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BAFTA awards: Producer of Slave epic, Ejiofor big winners

Chiwetel Ejiofor poses with the award for a leading actor

“12 Years a Slave”, the distressing tale of a man sold into slavery, was the big winner at the Baftas on Sunday, giving the Steve McQueen directed picture a huge pre-Oscars boost. The film, adapted from Solomon Northup’s 1853 memoir, took the coveted best film prize at a star-studded ceremony at London’s Royal Opera House. […]

Movie: Kemi Lala dazzles in Kelani’s Dazzling Mirage

Kemi Lala, on set with Tunde Kelani

Kemi Lala Akindoju, one of Nigeria’s famed professional actors, shines in the latest Tunde Kelani movie ‘Dazzling Mirage’, which is now in post-production. She plays a leading role, along with Kunle Afolayan. Mirage is the story of a talented, beautiful young sickle-cell sufferer who overcomes social stigma, prejudice and her own low self-esteem, to achieve […]

Movie on Mandela’s life makes debut

British actress Naomie Harris (l) who plays the role of Winnie Mandela in the movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom poses  with Mandela's daughter Zindzi  near a poster of Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg on November 2, 2013 after a press conference. AFP

A long-awaited movie on Nelson Mandela’s life, which will premiere in South Africa on Sunday, has been described as a “very emotional” and accurate portrayal by one of his daughters. The movie “Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom”, largely based on his autobiography of the same name, traces the life of the anti-apartheid icon from his […]

Mo Abudu bringing ‘Desperate African Housewives’ to your TV

L-R Catherine Powell, SVP & GM, Media Distribution, The Walt Disney Company, EMEA;  Giovanni Mastrangelo, General Manager, Disney Media Distribution, Emerging Markets; Mo Abudu, Chairman & CEO, EbonyLife TV

Mo Abudu’s EbonyLife TV has signed a co-production deal for the African version of Desperate Housewives scheduled to debut in mid -2014. The original ABC TV series- Desperate Housewives – followed the lives of a group of women as seen through the eyes of a dead neighbour who committed suicide in the very first episode. […]

Ghana bans Boko Haram film

The Boko Haram leader: another fatal attack

A vicious would-be suicide bomber is heading for Nigeria’s vast metropolis of Lagos and only a down-on-her-luck prostitute can stop a horrific attack. This ominous fiction forms part of “Boko Haram”, a new film by Ghanaian-Nigeria director Pascal Amanfo, which has been banned by censors in Ghana and shunned by cinema owners in Nigeria. A […]

Omotola Makes TV Debut In the US Today

Omotola: with TV cast

NEHRU ODEH Nigeria’s screen goddess, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde’s appearance on the world’s movie circuit takes shape as she makes her debut in a television drama series, Hit The Floor, in the United States today. She will be starring alongside Hollywood A-list actor, Kimberly Elise and hip-hop superstar Akon. Written and produced by James LaRosa, Hit […]

Horror: Pakistan teen actress burnt with acid

A young actress suffered burn injuries in an acid attack in northwest Pakistan on Saturday, her relatives and police said. The 18-year-old, known as Bushra and popular in the northwest for her film, television and theatre appearances, was attacked while asleep at her home in the town of Nowshera, 148 kilometres (92 miles) northwest of […]

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