Category: The Film Blog

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Bernard DayoOctober 25, 2018

The Abuja International Film Festival has now been scheduled to hold in November

One of the objectives of the Abuja International Film Festival is to offer a contemporary and liberal platform for filmmakers ...

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Bernard DayoOctober 22, 2018

What is going on in the trailer for Uche Jombo’s directorial debut ‘Heaven On My Mind’?

There has been a few decent Nollywood movie trailers released this year. And by “decent,” I mean cohesive or at ...

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Bernard DayoOctober 22, 2018

We don’t know what ‘The Bling Lagosians’ is about, but we have a feeling the movie is going to be big

Have you heard about the movie The Bling Lagosians? This question, in fact, is a meme on the movie’s official ...

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Bernard DayoOctober 22, 2018

Idris Elba to join film adaptation of hit musical ‘Cats’

What can we say? Elba has range. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Elba is reportedly in final negotiations to join ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 19, 2018

Meet Famzy: Falz steals the show in this captivating final teaser for ‘Chief Daddy’

In true EbonyLife fashion, the final teaser for Chief Daddy is nothing short of exceptional. The long-awaited teaser reveals the ...

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Bernard DayoOctober 19, 2018

Aside jollof rice, bad movies is another thing Nigeria and Ghana have in common

We have bemoaned bad Nollywood movies since forever. It’s utterly exhausting and makes the future of the industry look bleak, ...

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Bernard DayoOctober 19, 2018

‘Sylvia’ star Zainab Balogun cast in BB Sasore’s upcoming movie ‘God Calling’

Back in July, writer and director BB Sasore announced his upcoming movie God Calling along with an opening for second-unit ...

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Bernard DayoOctober 18, 2018

AMAA 2018: Nse Ikpe-Etim has been announced as host for the second time

On Monday, organisers of the Africa Movie Academy Awards announced Nse Ikpe-Etim as host for its 14th edition. This will ...

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Bernard DayoOctober 16, 2018

Trailers, posters, and agbadas: The reason Nollywood’s marketing of movies is dead

Movie marketing is serious business. Take a look at Hollywood and see for yourself: it’s all there, in the crafting ...

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Bernard DayoOctober 15, 2018

Oscars 2019: Here are the African movies in the race for Best Foreign Language film

The 2019 Oscars has since started to take shape with the announcement of the Popular Film category, with Ryan Coogler’s ...

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Bernard DayoOctober 13, 2018

Here’s when Uche Jombo’s directorial debut ‘Heaven On My Mind’ will hit cinemas

In this renaissance of women making directorial debuts, Uche Jombo and Ini Edo have joined forces in what’s been regarded ...

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Bernard DayoOctober 13, 2018

Best of Nollywood Awards 2018: Comedy category gets renamed after Baba Sala

Following the demise of the true godfather of comedy Moses Adejumo aka Baba Sala days ago, the organisers of the ...

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Bernard DayoOctober 12, 2018

The 10th edition of the Best of Nollywood Award will hold in December

The organisers of the Best of Nollywood Awards have announced that this year’s edition will hold on December 9. The ...

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Edwin OkoloOctober 11, 2018

The wait is killing us for Chief Daddy, but at least there’s a new teaser

This is the great and terrible thing about an extensive press rollout, you get to really get a feel for ...

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Bernard DayoOctober 11, 2018

The MultiChoice Talent Factory has officially kicked off with 20 trainees from Nigeria and Ghana

Back in June, Africa’s leading video entertainment company MultiChoice called on aspiring young film and television creative minds and aspiring ...

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Bernard DayoOctober 10, 2018

The trailer for Mike Ezuruonye’s new movie ‘Lagos Real Fake Life’ isn’t quite there yet

“Retarded,” “Gratuitous,” and “Senseless” are only a few of the adjectives used in the Cinema Pointer review of Mike Ezuruonye’s ...

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Bernard DayoOctober 10, 2018

Major moves! Genevieve Nnaji signs deal with American talent agency UTA

How does it feel like to be Genevieve Nnaji right now?! I’ll tell you: have your directorial debut lauded at ...

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Wilfred OkicheOctober 10, 2018

Film Review: AY, Ramsey Nouah, Falz, Jim Iyke are all a bunch of Merry Men

According to English folklore, the original Merry Men helped define the legend of Robin Hood, accompanying the prince of thieves ...

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Bernard DayoOctober 8, 2018

Here’s your first look at Dare Olaitan’s upcoming movie ‘Knock Out Blessing’

The first teaser for Dare Olaitan’s upcoming movie Knock Out Blessing opens in a shrine. A politician running for whatever ...

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Bernard DayoOctober 7, 2018

Reality star Teddy A says he will only act nude if the price is right

Reality TV star Teddy A has been making splashes in the world of pop culture since being a contestant on ...

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Bernard DayoOctober 5, 2018

Blessing Egbe’s upcoming movie ‘The Ten Virgins’ is a parody and a musical and we didn’t see it coming

Fresh off from being selected as one of the female filmmakers headlining this year’s Nollywood Travel Film Festival, Blessing Egbe ...

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Bernard DayoOctober 4, 2018

Ayo Ayoola is running for the highest political office in Nigeria in the trailer for ‘If I Am President’

As the 2019 elections draw closer, the Nigerian political landscape has been both interesting and tumultuous. The news cycle is still ...

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Bernard DayoOctober 3, 2018

The future is female: the Nollywood Travel Film Festival to spotlight female directors at Glasgow

The Nollywood Travel Film Festival (NTFF) is an initiative that seeks to promote films by Nigerians living all over the ...

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Bernard DayoOctober 2, 2018

AMAA 2018: Organisers rename animation category after slain animator Jibril Mailafia

Following the death of talented filmmaker and animator Jibril Mailafia in the Jos killings, organisers of the Africa Academy Movie ...

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Bernard DayoOctober 1, 2018

‘Green White Green,’ ’76,’ ‘October 1’: Check out our list of Naija movies to celebrate Independence Day

If you are nonchalant about today’s Independence Day, you are not alone. I tell myself every October 1st that I ...

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Bernard DayoSeptember 28, 2018

Africa Movie Academy Awards set to hold the Africa Cinema Business Roundtable in Kigali

As the fourteen edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) draws closer, the premier award body will be holding ...

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Bernard DayoSeptember 28, 2018

The trailer for ‘The Kinsman’ puts a comedic touch on the Biblical Ruth and Naomi story

Doris Ariole’s 2016 directorial debut Benevolence introduced us to her style: faith-based movies that are meditative but not too preachy. ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqSeptember 27, 2018

7 “films” why you must not miss Lights Camera Africa 2018

    We are hours away from the 2018 edition of Lights, Camera Africa film festival and if you are ...

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Wilfred OkicheSeptember 27, 2018

Odunlade Adekola’s The Vendor is barely salvaged by a few laughs

Meme king Odunlade Adekola takes his lowbrow shtick to the big screen with The Vendor, a ribald screwball tale of ...

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Wilfred OkicheSeptember 26, 2018

‘From Lagos With Love’ had so much material but played out as cheap melodrama

There is no shortage of films- Nollywood, Hollywood and beyond- that trace the dramatic unravelling of the family, nuclear or ...

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