#FeatureFriday – The Green Affair

Hey guys, watch this short skit and join the conversation.

What do you think about the central message of the skit?

Do you think this dude (or any in his shoes) can call this abuse?

Did his experience really warrant his taking up a vice?

Make sure you drop your comments below! and Share!

Peace and have a great weekend! 🙂

Transition: Maya Angelou (1928-2014)

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Maya Angelou celebrated American poet and author has died at the age of 86 at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina today, Wednesday 28th of May 2014. Ms Angelou was not only an author and poet but was also prominent in the civil rights movement. She passed quietly in her home sometime before 8am this morning.

Angelou has received more than 30 honorary degrees from universities around the world. She published 7 autobiographies, 3 books of essays, and several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning more than 50 years.

For more information about this remarkable woman visit her website www.mayaangelou.com. Below are a couple of her popular quotes that we really liked. Feel free to share your’s. May she RIP.

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them”

I like to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick as”.                                                                                                                                                         Maya Angelou (1928-2014)

Africa Movie Academy Awards 2014: AMAA

Africa Movie Academy Awards 2014: AMAA

On Saturday, 24th of May 2014, the 10th anniversary of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) held at Yenogoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. It was a night of glory for our actors and film makers as talent was being rewarded. The founder and CEO of the awards, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, paid tribute to the late film maker, Amaka Igwe, who was a member of the AMAA jury till her death. Movies like “Of good report” took the lead in nominations with 13 nominations on its tail, followed by movies like “The forgotten kingdom” and “Potomanto“.

It was indeed a night of celebration and entertainment as the best in the movie sector were honored with awards while stars like Timi Dakolo, Bez, J Martins, Edge, Ketshe and comedians Buchi, Funny Bone performed. Asides celebrities, also in attendance were top government functionaries.

Below are winners of the 2014 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA):

AMAA 2014 Award for Best Film
Of Good Report – South Africa

AMAA 2014 Award for Best Director
Jamil X.T Quebeka – Of Good Report (South Africa)

AMAA 2014 Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Mothusi Magano – Of Good Report

AMAA 2014 Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Clarion Chukwurah – Apaye

AMAA 2014 Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Thapelo Mofekeng – Felix

AMAA 2014 Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Patience Ozokwor – After the Proposal

AMAA 2014 Award for Best Young/Promising Actor
Petronella Tshuma – Of Good Report

AMAA 2014 Award for Best Child Actor
Lebohang Ntsane – Forgotten Kingdom

AMAA 2014 Award for Best First Feature Film by a Director
Harrikrishna & Sharvan Anenden – The Children of Troumaron

AMAA 2014 Award for Best Short Film
Dialemi – Gabon

AMAA 2014 Award for Best Animation
Khumba – South Africa

AMAA 2014 Award for Best Documentary
Hamu Beya – The Sand Fishers – Mali and Potraits of a Lone Farmer – Nigeria/Denmark

Ousmane Sembene AMAA 2014 Award For Best Film in an African Language
B for Boy – Nigeria

AMAA 2014 Award for Best Diaspora Short
Passage – Bahamas

AMAA 2014 Award for Best Diaspora Documentary
Through the Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People – USA

AMAA 2014 Award for Best Diaspora Feature
Kingston Paradise – Jamaica

AMAA 2014 Award for Achievement in Production Design
A Northern Affair – Ghana

AMAA 2014 Achievement in Costume Design
Ni Sisi – Kenya

AMAA 2014 Award for Achievement in Make-up
Once Upon A Road Trip – South Africa

AMAA 2014 Award for Achievement in Soundtrack
Onye Ozi

AMAA 2014 Award for Achievement in Visual Effect
A Mile From Home

AMAA 2014 Award for Achievement in Sound
The Forgotten Kingdom

AMAA 2014 Award for Achievement in Cinematography
The Forgotten Kingdom

AMAA 2014 Award for Achievement in Editing
Potomanto

AMAA 2014 Award for Achievement in Screenplay
Of Good Report

AMAA 2014 – Bayelsa State Government Endowed Award for Best Nigerian Film
Accident

MADIBA Award
Ni Sisi – Kenya

Best Film for Women Empowerment
B For Boy – Nigeria

Special Jury Award
New Horizon – Nigeria

Lifetime Achievement
Bob Manuel-Udokwu

More pictures below:

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Photo Credit: P.M. News

Clarion Chukwura recieving her award for her movie Apaye

 

 

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Photo Credit: Ghana Gist

Joselyn Dumas

Best Short Film – Dialemi

Best Animation – Khumba (South Africa)

Best Documentary – Hamu Beya(Mali) & Portraits of a Lone Farmer(Nigeria&Denmark)

Best Film(African Language) – B for Boy

Best Diaspora Short Film – Passage

Best Diaspora Documentary – Through The Lens Darkly(USA)

Best Diaspora Feature – Kingston Paradise(Jamaica)

Achievement In Production Design

Award – Northern Affair (Ghana)

Achievement In Costume Design – Ni Sisi(Kenya)

Achievement In Make-up – Once Upon
A Road Trip (South Africa)

Achievement in Soundtrack – Onye Ozi (Nigeria/UK)

Best Marketer – Okiki Films

Best Actress in a Leading Role – Clarion Chukwurah (Apaye)

Best Film – Of The Good Report
Special Jury Prize for Short Film – New Horizon

Joyce Banda Award for Film on Women Empowerment – B For Boy

Mandiba Award – Ni Sisi

Best Director – Jamil Quebeka (Of Good Report)

Best First Feature Film by a Director – Harikrishna & Sharvan Anenden
Special Jury Prize – Bob Manuel-Udokwu

Best Actor – Mothusi Magano (Of Good Report)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
– Patience Ozokwor (After The Proposal)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role –
Thapelo Mofekeng (Felix)

Best Young Promising Actor -Petronella Tshuma (Of Good Report)

Best Child Actor – Lebohang Ntsane (Forgotten Kingdom)

Best Nigerian Film – Accident
Achievement in Screenplay – Of Good Report

Achievement in Editing – Potomanto

Achievement in Cinematography – The

Forgotten Kingdom
Achievement in Sound – The Forgotten Kingdom

Achievement in Visual Effects – A Mile From Home (Nigeria)

– See more at: http://olorisupergal.com/winners-at-2014-africa-movie-academy-awards-amaa/#sthash.PpvdvnDB.dpuf

Best Short Film – Dialemi

Best Animation – Khumba (South Africa)

Best Documentary – Hamu Beya(Mali) & Portraits of a Lone Farmer(Nigeria&Denmark)

Best Film(African Language) – B for Boy

Best Diaspora Short Film – Passage

Best Diaspora Documentary – Through The Lens Darkly(USA)

Best Diaspora Feature – Kingston Paradise(Jamaica)

Achievement In Production Design

Award – Northern Affair (Ghana)

Achievement In Costume Design – Ni Sisi(Kenya)

Achievement In Make-up – Once Upon
A Road Trip (South Africa)

Achievement in Soundtrack – Onye Ozi (Nigeria/UK)

Best Marketer – Okiki Films

Best Actress in a Leading Role – Clarion Chukwurah (Apaye)

Best Film – Of The Good Report
Special Jury Prize for Short Film – New Horizon

Joyce Banda Award for Film on Women Empowerment – B For Boy

Mandiba Award – Ni Sisi

Best Director – Jamil Quebeka (Of Good Report)

Best First Feature Film by a Director – Harikrishna & Sharvan Anenden
Special Jury Prize – Bob Manuel-Udokwu

Best Actor – Mothusi Magano (Of Good Report)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
– Patience Ozokwor (After The Proposal)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role –
Thapelo Mofekeng (Felix)

Best Young Promising Actor -Petronella Tshuma (Of Good Report)

Best Child Actor – Lebohang Ntsane (Forgotten Kingdom)

Best Nigerian Film – Accident
Achievement in Screenplay – Of Good Report

Achievement in Editing – Potomanto

Achievement in Cinematography – The

Forgotten Kingdom
Achievement in Sound – The Forgotten Kingdom

Achievement in Visual Effects – A Mile From Home (Nigeria)

– See more at: http://olorisupergal.com/winners-at-2014-africa-movie-academy-awards-amaa/#sthash.PpvdvnDB.dpuf

Best Short Film – Dialemi

Best Animation – Khumba (South Africa)

Best Documentary – Hamu Beya(Mali) & Portraits of a Lone Farmer(Nigeria&Denmark)

Best Film(African Language) – B for Boy

Best Diaspora Short Film – Passage

Best Diaspora Documentary – Through The Lens Darkly(USA)

Best Diaspora Feature – Kingston Paradise(Jamaica)

Achievement In Production Design

Award – Northern Affair (Ghana)

Achievement In Costume Design – Ni Sisi(Kenya)

Achievement In Make-up – Once Upon
A Road Trip (South Africa)

Achievement in Soundtrack – Onye Ozi (Nigeria/UK)

Best Marketer – Okiki Films

Best Actress in a Leading Role – Clarion Chukwurah (Apaye)

Best Film – Of The Good Report
Special Jury Prize for Short Film – New Horizon

Joyce Banda Award for Film on Women Empowerment – B For Boy

Mandiba Award – Ni Sisi

Best Director – Jamil Quebeka (Of Good Report)

Best First Feature Film by a Director – Harikrishna & Sharvan Anenden
Special Jury Prize – Bob Manuel-Udokwu

Best Actor – Mothusi Magano (Of Good Report)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
– Patience Ozokwor (After The Proposal)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role –
Thapelo Mofekeng (Felix)

Best Young Promising Actor -Petronella Tshuma (Of Good Report)

Best Child Actor – Lebohang Ntsane (Forgotten Kingdom)

Best Nigerian Film – Accident
Achievement in Screenplay – Of Good Report

Achievement in Editing – Potomanto

Achievement in Cinematography – The

Forgotten Kingdom
Achievement in Sound – The Forgotten Kingdom

Achievement in Visual Effects – A Mile From Home (Nigeria)

– See more at: http://olorisupergal.com/winners-at-2014-africa-movie-academy-awards-amaa/#sthash.PpvdvnDB.dpuf

Tribute Website dedicated to Late Nollywood Icon

Tribute Website dedicated to Late Nollywood Icon

The passing on of prolific Nollywood Icon and film maker, Amaka Igwe came as a huge blow to the Nollywood Industry. Amaka Igwe who is survived by her husband, 3 children, an aged mother and siblings died from complications from asthma at the age of 51.

A tribute website www.amakigwe.ng dedicated to her memory has been created for goodwill messages and pictures. the site will also contain past pictures and videos of the late icon and her contributions to the film industry. Mrs Igwe who is the founder of BobTV, Top radio 90.9fm, Amaka Igwe Studios and the newly launched Q network was a visionaire in modern Nigerian TV which she captured through her award-winning TV soap, Checkmate and and its off-shoot, The Fuji House of Commotion which have been featured as throwbacks on our blog (click here and here if you missed it).

Various events preceding her funeral as announced by the family include;

– A tribute evening and Lagos service of songs will hold on the 9th of June, 2014 at Havens Garden, GRA Ikeja

– Enugu service of songs will hold on the 12th of June at Okpara Square, Enugu , 2014 and then proceed to her husband’s home town at Ndiuche Arondizuogu, Imo State on Friday 13th of June, 2014, where she will be finally laid to rest.

May her soul keep resting in peace

TuesdayTrivia: Follow up!

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Hi guys,

We left the question from last week’s Tuesday trivia for a bit so that more people could answer. The answers to the questions are

a. NG#853.9BILLION (US$5.1 billion)

b. Indian Film Industry (Bollywood)

c. Ghanaian film industry.

Soooo *drum roooollllll* Congratulations Joy Orji! Please send your phone number to info@homevida.org to claim your prize.

And spread the word about the blog!!! 🙂

Movie Review: Mrs Somebody

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DIRECTOR: Desmond Elliot, TomRobson

PRODUCER: Emem Isong

STORY/SCREENPLAY: Anthony Joseph, Rita Onwurah, Uduak Isong

STARRING: Uche Jombo, Yemi Blaq, Kenneth Okoli, Charles Obodo

Mrs Somebody is a totally relatable movie about somebody like me, like you, or at least someone we have known. Emem Isong through fiction brings to life the true story of the societal obligations (whether self-inflicted or external) on a woman of a certain age to be ‘respectably’ married to a man. The movie chronicles the journey of a young woman through desperation, hurt, loss of faith, anger, then self-love and finally courage to accept true love. Emem Isong does this while making sure you laugh.

Initially I thought, “Just what I need, another movie with the over-the-top acting of Uche Jumbo.” But if there is one place it fit, it was here. I must admit that I felt that if her accent was a little more polished some of the on- liners she delivered would have hit a home run but then again, we are Nigerian. She is allowed her native accent.

I think, no I believe this movie had a script. Even though a little improvisation in comedy is good, unlike most of its fellows it doesn’t fall prey to sacrificing good lines on a platter of cheap melodrama.

The story was written quite well,  showing advanced story telling skill, focused and unraveling progressively. The protagonist Kaira (Uche Jumbo) remained the spine of the story without too many unnecessary appendages. As Mrs somebody moved on from them, those characters wrapped up so that you never once forgot who the movie was about. If she was not in a scene, the scene made reference to her. What made all this even better was the choice and role of the leading men, Yemi Blaq, Kenneth Okoli and Bobby Obodo. Each actor owned their character, and then ah, Uduak Isong et al give us some good irony by making a tattoo having, mama’s house living, furne speaking, goatee keeping, baggie trouser wearing, big jeep driving,  seemingly irresponsible but ultimately charismatic ‘boy-to-man’ become the real Mr somebody.

I was drawn to their care-free boozy relationship and it bounced off the screen so well that I could almost feel the buzz effect of the alcohol they enjoyed in my seat. In my opinion nothing was over the top which made me feel a true sense of reality. I didn’t even notice background noises! (Bless the technical crew). I also liked  how they substituted her best friend…the new one  (Tamara Eteimo) was so much better. Quite scared to watch this movie again for fear of finding out it wasn’t as good as I remember. Still, sometimes the mark of a good movie is the producers making it fun enough so you don’t notice the blunders.

Watch Mrs Somebody, somebody! #InPastor’sVoice 🙂

#TuesdayTrivia

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Hey! Today’s trivia is four part with a little price for whoever gets all answers correct. Since it seems to be a season of giveaways (like excess public holidays from the government 🙂 ) this is a belated Workers Day present from Homevida to you. Enjoy!

The Nigerian film industry is worth an estimated …………….?

It ranks …………… in the world in terms of number of annual film productions, placing it only behind ………………

Nollywood’s biggest competition in Nigeria is the……………… film industry?