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5 Nov 2019
The curtains have fallen on Nigeria's hope of earning its first Oscars nomination at the Oscars 2020 following the Academy's disqualification of Nigeria's submission "Lionheart", The Wrap reports. "Lionheart" which is Genevieve Nnaji's first directional debut was submitted to race alongside 92 other films in the Best International Feature Film category. However, in an email…
7 Oct 2019
Nigeria competes with 92 countries for the 2020 Academy Awards' Best International Feature Film. We earlier reported that the Genevieve directed feature film "Lionheart" was submitted as an entry for the Oscars 2020 in the Best International Feature Film category. The Academy announced the full list of eligible films and countries on Monday. Ghana, Nigeria and…
4 Jul 2019
Award-winning Nigerian actor, director and producer, Kunle Afolayan is the latest Nollywood star to seal a Netflix deal as he has announced yesterday, July 3 that his film, "Mokalik" and some of his other works have been acquired by the American streaming giant. The screen star made the revelation in a chat with the News Agency…
20 Dec 2018
During the week, Genevieve Nnaji accused FilmOne distribution of not distributing her internationally acclaimed directional debut, Lionheart. Genevieve had taken to Instagram to announce that December 21 was set as the release date for Lionheart in Nigerian cinemas. However, things appeared to have taken a different turn after Genevieve’s representative and CEO of Life House, Ugoma…
11 Dec 2018
Netflix has revealed the launch of its first African original series to be aired in 2019. According to entertainment news site Variety, the series, Queen Sono is a drama that centres around a female secret agent that fights crime and at the same time dealing with difficult issues in her personal life. South African actress…
7 Oct 2018
Movie lovers have watched her, followed her, earnestly and enthusiastically waiting to find out what she was up to. Fashion lovers felt her absence at the African Magic Viewer's Choice Awards (AMVCA. She was at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in Canada promoting the film, gearing it up for the international market. When the…
18 Sep 2018
Genevieve Nnaji was born in Mbaise in the 1979 but had her education in Lagos state. She made her acting debut as a child actress in the 90s soap opera Ripples when she was just 8 years. During that period, she also featured in Omo detergent as well as Pronto beverage advertisements. She, however, made…


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As innovators, investors and world leaders converge in Silicon Valley, California, United States, on Wednesday to discuss the future of Africa at the African Diaspora Investment Symposium (ADIS), attention would be divided over the ripple effect of the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the bank of choice for most startups and venture capitalists, and the influence it had on the startup world, especially fintechs in Africa.
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Nigerians in the United Kingdom (UK) have raised about N23 million in their bid to tackle the out-of-school problem in Nigeria, which has forced 20.2 million kids out of school.