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Film Set – A contemporary story by Tony Ogunlowo

Nollywood, the Nigerian film industry is the third largest in the world, just after Bollywood and Hollywood, churning out thousands of movies per annum in a highly competitive straight-to –DVD market. It’s also home to divas, pretentious studs and wannabes. Ordinary people who have been plucked from obscurity, and overnight, have become household names, their … Continue reading Film Set – A contemporary story by Tony Ogunlowo

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On The Non-certification Of Half Of A Yellow Sun In Nigeria

I am disgusted,angry but not surprised by the song and dance being played by the Nigerian Films Censors Board over the movie ‘Half Of A Yellow Sun.’ So the scenes are too sexual? Are they worse than the dozens of pornographic movies okayed by the Board that flood our markets? So they are too political? … Continue reading On The Non-certification Of Half Of A Yellow Sun In Nigeria

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An Open Letter To Up and Coming Nollywood Stars

As I write this to you, I’m really angry. I wish you could behold my face to see the level of anger on it. You might jump to conclusion that my anger is much more of envy and bitterness of your way to the top. I’m more concerned about future your endeavours. You’re already seeing … Continue reading An Open Letter To Up and Coming Nollywood Stars

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What Nollywood Starlets Can Learn From Lupita Nyong’o

Since playing the poignant role of Patsy to critical acclaim in Steve McQueen’s film 12 years a Slave, Kenyan Actress Lupita Amondi Nyong’o has taken the world by a storm. The decibel has been so loud that we easily forget that only eight years ago she was trolling movie sets as a production assistant. Few … Continue reading What Nollywood Starlets Can Learn From Lupita Nyong’o

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Why You Should Stop Criticising Nollywood

Nollywood makes bad or worst films, yes I agree. None can dispute that, but I wish to tell the critics of Nollywood to find better jobs to do than buying pop corn to laugh out the mistakes of translation of a Yoruba film. Nollywood might have lost its creativity and respect. Yes, it might always … Continue reading Why You Should Stop Criticising Nollywood

Nollywood as a tool for International Rebranding and Diplomacy

Nollywood as a tool for International Rebranding and Diplomacy

  Diplomacy   is the  normal  means  of  conducting  International  Relations. The  present  Nigerian  government  has  set  up  a policy  of  Citizens  diplomacy   as  our  foreign  policy  thrust.  It should  be  noted  that  this  is  however,  the  first  time  any  Nigerian  government  has  enunciated  a  clear  cut  foreign policy  objective  since  independence. Sometimes  international  relations  is  … Continue reading Nollywood as a tool for International Rebranding and Diplomacy

Nollywood and the Sexploitation of Women

Nollywood and the Sexploitation of Women

Women. They are a very important necessity to life in today’s society; either be it for good or bad. You can never underestimate their value and importance. They are the reason why a man can pro-create his likeness, they are the attraction that’s designed to soften the hard core of a man’s heart. They wield … Continue reading Nollywood and the Sexploitation of Women

Spartacus – My Take

Spartacus – My Take

Not since The DaVinci Code came out has the world been so rattled by so much controversy. The book by Dan Brown challenged the status quo and shook many a believer, irrespective of faith or religion; all were scandalised. The uproar died after a while, but the author had gained international celebrity. The world moved … Continue reading Spartacus – My Take

Movie Review: Doctor Bello

Movie Review: Doctor Bello

So I finally watched this movie last night. Forgive me, it’s just hard to get new Nollywood movies in the backend of nowhere. Where I live The story initially centres around Sam, an 8 year old boy living with cancer in New York. Dr. Durant (Isiah Washington) is his oncologist and a Nigerian nurse (I … Continue reading Movie Review: Doctor Bello

‘Take Heart (Season 1)’ a Triumph for Theater Arts

‘Take Heart (Season 1)’ a Triumph for Theater Arts

by Frank Onuoha A flawless dance or drama production is a crowd-pleaser any day. However, when dance and drama meets on the same script and the same stage the effect is fitting for only a classic romance adventure. It is even more interesting when a tedious branch of medicine is seamlessly combined to dance and … Continue reading ‘Take Heart (Season 1)’ a Triumph for Theater Arts

Movie Review – Alero’s Symphony

Movie Review – Alero’s Symphony

Set in urbane Lagos, Alero’s symphony is another blockbuster from the Amstel Malta Box Office platform. The movie “Alero’s Symphony” featured the cream de la cream of the movie industry and notable Nollywood personalities of timber and calibre.  The cast which include Bimbo Manuel, Caroline King and Matilda Obaseki is said to combine class and … Continue reading Movie Review – Alero’s Symphony

10 Rules for accessing the N200billion entertainment fund

10 Rules for accessing the N200billion entertainment fund

10 Rules for accessing the N200billion entertainment fund Media reports have it that only six applicants have successfully accessed N700 million of the N200 billion entertainment fund disbursed by the Nigerian Export Import Bank (NEXIM) for the entertainment industry.  Yet the entertainment industry is in dire need of these funds as the industry especially the … Continue reading 10 Rules for accessing the N200billion entertainment fund

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New Kid In NollyWood… C. J. Obasi – The Fiery One

One thing I have always felt Nollywood hasn’t got yet is a set of free-minded independent artists that will champion a new ‘artistic’ Nollywood. I am one of Nollywood’s greatest fans… I enjoy sitting at the far end of Ozone Cinemas or Genesis Deluxe cinema screens, getting lost in whatever the likes of Kunle Afolayan … Continue reading New Kid In NollyWood… C. J. Obasi – The Fiery One