Category: The Film Blog

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Bernard DayoJanuary 21, 2019

John Boyega is set to produce South African crime thriller ”God is Good” and we are not ready

John Boyega has been linked to a couple of movie projects since last year, some of which will allow the ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 17, 2019

Multichoice, Fox, Dolby to host Nollywood masterclass with Femi Odugbemi

The Multichoice Talent Factory has officially kicked off and there will be a Nollywood masterclass on Friday with ace filmmaker ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 16, 2019

Basketmouth has postponed the release of ”The Exorcism of Alu” because of Falz’s new album

Since comic stalwart Basketmouth announced that his first feature film The Exorcism of Alu will hit cinemas on January 15, ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 16, 2019

Review: Knock Out Blessing delivers more hits than misses

The prodigious Dare Olaitan announced his arrival in audacious form with the 2017 crime drama Ojukokoro (Greed). A welcome breath ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 15, 2019

Younger Nollywood filmmakers are tackling diversity in storytelling. Is there an audience?

At the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), Nigeria’s biggest and most important film festival, held in Lagos from 12-17th November ...

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EditorJanuary 15, 2019

Review: Up North is big, beautiful and bland

Geography was big in Nollywood in 2018 with films like Lionheart, King of Boys and Kasala looking within to reflect ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 14, 2019

”Oga John” is a searing, visually stunning short film about suicide and mental health

In a dimly lit grocery store, football commentary in pidgin softly blares from a radio. A weary-looking woman leaves the ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 12, 2019

Kerry Washington’s verdict on ”Lionheart” is that she loves it!

The buzz around Genevieve Nnaji’s Lionheart, which arrived on Netflix last week Friday, hit a new high when Hollywood actress ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 10, 2019

The trailer for Basketmouth’s ”The Exorcism of Alu” is here to scare the bejesus out of you

Basketmouth’s first-ever feature film The Exorcism of Alu is far away from the comedian’s wheelhouse. Teased as a horror movie ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 10, 2019

Zainab Balogun has revealed that her role in ”God Calling” was a calling

In BB Sasore’s God Calling, Zainab Balogun plays the role of a wife and mother in a seemingly perfect family, ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 9, 2019

BAFTA 2019: ‘Black Panther’ has been nominated for Special Visual Effects

This year’s British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) were announced in London early Tuesday ahead of the ceremony on February 10. ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 9, 2019

Ramsey Nouah is frightening in the trailer for ‘Levi’ and this may be the best we have ever seen him

In the last shot for the trailer for Levi, Ramsey Nouah is asked by his secretary if he is dying. ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 8, 2019

A pirated copy of ‘Lionheart’ was recently sold in traffic and here’s why Nollywood urgently needs to tackle its piracy problem

Just four days after Genevieve Nnaji’s directorial debut Lionheart arrived on Netflix, a clip of a pirated copy being hawked ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 7, 2019

Five of Doris Ariole’s movies has made it to iROKO Tv’s viewers’ choice top 20 movies for 2018

Streaming platform iROKO Tv has released its 2018 viewers’ choice top 20 and five movies by Doris Ariole made the ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 4, 2019

Genevive Nnaji’s ‘Lionheart’ is now streaming on Netflix today!

Only recently marking 20 years in Nollywood, Genevieve Nnaji’s buzzy, directorial debut Lionheart is a love letter to Nigeria. After ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 4, 2019

Nollywood can no longer manipulate box office numbers and we have CEAN to thank for that

2019 is off to a good start in Nollywood, in the context of authentic box office information and data. I ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 4, 2019

British-Nigerian actress Cynthia Erivo has been nominated for the 2019 BAFTA Rising Star Award

2018 was Cynthia Erivo’s year, successfully making the transition to film after an impressive footprint from stage acting. If you ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 3, 2019

Black girl magic! Letitia Wright is the highest box office earner of 2018

According to Fandango, Letitia Wright is the highest box office earner of 2018! Black. Girl. Magic. Wright earnings totalled at ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 2, 2019

Charles Novia loses mum

As 2018 rolled into a new year, ace filmmaker and producer Charles Novia lost his mum. She died on December ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 28, 2018

The trailer for Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ is scary and terrifying, and this is a reminder that the horror genre in Nollywood is still dead

On Christmas day, Jordan Peele released the trailer for Us, a post-Get Out horror film that drove the internet into ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 28, 2018

Abba Makama’s ‘Green White Green’ has now been added to the Harvard University Student Library

Abba Makama’s feature film Green White Green has now been successfully catalogued into the Harvard University Student Library, under the ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 26, 2018

David Oyelowo to make directorial debut with Disney film ‘The Water Man’

In 2015, it was announced that Selma actor David Oyelowo was in talks to produce and direct Disney film The ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 26, 2018

Film Review: Lionheart is the feel-good movie of the year and everyone should see it

Genevieve Nnaji isn’t a fan of the division of the film industry into old and new Nollywood. These boxes and ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 20, 2018

Genevieve Nnaji has allegedly accused FilmOne Distribution for refusing to distribute ‘Lionheart’

There has been a fairytale quality about Genevieve Nnaji’s Lionheart, its ample, exquisite publicity and the goodwill from the film ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 20, 2018

Artistry Media wins Lagos Film Academy’s short film grant of $5,000

Last month, the Lagos Film Academy (LFA) announced the theme for its annual Film for Life project – the upcoming ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 19, 2018

‘Rise’ is the Boko Haram-inspired movie being made with Hollywood stars

The menace of Boko Haram in Northern Nigeria has transcended political talking points, becoming a cultural institution that has churned ...

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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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Edwin OkoloDecember 17, 2018

BB Sasore and Momo Spaine talk ‘God calling’ and the art of film making

Film making is no easy feat in Nigeria, and while the Nigerian Film industry aka Nollywood churns out a number ...

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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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