‘Silver Rain’ Will Give Nigerian Viewers a Real Good Time (Excerpts of interview with writer-director, Juliet Asante)

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What’s inspired the movie Silver Rain?
Silver Rain is an aspirational story; it’s about moving up the ladder, it is a social story, it is a class-war story, about an ambitious market girl who decides that she wants to find love outside of her class and she starts a class war. It is based on a real meeting.

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Daniel Etim Effiong Wins Top Prize in Unilever’s Project Sunlight Filmmaker Competition

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Nigerian filmmaker, Daniel Etim Effiong, has won top prize in Unilever’s Project Sunlight filmmaking competition, which was launched in autumn 2014. Emerging filmmakers across the continent were invited to make a film for Unilever’s corporate campaign, Project Sunlight.

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Africa International Film Festival Starts Preparation for 5th Edition

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The Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), has commenced with activities for her fifth edition holding between the 8th and 15th of November 2015 with the announcement of her Call for Entry. Speaking from London via video conferencing with journalists in Lagos, Keith Shiri, Artistic Director for AFRIFF explained that only films produced after January 1, 2014

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Kalu Ikeagwu, Stan Nze, Mary Lazarus, Star in Black Comedy, ‘Bad Drop’

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Kalu Ikeagwu, Stan Nze, and Mary Lazarus, star in the new black comedy, Bad Drop, which is likely to be in cinemas later this year. The movie was produced by Charles Sobe Umeh and Stanley Nzediegwu. It was directed by Charles Sobe Umeh, and also features Ani Iyoho, Sandra Eze, and Angel Vara. 

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Supernatural Romantic Thriller ‘The Grave Dust’ Hits Cinemas May 29

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The supernatural romantic thriller, The Grave Dust, will be released in cinemas across Nigeria on May 29, 2015. The movie stars Joke Silva, Ramsey Nouah, Joseph Benjamin, Emeka Okoro, and Amaka Chukwujekwu. The movie was produced by Obi Madubogwu and it was directed by Ikechukwu Onyeka (Mr. & Mrs, A Private Storm).

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Tolulope Ajayi Directs ‘Paradise Way’ For EbonyLife TV

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Emerging filmmaker, Tolulope Ajayi, recently finished directing a new TV series named Paradise Way, for EbonyLife TV. The series stars Akin Lewis, Yemi Solade, Toyin Alausa, and Yemisi Orun. Also appearing in the series are Edmond Enaibe, Benjamin Kakawa, Stan Nze, Deyemi Okanlawon, Sophia Muhammad

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Watch: Trailer of Desperate Housewives Africa

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The trailer of the much-anticipated TV show, Desperate Housewives Africa, has been released. The show is scheduled to being airing on EbonyLife TV,  April 30, 2015. The show stars Michelle Dede, Kehinde Bankole, Marcy Dolapo-Oni, Linda Osifo, Omotu Bissong, and Nina Wacera.

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Watch: First Teaser for ‘Oloibiri’

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Oloibiri is a an action thriller produced by Rogers Ofime and directed by American film director, Curtis Graham. It stars Olu Jacobs, Richard Mofe-Damijo, William R. Moses (CSI, Touched by an Angel), Taiwo Ajai-Lycett , Ivie Okujaye, and Ifeanyi Williams. Also in the movie are Daniel K. Daniel and Chucks Chyke.

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Mercy Johnson-Okojie, Ramsey Nouah, Mary Njoku Hit The Big Screen With ‘Thy Will Be Done – May 15th 2015

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FilmOne Distribution and Rok Studios are pleased to announce that the highly anticipated film Thy Will be Done, by multiple award-winning director Obi Emelonye, will be released in cinemas across Nigeria from May 15th 2015. Obi Emelonye, renowned for directing box office hits such as The Mirror Boy, Last Flight To Abuja

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Watch the Trailer of Dark Thriller, ‘The Guest’

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The trailer for the dark thriller, The Guest, has been released. The movie was shot in April 2014, and it stars Rita Dominic, Femi Jacobs, Somkele Idalamah, and Chika Chukwu. It was directed by Christian Olayinka and produced by Foluke Olaniyi. The movie is a production of Banner Films, and it will be released by The Audrey Silva Company.

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The Audrey Silva Company Embarks on New Project

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Following the huge success of The Meeting, The Audrey Silva Company last week embarked on a new movie project – their second since the company was founded by Mildred Okwo and Rita Dominic in 2011. Titled Surulere, the romantic comedy developed and produced by Mildred Okwo, was written by Richard Odilu for The Audrey Silva Company.

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‘The Antique’ Now Available on DStv BoxOffice

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The adventure thriller, The Antique, is now available on DStv BoxOffice, a video-on-demand service available to owners of the DStv Explora decoder. The Antique stars Olu Jacobs, Rykardo Agbor, Bimbo Akintola, and Oge Indiana.  It was directed by Darasen Richards and Adetokunbo Odubawo.

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Ladi Akinyosoye’s ‘Beneficence’ Hits Cinemas

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Ladi Akinyosoye’s debut feature film, Beneficence, opened in Nigeria last Friday (April 10, 2015). Currently, it is showing only at outlets of Genesis Deluxe Cinemas. According to the producer of the movie, Labake Akinyosoye, there are plans for expansion to other cinema chains. Beneficence stars Gabriel Afolayan, Shafy Bello, Tomi Odunsi, and Sola Onayiga.

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Tolu Sholanke’s ‘Them & Us’ Now Available Online

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Cinematographer and photographer, Tolu Sholanke, has released his second feature film, titled Them & Us. The movie is now available online, and can be streamed or downloaded from the dedicated website, themandus.vhx.tv. Them & Us stars Deyemi Okanlawon, Tuby Aiyedehin, Bade Smart, Ify Ifeanyichukwu, and Joey Okhiku.

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Africa Magic Launches Igbo Channel

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African entertainment content provider, Africa Magic, has launched a new channel, Africa Magic Igbo. The channel was launched on 2nd of April, 2015, and is available on DStv Channel 159. The channel is designed to showcase the rich Igbo culture of Nigeria. The 24 hour general entertainment channel follows the success of the Africa Magic Hausa and Yoruba channels .

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Principal Photography Begins on ‘Shijuwomi’

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Filming on Shijuwomi, a post colonial cinematic adaptation of Rasheed Gbadamosi’s book, Behold My Redeemer has begun on Sunday, April 5, 2015, under the direction of award winning theatre/TV/film director and screenwriter, Niji Akanni (Aramotu, Heroes and Zeroes).

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Watch Trailer for ‘A Place Called Happy’ Starring Blossom Chukwujekwu, Kiki Omeili, Sika Osei, Mawuli Gavor

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Lightscreen Films has released the trailer of its maiden feature film, A Place Called Happy. The movie stars Blossom Chukwujekwu, Sika Osei, Kiki Omeili, and Mawuli Gavor. Also in the movie are Deyemi Okanlawon, Omowunmi Dada and Akah Nnani. The movie was written, produced, and directed by Dolapo Adeleke (aka Lowladee).

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Etisalat Integrates with dobox to offer Data Free Downloads

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Entertainment on-demand (EOD) portal, dobox, has launched a new download solution, in collaboration with Etisalat Nigeria. The new download solution, which is named Etisalat Dobox, will allow dobox users to download content without any data charges. The download cost is deducted from the airtime of the user.

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‘Desperate Housewives Africa’ Set to Launch April 30

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Desperate Housewives Africa, the local adaptation of the multiple award-winning ABC television drama hit series, is set to launch on April 30, 2015, exclusively on EbonyLife TV, DStv Channel 165. This launch is to be preceded by a premiere in Lagos on April 28 where the new Desperate Housewives of Africa will be introduced in person along with the all-African suburban ‘Wisteria Lane’ neighbourhood where the series will be based.

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List of Winners: AMVCA 2015

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The Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards 2015, was held in Lagos yesterday (March 7, 2015) at the Eko Hotels and Suites. The award was dominated by Kunle Afolayan’s October 1, which won 9 awards, including Best Director and Best Movie of 2014. The Meeting (produced by Mildred Okwo and Rita Dominic) won 5 awards

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