Netflix Picks Up Genevieve Nnanji’s Directorial Debut, ‘Lionheart’ (video)

Ahead of its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival tomorrow, Genevieve Nnaji’s Lion Heart Lion Heart has been acquired by Netflix. This makes the film, the first Netflix original film to come out of Nigeria’s bubbling film industry. Lionheart is the veteran Nollywood actress’ directorial debut, and it’s clearly already making a major splash. The film also stars Nnaji in the lead role, alongside Nkem Owoh, Pete Edochie and Onyeka Onwenu. The film sees Nnaji’s character trying to juggle family and her thriving career, which proves to be…

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MY LIFE IS IN DANGER – IBB’S SPOKESMAN, AFEGBUA DECLARES AFTER VISIT TO DSS

Kassim Afegbua, the embattled spokesman of former military Presidentm Ibrahim Babangida, who was declared wanted and has been in and out of the offices of the Police and the DSS since Sunday when he issued a statement on behalf of his principal, has disclosed that his life is under threat, adding that the last six days have been traumatic. According to TheCable, Afegbua who revealed that he was interrogated by a DSS official over the statement after he had spent two hours, said that at the end of the interrogation,…

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Nigerians celebrate Funke Akindele’s casting in Avengers: Infinity War movie

Nigerians on Twitter have reacted to Funke Akindele Bello’s feature in the upcoming Hollywood movie, Avengers: Infinity War. Here are some tweets below Uwani Aliyu @TheUwaniAliyu Yo Funke Akindele is a cast on Avengers infinity war. So so happy for her. She deserves alllllll of it kobi @Mhagayr FUNKE AKINDELE IS GOING TO BE IN BLACK PANTHER?????!!!!! I know I asked for Chiwetalu Agu to play T’Chekwube but GOD DAMN T’Chenifa will do…. T’Chenifa will DO! LoluOlateru @LoluOlateru Just imagine Funke Akindele in the movie like “Ello Captin Umrica, Aws…

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“Fela’s life was deep” – Says Will Smith as he celebrates the Afro-Beat Legend

Popular actor, Will Smith has taken to Instagram to celebrate the legendary life of Fela Anikulapo Kuti. The actor shared a throwback picture of himself, his wife, Jada Pinkett with another black power couple, Jay-Z and Beyonce, which was taken in 2010 during a play produced to celebrate the life of the Afrobeat legend. In his Instagram post, Will Smith wrote about how the play named after FELA which he produced together with his wife and friends got 11 Tony Awards Nominations. He further urged poeple to read about the…

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With $100 millionBox Office Opening, ‘Wonder Woman’ is the first female-fronted superhero blockbuster

The summer box office needed a hero after the worst Memorial Day weekend performance in 18 years. This weekend, she came in like a flood, in a way only a wondrous woman can. Warner Bros.’ “Wonder Woman” grossed an estimated $100.5 million in the U.S and Canada in its debut weekend. It came in well above analyst projections of $80 million to $90 million and the studio’s more modest expectations of $65 million to $70 million, officially making the feature the first female-fronted superhero blockbuster. Diana, princess of the Amazons,…

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Film Board approves 62 movies for April 2017

The National Film and Video Board,NFVCB, has verified and approved a total of 62 movies for the month of April 2017. According to the Director of Film Censorship and Classification, Mrs Sa’adu Fatyma, a breakdown of the movies verified and approved for home viewership shows that the English language category accounts for 74.2 percent or a total of 46 movies, followed by the Hausa language category with 10 movies. A further perusal shows as follows; Yoruba language movies 3, Igbo language movies 2, Bini language movie 1 and Esan language…

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Anti-terrorism film hits Abuja cinema

A Nollywood fictional thriller that depicts security agencies’ patriotic fight against terrorism and other crimes in the society has hit cinemas in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the film titled “Conscripted”, is a production of Capital Pictures, and was premiered on Saturday night at the NAF Conference Centre. Mr Aik Odiase, the producer of the movie tells the story of insecurity as a global challenge, and why people should appreciate the unique sacrifices paid by security men in the service to their fatherland. He said: “Conscripted…

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FG Kick-Starts Online Registration of Unemployed Nigerians

Online registration of unemployed Nigerians – The Federal Government is to register unemployed Nigerians online as from Wednesday April 5. The Deputy Director, Information and Public Relations of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Edmund Onwuliri, announced this in a statement, in Abuja on Monday. Onwuliri said the registration was aimed at collecting up to date data of the unemployed Nigerians. He said the registration was in compliance with NDE’s mandate “to obtain and maintain a data bank on unemployment and vacancies in the country.” The deputy director said the…

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Jason Statham expecting first child

Rosie Huntington-Whitely, the fiance of British actor Jason Statham has announced on Instagram that she is pregnant with her first child with him. The announcementaccompanied a photo of the 29-year-old British model and actress sitting on a beach and showing off her baby bump, while wearing a bikini. “Very happy to share that Jason and I are expecting!! Lots of love Rosie x Photo by @jasonstatham,” she captioned the image. Very happy to share that Jason and I are expecting!! Lots of love Rosie x ❤?? Photo by @jasonstatham A photo…

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