Top 5 must watch African movies

Ranging from thriller to rom-coms to drama and comedy. This is Homevida’s top 5 must watch Nollywood movies. In no particular order:

1) October 1

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Produced and directed by acclaimed movie director, Kunle Afolayan, October 1 has been described as a dark psychological thriller. Starring nollywood veteran Sadiq Daba, October 1 centers around Danladi Waziri (Sadiq Daba) a police officer from Northern Nigeria who is posted to the remote town of Akote in Western Nigeria to investigate the female murder cases in the community and have them solved before the Nigerian flag is raised on October 1, Nigeria’s Independence Day. it has been slated to be premiered on September 28, 2014 with a general theatrical release on October 1, 2014. The film also stars popular fashion designer Deola Sagoe, Kanayo O. Kanayo and Bimbo Manuel amongst others. No plans for the independence day holiday? Go see this movie!!!

2) Love or Something like that

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Another blockbuster from the stables of Shirley Frimpong-Manso and Ken Attoh. Love or Something like that is a poignant story about moving on when there is no light at the end of the tunnel. In the movie, a young surgeon’s chance meeting with her ex-boyfriend throws her world into absolute chaos when she makes a horrible discovery about her past and what could be the end of a great career, and beautiful marriage. Starring Joselyn Dumas, John Dumelo and OC Ukeje, it seems like a good watch. It premiered on the 17th of April in Ghana. I look forward to watching it!!!

3) When love happens

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I can’t wait for this particular movie to start showing. My #featurefriday from last week (click here) is definitely on the must watch list. This rom com is distributed by Film One distributions, same Nigerian based company credited with the successful box office smash hit – Half of a yellow sun. The celebrity premiere is slated for October 16, 2014 at the Genesis Deluxe Cinemas, The Palms, Lekki, Lagos. The movie will debut across cinemas in Nigeria from the 24th of October 2014. Can’t wait, can’t wait, can’t wait!!!

4) A letter from Adam

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Self-written and self-produced by Ghanaian actress, Lydia Forson, ‘A letter from Adam’ is a contemporary story about love, loss, and hope, aimed at drawing audiences into a realistic cycle of life seen through the pain of loss, the journey of self-discovery, and the courage and strength to find hope in the face of adversity. Starring Meet the Adebanjo’s star Wale Ojo, Adam’s Apple Naa Ashokor Mensah Doku and of course the magnificent Lydia Forson, this movie has been getting serious buzz since it premiered in Ghana.

5) 30 days in Atlanta

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From the trailer to the banner, this sure looks like it will be hilarious. This is the debut feature film of popular comedian Ayo Makun and is star-packed. Starring Hollywood stars Vivica Fox and Lynn Whitfield. the movie has been described as the perfect blend of Hollywood, Nollywood and Ghallywood and has already been nominated for various awards. See trailer here

Volunteer writers needed!!!

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Do you love writing?

Are you interested in the Nigerian movie industry?

Are you looking for a place to showcase your writing skills?

Then this is for you……

Homevida is looking for fresh, young and witty writers looking to showcase their skills to join the Homevida Blog team. This is strictly a volunteer position, therefore the writer would not be paid, but, it will be an opportunity to build a portfolio on your writing as well as publicity. The writing will be done on your own time and could be done from anywhere, even on your bed 🙂

Interested applicants should send a sample article on anything related to the Nigerian movie industry ranging from lifestyle, fashion and movie reviews to ugochi@homevida.org

Please note that this is a volunteer position…

Terms and conditions would be agreed upon if successful.

Thank you.

#FeatureFriday

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Hey people!!!

Its Friday!!!

Hope you all had a good week.

Came across the trailer of this movie and I think its going to be a good one. Loooovvveee it when I see new faces that are carving a niche for themselves in Nollywood. The trailer of this movie – When love happens – makes me want to see this movie like yesterday!!

My excitement is heightened by the fact that I recently started cultivating an admiration for two of its actors. The first being Weruche Opia, saw her in Yomi Black‘s skit and I loved her right away. The way she switched from her British accent to Pidgin was hilarious!!! The second is Shaffy Bello, I admired her a lot from the Love me Jeje video and when she resurfaced on tinsel she simply blew me away. This is the first time I am seeing these artistes in feature films and I cant wait to see how they perform on the big screen. I already love the fusion between the old and new actors, Keppy Ekpeyong (Where have you been sir ….lol), Wale Ojo, Bukky Wright, Oreka Godis, Beverly Naya and my love, OC Ukeje (yes I know I’m a famzer … lol). The movie looks like a breath of fresh air from the normal Nigerian movie story lines. This romantic comedy directed by Seyi Babatope is one I can’t wait to watch!!!

Watch Yomi Black’s comedy skit featuring Weruche Opia below

Homevida hosts shorts script competiton winners to directors workshop

On the 5th of September 2014, Homevida hosted the short script competition winners to a workshop with some of the notable Nollywood directors and film makers. The film makers shared knowledge of their experiences and gave advice to the winners on script writing. The directors include Bright Wonder Obasi who directed Broken which starred Nse Ikpe-Etim and Kalu Ikeagwu (read review here), Lummie Edevbie and Jay Franklyn Jituboh.

See pics from the session below:

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