Arrangements for the 2020 Durban FilmMart Institute (DMI) has reached conclusive stages. Already, the organisers have said that following COVID-19 pandemic and the need to observe the World Health Organisation’s
Woli Arole’s The Call makes Netflix list
The comedian and actor, Oluwatoyin Bayegun, popularly known as Woli Arole’s debut movie, The Call, is now on Netflix’s list.On July 27, 2020, Arole had a well-deserved success in his first outing in cinema, as he etched his name in the sands of time in Nigerian filmmaking industry.
After Triumphant Scale postponement, El Anatsui gifts alma mater N46m books
Though COVID-19 pandemic may have caused dislocation in the world’s economy, it has not stopped the artist, Prof. El Anatsui, from doing what people know him best for: Philanthropy.
Cinema operators lament N22.5bn lockdown losses
With airlines now operating, Nigerian cinema exhibitors, distributors and employees have sent an urgent save-our-soul (SOS) message to the Federal Government, and President Muhammadu Buhari, urging them to speedily open the theatrical sector of the economy,
Post-lockdown advice for Nollywood from veteran filmmaker, Simpa
With gradual unlocking of Nigeria’s economic space, a post-lockdown agenda has been canvassed for Nollywood. Speaking on recovery for the creative industry in post-COVID-19 economy, Matthew Simpa, a veteran filmmaker and Head of Ben Auto Entertainment
The ‘Rainmaker’ goes to Promise Land on rainy day
The moment he appeared, the image of Wole Soyinka’s Brother Jeroboam at the Bar Beach came on. He wore a white soutane with bell in his hands. He jingled the bell like the early morning preachers do.
‘Why I became an academic by accident’
For over four decades, Professor Matthew Mevayerho Umukoro had a robust career as a scholar, teacher, creative artist and administrator at the University of Ibadan. His official sojourn at Nigeria’s premier university is....
Anambra government suspends Imoka Festival as Awka lunar year begins
Anambra State government, Sunday, announced the suspension of the most popular cultural festival of people of Awka, Anambra State capital, for this year, citing prevailing Federal Government’s curfew order, state government order on public gatherings, World Health Organisation
NCAC holds conference on COVID-19’s impact on Nigeria’s creative sector tomorrow
The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) will tomorrow hold a conference to set agenda for the creative industry. Titled, COVID-19: Impact on Nigeria’s creative sector, the conference has been convened by the Director General of NCAC, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe.
JEHF ONE playwriting competition ends June 12
The James Ene Henshaw Foundation ONE Playwriting Competition, which seeks to encourage the art of dramatic writing and the best original one-act play written for stage, film or TV, will close June 12, 2020. The contest is open to anyone between ages 18 and 35 years.