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“Ajakaju (Beast of Two Worlds)” triumphs: N101.2 million box office gross in 5 days

Eniola Ajao, the talented actress and producer, has struck gold with her debut cinema venture, “Ajakaju (Beast of Two Worlds)”. The epic film, released nationwide on Friday, March 29, has taken the Nigerian box office by storm, amassing an impressive N101.2 million within a mere five days. FilmOne Entertainment, the film distribution powerhouse, proudly announced Read More…

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Grime MC Skepta’s Tribal Mark: A Cinematic Universe in the Making

Review by Damilare Williams-Shires The directorial debut of renowned Grime MC and budding Renaissance Man Joseph Adenuga Jr, known professionally as Skepta, Tribal Mark, is an ambitious and gripping 24-minute short film that provocatively introduces the world to a future cinematic universe, soon to be populated by anti-heroes and action stars of the Black Secret Read More…

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Nigerian Actress Ethel Ekpe-Aderemi, Basi and Company’s Segi Passes Away

Ethel Ekpe-Aderemi, the talented actress and beloved television personality, breathed her last after a valiant battle with cancer. She was best known for portraying the unforgettable character of Segi in the classic Nigerian sitcom ‘Basi and Company’, which aired on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) from 1986 to 1990. Dr. Shaibu Husseini, the Executive Director Read More…

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Nigerian cinemas witness record revenue in 2023, Nollywood dominates market share

In a groundbreaking achievement, Nigerian cinemas amassed a staggering 7.2 billion naira in revenue throughout 2023, drawing over 2.6 million admissions, with Nollywood commanding a formidable 39 percent market share, as revealed by a comprehensive report. These earnings represent a notable surge, exceeding the previous year’s figures by over 416 million naira, accompanied by a Read More…

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Funke Akindele’s ‘A Tribe Called Judah’ shatters Nollywood Box Office records

Funke Akindele, the celebrated actress and producer, announced the phenomenal success of her movie ‘A Tribe Called Judah’ on Instagram, revealing its historic achievement as the first Nollywood film to surpass one billion naira at the box office within just 21 days of its cinema release. Akindele shared her elation on Instagram, expressing gratitude to Read More…

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‘Face To Face’ triumphs as Best Film at Zuma Film Festival 2023, Kenneth Okolie bags Best Actor

Nollywood’s captivating thriller, ‘Face To Face,’ claimed the coveted Best Film award at the grand culmination of the 2023 Zuma Film Festival (ZUFF). Kenneth Okolie secured the Best Actor accolade for his stellar performance in the movie directed by Robert Peters, featuring a star-studded cast including Freddie George, Gbenro Ajibade, Tamara Eteimo, Jeff Innocent, Dustin Read More…

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NFVCB vows to regulate OTT streaming services in Nigeria

The National Film And Video Censors Board (NFVCB) pledged on Thursday to enforce strict measures against Over-The-Top (OTT) streaming services found to be violating Nigerian digital content regulations. Alh. Adedayo Thomas, NFVCB’s Executive Director, delivered this stance at the conclusion of the third edition of the NFVCB’s Digital Content Regulation Conference in Lagos. The conference, Read More…

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‘Friends’ actor Matthew Perry dies at 54

Matthew Perry, the actor renowned for his iconic portrayal of Chandler Bing in the 1990s hit U.S. television series “Friends” and known for candidly sharing his battle with substance abuse in his 2022 memoir, has tragically passed away at the age of 54. The news of his demise was conveyed through a statement posted on Read More…

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Lagos State allocates N4.64 billion for tourist site upgrades and unveils $100 million Lagos Film City

The Lagos State Government has earmarked N4.64 billion to enhance tourist sites in the state in the current year. Mrs. Toke Benson-Awoyinka, the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, made this announcement during the groundbreaking ceremony for the $100 million Lagos Film City in Ejinrin-Epe. Benson-Awoyinka highlighted that several tourist sites, including the J.Randle Centre Read More…

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Actors Guild launches “On-screen” magazine for industry awareness

During AGN’s pre-International Festival cocktail event in Lagos, the National President, Dr. Emeka Rollas, announced the unveiling of an online magazine titled “On-screen.” The primary objective of this magazine is to generate visual awareness for actors throughout Nigeria and educate the public about the roles actors play within the industry. The cover page of the Read More…