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THE APRIL FOOL PRANK CALLED ‘NWANYI OMA’ AND WHY IT BROKE THE INTERNET

When my friend, Onuora, decided to let the devil use him into creating a film poster that had Genevieve Nnaji, Robert Downey Jr., Chiwetel Ejiofor and Jason Statham jostling for space on the cover, an accomplishment which he unveiled in a Facebook group we both belong to, I had a ...

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I HAD A DREAM . . . THAT I KILLED A FRIEND

“Uh, sir?” I stir. “Sir…” I blink my eyes open to look into the face of a Caucasian woman. Her thinly-lashed grey eyes are staring back at me with mild interest, the kind co-travelers give each other when they realize they are about to endure a flight next to each ...

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‘We Cannot Hide From Our History.’ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Slams Delay of HOAYS

I have been wondering if Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will have anything to say about the delay of the Half Of A Yellow Sun movie in Nigerian cinemas. The movie, which is an adaptation of the Nigerian author’s second novel, has become a worldwide phenomenon. And now, Chimamanda has shared her ...

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Chiwetel Ejiofor To Be Cast As The Next James Bond Villain

12 Years a Slave may have finally brought Chiwetel Ejiofor the worldwide recognition he deserved, but now the actor is reported to be taking on another massive role, as James Bond’s new nemesis in the next Bond movie. The British actor, who had carved out a remarkable career in stage ...

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‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ Reportedly Had A $10 Million Budget

The movie adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie‘s bestselling novel, Half Of A Yellow Sun, cost the production team a lot of Benjamins. The movie, which is set to premiere in Nigeria on Saturday 12th April, stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Genevieve Nnaji, O.C. Ukeje, Onyeka Onwenu, John Boyega, Anika Noni ...

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‘Half Of A Yellow Sun’ Is Coming To Lagos This April

Yay! I’ll admit to having so much anticipation for this movie. And when it was reported it was going to be premiered in the UK, I went: ‘What about Naija?” Well, we need not worry anymore. Reportedly, the movie adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s second novel, Half of a Yellow ...

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The Things They Say…about coveting Chiwetel Ejiofor

Ellen DeGeneres to Chiwetel Ejiofor: “Where are you from?” Chiwetel: “I’m from London.” Ellen: “Originally from London?” Chiwetel: Yeah. But my family is Nigerian. (See video here) Someone please get that clip to the Enugu State government before they prepare an Igbo wife and a chieftaincy title for the British ...

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More Award Wins: Where The Baftas 2014 Got it Wrong

On a remarkable night at the BAFTAs, some remarkable performances were overlooked. The Baftas delivered on certain promises, collating some of the world’s biggest stars and funneling them down a red carpet, giving a select few the chance to present an award, and, creating talking points as the perennial battle ...

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Quick question: Is Hollywood replacing African American Actors With African Actors?

Producer and screenwriter Gary Hardwick, who is best known for writing on the films, Deliver Us from Eva and The Brothers as well as being the executive producer of the popular 90s television show “In the House,” has created a thought provoking meme about the African-invasion into Hollywood. As you ...

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Script for Angelina Jolie movie ‘Salt 2’ completed

The script for ‘Salt 2’ has been completed. Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura has confirmed he has read the screenplay for the proposed follow-up to 2010’s smash hit action thriller, Salt, starring Angelina Jolie, and he believes it’s ”exciting” and ”daring”. Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz at the European premiere of ...

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