Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Lana Del Rey To Release Two New Songs

Singer/songwriter is in the studio


Lana Del Rey is currently in the studio working with Jack Antonoff and is on the cusp of releasing two new songs. A full-length record won’t be due for release until 2019 but Lana is excited to preview some early material from the sessions for fans. The first, “Mariners Apartment Complex,” will premiere live on Annie Mac’s BBC1 radio show in London as “Hottest Record In The World” at 11:30am PST/2.30pm EST today, Wednesday September 12th, and immediately be available to stream and download. The second track, “Venice Bitch,” will debut the following Tuesday, September 18th – details to follow. Both songs will have accompanying visuals created in collaboration with her sister, mixed media artist Chuck Grant.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Nollywood Mirror Now Available at Walmart

The collector's edition of the Nollywood Mirror now available @walmartcom

With special feature on Queen of #Nollywood, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde
Actress,singer, founder Oyep, UNWFP ambassador, Amnesty International activist, One of 2013 Time100 Most Influential People in the world, MFR, The Inimitable African Magic.

° AMAA Unites Africa!
° Nollywood Reloaded
° Jeta Amata Working on New Films
° Top 20 Nigerian filmmakers
° Omoni Oboli, The Nollywood Actress With the Best Public Relations Style
° Nollywood Box Office Versus Hollywood Box Office
° Dear Nollywood, Nobody Forgets A Good Movie
° Nollywood, The Money Making Machine Paying the Actors Peanuts
° President Goodluck Jonathan and Governor Babatunde Fashola Have Done A Lot for Nollywood
° Is Nollywood Documentary?
° The Best Nollywood Red Carpet Premières. ° The Top 10 Sexiest Actresses in Nollywood
° The Best of Nollywood.

Miss America 2019 is Black and Beautiful Nia Franklin!

Nia Franklin, Miss New York, won the 2019 Miss America pageant in a difficult year for the Atlantic City institution. Here’s what she had to say before and after her crowning. She even sang us a song.

The annual Miss America pageant took place Sunday night in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and Nia Franklin of New York took home the coveted title and crown.

Meet Nia Franklin: Biography Of Miss America 2019 - Fashion - Nigeria

Emerging Beauty Entrepreneurs Get University Level Marketing Training at First-of-Its Kind Seminar and Workshop in New York City and Memphis

Emerging Beauty Entrepreneurs Get University Level Marketing Training at an Exclusive, First-of-Its Kind Seminar & Workshop in New York City & Memphis
Beauty Marketing Immersion

Ekulo Drives Wild Africa in Nigeria

Ekulo Drives Wild Africa in Nigeria
By Ingram Osigwe

As the Saxophonist skilfully held the galaxy of guests comprising captains of industry, distributors, media Executives, Marketing Communication gurus, wine enthusiasts among others spellbound with his melodious tunes, the ambience of Radisson Blu Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos became electrifying.

It was indeed an evening of parade of quality as one of Nigeria’s foremost commodity manufacturing and distribution conglomerates; the Ekulo International Ltd on Friday, September 7, 2018 formally unveiled Wild Africa Cream, the latest liqueur brand on its stable. Produced by KWV Wines, Paarl, South Africa, Ekulo has the sole franchise for the distribution of the brand in Nigeria. Industry watchers say the presence of tens of Ekulo distributors from all over the country at the event was indicative of Wild Africa Cream’s already tremendous success in the Nigerian market and acceptance by consumers. Essentially, with an experience in the wine industry and history of successful marketing of international quality wine and liqueur brands behind it, business analysts agree that KWV did not make a mistake in partnering with Ekulo to push Wild Africa Cream in Nigeria. John Terfa Mka, KWV’s country Manager for West Africa and its Brand Manager, Barry Badehorst harped on this in their speeches.

Monday, September 10, 2018

DISCOVER NOLLYWOOD! The First Indie Film Industry in Africa

DISCOVER NOLLYWOOD! The First Indie Film Industry in Africa in the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series: The only book series on the Nigerian film industry.

From "Palaver" To Nollywoid: The History of Filmmaking in Nigeria

Filmmaking in Nigeria is more than 90 years since the production of the first feature, "Palaver" by Academy Award winner, Geoffrey Barkas in 1926.
The first film entirely copyrighted to the Nigerian Film unit is "Fincho" by Sam Zebba in 1957; which is also the first Nigerian film to be shot in colour.
Adamu Halilu became the first indigenous Nigerian film-maker with films in the Hausa language such as "Baban Larai" (1954) and"It Pays to Care" (1955), "Hausa Village" (1958).

Meet the 34 beauty queens of Nollywood and Kannywood published for the first time in a book for worldwide circulation.

See the photographs of first Nigerian actors of the silver screen in "Palaver" and the first Nigerian Hollywood star, Orlando Martins in the the second editiin of the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series and in other articles by the Publisher and Editor, Michael Chima Ekenyerengozi.

The NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series is currently printed in the United States of America and the Art Editor is Ms. Juvelin Aripal from the Philippines.
It is available in hardcover, paperback and Amazon Kindle tablets with the following features:
Text to Speech: Enabled
Text-to-Speech is available for Kindle Touch, Kindle Keyboard, Kindle (2nd generation), and Kindle DX.
They are also distributed in the USA by Barnes & Noble, Lulu, Tower Books, eBay and other booksellers.

Submit Your Films for the 2018 Torino Film Festival

23 NOV - 01 DEC 2018

Are you ready?
Selection's open!

01 March 2018
Selections for the 35th Torino Film Festival (23rd November - 1st December 2018) are now open. You can send us your film from March 1st to September 3rd by reading and approving our "Rules and Regulations" and after that by filling in the on-line form, accessible from the homepage of our web-site. The screener can be sent to the festival either as an external streaming link streaming or as a file uploaded at our platform (in both cases, please, follow the procedures once you have filled in the form) or sending a DVD to our offices, attn: "Ufficio Programmazione".

For information please write to

TFF36: Accreditation requests available from September 10th
05 September 2018
The online accreditation request can be filled from Monday September 10th to Monday November 5th, 2018.

The accreditation costs 50,00 euros if paid online by November 5th, 2018.
It costs 55,00 euros if the accreditation is collected during the Festival.


To apply for a Professional/Industry accreditation, is necessary to fill and submit an online application form available on the website

The application will request the upload of a passport-size photo (jpeg format, max 200 Kb) and a letter of formal request from the institution or association, signed by the legal representative (on pdf format).

The application must be submitted by November 5th, 2018.

A maximum of three accreditations can be requested by any institutions, associations or companies.


To apply for a Press accreditation, is necessary to fill and submit an online application form available on the home page of the website, starting Monday, September 10th, 2018.

The application will request the upload of a passport-size photo (jpeg format, max 200 Kb) and a letter of formal request from the newspaper, magazine or broadcaster, or association, signed by the director or by the editor in chief (on pdf format).

The application must be submitted by November 5th, 2018.


DISCOVER NOLLYWOOD! The First Indie Film Industry in Africa in the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series: The only book series on the Nigerian film industry.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Genevieve Nnaji and Emeka Ike in Classic Nollywood Romantic Movie

It is amazing to see the famous Nollywood diva, Genevieve Nnaji making her way through early years of Nollywood as a young actress from 1998 to her directorial debut of "Lionheart" that is the first Nollywood movie to make the official selection in the Discovery Section of the 43rd annual Toronto International Film Festival in Canada and also the first Netflix original film from Nigeria.

This classic Nollywood home video shows the humble beginnings of Genevieve Nnaji in a romantic role with popular actor Emeka Ike.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Genevieve Nnaji's Interview with Women and Hollywood on Making "Lionheart"

TIFF 2018 Women Directors: Meet Genevieve Nnaji — “Lionheart”
By Antora Majumdar September 7, 2018

Genevieve Nnaji has been a prominent fixture in the Nigerian film industry for over 20 years, primarily as an actor. Her contributions to filmmaking have received several awards and nominations over the course of her career. In recent years, she has moved into film production, acting as writer, financier, and producer through her production company, The Entertainment Network (T.E.N). “Lionheart” is her directorial debut.

Genevieve Nnaji Makes History for #Nollywood!

Famous Nollywood diva, Genevieve Nnaji has made history for the Nigerian film industry!

Accorfing the Hollywood Reporter
@THR, Netflix has acquired its first movie from Nigeria. The streaming giant on Friday said it has picked up the world rights to "Lionheart", the directorial debut of Genevieve Nnaji which had a world premiere at the 43rd Toronto International Film Festival in Canada, #TIFF18.
Netflix said, “Lionheart marks the first Netflix original film from Nigeria.”

The film was produced by The Entertainment Network. The sale was brokered by MPM Premium, and represents the first ever Nigerian sale to Netflix.

NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series: The only book series on the Nigerian film industry.

Friday, September 7, 2018

"Stay With Me" is the Discovery of a New Romantic Feminist?

  • A New York Times Notable Book.
  • The New York Times’ Critics’ Top Books of the Year.
  • Named a Best Book of the Year by San Francisco Chronicle, National Public Radio, The Economist, Buzzfeed, Paste Magazine, Southern Living, HelloGiggles, and Shelf Awareness.
  • Huffington Post’s Best Feminist Books of the Year.
  • The New York Post’s Most Thrilling and Fascinating Books of the Year.
  • The New York Public Library’s Ten Best Books of the Year.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

"The Hotel Lobby in Lagos": A Short Film about Life

The Hotel Lobby in Lagos City

In the lobby of a hotel in Lagos, Africa's largest megacity, the facts of life play out before a visitor as he watches from a distance as people are coming and going; meeting and going about with or without luggages.
We see the summary of life in one spot.

~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, director of "Lagos in Motion" travel documentary film and author of the photo book distributed by Amazon.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

2018 Nigerian International Film and TV Summit Begins in Lagos

Nigerian International Film and TV Summit 2018 is beginning from September 4-5, at the Protea Hotel in Ikeja, Lagos. It is going to be a gathering of the major practitioners and stakeholders in the Nigerian entertainment industry with focus on the sustainable development of film and TV productions in Nollywood and Kannywood  for international distribution.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

#AMVCA2018: Full List of the Winners

The 6th annual Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) was held on Saturday, September 1, 2018, at the Eko Hotel & Suites on Victoria Island in Lagos city, the commercial capital of Nigeria. The event was hosted by South African media sweetheart, Minnie Dlamini-Jones and Nigerian on-air-personality, IK Osakioduwa.

"18 Hours", the directorial debut of Kenyan filmmaker, Njue Kevin won the Overall Best Movie Award.