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Shoot Edit Repeat Portfolio Review 2024 Connected Aspiring Filmmakers with Industry Pros

Last Friday, May 17th, 2024, at the Alliance Francaise Hotel in Lekki, Lagos, aspiring filmmakers in Lagos got a chance to impress the big leagues at the Shoot Edit Repeat (SER) Portfolio Review, an initiative led by Dada Temitope (Oluwadabest), a filmmaker passionate about the scene. This exciting event provided a platform for aspiring directors, editors, […]

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Emmy-Nominated Orji to Adapt Gyasi's ’Transcendent Kingdom’ for Sony Pictures Television

Emmy-Nominated Orji to Adapt Gyasi’s ’Transcendent Kingdom’ for Sony Pictures Television

Sony Pictures Television has secured the rights to adapt Yaa Gyasi’s book, Transcendent Kingdom, into a television series, with Nigerian-American actress, Yvonne Orji, leading the development charge.   Been a long time comin’ for this one!! So excited to tell African stories that cross the diaspora and are relatable globally! pic.twitter.com/928M85KOQV — Yvonne Orji (@YvonneOrji) […]

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Bounce Best 50 African Albums of 2023

In what will be remembered as a landmark year for the continent, 2023 tested the limits of African humanity, politics and diversity. The continent pulsed with a complex and contradictory energy. Nigeria’s election season set a familiar albeit new precedent while Central Africa underwent unexpected turnovers. In the midst of all of these changes, Africans […]

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YouTube as a Digital Reservoir for Nollywood Classics

YouTube as a Digital Reservoir for Nollywood Classics

For most of the last decade, the Nigerian film industry; Nollywood, remained underestimated and harshly rated. Despite being the second largest film industry in the world, only coming after America’s Hollywood (and even the largest in some contexts), local fans have immemorially devalued its productions, by generally and stereotypically associating the industry with numerous flaws […]

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The Talk about Afrobeats Shows and Afrobeats Artists' Performances is getting Realer

The Talk about Afrobeats Shows and Afrobeats Artists’ Performances is Getting Realer

Afrobeats used to be just our special, homegrown, beautifully rhythmic music that we loved.  But now it’s rapidly growing way beyond Africa, becoming a universal groove, attracting diverse audiences that we now have to share it with. And we’re happy for it, we’re happy for the artists doing the serious work aiding its exportation — […]

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Nigerian Musicians and Balancing Artistic Authenticity with International Popularity

Nigerian Musicians and Balancing Artistic Authenticity with International Popularity

The balancing act between authenticity and international popularity has become increasingly complex in the age of globalization and digital music consumption. The rise of Afrobeats, a genre characterized by its groovy rhythms and African cultural influences, has played a pivotal role in thrusting Nigerian musicians onto the global stage. With artists like Burna Boy, Wizkid, […]

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Richard Mofe-Damijo, Kunle Afolayan, C.J Obasi, and Jade Osiberu Join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Richard Mofe-Damijo, Kunle Afolayan, C.J Obasi, and Jade Osiberu Join Oscars Academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the renowned organisation responsible for the Oscars, has extended its membership to 398 new members, including four remarkable figures from Nigeria who have made significant contributions to Nollywood, leaving their imprint on the rich tapestry of the Nigerian film industry. These are: actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo, filmmakers, Kunle […]

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Wizkid Extends “Most Awarded African Artist” Record as “Essence” Feat Tems Wins Top R&B/Hip-Hop & Rap Song of the Year at the 2023 ASCAP Awards

Wizkid Extends “Most Awarded African Artist” Record as “Essence” ft Tems Wins Top R&B/Hip-Hop & Rap Song of the Year at the 2023 ASCAP Awards

The global hit song, “Essence,” by Wizkid featuring Tems wins Top R&B/Hip-Hop & Rap Song of the Year at the 2023 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. Legendury Beatz, the Nigerian record production and songwriting duo consisting of siblings, Uzezi Oniko and Okiemute Oniko, took R&B/hip-hip Song of the Year for co-writing “Essence.”   .@wizkidayo’s […]

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