Tag: nollywood

Nelson C.JDecember 12, 2019

With ‘Glamour Girls,’ is Nollywood finally in the era of remakes?

The allure of remaking any piece of art is to be allowed the chance to view it from wholly refreshing ...

Nelson C.JDecember 4, 2019

Can new Nollywood learn anything from their YungNollywood?

Old Nollywood movies have found a second life as shorthand for virtual interactions across social media platforms. First generation Nigerian ...

Wilfred OkicheJune 13, 2019

Film Review: In Katung Aduwak’s Heaven’s Hell, the rich also cry

If you scored a thousand Naira for every time the f… word was uttered in Heaven’s Hell, the long gestating ...

Wilfred OkicheJune 3, 2019

Film Review: Knockout wants to make you laugh. What’s wrong with that?

It is hard to recall considering today’s fragmented media space but there was a time when Wale Adenuga Productions was ...

Bernard DayoJune 2, 2019

Rambo: Last Blood, Jessica Jones season 3, The Goldfinch – Here are the movie trailers you might have missed during the week

It was a whirlwind of movie trailers during the week. Case in point: Pixar’s new animation film Onward, which imagines ...

Bernard DayoApril 25, 2019

Hey, the French movie industry has signed an exchange agreement with Nollywood

In an interesting development, the French movie industry (I’m tempted to say Follywood) has signed a mutual agreement with Nollywood, ...

Bernard DayoFebruary 12, 2019

Joke Silva will attend the 2019 Cannes Film Festival to discuss women in film as a panelist

This year’s Cannes Film Festival will be huge for African films, in that African filmmakers, artists, distributors and key stakeholders ...

Wilfred OkicheJanuary 15, 2019

Younger Nollywood filmmakers are tackling diversity in storytelling. Is there an audience?

At the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), Nigeria’s biggest and most important film festival, held in Lagos from 12-17th November ...

Bernard DayoDecember 28, 2018

The trailer for Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ is scary and terrifying, and this is a reminder that the horror genre in Nollywood is still dead

On Christmas day, Jordan Peele released the trailer for Us, a post-Get Out horror film that drove the internet into ...

Bernard DayoDecember 13, 2018

Mike Ezuruonye wants you to know that Hollywood movies are more pirated than Nollywood movies

Mike Ezuruonye’s sophomore movie as a director/producer Lagos Real Fake Life opened in cinemas last month, and while I bemoaned ...

Wilfred OkicheNovember 28, 2018

#AFRIFF2018: The Delivery Boy is a future Nollywood classic

Amir is The Delivery Boy. Amir is a terrorist on a mission. After existing as a pawn for most of ...

Otaigbe EwoigbokhanNovember 7, 2018

King of Boys: An unvarnished look into the seedy underbelly of the Lagos elite

Kemi Adetiba’s King of Boys is a coming of age film and a departure from the mundane theme of comedy ...

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 ...

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 ...

Oludolapo AdelanaAugust 9, 2018

The YNaija Cover – the 9th of August

Follow the links to read the stories and analyses on YNaija: “Seven and a Half Dates” reportedly makes 10 million ...

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 ...

EditorAugust 3, 2018

There’s a new Nollywood pop-up channel on DStv, for you Nollywood lovers

Till date, the best pop-up channel experience I’ve had as a DStv subscriber is the one dedicated to Marvel movies. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Wilfred OkicheJune 19, 2018

Review: Eniola Badmus gives us Ghetto bred, another Nollywood Rom-com nobody asked for

Enola Badmus has Funke Akindele-Bello to thank for her career. Or at least for her star making appearance in the ...

Bernard DayoJune 10, 2018

Nollywood has made an alien invasion movie called “Sector Zero”…wait…WHAT?

Yes, I was also shocked too! “Nollywood” and “alien invasion” in the same sentence does my head in. If you ...

Omoleye OmoruyiJune 9, 2018

NASS threatens to invoke constitutional powers on the executive; Nigerian actor says gays, lesbians rule Nollywood and other stories that made headlines this week

These are the top ten stories that drove conversation this week. The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) invited Senate President, Bukola Saraki to ...

Bernard DayoJune 3, 2018

Here are the Nollywood movies coming to cinemas this June

The first quarter of 2018 was a wellspring of movie releases in Nollywood and, so far, reviews are gradually pointing ...

Bernard DayoMay 21, 2018

“Foreigner’s God” is easily the most ambitious project to come out of Nollywood this year

Foreigner’s God, the period piece from director Ifan Ifeanyi Michael, hasn’t even been released yet. The film is still in ...

Bernard DayoMay 21, 2018

“Boss Of All Bosses” explores Naija’s corporate world with this new, funny trailer

In another edition of Nollywood copies Hollywood, I present to you the trailer of Ike Nnaebue’s upcoming comedy Boss Of ...

Bernard DayoApril 30, 2018

In case you haven’t noticed, gimmicky star-studded movies are killing Nollywood

Old-era Nollywood was much simpler. It was a period in an evolving industry where actors were discovered, and with every ...

Bernard DayoMarch 30, 2018

This trailer for “Date Night” is the stuff psychological thrillers are made of

Okay. So I’m a little excited about the forthcoming Date Night, partly because it’s a piece of filmmaking that derails ...

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