Thursday, January 20, 2022

Vision Films Releases "The American King" in Theaters on January 28

 


Vision Films Releases "The American King" in Theaters on January 28 

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#Akon
#Coming2America
#Blacks
#blackpanther
#blackpower
#blacklivesmatter

Vision Films, Inc. 

Jan 18, 2022, 08:56 ET

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Vision Films announces the limited theatrical and VOD release of the Adah Obekpa's The American King on January 28, 2022. A day and date limited theatrical run begins at The Sun Valley 14 in Charlotte, NC, The Laemmle in Glendale, CA, Studio Movie Grill in Philadelphia, and Emagine Theaters Chatham and Riviera 12 in Chicago and Detroit, respectively. The DVD release follows on March 1.

The American King Trailer:   https://youtu.be/QXwAL-OrRhM

Shot on location in Los Angeles and Nigeria, The American King is a fish-out-of-water comedy that features Senegalese-American mega talent, rap artist, and producer Akon as a troublemaking American anointed by a mysterious High Priestess to fulfill a 400-year-old prophecy to become the new King of Africa. While he and his foolishly sophomoric buddies find themselves trying to adapt to the realities of being royalty, the US Government, including the President, takes a keen interest in exploiting the situation for their own benefit. Amidst the hijinks and lessons learned about the responsibilities that comes with being a leader, the story reveals its roots from the history and lessons of the 1619 Project. Racial and gender stereotypes, American politics, and more are addressed, lampooned, and satirized with no holds barred, and with the beauty and diversity of Africa as a backdrop. The story is loosely based on the firsthand experience of writer and director Obekpa, a prince and former heir to his father's throne when King of the Idoma nation, Benue State, Nigeria.

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Saturday, January 15, 2022

Rita Dominic: The Best Actress of the Year in 2021 in Nollywood



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Rita Dominic: The Best Actress of the Year in 2021 in Nollywood

Rita Dominic as Anjola in "La Femme Anjola" by Mildred Okwo.

"La Femme Anjola" revolves around a stockbroker who fell in love with a mysterious woman. Anjola is married to a gangster who owns a nightclub where she does live performances.

Rita Dominic is one of the best actors not only in NIgeria, but the rest of Africa and the world. She is one of the few actors I know who can turn a bad screenplay into a masterpiece.

The cinematic experience of "La Femme Anjola" will be more romantic when dubbed in the French language and Spanish language. Mildred Okwo should have the theatrical release of the French language copy in French speaking countries and the Spanish language copy in Spanish speaking countries.

The subtleties in the storytelling and intricate cinematography made this unique romantic drama the most accomplished of all the movies  produced by NIgerian filmmakers in 2021. The intellectual abilities of the director were shown in the artistry, imagery and poetry of "La Femme Anjola". It is going to become one of the classics of African cinema.

- By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima,
Publisher/Editor,
NOLLYWOOD MIRROR® Series
The first book series on Nollywood and the Nigerian film industry since 2013,, printed in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
Art and book design by Juvelin Aripal in the Philippines.
Published by International Digital Post Network Limited.



NIGERIA ARMED FORCES REMEMBRANCE DAY: Today I Salute My Great Father, Sunday Eke

NIGERIA ARMED FORCES REMEMBRANCE DAY

January 15, 2022.

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#RWAFF

#Nigerianarmy

#soldiers 

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#worldwar2 

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#father 

#memorial

#remembrance 

#Burma

Today, I Salute My Great Father.

Sunday Eke who was a Nigerian soldier of the Royal West African Frontier Force (RWAFF). with the battalions of the Nigeria Regiment that served in Burma during the second World War (1939-1945).

I saw my father as a war hero and I was proud of him until his last days on Earth on November 19, 1983.

The most daring warriors are soldiers without uniform and I am one of them.

Friday, January 14, 2022

The Top 10 Best NIgerian Movies in 2021


The Top 10 Best NIgerian Movies in 2021

NIgerian filmmakers produced over twenty outstanding movies both on film and video, even though none fulfilled the criteria to qualify for the NIgerian entry for the Best International Feature category of the 94th annual Academy Awards coming up on March 27, 2022.

The following are my selection of the top ten best NIgerian movies in 2021 based on peer reviews, film criticisms, awards and nominations and thematic importance, relevance and significance on contemporary issues of current affairs and history of NIgeria in the screenwriting, directing and cinematography.

1 Eyimofe by Chuko and Arie Esiri

2. Eagle Wings by Paul Apel Papel.

3. Ayinla by Tunde Kelani.

4. Juju Stories by C.J. Obasi, Abba Makama and Michael Omonua.

5. La Femme Anjola by Mildred Okwo.

6. Swallow by Kunle Afolayan.

7. Amina by Izu Ojukwu.

8. Black Mail by Obi Emelonye.

9.  Gone by Daniel Ademinokan.

10. Collision Course by Mrs. Bolanle Austen-Peters.

Notable Mentions

Prophetess by Niyi Akinmolayan.

Blackout by Abbey Abimbola, aka Crackydon.

A Soldier's Story 2 by Frankie Ogar.


Best Actor
OC Ukeje as "Chinda" in Blackmail
Best Actress
Rita Dominic as Anjola in La Femme Anjola.

 Rita Dominic is one of the best actors not only in NIgeria, but the rest of Africa and the world. She is one of the few actors I know who can turn a bad screenplay into a masterpiece.

The cinematic experience of "La Femme Anjola" will be more romantic when dubbed in the French language and Spanish language. Mildred Okwo should have the theatrical release of the French language copy in French speaking countries and the Spanish language copy in Spanish speaking countries.

- By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima,
Publisher/Editor,
NOLLYWOOD MIRROR® Serie,
The first book series on Nollywood and the Nigerian film industry since 2013,, printed in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
Art and book design by Juvelin Aripal in the Philippines.
Published by International Digital Post Network Limited.


Thursday, January 13, 2022

Sir Emma Bishop Okonkwo Buries Younger Sister

Sir Emma Bishop Okonkwo Buries Younger Sister

The Okonkwo family of Umuezeabu village, Ichi in Ekwusigo local government area of Anambra state has announced the transition of their daughter, Ms Cecilia Nnenna Okonkwo. She was aged 60.

An obituary signed on behalf of the family by the deceased's brother, Emma Bishop Okonkwo( Ikenga Ichi), Chairman, Ekulo Group of Companies, indicates that her rites of passage commence on Friday 14th January 2022 with Service of songs at her residence, Ochendo Villa, Ichi.

This will be followed on Saturday 15th January 2022 at 10 am by funeral service at St. James Anglican Church, Ichi.

The funeral service will be preceded immediately by interment at her family Compound.

Outing service in her honour will hold on Sunday 16th Jan 2022 St James Anglican Church, Ichi.

According to the family, all guests and sympathisers attending the late Nnenna's burial are expected to comply fully with COVID-19 protocols.



Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Nsudums Mark Tenth Anniversary of their Patriarch

Nsudums Mark Tenth Anniversary of their Patriarch

It was a time of remembrance, celebration and thanksgiving for the  Nsudum family of Akpaka na Ezeala, Osina in Ideato North local government area of Imo state recently as they marked the tenth anniversary of the demise of their patriarch, Sir D. U Nsudum( Akwa Aja Ahu Ogu) 

A philanthropist, businessman, community leader, devout Christian and a consumate family man, while alive, Sir Nsudum was humility and love personified.

As a successful businessman and a dutiful father, the late sir Nsudum bequeathed to his children and dependants, solid and quality education, producing seasoned businessmen, academics, professionals such as lawyers, Engineers, Doctors, nurses among others.

He also left behind for them to inherit, a thriving family investments and businesses that have stand the test of time.

No wonder Sir Nsudum's survivors spared nothing to celebrate and remember him.

The family rolled out the drums on January 2nd 2022 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his death.

St John' s Anglican Church Osina was  agog as it brimmed with dignitaries from all walks of life who throng there to identify with the Nsudums during the Thanksgiving service.

The service which was officiated by Bishop Okeke, the Bishop of Ideato North Diocese was attended by captains of Industry and commerce within the South Eastern part of the Country, lawyers, professionals and Traditional Rulers, title chiefs, including the  Obi of Akokwa, Eze Ikenna Okoli, EnyiOha na Akokwa, Chief Ingram Osigwe, Anyafulu Ugo na Akokwa, Chief Ifeanyi Nwosu, Barr Bill Ukachukwu among others.

The late Sir Nsudum is survived by the family  Matriach, Lady Pauline Nsudum, children- Mrs Kate Okoli( Aba based business woman), Dr. Mrs Bethel Godwins(U.S based medical practitioner), Kingsley Nsudum( Aba based business man) Barrister Iheanacho Nsodum( legal practitioner and Oil $ Gas Consultant), Mrs Divine Favour Onofuevure (A lecturer), Engr Chima Nsudum, Mrs Chiamara Nsudum( U.K based Nurse), Dr Mrs Chidalu Ibeneme (U.S based medical practitioner) and Mr Chisom Nsudum( Aba based business man who runs the family business of importation of all sorts of goods as well as real Estate.

The late Patriach of the Nsudum family is also survived by 23 grandchildren amongst whom is a medical practitioner- Dr Mrs Bianca Ume( Nee Godwins).