Category: The Film Blog

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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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EditorDecember 14, 2018

A ‘new wave’ of cinema and its cultural impact: How Filmhouse is changing the narrative in Africa

On Thursday, November 15, 2018, Representatives of Filmhouse Cinemas and Film One met with members of the press at The ...

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EditorDecember 13, 2018

Toyin Abraham is starring in ‘Two Weeks In Lagos’

Award winning actor Toyin Abraham is well known for her dramatic and comedic roles in previous movies. However, the popular ...

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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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Wilfred OkicheDecember 13, 2018

Film Review: In an industry drowning in cliches; Kasala is a breath of fresh air

In an interesting twist, one of the most refreshing movies to come out of Nollywood in a long time has ...

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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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Wilfred OkicheDecember 10, 2018

Film Review: Ayoola Ayolola is the best thing about If I am President

What better time to put out an old school drama about aspiring for the highest political office in the land ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 10, 2018

Review: Chief Daddy is ready to take all your money

You have seen the trailer. It is no spoiler to report that Chief Beecroft (Taiwo Obileye), the character for which ...

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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

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 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 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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Bernard DayoNovember 29, 2018

Kemi Adetiba’s ‘King of Boys’ is still ruling the box office for a fifth consecutive week

Kemi Adetiba’s surprising smash King of Boys is still making big moves, dominating the box office for a fifth consecutive ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 29, 2018

We bet you didn’t know that Hollywood Christmas animation ‘Elliot the Littlest Reindeer’ stars AY Makun and Omoni Oboli

This December, another animated Christmas movie will be released – Elliot the Littlest Reindeer directed by Jennifer Westcott and out ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 28, 2018

Niyi Akinmolayan plans to make animation film ‘Frogeck’ with a production budget of N120 million

Niyi Akinmolayan is going big with Frogeck, purported as Nigeria’s first, full length animated feature. Production budget is N120 million, ...

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Wilfred OkicheNovember 28, 2018

#AFRIFF2018: The Delivery Boy is a future Nollywood classic

Amir is The Delivery Boy. Amir is a terrorist on a mission. After existing as a pawn for most of ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 27, 2018

Here’s when Dare Olaitan’s ‘Knock Out Blessing’ will hit cinemas

In a press statement released last October for Dare Olaitan’s forthcoming move Knock Out Blessing, he added this as a ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 27, 2018

The trailer for ‘Light in the Dark’ shines a light on the friction of inter-tribal marriages in Nigeria

I was few seconds into watching the trailer for Ekene Som Mekwunye’s upcoming film Light in The Dark when I ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaNovember 25, 2018

Widows is the movie Nollywood actors are raving about

Ik Ogbonna, Idia Aisien, Alexx Ekubo, Teni The Entertainer, Juliet Ibrahim, Lilian Afegbai recently watched Widows and in unison say ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 24, 2018

Your friendly reminder that Chiwetel Ejiofor is playing Scar in Disney’s live-action remake of ‘The Lion King’

On Thursday, Disney released the first teaser-trailer of its 1994 classic animation The Lion King, and a contagious, unavoidable excitement ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 23, 2018

Yaw releases trailer for his first feature film ‘SMASH’

Steve Onu a.k.a. Yaw belongs to a crop of versatile Nigerian entertainers that have found fame through a combination of ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 23, 2018

Helen Paul, Keppy Bassey Ekpeyong to host 2018 Best of Nollywood Awards

As this year’s Best of Nollywood awards draws closer, the hosts of the 10th edition have been announced, unveiled in ...

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