Author: Foluke Adarale

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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Renowned Nollywood filmmaker Biodun Stephen recently shared a distressing encounter her production team faced in Lagos through an Instagram video. She recounted how her crew was accosted and extorted by area boys, leading to a crew member being in danger of getting stabbed. Biodun appealed to Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the chairman of the Lagos State branch of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, MC Oluomo, urging swift intervention. She expressed dismay over the escalating intimidation faced by filmmakers and citizens, emphasising the need for immediate action from the authorities. Their vehicle malfunctioned on the road, prompting…

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Renowned filmmaker Sofia Coppola recently highlighted a significant problem in Hollywood: the unequal distribution of budgets based on gender. In a candid interview, she pointed out the stark difference between the generous funds often given to male directors in Hollywood and the tough struggle she faces for fewer resources. Coppola, reflecting on her decades-long career, expressed disappointment, stating, “I see men getting hundreds of millions while I fight for just a fraction.” She believes this divide results from entrenched cultural norms within the industry. Despite her lineage in the esteemed Coppola filmmaking family, Sofia has carved her own path, making…

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Kamar De Los Reyes, a renowned actor known for his roles in “One Life to Live” and the “Call of Duty” franchise, passed away at the age of 56 after battling cancer. His demise was confirmed by a family spokesperson, leaving Hollywood in mourning. He leaves behind a legacy marked by his impactful performances, notably as Antonio Vega in the long-standing soap opera “One Life to Live.” Alongside his wife Sherri Saum, who was also his co-star in the series, he shared two children. De Los Reyes made a significant mark in the gaming world through his voice work as…

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Jingle bells!  Don’t miss out on these old Nollywood Christmas movies, you can catch up on, if you are looking at being a couch potato.  In this article, you will get an idea of what the movie is all about, the actors in them along with where you can watch them! Don’t say we didn’t give you anything 🙂 5. Oh No! Santa 1&2 (2022) Starring: Angel Unigwe, Chinenye Oguike, Alma Michael, Sidney Ekwulugo, Chinonso Arubayi, Miriam Ogbonna, Adaobi Onyeka, Judy Fortunes, Blessing Onwukwe, Chudy Davidson Director: Richard Omos Iboyi Where to watch: YouTube  Synopsis This family-centred Christmas story stars…

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Written by: Fidelia Unifoh Directed by: Lota Chukwu Starring: Charles Etubiebi and Joseph Imoikor Where to watch: YouTube  Year of release: 2021 I’ve got a great movie recommendation, an old one but truly worthwhile. If you’re short on time or stuck in Lagos traffic, grab your phone for this 17-minute 21-second short film. Let’s talk about the significance of this story. It protrays into a young man’s journey, facing life’s hardships and contemplating suicide. However, before he goes through with it, he seeks his creator to share his thoughts. This narrative resonates with Job’s ordeal from the Christian scriptures. Similar…

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December is definitely in full swing and the movies and series coming soon have got us at XploreNollywood giddy with excitement and wonder as to what to watch! So tell us, which of these movies have you seen, are you looking forward to and would definitely watch at the drop of a hat? Check them out:  Afamefuna || December 1 Directed by Kayode Kasum, ‘Afamefuna: A Nwa-Boi Story,’ explores the Igbo apprenticeship system, showcasing how it revived the community’s economy. This system allowed successful Igbo men to pass on their knowledge and blessings to apprentices, continuing the cycle of wealth…

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