Nollywood

Chiwetel Ejiofor nominated at British Academy Film Awards

Nigerian –British actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Kenyan actress, Lupita Nyong’s, have been nominated at the 2014 EE British Academy Film Awards.

Nollywood actors, actresses to look out for in 2014

The sky is below the limit for these young talents

Paul Walker’s fast and furious character to be retired

Nobody will replace Walker as Brian.

Drama Review: Mad King of Ijudiya – a traditional adaptation of Herod the Great

By Efeturi Doghudje Most people probably figured it out at the end, that the Thespian Theatre production of Mad King of Ijudiya was actually an adaptation of the life of Herod in the bible. Not sure why Wikipedia refers to him as “the great,” but Herod was the villain in the Christmas story, a wicked […]

Kano government warns residents against movie piracy

Kano is the base of the Kannywood movie industry.

Top 10 entertainment stories of 2013

Flamboyant singer, Goldie Harvey died in February.

PREMIUM TIMES Top five Kannywood movies of 2013

The best and the brightest of Kannywood movies

MTN Kannywood Awards: Ali Nuhu, Sani Danja, others win

The award held in Kano on Saturday night.

INTERVIEW: Kannywood director, Balala, to release own movie in 2014

The actor is known amongst his peers as the Wizkid.

Kannywood: I won’t return to dancing – Rahama Sadau

Rahama also said Tonto Dikeh is her favourite Nollywood actress.

Clarion Chukwura made a big come back in ‘Hustlers’ with Mercy Johnson and Nse Ikpe Etim

After commendation on his past jobs, True Citizens, A Wish, Playing Safe, Happy Family (TV drama series) and many more, award winning producer, Elvin Chucks is back with new blend that will surely get us talking for a long time to come. His new movie, Hustlers is the story of a mother who wants to […]

Governor Orji Congratulates Winner of Gulder Ultimate Search

Abia State Governor, Chief Theodore Orji, has congratulated Dennis Okike for emerging victorious at the just concluded 10th edition of the Gulder Ultimate Reality Show. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Ajunwa, Governor Orji who expressed joy over Okike’s victory thanked him for doing his state proud at the competition. According to […]

Broken is my most emotional movie ever – Nse Ikpe Etim

After impressive movie credit including Mr. and Mrs, Phone Swap, Guilty Pleasures, Re-loaded, Kiss and Tell, Edikan to name a few, star actress, Nse Ikpe Etim has declared that her role in Broken, an-about-to-be-released-movie is the most emotional she has ever played. Broken, featuring stunning actress, Nse Ikpe Etim, talented actor, Kalu Ikeagwu and veteran […]

BBA winner, Dilish, says Melvin has answer to failed chemistry

Dilish, Melvin, Timi attended the Acoustic Night in Abuja weekend

Nollywood stars seek PDP blessing for national rallies

The stars campaign for peace.

EXCLUSIVE: Why Headies Awards was postponed

Animashaun spoke to PREMIUM TIMES on the Headies Awards Described as Nigeria’s most respected music awards, the Headies announced recently that its 2013 edition will hold on boxing day, December 26, 2013 as against October when the awards usually holds. In an exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES, Ayo Animashaun, the executive producer of the awards, […]

Funke Akindele joins polio eradication campaign

Nollywood actress and multiple brand ambassadors, Funke Akindele, popularly known as Jenifa, has joined the growing list of public figures and celebrities participating in Rotary’s public awareness campaign for polio eradication, “This Close”. Funke’s appointment will see her join Bill Gates, Nobel Peace Laureate, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, action movie star, Jackie Chan and Pop star, […]

@NOIweala son’s novel adaptation to star Hollywood’s Idris Elba

Hollywood actor, Idris Elba will star in the adaptation of Uzodinma Iweala’s ‘Beast of No Nation’ novel. Uzodinma is the son of Nigeria’s economy minister, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala. The novel which will be turned into a movie with funds from Red Crown Productions will see Idris Elba as lead actor, while Cary Fukunaga will direct. […]

How Africa voted at #BBATheChase

It’s no longer news that Namibian housemate Dellish won the 2013 edition of Big Brother Africa dubbed ‘TheChase’. But here is how Dellish emerged winner of the show after African countries voted: Angola: Dellish Botswana: Cleo Ghana: Elikem Kenya: Dillish Ethiopia: Beverly Malawi: Cleo Namibia: Dillish Nigeria: Melvin South Africa: Cleo Sierra Leone: Elikem Tanzania: […]

Namibian Dilish wins Big Brother Africa #BBATheChase

After 91 days, Big Brother Africa- The Chase finally comes to an end with Dilidh from Namibia taking home the $300, 000 prize money. Runners-up include Cleo (Malawi), Elikem (Ghana), Melvin (Nigeria) and Beverly (Nigeria). Dilish is an entrepreneur who owns a salon and sells human hair back in her home country. She went to […]

Meet the Nigerian Face Behind one of Africa’s Most Popular News Satires

By Eseosa Olumhense In the multi-faceted, multi-dimensional mix of midtown New York City, Adeola Fayehun is planning the shoot of episode eighty-one of Keeping It Real, her popular African news satire show on Sahara TV. She remains relatively collected, even though the sidewalk-scorching heat of the July afternoon, the cacophony that is the city’s endless […]

Israeli News Channel i24 Takes Aim at CNN, the BBC—and Al Jazeera, By Debra Kamin

Executives say they’re reaching 350 million viewers worldwide, and none of them in Hebrew The headquarters of i24news, Israel’s first international news channel, is still unfinished. Outside, the glass building in Tel Aviv’s newly redeveloped Jaffa port sparkles, but inside the cavernous blue-lit newsroom, where broadcasts launched in mid-July, wires and beams are still exposed. […]

Cotonou Stunning in Breathtaking Time-lapse Video

A Paris based Benin photographer, Mayeul Akpovi, has created a breathtaking aerial tour of his home country’s capital, Cotonou, in a time-lapse video. Mayuel, a lead developer and a passionate Photographer, created the video from visits around Cotonou in six days. His work presents Cotonou is a beautiful view you may never have imagined. Enjoy […]

Watch Teaser to Dayo Amusa’s new movie, ‘Unforgivable,’ starring Desmond Elliot, Mike Ezunronye

 Desmond Elliot and Mike Ezunronye spoke in fluent Yoruba. 

Zack Orji condemns indecent dressing by Nigerian actresses

Zack Orji is a former chairman of the Actors Guild of Nigeria.