#Feature Friday: Dazzling Mirage (AFRIFF Showcase)

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The African International Film Festival (AFRIFF) 2014 will kick off on the 9th of November 2014 at Tinapa, Calabar. During the week, they released the posters of movies that will be screening at the festival on their instagram page and we will be showcasing these movies on the blog.

Today’s feature is a movie by Tunde KelaniDazzling Mirage. It is an adaptation of a book written by Olayinka Egbokhare with the same title. Dazzling Mirage centers around a young woman living with the sickle cell virus and the roller coaster life kept throwing at her. It stars Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju, Kunle Afolayan, Taiwo Ajayi Lycett, Carol King, Bimbo Manuel, Yomi Fash Lanso and Seun Akindele.

See trailer below…….

Happy Independence Weekend!!!

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Hey people,

I know independence day has passed (I’m still celebrating though! lol) but thank God for this looongggg weekend!!!

Nigeria is 54!!! Yay!!!

Although we are still being traumatized by the Boko Haram insurgents and some of our leaders, we have come a long way from where we used to be, especially before we became a democratic nation. For example, the Nollywood industry has grown tremendously – put aside the figures now – its evident in the movies they make (go to YouTube and watch a clip of Checkmate and then watch a clip of Tinsel). There have been positive changes and these changes have put us on the map. These changes have made us embrace our Nigerian culture than those of our counterparts (UK and USA). I remember growing up, you were considered razz if you liked a Daddy Showkey song, now Terry G comes up and everyone is going crazy for it. We made these changes happen by believing in our own and its working for us.

Let’s not wait for our leaders to make a change, we the people can make Nigeria into what we want, YOU can turn Nigeria into what YOU want.

We are all Nigerians, let’s stand up and make Nigeria a better place for our kids to live in.

Happy Independence weekend and Happy Eid el Kabir to all my muslim brothers and sisters!!!

Watch this lovely clip below put together by Ndani TV.