Monday 24 July 2017

New Trailer Alert: Imoh Umoren's 'Children of Mud'

Film Director, Imoh Umoren released the trailer for his movie 'Children of the Mud' his 4th feature film. Written and Directed by Imoh Umoren, it stars Nollywood Veteran Liz Benson now Liz Ameye, Matilda Obaseki, BBA 2017 Housemate Bassey Ekpenyong, and some brilliant child actors.
It is a story about street kids who are thrown out by their families. Specifically it enters around Emem and her blind brother Miracle who are chased out of the house by their misguided Aunt and they go in search of a Miracle.
The story of street kids is a huge concern in Nigeria with kids of school age either hawking on the streets or forced to leave home.
'Children of Mud' is written by Imoh Umoren and is a collaborative effort between Rucksack Production and Grand Explorers with Ify Egbera and Dr Wale Boje as Producers.
The trailer got people talking and anticipating the movie as it looks so brilliant, cinematography looks superb.
Watch the Trailer below:


New Trailer Alert: James Abinibi's 'Mentally'

James Abinibi releases the trailer for his feature film 'Mentally', Produced, written and Directed by James Abinibi, it stars Fran Donga, Toyin Aimakhu, Yaw, Rotimi Salami, Jude Chukwuka, Soma, Senator Comedian, Sunkanmi Omobolanle, Adekunle Gold, Woli Ariole, Chris Okagbue, Etinosa Idemudia, Eric Didie, Kunle Afod, e.t.c.
The movie centres on the life of Akin, who despite his mother's warnings, decides to relocate to Lagos where his only contact Emeka (a former school mate) promised him enormous opportunities through which he can have a better source of livelihood. His first experience in Lagos takes him on a journey - unprecedented, but eventually an eye opener. that makes him re-evaluate the choice he made.
Watch the Trailer Below:

Mary Lazarus debuts as a movie Producer with 'Dance to my Beat'

Mary Lazarus releases the trailer for her star studded production debut, directed by Paul Igwe, it stars Toyin Aimakhu, Joseph Benjamin, Mary Rhemmy Njoku, Mary Lazarus, Kehinde Bankole, Uzor Osimkpa, Oma Nnadi, Lilian Afegbai, e.t.c
Lamide, a jobless high class sociable lady mounts pressure on her Fiancé Raymond, a civil servant with a meagre salary to get married to her immediately or face her wrath.
Lamide who has made attending other people's parties and buying their Aso-Ebi her occupation, convinces Raymond to get a bank loan to fund their high class traditional marriage/wedding. She turns both ceremonies into a serious business by selling cheap Aso-Ebi materials at a very expensive rate, 80,000 naira.
There shall be no mercy or excuses as Lamide fully arms herself with a POS. The Aso-Ebi marketers hit town but Lamide fails to brace herself for what comes next after the wedding. Payback never sounded so good when it was time for Lamide to dance to Rhoda's beat.
The movie hits cinemas nationwide in Nigeria from the 22nd of September 2017.

Watch the trailer Below:

Tuesday 18 July 2017

New Trailer Alert: Adeoluwa Owu's 'Distraction'

Adeoluwa Owu releases the trailer for his movie 'Distraction', Written and Directed by Adeoluwa Owu, Produced by Adeoluwa Owu and Funsho Adebayo. It stars Odera Orji, Ayoola Ayolola, Ariyike Owouagba, Yemi Solade, Baaj Adebule, Bimbo Adebayo, Racheal Emem Isaac, e.t.c, Music by Goodness Emmanuel.
Distraction is a story about married couples and the problems they face in relationships and how a marriage could slowly drift apart if both parties don't work on it.
Watch the trailer below:


New Short Film Alert: Clare Ezeakacha's 'ARIMA'

Clare Ezeakacha releases her short film 'ARIMA' online. Produced by Clare Ezeakacha, Co-Produced by Nnamdi Kanaga and , Directed by Clare Ezeakacha, Screenplay by Justine Anakwe, Story by Nnamdi Kanaga, DOP Femd Daniel, Edited by Femd Daniel, it Stars Diamond Okoh and Manuel Ifeanyi.
ARIMA is a short vignette film that underscores the psychological effects of RAPE on its victims. Arima suffers countless rape experiences and it affects her psyche, which eventually leads to her doing something terrible.
Watch it below:

Tade Ogidan is BACK!!! Hits location with a Masterpiece titled 'GOLD STATUE'

After 7 years of waiting for a movie from the master veteran filmmaker known for GREAT evergreen movies, Veteran Nigerian Filmmaker, Tade Ogidan partners with Solution Media & InfoTech Limited to produce a world class movie titled 'GOLD STATUE'.
GOLD STATUE will be filmed on location in Lagos State, Ogun State, Osun State, Dubia and London.
The star studded movie stars Richard Mofe Damijo, Alibaba Akporobome, Sola Sobowale, Gabriel Afolayan, Kunle Remi, Rycardo Agbor, Kelvin Ikeduba, Remi Surutu, Olakunle Fawole, Segun Arinze, Francis Onwuchie, Norbert Young, Tina mba, Bisola Aiyeola, Yvonne Jegede-Fawole, Etinosa Idemudia, Judith Audu, Greg Ojefua, Kenny blaq, Woli Arole, Kemi Afolabi and a host of other fantastic actors.
Tade Ogidan is one of the most highly acclaimed and respected African Filmmakers. All his movies are memorable and stands out, the likes of 'Hostages', 'Diamond Ring', 'Out of Luck', 'Owo Blow', 'Dangerous Twins', 'Family on Fire', and 'Madam Dearest' .
GOLD STATUE is a comedy adventure drama that follows the adventure of two young men, Wale (Gabriel Afolayan) and Chike (Kunle Remi) in search of a 'Gold Statue' believed to have been a deity inherited by his generation, in trying to locate where the supposed 'Gold Statue' is located, they have to go through a series of unimaginable ordeal, put themselves through some ridiculous painful situations that left their parents shocked, but the question remains, is there really a 'Gold Statue' or it is a myth? and will their adventure yield any results or will they end up regretting for the rest of their lives...?
Gold Statue is an adventure that will take you through series of emotions, with dialogue loaded with punch lines that will make you laugh so hard every step of the way. This movie will be a movie for the entire family and we are very positive it will fast become an audience favourite and a movie that will be talked about for a very long time.
Anticipate something big, unique, original and different.
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Full List of AMAA 2017 Winners

The African Movie Academy Awards held its 13th edition on Saturday the 15th of July 2017 at the Eko Hotels & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
The prestigious award was hosted by Nse Ikpe Etim.

Below are the list of winners

Award for Best Film
Felicite - Senegal

Lagos State Award for Best Nigerian Film

Tony Elumelu Award for Best Comedy
3 Wise Men - Nigeria

Award for Best Film by an African Living Abroad
While we Live - Burkina Faso / Sweden

Award for Best Diaspora Short
90 Days - US & Kbela - Brazil

Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Papi Mpaka - Felicite

Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Angelique Kidjo - CEO

Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Jahwar Soudani - Last of Us

Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Vero Tshanda - Felicite

Award for Best First Feature Film by a Director
Daouda Coulibaly - Wulu - Mali

Award for Best Director
Akin Omotosho - Vaya - South Africa

Award for Best Documentary
Mama Colonel - DRC

Award for Best Animation
Got Flowers - Nigeria

Award for Best Short Film
A Place for Myself - Rwanda & A Place in the plane - Senegal

Award for Achievement in Production Design
76 - Nigeria 

Award for Achievement in Makeup
Oloibiri - Nigeria

Award for Achievement in Costume
Queen of Katwe - Uganda

Award for Best Production
76 - Nigeria

Award for Best Soundtrack
Vaya - South Africa

Award for Achievement in Cinematography
The last of Us - Tunisia

Award for Achievement in Editing
Felicite - Senegal

Award for Achievement in Screenplay
Vaya - South Africa

Best Young / Promising Actor
Medina Molanga - Queen of Katwe

AMAA Lifetime Achievement Award
Nkem Owoh - Nigeria

Special Recognition Award
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