The Media Blog: On today’s episode of ‘This is not an exclusive’, we present… TrueNollywoodStories

Kunle Afolayan

Ugh, beht why TNS?

We haven’t paid enough attention to this blog, but we should. It’s doing God’s work in terms of keeping it 100 with Nollywood’s great and small. And it works hard to justify its place at the top of movie reportage.

We will be monitoring to see how it grows and how it expands its audiences beyond the small pool of actors and producers and enthusiasts around core Nollywood (the rest of the Nigerian audience really doesn’t care about the fine print, they just want to know who got pregnant and who went anywhere nude).

So count us disappointed to see that it joins the cast of those who struggle to find an exclusive where it doesn’t exist with this story.

TNS1Guys you can “authoritatively reveal” that the reason Afolayan’s film wasn’t selected was because of beer parlour gossip such as “Kunle’s film already had major buzz, with the high-profile premiere and screening at Nollywood Week Paris. So give others a chance at international buzz and still celebrate Kunle.”

TNS2Oh dear. The reason why The CEO wasn’t selected to screen at a major film festival is because oh ‘it’s gotten such praise, we wouldn’t want to dent it with further praise’?

Who was the source for this? Kunle Afolayan’s publicist.

Especially if you’re a site dedicated to calling out BS (witness the brutal, personal take down of Mo Abudu here), you can’t be spewing smelling, hot messes of your own.

Colour us un-impressed.


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