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Month: February 2020

Netflix greenlights its very first Nigerian series.

In just days after the arrival of Netflix in Nigeria – Netflix Naija, we have the very first Nigerian Netflix Original in the works. Exciting times ahead for the creative industry and the Nigerian entertainment industry. The untitled six part series will be co-directed by Akin Omotosho, C.J. Obasi and Daniel Oriahi, produced by Kemi …

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Peculiar Mess

Colour Purge’s ‘Peculiar Mess’ Shows Art In A Less ‘Sadder Note’

Reviewed by Twitter User, Ejiroghenetegha, Perculia Mess, shows just how exciting art can be especially for the people who are not entirely in the space. Recounting from the event, Ejiroghenetegha shared his firsthand experience at the colour purge’s second installment of ‘peculiar mess.’ Color Purge 0.2 is a creative art session with seasoned artists who …

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Americanah

Here’s What We Know About The Upcoming TV Series ‘Americanah’

The Lupita Nyong’o championed adaptation of Nigeria’s Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah is finally so close upon us. Recall in 2014, the star actress shared on Instagram that she’d acquired the rights to adapt the acclaimed novel to screen. While earlier, it was hinted that it would be adapted into a movie which will star David Oyelowo alongside …

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Eyinimofe

Nigerian Indie Film ‘Eyinimofe’ To Premiere At Berlin International Film Festival

Eyimofe (Yoruba for ‘This Is My Desire’) is a story of two Lagosians desperate for a better life in Europe. It has been described as an alternate migrant tale because it offers a new perspective, one that focuses on the people caught in raids and rescued from the sea. Directed by twin brothers Arie and Chuko Esiri, the movie …

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Yvonne Orji

Yvonne Orji’s First Comedy Special, “Lagos to Laurel” Is Headed to HBO

Nigerian-American actress Yvonee Orji is bringing her comedic chops center stage with the premiere of her first-ever comedy special on HBO. The comedian and Insecure star who is currently embarking on her “Lagos to Laurel” comedy tour, will shoot the hour-long special in front of a live audience at Howard University this month. It looks like Orji’s Nigerian …

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Listen to the 3rd Episode of ‘What The Fudge!’ here

What the Fudge Podcast was started by two best friends who were just laying in bed and talking about having a platform to air their opinions on different things happening around the world. In this podcast, Eneli and Oretha talk about rampant social issues, and also talk about topics such as keeping things sexy in …

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See the First Poster for Namaste Wahala starring Nollywood’s Ini Dima-Okojie

If you have ever wondered what a Bollywood and Nollywood production would look like. Bollywood filmmaker, Hamisha Daryani Ahuja has released the first poster for her upcoming film ‘Namaste Wahala’. Coming to cinemas April 2020 The romantic comedy, produced by Bollywood filmmaker, Hamisha Daryani Ahuja stars Nollywood’s Ini Dima-Okojie , Richard Mofe Damijo, Osas Ighodalo, …

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Teni Tia Adeola

Nigerian Designer Teni ‘Tia’ Adeola Debuts At New York Fashion Week With Eccentric Designs

New York-based Nigerian designer, Teni Tia Adeola was among the many that showcased her designs at the New York Fashion Week. With a background in Art History and a deep interest in the Renaissance period, Adeola aims to create bold, wearable art for women, re-conceptualize history through fashion and include people of color in classical …

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Castle & Castle

Nigeria’s Legal Drama ‘Castle & Castle’ Is Coming To Netflix

Netflix’s interest in Nigerian content has moved from just movies to TV series. The streaming giant has so far acquired Obi Emelonye’s Crazy, Lovely, Cool and Ebony life Film’s Sons of Caliphate, and joining that list is Africa’s first legal series, Castle & Castle. The drama, directed by Tope Oshin, Niyi Akinmolayan, and Kenneth Gyang, follows a happy couple, …

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Zoro

Zoro Taps Into ‘Igbo Culture’ For New Hip-Hop Bop, ‘Kulture’

Zoro is one of the most authentic Rapper out of Eastern Nigeria right now and despite his lack of teeming hits like his contemporary, Phyno, the witty MC has kept it together with memorable hits like the just-released, Kulture, his first single of the year. With Production from KezyKlef, Tspize, Skelly and Major Bangz, Zoro …

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Chimamanda Adichie

Chimamanda Adichie To Deliver PENN University Commencement Speech

Popular Nigerian writer and feminist, Chimamanda Adichie’s undoubtedly one of the all-time great Nigerian exports. In a country with such a rich literary culture, Ms. Adichie waves the flag as one of the most prolific and revered of her generation. From the adaptation of her Half of A Yellow Sun book into a film, Beyonce …

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Uyi Omorogbe

Check Out Uyi Omorogbe’s Minimalist Design For His Brand ‘NASO’

Uyi Omorogbe is set to launch his latest collection for his brand at the Banana Republic This February in Manhattan. NASO is a new fashion label founded by first-generation Nigerian-American Uyi Omorogbe, who has made it a point to place social impact and minimalist design at the center of the brand. Influenced by African aesthetics and manufactured …

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Gugu Mbatha-Raw Set To Star In Marvel Series ‘Loki’ Airing on Disney+

British-South African actress, Gugu Mbatha-Raw is set to star as the female lead alongside Tom Hiddleston in the upcoming Marvel series. According to Deadline, the British-South African actress will join the cast of Loki, the Marvel series which is set to air on Disney+. Mbatha-Raw jumps straight into the Marvel series not long after her role in Apple TV‘s The …

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Chinonye Chukwu to direct the movie adaption of Eleanor Brown’s memoir. A taste of power

Nigerian-American film director best known for the drama film Clemency is attached to direct “A Taste of Power,” a film adaptation of the former Black Panther leader Elaine Brown’s 1992 memoir, of the same title.  Black List writer Alyssa Hill will adapt the screenplay. Elaine Brown is the first and only female leader of the …

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