The Multi-award winning producer and director of 'A Day with Death' and 'Hell or High Water' have released the first teaser for his feature film, 'Hakkunde'. Produced/Directed by Asurf Oluseyi, Executive Producer Asurf Oluseyi, Tunde Phoenix Babalola and Abi Babalola, Written by Tomi Adesina, it stars Frank Donga, Toyin Aimakhu, Rahama Sadau, Ali Nuhu, Maryam Booth, Ibrahim Daddy, Tunbosun Aiyedehin, e.t.c
'Hakkunde' is an intriguing story of a young graduate who battles everything on his journey to self-discovery and actualisation.
Supported by Peak Milk, GIG Motors and Kaduna State Government.
Ike Nnaebue 's 48 hours Movie Project that challenges filmmakers to put together a short film in 48 hours, the winning team gets to represent Nigeria in the International Contest in Seattle, USA. The winners for the last edition was announced on the 26th of January. Team Sleek 'Sticks' won the big one, to go represent Nigeria in Seattle, USA, they won the awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematographer and Best Editing, and the movie 'Scheme' won the awards for Best Acting, Best Sound Design, Best use of Character and Best use of Line of Dialogue, while 'Broom Stick Recipe' won 1st Runner Up.
'Scheme' is now available online, it is about how the fun of three friends spirals into unexpected path with very little time to make the right turn. Directed by James Uduka, it stars Aaron Chidi, Chukwuemeka Ogbonnaya, Nicholas Diabuah, Etinosa Idemudia and Amarachukwu Onoh
Watch the short film 'Scheme' below
Etinosa Idemudia hails from Edo State, Nigeria, she holds a BEng in Computer Engineering from Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria and a Diploma in Performing Arts from Royal Arts Academy, Lagos, Nigeria.
She worked as a planning Engineer for oil and gas construction projects until the last quarter of 2016 when she decided to go into acting full time. Her curiosity and love for the arts helped her make the decision to focus on what she loves.
She said right from when she was a child, she always had this uncontrollable spirit pushing her to act, to create a story, to explore, e.t.c. She would go to her mother's garden and act with the flowers, she claimed she was lucky her mother never had her brain checked. When she gained admission into the University before she was done with registration she joined a radical drama group and when on site as an engineer, she always asks her colleagues to record her with her phone but even as obvious as it was she had to remain an engineer as the family were proud that their daughter is an engineer and will rather it remain that way, but one day she made up her mind to stop living for the family and follow her passion. She then went to Veteran Nigerian Filmmaker, Emem Isong school, Royal Arts Academy where she obtained a Diploma in Performing Arts in 2016.
In her short stay in the industry she is already a force to reckon with, after she launched 'EtinosaTV' where she does hilarious skits with her alter ego, an Edo 'babe' character sometimes called 'Osas' or 'Esohe' who appears in most of her comedy skits, she has also featured in several Movies and TV productions like; Ajuwaya, Bensonville, Scheme, Nurse Abigail, Losing Control, Desperate Housegirls, Grape, Diary of a married Man, Bensonville, Adventures of Etiosa, e.t.c
In 2016 she won the Scream Awards for the Best online Comic Act, and in 2017 the Best Actress award at the 48 Hours Film Project for her performance in the short film 'Scheme'.
She believes she stands out as an actor due to her curiosity, her emotional depth, her imagination, her unending desire to know more, discover more, to feel what a character feels, to know what it is like to be that character and her undying passion for her craft, she also has a photographic memory which is an excellent skill for an actor.
She loves to create, watch and listen to Comedies, playing pretend, playing charades and meeting new interesting goal driven people.
Etinosa is awesome at mimicking, she edits videos, she is an online PR Expert, a very intelligent, determined, ambitious, creative, focused, funny, crazy, adventurous, charming, always happy, life of a party and never a boring moment young lady that you would love to work with again and again.
If she can achieve all this in just a year, it is obvious she has the right ingredients to make a difference in the industry, wouldn't you rather work with such a highly focused lady?
Watch some of her skits and videos below and get in touch!!!
You can find her on Facebook via: https://www.facebook.com/eti.idemudia
To watch her skits on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/etinosatv/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUSZdSOiFGcjJ7uBqGbsLsg , https://youtu.be/OonthghshLw
Short Film, Scheme : https://youtu.be/gV7ByjZjy6A
Instagram: @etinosaidemudia @etinosatv
Ronya Man Arts is set to host the next ACTING OUT on the 18th of February at Cova Lounge, Mega Plaza, Victoria Island, Lagos at 2pm.
'Acting Out' is an open house audition, an art initiative which creates a platform for actors to showcase their talent through the open house audition, honing their acting skills, mainly for scenes and dialogues, both on stage and camera.
If you are an actor, director and producer that would love to be a part of it send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ronya is also an acting couch, if you are an actor you can contact her for private classes and if you are a producer/director you can also have her on your sets to help bring out the best in your actors.
The Multiple Award Winning Gospel Recording Artist, Sammie Okposo, released a new single titled 'A Marvellous Thing'.
In his words, Sammie shares - "We made it!!! God brough us into a New Year and that's A Marvellous Thing.
All thanks be to God for such a great moment in our lives and for our families. It is indeed a Testimony, Jehovah done do us Something!!!
The new single is another hit song off his upcoming S.W.A.G (Saved With Amazing Grace) Album, expected to be released this year.
Download Audio: http://bit.ly/AMarvelousThing
Listen to the song below.
The 7th edition of the IREPRESENT International Documentary Film Festival will hold from 16th-19th March 2017 at Freedom Park, Lagos with the theme "ARCHIVING AFRICA." Conceived on the traditional thematic framework of Africa in Self-Conversation, the IREP Film festival 2017 will rigorously explore the opportunities open to Africa to bring its historic past into an archival system that is accessible on demand, and most importantly, how we can begin to use these materials to define a path for the future through storytelling. Africa has always been faced with a major challenge of connecting the dots in its historical past. A large part of what constitutes the verifiable history of Africa's past today is sourced from the west. The facts of our historical journey are told to us by western imperialists and we simply regurgitate what is made available to us. In an age when even technology is looking 'forward' into the past to understand what is most valuable to our humanity, many African societies are shrouded in a blanket of collective amnesia. Decades after the last of colonized society in Africa has gained independence, the legacy of European dominance remains - we must recourse to Europe to peep a glimpse of African history and cultural properties because they are mostly domiciled outside of the continent. Our history is ours in bits that is allowed to us from the West! Documentary/documentation films must respond to this, if it must by any chance, put a stop to the tragedy of forgetfulness in Africa. Storytelling is essential to nation building; each cultural property that is locked away in archives and museums in Europe is a repository of our history, journey and insights into what we can become. Please make it a date! Participation is free.
Nigerian Actor, Kevin Uvo has released his short comedy film online titled 'Shine Your Eye. Written, Produced and Directed by Kevin Uvo, it stars Kevin Uvo, Sam Obiago, Ify Obinabo and a host of other amazing actors.
Shine Your Eye tells a story about Nkem (Kevin Uvo) a young jobless and frustrated graduate who landed himself in deeper mess when he accidentally meets a wrong man.
Find out what happens to him in this very hilarious short comedy.
Watch it below:
The producer of 'The Visit' have released the trailer for her new feature film titled 'Picture Perfect', Written and Produced by Biodun Stephen, directed by Tope Alake, it stars Mary Remmy Njoku, Bolanle Ninalowo, Bisola Ayeola Ronke Oshodi Oke. Picture Perfect is about a fashion designer who met a notorious area boy when her car breaks down in his hood. What seems to be a distressing situation, turns out to be a blessing , only to go completely sideways when he sets up home beside her shop.
The Multi Award winning Movie 'Saving Dreams' that has been making incredible waves worldwide, Produced, Directed and Written by Isioro Tokunbo Jaboro, it stars Nosa Obaseki, Martin Lindquist, Karen Simpson, Cai Gallant, Berverley Mcmillan, and Olivia Gaskin. It will start showing in Nigeria Cinemas Nationwide from the 20th of January 2017.
Saving dreams is a story of a naive girl with dreams of Stardom, married to a powerful man, who abuses her while running a foundation that protects abused women.
Make sure you make it a date and go watch this amazing movie.
Watch the trailer below.
The JAF Alliance released the official trailer for the Multi-Award winning movie 'Something Wicked' that will be in Nigerian cinemas nationwide from February 17th 2017. Produced by Okey Uzoeshi, Isioma Osaje and Yemi Morafa, Directed by Yemi Morafa, it stars Iretiola Doyle, Okey Uzoeshi, Adesua Etomi, Gabriel Afolayan, Ivie Okujaiye, Beverly Naya, Keira Hewatch, Omowunmi Dada, Timini Egbuson, Bisola Aiyeola and Emem Ufot. Something Wicked is the story of a widow (Hauwa), whose recently orphaned nephew (Abel), moves into her Lagos home after the murder of his parents in a sectarian crisis in a Northern Nigerian city. Abel has a difficult time fitting into his new family, whilst Hauwa struggles with the challenges of balancing a failing business and single parenthood. This family's bond is tested when they are thrown in a life threatening situation and we see how easily misunderstandings lead to misconceptions and premonitions are sometimes the only warning we get, in this game of life and death. Something Wicked is produced by Okey Uzoeshi, Isioma Osaje and Yemi Morafa for The JAF Alliance. It is distributed by FilmOne. Watch the trailer below:
Peridot and Cinema Kpatakpata released the trailer to their new feature film titled 'Lost Cafe'. Directed by Kenneth Gyang, Produced by Norway based, Regina Udalor, Screenplay by Ifesinachi Okoli Akpagwu, Director of Photography Baba Agba and Ifeanyi Iloduba, Jeremiah Gyang is the film's music producer. It stars AMVCA 2015 Best Supporting Actress Nominee, Tunde Aladese, Belinda Effah, Ann Njemanze, Terje Lien, Jenny Bonden and Anders Lidin Hansen. The movie idea stemmed from the short script of the producer, Regina Udalor. Lost Cafe is an uplifting story about a girl's decision to rise above dark family secrets and culture shock to live her dreams abroad, finding the most unusual answers to her troubling questions somewhere in Drammen, where she meets the half blind, strange owner of a quaint coffee shop that serves the best coffee in the world. Watch the trailer below: