Category: The Film Blog

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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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Edwin OkoloSeptember 25, 2018

Need yourself a dose of Chigurl? Check out the new ‘Chief Daddy’ teaser

It literally feels like everyone who is anyone in comedy is in the new film from Ebony Life Films, ‘Chief ...

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Bernard DayoSeptember 24, 2018

Kunle Afolayan has a message for any actress planning to offer him sex for movie roles

When Hollywood was hit by #MeToo precipitated by the Harvey Weinstein scandal, the effects didn’t capture Nollywood on a devastating ...

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Bernard DayoSeptember 23, 2018

Here’s your first look at Desmond Elliot’s upcoming movie ‘That Which Binds Us’

Desmond Elliot does have time for filmmaking, even as he campaigns again to represent Surulere Constituency in the Lagos State ...

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Bernard DayoSeptember 21, 2018

Love wins! The High Court in Kenya has lifted the ban on lesbian movie ‘Rafiki’

In a lovely turn of events, the High Court in Kenya has lifted the ban imposed on Wanuri Kahiu’s lesbian ...

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Edwin OkoloSeptember 21, 2018

Mark your calendars people, Ebony Life just announced the premiere date for ‘Chief Daddy’

Following the recent release of the first teaser of the movie, Chief Daddy, EbonyLife Films has announced the date of ...

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Bernard DayoSeptember 21, 2018

Here’s the trailer for Faraday Okoro’s ‘Nigerian Prince’ and we are feeling it

There’s so much background to the indie drama Nigerian Prince, but here’s what you need to know: the movie is ...

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Bernard DayoSeptember 19, 2018

Vivian Metchie champions breast cancer awareness in the moving trailer for ‘Last Days’

Breast cancer is still a real threat to women’s lives, especially in Nigeria where quality healthcare is a capitalist venture. ...

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Bernard DayoSeptember 19, 2018

Stella Damasus shines in the trailer for Daniel Ademinokan’s new movie ‘Between’

Last year saw the teaser of Between released, a movie written and directed by Daniel Ademinokan. Set in Atlanta, Georgia, ...

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Bernard DayoSeptember 19, 2018

Ramsey Nouah is searching for an actor to play Andy Okeke in the ‘Living In Bondage’ sequel

If you didn’t know, there will be a sequel to Living In Bondage, the 1992 horror classic that brought forth ...

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Bernard DayoSeptember 17, 2018

Denola Grey’s first feature film is a screenplay by award-winning director Jade Osiberu

Roughly four months to the end of the year and Denola Grey has dominated headlines for lots of reasons. The ...

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Bernard DayoSeptember 16, 2018

Even Kunle Afolayan hardly watches Nollywood movies. And here’s why

In a recent interview with TheCable Lifestyle, Kunle Afolayan discussed his upcoming movie Mokalik, which will feature singer Simi in ...

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Bernard DayoSeptember 14, 2018

Actors Guild of Nigeria has secured N5 million to support ailing members

One of the issues that has plagued Nollywood, aside the lack of funds and government support, is actors falling into ...

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Edwin OkoloSeptember 14, 2018

Nkem Owoh & Patience Ozokwor continue their comeback in Ebony Life’s ‘Chief Daddy’

Contrary to popular convention, their Golden age of  Nollywood (circa 1999 – 2012) never really faded into obscurity. Long before ...

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Bernard DayoSeptember 14, 2018

Hollywood and African Prestigious Awards appoints ‘Tinsel’ actress Oghenekaro Itene as ambassador

Tinsel actress Oghenekaro Itene isn’t stepping on the brakes, as she has just been appointed to represent Africans in the ...

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Bernard DayoSeptember 13, 2018

Here are the actors nominated for the 2018 Nigerian Entertainment Awards

Every year, the Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA) rolls out a nominations list that cuts across music, film, television, comedy, disc ...

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Bernard DayoSeptember 12, 2018

Kenyan director Wanuri Kahiu is suing the Kenyan government and it’s all about the Oscars

Remember Wanuri Kahiu? How can you not!? The director whose lesbian film Rafiki was historic for being the first Kenyan ...

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Bernard DayoSeptember 11, 2018

Omoni Oboli’s new movie ‘Wings of a Dove’ is activism for the Northern girl child

Social commentary in Nollywood movies have a long history. And for filmmaker Omoni Oboli, she returns to this template with ...

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Bernard DayoSeptember 10, 2018

Thandie Newton’s ‘Liyana’ is the animated documentary about orphaned children in Swaziland

A group of young children in Swaziland use the power of storytelling to work through personal traumas. The result: Liyana, ...

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Bernard DayoSeptember 10, 2018

A heist and other shenanigans in the trailer for ‘Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons’

It was only a matter of time before Nollywood made a movie about the fabled Yoruba Demons, and it seems ...

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Bernard DayoSeptember 8, 2018

Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Lionheart’

Genevieve Nnaji’s directorial debut Lionheart will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival today. No longer news. But according to ...

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Bernard DayoSeptember 7, 2018

‘Bipolar’ is the movie from Oyin Laz creating awareness on the mental disorder

In a recent interview with the Nigerian Tribune, actress and filmmaker Oyin Laz said when she first gave the script ...

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Bernard DayoSeptember 6, 2018

AMVCA winner Odunlade Adekola’s new comedy ‘The Vendor’ will hit cinemas this week

Over the weekend, meme king Odunlade Adekola beat Kalu Ikeagwu, IK Ogbonna, Jimmy Olukoya, and OC Ukeje to win Best ...

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Bernard DayoSeptember 5, 2018

Why the ‘King of Boys’ trailer takes the spot as the best trailer of the year

Nollywood movie trailers are inherently hard to understand. You know I’m right. Go to YouTube and see for yourself; it’s ...

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Bernard DayoSeptember 5, 2018

John Boyega to executive produce British fantasy horror film ‘A Spriggan’

Piggybacking off on Pacific Rim: Uprising which he produced and starred in, Deadline exclusively reports that Star Wars actor John ...

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Bernard DayoSeptember 4, 2018

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s ‘Farming’ stars Genevieve Nnaji, and here’s what the movie is about

Back in 2017, Variety reported the news about Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s British drama Farming. Based on Agbaje’s autobiographical story, Farming centers ...

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