Big break for Nollywood as Netflix acquires Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Lionheart’

International film company Netflix has acquired world rights to its first Nigerian film.  The company annouced that it bought rights to ‘Lionheart’ – a Nigerian comedy directed by Genevieve Nnaji. This comes  prior to its Toronto premiere tomorrow.  ‘Lionheart’ is Genevieve Nnaji’s  the directorial debut starring veteran comedian, Nkem Owoh alongside  Pete Edochie and Onyeka…

A boost for Nollywood with ‘The Wedding Party’ success

​Nollywood film “The Wedding Party” has shown Nigerian cinema at the top of its game, with its success at the box office taking it to new audiences across Africa and the world. The country may well be in recession but Nollywood, which churns out some 2,000 films a year and is the world’s second-biggest film…

Ayo Makun’s ‘A Trip to Jamaica’ hits cinemas September 30

Ayo Makun’s ‘A Trip to Jamaica’ premiered on September 25 at the Filmhouse IMAX cinema in Lekki, Lagos and  will be debuting in cinemas nationwide on September 30th. It has the lead actor Comedian and actor AY playing as Akpors, a role he played in his record shattering movie, ’30 Days in Atlanta’ released in 2014….

Harry Potter actor Alan Rickman dies of Cancer aged 69

Actor in the Harry Potter Franchise, Alan Rickman bows to Cancer at 69. The British actor who played Severus Snape in Harry Potter died today, 14th January after battling cancer. His family said in a statement: “The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer at the age of 69. He was surrounded by family…

Caitlyn Jenner throws weight behind Tangerine trans actor Mya Taylor for Oscars

Caitlyn Jenner is drumming support for the first-ever Oscar campaign for a trans actor, Tangerine’s best supporting actress hopeful Mya Taylor. On Jan. 4, in Los Angeles she will host a screening, for Academy members, of Sean Baker’s critically-acclaimed indie and then attend a reception with Mya Taylor, Sean Baker and the film’s executive producers, Mark Duplass and Jay…

Nollywood actess Cossy Orjiakor recieves an award in Germany

Nollywood actress, Cossy Orjiakor was honoured with an award in Germany on Saturday. The Europe Golden Awards, organized by some Nigerians based in Germany handed Cossy the Distinctive Daring Artiste Award. Cossy Orjiakor, who was very excited for receiving  her first international award took to Instagram: “Appreciating my first international award… Distinctive Daring Artist… From Europe Golden Awards….

There goes a Nollywood poster

This Nollywood poster is something else. It is for a movie titled ‘3 Rounds’. I heard some Ghanaians are involved in this movie. That explains a lot. The prologue; “When a wedding ring becomes a boxing ring, how many rounds can the heart fight? “ Quite an interesting prologue. The movie premieres on the 1st…