Nollywood star, Paul Sambo, mentors students on careers
Notable actor and filmmaker Paul Sambo has advised students to discover themselves early and choose the careers most suitable for them.
Abiola Alabi: We want to tell young people that you can pick yourself up and rebuild
Biola Alabi is an entrepreneur, filmmaker, investor, public speaker and television host. Head of Biola Alabi Media, a consultancy and production company with expertise in strategic consulting for pay entertainment...
Award for top Yoruba actress Toyin Adegbola
Notable Yoruba actress, Toyin Adegbola, who is famous for playing the titular character in the 1991 movie ‘Asewo To Re Mecca’ will on June 24 receive the ‘Professional Excellence Award’ courtesy of Symbol of Hope Foundation.
Nollywood is an expression of grassroots, popular culture, a true revolution
Jonathan Haynes had firsthand experience with Nigerian film industry at its early days and fell in love with it immediately. He has gone on to write a great book on the industry, The Creation of Nigerian Film Genres.
Nigeria environment award berths
After months of working behind the scene, organisers have finally announced plans to host the maiden edition of Nigeria Environment Award. The initiative, according to the team, it’s high time Nigerians started paying attention to the environment like the rest of the world is currently doing.
Rub-a-dub master, Ras Kimono dies at 60
Ras Kimono, a giant of Nigerian music for over three decades, has passed away. He died yesterday morning. Born on May 9, 1958 to parents from Delta State, he recently celebrated his 60th birthday amidst fanfare.
Little improvement in craft, but meaningful endorsements define Nollywood, says Chukwurah
It is the new activism role star actor, Clarion Chukwurah Byod, has assigned to herself beyond the life of stardom. It is the activism role she plays with her foundation that earned her a UN ambassadorial accolade, which she wears with pride and through which she campaigns for better quality of life for black Africans all over the world.
Spotlight Is On The ‘Fresh Prince’ Of Nollywood, Rotimi Salami
He got an early icing on his career cake when he was voted the Best Supporting Actor at last year’s Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award (AMVCA). Dark, good-looking and always smartly dressed, it took that award, which he earned for living delightfully the role of Lati in the award-winning movie, Just Not Married for Rotimi…
Toyin Abraham: The actress as ‘box office’ queen
Whoever advised notable Yoruba actress, Toyin Abraham, to venture into making movies that distributors would find good enough to hit cinemas, may be likened to a guiding angel.
Let me entertain you
A few years ago I attended a film festival and naturally, ran into a few filmmakers, one of which was a really cerebral director with very artistic and Avant Garde influences from Europe, Third Cinema and German impressionism.
Igwe Of Nollywood, Amayo Uzoh Phillip, turns 60
One of the leading players of the Nollywood industry, Amayo Uzoh Philips, is 60. The actor clocked 60 during the week and the industry did not spare any moment to celebrate the busy filmmaker, who is best known for directing the blockbuster, Aki Nu Ukwa, starring Osita Iheme and Chinedu Ikedieze. A 1982 Theatre Arts…