Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Queens of Kannywood, Rahama Sadau and Maryam Booth Entangled in "The Two Aishas" Movie

Queens of Kannywood, Rahama Sadau and Maryam Booth Entangled in "The Two Aishas" Movie

Last Sunday, I was at the cinemas to watch "The Two Aishas" starring the two leading ladies and beauty queens of #Kannywood, Rahama Sadau and Maryam Booth .

This is my first time of seeing them together in a movie.

This is the directorial debut of Hajia Shareefah Abiola Andu of Arabel Productions and Aleef TV of Arabel Nigeria Limited.

After a bitter fallout with her best friend when her husband was handed the gubernatorial ticket which was taken from her best friend’s husband, Aisha Yusuf must reconcile with her best friend and unite their husbands who are now at loggerheads.

According to director, the movie is filled with intrigues that will keep fans glued to the box office screen till the end.

‘The Two Aishas’ are women of the same Islamic faith and status who are married to two best friends. But their loyalty and friendship got tested and no matter how they looked at it, one party felt robbed and betrayed by the other, threatening to tear apart an enduring friendship from childhood and test their faith as devout Muslims.

“It addresses relatable themes such as forgiveness, betrayal, love, rivalry and piousness,” she said.

"The Two Aishas" is showing daily at all the FilmHouse Cinemas in Nigeria and Ghana, Silverbird Cinemas, Genesis Cinemas, Ozone Cinemas, Blue Pictures Cinemas, Kada Cinemas, Platinum Cinemas, Exodus Cinemas, Magnificent Cinemas and other cinemas in every state in Nigeria.











Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Chinonye Chukwu: From Nigeria To Alaska

Chinonye Chukwu was born in Port Harcourt in Nigeria is an Alaskan-raised screenwriter, producer and director. A recipient of the prestigious Princess Grace Award, Chinonye’s short, The Dance Lesson, premiered at the Ritz Theater of Philadelphia and was later acquired by MindTV for regional network distribution. The film was also a Regional Finalist for the 2010 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Student Academy Awards and an Honorary Mention at the Los Angeles International Film Festival. Chinonye’s other work includes Igbo Kwenu!, a recipient of the PIFVA Subsidy Grant from the independent film community and both the “Best Motion Picture Award” and “Best Screenplay Award” at the 2009 Diamond Screen Festival. In 2012 she completed her first feature narrative, Alaskaland, the story of an estranged Nigerian-American brother and sister who reunite in their Alaskan hometown. Her 2019 death row drama, Clemency, starring Alfre Woodard and Aldis Hodge, which she wrote and directed, received the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2019. She is a director on the TV series, Americanah, based on the novel of the same name by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Her 2022, critically acclaimed, biographical drama, Till, based on the true story of Mamie Till-Bradley, received numerous awards and nominations.


Igbo Kwenu! (2009)

The Dance Lesson (2010)

Bottom (2012)

alaskaLand (2012)

A Long Walk (2013)

Clemency (2019)

Sorry for Your Loss - Episode: I'm Here (2019)

Till (2022)

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

You Engage, You Win - Applications, Engagement Strategies and Business Services


You Engage, You Win - Applications, Engagement Strategies and Business Services

The technology used by Grywit has an opinion of innovation on international scale and can be used as an employer branding and recruitment tool

GDANSK, Poland, April 26, 2023/ -- We have a solution, for increasing the motivation and commitment of your employees. As Grywit (, we create mobile applications that, based on gamification and positive psychology, become an ideal tool to support businesses.

A word of introduction - about Grywit

Grywit has been dynamically developing on the Polish market for years, offering strategy building services and creating web applications and platforms that increase engagement and achieve goals with the help of new technologies. Our offer also includes comprehensive training and development, loyalty and sales programs.

We have also started to develop our business in Africa and would like to expand our activities there. Through GITEX Africa 2023, we would especially like to attract new partners who would like to join our projects, support them and help us promote them on a larger scale. We are also looking for new customers, and hope to gain them through participation in GITEX. GRYWIT's offer is very rich, so we think we can contribute a lot to the whole event.

The technology used by Grywit has an opinion of innovation on international scale and can be used as an employer branding and recruitment tool.

We know the challenges you can face, because we were "in your shoes" for a dozen of years. Our CEO has tested the solutions we propose as a manager and director at General Electric Company. She was tring to solve challenges with employees / clients using traditional methods. However, they were not effective enough, so she decided to create a new way to change the behavior of employees and customers. The method she developed proved to be so effective that she resigned from the position of managing director at General Electric in order to found Grywit and be able to improve other companies.

What is gamification?

Gamification [1] - using schemes and mechanisms known from games outside the context of games, especially in various group activities, to increase the involvement of people performing specific tasks. The technique is based on the pleasure that comes from overcoming subsequent achievable challenges, competition, cooperation etc.

Gamification allows people to engage in activities that are in line with the author's expectations, even if they are considered boring or routine. Gamification is most often used to achieve one of three goals:

achieving a higher level of user involvement,

changes in user behavior (e.g. new habits),

stimulating innovation

In our solutions, we combine gamification with instant feedback ('here and now' feedback), mutual appreciation, social engagement loops, interactive communication and a sense of influence. This is the result of research carried out in companies that show that combining all these aspects in one application gives the best results.

We have an opinion in innovation on an international scale.

"The implementation of Grywit technology is innovative on an international scale, which should be launched as soon as possible to revolutionize today's services (...) to bring about innovation, efficiency or commitment.”

What are our areas of cooperation?

Employee motivation programs and loyalty for customers

Wellbeing and pro-ecological programs for employees

Applications for events, conferences and anniversaries

Apps for training and competence building

Learn more about Grywit: 

We are also starting a project called "Justmotive".

Justmotive is a platform whose main tool is a mobile application. We give the opportunity to our clients to create their own dedicated application that will help them develop their business in the online space.

At the moment, we are in the process of expanding our platform. In addition to the part that brings together experts who can run their courses and trainings in the online space through our app and increase engagement with their audience, we also have six other parts of the Justmotive platform. These are: Justmotive Experts, Justmotive Fashion, Justmotive Artists, Justmotive Sport, Justmotive MLM, Justmotive Connect and Justmotive Edu.

1] Source: 

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Grywit.

GRYWIT Anna Jankowiak
Ul. Sopocka 7
80-299 Gdańsk, Poland
Tel.: 602-775-961


Why Corruption Cannot Stop in Nigeria

Majority of Nigerians don't mind if their government is corrupt as long the President, governors and other public officials share the loot.
They call it You Chop, I Chop.

That is why corruption cannot stop in Nigeria.

Incorruptible people are the most endangered species in Nigeria.

Read my book, "In the House of Dogs" to see how corruption became the popular lifestyle of majority of Nigerians.

It is distributed by Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other booksellers.

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

NTA Can Launch Cable TV Network within 12 Months

The Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) can launch a cable TV network within 12 months to compete with MultiChoice of South Africa and StarTimes of China.

Majority of Nigerians cannot afford the increasing subscriptions to the cable TV networks in Africa's most populous country of over 220 million people.

The solution is having a Nigerian owned cable TV network with subscriptions affordable to majority of people in Nigeria.


The first and the best book series on Nollywood and the Nigerian film industry published since 2013.

Friday, April 21, 2023

Full List of AMVCA 9 Nominees

Full List of  AMVCA 9 Nominees

The 9th annual Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards judging panel led by this year’s Head Judge; film director, producer and writer Femi Odugbemi, has given these industry leaders the nod for their stellar work. 

In no particular order


Best Unscripted Original

Come Play Naija

Off Air with Gbemi & Toolz

Judging Matters

Rock That Aisle Again



King Bugar

Best Original Drama Series powered by Moniepoint



The Rishantes

To Have and To Hold

Accra Medic

Dirty Laundry



Junior Drama Club

A Infiltrada


Best Original Comedy Series


The Johnsons

My Siblings and I



Uncle Limbani


Njoro Wa Uba


The Return Of Original Comedy

Best Original Telenovela











Best Actress In A Drama, Movie Or TV Series powered by Pepsi         

Anikulapo – Bimbo Ademoye

Flawsome – Ini Dima-Okojie

Ile Owo – Immaculata Oko Kasum

Man of God – Osas Ighodaro

Flawsome – Enado Odigie

The Planters Plantation – Nimo Loveline

Strained – Queen Nwokoye

Shanty Town – Nse Ikpe-Etim

Shanty Town – Ini Edo

Wura – Scarlet Gomez

Best Actress In A Comedy/TV Series powered by Onga - Promasidor  

Battle On Buka Street – Mercy Johnson

Battle On Buka Street – Funke Akindele

Passport – Mercy Johnson Okojie

Selina – Bimbo Ademoye

Visa On Arrival – Albert Oluwatoyin

Married To Work – Grace Wacuka

Best Actor In A Comedy Drama, Movie Or TV Series powered by Twisco - Promosidor

The Razz Guy – Nosa Afolabi

Inside Life – Samuel Perry 'Broda Shaggi'

Unintentional – Kunle Idowu

Inside Life – Adokiye Horsfall 'Romeo_WJ'

Battle On Buka Street – Nkem Owoh

Survivors – Samuel A. Perry (Broda Shaggi)

Just Friends – Charles Etubiebi

City Hustler – Charles Inojie

Aki & PawPaw – Chinedu Ikedieze

Inside Life – Nedu Ani (Nedu Wazobia)

Best Actor In A Drama, Movie Or TV Series Powered By Indomie       

Shanty Town – Chidi Mokeme

The Trade – Blossom Chukwujekwu

All The Colours Of The World Are Between Black and White – Tope Tedela

King of Thieves (Agesinkole) – Femi Adebayo

Black Mail – O.C. Ukeje

Tembele – Nkakalukanyi Patriq

Kofa – Daniel Etim-Effiong

Choke – Chimezie Imo

Brotherhood – Tobi Bakre

Four Four Forty Four – Ruchard Mofe Damijo

Best Supporting Actor (Movie/TV Series) powered by Supa Komando

County 49 – James Webbo

Anikulapo – Yinka Quadri

The Razz Guy – Bucci Franklin

Anikulapo – Taiwo Hassan

Brotherhood – OC Ukeje

Gacal – Abdisattar Ahmed

Bedroom Chains – Jeffroberts Walusimbi

Best Supporting Actress In A Drama, Movie Or TV Series powered by Indomie        

On Your Own – Ivie Okujaye

Brotherhood – Toni Tones

Anikulapo – Sola Sobowale

Love In A Pandemic – Teniola Aladese

Four Four Forty Four  – Efe Irele

Kofa – Gina Castel

Best Online Social Content Creator powered by Zagg   

Nollywood Epic Love Story Parody (The Finale) – Tee Kuro

Husband’s Side Chick – Steve Chuks

My Sweet Mother Inlaw – Isbae U

VIP Bathroom – Abiola

Back From the Future – Elozonam & Kiekie

Quick Pronunciations – Kenzy Udosen

Soldiers at War (Compilation) – Oluwadolarz & Abayomi Alvin

The Activist – Edem Victor

Fake Alert with Mercy Johnson – Adeaga Bukunmi

Iya Barakat Teropi Secxxion  – Bimbo Ademoye

Best Short Film Or Online Video powered by MTN       

Teniola Zara King ­– Teju's Tale

Nkem Nwaturuocha – The Song Maiden

Usama Mukwaya, Loukman Ali – Sixteen Rounds

Victor Onwudiwe & Goodnews Erico Isika   – Away

Adeoye Adetunji – Pa Aromire

Gbenga Salu – Convictus

Uzoamaka Aniunoh – Love Language


Best Writer In Movie Or TV Series

The Trade – Jade Osiberu

Kanaani – Tunde Apalowo & Jeffery Musa David

Diiche Episode 5 – Sodi Kurubo, Stephanie Dadet & Victor Aghahowa

Battle On Buka Street – Funke Akindele, Jack'enneth Opukeme, Stephen Oluboyo & Jemine Edukugho

King of Thieves (Agesinkole) – Yinka Laoye

Choke  – Uche Ateli

Anikulapo – Sola Dada

Best Art Director (Movie Or TV Series)    

Brotherhood – Olugbenga Ogunshina and Joy Kadiri

Crime & Justice – Pat Nebo & Temple Chima Adighije

King Of Thieves (Agesinkole) – Wale Adeleke

Battle On Buka Street – Olatunji Afolayan

Shanty Town – Olalekan Isiaka

Almajiri – Toka Mcbaror

Diiche – Uche Nwaohiri & Tunde Lawal

Best Lighting Designer In Movie Or TV Series     

Crime & Justice – Francis Wanyahdeh

Brotherhood – Mathew Yusuf

Anikulapo – Lanre Omofaiye

Shanty Town – Walter Odhiambo

Ile Owo – Ismail Adewunmi

Four Four Forty Four  – Muri Salami

Diiche – Francis Wanyahdeh & Ebuka Enejere

Real Housewives Of Lagos – Renaldo Van Den Berg, Emmanuel Patrick, David Otuokere

Tarella – Godwin Lawal

Flawsome – Segun Adeleke

Best Documentary powered by 2sure

 Awaiting Trial – Chude Jideowo

100 Of Us – Best Okoduwa

Truck Blind Spot – Nathaniel George

Green: The Amazons – Charles F. Solomon, Oluchi Nsofor, Aaron Olayemi & Famous Odion

Nigeria: The Debut – Nora Awolowo

Way to the Top – Charles F. Solomon

Baby Blues – Nora Awolowo

Best Indigenous Language Movie Or TV Series: Swahili

Safari – Phoebe Ruguru & Njue Kevin

Barakatatu – Malcom Hamisi

Click Click Bang – Philip Karanja Njenga

Frida – Wilson Nkya & Jane Moshi

Mpiganaji – Daniel Manege

Dau – Freddy Feruzi

Mvanmizi (The Intruder) – Wilson Nkya

Best Indigenous Language Movie Or TV Series: Yoruba

Anikulapo – Kunle Afolayan

Ogeere Ololade – Tijani-Ebong

Abebi Seranko Seniyan – Funmi Bank Anthony & Abdullahi Abdulrasaq

Mr Raji – Okusanya Bayonle Samson

Morenikeji – Karamot Adeboye

Best Indigenous Language Movie Or TV Series: Hausa

Aisha – Abubakar Bashir Maishadda

Kwana Casa'In – Evans Ejiogu

Lulu Da A – Ty Shaban

Guzama – Nancy Yiljep

Best Indigenous Language Movie Or TV Series: Igbo powered by Amstel Malta       

Ifediche – Brown Ene, Victor Onwudiwe & Ben Cassie

The Bride Price (Imego) – Trinity Ugonabo

Uhuruchi – Victor Iyke

Ijeoma – Shileola A. Ibironke

Ego Mbute – Shileola A. Ibironke

Best Soundtrack In Movie Or TV Series powered by Amstel Malta     

 Anikulapo – Kent Edunjobi

King of Thieves (Agesinkole) – Adam Songbird & Tolu Obanro

Shanty Town – Jaysynths & Hotkid

Black Mail – Joel Christian Goffin

Battle On Buka Street – Gbas Gbos by Tolu Obanro & Adam Songbird

Obara' M – Q Rodney Abia, Angelo Anosike & Kayode Kasum

L.I.F.E. – Abiola Olayinka, Gomez Tito and Tolu Obanro 

Best Picture Editor In Movie Or TV Series           

Brotherhood – Martini Akande

Crime & Justice – Holmes Awa & Daniel Tom

Anikulapo – Temitope Folarin

Ile Owo – Adio Solanke

King Of Thieves (Agesinkole) – Sanjo Adegoke

Tembele – Kimera Paul

Diiche – Banjo Onyekachi, Winston Aig-Ohioma, Oluwaseun Adeosun

Ijakumo The Born Again Stripper – Steve Sodiya

Battle On Buka Street – Valentine Chukwuma

Best Sound Editor In Movie Or TV Series

Shanty Town – Kolade Kayode Morakinyo

Ile Owo – Dare Olaitan & Adio Solanke

Battle On Buka Street – Kolade Morakinyo & Pius Fatoke

Black Mail – Shiloh Godson

Anikulapo – Anu Afolayan

Ijakumo The Born Again Stripper – Kazeem Agboola

Obara' M – Q Rodney Abia, Angelo Anosike & Kayode Kasum

Bedroom Chains – Ismail Kyobe Ssebowa

The Set Up 2 – Grey Jones

Click Click Bang – Fredrick Karumba

L.I.F.E – Abiola Olayinka, Gomez Tito and Tolu Obanro

Best Cinematographer powered by Tecno

Crime & Justice – Yinka Edward

Tembele – Ekuka Ishaq

Shanty Town – Jonathan Kovel

Brotherhood – Loukman Ali

Diiche – Charles Oleghe

Ijakumo The Born Again Stripper – Idowu Adedapo

Real Housewives Of Lagos – Mex Ossai, Philip Okpokoro, Esmond Igho, KC Obiajulu & Goke Oyerinde

Anikulapo – Jonathan Kovel

Flawsome – Idowu Adedapo (Mr Views)

Jolly Roger – Paul Gambit

Best Director powered by Close Up      

Black Mail – Obi Emelonye

Anikulapo – Kunle Afolayan

All The Colours Of The World Are Between Black and White – Babatunde Apalowo

Brotherhood – Loukman Ali

Shanty Town – Dimeji Ajibola

Tembele – Mugisha Herbert Morris

King Of Thieves (Agesinkole) – Adebayo Tijani & Tope Adebayo

The Trade – Jade Osiberu

Man Of God – Bolanle Austen-Peters

Diiche – Tolu Ajayi, Fiyin Gambo, Ifeoma Chukwuogo & James Omokwe

Best Makeup Artist Movie Or TV Series

 Anikulapo – Hakeem Effects Onilogbo

Shanty Town – Maryam Ndukwe & Hakeem Effects Onilogbo

King of Thieves (Agesinkole) – Francisca Otaigbe

The Trade – Carina SFX

Tarella – Sandra Oyiana-Ogbeni

Ile Owo – Feyzo Artistry

Battle On Buka Street – Hakeem Effects Onilogbo & Jemila Sedik

Best Movie East Africa        

Click Click Bang – Philip Karanja Njenga

Karamoja – Eleanor Nwabiso

Bedroom Chains – Hassan Mageye

Baba Twins – Lucy Mwangi

Married To Work – Nadira Shakur

Dial M For Maya – Gashumba Emmanuel

Tembele – Mugisha Herbert Morris

Gacal – Omar Hamza

Mvamizi (The Intruder) – Wilson Nkya & Philipo Ngonyani

Frida – Wilson Nkya & Jane Moshi

Best Movie Southern Africa

Silver Lining – Emmanuel Mwape

Jewel – Elvis Chucks

Ke Bona Spoko – Leburugraphy

Multichoice Talent Factory

Amstel Malta 





A Quiet Intruder        


Best Movie West Africa powered by  Quickteller

 Four Four Forty Four  – Winifred Mena Ajakpovi

Anikulapo – Kunle Afolayan

Kanaani – Rent-A-Studio & Native Media TV

Obara' M – Kayode Kasum

Choke – Chris Odeh

Brotherhood – Jade Osiberu

Red Carpet – Samira Yakubu

 Best Television Series powered by  Verve

Crime & Justice Lagos – Yinka Edward

Diiche – James Omokwe

The Plan – Dimbo Atiya, Rahama Sadau, Safina Mellisa

When are we getting married – Ife Olujuyigbe, Kayode Kasum

Visa On Arrival Season 1 – Bovi Ugboma, Ann Obaseki

The Real Housewives of Lagos – Adeola Art-Alade & Dare Art Alade

Single Kiasi – Grace Kahaki & Philippe Bresson

Flawsome – Tola Odunsi & Akin Akinkugbe

County 49 – Millicent Ogutu

Game On Season 2 –Vincent Nwachukwu

Best Costume Designer Movie/TV Series powered by  Zagg

Four Four Forty Four  – Millicent Jack

Brotherhood – Ezugworie Franca

Man of God – Bolanle Austen-Peters, Clement Effanga, Juliana Dede

Anikulapo – Toyin Ogundeji

The Real Housewives of Lagos Reunion Episode – Adeola Art-Alade

Shanty Town – Bunmi Fashina, Tiannah Empire & Secrets of April

Nnewi The Land of Gold – Kingsley Okoye Rex

Best Overall Movie powered by  Amstel Malta

Anikulapo   – Kunle Afolayan

Battle On Buka Street – Funke Akindele

Brotherhood – Jade Osiberu

King Of Thieves (Agesinkole) – Femi Adebayo

Four Four Forty Four  – Winfred Mena-Ajakpovi

Ile Owo – Kayode Kasum

Tembele – Mugisha Herbet Morris



Wednesday, April 19, 2023

See The 100 Most Influential People of 2023: TIME100

Time Magazine

See The 100 Most Influential People of 2023 | TIME100


Published: April 2023

All people in this work:

Ali Wong - Actor

Angela Bassett - Actor

Aubrey Plaza - Actor

Austin Butler - Actor

Colin Farrell - Actor

Drew Barrymore - Actor

Jennifer Coolidge - Actor

Jerrod Carmichael - Actor

Ke Huy Quan - Actor

Lea Michele - Actor

Michael B. Jordan - Actor

Natasha Lyonne - Actor

Pedro Pascal - Actor

Shah Rukh Khan - Actor

Zoe Saldana - Actor

Kylian Mbappé - Athlete

Lionel Messi - Athlete

Patrick Mahomes II - Athlete

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter - Entertainer

Doja Cat - Entertainer

Steve Lacy - Entertainer

Bella Hadid - Model

Padma Lakshmi - Self

Thom Browne - Self

Wolfgang Tillmans - Self

Joe Biden - Other

Sunday, April 16, 2023

NOLLYWOOD MIRROR : The Celebration of The Legacy of Peace Anyiam-Osigwe in Nollywood and African Cinema

The name of Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, MFR; will be written in gold in the history of Nollywood and African Cinema. 
I made the 2013 edition of the annual Africa Movie Academy Awards, (AMAA) the cover story of the first edition of the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR® Series to celebrate the unprecedented legacy of her visionary leadership in Nollywood and the Nigerian film industry. 
The first edition of the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR® Series documented the phenomenal first indie film industry in Africa producing thousands of home videos telling stories of Nigerians from the past to the present that caught the attention of the rest of the world to say WOW! African magic! That made Ivorian rebels in the bush to stop fighting during their civil war when a shipment of Nollywood DVDs arrived from Lagos. That Zambian mothers said their children were now talking with accents copied from Nollywood movies. That when a President of Sierra Leone asked Genevieve Nnaji to join him on the campaign trail he attracted record crowds at rallies, because of her. 
Yes, Nollywood is our African magic that hooked the world. 

The maiden edition of NOLLYWOOD MIRROR® SERIES is a celebration of the best of Nollywood with a full coverage of AMAA of 2013 with the theme, AFRICA ONE that epitomized the pan African Spirit of African Cinema. 

The following feature on the 20 years of the naming of "Nollywood" is dedicated to the legacy of Peace Anyiam-Osigwe. It will be published in the third edition of the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR® Series celebrating 40 Nigerian female filmmakers in Nigeria and the Diaspora.

20 Years Since The New York Times Named #Nollywood

Norimitsu Onishi was the Chief of The New York Times’s southern Africa bureau, based in Johannesburg when he discovered the phenomenon of the first indie film industry in Africa in 2002 in the hustle and bustle of Lagos city, the heart and soul of the guerilla filmmakers of Nigeria.

How The Times Named ‘Nollywoodin 2002

"It’s like Hollywood or Bollywood but in Nigeria — Nollywood!I told my editor."
Norimitsu Onishi.

The name of Nollywood has become the identity of the Nigerian film industry even though the making of the genre started in the 1980s which I have chronicled in my widely read and shared article, 

The Nollywood Phenomenon: From Analog to Digital - SHADOW & ACT

The article shows the evolution of Nollywood over the years and how the digital cinema revolution has made a critical impact in the advancement of Nollywood since 2002.

It is now 30 years since the production of the first Nollywood blockbuster, "Living in Bondage" by Chris Obi Rapu in 1992 written and produced by Kenneth Nnebue and Okechukwu Ogunjiofor. And as we say in Lagos, many waters have passed under the Eko Bridge from 1992 to 2022.

Traditional filmmakers of the old school of filmmaking on celluloid still say Nollywood is video and not cinema. But top people in the global film industry said: Every region has unique stories to tell. And we should encourage them to tell their stories first and not be hindered by the technical requirements for professional film production. That the first thing is to supply on demand, because it was the overwhelming quantity of Nollywood home videos in the 1990s that attracted the rest of the world before the improvements in the quality. 

There have been significant improvements in the quality of the movies as Nollywood filmmakers have been adapting to current developments in filmmaking by using the same digital cinema cameras used by their counterparts in Bollywood and Hollywood following international standards in film and TV productions.

The improvement in the quality of the content has attracted the leading International acquisition and distribution companies, major studios and OTT video streaming services from America and Europe. Netflix, Disney and Amazon are now demanding for the best content in Nollywood and well produced movies have been acquired. 

There have been international productions of Nigerian movies featuring top Hollywood actors such as "The Amazing Grace" of 2006 directed by Jeta Amata, written by Jeta Amata and Nick Moran and produced by Jeta Amata and Alicia Arce with top roles by Joke Silva, Nick Moran and Scott Cleverdon; "Black November" directed by Jeta Amata in 2012, starring Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Fred Amata, Sarah Wayne Callies, Nse Ikpe Etim, OC Ukeje, Vivica Fox, Anne Heche, Persia White, Akon, Wyclef Jean and Mbong Amata; "30 Days in Atlanta" directed by Robert O' Peters and produced by AY Makun in 2014 starring Starring AY Makun, Ramsey Nouah, Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD), Desmond Elliot, Vivica A. Fox, Lynn Whitfield, Karlie Redd, Majid Michel, Omoni Oboli, Racheal Oniga, Yemi Blaq and Juliet Ibrahim; "A Trip To Jamaica" directed by Robert O' Peters and produced by AY Makun in 2016 starring AY Makun,Funke Akindele, Nse Ikpe Etim, Dan Davies, Eric Roberts and others; "Esohe" directed by Charles Uwagbai and Robert O' Peters in 2018 starring Jimmy Jean Louis, Misty Lockheart, Desmond Elliot, Chris Attoh, Bimbo Manuel, Ufuoma McDermott, Toyin Aimakhu, Jemima Osunde and Monica Omorodion Swaida; "A Soldier's Story 2" of 2020 directed by Frankie Ogar and produced by Martin Gbados, starring  Eric Roberts, John J Vogel Jr, Alex Usifo, Akin Lewis, Segun Arinze, Linda Ejiofor, Somkele Idhalama, Michelle Dede, Daniel K. Daniel, Tope Tedela, Baaj Adebule, Samabasa Nzeribe and others; "Christmas in Miami" of 2021 directed by Robert O'Peters and produced by AY Makun starring Ayo Makun, Osita Iheme, Richard Mofe-Damijo, IK Ogbonna, Kent Morita, Raquel Lamanna, Manoj Chandra, Malcolm Burtchett, Nadya Marie, Tanya Price, Barry Piacente and Catherine Olsen and Adah Obekpa's "The American King" of 2021 starring Enyinna Nwigwe, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Andrew Howard and Nick Moran who has been playing prominent roles in the international productions of Nollywood movies since the 2000s to date. 
"The American King" directed and produced by Dr. Adah Obekpa, a Nigerian medical doctor in America. The romantic comedy featured famous African American singer, Akon with top Hollywood and Nollywood stars.

It is importan we document the new developments in Nollywood since 2002 to date for film history and film studies. That is why I working on a documentary film on "Nollywood Rising: The New Generation".

- By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima,
The first book series on Nollywood and the Nigerian film industry published since 2013.
Special hardcover editions are available for purchase from Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.


#Peace #Peaceanyiamosigwe #Nollywood #Nigeria #Africa #movies #cinema #TV #series #filmmaking #filmmaker #legacy #film #building 


Friday, April 14, 2023

2023 Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection

The 76th edition of the festival will run May 16-27.

Official Selection 2023


Opening Film
  • Jeanne du Barry, Maiwenn
  • A Brighter TomorrowNanni Moretti
  • About Dry Grasses, Nuri Bilge Ceylan
  • Anatomy Of A Fall, Justine Triet
  • Asteroid City, Wes Anderson
  • Banel Et Adama, Ramata-Toulaye Sy
  • Club Zero, Jessica Hausner
  • Fallen Leaves, Aki Kaurismaki
  • Firebrand, Karim Aïnouz
  • Four Daughters, Kaouther Ben Hania
  • Jeunesse, Wang Bing
  • Kidnapped, Marco Bellocchio
  • La Chimera, Alice Rohrwacher
  • La Passion De Dodin Bouffant, Tran Anh Hung
  • Last Summer, Catherine Breillat
  • May December, Todd Haynes
  • Monster, Hirokazu Kore-eda
  • The Old Oak, Ken Loach
  • Perfect Days, Wim Wenders
  • The Zone Of Interest, Jonathan Glazer

Out Of Competition

  • Cobweb, Kim Jee-Woon
  • The Idol, Sam Levinson
  • Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny, James Mangold
  • Jeanne du Barry, Maiwenn (opening film)
  • Killers Of The Flower Moon, Martin Scorsese

Midnight Screenings

  • Acide, Just Philippot
  • Kennedy, Anurag Kashyap
  • Omar La Fraise, Elias Belkeddar

Cannes Premiere

  • Bonnard, Pierre And Marthe, Martin Provost
  • Cerrar Los Ojos (Fermer Les Yeux), Victor Erice
  • Kubi, Takeshi Kitano
  • Le Temps D’aimer, Katell Quillévéré

Special Screenings

  • Le Bruit Du Temps, Anselm Kiefer, Wim Wenders
  • Man In Black, Wang Bing
  • Occupied City, Steve McQueen
  • Pictures Of Ghosts, Kleber Mendonça Filho

Un Certain Regard

  • The Breaking Ice, Anthony Chen
  • The Buriti Flower, João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora
  • The Delinquents, Rodrigo Moreno
  • Goodbye Julia, Mohamed Kordofani
  • Hopeless, Kim Chang-hoon
  • How To Have Sex, Molly Manning Walker
  • If Only I Could Hibernate, Zoljargal Purevdash
  • Le Regne Animal, Thomas Cailley (UCR opening film)
  • Les Meutes, Kamal Lazraq
  • The Mother Of All Lies, Asmae El Moudir
  • The New Boy, Warwick Thornton
  • Omen, Baloji Tshiani
  • Rien À Perdre, Delphine Deloget
  • Rosalie, Stephanie di Giusto
  • The Settlers, Felipe Gálvez
  • Simple Comme Sylvain, Monia Chokri
  • Terrestrial Verses, Ali Asgari, Alireza Khatami

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Nigerian Elections 2023: GeoPoll Post-Election Survey

Nigeria Elections: what happened?

Nigeria went into General elections on 25 February 2023. GeoPoll conducted a nationwide survey to assess public perception before the election. After the highly charged election, we followed up with yet another survey to learn about people’s voting experiences on election day, as well as their confidence in the election process and results. 

After four days of vote tallying, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of Nigeria formally declared Bola Tinubu the winner of the country’s highly contested presidential election. The declaration is not without controversy, however, as multiple opposition parties have disputed the legitimacy of the election and promised to challenge the results in court. For his part, president-elect Tinubu has appealed for reconciliation with his rivals and urged all Nigerians to unite behind his administration when he takes office in May.

GeoPoll conducted a survey prior to the election to gauge public sentiment about the state of the country, people’s trust in the electoral process, and their intention to vote. Now that the presidential election is over, GeoPoll implemented a follow-up study to learn about people’s voting experiences on election day, as well as their confidence in the election process and results.

Findings from the post-election survey are detailed in this post. To view the full results, filterable by question, state, gender, and age group, scroll down to the Interactive Data Dashboard.

Voting Experience

See complete analysis with data of the statistics on