Monday, October 22, 2018

We Are Still Waiting for the Great Nigerian Film


I pray that waiting for the great Nigerian film will not be like Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot ". Who never arrived.

We have been making films in Nigeria since  Geoffrey Barkas' Palaver of 1926, shot in northern Nigeria; Sam Zebba's "Fincho" (1957), the first film to be made in colour in Nigeria and Adamu Halilu, the first Nigerian indigenous filmmaker who made films in Hausa language with, "Baban Larai" in 1954. He also made "It Pays to Care" (1955), "Hausa Village" (1958), "Mama Learn a Lesson" (1963), "Child bride" (1971) and "Shehu Umar" (1979).

The great Nigerian novelist, Chinua Achebe looking into the camera during the film adaptation of his classic novels, "Things Fall Apart" and "No Longer at Ease" produced by Francis Oladele and directed by Hans Jürgen (Jason) Pohland in 1970. I have the production notes with photographs for anyone or organization that needs them.

The great stories are waiting.
The great actors are waiting.
The great locations are waiting.
But the great directors are missing.
We have good directors. But none of them has made a great Nigerian film in #Nollywood and #Kannywood.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

South African Western Thriller Tops 2018 AMAA in Kigali


Critically acclaimed South African western thriller, "Five Fingers for Marseilles" directed by Michael Matthews won the most coveted award for the best film and four other awards to top the 2018 annual Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) held Saturday night at the Intare Conference Arena in Kigali, Rwanda.


Synopsis:
Twenty years ago, the young 'Five Fingers' fought for the rural town of Marseilles, against brutal police oppression. Now, after fleeing in disgrace, freedom-fighter-turned-'outlaw' Tau returns to Marseilles, seeking only a peaceful pastoral life. When he finds the town under new threat, he must reluctantly fight to free it. Can he free himself from his past? Will the Five Fingers stand again?

Friday, October 19, 2018

No Box Office Hit in #Nollywood in 2018?


No Box Office Hit in #Nollywood in 2018?

PS: Any movie grossing less than the production and marketing budget in Nigerian cinemas is a flop.


Many Nigerian movies that were called called box office hits in Nigeria actually bombed ( flopped). I will not list them, because the filmmakers and film distributors don't like making the facts public.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

AT&T's First-ever Untold Stories Film 'Nigerian Prince' Debuts In Theaters And On Demand October 19


AT&T's First-ever Untold Stories Film 'Nigerian Prince' Debuts In Theaters And On Demand October 19

The First Film Funded and Distributed by Ongoing Diversity & Inclusion Program from AT&T and Tribeca


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NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T Presents: Untold Stories is proud to bring the program's first-ever film – NIGERIAN PRINCE – to audiences nationwide on Friday, October, 19. Untold Stories is a film initiative created by AT&T and Tribeca to ensure diverse voices in storytelling are heard and seen in theaters and living rooms across the country. Written and directed by newcomer Faraday Okoro, and filmed in Lagos, Nigeria, the film is a heist thriller about a Nigerian-American teenager sent to visit relatives in Nigeria against his will, later to join forces with his internet scammer cousin in an attempt to return to the United States on his own.

Kicking off the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, Okoro was one of five aspiring directors who participated in a live pitch to a panel of celebrity and industry judges that included AT&T's chief brand officer Fiona Carter to win $1 million to make their film utilizing the Untold Stories program grant, mentorship and distribution commitments. Okoro's film, NIGERIAN PRINCE, had its world premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival to rave reviews and packed theaters in New York City. Now, delivering on the program's promise to ensure that underserved artists' work is not only created but seen, NIGERIAN PRINCE will be available to millions of movie enthusiasts in select theaters across the country as well as on DIRECTV, U-Verse and a range of on-demand platforms.

"Untold Stories is the rare project that unites AT&T's commitment to equality with our passion for delivering exhilarating new experiences for our customers. Like our friends at Tribeca, we appreciate quality storytelling that entertains, challenges and transports us to places we've never been with a creative vision we've never seen – that is NIGERIAN PRINCE," said Fiona Carter, chief brand officer, AT&T Communications. "We are thrilled to help Faraday and his incredible team live their dream with the debut of this film, but we're equally excited to bring a wonderful and completely unique film to a national audience."

Click here for the rest of the news release.

SOURCE AT&T

CONTACT: Alison.deknatel@pmkbnc.com

Telecoming To Distribute Adamu Waziri"s "Bino & Fino" in South Africa


Telecoming Promotes African Edutainment in South Africa



MADRID, October 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

The European Carrier Billing specialist closes an agreement for the distribution of Bino & Fino's complete episode selection in South Africa.
Telecoming monetizes digital content in the region since 2015 in partnership with the main mobile operators and the best local content producers.
Telecoming, the European technology company specialised in direct carrier billing technologies, consolidates its position in South Africa's digital edutainment market with Bino & Fino's show.

I Believe in God 100%


I Believe in God 100%.

Today is exactly one month I had an important and significant appointment in the highest government office in our beloved country Nigeria and I was welcomed with smiles of cordiality from the gates to the office of Her Excellency.

Monday, October 15, 2018

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Women Who Wear Eyeglasses Are Hotter!


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Are Nollywood Divas Losing Their Glamour?

Nollywood trendsetter, Rita Dominic.

Glamour comes with class and style.

One of the most celebrated Nollywood divas, Rita Dominic is known as the numero uno trendsetter in Nollywood for her unique fashion style and class and a role model to young fashionistas in the Nigerian entertainment industry.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Update On the Production of "I Saw Her On Orlando Martins Street"


The production of my second documentary film, "I Saw Her On Orlando Martins Street" has been on hold since May, because of the questions of honesty and integrity of the crew I wanted to use. A cameraman I asked for his showreel has not been able to show me any since May and this is someone I took to the Bank of Industry (BoI) to access the NollyFund.


Except for @denrele_edun and one other person, everyone else wants to be in the big picture, for very selfish reasons and not for the primary objective of the documentary film on the legacy of the great Orlando Martins, the first Nigerian Hollywood star who had the record of being the black actor with the longest acting career in Britain, from being an extra in "If Youth But Knew" in 1926 to 1971.