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Nollywood and the Nigerian Hypocrisy

Originally published on thisisafrica.me If you’re one of Nollywood’s millions of fans around the world, you can’t fail to have read some of the sensational headlines in the blogosphere and Nigerian media earlier this year: “Nollywood now producing blue films”. There were many more: “From Nollywood to Pornllywood”, “Nollywood has ...

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THE DADDY DIARIES (Entry 5)

When I started out writing this series, I warned that it wouldn’t be a weekly thing. Like Nostradamus – or was it Nicodemus – I saw into the future and knew this wouldn’t work as a weekly entry. Want to know why? I knew I was going to be working ...

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NOLLYWOOD STARS AND POLITICS

The list of Nollywood stars who are going into politics is growing longer by the day. Kate Henshaw, Desmond Elliot, Bob Manuel Udokwu, Okey Bakassi, Patience Ozokwor and Julius Agwu are some of them. As Nigerian citizens, they do have a right to a piece of the political action, but ...

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HUMOUR COLUMN: Something About Patience Ozokwor

It’s not really something. It’s more like five things, five reasons why Patience Ozokwor deserves an Oscar. Like we were taught in secondary school, in between learning how to write without looking at the exercise book, and learning how to hide your Mills and Boons beneath the locker and pretending ...

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Opinion: Why I’m Tired of Seeing White People on the Big Screen

By Olivia Cole, originally published in huffingtonpost.com I’m tired of seeing white people on the silver screen. First, let me note that I am white. I am a white woman who goes to the theater to see probably a dozen films (if not more) in a given year, a white ...

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Movie Review: GET AWAY FROM ‘WEEKEND GETAWAY’

A couple of months ago, I mentioned to a friend that I was yet to watch this movie titled Weekend Getaway, and I’d heard it was interesting. He promptly advised me not to, saying it fell far below his expectations. Since he’s a diehard critic of Nollywood, I felt he ...

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Nollywood Director Slams Genevieve Nnaji For Calling Nollywood Bland And Mediocre

Explaining the reason she appears to be on a hiatus from Nollywood for a while now, Genevieve Nnaji, in an interview with Punch over the weekend, said: “I guess I haven’t found the right script yet. Creativity and depth are the qualities that I look out for in a script. ...

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The AMAA 2014: Clarion Chukwurah Wins Best Actress / Other Wins

Nollywood actress, Clarion Chukwurah has emerged the best actress in Africa for winning the ‘best actress in a leading role’ award at the just concluded 2014 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) held on Saturday 24th May 2014. While receiving her award, the veteran actress dedicated it to Nigeria saying, “I ...

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Nollywood To Start Participating In The Oscars From 2015; Nigerian Oscar Committee Inaugurated

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has approved a twelve-man committee of Nollywood stakeholders, named the Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee (NOSC), to pave the way for Nigerian film entries to be considered , ahead of the 2015 Oscars. The twelve-man committee is to submit one Nollywood movie ...

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