruary 28, 2021

La Femme Anjola, Eagle Wings, The Razz Guy, The Therapist – Nollywood movies out in cinemas this March

The King of Boys sequel is out this year as a Netflix original, and Kemi Adetiba just recently released a ...

Bernard DayoFebruary 18, 2021

Lupita Nyong’o’s children book ‘Sulwe’ is coming to Netflix as an animated musical

Released in 2019, Lupita Nyong’o’s children’s Sulwe was well-received and broadened her creative streak from being an actress. A #1 ...

Bernard DayoFebruary 10, 2021

Nigeria’s ‘The Milkmaid’ loses out on Oscars 2021 Best International Feature

Desmond Ovbiagele’s insurgency thriller The Milkmaid was easily the best Nollywood film of 2020, having scaled through the Oscars eligibility ...

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