AMAA 2013 winner for Best Nigerian Movie – Confusion Na Wa – was recently screened at the 2014 African Film Festival (AFF) Summer Series which holds annually in New York. The movie which is yet to be released on DVD, was released in Nigerian Cinemas in 2013 and is showing on some online movie platforms for a fee. The movie stars Ramsey Nouah and OC Ukeje among others.
Synopsis – Set in a Nigerian city, Confusion Na Wa is a dark comedy about a group of strangers whose fate becomes intertwined over the course of 24 hours. At the heart of everything is a phone found by two opportunist waisters, Charles and ChiChi, who having read through its contents, decide to blackmail the ownr Emeka. Little do they realise that their misdemeanors have set in motion a chain of events that will lead to a shattering end.
The AFF is still ongoing and has wonderful programs set throughout various NYC parks. Admission is free. Clickhere for more info on screenings and venue.
Due to the classic novel and the hype surrounding the release of Half of a Yellow Sun (HOYS),my high expectations were sadly cut short (in my opinion). Although the actors gave a stellar performance, the reason why we fell in love with the book in the first place was not fully captured. Found a review that came close to my thoughts on this movie, read here and let me know if you agree or disagree with the writer.
In other news, HOYS has set a new first weekend box office record in Nigeria. The record came from showing the movie in 15 cinemas across Nigeria in its first three days, with Lagos cinemas topping the charts.
‘HOYS is expected to also break the record of the highest grossing movie in Nigeria, being the country of the author of the book, and the director and executive producers of the movie.
HOYS is at the number one spot in Nigerian cinemas, ahead of Marvel Studios Guardian of Galaxy. The movie which has grossed well over N10Million has been able to surpass other Nigerian box office trailblazers like Last Flight to Abuja (N8.35Million), Phone Swap (N3.72Million), Maami (N3.30Million), and The Return of Jennifer (N10Million).
According to the C.E.O of FilmOne Distribution, Mr. Kene Mkparu, the distributors of the movie, “we have always maintained that the success of HOYS is the success of Nollywood. If HOYS succeeds and from the figures we have, it will succeed, it signifies success for Nollywood“
Hey people!!! Our throwback today is one that got me in stitches 😀 In 2006, Nollywood’s sweetheart, Genevieve Nnaji released her debut single as a musician and a music video. The question now is should we be expecting anything music related anytime soon? What do you…