Tag: nollywood

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 ...

Bernard DayoMarch 8, 2018

The Good, the bad, and the left out: Lessons from the VICE on HBO Nollywood documentary

Nollywood, the second biggest film industry in the world, has since put Nigeria on the global map. The 2016 record-breaking, ...

Bernard DayoMarch 1, 2018

[The Film Blog] How Africa Magic gave Nollywood a bad image

Long before streaming became such a huge part of our culture, access to Nollywood films mostly ran on an efficient ...

Wilfred OkicheFebruary 19, 2018

Obituary: Akinwunmi Ishola, the honest man and culture icon

On Saturday, February 17, 2018, the family of renowned playwright, culture activist, actor, author, academic, and dramatist, Akinwunmi Ishola, confirmed ...

Bernard DayoFebruary 16, 2018

[The Film Blog] We need to talk about Nollywood’s obsession with marriage

Hello Nollywood, can you hear me? I’m fairly convinced that I speak for everyone when I say I’m tired of ...

ToluJanuary 19, 2018

Entertainment Roundup: We will all be reading Lupita Nyong’o’s children’s book, Sulwe | More stories

Here’s a quick update of everything you missed in entertainment yesterday and others that unraveled while you slept. Nollywood filmmaker ...

Wilfred OkicheJanuary 15, 2018

LONG READ: Why Nollywood is moving round in circles

If you listen to critics and the journalists who cover the entertainment beat, 2017 was not Nollywood’s best year, wasn’t ...

Bernard DayoJanuary 1, 2018

[The Film Blog] On fuel scarcity, Nollywood, and the media industry

Over the years, fuel scarcity in Nigeria has become as familiar as sunlight. Its repeated occurrence stems from a number ...

Bernard DayoDecember 25, 2017

[The Film Blog] Why Nollywood is yet to experience a shake up despite the Harvey Weinstein scandal

Back in October, The New York Times published a story detailing decades of allegations of sexual harassment against film mogul ...

Oludolapo AdelanaDecember 16, 2017

The YNaija Cover this evening – the 16th of December

Follow the links to read the stories and analyses on YNaija: There’s a possibility of Igbo leadership after Buhari – ...

Wilfred OkicheDecember 14, 2017

[The Film Blog] The Accidental Spy may be the worst thing AY has ever done

Not to be confused with the 2001 Jackie Chan led Hong Kong film, The Accidental Spy, produced by the duo ...

EditorNovember 10, 2017

LONG READ: Can popular culture save Nigeria?

by Wilfred Okiche   It is hard being a Nigerian citizen today. The country is so dysfunctional that even on ...

AzeezOctober 30, 2017

We are proud of Nollywood and its achievements – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government has said the creative industry is important to the economy. Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed made the statement ...

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