As the 2015 general elections draws near, the streets are calling for change. All over social media the focus of discussion seems to be on the general elections and the future of our great country Nigeria. But while everyone wants change, it seems no one is sure of what exactly needs to be done to achieve the change that we really desire.
Watch this creative and interesting short film by multiple award winning director and Cinematographer, Adekunle ‘Nodash’ Adejuyigbe after the cut.
The organizers of the iREPRESENT International Documentary Film Festival (iREP Film Festival) have announced the dates for the 5th edition of the festival.
The theme for this years event is “Reinventing Documentary Film-Making in Digital Space“
Kunle Afolayan’s October 1 movie, just recently signed a major distribution deal with one of the biggest online distribution platforms, Netflix. This means that October 1 will be available to all of Europe and America. Wow!!! how cool is that!!! In addition to this, he also revealed in an interview with Leadership Newspaper that the movie will be subtitled in 10 different languages. Well done Mr. Afolayan!!! This is how Leadership Newspaper reported it: Read More
Yahoo UK recently recognized top nollywood icon Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde. She was listed as one of ‘The Highest-Grossing Movie Stars You’ve Probably Never Heard Of‘. According to Yahoo UK, her box-office total is estimated to be worth 320 million pounds!!! Yes POUNDS STERLING!!! Unfortunately this is only an estimation because due to the distribution mechanisms used in Nollywood, it is impossible to calculate her box office earnings. Nevertheless, we are very proud of our Omotee and with the rapid growth in Nollywood these days, this will be a thing of the past soon.
She is presently in Abuja promoting her 20 years as an actress on her Omosexy@20 tour.
This year, the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF), has selected a number of Nollywood movies to be screened at the Festival, taking place in Los Angeles. The PAFF is the largest film festival in the USA dedicated to the exhibition of black films. Each year, PAFF exhibits more than 150 films made in the USA, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, the South Pacific, Latin America and Canada. In 2014 some forty thousand plus people from both the film industry and the public attended the PAFF. This year’s event is scheduled to take place in Los Angeles’ all-digital Rave Cinemas 15 Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza from February 5 to February 16.
Kunle Afolayan’s October 1, Lydia Forson’s A Letter from Adam, Nadia Buari’s The Diary of Imogen Brown, Shirley Frimpong’s Devil in the Detail and Destiny Ekaragha’s critically acclaimed comedy Gone Too Far which was released to the Nigerian Cinemas on the 16th of January, and stars Nollywood actor OC Ukeje, are some of the movies that will be screened at this year’s festival. Going by the PAFF standard, this simply means that these movies have world standard productions. Kudos!!!
See Gone Too Far trailer below:
It is so refreshing to see that Nollywood actors are making an impact in our society and not just through their art. Yesterday, the 16th of January 2015, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control partnered with Arise Monalisa Foundation to further safeguard the health of Nigerian Women. She will be treating 10 women who have been diagnosed with Uterine Fibroid across the country. This is how allAfrica.com is reporting it:
Compliments of the Season!!!
Hope you all had a wonderful holiday 🙂
To start off the year we would like to share a short animation produced by PPDC giving an insight into how some government officials, “award” contracts in Nigeria.
It is a MUST WATCH and less than 3 minutes!!!
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