Author: Foluke Adarale

The Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke, has officially joined the cast of the highly anticipated Spiralling series, currently in production in Lagos, Nigeria. This casting revelation, confirmed by Nollywire, adds another layer of star power to the project. Iyke, known for his seasoned performances, is set to share the spotlight with the lead actress, Toni Tones, as well as co-stars Seun Ajayi and Folu Storms. Spiralling is described as a thrilling exploration of themes like betrayal and obsession through the lens of human behaviour. The series is gaining momentum with its list of casts.  Wande Thomas expressed enthusiasm, stating, “Jim is…

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Director: Prosper Edesiri Starring: Folu Storms, Tope Tedela, Sophie Alakija, Saskay, Patience Ozokwor, Emmanuel “Koloman” Jibunor and Philip Asaya Where to watch: Amazon Prime  Now that Cake is available on Amazon Prime, you should give it a watch and tell us what you think about it. The film, produced by Natives Filmworks and Michelangelo Productions takes us on a journey at Cakey Bakey, where most of the scenes were shot except for a few exceptions. From delicious snacks to mouth-watering cakes, the movie entices the viewers to crave a visit to the nearest pastry shop. Yet, despite its visual…

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In a recent panel discussion at the Sundance Film Festival, Editi Effiong, director of Netflix’s acclaimed movie The Black Book, addressed the question of women’s representation in top directing and production roles in the Nigerian film industry. Effiong highlighted Funke Akindele’s groundbreaking film, A Tribe Called Judah, breaking records consecutively in 2021, 2022, and 2023. He pointed out that the industry is actively working to increase male participation, as top-grossing films are showcasing a reverse scenario where top-grossing films are predominantly led by women. In response to concerns raised about challenges within the Nigerian film industry, Effiong emphasized that the…

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Directed by: Thomas Vincent Written by: Seth Owen Starring: Kaley Cuoco, David Oyelowo, Rudi Dharmalingam, Connie Nielsen, Bill Nighy Where to watch: Amazon Prime Did you check out Amazon Prime and notice that Role Play is trending in the top 10 spots this week? Are you unsure about watching it? Well, the answer is yes! It’s a gripping romcom suitable for solo viewing or with loved ones. As I began watching and when Emma (Kaley Cuoco) received a secret phone call, my mind immediately drew parallels to Mr. and Mrs. Smith, but with kids. However, a few scenes into the…

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All in one week, Ayo Edebiri won her First Golden Globe Award, First Critics Choice Award, and First Emmy Award. This is currently a hot topic on the internet. Who is Ayo Edebiri? Ayo Edebiri, born in Boston on October 3, 1995, to a Barbadian mother and Nigerian father, has become a hot topic in the entertainment industry.  At first, she was interested in comedy during eighth-grade drama class, she joined the improv club at Boston Latin School. While at New York University, she transitioned from studying teaching to Dramatic Writing, kickstarting her journey into comedy. Edebiri’s early career includes…

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The 75th Emmy Awards, initially delayed by four months due to WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes last summer and fall. It celebrated outstanding television achievements from June 1, 2022, to May 31, 2023. Shows like Abbott Elementary, Beef, and Succession’s fourth season were the highlight of the award show. The ceremony recognized a variety of programs, including The Bear Season 1, The White Lotus Season 2, Apple TV+’s Bad Sisters, and FX’s Fleishman Is in Trouble. During the 2023 Emmy Awards on Monday, 15th of January, 2024, three shows dominated in the award categories: Succession, The Bear, and Beef. Succession and…

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Nollywood actress and filmmaker Toyin Abraham takes pride in being dubbed the world’s best actress. In an interview with skit maker Bae U Barbi, she clarified that the title wasn’t self-proclaimed; her fans bestowed it upon her. According to Abraham, the “world best” title fits her due to her exceptional acting and beauty. She stated, “I didn’t call myself the world’s best actress; people called me that because I am the world’s best. My confidence, beauty, brain, and acting are all top-notch. They called me, and I claimed it.” In the interview, she acknowledged that the…

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Folu Storms, the Crime and Justice star, has been selected to co-star with Seun Ajayi in Spiraling, the recently announced thriller series by Wande Thomas. The series, as Director Wande Thomas explained, will delve into the human psyche and our reactions under pressure.  Thomas expressed, “We aimed for a cast to enhance the material and deliver nuanced performances. Folu Storms, a rising star, is an incredible choice for one of our leads.” Ogiemwonyi emphasized the importance of casting in the story’s development. Casting director Daphne Akatugba (Pages Casting) brought remarkable talents after reviewing over 100 tapes. Storms, one of her…

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Music: Tiwa Savage Edited by: Meji Alabi Written by: Comfort Emmanuel  Executive producers: Savage, Vannessa Amadi-Ogbonna, Adesanya, and Alabi. Nigeria’s top female music star, Tiwa Savage, will feature in Amazon Prime Video film titled Water and Garri. The movie, produced by Everything Savage and Unbound Studios and directed by Meji Alabi, adds to Prime Video Nigeria’s growing Nollywood content, alongside Gangs of Lagos, LOL: Last One Laughing Naija, and SHE Must Be Obeyed. ‘Water and Garri’ follows Aisha (Savage), an ambitious fashion designer, returning to her native country after a decade in the United States. As she copes with…

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Director: Damola Ademola Cast: Daniel Etim-Effiong, Neo Akpofure, Elozonam Ogbolu, Erica Nweledim, Ini-Dima Okojie, Stan Nze, Uche Montana, Akin Lewis Release Date: 22nd September, 2023 Runtime: 2 hours Where to watch: Prime Video While watching “A Weekend to Forget,” one of the Nollywood movies released on streaming platforms, I knew I wouldn’t be forgetting the movie anytime soon, contrary to its name, because of several reasons. For one, it reminded me of two of my favourite Hollywood movies: “Knives Out” and “Gone Girl.” Another reason was that the murder mystery genre in Nollywood hasn’t had many captivating plots. “A Weekend…

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