Native Filmworks Announces ‘A Place in the Stars’

Segun Arinze, Steve Gukas, Wale Ojo, Gideon Okeke, and Alex Mouth

Native Filmworks Limited, one of Nigeria’s pioneer Film & TV Company and Producers of narrative feature, A Place in the Stars, hosted an Industry Announcement to unveil its first feature film on Wednesday, 20th August 2014 at Freedom Park, Old Prison Ground – Broad Street, Lagos Island, Lagos State.

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Watch: Trailer for ‘A Place in the Stars’

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A Place in The Stars is the highly anticipated drama/thriller, which was directed and produced by Steve Gukas (Keeping Faith, Katanga). It stars Gideon Okeke, Dejumo Lewis, Segun Arinze, and Matilda Obaseki. It was written by Ita Hozaife and J.K Amalo. It will be released in last quarter of 2014.

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Nollywood Studies Centre Holds Conference on Distribution

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There is a need for “a proper balancing of certain critical factors in the process of structuring and designing the most suitable framework for film distribution with appropriate intermediaries and trained operatives to sell the film products in a socially responsible manner while pursuing profit motives.”

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‘October 1′, A Film by Kunle Afolayan, Marches Into Nigerian Cinemas Nationwide on Independence Day

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FilmOne Distribution, is pleased to announce that the monumental film, October 1, from the stables of Golden Effects Pictures, run by ace filmmaker Kunle Afolayan, will be released in all Nigerian cinemas on Friday, the 3rd of October 2014, with special advance screenings from Wednesday October 1, 2014.

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A Silent Cry: The Indigenous Movie Set to Make Waves in 2014

A Silent Cry

Out of the stables of Titan Productions comes the indigenous movie of the year, A Silent Cry (Ekun Asunsinu). The movie which has been slated for theatrical release on September 5th, 2014 is being distributed across selected cinemas by FilmOne distribution.

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First Posters for Emem Isong’s ‘Champagne’ Released

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The first posters for Emem Isong’s directorial debut, Champagne, have been released. Emem Isong is one of the most successful producers in Nollywood and she has been involved in a number of major Nollywood movies, some of which are Reloaded, Guilty Pleasures, and Weekend Getaway.

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Blossom Chukwujekwu and Makida Moka Star in New TV Series, ‘A Taste of Love’

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Blossom Chukwujekwu amd Makida Moka star in a new TV series named A Taste of Love, which is being touted as Nigeria’s first Telenovela. Blossom Chukwujekwu came to limelight with his starring role as Tunde Kulani in the 2013 romantic comedy, Flower Girl.

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The Press Launch of Lancelot Imasuen’s ‘Invasion 1897′

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It was a momentous occasion as the practitioners in the film community in Nigeria, representatives from corporate organizations and gentlemen of the Press, converged at Silverbird Galleria in Victoria Island on August 14th 2014 for the official unveiling of Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen’s historical movie, Invasion 1897.

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Ndani TV presents GIDI UP Season 2 – Episodes 6, 7, & 8

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Episodes 6, 7, and 8 of the second season of Ndani TV series, Gidi Up, are here. The series was directed by Jadesola Osiberu, and it stars Deyemi Okanlawon (Tokunbo), OC Ukeje (Obi), Somkele Iyamah (Yvonne), Titilope Sonuga (Eki), and Daniel Effiong (Folarin).

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List of Nominees: Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards

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Nominees for the third edition of the Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards (GIAMA) have been released.  The award ceremony will take place on October 25, 2014 at the Stafford Centre in Houston. The full list of nominees can be seen below: 

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Watch: Trailer for ‘Ojuju’

Ojuju

Ojuju is a horror thriller written and directed by young Nigerian filmmaker, C.J Obasi. His debut feature was the surrealistic, Jim & Joan, which had had its world premiere at the Eko International Film Festival in 2012. Ojuju was produced by Oge Ugwu, and it stars Gabriel Afolayan and Dada Omowunmi.

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Official Posters and Synopsis for ‘The Antique’ Released

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The official posters for the adventure thriller, The Antique, have been released. The movie was shot in the first quarter of 2014 in Kajola, Oke Ore, and Idi Iroko. It was written and produced by Darasen Richards. It was directed by Darasen Richards and Adetokunbo Odubawo (aka DJ Tee).

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Marie Humbert, Adjetey Anang, Gideon Okeke Star in Iroko TV Web Series, ‘Poisoned Bait’

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Film director, Leila Djansi has finally announced the main cast for the new web series, Poisoned Bait, which she is directing for Iroko TV, and young Ghanaian actress, Marie Humbert leads some of the continent’s big name actors on the project. The 2014 African Movie Academy Awards supporting actress nominee is playing lead actress

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Watch: Trailer for ‘Mummy Dearest’

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Mummy Dearest is a humorous family drama written and directed by Willis Ikedum. It was shot in Port Harcourt in 2014. It stars stars Liz Benson-Ameye, Daniel K. Daniel, Wendy Elenwo, and Gina Castel. It was produced by Chioma Willis Ikedum (nee Ibeawuchi). There are plans for a theatrical release of the movie in 2014. 

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Chigozie Atuanya’s ‘Chetanna’ Premieres in Virginia

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The premiere of Chigozie Atuanya’s Igbo language production, Chetanna, took place on July 25, 2014, at the inaugural World Igbo Festival of Arts and Culture, which was held at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Virginia. The film was screened to a packed audience, which included many dignitaries of Igbo extraction from Nigeria and the diaspora.

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Yvonne Nelson’s ‘Single, Married, and Complicated’ Hits Cinemas August 15

Single, Married, and Complicated (Poster)

The romantic comedy,  Single, Married and Complicated, will open in cinemas across Nigeria on Friday, August 15, 2014. The movie is the sequel to the successful Single and Married, which was released in 2012. A red carpet premiere for the movie will take place at Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos.

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Joke Silva, Kate Henshaw, Jide Kosoko, Iretiola Doyle, Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju to Star in ‘The Wives’ in October

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The Wives, a play written by Professor Ahmed Yerima, will be showing at the Muson Centre in Onikan, Lagos in October. It will show on 9, 1o and 11 October, 2014. The play is presented by The Make it Happen Productions, the same company that produces Open Mic Theatre every other month and V-Monologues in May, 2013.

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Lancelot Imasuen’s ‘Invasion 1897’ Ready for World Premiere Tour

Invasion 1897 (Official Poster)

Iceslide Films in conjunction with Wells Entertainment Limited presents the release of the epic historical film, Invasion 1897. The historic epic is based on the invasion of the great Benin Kingdom by the British in 1897, who then carted off Benin arts and artifacts which till date, still adorn museums around the world.

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Coming Soon: When Love Happens

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When Love Happens is a romantic comedy directed by Seyi Babatope. It stars Gideon Okeke, Weruche Opia, OC Ukeje, and Oreka Godis. Also in the movie are Shaffy Bello, Beverly Naya, Desmond Elliot, Bukky Wright, Wale Ojo, and Ekpenyong Bassey Inyang. It was shot in Lagos, February this year.

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Watch: Trailer of ’30 Days in Atlanta’

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30 Days in Atlanta is a comedy directed by Robert Peters. The movie, which was shot in Nigeria and the United States was produced by Ayo Makun. It stars Ayo Makun, Ramsey Nouah, Vivica Fox, Lynn Whitfield, Karlie Redd, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Desmond Elliot, and Majid Michel.

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