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Iwaju: Disney’s “first-of-its-kind” collaboration with a Nigerian Studio

Iwaju, meaning “The Future” in Yoruba, has been picked up by Walt Disney Animation Studios and will premiere on Disney+ steaming platform this 2022. Iwaju will be the first co-production between Disney Animation and an outside studio. The founders of the African animation company Kugali, were on hand at the D23 Expo in Anaheim to Read More…

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Art world stunned by death of novelist filmmaker Biyi Bandele

World renown novelist and filmmaker, Biyi Bandele is dead. In a terse announcement issued by the artist’s daughter, Bandele died in Lagos on 7th August 2022. The announcement read: As Biyi’s daughter, I am heartbroken to share the sudden and unexpected death on Sunday 7th of August in Lagos of my father Biyi Bandele. Biyi Read More…

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Film board processes 553 Nollywood movies in 2022 second quarter

The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) has said it received and censored 553 movies produced by the Nigerian film industry in the second quarter of the year. Alhaji Adedayo Thomas, Executive Director/CEO, NFVCB, made this known in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. He said the figure was provided by the Department of Read More…

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Double blow for Nollywood as actresses Ireti’, Ameh die

Nollywood, Nigeria’s movie industry has suffered double tragedy following the deaths of veteran actress, Oluwasolamipe Onayiga, popularly known as ‘Ireti, and The Johnson series actress Ada Ameh. Ameh died on Sunday in Warri, Delta State, around 11 pm. She was a guest of an oil company top shot and his family when she suddenly collapsed. Read More…

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Agesinkole ‘King of Thieves’ generates N170m in 3 weeks

A Nollywood Actor, Femi Adebayo, says his new epic movie, titled ‘King of Thieves’ known as Agesinkole, generated over N170 million in its first three weeks premiere at the cinema. Adebayo disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Ilorin. He said the movie, which cost him several Read More…

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Big Brother Naija housemate Khafi undergoes investigation by London Met Police, gets final written warning for show appearance

A police officer who appeared on the Nigerian version of Big Brother without permission from her bosses has been given a final written warning. PC Khafilat Kareem was a serving Metropolitan Police officer when she applied to be on the show in 2019. A misconduct hearing ruled PC Kareem should be given the written warning Read More…

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The Batman, Uncharted, The Contractor, others, gross N346.6m Nigerian box office revenue in March

The Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN) on Monday said that it generated N346.6 million from tickets sold across the country in March. Mr Patrick Lee, CEAN’s National President, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Lee said that the figure represented a 45 per cent increase compared Read More…

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Journalists, actors stand against Gender-Based Violence in new movie “CHATROOM”

Journalists, actors and comedians have joined forces to stand against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) to produce a new movie titled “CHATROOM” to be released on Good Friday, April 15. The Producer of the movie, Olapeju Ibekwe, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos that “CHATROOM is a beautiful mix of comedic thrills Read More…

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Amy Schumer, Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes to host the Oscars -reports

In picture above: 25th Critics Choice Awards – Arrivals – Santa Monica, California, U.S., January 12, 2020 – Wanda Sykes. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok Comic actors Amy Schumer, Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes will host this year’s Academy Awards ceremony as producers try to attract new viewers after record-low ratings in 2021, Hollywood publication Variety and other Read More…