Tag: film

Video: Take a look at BBN’s Pere Upcoming “Blood Vessel” Movie on Netflix

Ex-BBN housemate and actor Pere Egbi took to social media to announce his new film "Blood Vessel," which is slated to be released on December 8 on the popular streaming…

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Tiwa Savage makes acting debut, plays lead role in ‘Water and Garri’ film

Nigerian musician Tiwa Savage has made her official acting debut in the film "Water and Garri." The singer expressed her enthusiasm for the upcoming project in an Instagram post on…

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#WithChude announces factual & unscripted film/series studio ‘Chude Jideonwo Presents’ with teaser for first film ‘Awaiting Trial’

Host of #WithChude, Chude Jideonwo, yesterday announced his first film ‘Awaiting Trial’ to acclaim across social media. ‘Awaiting Trial’ is a documentary film that explores both the #EndSARS protests and…

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Breakout director Odenike talks ‘Fine’, her debut project and her future in film

Hi Odenike, congratulations on your debut film project with Make It Happen Productions and YNaija. How did this come about? I wanted to create something I cared about. Something that…

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Black Panther

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 Outstanding Performances awards earlier this year. The team both on…

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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 no big name leading lady attached, isn’t fronted by a…

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#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 who was then doing an exhibition tour of silent films…

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Africa Magic, Ramsey Nouah

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 surprisingly good. And funny because these dangerous aliens known as…

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Sope Aluko

#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 series like Army Wives and Graceland. She scored her biggest…

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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 Africa and beyond provides a safe space for creators of…

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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 photographer and social commentator. Nwosu's big calling card is her…

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[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 that span his near 3o years in the movie industry…

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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 – 1 October, 2017 at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island,…

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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 the theme ‘RESET’ – a strategic position to create a…

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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 with the theme “RESET”. The imagined world order that predicted…

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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 there has been the premiere of the sure-to-be-impressive Hakkunde just…

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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 movie, Banana Island Ghost (B.I.G.) was a thrilling delight. The…

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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 by the young star who took a break to from…

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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 became Africa’s first global black entertainment network and it opened…

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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 14 included my friend who I had dragged with me,…

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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. Count us in. The teaser trailer for Kayode Kasum’s independent…

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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. It has smashed every single film record in the history…

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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. The online matrix will rank the Top 20 TV channels,…

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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 Cafe. The film is an uplifting story about a girl's…

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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. Most…

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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 morning. Mike Ezuruonye's film, Brother Jekwu reportedly grosses N20million in…

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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 crowd who value these genres still very much exist in…

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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 the announcement on her Instagram. We won't talk about the title.…

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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 Racist...Am I? Four documentaries that supposedly speak to all that…

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

Note, also, to selves.

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