Author: WKMUp

We are thrilled to announce the launch of SheWrites Intensive Lab, an exciting initiative aimed at empowering and celebrating African female storytellers in filmmaking. We invite aspiring writers to embark on a transformative journey of storytelling excellence. The three-week program is designed to nurture and refine creative first-draft scripts into compelling and inspiring stories. This Year’s Focus: The spotlight shines on short film scripts that center around compelling and inspiring female characters. Six talented female storytellers will have the opportunity to collaborate closely with three story consultants and three mentors, receiving tailored guidance and invaluable insights to elevate their storytelling…

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Showmax announces a February 12 release date for the documentary series, Freemen,  an exploration of the Igbo Apprenticeship system, known locally as Igba Boi, which will be told across 7 episodes. In what is a big month for the revamped streamer, the release of the Freemen will coincide with the relaunch of the new Showmax app, alongside other announced titles like Cheta’M, Sadau Sisters and Flawsome season 2.  https://youtu.be/de_PcjdHyuw The Igbo Apprenticeship System has been a cornerstone of the eastern region of Nigeria for generations. The practice involves young individuals placed under the tutelage of experienced traders, artisans, or professionals…

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We are choosing you. Yes, U, artistically and literally. Our approach revolves around you and what you like as a cinephile. Your constructive criticism and praises have shaped us in several ways as a publication that strictly covers film and TV in Nigeria. On the note that many readers suggested that we enhance our branding, citing our “funny use” of colours, steps have been taken to that effect. What Kept Me Up’s new branding was designed by Iyebiye ‘Kaizen Kreativ’ Adeitan. Our new branding was engineered by creative illustrator Iyebiye ‘Kaizen Kreativ’ Adeitan, who has conceived more lively iterations of…

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First look BTS images have been released for Daddy’s Love, starring Jibola Dabo, Liquorose and Osakue Izevbigie, in what is described as a romantic comedy drama film where the bond between a dedicated widowed father and his only daughter/child is tested when life sends new love their way. The revealed synopsis for Daddy’s Love reads: A widowed father gives out his daughter’s hand in marriage but has refused to let go completely. The young man will be willing to make room for another man (father-in-law) in their home or be faced with a series of unwanted visits from his father-in-law.…

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All confirmed to be available in Nigeria in February 2024, you will find the titles in four categories, further listed in order of their release dates:– Nollywood Movies (and some African countries)– Nollywood TV shows (and some African countries)– International Movies– International TV shows The page will be updated if there are any announced changes. Track your favourite movies and TV shows directly on your phone calendar. Movies and TV Shows Available in Nigeria in January 2024 Nollywood Films Available to Watch in February 2024 February 2 The Last Call In The Last Call, popular OAP Hauwa faces off with a…

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Prolific filmmaker James Omokwe is making a return to Showmax with a brand-new epic drama series, Cheta M, a love story between young lovers, Adanna and Nnanna who battle spiritual and political forces that stand in their way. https://youtu.be/BrFT8tDXPG4 The 130-episode series explores the extraordinary love story of Adanna and Nnanna, who must navigate a world where tensions between the kingdoms of Mgberi and Ajaani have reached critical levels. Set against a backdrop of politics, spiritual interference, and memory manipulation, they fight to protect their love. Ojigijaga, the spiritual shaman of Mgberi, is a formidable obstacle to their union. Lies,…

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Showmax, known as the home of the Real Housewives franchise, is back with another Nigerian reality television series, Sadau Sisters, starring popular Nigerian actress Rahama Sadau alongside her three sisters, Aisha, Fatima and Zainab. The 13-part series is set to premiere on February 12. ‘Wura’, ‘The Real Housewives of Lagos’, ‘Flawsome’ are Some of Showmax’s Most-Watched Titles in 2023 https://youtu.be/0iDlm4Xmz5s?si=B0MFC9My4QSmZCUp Sadau Sisters follows the lives of Rahama, an award-winning actress and star of the family, who is no stranger to controversy; Zainab, a baker, restaurateur and rising star; Aisha, a make-up artist and the peace-maker of the family; and Fatima,…

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The Filmjoint Awards, an annual celebration dedicated to honoring excellence in short filmmaking, unfolded at the EbonyLife Place. The inaugural event featured 17 distinct categories, including accolades such as Best African Short Film and Best Actress/Actor in a Short Film. There were 40 nominated short films and short documentary films, with about 110 total nominees. L-R: Gbenga Adeoti (co-founder of The Filmjoint), Goodness Emmanuel (actress and filmmaker), Mautin Olorunleke (filmmaker and talent manager) and Dawn Ntekim-Rex (co-founder and Programs Director of The Filmjoint). at The FIlmjoint Awards 2024. Esteemed figures from the film industry, including Mr. Babatunwa Aderinokun, CEO of…

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Showmax has dropped the trailer for the second season of its Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) nominated drama series, Flawsome. The show is scheduled to return on February 12, 2024, coinciding with the relaunch of the new Showmax app. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4oAWBYVLaA&authuser=1 The series follows the lives of four dynamic and ambitious friends – Ifeyinwa, Ramat, Ivie, and Dolapo – dedicated to both their individual growth and their unbreakable bond. Season 1 presented various challenges for each character: Ifeyinwa (played by Bisola Aiyeola), a tech executive, discovered she wasn’t her father’s chosen successor after his demise. Ramat (Ini Dima-Okojie) faced the…

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