Category: The Film Blog

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Bernard DayoJuly 28, 2018

BB Sasore is looking for a second unit director for his upcoming movie and it could be you

The next time you’ll hear about director and writer BB Sasore, on a big scale that is, it will be ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 27, 2018

Omoni Oboli wants to change the narrative of women hating each other with her new film “Moms at War”

Omoni Oboli is currently enjoying a cultural renaissance. In mid-2017, she pivoted away from Nollywood to launch her clothing line ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 26, 2018

How fashion and music saved “Lara and the Beat”

As Lara and her sister Dara are removed from their mansion following the allegation of tax fraud levelled against their ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 23, 2018

Here are the Nollywood movies featuring at this year’s Africa Film Trinidad & Tobago

The AFTT is here again, and opens with a night of film, fashion and festivity at The Central Bank Auditorium ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 23, 2018

Nollywood actors want you to know that they get turned on on set

A lot of things happen on the typical movie set, actors fumbling their lines, someone in the crew making jokes, ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 22, 2018

“From Lagos With Love” is Dami Elebe’s upcoming debut movie, and it could make or mar her

Dami Elebe knows how to write a good TV script, and this is from keenly knowing her audience. In a ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 21, 2018

We are rooting for “Dynasty” star Sam Adegoke in the upcoming indie film “8000 Shots”

Sam Adegoke is one of the Nigerian-American actors changing the face of Hollywood. Currently starring as Jeff Colby on CW’s ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 20, 2018

Oreka Godis is giving acting another stab in “Faces,” set to premiere at the 39th Durban International Film Festival

Of all her many talents, acting is one side to Oreka Godis that is still shaping up. Gradually, she’s been ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 19, 2018

Lupita Nyong’o, Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott: This is how you should make a “Charlie’s Angel” reboot

Even though it’s a rumoured casting, and that Lupita Nyongo, Kristen Stewart, and Naomi Scott are still in early talks ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 18, 2018

“Black Panther” star Winston Duke to play Kimbo Slice in biopic

Reportedly, brawny, six-foot tall Winston Duke is going to put on de strength of der bleck penta in a biopic ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 18, 2018

Pascal Atuma’s “Sweet Revenge” has been shortlisted for Kevin Hart’s Eat My Shorts contest

Back in May, top American and once-beleaguered comedian Kevin Hart invited aspiring filmmakers to Eat My Shorts. I know, I ...

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EditorJuly 18, 2018

Film Review: Skyscraper is as solid as The Rock

Coming off a string of movies with huge box office wins (Jumanji, Fast 7, Rampage), Dwayne ‘’The Rock’’ Johnson might ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 18, 2018

Film Review: Alexandra is a near sterile immigrant hustle story

The Nollywood-diaspora collaborations are pretty much a staple of the film industry. In the last decade, they have become so ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 16, 2018

Here’s your first look at David Oyelowo as Javert in “Les Misérables”

Two months ago, Victor Hugo’s classic 19th century novel Les Misérables was announced as a TV adaptation. Unlike the 2012 ...

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EditorJuly 15, 2018

Black Panther actor in Nollywood action flick, Klipper

Hollywood based Nigerian filmmaker and actor, Ofu Obekpa who appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe blockbusters, Captain America: Civil War ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 15, 2018

Danai Gurira is in talks to star in “Godzilla vs King Kong” and “Star Trek 4” and this is officially too good

Although Danai Gurira has been slaying zombies in AMC’s post-apocalyptic zombie saga The Walking Dead, Marvel’s Black Panther was the ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 14, 2018

“Black Panther” is now on DStv BoxOffice, but what does this say about moviegoing and the future of cinema?

During one of those breaks between DStv programs, I recently watched visuals of Black Panther now made available on DStv ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 13, 2018

Baaj Adebule and Ebiye Victor give it all to pay their rent in the trailer for “Payday”

After holding a private screening at the Genesis Deluxe Cinemas about two weeks ago, Cheta Chukwu’s Payday now has a ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 12, 2018

Ofu Obekpa, Kevin Nash, Conphidance and Libby Blanton bring the action on “Klippers”

Involved in big scale projects like Captain America: Civil War and Black Panther, talented US-based filmmaker Ofu Obekpa is definitely ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 11, 2018

Mercy Johnson goes man-hunting in the trailer for “Seven and a Half Dates”

You have to kiss a lot of frogs to find your prince, which essentially is the central theme for Biodun ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 10, 2018

With Toke Makinwa, “Foreigner’s God” is the star-studded movie to end all star-studded movies

If you have been following updates on Ifan Ifeanyi Michael’s upcoming movie Foreigner’s God, you must know by now that ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 9, 2018

The AMVCAs, Tyler Perry’s Acrimony and why Nollywood needs new audiences

Over the weekend, on Twitter, the age-old battle of the sexes was revived for the 57,000th merry go round. This ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 3, 2018

“Cock Crow at Dawn” actor Ignis Ekwe has passed away

In another industry loss, we can confirm the death of veteran actor Ignis Ekwe who died on Monday. Ekwe reportedly ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 1, 2018

“The Washerman” trailer is everything we have seen before so what’s new?

If I’m being honest, I nearly screamed when I read “desperately in search of love” in the plot synopsis of ...

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Bernard DayoJune 29, 2018

How cinema-worthy are Nollywood’s new crop of movies?

Earlier in the week, I responded to a tweet posted by an account that I follow. It was an interesting ...

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Bernard DayoJune 27, 2018

Paul Apel’s “Fantastic Numbers” gets premiere date

Reportedly, Paul Apel’s soon-to-be released movie Fantastic Numbers sits on a budget of N35m, which, no offense, isn’t that fantastic. ...

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Bernard DayoJune 26, 2018

Meet the four Nigerians invited to become voting members of the Oscars. And yes, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde is repping

This year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences set its eyes on four Nigerians making boss moves. Or ...

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Bernard DayoJune 26, 2018

Kenyan director Wanuri Kahiu invited to become member of Oscars Academy

It’s been a tumultuous 2018 for Kenyan director Wanuri Kahiu, from making history at this year’s Cannes with her lesbian ...

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Bernard DayoJune 23, 2018

Pascal Atuma has spilled the tea on gay Nollywood but it’s not piping hot

“SHOCKER: Filmmaker Says You can’t Make It in Nollywood if You’re not a Prostitute,” reads the headline from The Cable ...

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Bernard DayoJune 23, 2018

Stop what you are doing and read Mary Njoku’s Instagram post on sexual harassment in Nollywood

On Thursday, actress and ROK studios head honcho Mary Njoku posted a disturbing (and hardly surprising) account of sexual harassment ...

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