Category: Moving Pictures

Coronation of a New King of Drama

By Fred Akanni, editor-at-large Beeta Universal Arts Foundation, BUAF, will be coronating a new winning playwright this Wednesday, January 30, 2019. In the middle of a busy work day in Lagos, the non-profit will unveil the winner of its 2018 playwright competition: the second Beeta Playwright Competition (BPC), at the Muson Centre in the Onikan […]

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Light is Finally Here

“Light In The Dark“, which has been part of the cocktail circuit conversation for close to a year, finally has a release date: January 25, 2019. The romance thriller is very much talked about largely because it features such stars as Rita Dominic and Joke Silva, and not in small roles. But it is a […]

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Will Any Movie Measure Up to King of Boys?

By Toyin Akinosho That Kemi Adetiba’s King of Boys arrived the cinemas several weeks before the Yuletide period, suggested it would be out of the screening rooms by the time the season’s releases arrive. But No. The sprawling, three hour take on Crime and Politics in the land is still firmly on the viewing agenda. […]

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Local Content Craze Fuels Box Office Boom in Nigeria

Powered by growing demand for local content and a rapidly expanding theatrical sector, Nigeria is expected to hit box-office highs in 2018, with the industry on track to shatter the record it set last year… Click here to read full article ______________________________________ Please Share Our Article On Social Media

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“I am Far More Useful Outside”-TK Resigns

Nigeria’s top filmmaker, Tunde Kelani, has walked out of the job of the umpire for quality and ethics of Nigerian films. He resigned from the high and lofty position of Chairman of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), the industry regulator, last week. “Let me tell you something”, he said to “I am […]

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Film Review: ‘King of Boys’ is everything and nothing you expect

Ms Sobowale is the physical embodiment of the theatre actress, constantly projecting with her voice and body language to ensure even the people in the cheap seats get as much bang for their buck. It is a hard trait to shake off, even when HD cameras allow you carrying a world of meaning in an […]

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Nwelue Wins a Film Director Prize at Newark Film Festival

By Harris Nathan, Film correspondent Onyeka Nwelue has won the Best Director Award for a Feature Film at the Newark International Film Festival. “I want to share the good news that I won the Best Director Award at the Newark International Film Festival on Sunday September 9, 2018”, Nwelue informed Bookartville.com in a Whatsapp message. […]

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Soyinka’s Ake Film Released on Amazon

Story and photos by Dapo Adeniyi Ake, the film adaptation of Wole Soyinka’s classic childhood memoir Ake, The Years of Childhood is now available on Amazon and other global platforms. Set during World War II years, the story combines a beautiful child-view narrative with resonances from the war as heard and imagined in Soyinka’s hometown […]

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Maiming and Murder For Spiritual Uplift

By Amara Iwuala Much as people are free to embrace superstitious beliefs and creeds of their choice, the enforcement of strong penalties on individuals and groups whose practices violate the rights of fellow human beings is a sure way to maintain egalitarianism in the society. White Potion is the story of the murder and maiming […]

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Whitney Houston: “Success does not change people”

By Amara Iwuala The beauty of a fabulously told story in documentary film-making is that although the audience may know the outcome, they are, nonetheless, captivated by the events that lead to the end because the film-maker chooses irradiating moments that also offer maximum entertainment. British film-maker Nick Broomfield makes Whitney, Can I be Me?, […]

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