Connect with us

Entertainment

Filmmaker, Nodash to represent Nigeria at Pan African Film Festival

Published

on

 

Award winning filmmaker, Adekunle ‘Nodash’ Adejuiyigbe, will represent Nigeria at the prestigious Pan-African Film Festival (PAFF).

PAFF is the U.S.’ largest gathering of black filmmakers, audiences and other stakeholders from around the world.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Adejuiyigbe will screen his record-breaking film, ‘The Delivery Boy’ which explores the backstory of terrorists in the most intriguing way.

He shared the news on his Instagram page @i_am_nodash, highlighting the importance of the representation for Nigerian cinema.

He said, “Once again, I have been invited to represent Something Unusual Studios, The Elite Film Team (TEFT), Nigeria and Nigerian Cinema at the largest black film festival in the US.

“I am humbled by the honour. It is a reminder to me, and to all filmmakers, that the world is paying attention to Nigerian cinema.

“We must remember to pay even more attention to ourselves and to our work.
Hollywood is proof that we can entertain, make money and elevate our people at the same time.

“And for the people outside the film industry, remember that most of us formed our impressions about America, India and China through their films before we ever met their citizens,” he said.

Adejuiyigbe noted that audiences from around the world will form their opinions of Nigeria through the impressions created by our films.

He said, “You already pay a lot of attention to your appearance, corporate branding because you know first impressions matter.

“Well, going forward, the first impressions will be made on Netflix, Disney, Amazon prime, and at international film festivals.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Entertainment

Just In: Naira Marley in court over Abuja concert

Published

on

Nigerian artiste, Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley, has been taken to the Lagos State Special Offences Court at Ikeja.

As of press time, The PUNCH learnt that the police had filed charges against him for violating the COVID-19 order banning interstate travels earlier put in place to curb the spread of coronavirus.

The ‘Tesumole’ crooner left Lagos for the Federal Capital Territory for a concert on Saturday, July 13.

The concert, which held at the Jabi Lake Mall, drew public outrage.

The government thereafter shut down and mall and stopped the operation of the airline whose plane he chartered.

The Inspector-General of Police was said to have ordered Naira Marley’s arrest.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said Naira Marley presented himself at the command headquarters on Thursday.

“We are in court as we speak. He will be arraigned for violating the interstate travel order. That is the aspect that concerns Lagos State,” he added.

The Punch

Continue Reading

Celebrity Corner

My husband fully supported me when I acted half naked – Actress Tope Adeoye

Published

on

Tope Adeoye

Rising star, Tope Adeoye has revealed that her husband is the brain behind her new movie, SADE IHOHO where she acted half naked.

Adeoye says her role in the movie is the most challenging so far due to her going half naked but with constant encouragement and push from her better half, she was able to deliver , she told The Root Media Celebrity Corner on Friday.

“SHADE IHOHO was a very challenging movie for me because I had to be half naked according to the script. This was hard for me because I have never done anything like that before. It is a true life story so I had to portray the true character of the lady involved. This brought in a lot of criticisms from people. At first it got to me but my husband supported me all the way because he gave me the go ahead to do it.

The movie which is her second work as a producer will be released anytime soon, she disclosed.

The former sportswoman who began as a make-up artiste in the make-believe world spoke extensively on the challenges she encountered at home when she ventured into acting.

Being the only child of her parents, Adeoye’s decision to become an actress caused a rift between her and her mother in which she had to leave the house for 18 months.

According to her, the decision caused a rift between her and her mother but they reconciled after her boss, Femi Adebayo intervened.

“When I decided to go into acting, it was a thug of war between my mum and I. she never wanted me to go into acting. I left the house for 1year and half.

“When I left home, I slept at the rehearsal premises for 3 months. Then, Titi Adebayo (Femi Adebayo’s sister) and my friend, Aishat Lawal heard about it they spoke with my boss, Femi Adebayo and explained everything to him. He took me in and treated me like family, I spent nothing less than 1 year and 3month in his house. Later he took me home to plead with my mum and she accepted me back. When I graduated from the J15 academy, she finally accepted my profession”, she narrated.

Asides Shade Ihoho, Tope Adeoye has produced Ijawa, Eli and others in the pipeline.

Speaking on her role models in the movie industry, Adeoye says “Femi Adebayo is a boss, mentor and role model who has inspired me to be the best in me chosen career. Also, famous Ghanaian actress, Jackie Appiah is another person that I look up to in the industry. I love her acting prowess and how she interprets her roles perfectly.”

Adeoye gave a word of advice to those aspiring to join the industry, she said “Be yourself and try to be creative, Always learn to learn everyday and always be positive, Though, the road may be rough and tough but with creative content and hardwork, you will be noticed.”

Continue Reading

Entertainment

BBNaija (Video): That moment Kidwayya went deep, Erica moans as they engage in hot romance

Published

on

The drama never ends in the popular TV show, Big Brother Naija lockdown season as Erica and Kidwayya were seen making out last night.

While engrossed in the make-out session, pretty Erica was seen moaning as Kidwayya must have gone a little deeper down there.

Earlier the day, the pair had been first seen on the sofa chatting and flirting with Kiddwaya caressing Erica’s naked bum with one hand and the opposite round her neck.

The housemates, Erica and Kiddwaya later ended up within the duvet, where they had an intense make-out session. At one level, Erica could possibly be heard moaning because it seems Kiddwaya went a little bit bit far down there.

Fans of the popular TV show has however reacted, some hailing Kidwayya for giving Erica utmost sati

Watch the video:

Continue Reading

Trending