Tag: nollywood

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Bernard DayoMay 31, 2021

Charles Okpaleke is making a film based on the 1993 Nigerian airplane hijack

So far, Charles Okpaleke‘s footprint in Nollywood has shown that Nigeria is a grapevine of stories and he’s committed to ...

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Bernard DayoApril 9, 2021

Is Nollywood getting better or worse? These unpopular opinions on Twitter have the answers

Is Nollywood getting better or worse? The answer could lie in the Nollywood era one grew up in. While 90’s ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 19, 2021

Justice League: Will Nollywood ever have a #SnyderCut moment?

Comic book fans around the world finally got their wish on March 18: the release of Zack Snyder’s Justice League. ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 10, 2021

Kunle Afolayan is making three original titles for Netflix

Last year’s Netflix campaign about telling African stories featured renowned actors and filmmakers from across the continent in an inspiring ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 2, 2021

Living in Bondage star, Jidekene Achufusi doesn’t think all movies should be in cinemas

Living in Bondage: Breaking Free star Jidekene Achufusi was the latest celebrity guest on YNaija’s flagship show, Rubbin’ Minds, talking ...

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Ado AminuJanuary 27, 2021

Ernest Asuzu: Lessons to ponder on, as we lay to rest the memory of an idol | The #YNaijaCover

A deluge of love that can be said to serve little purpose at this juncture follows on the heel of ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 25, 2021

Predicting Nollywood in the second year of coronavirus

Around this time last year, Nollywood was looking to rise from the ashes of the Lionheart Oscar fracas from late ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 22, 2021

Regina Askia-Williams is making her return to Nollywood with upcoming film ‘Web’

After making a huge name in late 90’s Nollywood and well into the 2000’s, starring in movies like Highway to ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 18, 2021

When will Nollywood-Bollywood film ‘Namaste Wahala’ be released?

Of all the Nollywood films pushed back because of the coronavirus pandemic last year, Namaste Wahala, a romantic comedy by ...

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Culture Intelligence from REDJanuary 12, 2021

Give the money to Funke! How the numbers show Nigeria’s entertainment industry is ready for big money

Despite the pandemic. Nigeria’s entertainment industry is making money. It is time to give it more!

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Bernard DayoDecember 11, 2020

Charles Okpaleke is working on an original film ‘The Six’ out in 2021

Charles Okpaleke and his production company Play Network Studios have been in the fast business of remaking old Nollywood material. ...

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Michael IsaacNovember 27, 2020

#YNaijaFilm100: Charles Okpaleke, Zainab Balogun, Funke Akindele, Baba Agba…Here are the 100 Most Influential Nigerians in Film

Editor’s note: In an incredibly difficult year defined by the coronavirus pandemic, the Nigerian film industry entered a new paradigm ...

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Bernard DayoNovember 20, 2020

Should we go to the cinemas with coronavirus still around?

With coronavirus still much around, we are never going back to the time when it was completely safe to watch ...

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Bernard DayoSeptember 11, 2020

Nollywood and a post-pandemic future

At the end of the Living in Bondage sequel premiere last year, the audience erupted in an applause in a ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 30, 2020

Review of Kwam 1’s ‘Fuji the Sound’, Interview with the Surreal 16 collective – the best Nigerian articles of the week

Each week here at YNaija, we round up the best Nigerian writing on the internet, highlighting the stories, profiles, interviews and ...

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Ifeanyi OgboJuly 30, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: 15 queer African films you need to see

While we await the release of Ìfé the Movie, a cinema feat that has garnered massive anticipation in and out ...

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Chinedu OkaforJuly 8, 2020

Fans ignite ‘battle of the best’ between Funke Akindele and Toyin Abraham

Nigeria for the longest time has battled with the idea of inclusion. In almost any industry, there is an imbalance ...

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Michael IsaacJuly 2, 2020

Nigerians hail ‘Eagle Wings’ trailer, demand more from Nollywood

The Nigerian Film Industry, Nollywood, as it is fondly called, is one of the largest in the world with an ...

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EditorJune 17, 2020

The Oscars have been postponed, throwing Nollywood a lifeline

First it was the Met Gala, and now the Oscars have finally woken up to the realities of Covid-19 and ...

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Chinedu OkaforJune 17, 2020

UPDATED: Ramsey Nouah has a serious matter to settle over ‘Living in Bondage’

Editor’s note: Please note that this piece has been updated with a footnote, following new developments on the allegations. It’s ...

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Op-Ed EditorMay 13, 2020

More Nollywood titles are coming to Netflix this May | 5 Things that Should Matter Today

More Nollywood titles are coming to Netflix this May, from The Delivery Boy to Anchor Baby and Light in the ...

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EditorApril 3, 2020

Stella Damasus & Daniel Ademinokan adopt the direct-to-Youtube model for ‘@BetweenTheMovie’

Earlier this year, Plan B, the Nigerian/Kenyan collaboration helmed by two female film makers Lola Adelek of LowlaDee studios  Sara Hassan of ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 12, 2019

With ‘Glamour Girls,’ is Nollywood finally in the era of remakes?

The allure of remaking any piece of art is to be allowed the chance to view it from wholly refreshing ...

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Nelson C.JDecember 4, 2019

Can new Nollywood learn anything from their YungNollywood?

Old Nollywood movies have found a second life as shorthand for virtual interactions across social media platforms. First generation Nigerian ...

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Wilfred OkicheJune 13, 2019

Film Review: In Katung Aduwak’s Heaven’s Hell, the rich also cry

If you scored a thousand Naira for every time the f… word was uttered in Heaven’s Hell, the long gestating ...

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Wilfred OkicheJune 3, 2019

Film Review: Knockout wants to make you laugh. What’s wrong with that?

It is hard to recall considering today’s fragmented media space but there was a time when Wale Adenuga Productions was ...

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Bernard DayoJune 2, 2019

Rambo: Last Blood, Jessica Jones season 3, The Goldfinch – Here are the movie trailers you might have missed during the week

It was a whirlwind of movie trailers during the week. Case in point: Pixar’s new animation film Onward, which imagines ...

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Bernard DayoApril 25, 2019

Hey, the French movie industry has signed an exchange agreement with Nollywood

In an interesting development, the French movie industry (I’m tempted to say Follywood) has signed a mutual agreement with Nollywood, ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 12, 2019

Joke Silva will attend the 2019 Cannes Film Festival to discuss women in film as a panelist

This year’s Cannes Film Festival will be huge for African films, in that African filmmakers, artists, distributors and key stakeholders ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 15, 2019

Younger Nollywood filmmakers are tackling diversity in storytelling. Is there an audience?

At the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), Nigeria’s biggest and most important film festival, held in Lagos from 12-17th November ...

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