Author: Ikeade

Japa (stylized as Japa!) will officially mark Isioma Osaje’s feature directorial debut. The film was co-produced by Inkblot Studios and 1Pod Pictures, now heading to Prime Video on March 8. Japa! was once described as a Sci-fi comedy. The trailer teases a plot that might follow the Groundhog Day trope in which a character is caught in a time loop, left to repeat a given day or time over and over, until something changes. Starring Jidekene Achufusi, Adesua Etomi Wellington, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Seun Ajayi, Layi Wasabi & Mofe Duncan, Japa!, described as a romcom, follows the story of Mezu (played…

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Sharon Rotimi, one of Nollywood’s fast-rising actors, is set to release a series of monologues in a solo performance, titled All The Women in Me. The series is inspired by God and the biblical anecdotes of various women found in the Bible. Rotimi hopes to push her creative ingenuity by presenting an act that goes beyond the replication of these women’s stories. All The Women in Me is written by Nneoma Edeh in an adaptation that fits these women’s stories into the cultural context of Nigerians by using modern-day parlance. The inspiration for the series stems from Rotimi’s intrigue with…

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According to a video posted by BellaNaija, the Nigerian release details of Iwaju have been unveiled. The highly anticipated series produced by Disney and Kugali Media is coming to Disney Channel on DStv (Channel 303) from April 2024. The following airing dates have been announced for Iwaju in Nigeria: April 22-26 on weekdaysA special marathon on April 27Repeat broadcasts on April 29-May 4Marathon broadcast on May 5A special street on Africa Day on May 25. Iwájú is a coming-of-age animated series set in a futuristic Lagos that follows Tola, a young girl from a wealthy island, and her best friend,…

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After an initial first-look announcement in October 2023, Prime Video has now confirmed March 1 as an official premiere date for the travel series set to feature Ebuka Obi-Uchendu as he undertakes the journey of a lifetime with his guys, Timini Egbuson, Zubby Michael, Jimmie Akinsola, Onoja Adole, and Alistair Englebert Preston. Ebuka Turns Up Africa is a 4-part series that will showcase the camaraderie and adventure of this group of friends as they embark on an unforgettable VIP adventure across Africa, in a series that not only transcends borders but reveals the men behind their celebrity personas.  Prime Video…

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Uzor Arukwe is set to star in Alive Till Dawn, a zombie movie set in Abuja, currently in pre production. Alive Till Dawn is an indie production by the makers of the zombie-themed short film Road To Jabi. Created and directed by Leo Obienyi, the synopsis for Alive Till Dawn reads: “In the chaos of a zombie virus outbreak, an unlikely alliance forms when civilians, police officers, and criminals find themselves trapped inside a besieged police station. As the night unfolds, they must navigate treacherous undead hordes, and escape the building to reach the means to a rumored haven or…

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Conceptified Media and CANO Production have announced the North American premiere date for their upcoming feature film, Love & Seclusion, which stars Efa Iwara and Tope Olowoniyan in the lead roles. The film, written by Clementina Ojie and produced by Josh Olaoluwa, received a significant boost from the New York City Women’s Fund in the feature fiction category of 2023, facilitating its post-production phase. Directed by Orire Nwani, Love & Seclusion explores the life of a young Lagos wife, Tola, portrayed by Olowoniyan, who is determined to conceive her first child during the pandemic-induced quarantine, unaware of her husband’s reluctance…

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We experience films differently. The idea of film itself is to trigger a different interpretation from another viewer. This is caused by our various personal lenses (sociological and cultural). That is not to say some fixed elements of film can not be subjectively judged. Interestingly, the Nollywood Film Club, a weekly Twitter Spaces hosted by Iroko Critic, is not about absolute interpretations. There is room for varying opinions. The microphone is open to any Nollywood watcher who has a perspective or more to share about the film of the week. In January, the club discussed Adire, the 2023 dramedy starring…

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At Netflix’s Get Ready for What’s Next event, where new international films, TV series and films were previewed on February 1, Netflix also made an official synopsis for To Kill a Monkey, Kemi Adetiba’s highly anticipated series, available to the press. This marks the first major details about the series since shooting was completed last October. Netflix’s Next Big Move: Akin Omotoso and Ochre Media to Bring Literature to the Screen in Multiple-title Book Adaptation Partnership The synopsis reads, “Efemini, a down-on-his-luck everyman whose life changes forever after a chance meeting with an old friend. Forced by circumstance to suppress…

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Disney’s highly anticipated series set in a futuristic Lagos, co-produced with Kugali Media, has confirmed a premiere date of February 28 on Disney+ (a service yet to be available in Nigeria). Ahead of the premiere, new look images have been released alongside the voices set to bring the characters to life on screen. YouNeek Studios CEO Roye Okupe: ‘Iyanu’ is a Product of 15 Years of Persistent Efforts and Patience The confirmed Nigerian voice cast members of Iwaju include Simisola Gbadamosi, Siji Soetan, Femi Branch, Dayo Okeniyi, Weruche Opia, Kehinde Bankole (a voice actor in last year’s Kizazi Moto “Moremi”),…

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Folu Storms has been tapped to star alongside Seun Ajayi in Spiraling, Wande Thomas’ recently announced thriller series. The roles of both stars in the project, about to begin principal photography, remain tightly under the lid. Storms will portray a character who is faced with a series of impossible choices. “It’s a very substantial role,” Director Thomas reveals, “not just reactive, but active.” Spiraling revolves around a tech entrepreneur entangled in the complexities of her own creation. The series will be “rooted in the human psyche and how we react under pressure” Wande Thomas says in a statement. “We wanted…

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