Monday 28 April 2014

BRAVE - A short Film you must see...

Just watched the short film titled BRAVE, it is a very inspiring and emotional story that brought tears to my eyes. Brave is an inspirational short film inspired (but not based) by a true story on page 88 of T.D Jakes 'The Lady, Her Lover & Her Lord'. It is a heartfelt story based on the lives of a young couple, Nathan (Wole Ojo) and Layo (Adesua Etomi) who seem to have happiness, love and comfort. Though married for two years, layo is beginning to worry about her failure in getting pregnant. When eventually she does get pregnant, she hides the news from Nathan, Preparing to break the good news on their anniversary dinner outing in two days. Unfortunately, that night will mark the beginning of a nightmare both may not wake from, and suddenly, love is not enough. Awesome joy by all the actors, it starred: Adesua Etomi, Wole Ojo, Diana Yekinni, Pat Mohie and Funmi Sobayo. It was Written & Directed by Lowladee. Produced by Lowladee & Miju-Diya.
Visit to know more about the cast and crew. BE INSPIRED!!!
Watch the Video below...

Time For a New Business Model for Nigerian Movies

JAP would be hosting series of Guest Blogging on issues relating to the entertainment industry, how to acquire and improve on skills, how to become better, how to move the industry forward. e.t.c. Today am honoured to have a very challenging and interesting article written by JOVI BABS a young Nigerian Actor, Writer, Producer and Entrepreneur, on suggestions of how to create a new business model for Nigerian Movies, i believe you would learn one or two things from it. 
Jovi Babs has written and co-witten several TV Series and Movies including: Araromire the Figurine, The Score, Married but Living  Single, Unforgivable, Needles Eye (season 6), Tweeters, D8 (season 5), Excalibur, Easy Access, Number One, e.t.c. He wrote 'Mind Terror' a short film. As an actor he has featured in productions like; Tears for Tomorrow, Tinsel, Major's Coffee Shop, Bella's Place, Private Sector, Clinic Matters, Binding Duty, Black Town, Temptation, Bishop's Cabinet, Mighty Power of God, Miss Fashion International, just to mention but a few...

Jovi Babs

Time For a New Business Model for Nigerian Movies
have noticed in the movie business that many practitioners would rather have someone handle the sales of their film or TV series rather than take an active part in it most especially those who went to film school and croon about division of labor.
That would work in a developed economy but one can see from the difficulties of recouping sales for your movies and TV series projects that it is challenging in Nigeria. This is the major reason many people are abandoning movie making and going to TV series but you still have the advert execs to deal with and here in Nigeria its a buyers (advertisers)market.

Friday 25 April 2014

HELP KELECHI WALK!!! A Personal Plea for HELP from Soul Singer, Nikki Laoye

Nigerian singer, Nikki Laoye is sending a public plea foe help for young physically challenged lady, Kelechi.
A graduate of the University of Lagos and self employed make-up artiste, Kelechi Uhegwu hails from Abia State and is the eldest of three Children.
Diagnosed with paralytic scoliosis at age 1, Kelechi has spent most of her life in and out of hospitals for constant treatment. Now in her 20s and dealing with other effects of scoliosis such as unlevel shoulders, prominent ribs, uneven hips, a shift of the waist and trunk to the side, and an upper spine twist which has resulted to kyphosis and causes back pain, Kelechi needs corrective surgeries as early as possible.
Kelechi needs 15 million naira (£47,000) for two major surgeries in the UK to save her life and enable her walk. So far, different avenues have been created to raise funds for Kelechi. On the 26th of May, 2013 some Nigerian Artistes : Sound Sultan, Nikki Laoye, Kcee, Solid Star, HarrySong and a couple of other artistes organised a fund raising musical concert for Kelechi in Festac, Lagos. Few donations have been received but there is still a long way to go to reach the target required.

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Meet Diana Yekinni, A Shinning Star with loads of Talent that will WOW any audience...

Diana Yekinni is a Performing Artiste and a Professional Tap Dancer. She is from Lagos State, Nigeria but was born and raised in South London, England. She studied Theatre and dance at the Brit School of Performing Arts, London. Intensive Theatre Course at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York and a BA in Theatre from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Los Angeles.
She has always had passion and true love for performing, luckily for her she realised her dreams to be a performer from as young as age 5 and has been taking classes for singling, dancing and acting, she says she is happiest when on stage entertaining her audience.
Her professional acting career kicked off in 2009 when she featured and played a strong role in the award winning movie IJE but took a different turn after she flew to Houston to participate in an acting competition tagged 'Screen Icon Search Competition' where they were scouting for new talents to join Nollywood, after several rounds of auditioning, she emerged the winner of 2012 GIAMA Screen Icon Search Award in Houston where she was awarded with 3 movies deals with 3 different producers, Emem Isong, Frank Rajah and Pascal Atuma.
Diana moved to Nigeria in 2013,

Meet Valerie Udeh, a young, talented Actress ready to take up tough Challenging Roles.

Valerie Udeh is an Actress and a Fashion Stylist. She hails from Anambra State and holds a BSC in Estate Management from the University of Ile Ife, Ife, Nigeria.
She said she has always had the passion for acting and always intrigued by role playing, how an individual with a meek personality can act like a villain or vice versa, how they switch personalities that made her passion grow even more, so after obtaining her BSC she  decided to take it up as a career. She trained herself by reading and watching a lot of educational movies, then started attending audition until she got a role in a TV Series tarted acting professionally in December 2012 when she starred in the reality TV drama 'Road to Stardom' in December 2012. She has since been acting professionally and has since starred in a series of short films, movies and TV series, including The day before yesterday, Death Sentence,

Sunday 20 April 2014

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Entries are now being accepted for the 11th Abuja International Film Festival...

The 11th Abuja International Film Festival invites Nigerians and International Filmmakers to enter their films in for the forth coming Festival be it a feature, short, documentary, animation and experimental films, it is scheduled to hold from the 23rd to 26th of September 2014 at the Silverbird Cinemas Abuja. Deadline for entries is 30th June 2014. Films should be sent  only with 2 copies of PAL DVD format, Entry forms can be downloaded from or call 08120661980. There are prizes to be won in all 12 categories.

Monday 14 April 2014

MISFIT hitting Cinema on Friday, the 18th of April...

Due to popular demand, House 5 Production's MISFIT will be hitting cinemas nationwide on Friday the 18th of April 2014. It is a movie based on a true story. It is a film about the liberation of a female victim of ritual abduction, assault and molestation. It is a suspense/psychological Thriller that deals with several forms of Violence Against Women (VAW). It was written and directed by Daniel Oriahi, it stars amazing actors like Ijeoma Agu, Kelechi Udegbe, Rita Edward, e.t.c.
Make sure you make it a date and go see this outstanding movie, wherever you are in Nigeria be it; Lagos, Abuja, Portharcourt, Uyo, Warri, Ibadan, Calabar, Abeokuta, e.t.c. MISFIT will be showing in a Cinema close to you...Wink

Nikki Laoye Unveiled as the Voice for Refugees in Southwest Nigeria...

The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) Southwest Zone has just unveiled singer Nikki Laoye as one of their Celebrity Voices, who would help bring to the forefront the activities of the NCFRMI as well as the plight of refugees and other persons of concern. 
The Commission, which is an establishment under the Presidency (Federal Government of Nigeria), revealed this new development at their Town Hall meeting organized in Lagos over the weekend, with the Community of Refugees in Lagos State. 

Held in conjunction with the Lions Club International & presided by the SouthWest Zonal head - Mrs Magaret Ukegbu, the meeting was a forum of interaction with the refugees to determine their needs and discuss their challenges of integrating into the Nigerian society as well as present them with donations of materials, food stuffs, multivitamins and clothing materials.
It was also an opportunity for the Southwest Zone of the NCFRMI to introduce Nikki Laoye officially to all present at the meeting.
Nikki Laoye, who is also a humanitarian/Founder of Angel 4 Life Foundation, which provides developmental & educational support for visually impaired & physically challenged youths, spoke on her new role

Saturday 12 April 2014

The wait is Finally Over...Film Faculty Africa is born...Africa's 1st Online FilmMakers Directory...

Film Faculty Africa is Africa's 1st Online FilmMakers Directory and it was born because the creators believed every FilmMaker in Africa deserves a chance to be known, patronised and judged based on performance and this is a platform to be seen and easily found online.
The African film industry is growing at an alarming rate and it's loaded with massive opportunities and very talented set of people that make film work (FilmMakers) thus, the need to create a platform where these FilmMakers can be accessed directly by investors, international bodies and potential clients.
It's usually said that Africa is a zone filled with amazing potentials yet a common phrase keeps popping up when in contact - MEDIOCRE. Is this true? well, we'll soon find out.

Friday 11 April 2014

Finally, The Anticipated Movie of the Year, 'Half of a Yellow Sun' hits Cinemas in Lagos....

After a successful premiere at the Odeon Cinema, Steatham Hill, London, UK, on Tuesday the 8th of April2014, The much Anticipated Movie, an Adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's 'Half of a Yellow Sun' will finally premiere in Lagos tomorrow the 12th of April 2014 at the Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos.
It stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Genevieve Nnaji, Onyeka Onwenu, O.C Ukeje, Wale Ojo, and a host of amazing actors, it was directed by Biyi Bandele., Produced by the producers of 'The last King of Scotland'.

Will be available in Cinemas all over the country, make sure you go and watch it...
Below is the mind blowing trailer...

Nikki Laoye drops the Much Anticipated Dance Video for her Award Wining '1-2-3'...#OYA123

Its finally here, the much anticipated dance video for Nigerian Soul Diva, Nikki Laoye's awarding winning hit single '1-2-3'. It dropped today is is already getting crazy buzz on the internet.
Fresh on the heels of her 2013 Headies award win for Best Female Vocal Performance, the young vivacious single takes it a notch higher with this captivating dance single, which was tagged as one of the top 10 best selling singles of 2013 on Spinlet, Africa's top music distribution platform.
It was also named 'Song of The Year' at the 2013 Nigerian Gospel Music Awards.
Anticipation for its release had been growing steadily over the past year with the breathtaking stage performances by Nikki and the popular dance team, Alien Nation at different stellar events including the Mary J Blige's Sisters With Soul and EbonyLife's Mandela Tribute concerts, Leaving an unquenchable thirst for more.

Thursday 10 April 2014

Meet Adesua Etomi, a young lady with Amazing Talents that WOWs her audience with her Performance...

Adesua Etomi is a Performing Artiste. She studied Physical Theatre, Musical Theatre and Performing Arts, in City College, Coventry, United Kingdom, She is a graduate of Drama and Performance at the University of Wolverhampton. She hails from Edo State, Nigeria
Adesua is clearly someone whose love for the arts runs deep. Her first encounter with acting was at the age of 7, when she joined the drama club at her primary school, Corona, Victoria Island, Lagos. Her talent was untapped, unexplored and dormant until 2004 when she fought her fears and proceeded to study it in college where she graduated with triple distinctions and at the University where she graduated with 1st class honours and 'The Foursight Theatre Award' (This award was presented to her by the university for best performance in a devised piece of theatre in the whole drama department and got featured in newspaper as one of the students who the city and university were proud of.

Wednesday 9 April 2014

Soul Singer, Nikki Laoye set to release to Video for '1 2 3' on Friday, April 11th 2014...

Headies award winning singer, Nikki Laoye is gearing up for the video release of her massive dance hit, '123', slated for this friday 11th April, 2014.
Teaming up with popular dance team, Alien Nation and Stephen of Kaffy's Imagneto Crew, the energetic & captivating dance video was shot on location at the University of Lagos and directed by ace video director, TFrizzel of Frizzle N Bizzle Films.
With a fantastic music prodcution by Xblaze (Nikki's Brother) and the creative video scripting by Nikki herself and Temisan (Head Choreographer, Alien nation), '123' is bound to be one of the top dance videos of 2014.

Cameo Appearances include Kiki Omeili of Lekki Wives, Ade Laoye of EbonyLife TV,

Sunday 6 April 2014

Moji Oyetayo aka Mama Ajasco Launches Mohips Youth Development Initiative

Actress and Public Relation Officer (PRO) of The Actors Guild of Nigeria. Lagos, Moji Oyetayo popularly known as Mama Ajasco successfully launched her Youth Foundation in conjunction with her Birthday on the 22nd of March at Ojeez Chinese Restaurant, Surulere, Lagos.
Moji who said this was her way of giving back to the society said The Mohips Youth Development Initiative was targeted at youths in primary and secondary schools and the need to rebrand their mindset that there is no shortcut to wealth and abstinence from drugs, alcohol, sex and peer pressure was the only way to success. The event was graced by Fellow Stars, friends and the media.

Moji Oyetayo

Thursday 3 April 2014

Nigerian Entertainment Awards(NEA) is Open for Submissions of Movies and Music Videos....

Nigerian Entertainment Awards is now open for submission of Songs, Albums, Music Videos, Films, e.t.c, that were released into the market between March 2013 and March 2014 only

Complete Nominees List AMAA 2014...

The organisers of African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) unveiled the 2014 Nominees list in a star studded event that took on the 2nd of April 2014 at the Emperor Place Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa.
JAB Congratulates all the Nominees and may the Best Man Win...Below is the Complete Nominees List...

1. AMAA 2014 Award for Best Film
  • Children of Troumaron - MauritiusPotomanto - Ghana
  • The Forgotten Kingdom - South Africa
  • Of Good Report - South Africa
  • Accident - Nigeria

2. AMAA 2014 Award for Best Director

Tuesday 1 April 2014

Submission for BON Awards 2014 has begun...

Best of Nollywood (BON) has started receiving movies submission from producers for BON Awards 2014. Producers are to submit their movies to and of their various centres nearest to them.
1. Arewa Film Producers Association, 83/84 SHY plaza BUK road, Kano State.
2. 53, Shonola Street Aguda-Ogba, Lagos State.