Okey Uzoeshi Lands Lead Role in Charles Novia’s ‘The Shag in Shagamu’

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Rising actor, Okey Uzoeshi, has landed the lead role in film, The Shag in Shagamu, which will be produced and directed by Charles Novia (Missing Angel, Caught in the Middle, Alan Poza). Okey Uzoeshi started his showbiz career in 2000 as a model. In 2006, he participated in the second edition of the talent hunt show, Amstel Malta Box Office, making it into the top ten.

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The Private Screening of ‘Learning Curves’

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A private screening of the movie, Learning Curves, was held in Abuja, on on the 27th of March, 2014. The screening was attended by a number of renowned personalities, including Dr. David Mark (Nigerian Senate President), Chief Emem Duke, and Senator Chris Anyanwu.

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The Lagos Premiere of ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’

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Lagos, Nigeria was brought to a standstill last Saturday (April 12, 2014) as the premiere of the enthralling motion picture, Half of a Yellow Sun, and the cast of A-list Hollywood and Nollywood stars quietened the usually raucous streets of Victoria Island. This event marked the first Hollywood-style film premiere in Nigeria

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Kenneth Gyang’s ‘How I Made My First Million’ Debuts on EbonyLive TV

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A new sitcom directed by Kenneth Gyang (director of the award-winning movie Confusion Na Wa) has made it’s debut on EbonyLife TV. The show, which is titled How I Made My First Million was created by Kenneth Gyang and Tom Rowland-Rees (Cinema Kpatakpata) for EbonyLife TV.

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It’s an Awesome April… AfricaMagic Screens 45 New Original Films!

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In September last year, entertainment powerhouse AfricaMagic announced the creation of its AfricaMagic Original Films (AMOF) initiative, an ambitious project that would see the pioneering brand invest to create dozens of brand new films. Just a month later, in October 2013, the first of these titles were screened on DStv.

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Call For Entries: 4th Africa International Film Festival

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The 4th Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), a platform that seeks to give expression to the players in the African film sector by recognizing and rewarding excellence in the industry, will hold its 4th edition between the 9th and 16th of November 2013 in Tinapa, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.

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OC Ukeje, John Dumelo, Joselyn Dumas, Star in Shirley Frimpong Manso’s ‘Love or Something Like That’

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The grand premiere of the movie, Love or Something Like That (directed by Shirley Frimpong Manso), will take place at the National Theatre, Accra, on April 17. The movie stars OC Ukeje, John Dumelo, and Joselyn Dumas. Also in the movie are Christabel Ekeh and Nana Mensah.

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An African Dump: An African City (Episode 3)

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An African Dump is episode 3 of the web series, An African City, directed by Dickson Dzakpasu. It stars Nana Mensah (Sade), MaameYaa Boafo (Nana Yaa), Esosa E (Ngozi), Marie Humbert (Makena), and Maame Adjei (Zainab). In this episode, the five girls discuss the pet peeves of dating … and the one thing that makes them overlook it all.

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Sexual Real Estate: An African City (Episode 2)

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Sexual Real Estate is episode 2 of the web series, An African City, directed by Dickson Dzakpasu. It stars Nana Mensah (Sade), MaameYaa Boafo (Nana Yaa), Esosa E (Ngozi), Marie Humbert (Makena), and Maame Adjei (Zainab). In this episode, Nana Yaa has returned to Accra and is searching for an apartment.

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List of Nominees: Africa Movie Academy Awards 2014

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The nominees for the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) 2014, were announced yesterday (April 2, 2014) in Johannesburg. The announcements were made at an event, which took place at the Emperor Place Hotel. Following is a full list of nominees for AMAA 2014.

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Stella Damasus Screens Short Film, ‘When is it Enough’, in New York

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When is it Enough, a short film written by Stella Damasus, and directed by Daniel Ademinokan, was screened in New York last Friday (March 28, 2014). The film sheds light on the issue of domestic violence and the roles that the African society has played to aggravate it.

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The Return: African City (Episode 1)

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The Return is episode 1 of the web series, An African City, produced by Nicole Amarteifio and Millie Monyo. The series was directed by Dickson Dzakpasu, and it stars Nana Mensah, MaameYaa Boafo, Esosa Edosomwan, Marie Humbert, and Maame Adjei. An African City was written by Nicole Amarteifio.

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Celebrity Birthday: Peace Anyiam-Osigwe

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Today (March 30) is the birthday of lawyer, filmmaker, and CEO of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), Peace Anyiam-Osigwe. She is from Imo State, Nigeria. She holds a BA in Law & Political Science from the Oxford Brookes University, Oxford. She established AMAA in 2005 to provide a rewards and recognition platform for film makers on the continent.

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Is Omoni Oboli Nollywood’s New ‘It’ Girl?

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Nollywood actress, Omoni Oboli, currently has 3 movies in which she starred, showing at cinemas in Nigeria. They are Render to Caesar, Deep Inside, and Brother’s Keeper. This is no mean feat, and it is indicative of the fact that she is in high demand among movie producers.

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Crime Thriller, ‘Render to Caesar’, Premieres in Lagos

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The premiere of the crime thriller, Render to Caesar, took place last Friday (March 28, 2014) at Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos. Some of those who were at the premiere are Omoni Oboli, Desmond Obviagele, Joke Silva, Rotimi Pedro, OC Ukeje, Chris Iheuwa, and Tope Tedela.

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Bayray McNwizu Stars in Tales of Eve, ‘Caged’

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Nollywood actress, Bayray McNwizu, stars in the fourth season of the award-winning television drama series, Tales of Eve, which is titled Caged. She plays the character of Tosan Eboh in the series. Caged is the story of Tosan Eboh (Bayray McNwizu), a young lady who has been awaiting trial in a Nigerian Prison for murder

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All Roads: Gidi Culture Episode (1)

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All Roads is episode 1 of the series, Gidi Culture (directed by Tunde Anjorin). It stars Toni Adefuye (aka Toni Tones), Beddie Memberr Rodrigo, Seun Ajayi, Seun Kentebe, Kiki Omeili, Meg Otanwa, Omotayo Olowu , and Amarachukwu Onoh. It is a production of Gidi Culture Productions.

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Gala Night Part 2: Knock Knock (Episode 13)

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Gala Night Part 2 is episode 13 of the hilarious web series, Knock Knock (directed by Tolulope Ajayi). It stars OC Ukeje, Zainab Balogun, Deyemi Okanlawon, and Bayray McNwizu. In this episode, Hauwa’s (Zainab Balogun) night is ruined when she runs into an old flame.

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Gala Night Part 1: Knock Knock (Episode 12)

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Gala Night Part 1 is episode 12 of the hilarious web series, Knock Knock (directed by Tolulope Ajayi). It stars OC Ukeje, Zainab Balogun, Deyemi Okanlawon, and Bayray McNwizu. In this episode, Badebo (Deyemi Okanlawon) runs into complications as he tries to plan his Friday night.

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“Knocking on Heaven’s Door” Hits Cinemas April 18

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The romantic drama, Knocking on Heaven’s Door, will open in Nigerian cinemas on April 18, 2014.  The movie was produced by Emem Isong and Ini Edo-Ehiagwina. It was directed by Desmond Elliot, and it stars Majid Michel, Ini Edo-Ehiagwina, Blossom Chukwujekwu, and Adesuwa Etomi.

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