4th Republic: The Movie

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Happy New Year Guys,

We hope Y’all enjoyed the holidays!

We were looking through 2019 movie trailers and came across “4th republic the movie”  which is Produced by Bem Pever, written by Zainab Omaki, Emil B. Garuba and directed by our very own Ishaya Bako who was the winner of our 2017  documentary category for his documentary Silent Tears.

4th Republic highlights the challenges a strong woman (Mabel), played by Kate Henshaw faces as she seeks to attain a seat of Government in Nigeria to foster justice and democracy and basically change the political scene in Nigeria positively, The movie also shows how difficult it is for women to hold high offices in government.

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We did some research and found that about 50% of the population in Nigeria is female yet only about 6% of Federal legislative positions are occupied by women and more interesting is the fact that in the history of Nigeria no Female has ever held a Gubernatorial position.

The movie is star studded with the likes of Kate Henshaw, Linda Ejiofor, Bimbo Manuel and many more. 4th republic would soon grace our screens and it’s definitely one you should watch out for!!! We would keep you posted on the release date. See trailer here

Watch out movie of the week: Foreigner’s God

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Who else is excited to see the period piece Foreigner’s God? I know i am.

So not only is this movie star packed with some of nollywood’s best Actors like,  Ini Dima-Okojie, Sharon Ooja, Linda Osifo, Annie Idibia, Toyin Abraham, Lala Akindoju and Kunle Idowu. it also stars super veterans like Pete Edochie, Onyeka Onwenu and Sam Dede. We are also going to see an appearance from the famous Big brother Naija double wahala couple BamBam and Teddy A

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The movie which is centered in Nigeria’s colonial era tells a love story filled with twists and turns of an  English documentary photographer who falls in love with a Nigerian girl who was accused of being a witch living under subhuman conditions, in a witches lair  in the middle of the jungle.

Though an official trailer is not out yet but our minds can’t help but wonder and imagine what a beautiful, powerful and culturally filled movie this would be.

Kudos to director Ifan Ifeanyi Micheal and we can’t wait to see this Movie!

 

Time to vote for your favorite Feature Film and Documentary to win N1,000,000 each!

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It’s finally here!

You nominated and we have chosen!

Nominated for the Best Feature Film in Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance are:

Oloibiri by Rogers Ofime

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Remember Me by Uru Eke

And for the Best Documentary in Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance we have:

Nowhere to Run by The Yaradua Foundation

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Coping With Boko Haram Part 1 & 2 by Kayode Ogundamisi

How to Vote? Easy!

Simply click here to vote for your favorite movie and documentary that addresses issues in Transparency, Accountability and Good Governance.

Voting closes on the 10th of December, 2016 at exactly 3pm.

What are you waiting for? Hurry now and vote!

The 2016 TAGG Prize is endowed by the USAID funded project – Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement (SACE)

 

N1 MILLION UP FOR GRABS ! !! !!!

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As nominations for the Disability Prize comes to a close, we would like to thank everyone who nominated a movie. The time to vote is here and your favourite film stands a chance to win N1 million at the 2015 Homevida Awards.

Two movies that best meet the disability criteria have been shortlisted as follows:

  1. Champions of our Time produced by Chidi Nwokeabia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAsKl0MXDGs
  2. Beyond Disability produced by Iyabo Ojo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FC3CePnY5z8   

What are you waiting for? Hurry now and vote!

The first 15 voters get tickets to the 2015 HomeVida Awards!

Simply click here to vote for your favourite movie.

Voting closes by 3pm December 4, 2015

For the entire the entire list of publicly nominated movies from which the two films were shortlisted, click HERE

The Disability Prize is endowed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

#Trailer – Sacrifice

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Beautiful Nollywood actress, Meg Otanwa is set to release a short film titled SACRIFICE. Sacrifice was shot in honor of the health workers lost during the Ebola struggle.

This piece which was created and shot during the Ebola crisis stars, Shawn Faqua, Ijeoma Agu Oriahi, Rita Edward, Leelee Byoma, Racheal Isaac, Richard Brutus and the film maker herself, Meg Otanwa.

Watch trailer below:

Movie Review of : A Place Called Happy

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A Place Called Happy (2015)

Cast: Blossom Chukwujekwu, Sika Osei, Kiki Omeili, Mawuli Gavor

Director: Dolapo Adeleke (Lowladee)

Synopsis: Fate takes two strangers, Abena Aseidu (Sika Osei) engaged to be married and Dimeji (Blossom Chukwujekwu) who is on the verge of a divorce, on an unexpected journey that will change their lives forever.

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Spotlight on the AMVCAs – Nominees for Best Actor in a Comedy

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The voting lines are closed and one of the most anticipated events of the year in Nollywood, the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCAs) is coming up this Saturday and a host of talented actors have been nominated. Today we will be looking at the nominees for Best Actor in a Comedy. Just looking at the face of Kunle Idowu aka Frank Donga, makes one reel with laughter, Kelechi Udegbe is also one to look out for, loved him from Ndani TV’s ‘Officer Titus‘ and i recently watched the trailer of Fundi-mentals, featuring Kenyan nominee, Gerald Langiri and it looked like a good watch.

Wale Ojo‘s character as a typical mid-class yoruba man living in the UK is hilarious and his performance is outstanding. Femi Jacob‘s character in ‘The Meeting‘ was my best as well. The expressions on his face whenever he was with Clara were always like “Obinrin oo ni pa mi” It’s been a while i watched a movie that featured Nonso Diobi but i enjoy his acting as well.

Now to my question … Who do you think will win???? 🙂 I have my answer but i want to know yours!

Let’s get talking people! Watch the AMVCA trailer for ‘Best Actor in a Comedy’ leave your comments below!!!

30 Second Trailer Contest

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Are you a short film maker in Nigeria? Check this out!!! Culled from Nollywood Week website

Attention all Nigerian shortfilm makers­ the first and only Nigerian film festival in the Francophone world, NollywoodWeek Paris, is holding a competition to find an up and coming filmmaker to create its festival trailer for the next edition of the festival to be held in June 2015.

NollywoodWeek Paris is a four day film festival that showcases feature films from Nigerian directors and producers, subtitled in French, to an international audience to give these films a broader exposure in this new market. Past guests included Rita Dominic, OC Ukeje and Chris Attoh and notable directors such as Kunle Afolayan, Mahmood Ali­Bagoon and Tunde Kelani.

Now its your turn to be among the pros!

Before March 15, 2015​, please submit a storyboalrd or script of your proposed trailer for the festival’s third edition. The winning proposal will be announced and the producer will turn theiry script or storyboard into a 30­sec trailer which will be posted to the festival’s website, youtube channel, Facebook page, on French television and shown before each screening during the festival. This is a great opportunity for filmmakers to get noticed by the top directors of Nollywood and the French media industry.

Details:

● Trailers must be 30­seconds exact, no more, no less

● Trailer must evoke the idea of Nigeria and France coming together

● Trailer should not include any dialogue or if so, very minimal (remember, this is for a French speaking audience so any use of language will be lost if not in French)

● Trailer must contain placeholders for pertinent festival information:

○ Festival dates: 4 au 7 juin 2015

○ Festival location: Cinema l’Arlequin

○ Festival website : http://www.nollywoodweek.com

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If interested, please submit your proposal to info@nollywoodweek.com before March 15, 2015 along with a link to a previous short film you completed. For the winner, the final trailer should be completed and ready for broadcast (shot in HD and sent via WeTransfer) by April 20, 2015. The winner will receive 500 euros (106,000 Nigerian Naira), video credits, name published in NollywoodWeek Festival Catalogue and special thanks during the Opening Night ceremony.

‘Render to Caesar’ set to screen at Fespaco 2015

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The Pan African Film Festival of Ouagadougou / Festivail Panafricain du Cinema de Ouagadougou popularly known as FESPACO has nominated acclaimed Nollywood film ‘Rendar to Caesar‘. This is the first time a nollywood film, produced and directed by a Nigerian with a wholly Nigerian cast will make it into the main competition of the festival.

Written and produced by Desmond Ovbiagele, and directed by Desmond Ovbiagele and Onyekachi Ejim, Render to Caesar is a 2014 Nigerian crime thriller, which stars some notable actors like Wale Ojo, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Omoni Oboli and Bimbo Manuel. Produced with support from Microsoft, Trace and FCMB, Render to Ceaser tells the story of two friends living abroad who return home to join the Nigeria Police Force, only to be faced with an impossible mystery case involving a criminal, Caesar (Lucky Ejim) who has been terrorising the city of Lagos for quite sometime.

The 2-day festival is set to kick off tomorrow, 28th of February 2015.

See official trailer of Render to Caesar below…..