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27 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...
11 Nov 2019
Hot on the heels of the Lionheart's Oscars 2020 disqualification by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Austria's entry Joy has become the latest to witness the same fate. The disqualification of Joy is still based on the  best international feature category, which states that its dialogue must not be predominantly in English, which both films fall…
10 Nov 2019
“Because it is a systematised negation of the other, a frenzied determination to deny the other any attribute of humanity, colonialism forces the colonised to constantly ask the question: ‘Who am I in reality?’” ‪ ~Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth. Following the announcement by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)…
Lionheart
10 Nov 2019
https://youtu.be/NQPEYEAzFwI It’s been one defining week that has put smiles on the faces of many. November definitely started on the right foot with the many amazing tales that it provided people. From people making daring moves to getting their names written in the stars, here is a rundown of the week: Mrs Daniel We all…
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…
13 Oct 2019
The Managing Director of Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), Dr. Chidia Maduekwe, has said that the listing of Genevieve Nnaji’s Lionheart movie for the 2020 Oscar will definitely spur other Nigerian filmmakers...
Kerry Washington and Genevieve Nnaji
4 Oct 2019
It is no longer news, that Nollywood superstar actress, Genevieve Nnaji is the rave of the moment after her film, Lionheart scored an Oscar nomination. Nnaji’s ‘Lionheart’ was selected by the Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee (NOSC) to represent the country in the International Feature Film category of the 2020 Oscars. The group announced the selection…
2 Oct 2019
Genevieve Nnaji's 'Lionheart' has been selected by the Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee (NOSC) to represent the country in the International Feature Film category of the 2020 Oscars. The group announced the selection on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, following a statutory vetting and subsequent voting of entries received from Nigerian filmmakers at home and in the…
18 Sep 2019
From the cult of an individual to a view from the minaret, Nollywood has evolved over the years to become one of the most watched film cultures in the world.
3 Aug 2019
As people age, the tendency is to think that their performance and attractiveness would decline. Even if that is often the case, these screen celebrities in the unofficial 40s club of Nollywood have proven with the attention they have paid to their health, passion, and creativity that aging can be a benefit to a successful career.
23 Apr 2019
Nollywood is growing in leaps and bounds. Third, only after Hollywood and Bollywood in terms of the number of movies released annually, new Nollywood boasts an increasing number of professionals who have graduated from the world’s leading film schools. The quality of its output is undoubtedly improving. But Nollywood has always had a lawyer problem.…
20 Mar 2019
Genevieve Nnaji’s directorial debut movie Lionheart was released worldwide on January 4th, 2019, and since then, there have been mixed to positive reviews about both its cinematic and cinematographic relevance. While the international sphere has praised the movie albeit devoid of critical, in-depth analyses of plot and central themes, those within the continent have either…

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