April 30, 2017

Review Category : MOVIES & TV

Watch the anticipated trailer of “Half of a Yellow Sun” film… think EPIC

The anticipated trailer for the film adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s award-winning work, “Half of a Yellow Sun” has been released. It looks epic. The movie film stars Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave, Children of Men) and Thandie Newton (Crash, The Pursuit of Happyness). Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji, as well as legendary singer and actress Onyeka Owenu appear in the beautifully shot movie, which chronicles family ties in post-Independence Nigeria, on the brink of a civil war. Other Nigerians you can expect to see in the epic movie, include Zach Orji. The movie is set to hit theaters later this ...

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#ChildNotBride: Stephanie Okereke’s new movie “Dry” tackles Nigeria’s controversial topic (WATCH)

I will preface this post by saying a big JOB VERY WELL DONE to Nollywood actress and producer, Stephanie Okereke, who is using her skill to shed light on the hot and controversial issue of child brides in Nigeria. Steph has just released the trailer for her new movie “Dry”, which tackles the dirty topic of Vesico Vaginal Fistula, a disease common among child brides. VVF is an occurrence of an abnormal hole between the bladder or Rectum and the Vagina, characterized by continuous and uncontrollable leakage of urine. A recent report from the National Demographic Health Survey revealed this ...

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Idris Elba is Mandela in new movie, describes role as “massive opportunity” (WATCH TRAILER)

British actor Idris Elba is taking on an iconic role in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The “Luther” star plays Nelson Mandela in the upcoming film, set to hit the big screen on January 3, 2014. The official trailer was released last week and it doesn’t give much away, but watch it below. Elba has described his movie role as former South Africa President Mandela as a “massive opportunity”. He told The Sun he didn’t get a chance to meet the anti-apartheid leader who turned 95 on his 41st day in hospital today, and had to interpret his character without ...

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Chris Attoh’s new film “Devoted” set to air on Ebony Life TV; see the short film that inspired his latest work

Ghanaian actor Chris Attoh has announced the release of his upcoming made for television movie “Devoted”. It is the actor’s first shot at directing and he also stars in his self-made film. Attoh said he film was not made for the big screen, but will air on Ebony Life TV (DSTV 165) “sometime in July”. “Devoted has everything,” Attoh explained. “It’s got thrills, it’s got suspense, love, jealousy” – so pretty much something for everyone. The film’s trailer (watch above) shows a whole lot of kissing and jealous rage, but Attoh promises that this movie will have something other Ghollywood ...

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US President Barack Obama is a fan of Idris Elba in “Luther”

Idris Elba has a big fan in the person of US President Barack Obama, who says he identifies with Elba’s role as cool cop John Luther in crime drama “Luther”. The 40-year-old star found this out during a casual visit with some world leaders. The Luther star told The Sun newspaper: “The Obamas invited me to the White House and I had fun, a good time. David Cameron and his wife [Samantha] were there – he is a ‘Luther’ fan and so is Barack Obama. “When I saw the president I said, ‘Mr. President, I hear I am not your favourite ...

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Want to be on top? Africa’s Next Top Model auditions start in three days, details here

Africa’s gorgeous and undiscovered models, this is your golden opportunity. The popular reality television Next Top Model franchise is branching out to motherland with Africa’s Next Top Model, hosted by top Nigerian supermodel Oluchi. Auditions start in three days and the the ANTM Africa team will be scouting for supermodel potential in eight countries across the continent. If you think you have what it takes to rip the runway, become the next Oluchi, Alek Wek or Iman, then get your forms here. Audition dates below: Mozambique (Maputo) Venue: The Polana Serena Hotel Date: Saturday 6th July 2013 Time: 7AM – ...

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TRAILER: Joseph Benjamin, Monalisa Chinda and Ireti Doyle in “Torn”

This Nollywood film has promise. Producer Moses Inwang is set to release his latest suspense-filled movie, “Torn”, starring Joseph Benjamin, Ireti Doyle, Monalisa Chinda and Bimbo Manuel, with a special appearance by comedian Julius Agwu. “Torn” is a psychological thriller about two friends, Ovu and Nana, who are torn apart when it is revealed that they are married to the same man. The movie, which is set to premiere in August promises to keep viewers on the edge of their seat, wondering which woman is in the right, who has lost their darn mind and what the hell that man ...

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WATCH: Omotola Jalade Ekeinde makes Hollywood debut in US television series

Top Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde made her Hollywood debut when she made a cameo appearance in VH1 series “Hit the Floor”. Omotola plays herself on a date with American singer Akon, at what appears to be an auction. It was the fifth episode of the new series and her bit lasts for all of five seconds or so, but she looks totally flawless delivering the one liner. Check it out below: ...

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Beverly Naya, Majid Michael to star in upcoming love story

Rising Nollywood actress Beverly Naya is set to star opposite Ghanaian heartthrob Majid Michael in an upcoming flick “Forgetting June”. The NET reports that the movie is set to hit cinemas in a few weeks (no set date yet, however). “Forgetting June” is described as a love story that is “practical and easy to identify with”. The movie is produced by the award-winning Emem Isong, whose latest works include “On Bended Knees”. It is also co-produced by Uduak Oguamanam and directed by Ikechukwu Onyeka. ...

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Ashton Kutcher is Steve Jobs in new film, watch the trailer

Ashton Kutcher is Steve Jobs in the new movie Jobs and the trailer is here. Kutcher is an unexpected choice to bring to life on the big screen the late Apple co-founder. The film focuses on Steve Jobs’ ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century. According to one review, Apple employees treated to an early screening of the film applauded Kutcher’s portrayal of Jobs and said the dialogue was accurate, reflecting what is print in Isaacson and Moritz’ books on Jobs and the history of Apple computer. The trailer also includes ...

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