From only just being the second biggest movie industry in the world in terms of production volume, to going from raking in $45million in 2002 to grossing $400million in 2014, and pulling multi-million dollar foreign investments, the growth of Nollywood has been like that of a child showing signs of development in different bodily areas. But even with the pattern of diversity of progression, some natives still do not rate the industry, nor do they rate its products
‘NO VICTORS’ is a documentary series uncovering the human stories of the Nigeria-Biafra war. One of the greatest African tragedies of the 20th century, like most catastrophic events in history, it often described and retold in political and historical terms. But at the backdrop of every historical event, there are everyday people. In this case, […]
Orbit has acquired the rights to the Nigerian writer Suyi Davies Okungbowa’s new epic fantasy trilogy. The Nameless Republic, is inspired by West African empires. Orbit US editor Nivia Evans acquired World English rights from Okungbowa’s agent, Eddie Schneider at JABberwocky Literary Agency. The first book in the trilogy would be published Summer 2021. Here’s […]
During a Grammy tribute featuring John Legend, Kirk Franklin, Meek Mill and more, a group of dancers paid homage to the late rapper’s Eritrean heritage, by sporting traditional garb. The 2020 Grammy Award have been one of great reflection, as various artists and public figures that we’ve lost recently have received tributes. One of the […]
British rapper, Dave and Grammy Award-nominated afro music sensation Burna Boy were recently invited to the Genuis studio to breakdown the lyrics from their “Location” hit song. As expected, both artists explained how the song came to be and the experiences that informed their lyrics. READ ALSO – Sajjad Musa The Artist Behind Burna Boy’s ‘African Giant […]
The Talk Room With Michael Faya: The one place for everything that actually matters. From lifestyle to religion, to sex, relationships and heartbreak, education and society… Nothing is safe and left out in the talk room. The Talk Room is recorded somewhere in Lagos.
Welcome to a new week. Is it me or is January going by faster than usual. Sometime since the last letter, I facilitated a session to help people create Digital Vision Boards (digital over paper, save the environment and save yourself time). One of the participants already got some great news since the class and I’ve gotten messages from […]
Nigerian born Hollywood director and Sundance film festival winner Chinonye Chukwu has been announced by HBO max as the director of the first two episodes of upcoming drama series . Americanah is an adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel of the same title. It tells the love story of two Nigerians who leave each other […]