Nollywood News

The latest Nollywood News, from upcoming African movie releases, movie premieres, Nollywood celebrity gossip to Nollywood Forever giveaways and more. Basically anything that doesn't fit under the category of movie reviews goes here, so if its random, just expect it!

Win FREE Tickets To London Premiere of Flower Girl

Flower Girl

The Red Carpet premiere of the highly anticipated movie Flower Girl starring the most gorgeous Chris Attoh alongside Damilola Adegbite will be held at the Odeon Cinema in Greenwich, London on 26th September, 2013. You will get the chance to mingle with the movie’s stars-Chris Attoh, Damilola Adegbite. Do YOU want to see it? If yes I have a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader.

Win Free Tickets To Tango With Me

The director and two lead stars Genevieve Nnaji and Joseph Benjamin

The UK premiere of the most anticipated film of the year ‘Tango with Me’ starring Genevieve Nnaji and Joseph Benjamin will take place on August 16, 2012 at the newly refurbished Odeon IMAX Greenwich cinema. I have 2 pairs of tickets up for grabs. All you have to do to win the FREE tickets is to LIKE the Tango With Me Facebook page and leave a comment in the comments section telling me why YOU deserve a FREE ticket to the Premiere.

Hollywood Weekly Covers Nollywood Stars

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Guess what? Desmond Elliott, Monalisa Chinda, Jackie Appiah & Joseph Benjamin are on the cover of Hollywood Weekly Magazine. This is super major. This is the first time ever that Nollywood Stars have been featured! Everything, including TV interviews, details of where to purchase hard copies of the magazine, so that you can read all the stars’ juicy inside page features, will be revealed on Monday (21st May, 2012)

I’ll Take My Chances Lagos Premiere

i will take my chances new poster

‘I’ll Take My Chances’ the much anticipated blockbuster produced by Emem Isong & Ini Edo,will be screened & premiering at the Silverbird Cinemas, Lagos on February 24, 2012. The movie stars the talented Ini Edo and former Mr Nigeria, Bryan Okwara as well as other leading acts like Canadian born dancer, Ashleigh Clark, the late Sam Efe Loco, Jide Kosoko, Biola Williams, Lilian Ini Ikpe and many others. Ably supported by a retinue of professional dancers and together, I’ll take My Chances is a magical story of dance, drama, love and intrigue. This movie is cultural fiesta that showscases the best that Nigeria and indeed Africa has to offer and it is all beautifully woven in this movie. Parts of the movie were shot in Lagos as well as scenic areas in Cross River and Akwa Ibom state. Directing was done by Desmond Elliot, and the screenplay was written by Kehinde Joseph, Uduak Oguamanam & Bola Aduwo.

Rita Dominic Produces First Movie

Rita Movie Set

Rita Dominic, top Nollywood actress, has turned her hand to movie producing. Rita is currently working on the first movie to be produced by her company, The Audrey Silva Company (TASC). She joins her fellow colleagues Uche Jombo and Ini Edo who have also become movie producers. The untitled movie features Rita Dominic, Jide Kosoko, Basorge Tariah Jr., Kate Henshaw-Nuttall, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Chinedu Ikedieze and Chika Chukwu. Also appearing in the movie are Femi Jacobs (Tinsel), Linda Ejiofor (Tinsel), and Kehinde Bankole (Superstory). It is expected to be released in March 2012.

Google announces Afrinolly mobile application

Afrinolly Logo

Last month, during Google‘s Kenya conference (called G-Kenya), the Internet search giant announced the winners of its 1st Android Developers Challenge for Sub-Saharan Africa. Afrinolly, a Nigerian-developed App, was the winner of the Entertainment/Games/Media category. Developed by Nigerian digital marketing agency Fans Connect Online, Afrinolly is a mobile application that allows users to stream African entertainment bundles. Users can access African movie trailers, music videos, online comedy, celebrity gist and gossip, the latest entertainment news and other content. The app also has a Blackberry version and can be downloaded for free at www.afrinolly.com or in the Android Market.

Rita Dominic Interview

Rita Dominic

Rita Dominic top Nollywood actress was interviewed by Chi “Starchild” Ogugua at the new Raddison Blu in Victoria Island overlooking the Lagos waterways. The always fashionable actress was dressed casually in blue jeans, and a simple backless grey top. Rita says, “I took a few steps back in terms of acting certain kinds of films more than 3 years ago. The scripts were getting so bad and most of the good producers are not shooting as much so that made it even worse. Don’t get me wrong once in a while I will see a script that is half decent and I will grab it.”

Turning Point In Pre-Production

Lauren London

The movie Turning Point is Executive Produced/Directed by Niyi Towolawi (CEO of HekCentrik Productions) and Co-produced by Egor Efiok (CEO of E4 PR). The project has been generating a buzz in recent months amongst people in the know within the industry that a that a Hollywood film starring Nollywood stars in leading roles is in pre-production. Set in New York, the plot of the movie explores ethnic prejudice amongst the various black communities in America (a la “Crash”) and centres around a Nigerian investment banker that bows to family pressure to abandon his American sweetheart for an arranged wife from back home.

Damage Movie On US Tour

Damage Movie Poster

October is Domestic violence month in the United States and it is during this month that Nollywood actress and now producer, Uche Jombo, has chosen to take her message against domestic violence to another level, with the tour of her movie Damage across the United States of America. Uche Jombo produced the movie the movie and is acting alongside some of Nollywood’s best, like Tonto Dikeh, Basorge Tariah Jr and Kalu Ikeagwu.

Nigerian Carnival in London

Nigerian Carnival Logo

The Nigerian Carnival UK will be held on 8th October 2011 in London. Nollywood Actors will feature although names have not yet been announced. The exciting thing about the event is that it has been brought to light that even people who are not Nigerians dance to Nigerian music, and also watch Nigerian Nollywood movies. An arena for a Nollywood movie section has been set up and being coordinated by the Nollywood movie channel, Sky and a company called J2 Consult, so revellers will get to see some of those actors and actresses from the Nollywood industry up close and personal.

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