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Nigeria’s ‘Milkmaid’ Inspired by Kidnapping of Chikbok Schoolgirls

Even though Nigeria has a flourishing film industry called Nollywood, 2020 was the first year that the country entered Oscar’s international film race. Nigeria had submitted a film the previous year, but it was deemed ineligible. This year, the country pinned its hopes on “The Milkmaid,” written and directed by Desmond Ovbiagele. Even though the […] (

Namaste Wahala: Does the real-life mirror the film?

Do real-life couples face the same difficulties as those depicted in the Bollywood-Nollywood crossover? (

From Manchester to Nollywood film-making

Mathew Alajogun has directed his first movie in Nigeria's Nollywood film industry. (

Nigeria’s IROKO plans to go public on the London Stock Exchange AIM in 2022

IROKO, a Nigerian-based media company, could file to go public in the next 12 months on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) Alternative Investment Market. Founded by Jason Njoku and Bastian Gotter in 2011, IROKO boasts the largest online catalog of Nollywood film content globally. According to this report, the media company will raise between $20 […] (

Nollywood producer Mo Abudu: ‘Our lives matter, our stories matter’

EbonyLife media CEO Mo Abudu explains why African filmmakers need to be the ones to tell African stories. (

Covid-19: How Nollywood is coping with an industry shutdown

The coronavirus pandemic has halted Nollywood productions, costing millions. (

Genevieve Nnaji's rise from Nollywood to Netflix

Her film's disqualification from the Oscars may well act as a springboard for future success. (

Nollywood actress: 'I was asked for sex in exchange for roles in films'

Nene Nwayo says she's been asked for sex and to bleach her skin to get roles in Nigerian films. (

Africa Roundup: Canal+ acquires ROK, Flutterwave and Alipay partner, OPay raises $50M

in July, French television company Canal+ acquired the ROK film studio from VOD company IROKOtv. Canal+ would not disclose the acquisition price, but confirmed there was a cash component of the deal. Founded by Jason Njoku  in 2010 — and backed by $45 million  in VC — IROKOtv boasts the world’s largest online catalog of Nollywood: a Nigerian movie […] (

Nigerian special effects makeup artist on creating gore for Nollywood

Meet the special effects makeup artist creating blood and gore for the Nigerian film industry. (

Nigeria:Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde Joins Oscars Voting Academy

[Guardian] Veteran Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekiende, popularly known as Omosexy has just been invited on board to join the membership of the Oscars voting Academy. (

Nigeria:I Enjoy Staring At Myself While Bathing - Moyo Lawal

[Vanguard] Feisty Nollywood actress, Moyo Lawal, is never out of circulation when it comes to being in the eye of the social media storm. Lately, the Badagry-born screen diva has been so active on her Instagram page popping amoral questions, one after the other and on daily basis. (

Nigeria:Actor Kanayo O Kanayo to Contest for House of Reps

[Premium Times] A Nollywood actor, Kanayo O Kanayo, has declared his intention to represent his community at the Federal House of Representatives. (

Nigeria:Nollywood Actress, Fiberesima, Launches Environment Award

[Premium Times] Nollywood actress, Ibinabo Fiberesima, has announced the launch of the first ever Nigeria Environment Award. (

Nigeria:Actress Mercy Johnson's Mum Passes Away

[Premium Times] Nollywood actress Mercy Johnson Okojie has lost her mother. (

Nigeria:Nollywood Actress, Aisha Abimbola, Dies in Canada

[Vanguard] The Nigerian movie industry, yesterday, was thrown into mourning as popular actress, Aisha Abimbola, reportedly died in a hospital in Canada. (

Nigeria:Nollywood Celebrities Grace Latest MTV Shuga's Movie Screening

[Daily Trust] Celebrities from Nigeria's bustling film industry attended the 'MTV Shuga In Real Life' movie screened to a private audience at the IMAX Cinemas, in Lekki, Lagos (

Nigeria:T-Boss Making Inroads Into Nollywood

[Vanguard] Since she landed her first major role in the movie, "Kada River" after leaving the BBNaija House in 2017, Tokunbo Idowu a.k.a T-Boss,seems to have fallen love with acting. The 2nd runner up in that reality TV show, recently starred in her third Nollywood movie,"Ajoche" after she also featured in the movie, "Sleeved", an Adeolu Adeniyi film, to set the tone for her inroads into Nollywood. (

Nigeria:Ramsey Nouah Speaks About Buhari, 2019, Nollywood

[Premium Times] Nollywood star, Ramsey Nouah, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari's administration of failing to keep Nigerians updated on its plans. (

Nigeria:How I Accidentally Killed Medical Doctor - Ibinabo Fiberisima

[Premium Times] Nollywood actress, Ibinabo Fiberisima, has once again opened up on her 'manslaughter' case, begging Nigerians and the family of the deceased for forgiveness. (

Nigeria:Actress Omoni Oboli Unveils New Book 'The Stars Are Ageless' At 40

[Premium Times] Nollywood actress and producer Omoni Oboli unveiled a new book, 'The Stars Are Ageless' to mark her 40th birthday. (

Broke, Homeless Ghanaian Nollywood Actor Pleads for Medical Assistance

[Nairobi News] Ailing Ghanaian actor Pslam Adjetefio has made a passionate appeal to well wishers, saying he is unable to raise funds for his medical treatment. (

Nigeria:Nollywood 3.0 - 'Ojukokoro', 3 Others Screen in U.S.

[Daily Trust] Nollywood movie, 'Ojukokoro', and three other Nollywood films - Oblivious, The Encounter, and Tell Me Sweet Something, were screened on Saturday night at Metrograph Theatre, New York. (

Nigeria:Four Nollywood Films Screen in U.S.

[Premium Times] Nollywood movie, 'Ojukokoro', and three other Nollywood films - Oblivious, The Encounter, and Tell Me Sweet Something, were screened on Saturday night at Metrograph Theatre, New York. (

Nigeria:Patience Ozokwo Welcomes 16th Grandchild

[Vanguard] Veteran Nollywood actress, Patience Ozokwo, popularly known as 'Mama Gee' welcomed her 16th grandchild on Wednesday. (

Nigeria:Nnedi Okorafor Calls On Nollywood to 'Create Complex Female Characters'

[Guardian] Acclaimed Nigerian-American science fiction writer, Nnedi Okorafor has called on Nollywood creative stakeholders to write more complex female characters for films. (

Nigeria:Hollywood John Boyega to Invest in Nollywood

[Vanguard] Hollywood actor, John Boyega has expressed willingness to invest in Nollywood to further boost the movie sector. (

Nigeria:Gabriel Afolayan's Wedding 'Shuts Down' Ibadan

[Premium Times] Following their introduction, Nollywood actor Gabriel Afolayan and his bride Banke had their traditional wedding in Ibadan on Thursday. (

Sony Pictures Television Developing Female Warrior Drama With Africa’s Ebony Life (

Nigeria:Jim Iyke Finally Falls in Love

[Vanguard] Nollywood bad boy, Jim Iyke, who took a long break from acting is due to return to the big screen on Friday, April 13, 2018 as the movie, "Lovebirds" hits the cinemas nationwide. (

Nigeria:Nollywood Shines in Hollywood

[Daily Trust] The Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood, made a historic outing to showcase some of Nigeria's best films - 93 DAYS, THE BRIDGE AND ISOKEN - at Hollywood, Los Angeles. (

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