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The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) says it has blacklisted some illegal film producers and distributors who do not belong to a registered professional association in the creative industry. NFVCB Executive Director, Alhaji Adedayo Thomas disclosed this during the board’s stakeholders engagement on double taxation and over-regulation, on Thursday in Lagos. Thomas said that the decision was taken to further sanitise the film industry and ensure that illegitimate operators were sieved out from...

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The fashion industry, hospitality and tourism contributed over N3.2 trillion to the national economy, a report by the Federal Government’s Post Covid-19 Initiative Committee on the Creative Industry has revealed. The minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed on Thursday, gave an insight into the report recently submitted to the government by the committee led by ace comedian, Ali Baba. Mohammed, who was a guest on NAN Forum in Abuja, said that the recommendations...

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A pan-Nigerian group on Thursday announced the unveiling of a new reality show, known as “Naija Unity House’’, to bring young Nigerians together to take charge of their destinies. The convener of the project, Mr Ebhodaghe Cletus, made the announcement at a news conference in Lagos. He said the show would bring 37 young Nigerians, drawn from the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory together and house them for 60 days for them to interact and collectively plan their...

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Nollywood actress, Emilia Dike, is dead. She reportedly died on Wednesday in Enugu after slumping. Mr Okechukwu Oku, a movie Director, who expressed sadness over the bad news, took to his Instagram page on Thursday @okechukwuoku to announce the death of the actress. ”Why is death taking the best people???? I’m confused oooo. “Just filmed with Mama here on my 2 last projects, excited to release it and this horrible news today. ” A woman...

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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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Some notable actors, including, Kunle Afolayan, on Saturday, took to their Instagram handles to celebrate a veteran actor, Adebayo Salami, popularly known as “Oga Bello” who clocked 67 years. They celebrated “Oga Bello” for his mentorship and fatherly guidance in the profession. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that “Oga Bello” was born May 9, 1953. He began his acting career in 1964, and produced his first movie “Ogun Ajaye” in 1985. Since then,...

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Actress Funke Akindele and other celebrities on Sunday took to their various Instagram pages to celebrate actress, movie director and producer, Genevieve Nnaji who turned 41. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Genevieve Nnaji won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a leading role in 2005, making her the first actress to win the award. In 2011, she was honoured as a member of the Order of the Federal Republic...

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Comic Nollywood actress, Ada Ameh has called on the Federal Government to ensure regular power supply as Nigerians obey the stay-at-home order, especially in states under total lockdown. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Lagos-based thespian made the call in a video she shared on social media. In the 4-minute video, the actress overtly expressed sadness and frustration over the lack of regular power supply even as Nigerians observe the stay at home order....

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Disney announced to fans worldwide on March 12, that it had pushed the theatre release for ‘Mulan’ due to growing coronavirus concerns. It is easy to see why Disney would refuse to risk the earning potential of the film as more people are resorting to isolation in order to contain the virus. Disney spent 200 million dollars to produce ‘Mulan’, a large sum of money that does not include marketing fees. Given how familiar the animated...

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Legendary Nollywood actors Pete Edochie, Kanayo O Kanayo (KOK) and 14 others, on Thursday bagged the Veteran Actors of Nigeria (VAN) award. News Agency of Nigeria reports that the award was presented by the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) at its 9th Biennial Lecture held at the Sheraton Hotels in Abuja. Others honoured with the award were comic actor, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu, Nkem Owoh, Bob-Manuel Udokwu, Steve Eboh and Keneth Okonkwo....

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