Author: Ikeade

Taiwo Egunjobi has officially unveiled his next project, The Fire and The Moth, which has recently completed principal photography in Oyo state. The film marks the second co-production between Nemsia Studios and Sable Productions after their first collaboration on A Green Fever. The Fire and The Moth, hinting at another take on characters under immense pressure, has been teased as a gritty crime drama set in a harsh western Nigerian town, where a desperate smuggler’s escape with a rare Ife bronze head sparks a violent upheaval, dragging the town into a maelstrom of corruption and brutality. The cast of the…

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Chude Jideonwo, the host of the viral talk show #withchude, has unveiled a teaser for Is It Your Money, a big-budget documentary series on the corruption case of Diezani Alison-Madueke featuring exclusive access to witnesses, and investigators. Madueke, who served under President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration as the petroleum minister, is expected to also be featured in the series in an exclusive conversation, alongside law enforcement agents like the FBI, the MET Police, and the EFCC. Is It Your Money, shot across 3 countries and 8 cities, will provide the audience with never-seen-before footage and new revelations from the investigation and…

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Nollywood Film Club is a Twitter Space where Nollywood films are discussed every Sunday. From Ade Tiger in King of Boys to Kassim in Beyond The Veil to Leo in The Black Book to Saint Obi in his many action flicks, Nollywood Film Club members struggled to remember the exact names of most of these Nollywood male characters. I can’t decide if that is a good or bad thing. Also, if it is a bad thing, whose fault? Why are these characters’ names hardly memorable? Let’s recap the biggest questions raised during the third discussion of the month that examined…

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Rising Nollywood actress Kanyin Eros is set to resurrect the lives of some notable women in Nigerian history in a short one-man video series, titled The Secret Lives of Nigerian Women, which will focus on the underexplored exploits of these women’s lives. Produced by Guguru Media, a talent management and production company based in Lagos, the short video series aims to document these iconic and political women in Nigeria’s history whilst also pushing Eros’ depth as an actor and storyteller. Eros hopes to provide a human side to the women’s heroics. “As much as we commend their bravery, they are…

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Hamisha Daryani Ahuja’s Namaste Wahala was forgettable. The 2021 film served as a try-out for the Indian-Nigerian fusion. Its main point of impact was its cross-cultural novelty. To be fair, a slow-motion meet cute on the beach and a Broda Shaggi moment come to mind. On paper, the cross-cultural ideas show huge numbers to be mined from a potential market. But with two full projects so far, they seem like works that should be left on paper, not on screen, where the ideas best reflect the greatest value. Maybe a third outing will be the charm. But the less compelling…

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In a bold choice that draws inspiration from an older Nollywood era, filmmaker Dika Ofoma has revealed an evocative poster for his upcoming film, God’s Wife. It comes on the heels of Ofoma’s success on the festival circuit with his previous short film, A Quiet Monday. Known for his empathetic portrayals of the Nigerian reality, Ofoma’s latest, God’s Wife, tells the heart-wrenching story of a young widow torn between her Catholic beliefs and the oppressive demands of tradition. The film’s logline sets the stage for an emotionally charged narrative: “A young widow struggles to reconcile her Catholic beliefs with the…

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In the newest festival news coming out from Nigeria, Cheta Chukwu’s Strawberry Chinny, a romcom starring Chimezie Imo and Genoveva Umeh has been selected for Essence Film Festival 2024, set to take place in New Orleans from July 4th to July 7th. The announcement was confirmed with the release of official posters and a trailer. The trailer introduces us to the amusing but awkward living situation of best friends (played by Chimezie Imo and Genoveva Umeh) who find themselves in a living arrangement after one of them, dubbed as an irrational heartbroken makeup artist per press release, is dumped by…

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Nollywood Film Club is a Twitter Space where Nollywood films are discussed every Sunday. In April, the month that marked the club’s third anniversary, Casa De Novia, Bank Alert, A Tribe Called Judah and Strained, were discussed. During the month’s final session when the anniversary was celebrated, the speakers shared memorable moments, anecdotes and unforgettable episodes of Nollywood Film Club, which is also available as a podcast. Let’s recap the club’s discussions of A Tribe Called Judah, the family dramedy now available to stream on Prime Video. My key lesson: During the commemorative episode that celebrated the club’s third anniversary,…

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The Northern ladies of Beyond The Veil are returning to our screens on June 7, officially confirmed with the unveiling of a first official poster for season 2, alongside first look images. Beyond The Veil follows the lives of five resilient Northern Nigerian women as they navigate the ups and downs of modern life, careers, friendships, romances and the occasional clash of cultures. Series Creator Nadine Ibrahim is Challenging Her Characters in ‘Beyond The Veil’ Season 2 (Exclusive Interview) Where do the key characters of Beyond The Veil go from here in season 2? Na’ima (Jemima Osunde) survives a car…

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Ebuka Njoku, Yahoo+ director, is heading straight to cinemas with UNO: The F in Family, his follow-up film to the 2022 minimal dark drama. Now confirmed to be distributed by Cinemax, UNO: The F in Family will begin its theatrical run on May 17.  After a ten-year absence, a prodigal son returns to the fold, forcing his family to confront unresolved issues and re-calibrate their relationships. A seemingly harmless return quickly becomes a battleground for old wounds, foundation shaking, hilarious one-upmanship, and enough laughter to make even the most dysfunctional family feel relatable. And the most relatable family dysfunction. UNO: The…

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