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22 Sep
Los Angeles is finally getting a museum for films and it's about time, said Tom Hanks, as he welcomed journalists to a special pre-opening event Tuesday. The world capital of filmmaking and home of Hollywood boasts museums for everything from natural history to selfies, but until now has never had one dedicated to the silver…
22 Sep
Netflix said Tuesday it has acquired the whole works of acclaimed children's author Roald Dahl, creator of such classics as "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Matilda." The streaming giant said it had bought The Roald Dahl Story Company -- the family firm which owns the late British author's copyright. Netflix in 2018 signed a…
20 Sep
Netflix’s “The Crown” was the big winner at this year's Primetime Emmy Awards which held at L.A. Live’s Event Deck instead of the Microsoft Theater, which has been home to the Emmys since 2008. The historical drama streaming television series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II brought home seven wins, the most of any…
17 Sep
Georgian chess legend Nona Gaprindashvili has filed a $5 million defamation suit against Netflix, saying her depiction in the hit TV show "The Queen's Gambit" was "sexist and belittling". A copy of the lawsuit filed Thursday with a California court accuses Netflix of distorting Gaprindashvili's achievements in the fictional series. It says the show falsely…
17 Sep
Following the announcement of Netflix and Kunle Afolayan’s new film Swallow, Netflix has released the trailer today for the film adaptation of Sefi Atta’s book. Swallow, which is set in 1980s Lagos, sees Afolayan continue his cinematic exploration of bygone eras. The riveting drama-thriller weaves a compelling tale around drug trafficking and workplace sexual harassment…
16 Sep
Fresh off the heels of the blockbuster Quam’s Money and family favorite DOD: Day of Destiny, Inkblot is set to release its highly anticipated first film of 2021 the coming-of-age comedy-drama Charge and Bail. With fourteen films released in the last six years, Inkblot Productions is deeply woven into the fabric of Nollywood. Releasing such…
13 Sep
Calling all Blood & Water Fans! The official trailer for season 2 is finally here! The trailer is going to leave you with 100 more questions than you had at the end of season 1, but that’s part of the fun. Season 2 is bringing the heat with more drama, more breakups, more lies, and…
13 Sep
Kenneth Branagh's Oscar-tipped "Belfast", a love letter to the hometown he fled as a child, comes at a poignant time when peace remains fragile in Northern Ireland, the director said Sunday at the Toronto film festival. The deeply personal, black-and-white dramedy, which hits theaters in November, captures the late-1960s outbreak of the province's violent "Troubles"…
10 Sep
Seventeen films are in competition next month for the top prize at the 2021 edition of FESPACO, Africa's top cinema and TV festival, organizers said Thursday. FESPACO 2021 - the Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou or Festival panafricain du cinéma et de la télévision de Ouagadougou - is taking place in the Burkinabe…
8 Sep
The North American box office got a big boost as Disney's new "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings," featuring Marvel's first leading Asian superhero, scored an unexpectedly strong $75.4 million opening, industry observer Exhibitor Relations said Tuesday. That figure, for the Friday-through-Sunday period, was a Labor Day weekend record, the Hollywood Reporter said,…
7 Sep
The ceaseless clamour for a second season of EbonyLife’s Castle & Castle was finally addressed last week, when Netflix and EbonyLife announced its’ September 15 launch date. This announcement rewards the loyalty of Nollywood faithfuls, who have waited with baited breaths for the show’s return since its’ heart-stealing 2018 debut. Today, with the release of…
6 Sep
With a 78% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Influence is a glossy, bustling documentary about the late Lord Timothy Bell's unscrupulous political PR career with his company Bell Pottinger. The documentary co-directed by South African journalists Richard Poplak and Diana Neille premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2020 and explores the late spin-doctor’s role in…

Guardian Life

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During the long weeks of the Trophy Extra Special Band competition, many Nigerians witnessed the sonic mastery that the eclectic boy band dubbed, The BandHitz, dished out...
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United Kingdom-based broadcaster and ardent promoter of Afrobeat in the diaspora, Olajide Adesope, has appealed to the United Kingdom government to collaborate with its Nigerian counterpart
1 day ago
Society today places an insane amount of pressure on people to conform to beauty and weight standards. With the BBL phase at its peak, almost every female is ready to shed off some extra weight for that hourglass figure.  Diet culture, physical fitness and contouring clinics are only a few trends associated with the BBL…
1 day ago
Robert Durst, the eldest son of a billionaire New York real estate family, will spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of his best friend, journalist Susan Berman, whom he shot at close range at her home in Los Angeles more than 20 years ago. The court sentenced Durst, 78, to…
1 day ago
Emmanuel Kojo, the leading man in Disney's Beauty And The Beast theatre production has been suspended following allegations of inappropriate language. Emmanuel Kojo, 29, had been playing the role of the Beast in the musical, the first black actor to do so in the UK, until last Saturday as reported by The Daily Mail. It…

Music

1 day ago
For a laid-back, sultry soft-pop/RnB groove, Wisdom is your go-to guy anyday. With his just-released single dubbed, Inside You, the young singer proves his mastery behind the microphone, with the vibrant sensual record. “I just wanted to say it how it is, no sugar-coating, just pure emotion and sexual energy, ‘cause at the end of…
1 day ago
Simi has released a new single titled "Woman," which challenges unfair female stereotypes and highlights the strength of women. The record leans into the defiant ethos of Afrobeat to reclaim the narrative for women and turns Simi’s long-held socio-political beliefs on equality into a sonic thesis for women’s liberation. The new song comes following the…
1 day ago
British soul diva Adele on Friday released comeback single "Easy On Me", in which she shares with the world details of the traumatic six years she has endured since last releasing a record. In that period, the 33-year-old megastar said she suffered a "year of anxiety" in which her marriage fell apart. While her voice…
1 day ago
Emerging singer Zamorra has released his debut project "Storms and Rainbows". The EP collects his life experiences in eight spectacular songs, charting the evolution of his career from Ondo to Lagos, and the in-betweens which shape the best of any such journey: family, love, pain and eventual triumph. Beginning with "Aiku", a warm record which…
2 days ago
Most of us enjoy good music as a form of relaxation and entertainment after a long day’s work or to start our day. For some reason with appreciation of African culture, African music has been dubbed Afrobeats by Nigerian veteran music star Fela Kuti. This was influenced by Fuji music and Highlife, mixed in with…

Film

1 day ago
It’s another weekend to binge-watch some of your favourite movies on Netflix. Need some time to relax after a stressful week? Nothing says comfort better than hot buttered popcorn and a foot soak while watching some of the latest movies in your loungewear. This weekend, create an at-home movie cinema experience without annoying audience members…
3 days ago
Netflix's Squid Game has become the biggest launch in the streaming service's history, with 111 million fans watching the show since its debut on September 17. The South Korean hit series has become quite the pop culture phenomenon upon launch, easily surpassing the 82 million accounts that watched Bridgerton in that show's first 28 days.…
11 Oct
The official trailer for Showmax's first comedy-drama series in West Africa, Ghana Jollof, which premieres on the African streaming service on Friday, 22 October 2021 is out. Ghana Jollof tells the sizzling story of two young Nigerians, Jasper (Funnybone) and Romanus (Akah Nnani), who move to Ghana in search of greener pastures. In the trailer,…
5 Oct
Streaming giant HBO Max has released a teaser trailer for its highly anticipated “Game of Thrones” prequel “House of the Dragon.” Set 200 years prior to the events of “Game of Thrones,” the pre-quel “House of the Dragon” tells the story of House Targaryen and the Targaryen civil war that became known as the “Dance…
4 Oct
"Venom: Let There Be Carnage," Sony's latest instalment in its Spider-Man Universe, debuted to pre-pandemic levels atop the North American box office, taking in $90.1 million, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations said Sunday. The estimated haul for the Friday-through-Sunday period was the biggest three-day launch of the coronavirus pandemic era. "Black Widow" was the previous record-holder…