Author: Foluke Adarale

Damilola Ogunsi, popularly known by his stage name ‘Gold Fish,’ is making waves in the Nigerian movie industry despite facing challenges and stereotypes due to his albinism. In a recent interview with Hip TV, Ogunsi opened up about his journey as an actor and how he refused to let his skin color define his aspirations. The 44-year-old and ‘Gang of Lagos’actor recalled an incident where a prominent Nigerian movie director told him that being an actor was not a path for albinos. However, Ogunsi’s passion for acting began long before that encounter. He had been involved in theater since his…

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The Nigerian International Film & TV Summit (NiFS) will be back in Lagos from August 30th to September 1st, 2023. It aims to bring together industry professionals and enthusiasts for a transformative event. NiFS is delighted to announce the launch of the NiFS Industry Talent Development Program (ITDP), a groundbreaking initiative aimed at supporting talent development and bridging the skill gaps in the Nigerian film and TV industry. Under the theme “Break the Ceiling! Identifying Barriers towards Global Crossovers, Positioning, and Opportunities,” NiFS Lagos promises to be an event like no other. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with…

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The production of the film “Gang of Lagos” has become the subject of a contentious legal dispute, with Amazon Web Services Nigeria challenging the authority of Lagos State to censor films and videos. Amazon, the parent company of Prime Video Nigeria, argues that the Cinematograph Law of Lagos State, 2004 does not apply to film and video censorship in the state. This article explores the legal arguments presented by Amazon and the implications for the regulation of films in Nigeria. The Isale-Eko Descendants Union (IDU), along with Chief Ayodele Bajulaiye and Chief Abdul-Waheed Ayeni, filed a lawsuit against the producers…

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Inkblot Productions, one of Nigeria’s leading film production companies, has recently released their highly anticipated title, “Big Love.” Since its cinema entry on June 28, the movie has garnered rave reviews and quickly climbed to the top, becoming the highest-grossing Nollywood film in Nigeria. With its unique storyline, impressive cinematography, and exceptional acting, “Big Love” has captivated audiences and is being hailed as the romantic/family movie of the year. “Big Love” is a romantic drama that tells the story of Adil (portrayed by Timini Egbuson) and Adina (played by Bimbo Ademoye). Adil falls deeply in love with Adina, a determined…

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Ghanaian actress, and Nollywood sensational Juliet Ibrahim has expressed her reluctance to actively use Twitter due to the prevalence of cyberbullying on the platform. She shared that as she scrolls through her timeline, she is confronted with a barrage of attacks and insults not only directed at her but also towards others. This disturbing trend undermines the potential of Twitter as a platform for positive interactions and meaningful conversations. Ibrahim emphasises that in today’s digital age, individuals face numerous personal obstacles and struggles. People turn to online platforms like Twitter for solace, entertainment, or lighthearted discussions. However, the presence of…

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Hollywood is currently grappling with an ongoing writers’ strike that has caused disruptions to TV and film productions worldwide. Now, the situation threatens to escalate further as American actors, represented by the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), have overwhelmingly voted to strike if a new contract agreement is not reached with major studios, streamers, and production companies.  The actors’ primary demands revolve around better pay and increased safeguards regarding the use of their images with artificial intelligence (AI). With the rise of generative AI technology, actors fear that their jobs may be at…

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Netflix’s recent announcement of the return of the iconic 1997 blockbuster film “Titanic” to its streaming platform has sparked a debate among audiences. This decision comes shortly after a tragic incident involving the Oceangate Expedition’s Titan submersible, which resulted in the loss of five crew members.  While some question the timing and accuse Netflix of capitalizing on the tragedy, others argue that the streaming giant is simply responding to viewer demand. As the movie prepares to make its comeback, it raises the question: Is Netflix right to bring back the Titanic? One of the primary criticisms directed at Netflix…

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In a recent interview with media personality Chude Jideonwo, Nollywood actress Ini Edo revealed some interesting details about her life and career. She shared that she did not originally plan to be an entertainment celebrity in acting but rather aspired to be a lawyer or a newscaster. Ini Edo mentioned that her role model while growing up was the late broadcaster Tokunbo Ajayi, and she admired her news casting on-screen. However, fate took a different turn for Ini Edo. While waiting to pursue her law degree, she enrolled in a Theater Art diploma and started doing stage acting. The opportunity…

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Nollywood actress and producer, Toyin Abraham, has recently spoken out regarding the negative reviews her movie, ‘Ijakumo,’ has received on social media platforms. In a series of tweets, Abraham expressed her belief that the backlash is primarily driven by political opposition rather than genuine critiques of the film.  The movie, which premiered in December 2022 and was recently released on Netflix, has sparked mixed reactions among viewers. Responding to the negative comments, Abraham voiced her opinion that many of the individuals criticizing the movie are those who opposed her political choice during the 2023 Presidential election, though she did not…

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Directed by: Sam Hargrave Staring: Chris Hemsworth, Golshifteh Farahani, Adam Bessa, Olga Kurylenko, Daniel Bernhardt, Tinatin Dalakishvili, Idris Elba Written by: Joe Russo Year of release: 2023 Streaming Now: Netflix Extraction 2 is currently No. 1 in Nigeria so, I believe we are allowed to share some spoilers on how the character Sandro, rubbed us the wrong way.  If we say Sandro from Extraction 2 is the most annoying character in Extraction 2, we wouldn’t be telling a lie. From the beginning of the movie until the end, he did a very good job of being the most hated character.…

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