Author: Ikeade

Sundance film festival has selected ‘Mami Wata’, C.J. “Fiery” Obasi’s black and white fantasy drama to premiere in the World Cinematic Dramatic Category, alongside 11 “other narrative features from emerging talents across the world offering fresh perspectives and inventive styles.” From Expansive Experiences and Genetic Roots to their Influence on Storytelling, Michael Omonua Gives Insight on Missing Pieces in Nollywood Via Fiery Films Written and directed by Obasi, the independent film referred to as a West African folklore will begin its plunge into the eyes of cinephiles starting at the Sundance Film Festival (Utah, U.S.), one of the biggest destinations…

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Seun Afolabi (Yawa: Aja Colonel) has dropped first look images and posters for ATOKA, his coming-of-age drama based on an original story. The film will head on a festival run starting in January 2023, before an eventual release on a streaming service. The posters and images are below. Watch Teaser: ‘What No One Knows’ is a Tale of Sisterhood, Love and (In)justice Starring Adunni Ade and Tope Laguda ATOKA follows Wale (Soledayo Adegbite), a down-on-his-luck young man who relocates with his wife (Damilola Oni) to his hometown for a glimpse of hope, given the loss of his job in a…

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December ushers in a new set of potential Nollywood blockbusters that could set new records in cinemas, as filmmakers push to enjoy their slice of the holiday pie. Ayo Makun’s 2022 December offering is The Standup, Funke Akindele cooks in Battle on Buka Street, Toyin Abraham seeks vengeance in Ijakumo and Niyi Akinmolayan directs family comedy-drama Palava for Inkblot Studios. On the streaming front, 2021 Christmas in Miami makes its way to Amazon Prime Video, young adult series Far From Home premieres on Netflix, Crime and Justice Lagos lands on Showmax…and possibly Amazon Prime Video has a surprise release or…

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First look images have been released for L.I.F.E, a new film directed and written by Uyoyou Adia and starring Omowunmi Dada (Elesin Oba) and Efe Irele (Hey You!). ‘Finding Hubby’ Director Femi Ogunsanwo Readies ‘The Naija Job’, Crime Thriller Starring Antar Laniyan and Omowunmi Dada While details about the film mostly remain under wraps, we are introduced to our two female leads. Ema and Yinka, played by Omowunmi Dada and Efe Irele respectively, are not satisfied with their given career. They wish life would treat them differently until it does. Efe Irele.Efe Irele and Olarotimi FakunleSet image of L.I.F.EJaypaulz and…

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Winifred Iguwa Network (WIN) unveils the first look teaser for its short film 9TH FLOOR, written and directed by Winifred Iguwa, starring Ray Adeka (My Mama Na Ashawo), Chris Iheuwa (La Femme Anjola) and Chika Emma-Ogbangwo.  Official poster and writer-director Winifred Iguwa The plot of 9TH FLOOR follows a young man on a job interview and the adversities he faces despite his qualifications. The main character, simply known as The Nigga (played by Ray Adeka), goes for an interview for the Job he yearns for. Despite being disregarded as a misfit, he excels greatly at the task given because he…

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A trailer has been released for Finding Idara, a mystery drama web series that follows Inspector Uzo (Lolo Eremie) as she investigates the disappearance of Idara (Blessing Uzero) from a hike during NYSC orientation camp. Inspector Uzo questions people close to Idara as she deals with some past trauma. Belinda Yanga-Agedah on ‘Little Black Book’, Skill Set Shortage in Nollywood, and the Complexities of Directing Official poster Blessing Uzero (Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story) stars as the titular Idara. She is joined by Henri-Paul Eitokpah, Chibuzor Iheukwemere (The Rishantes), Lolo Eremie (Guynman), Winifred Owoferia, Precious Ani, and Funmilayo Osunsanya https://youtu.be/Xdc1Wh7fwzM Finding…

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Shooting has commenced on The Naija Job, a crime action thriller directed by Femi D. Ogunsanwo and written by Dare Olaitan (Ile Owo), starring Antar Laniyan and Omowunmi Dada (Ayinla). Ramsey Nouah to Direct Crime Thriller ‘Tokunbo’, With Gideon Okeke as Titular Lead Based on a story by Femi D. Ogunsanwo, who is working with Tunde Leye as story editor, The Naija Job will also star Bimbo Manuel (Gone), Joselyn Dumas (Glamour Girls), Baaj Adebule (Country Hard), Ade Laoye (Ayinla), Daniel K. Daniel (A Soldier’s Story), Teni Aladese (Superstar), Frank Donga (One Lagos Night), and Nonso Odogwu (AMCovenant). According to…

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Fatimah Binta Gimsay announces her next short film, Omozi, a thriller drama that wrapped up filming in November under her Hello July Films production banner. Written and directed by Gimsay, Omozi follows a single mother in debt who desperately wants to relocate abroad. However, things take a bitter turn where she has to choose between her dream and her daughter. Fatimah Gimsay Discusses Writing in Nollywood Television, Her Writing Initiative ‘Hello July’ and Her Cross-Culture Inspirations Omozi marks Gimsay’s fourth short film and will reunite her with Teniola Aladese after the previous short film Why Am I Angry?. Joining Aladese…

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Crime and Justice Lagos, a new police procedural and crime drama series from Showmax, is set to premiere on December 8, with new episodes to be released every Thursday for six weeks, marking a second installment of the Crime and Justice franchise after the original series set in Nairobi. NdaniTV’s ‘Skinny Girl in Transit’ Begins Production, Sets 2023 Return for its 7th Season. Official banner of Crime and justice Lagos Set against the backdrop of the biggest and most densely populated city in Africa, Crime and Justice Lagos explores the activities of the fictional Serious and Special Crimes Unit (SSCU)…

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Ramsey Nouah’s next directorial effort is Tokunbo, a crime thriller set to star Gideon Okeke as Tokunbo in the story of an ex-car smuggler caught in a race against time and a web of lies, politics and crime. EXCLUSIVE: ‘Freedom Way’ Cast Announcement: Meg Otanwa, Mr Macaroni, Timini Egbuson, Bimbo Akintola and Bucci Franklin to Star in Olalekan Afolabi’s Directorial Debut Teaser poster for Tokunbo. Marking Nouah’s third major directorial outing since crime drama Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story (2020) and fantasy thriller Living in Bondage: Breaking Free, the principal photography started on 25th of November in what is an original…

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