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Since the start of the pandemic, the film industry has been in free fall. As deaths have continued to climb, so have studio losses, with crowded theaters – once a source of collective entertainment and escapism – now seen as petri dishes for the virus. Familiar blockbuster franchises whose summer releases studios banked on to balance bleeding ledgers have been barred from shuttered theaters. The 25th James Bond film, “No Time to Die,” the 7th “Mission Impossible,”...

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The producers of the screen adaptation of Tunde Leye’s 2012 fan-favourite “Finding Hubby” have unveiled the star actors in the movie which is set to hit the Cinema in November. According to a video tweet on its handle @FindingHubby, major stars unveiled were: Ade Laoye, Kehinde Bankole, Munachi Abii and Omowunmi Dada. According to the tweet, the unveiling is to lay to rest the suspense as to who would play the role of Oyin Clegg...

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The Kairos Events and Entertainment, says it has launched promotional materials for the Face of Agriculture Nigeria (FOAN) Agritainment Reality TV Show in collaboration with Obasanjo Farms Limited. Mr. Wealth Sunday, Project Director of Kairos, said FOAN Reality Show, “is a TV programme that aims at bringing the interest of Nigerian youths toward agriculture through entertainment.” Sunday made this known in a statement in Lagos, saying that the ceremony took place at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential...

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The 2021 Oscars ceremony was moved to April from February on Monday due to the havoc caused in the movie industry by the coronavirus pandemic. The ceremony for film’s highest honours will take place on April 25, 2021, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said in a statement. It had originally been scheduled for Feb. 28. The coronavirus epidemic shut down movie theatres worldwide in mid-March and brought production of films to a...

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Genevieve Nnaji, has managed to remain a force to reckon with in Nigeria’s film industry – also called Nollywood, in spite of the industry’s low budget-high volume approach to movie making which has birthed many actors in the last twenty years. Born to a middle-class family that wanted her to become a lawyer, Nnaji began her career in acting by featuring in Ripples – a popular soap opera – at the age of 8.  At...

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Airtel Nigeria, in partnership with Trace Content Distribution, has announced the availability of the classic drama thriller, ‘Living in Bondage – Breaking Free’, on the Airtel TV platform. Airtel made the disclosure in a statement on Saturday in Lagos. It said the movie was directed by veteran actor, Ramsey Nouah and that the drama thriller was a sequel to the 1990’s blockbuster ‘Living in Bondage’ with a riveting plot and an ensemble cast, including Kanayo...

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Global video streaming platform, Netflix has announced plans for the long-expected Nollywood originals in coming months. This follows the launch of its Nigeria subsidiary, Netflix Naija, in February. It revealed in a tweet that the outcome would be book adaptations of the works of two indegenous novelists. The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives, Titilola Shoneyin’s debut novel published in 2010 will be produced in form of a series, while Wole Soyinka’s 77-paged play, Death and the King’s Horseman is to be...

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The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), regulator of Nigeria’s film industry, popularly known as Nollywood, has adopted virtual platforms as part of film censoring and classification process amidst the Coronavirus(COVID-19) lockdown. Mr Adedayo Thomas, Executive Director, NFVCB, disclosed this in an interview  with the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja. According to Thomas, the virtual operation is to present opportunity to classify movies and video works produced before the COVID-19 lockdown...

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There’s an elegant, almost poetic silence to one of the most compelling scenes of “On the Record,” a powerful new documentary about sexual violence that knows just when to dial down to a hushed quiet. In the early morning darkness of Dec. 13, 2017, former music executive Drew Dixon walks to a coffee shop and buys the New York Times. On the front page is the story in which she and two others accuse the...

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Ace Nigerian actor, Yul Edochie, on Monday decried what he called the “drop”  in the quality of Nollywood movies. The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that the thespian shared his thoughts in series of posts on his  Twitter handle. He said there was need for seasoned actors to help revive the quality of Nollywood movies for the industry to retain its place on the global stage. He said: ”The quality of our home videos has...

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