Monday, January 22, 2018

The Popular Street Named After Orlando Martins, First Nigerian Hollywood Star

Orlando Martins Street on the Lagos Island of Lagos State in southwest of Nigeria is named after the first Nigerian Hollywood star, Orlando Martins who had an illustrious career as an actor in Britain, America and Nigeria from 1926 to 1971.

Orlando Martins Street (formerly Strachan Street) is located in the southeast of Lagos Island. It is about 212 meters long; in one of the busiest business districts and residential areas of Africa's largest megacity. It connects the popular Igbosere Road and the Tafawa Balewa Square beside the
Lagos State High Court, Court of Appeal and the old Federal Supreme Court. The beginning of the street is opposite the Lapal House with SCOA Motors Plc and a branch of FirstBank Plc beside the MRS filling station by the Lawson Street and Strachan Street. The end of the street from the Igbosere Road to the Tafawa Balewa Square is the military zone of the offices of Ministry of Defence and is cordoned off from vehicular traffic for security reasons.
The street has been taken over by local food restaurants called "bukas" selling hot foods straight from the cookers for hungry residents and the workers from the nearby government offices and private companies. Roadside mechanics have also found enough space for their garage.

Orlando Martins in "Sapphire".
Orlando Martins with Ronald Reagan and others in "The Hasty Heart".

Orlando Martins 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.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

First Nigerian Hollywood Star, Orlando Martins in "Abandon Ship!" Thriller

Seven Waves Away (alternate U.S. titles: Abandon Ship! and Seven Days From Now) is a 1957 British drama film starring Tyrone Power, Mai Zetterling, Lloyd Nolan, and Stephen Boyd. When his ship goes down, an officer has to make an agonizing decision on his overcrowded lifeboat.

After the massive luxury liner the Crescent Star sinks into the ocean, the ship's officer (Tyrone Power) must command a rickety life boat, built for only nine, that is stuffed with 20 desperate and injured passengers. As a hurricane approaches, and the many wounded passengers struggle for life, difficult life and death decisions must be made about who will remain on the boat and who must be cast to the sea in order to give others the chance to survive.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Exclusive ACCESS to Celebrity Class of #Hollywood.

Katy Perry Presents COVERGIRL's NEW! Katy Kat Gloss

Katy Perry Presents COVERGIRL's NEW! Katy Kat Gloss

Our favorite singer, songwriter, and chameleon keeps you guessing in new Katy Kat Gloss. 12 high-pigmented lip gloss shades. Endless experimentation. Watch more from COVERGIRL's #IAmWhatIMakeUp

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Nollywood Movies in Indigenous Languages Are Better than Those in English Language

Nollywood Movies in Indigenous Languages Are Better than Those in English Language
Their story lines are more socially-relevant, the plots are more engaging and the interpretation of roles more mature than home videos in English.

This is especially true of Yoruba movies with rich tradition that goes back in time long before Nollywood.

- Mr Adedayo Thomas, the Executive Director, The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB)
This has confirmed what I said over 10 years ago on December 2, 2006 and posted on Nairaland.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

STARBREEZE Brings iNK Stories VR Experience "HERO" To the 2018 Sundance Film Festival

STARBREEZE Brings iNK Stories Virtual Reality experience "HERO" to the 2018 Sundance Film Festival January 18-28

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

Starbreeze AB, an independent creator publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products, together with iNK Stories, will premiere the Vérité VR Experience HERO as a part of Sundance Institute New Frontier initiative. HERO will be featured during the festival January 18-28 at the Kimball Art Center in Park City, UT.

HERO comes from the award-winning studio iNK Stories that brought us 1979 REVOLUTION: Black Friday. iNK Stories, in partnership with Starbreeze Studios, have created an immersive, large-scale installation that explores humanity in our modern era of civilian warfare. When the world around you is shattered and you hear the cries for help, what do you do? Put on the headset and ask yourself – What does it really mean to be a Hero?

Monday, January 15, 2018

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Bitcoins for Nollywood

Bitcoins for #Nollywood

I know majority of people reading the title of this article will be wondering what I am talking about.
What has the hottest cryptocurrency got to do with #Nollywood, the fastest growing film industry in the world?
A lot!
At the moment 1 Bitcoin equals
4839841.80 Nigerian Naira.

Let me give you more information to understand what I am saying.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

New "Queen Amina" Epic Will Break New Grounds for Nollywood

A new Nigerian epic movie, “Amina” is currently the most ambitious film project in Nigeria since the emergence of Nollywood. A historical film on the legendary Queen Amina of Zazzau in northern Nigeria, directed by the award winning filmmaker, Izu Ojuwku whose last film “'76" was a historical drama about the bloody coup d'etat of February 13, 1976 in Africa's most populous country. "Amina" will certainly break new grounds for Nigerian filmmakers in the global film industry.

This is not the first film on Queen Amina, but this is the best so far.
There have been previous movies which some have uploaded on YouTube since 2014. You can also see Amina- The warrior queen or Zaria and Queen Amina Films Production/Jallawa Films Production.

The brain behind this epic is Okey Ogunjiofor, "Paulo” of the first Nollywood blockbuster movie, "Living in Bondage" made in 1992.
Emily Witt, the author of the new book, Nollywood: The Making of a Film Empire went to Jos, the location of the film production to meet with the cast and crew.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

RETRO: "Efunsetan Aniwura", Classics of Nigerian Cinema

The film adaptation of, a historical biography of Efunsetan Aniwura by Prof. Akinwunmi Ishola was shot on celluloid by the popular Yoruba dramatist Ishola Ogunshola in 1981 after the stage plays by Ishola Ogunshola's I Sho Pepper travelling theatre group in Oyo state, Lagos state and other places in the south west of Nigeria.

EFUNSETAN ANIWURA 1981, directed by Bankole Bello.was the only Nigerian film in the Official Selection for International Competition at the 1982 Festival of 3 Continents in France and later selected in 1986 special focus on Nigerian cinema at the same film festival.