#DemocracyDay: 5 Nollywood Movies That’ll Take You on a Cinematic Journey through Nigeria’s History
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by BellaNaija.com
9h ago
You would agree that Nollywood has done quite a good job as a medium for educating Nigerians about the country’s rich history. Taking cues from real-life historical events, filmmakers are entertaining audiences and creating a visual record of the past – to ensure that future generations have a tangible way to connect with the pivotal moments that shaped Nigeria into the nation it is today. “October 1,” “Half of a Yellow Sun,” “76,” and “93 Days” exemplify this. These films expose audiences to the struggles and triumphs of the Nigerian people, through fictional stories around significant histo ..read more
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Daniel Oriahi’s “The Weekend” Starring Uzoamaka Aniunoh, Bucci Franklin & Meg Otanwa Premieres at Tribeca Film Festival
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by BellaNaija.com
2d ago
  Credit: The weekend movie/Instagram “The Weekend,” a film directed by Daniel Oriahi, premiered yesterday, June 9th, at the ongoing Tribeca Film Festival in New York. This groundbreaking film holds a special distinction: it’s the first independently produced Nollywood film ever selected for the festival’s final lineup, chosen from a record-breaking 13,016 submissions. Written by Egbemawei Dimiyei Sammy, Vanessa Kanu and Freddie O Anyaegbunam Jr., and produced by Uche Okocha, “The Weekend” tells the story of Nikya, an orphan who has finally found a family in her fiancé, Luke. One wish r ..read more
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Priye Diri Selected for the 2024 Film Independent Global Media Makers LA Residency
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by BellaNaija.com
6d ago
Nigerian filmmaker Priye Diri is making history! Selected as one of 20 participants from 12 countries, she’s the first Nigerian to join the prestigious 10th edition of the Global Media Makers LA Residency. Organised by Film Independent and supported by the U.S. Department of State, this programme connects international filmmakers with the American entertainment industry. Its mission: fostering a global network for independent storytelling, creative economic growth, and artistic freedom. Priye will spend five intensive weeks developing her narrative feature, “Baby Girl,” alongside fellow resid ..read more
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Chukwuka Edeogu Makes His Directorial Debut With Short Film “Orange Bowl” Starring Funke Williams
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by BellaNaija.com
1w ago
Credit: Fedworks/Instagram Chukwuka Edeogu, the cinematographer behind Fedworks Film, steps into directing with his debut short film “Orange Bowl.” “Working on my short film directing debut – Orange Bowl – has marked the beginning of a personal journey for me,” says Chukwuka. “Telling the stories that need to be told, while paying intentional attention to filmmaking as an art,” he says, announcing the trailer of the film. Directed by Chuwkwuka himself and co-produced by Abisola Yussuf and Ifeoluwa Fatogun, “Orange Bowl” tackles sexual assault and its aftermath. The film follows a c ..read more
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Òlòtūré’s Fight Continues! Watch the Trailer of the Sequel “Òlòtūré: The Journey”
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by BellaNaija.com
1w ago
Five years after the searing exposé of human trafficking in EbonyLife’s “Òlòtūré,” the story takes a new turn in the upcoming Netflix sequel “Òlòtūré: The Journey,” premiering on June 28th. Òlòturé tells the story of Òlòturé (Sharon Ooja), a young and naive Nigerian journalist who goes undercover to expose the dangerous and brutal underworld of human trafficking. In her quest to uncover the truth, she pays the ultimate price – one that takes her to the verge of no return. Based in Lagos, it depicts how sex workers are recruited to be exploited overseas. The sequel, “Òlòtūré: The Journey ..read more
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Uche Montana was Picture Perfect in VEEKEE JAMES at the 10th Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards!
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by BellaNaija Style
1w ago
Widely beloved by fashion lovers, Nigerian actress Uche Montana‘s showstopping AMVCA10 outfit by the sensational Veekee James turned heads and ignited the red carpet at Africa’s biggest TV & Film awards show. The exquisite nude illusion mermaid dress with captivating embellishments, a fantastic corset and luxurious off-white filoplume tips is a statement of bold femininity showcasing Uche’s glamourous confidence. She finished the look with a blonde updo with middle-parted side sweeps and a dewy facebeat.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Uche Montana (@uchemontan ..read more
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#BNMeetTheStar: Atlanta Bridget Johnson on Growing Up in Ibadan, Áfàméfùnà & Working with Idris Elba
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by BellaNaija.com
1w ago
In this edition of “Meet the Star,” a segment dedicated to spotlighting talents in Nollywood, Atlanta Bridget Johnson talks about her role in the recent movie “Áfàméfùnà,” her multi-African roots, working with Idris Elba, and how her acting has evolved over the years.   In our previous feature, we caught up with Anee Icha, who talked to us about her role in the recent movie “Casa De Novia,”  her advocacy for mental health, and her dream directors and actors she’d love to work with. If you missed it, you can read it here. Born in Zimbabwe, raised in Ibadan (Nigeria), a ..read more
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“Òlòtūré: The Journey,” “Bridgerton: Season 3 Part 2” & Other Titles To Add To Your Netflix Watchlist For June
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by BellaNaija.com
1w ago
Credit: Netflix © 2024 This June, Netflix dives headfirst into drama, romance, comedy, and action with a stellar lineup of titles coming to your screens. Premiering on June 28, “Òlòtūré: The Journey” is a must-watch sequel that follows a courageous young journalist. Going undercover as a sex worker in Nigeria, she embarks on a dangerous mission to expose corruption. Her fight for survival unfolds alongside her struggle to forge a path to Europe. Directed by Kenneth Gyang and produced by EbonyLife Studios, the series features a star-studded cast, including Sharon Ooja, Omoni Oboli ..read more
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Funke Akindele’s Upcoming Film “Finding Me” Has a Star-Studded Cast
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by BellaNaija.com
2w ago
Credit: Funke Akindele/Instagram Award-winning director and producer of “A Tribe Called Judah“, Funke Akindele is working on his next big movie project, and it has a star-studded cast. Written, directed and produced by Funke Akindele herself, the film titled “Finding Me” features Funke Akindele, Shaffy Bello, Dele Odule, Sharon Ooja, Tina Mba, Dakore Egbuson-Akande, Omoni Oboli, Omowunmi Dada, Efe Iwara, Joseph Benjamin, Femi Adebayo Salami, Emeka Nwagbaraocha, and AbdulGafar Abiola (The Cute Abiola).  This follows a string of award-winning blockbusters over the past three years, includ ..read more
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Jennifer Eliogu & Bob-Manuel Udokwu star in Mildred Okwo’s Rom-Com “On Different Grounds”
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by BellaNaija.com
2w ago
Nollywood veterans including Jennifer Eliogu, Bob-Manuel Udokwu, Nkem Owoh, and Ebele Okaro star alongside a versatile cast in “On Different Grounds,” a romantic comedy film directed by Mildred Okwo. The movie, currently in its shooting stage, features Ifeanyi Kalu, Maggie Osuome, Abena Akuaba, Uche Montana, Bamike Olawunmi-Adenibuyan (Bambam), Fadekemi Olumide, and the Mbadiwe twins, Oseloka and Ozumba. Nicolette Ndigwe-Kalu, who previously produced the Valentine’s Day film “Before Valentine,” is back in the producer’s chair for “On Different Grounds.” Director Mildred Okwo, known for f ..read more
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