Film

African International Film Festival (AFRIFF)

Organizers unveil AFRIFF 2018 at star-studded ceremony

Organizers of the African International Film Festival (AFRIFF) officially unveiled its eighth edition with the theme, “The Many Faces of Woman” at a star-studded ceremony in Lagos.
Mike Ezuruonye

Mike Ezuruonye: Nollywood movies inch close to Oscar nomination

Nollywood actor, Mike Ezuruonye, says that cinematography and story telling of Nigerian movies has vastly improved over the years and could earn international recognition in due course.

Nollywood set to promote AU Agenda 2063

The Nigerian movie industry, popularly known as Nollywood, is set to promote the Agenda 2063 of the African Union, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
Kunle Afolayan

Kunle Afolayan to adapt novel by Kenyan literary icon into movie

Kunle Afolayan, Nollywood filmmaker, has disclosed that he is working on adapting ‘Matigari’, a novel by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, into a movie.
Genevieve Nnaji

Genevieve Nnaji signs film deal with US agency

Nollywood Actress Genevieve Nnaji has signed a deal with United Talent Agency (UTA) for representation in film, TV and production.
Rafiki

Kenyan court lifts ban on lesbian love film

Kenya on Friday overturned a ban on Rafiki, a film about a lesbian love affair and the first ever movie from the country to be shown at the Cannes film festival.
Some of the twelve boys, dramatically rescued from deep inside a Thai cave, after being trapped for more than a fortnight, arrive for a press conference in Chiang Rai on July 18, 2018, following their discharge from the hospital. The young footballers and their coach who became trapped deep in a flooded cave complex tried to dig their way out and survived on rainwater for nine days before being found and later rescued. / AFP PHOTO / Lillian SUWANRUMPHA

Thai film company plans ‘cave boys’ movie

A Thai-based film company has joined the scramble to retell the dramatic story of the 12 young footballers and their coach who were freed from a flooded cave, one of the producers said Tuesday.
AY Movie “Merry Men” The Real Yoruba Demons

AY releases trailer of new film

Nigerian comedian, Ayo Makun, popularly known as AY, has released the trailer of his latest Nollywood film titled, Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons.
The Netflix logo is seen on their office in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S. July 16, 2018. REUTERS-Lucy Nicholson

Netflix opens Toronto film festival

The Toronto International Film Festival launches on Thursday with a Netflix production -- the first time any major movie showcase has opened on a release not intended for theaters.
Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs)

AMVCA 2018: Full list of winners

The 6th annual AMVCA, which was held on Saturday at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos began with a red carpet at 4 p.m.
18 Hours

AMVCA 2018: ’18 Hours’ emerges overall best movie

’18 Hours’ has emerged the overall best movie for 2018 at the African Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards.
bisola

Tunde Kelani, Falz, Bisola, Omotola win at AMVCA 2018

Veteran cinematographer, Tunde Kelani, has emerged the winner of the 2018 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards’ Industry Merit Award.
Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga triumphs in Hollywood movie debut at Venice

Lady Gaga opened up about her painful road to fame after she shone in her big Hollywood movie debut, “A Star Is Born”, which premiered on Friday at the Venice film festival.

Simi lands acting role in Kunle Afolayan’s new movie

After winning the hearts of Nigerians with her lovely voice and romance-themed songs, Simisola Ogunleye, is taking her first step into the world of make-believe.
Genevieve Nnaji

Genevieve’s `Lionheart’ to premiere in Toronto Film Festival

Nollywood veteran Genevieve Nnaji’s latest movie, `Lionheart’ is set to premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.
Disney

Nigerians react to Disney Nigerian fairy-tale movie ‘Princess Sade’

Some Nigerians on Wednesday in Abuja commended the new Disney Nigerian fairy-tale princess called `Sade’, presently being produced by Rick Famuyiwa and Co-written by Ola Shokunbi.
alex iwobi

Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi makes Nollywood debut

Nigeria international and Arsenal forward, Alex Iwobi, has made a debut in his first film role in the soon to be released ‘Inpadisu.’
ETINOSA IDEMUDIA

Idemudia Etinosa: Nollywood is hot cake right now

Nollywood actress, Idemudia Etinosa, has called on budding youths to take advantage of the potential that the movie industry has to offer in terms of job creation by becoming dedicated thespians.

Recent Stories

Danny Welbeck’s injury may force Arsenal into January spending

Arsenal’s Head of Football Raul Sanllehi has admitted that forward Danny Welbeck’s long-term injury could force the Premier League club to recruit in the January transfer window.

Court dismisses suspended Kogi APGA chairman’s libel suit

Kogi High Court sitting in Idah on Wednesday dismissed a libel suit filed by suspended Kogi chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Ocholi Ameh, against the Guardian Newspaper, Punch and Vintage Press for lacking in merit.

Police arraign businessman for allegedly raping a minor

A 62-year-old businessman, Donatus Deshi, who allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl was on Wednesday arraigned before an Upper Area Court, sitting in Kasuwan Nama, in Jos.

Court remands fake army colonel

An Ilorin Senior Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday ordered that Afolabi Stephen, 42, be remanded in Mandalla prison yard for allegedly impersonating an army Lieutenant Colonel.

Education stakeholders advocate strict implementation of national policy on education – survey

Education stakeholders in the North-East geopolitical zone of the country have advocated strict implementation of the National Policy on Education (NPE) to tackle the myriad challenges facing the education sector.