INTERVIEW: Nollywood will soar to unimaginable heights — Asharifa Johka, African-American film producer
How were you introduced to the Nollywood film culture? My introduction to Nollywood was sparked by a few things. First, I’ve worked in the film industry for over ten years and, for a significant part of that time, in the field of acquisitions and co-productions for a Hollywood studio called New Line Cinema. At New Line, I was […]
The transition of Onitsha market literature to home movies, By Uzor Maxim Uzoatu
The market town of Onitsha earned worldwide renown when market literature was all the rage. Now that home movies have taken over, Onitsha has shot ahead as the centre of the booming trade. The remarkable transition from the scribal to the audio-visual model demands considerable attention. According to a study published by the British Library […]
Nollywood actor, Femi Brainard, quits bachelorhood
The couple met when at an official interview session.
MTN Afrinolly doles out $100,000 to encourage movie makers
Afrinolly initiates short film competition.
Eid-el-kabir: Obasanjo cinema livens up Abeokuta
Fun seekers trooped out on Saturday to the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta to watch movies and enjoy the serene environment in the spirit of Eid el-Kabir celebrations. Some of the visitors told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the cinema had created a platform for people to recreate and ease tension. […]
It is nobody’s business if I bleach my skin-Yvonne Nelson
Yvonne premiered her first movie in two countries in September.
Another crisis rocks Actors’ Guild as Ibinabo Fiberesima is sworn in as President
The Actors Guild has been enmeshed in one crisis or the other for a while.
Abuja Film Festival to review 20 years of Nollywood
FCT Minister hails Nollywood for its contributions to conserving Nigerian arts and cultural heritage.
Catholic Bishops protest DSTV’s suspension of religious channel
DSTV’s removal of a Catholic channel has angered its audience and the Nigerian Bishops.
Greek classic, Oedipus, remade for Nigerian cinemas
The movie, the makers claim is a departure from the run-of-the mill Nollywood storylines.
Tonto Dikeh, Ini Edo, Funke Akindele, Nse Ikpe-Etim battle for BON Awards
Clash of the titans, as top actors/actresses battle to win in this year’s Best of Nollywood Awards.
TV presenter, Vixen Ekwere battles Oriental Hotel over stolen car
Vixen has decided to go STREET with Oriental hotel in a bid to find her stolen car.
Tears, tributes over death of Vanguard entertainment editor, Ogbonna Amadi
Entertainment Editor of Vanguard Newspapers, Ogbonna Amadi, dies after an asthma attack on Wednesday.
Tony Chidi Akudinobi, a Flower in the Dustbin?
By Chike Amene “We’re the flowers in the dustbin We’re the poison in your human machine We’re the future for you.” – Sex Pistols (Sex on 45) One of the mysteries behind the glorious works of Mr. Chidi Tony Akudinobi is his originality (in this age of imitating not really copying the mental reflection of others.) […]