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2 Jan
Foremost family entertainment TV channel, wapTV, has disclosed that it has completed a ground-breaking acquisition of the broadcast rights of over 500 hours of English, Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba movies produced by prominent Nigerian film-makers.
13 Oct 2020
Superstar actress Genevieve Nnaji who is one of the many celebrities to have spoken out against police brutality in Nigeria has slammed Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State after the latter barred residents of the state from staging an #EndSARS protest. In a statement released last night by his Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus…
22 Aug 2020
For Nigerian filmmakers, the year began with news from the 2020 Oscars that shook the industry. The country’s Academy Award entry, Lionheart, was controversially disqualified for the ‘Best International Feature Film’ category on the grounds that most of the dialogue was in English.
14 Aug 2020
Nollywood's Genevieve Nnaji, who has carved a niche for herself in the movie industry across the world, has added another feather in her cap. The "Lion Heart" producer has been named as an ambassador for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2020 among other selected movie stars worldwide. The TIFF invites 50 celebrated filmmakers and…
5 Jul 2020
Tears… what type of tears has been shed this week? With all the drama and revelations that filled up the week, it is not surprising that tears of joy quickly turned to pain for some. Here is a rundown of the week: African Giants While Wizkid won the BET Her Award for his feature on…
4 Jul 2020
There is good news from the prestigious Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) commonly called the Oscars. The Academy has extended invitation to three notable motion picture practitioners...
1 Jul 2020
Nigerian actress Genevieve Nnaji, Nigerian-British actress Cynthia Erivo and Nigerian filmmaker Akin Omotosho were among those invited to join Hollywood's Academy on Tuesday, as the Oscars-awarding club opened its prestigious doors to a diverse crop of new members. In its efforts to increase female and ethnic minority membership, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and…
18 Apr 2020
If you carry out a poll and want fans of the Nollywood industry to pick a notable actor who has been vocal and has stood up for the vulnerable, especially since the COVID-19 lockdown began, 95 per cent of the pool result
14 Mar 2020
A single road, as the popular saying goes, no longer leads to the market for most Nollywood practitioners. Most of them who started out as actors have taken up other roles in addition
29 Dec 2019
From the beginning of the year until now, despite the many travails that have befallen the nation, there are Nigerians who have continuously shown in the past few months that regardless of the darkness, light shines through. Arriving at this list, The Guardian Life measured the contribution of the personalities on a global scale, each…
5 Nov 2019
Yesterday, the news of the disqualification of Genevieve Nnaji's film Lionheart from the Oscars broke the internet. In an email sent to voters on Monday, the Academy announced that “Lionheart” was ineligible because of its excessive use of the English language which violates the Academy’s rule for entries into the Best International Feature category. While…
18 Oct 2019
Based on the writer and directors childhood,  British-Nigerian actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje's feature directorial is based on his own unbelievable story as a troubled youth. Farming tells a story of a young Nigerian boy, 'farmed out' by his parents to a white British family in the hope of a better future. Instead, he becomes the feared…

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