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The 3 Most Expensive Books on Nollywood

1. Nollywood: Pieter Hugo, Chris Abani, Stacy Hardy, Zina Saro-wiwa: Libros

2. Nollywood, Manipulation and Social Reality Perceptions by Adnan Ali Adikata (2014-07-17): Adnan Ali Adikata: Libros

3. Nollywood Mirror by Ekenyerengozi, Michael Chima (2013) Libros

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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.

Branwen Okpako, One of the Most Outstanding Nigerian Filmmakers

One of the most accomplished Nigerian female directors is the beautiful Prof. Branwen Okpako.
She is featured in the top 20 Nigerian female filmmakers in the third edition of the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series, focusing on Nigerian female filmmakers in support of the #shareherjourney project of @tiff_net

Researching for the best Nigerian female filmmakers has taken me three years and delayed the publication of the third edition of the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series, the first book series on the Nigerian film industry fully funded by me without any form of grant or support from anyone or organisation.
The book design is by Juvelin Tadle Aripal in the Philippines and printed in America.

Lagos in Motion: A Busy Wednesday in Sabo

A very busy Wednesday on the street leading to Onike, Iwaya and Makoko from Sabo and Yaba on the mainland of Lagos, Africa's largest megacity.

Produced by Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima.
Directed by Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima.
©2018. EKENYERENGOZI Michael Chima.

Film Tourism: Stay the Night at Popular Movie Locations!

The Plaza
Movie: Home Alone 2
New York, United States.
"A pleasure to visit the famous Home Alone 2 hotel!"

Film Tourism: Stay the Night at Popular Movie Locations!
TripAdvisor shows the romantic and exotic  hotels that appeared on the big screen – ready to check in?

Taj Lake Palace Udaipur
Movie: Octopussy
Udaipur, India.

Le Bristol Paris
Movie: Midnight in Paris
Paris, France.

HURRAH! Google's 20th Birthday is Here!

Congratulations to #Google for the internet revolution in search engines started in 1998.
Can anyone imagine what our world would be like without Google?
I wouldn't have been here blogging and chatting with you now!

The Power of Red Lipstick

The Power of Red Lipstick

Truth: You have the power to create who you are and who you want to be, at any moment. #COVERGIRL #IAmWhatIMakeUp

“But the biggest (learning) was that makeup was seen as a cosmetic, mostly… but we weren't actually giving it enough credit for what it really does for people, because the more that I listen to our consumers, I realize that it was really for them a very powerful tool of self-expression.”

Nollywood: Between Quantity and Quality

Nollywood: Between Quantity and Quality

In filmmaking, you cannot compromise on the quality of the art and craft regardless of the format of the media.
~ EKENYERENGOZI Michael Chima,
Publisher/Editor, NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series on the large quantity of Nollywood movies produced without much regard for the quality of the content.

What is the benefit of bragging that Nigeria is the second largest producer of movies in the world after India, but these movies have failed to qualify for the Official Selections of @festivaldecannes and nominations for @theacademy awards?

Full List of Winners at the 2018 Annual Toronto International Film Festival

The 43rd annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) closed on Sunday, September 16, 2018.

The coveted People's Choice Award was won by Green Book, directed by Peter Farrelly.

Top 20 Fast Rising Stars of Nollywood

Fast rising Nollywood stars, Daniel K. Daniel and Nkiruka 'Kiki' Omeili.

Top 20 Fast Rising Stars of Nollywood

The top twenty fast rising stars of Nollywood will be featured in the much awaited third edition of the NOLLYWOOD MIRROR®Series with special focus on the best twenty Nigerian female filmmakers to support the #shareherjourney campaign of which Nollywood diva, Genevieve Nnaji is the cover story star for her groundbreaking directorial debut film "Lionheart" as the Nigerian Director of the Year. Her outstanding success for making "Lionheart", the first @netflix original film from Nigeria is worth celebrating.

One of the New Supermodels on Earth is Not A Real Human

Visual artistry by Cameron-James Wilson, styled by Philippa Moroney and Erica Matthews, Vogue Australia, September 2018.

Meet Shudu, the digital supermodel who is changing the face of fashion one campaign at a time.

Click here to read the full report on VOGUE Australia.

The Ignorance of the Importance of Film History in the Nigerian Film Industry

As a film historian of filmmaking in Nigeria, I have realised that many Nigerians, including those in the Nigerian film industry are clueless about the importance of documenting the film history of both #Nollywood and #Kannywood. It is really surprising that Genevieve Nnaji actually knows how important it is than her senior colleagues from what she said in interviews on the groundbreaking success of her directorial debut, "Lionheart".

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.

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 indus…

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, Orl…

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,…