Nigerian filmmaker Faraday Okoro gets $1 million grant to make movie about Email Scammers; Sean Tizzle and U.S-based Kenyan model girlfriend expecting their first child; Mercy Aigbe suffered fractured skull, CT scan shows; I am so happy for Tekno and I am not surprised he made it – Iyanya . . .
Justice Ibrahim Buba of a Federal High Court in Lagos has issued an Anton Piller order, directing the seizure of a film titled “Okafor’s Law” directed by Nollywood Producer, Omoni Oboli . . .
Nollywood script writer, director & producer Chike Bryan Nnamani, a father of five, has died after he received a call from home while on his way to work, suddenly developed a stroke and died hours later after he was admitted at Lagos State Teaching hospital . . .
Two award-winning Nigerian movie industry stars (male and female) recently, unwittingly, delved into the murky political arena with political appointments to go with it. Checkout Kunle Afolayan and Mercy Johnson as they add feather plumes to their successful careers in Nollywood . . .
Two popular Nollywood star actresses: Omotola Jolade paid a visit to the Big Brother Naija House to talk to the housemates as Tonto Dikeh continued to reveal more details about her travails in the hands of her estranged husband . . .
Ezuruonye Appreciates Fans
Lagos (ThisDay) – Mike Ezuruonye’s movie, ‘Brother Jekwu’ is still waxing strong in cinemas and pulling crowd across the nation. The movie, which is a month old in cinemas is set in Kenya and Nigeria and stars Mike Ezuruonye, Angela Okorie, Funny Bone, Wofaifada, Nedu, Klint D Drunk, Huddah Monroe, Sabrina Stadler and many more . . .
Indigenous Filmmakers Kick As StarTimes Voices Chinese Films In Yoruba
Lagos (Leadership) – Harping on the fact that functional economies all over the world are known to guide their industries jealously, several indigenous filmmakers and film marketers in Nigeria gathered, last Wednesday, to condemn a current trend whereby Chinese and Indian films are being re-voiced in Yoruba language, saying the act, if not quickly curtailed, is not only capable of eroding Nigeria’s indigenous culture but would also constitute a threat to employment generation which the film industry is noted for . . .
Lagos (Leadership) — Following the reception given eight Nigerian films by foreign delegates at the last Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Canada, an idea of a Nollywood Travel Festival was born, with a broader aim of promoting Nigerian films, music and tourism as a pack . . .
Nigerian film stakeholders reject Film Commission bill
Abuja (The Nation) — STAKEHOLDERS in the Nigerian film industry have kicked against a bill to transform the National Film Corporation (NFC) into a Commission. The heads of various associations, meeting in Lagos on Thursday, stressed their opposition to various clauses in the bill, which they said are inimical to the development of the Nigerian film industry . . .
Nollywood travel festival unveiled; Belonging to a clique, being a snitch, pet criteria to get roles in Kannywood – Maryam Booth . . .