Indian and Nigerian governments have concluded plans to host a joint film festival for Bollywood and Nollywood to commemorate the 60th and 50th independence anniversaries of both countries respectively.
The festival, which is scheduled to take place in Nigeria by January 2010, is expected to serve as a vehicle for strengthening the cultural and economic ties that have existed between the two countries over the years.
Cause lets face it there is only so much ‘benefit of the doubt’ to go round!
* 1. Quality: I’m just saying my phone shoots better movies; even youtube weeps because nollywood is yet to achieve youtube standards. For a $250 million industry you’d expect someone to own some real equipment. Is it so hard to avoid (unintentionally) shaky/grainy pictures and the bad sound OMg the white noise.
* 2. Skill: An almost accent should not be the some total of anyone’s acting… Continue
Spike lee the Black American Movie maker of such movies as the popular do the right thing,Malcom X etc Speaking at the Cannes Film Festival Where
Nigerian film makers have been lambasted for allegedly plagiarizing creative works from other lands even as they are advised to attend international film festivals if they must make films of international standards.
Michael Jackson's sales have instantly seen a massive increase as a result of his death.
This morning, Jackson's albums had taken 14 of the top 20 places on the Amazon.co.uk sales chart - even though his commercial appeal which had been largely in the doldrums for years as his strange private life overshadowed his music.
The lack of new material for many years also contributed to the public indifference, although this started to reverse as Jacko fever began to grip… Continue
As you are reading this, one of Nigeria's funniest men, Francis Agoda, popularly known as I Go Die by his teeming fans, is back from Obama's country where he had been amusing his fans with his rib-cracking jokes courtesy of Point Gate.
Popular musician, Tuface’s record label, Hypertek, has been shut down, costing him a whopping N40 million
Tuface Idibia has hit a turn for the worst in his music career after his album ‘Unstoppable’ flopped. It was gathered that, incompetent staff, who were factors in causing the album to fail, have had their services terminated since the closure of his label, Hypertek.
Tuface ploughed N40 million into his label which should have driven him to… Continue
Thursday, the 11th of June marked the beginning of the journey into the Koko Mansion for many hopeful ladies, who were convinced right from the day they purchased their entry forms from GT Bank that they had what it took to be the Ideal Kokolette. For some, that decision will prove to be a gross error in judgment, when they eventually discover that the Koko Mansion isn’t just about the pretty face and the curvaceous body. Yes, all the girls were beautiful, but beauty is peripheral… Continue
Nigerian television ‘Centage Superstar’, the music talent show, is here. The reality television show, themed around the search for a fresh Nigerian music superstar who will represent the Nigerian music scene and Nigeria as a whole inside and outside the country, is being put together by Centage Savings and Loans Limited (Mortgage bankers) with Kennis Music, Nigeria’s big music label.
It is indeed true that the truth sets one free and ushers in many blessings.
This actress is set to wed her dream man in a matter of months revealed sources ''remember that mercy granted an interview to the sunday sun some months back where she talked about her poor background and how much she suffered and used to hawk pure water on the streets.
Well her husband to-be read that interview and made frantic efforts to contact her,he eventually did and the two hit it… Continue
NFC extends closing date for annual essay competition
THE closing date for the 2009/2010 edition of the Nigerian Film Corporation essay competition has been extended. Earlier scheduled to close on May 27, the new date is June 27. In a statement, the corporation said the reason for the extension is to enable more people to send in their entry. Topic for the essay is Building a Positive Global Brand: The Place of Film. Interested… Continue
While Nollywood can boast the largest output of films (albeit on video) after Bollywood, it seems South Africa is making serious money-making strides of more universal appeal. Whilst browsing the Screen Africa website I came across a recruitment ad placed this week for a wide variety of positions available due to… Continue
Safe and covertly vicious, university campus pimps in the country have coolly wormed their ways into the social circuits nationwide.
Parties hardly click until one or two of them “grace the occasion” with a bevy of pretty girls in their notebooks and on their payrolls.
At LASU, a self effacing pimp simply called Ben “freights” and airlifts girls to Abuja.
“Whenever there’s a big event, I get an order for 20 – upto 30 girls. So, I… Continue
Genevieve Nnaji has paid her dues as a top-rated actress in Nollywood. She has also delved into music, modelling and fashion. Despite attaining the age 30, the single mother of one says she is not under any pressure to get married. She spoke with Senior Correspondent, Temitope David-Adegboye, on her absence from the screen and the things that have been taken her time.
Ezioko Nwachukwu and Obumneme Ali, who go by the stage name 'Bracket' are easily known for their 'Yori Yori' hit track that is currently making waves within the entertainment circles. The duo, from Enugu State and students of the same school, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, spoke to REPORTER, Ifeoma Meze, on how they started, the philosophy behind the track 'Yori yori,' among other issues. Excerpts:
You guys… Continue
She's rich. She's talented. She's beautiful. And now Angelina Jolie is the most powerful celebrity in the world.
Thanks to the release of several blockbuster movies and an endless sea of media buzz, Jolie has dethroned Oprah Winfrey to top this year's Celebrity 100 list, Forbes' annual ranking of the world's ultra famous.
Jolie raked in $27 million in the past 12 months thanks to a movie schedule that included "Kung Fu Panda," "Wanted" and the not-yet-released… Continue
Nollywood, Nolly What?” is the title of Eddie Iroh’s surprise rhetoric of Monday, May 25, 2009 on the back page of THISDAY. As a former Director-General of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), and a writer, one expected Iroh’s critique of Nollywood to be pungent but professional. Sadly and with due respect, Iroh chose, albeit unwittingly, to elevate himself to the chair of the club of quasi-literary figures, armchair critics whose criticisms of Nollywood can, at best, be described… Continue
THE Hackney Citizen asked the little guy with the big DVD stall in Ridley Road Market for the four best-selling Nollywood films that are keeping Hackney’s Nigerian community glued to their sofas. Patrick Pringle and Josh Loeb review these Lagos epics
ONCE you get over the fact that the pregnant woman in the opening scenes of Royal Messengers quite obviously has a lumpy pillow shoved down the front of her dress, the film settles into a plot that would have most right-thinking people… Continue
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