Author: Foluke Adarale

Ayo Edebiri won her first Golden Globe! She won for Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy at the 81st Golden Globes on Sunday.  Accepting the award for her role in “The Bear,” she seemed shocked initially during her speech but quickly embraced her deadpan humour. She thanked her castmates (Jeremy Allen White also won Best Actor in a Comedy Series minutes before), her family, and specifically appreciated the executive assistants of Hollywood for their role in making things happen. In her own words, she said: “There’s so many people who I probably…

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The Golden Globes happened at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, featuring many stars. It marked the start of the award season amidst talk about the year’s standout movies. Margot Robbie’s pink dress was a highlight. Stars like Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert DeNiro, and others attended. This year marked a change for the Golden Globes, no longer under the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Dick Clark Productions and Eldridge Industries ran the show after controversy over diversity and ethics. Jo Koy hosted last-minute due to comedians declining. His performance lacked polish, blaming writers for the jokes’ reception. Christopher Nolan, winning best director for “Oppenheimer,”…

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In Nollywood, box office hits are not analysed or talked about as other climes around the world. Sometimes, questions on how a movie is a box office hit, what does it take to be a box office hit and when it comes down to it, what does the Producer/Director get, what does the distribution company get etc always arises. How can you also judge if a movie is a box office hit or not? These are some features to be on the lookout: Opening Weekend Performance: A strong start in ticket sales during the opening weekend often indicates a…

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Happy New Yeaaaaar!!  We made it to 2024 and I must say, the year is definitely beginning to look promising as some of the much talk about movies of 2023 are coming to streaming platforms this month. If you are wondering what movies are about to hit your big screen, surprisingly, there are no new projects or better, no film schedules to advise what to expect and when, so we will do it the old fashioned way, stalking directors and producers’ social media handles on what to expect in the coming months and keep you all abreast.  However, some interesting…

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Nancy Isime wasn’t that much present on our screen this 2023 but in the two interesting projects she was involved in, she gave you stellar acts. If you haven’t seen our review on Shanty Town and She Must Be Obeyed, the two movies she was featured in, you should check it out. In a lengthy Instagram post, she shared how her year was and how grateful she’s for the year. She also expressed her gratitude to her family, friends, employers/clients, employees, her team, her fanbase, her partner, possessions, and just everything that makes her. In her letter directed to 2023…

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Yvonne Jegede, a Nollywood actress, recently shared her experience with colleague Funke Akindele. They worked together on the film ‘A Tribe Called Judah.’ During an exclusive interview, Jegede praised Akindele’s filmmaking abilities, calling her a ‘crazy’ filmmaker who oversees every aspect of production on site. According to Jegede, working with Akindele on this project expanded her understanding of filmmaking. She admires Akindele’s dedication and even refers to her as ‘Big Sis.’ Despite Akindele’s lively TV persona, Jegede revealed that she’s quite serious on set, displaying immense commitment and preparation. Akindele possesses a comprehensive understanding of all production facets and executes…

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Nollywood icon Ireti Doyle opened up about her early struggles in expressing her desire for an acting career. On the Terms and Conditions by pulse podcast, the seasoned actress admitted it was tough to voice her aspirations initially. Doyle felt embarrassed when talking about her passion for acting. She remembered a time when a close friend noticed her emotional struggle and encouraged her to talk. At first, she hesitated but eventually admitted she wanted to be a “star,” not immediately expressing her true desire to become an actress. In her exact words: “I was embarrassed, I couldn’t say it out…

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Taraji P Henson, known for her role as ‘Cookie’ in Empire, recently discussed pay and opportunities gaps between black and white actors in Hollywood. During an interview with Gayle King, she tearfully highlighted the issue of underpayment among black talents. Expressing frustration, she said, “I’m tired of working hard, being gracious, yet paid a fraction.” Despite dedication, she faces significantly lower compensation than white actors. She noted systemic obstacles faced by black actors, often being told her work might not translate overseas, limiting budgets. This reasoning fails when seeing higher payments to other actors while citing financial constraints for black…

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Wave goodbye to dull Christmases this December! I’ve made a fantastic lineup of 5 must-watch movies available on Prime Video for your holiday season entertainment. Breath of Life || 2023 Directed by: BB Sasore Release date: December 15, 2023 Starring: Ademola Adedoyin, Eku Edewor, Wale Ojo, Chimezie Imo, Genoveva Umeh, Chiedozie Nzeribe Sambasa, Bimbo Manuel, Sam Dede, Ashionye Michelle Raccah, Melanie Atari, Hugh Thorley, Tina Mba, Taiwo Familoni  Since its November release, “Breath of Life” has ignited conversations on every social media platform. Personally, it was an emotional rollercoaster—I found myself shedding tears witnessing how one’s life can spiral downward…

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Funke Akindele’s ‘A Tribe Called Judah’ swiftly became 2023’s top-grossing movie, earning a remarkable N400 million in just 12 days at the box office. This marked its first place in Nigerian cinema history. The Nigerian box office praised the film’s achievement in a tweet, recognizing its strong connection with audiences. Film One Entertainment also hailed it on Instagram, securing its spot among the top five highest-grossing Nigerian movies like ‘The Wedding Party’ and ‘Omo Ghetto: The Saga.’ This success mirrored Akindele’s prior hit, ‘Battle on Buka Street,’ which made N640 million during its 2022 nine-week run, ranking as the second…

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