Category: Box Office

See Who’s Likely to Overtake Netflix

          Is Netflix likely to lead the way in online streaming for a long time to come? Every streaming service worth its salt has gained subscribers, as the world’s eight billion people have largely stayed indoors in the past quarter and half, due to one lockdown order or the other. Hulu, […]

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Box Office Formula: Okpaleke Ushers in Nollywood 3.0

          Even though there was a period that sequels were a fad in Nollywood, hardly anyone thought about making sequels to old Nollywood classics until Living in Bondage: Breaking Free was released last year. The movie, a follow up to the original which marked the emergence of ‘Nollywood’ as we now […]

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How Virus Could Help Arts And Entertainment Find Its Digital Voice

          Arts and entertainment have never really taken full advantage of the digital space. Now COVID-19 will help them to. As Public gatherings are banned in Lagos and several other states, Art Galleries have shut down, Terrakukture has cancelled its current theatre shows and upcoming Easter shows in April.  Davido, Teni, […]

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Netflix: More Than A Film Maker’s Meal Ticket

In a bid to escape the competition at home, Netflix is beginning to focus on market expansion abroad. This head-start against fellow competitors like Disney+, Comcast’s Peacock, and AT&T’s HBO Max for the video streaming soul of the African continent was expected. It is a five-year project that started in 2015, with blockbusters such as […]

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Netflix Wants to Be In ‘Naija’s Mind’, Despite Counting Pennies

Netfix does not want to ignore the Nigerian scene, despite the abysmally low subscription figure in the country. The global movie/TV streaming service is making far more money in South Africa than in Nigeria, but it has come to shoot a TV series in the country, just months after concluding a similar shoot at the […]

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The Bondage Story – Good Wine Needs no Bush

            An Igbo adage, coming across with the same sentiments as the Title above,  says that a good product sells itself. The interest generated by Living in Bondage: Breaking Free, the second sequel to the phenomenal Living in Bondage, has been quite intense. It is the song on almost every […]

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East of England: A Call for Under-Represented Writers

Norwich’s National Centre for Writing opens applications for its 2020 Escalator Talent Development Scheme for fiction writers in eastern England. The effort is to support “under-represented voices,” and what’s specifically meant by that is “early career writers who self-identify as [being] from a working-class background, or whom wouldn’t ordinarily have the opportunity to benefit from […]

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TV Commercials Were the Foundation

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They Don’t Get My Money

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I Made Money to Make My Movies-Odugbemi

The filmmaker Femi Odugbemi has provided an option for budding producers who want to make their own kind of movies without depending on structures that constrain creatives to doing what the market wants. “The way I built my career was that I did a lot of TV commercials, made money from it and from making […]

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