Tag: film

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Emmanuel OnwuchekwaFebruary 27, 2019

Black Panther’s wins at the Oscars were the wins that really made a statement

We rejoiced with Ryan Coogler’s cast of Marvel’s Black Panther as they stormed the SAG awards and took home two ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 13, 2018

Film Review: In an industry drowning in cliches; Kasala is a breath of fresh air

In an interesting twist, one of the most refreshing movies to come out of Nollywood in a long time has ...

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YNaija NewsRoomAugust 6, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: A written history of Nigeria’s great film epochs

If we’re being factually accurate, then Nigeria’s first contact with film was in 1903 when Herbert Macaulay invited Balboa and Company ...

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Bernard DayoJune 5, 2018

Sorry, Ramsey Nouah. But why must “Living in Bondage” have a sequel?

Recently, I have been watching large volumes of old Hollywood films. The last one, 1986’s sci-fi, horror film Critters, is ...

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Wilfred OkicheMarch 1, 2018

#YNaijaInterview: ‘’We knew we were doing something above and beyond ourselves’’- Black Panther star, Sope Aluko speaks with YNaija

Nigerian actress, Sope Aluko has been working in Hollywood for a number of years now, scoring recurring roles in television ...

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EditorNovember 24, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: These are the LGBT themed films from Africa you should be looking to see.

For LGBT film makers, the film festival circuit has become an alternative sanctuary of sorts. The film festival circuit in ...

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EditorNovember 11, 2017

The Film Blog: Discovering Blackness in Tokyo with Amarachi Nwosu

For those who don’t know, Amarachi Nwosu, otherwise known as Amaraworldwide on Twitter is a pretty outspoken, if somewhat misguided ...

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EditorOctober 26, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Woody Allen dares to make a movie romanticising pedophilia in this Weinstein era

One of the first things you’d expect to happen following the Harvey Weinstein scandal – the allegations of sexual harassment ...

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SponsorOctober 6, 2017

Lights Camera Africa!!! Film Festival 2017 ends with a call for citizen engagement

he 7th edition of the Lights Camera Africa!!! Film Festival, a 3-day cultural fiesta which held from 29 September – ...

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EditorSeptember 14, 2017

The Film Blog: Lights Camera Africa!!! Film Festival returns with the theme ‘RESET’

The Lights Camera Africa!!! Film Festival, a 3-day cultural event to celebrate independent African cinema, is returning this year with ...

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EditorAugust 2, 2017

The Lights Camera Africa!!! 2017 Film Festival ‘RESET’

What is becoming one of the continent’s landmark cultural events, the Lights Camera Africa!!! Film Festival is returning in 2017 ...

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EditorJuly 31, 2017

The Film Blog: Is Banana Island Ghost the most anticipated movie after Isoken?

Short answer: yes. Post the lavish premiere two Sundays ago, that’s all anybody can talk about, despite the fact that ...

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SponsorJuly 28, 2017

Glitz & Glamour as Biola Alabi, Executive Producer premieres Banana Island Ghost

In what can only be described as a dazzling night of glitz and glamour, the official world premiere of the ...

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SponsorJuly 27, 2017

Azizat Sadiq makes Nollywood comeback with Chi’s Journey

Amstel Malta Box Office Reality Show Winner and ‘Wetin Dey’ actress Azizat Sadiq has returned to Nollywood Chi’s Journey. Produced ...

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ToluJuly 7, 2017

EbonyLife at 4: The life and times of Africa’s first black entertainment network

When Ebonylife TV went live in mid 2013, it sought to be the global network for premium African entertainment. It ...

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ToluMarch 21, 2017

Film Review: Ojukokoro is what happens when a fan of the Coen brothers jumps off a plane without a parachute

by Chi Ibe There were about 14 of us at the cinemas to watch the new film, Ojukokoro yesterday. The ...

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ToluJanuary 21, 2017

The Film Blog: We are curious about Kayode Kasum’s ‘Dognapped’

Who else is excited about the direction Nollywood is taking? Smart dramas, historical epics, biopics and box office conquering comedies. ...

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Isime EseneJanuary 13, 2017

The YNaija Ranking: The Wedding Party is number 1 on our top 10 film countdown

With over N250 million in earnings, it is clear why this countdown debuts with The Wedding Party at number one. ...

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Isime EseneJanuary 10, 2017

The YNaija Rankings: Every month, we will rank the top films, TV and radio stations in Nigeria

YNaija will, from Wednesday, January 11, release a monthly countdown of platforms leading and lagging in the Nigerian media space. ...

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ToluJanuary 10, 2017

From the makers of Confusion Na Wa comes new film ‘The Lost Cafe’ (TRAILER)

Peridot and Cinema Kpatakpata are proud to announce the release of the trailer for their beautiful poignant film, The Lost ...

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ToluJanuary 9, 2017

See all the red carpet looks from the 2017 Golden Globes

The 74th Golden Globes held last night and beyond the celebration of film, it was a night of extraordinary fashion. ...

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ToluDecember 16, 2016

Entertainment Roundup: Brother Jekwu rakes in N20 million in 10 days of release, Seantizzle reveals artwork for new album | More stories

Here are the top stories from yesterday and others that unraveled while you slept – and are still buzzing this ...

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ToluNovember 26, 2016

The Wedding Party premiere, Star Trek finale, and more… Everything is happening this weekend

Last weekend, art enthusiasts and literature lovers had their time to bond, feast and remind us all that the select ...

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Media BloggerNovember 2, 2016

The Film Blog: A Mercy Johnson talk show you say?

Mercy Johnson is launching a talk show. Or has launched a talk show. We’re still not sure but she made ...

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ToluOctober 21, 2016

The Film Blog: Which one is the Eko International Film Festival again?

This one just crept up on us, without announcement. Keepers of the Game, Code Girl, StartUp Generation and I’m Not ...

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ToluOctober 3, 2016

The Media Blog: We think this is crucial if you write about other people

Major, major key. Especially for people working in media. I'm slowly learning this lesson, myself. pic.twitter.com/WslxRmuq6I — Osarumen Osamuyi (@SkweiRd) ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 20, 2016

The Film Blog: ‘Green White Green’ was the real star of TIFF 2016 – but you didn’t hear about it, because… feferity

In the din of the well made ’93 Days’, the well hyped ‘The Wedding Party’, and the badly-bashed ‘Okafor’s Law’ ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 20, 2016

The Film Blog: So is BellaNaija’s Atoke a film critic or not, or just when she says she is?

We love BellaNaija. Family, really. And so, we have to love Atoke. And no reason not to really – she ...

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Isime EseneSeptember 19, 2016

So we’re experimenting with The Film Blog…

It’s a bit too soon, isn’t it? Yeah, we have had this debate with ourselves over the past two weeks ...

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Mazi EmekaSeptember 12, 2016

Entertainment Roundup: Kanye West’s GOOD Music dumps D’Banj? | Genevieve Nnaji, Kunle Afolayan talk Nollywood at TIFF

Here are some stories from yesterday and others that unraveled while you slept – and are now buzzing this morning ...

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