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20 Nollywood filmmakers in US for training

Nigerian filmmakers listen to Community College of Aurora adjunct instructor Tony Pfau, Photo: PR Newswire

Two dozen filmmakers from Nigeria, the world’s third-largest producer of content are in the United States for a four-week intensive course at the Colorado Film School. Their overriding mission: to raise professional standards for future features in Nigeria and potentially allow their homeland to compete for international awards. Nigeria trails only the United States and […]

Njoku speaks on his experience distributing Nollywood films online

Jason Njoku: co-founder of iRoko TV

At only 33, Jason Njoku is already considered one of Africa’s most promising entrepreneurs thanks to an online film distribution service that has tapped high demand for Nigerian movies. But the British-born Nigerian entrepreneur, whose firm iROKO has been compared to the US Internet movie and TV streaming giant Netflix, is cautious about reading too […]

Chiwetel Ejiofor: ‘I’m proud to be a Nigerian’

Chiwetel Ejiofor

A London-born Nigerian Hollywood star, Chiwetel Ejiofor, on Friday said he was proud to be identified as a Nigerian. Ejiofor said this in Lagos at the premiere of a movie “Half of a Yellow Sun’’ based on a novel written by a Nigerian novelist, Chimamanda Adichie. He said that there was a wrong impression that […]

Naijazz Music Stars For iREP 2014

•Bright Gain

As preparations hot up for this year’s edition of iREP international documentary film festival, four of NAIJAZZ Music artistes have been confirmed as headline artistes. The acts are Segun Awe, United States-based Afro-Jazz musician; Bright Gain, master bassist and director of SPAN Academy of Jazz; Adeh, fast rising Afro-Jazz guitarist and The Eko Brass Band. […]

Chimamanda, Nyong’o may collaborate on ‘Americanah’


Nigeria’s acclaimed writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has opened up about her work, her novels, the movie adaptation of ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ starring Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor, among others. And she revealed more in an interview with Arise Entertainment 360: a possible adaptation of her latest work, ‘Americanah’ by Oscar winner, Lupita Onyong’o, […]

Doris Simeon Bags International Role

•Doris Simeon

Funsho Arogundade Nollywood actress, Doris Simeon, has landed a top role in an international TV series, Lincoln Clan. P.M.NEWS Entertainment Cafe learnt that the pretty actress, who got the role last December, left for South Africa on 15 February where the shooting of the series is ongoing. The TV series is being handled by Total […]

Movie: Iyabo Ojo Suffers In ‘Silence’

Iyabo Ojo: as she appears in the new movie

Imagine a bride soaked in tears on her big day! That was the lot of popular Yoruba actress, Iyabo Ojo, on the day she got ‘married’ to Nollywood hunk Joseph Benjamin. This incident happened on the set of Iyabo’s highly anticipated English movie, Silence, a story woven around the ‘couple’. On Monday, 17 February, the […]

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