Nollywood Love YouTube Channel

Jason Njoku, Founder of NollywoodLove with actress Tonto Dikeh

Nollywood fans frustrated by the Nigerian film industry’s ragtag distribution efforts have turned to a website that’s snatching up rights to local movies for online streaming. The site, Nollywood Love, founded by Nigerian entrepreneur Jason Njoku, was created as a one-stop shop for fans of Nigeria’s movie business. The site has acquired the rights to nearly 800 movies since launching last December. Njoku, who was raised in the U.K., says he was inspired to launch the website after fruitless attempts to track down Nollywood DVDs for Nigerian relatives in London. Before long, he realized that most members of Nigeria’s diaspora watched Nollywood movies online, where feature-length films were chopped up and uploaded in short segments to YouTube.

Majid Michel Gives Lecture At American University

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Majid Michel, Ghanaian actor is billed to present a paper titled “Being An Actor in the African Film Industry” at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, USA today on the 30th of September 2011. The lecture will be delivered under the auspices of the Department of Pan African Studies, a department at the college where courses on African culture, history, film and politics are taught at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Majid is currently on a tour of U.S to promote his latest movie “Somewhere in Africa” which premiered in L.A last weekend

Afro Hollywood Awards Nominees

Presley Chweneyagae Tsotsi

UK based African Voice Newspaper unveiled the much-awaited shortlist of nominees for the 2011 edition of its African Film Awards, also known as the Afro Hollywood Awards. The nominees on the shortlist also feature heavyweights such as Tonto Dike, Halima Abubakar, Toyin Aimaku, Jamila Umar Nagudu, Funke Adesiyan, Lekan Oladiipo and Peter Edochie contesting in various other categories. The winners in each awards category, who will be attending the prestigious annual awards in London, will be announced at a special ceremony on Sunday, October 9, in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.

Joke Silva to Produce Chinua Achebe Novel

Joke Silva Nollywood Actress

Nollywood star actress Joke Silva has been commissioned to produce a cinematic version of Chinua Achebe’s novel, “Man of the People” by River’s State Govenor Amaechi. The Rivers State Governor who is a graduate of English Literature from University of Port Harcourt is in love with the plot of the novel Man of the People and his wish is that every politician should read that novel but knowing very well that there is dearth of reading culture among Nigerians, he thought it wise to put the entire novel into cinematic format so that it will attract wide audience and patronage.

MonaLisa Chinda Spends Birthday With Autistic Children

Mona Lisa Autism Campaign

Nollywood screen diva Monalisa Chinda recently added another year and decided to spend the day with the autistic children of Patrick Speech & Language Centre, Ikeja, Lagos. Patrick Speech & Languages School is a special school that caters to children with developmental disabilities such as Autism, Asperger syndrome and other neurological disorders. The actress’ visit was to bring awareness to the little known condition facing many families in Nigeria.

SHINING STAR: Collette Nkem Orji

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I arrived Nigeria sometime in late 2002, I think not long after the popular movie Ukwa. Then I walked into my aunts house one evening, and behold sitting and having dinner in my own aunts house is Stella ukwuegbu, she played the lady cheating on her husband with the prophet in that movie Ukwa, and the prophet himself, both of them sitting, eating with my aunt and I was so excited, I did not waste a minute in telling them, I really have to start acting o, but that I just came in for studies. She told me, whenever, am ready and am willing, she will take me to the office and register me. That was it…so; I knew how to get in, even though because of school, I did not get to really register till late the following year.

Alexx Ekubo Interview

Alexx Ekubo

Alexx Ekubo is a new “fine boy no pimple” face in Nollywood and one that makes the ladies swoon at that. I first noticed him in Ladies Men and there is no doubt in my mind that with his conviction, passion and good looks he will continue climb higher heights. Here Miss Tell-It-Like-It-Is lets interviews Alexx Ekubo and gives us a glimpse into his psyche. We find out his dreams and aspirations for the future of himself and Nollywood as well as what he considers to be his perfect woman.

Two Brides And A Baby

Just the other day I tweeted “Where did Blessing Effiom go?” I liked her in Before and After the Vow and thought it was weird the way she just disappeared from the Nollywood scene, and then lo and behold I come across this trailer on YouTube showing behind the scenes footage of an upcoming Nollywood movie written and produced by Blessing Effiom. This movie is directed by the legendary Teco Benson. Starring in the movie is Kalu Ikeagwu, OC Ujeke of White Waters fame (yaay), Chelsea Eze from Silent Scandal, Stella Damasus Aboderin (We have missed you oo), some others I haven’t seen before Keira Hewatch, Okey Uzoechi (Fine boy no pimples) and Kehinde Bankole. The film is scheduled to be released both in The United States and Nigeria in the third quarter of this year.

RIP Ashley Nwosu

Ashley Nwosu

Nollywood again suffered a big blow from death as actor Ashley Nwosu died yesterday morning at the Yaba Military Hospital, after weeks of battling a severe liver dysfunction. His death comes after the passing on of entertainers Chidinma Mbalaso of the Koko Mansion reality show, John Chijioke,popularly known as CD John, a comedian, and Alasari, whose real name was Ishola Durojaiye. The late actor had an acting career spanning decades. He started acting in 1988 on NTA soap operas and telemovies and later moved on to Nollywood, featuring in many high profile movies including ‘Glamour Girls’, ‘Day of Reckoning’ and ‘First Lady’.

The End Of Nollywood Forever

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I’ve had a wonderful few years with you all, united by our love for Nollywood, however all good things must come to an end and my loves this is the end. This will be my last post on this blog, and at midnight it will be deleted completely. I am moving onto new ventures.

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