Shirley Frimpong Manso's Love or Something Like that as a headline film of Nollywodweek 2015

Shirley Frimpong Manso's Love or Something Like that as a headline film of Nollywodweek 2015
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Tuesday, 19 July 2016


Esther Ene Audu: The Actress who would soon be married to a Movie Director steps out Big

We mentioned here days back that popular Kogi born actress Esther Ene Audu is well taken and in a matter of days she will drop her maiden name for that of her huzzy. Well, the couple are ready and they will be walking down the aisles on July 30 in Abuja. We gathered that the traditional engagement and the 'white wedding' will precede a grand wedding ball that will hold same day in Abuja.

Esther and Phil

Esther is a Nollywood actress with some movies to her credit while Phil as we gathered is a movie director. You will be stating the obvious if you say that they have decided to keep the business in the family. We say congrats in advance from here as we serve you their big step out ahead of the wedding.....


Sunday, 17 July 2016

Silverbird Distribution releases Nationwide Screening Schedule for Kunle Afolayan's 'THE CEO' 



Silverbird Distribution has released the screening schedule of 'The CEO' the new movie by Kunle Afolayan starring Wale Ojo, Peter King and grammy award winner Angelique Kidjo. The movie premiered on july 1st on board an Airfrance flight to Paris and on July 10th at an all glam premiere held at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. It was also the opening film of the Nollywoodweek Festival in Paris which held between July 2nd and 5th. Below is the screening schedule: 




SILVERBIRD CINEMAS, VICTORIA ISLAND
THE CEO : 10:40pm12:20pm3:10pm5:15pm7:20pm9:20pm
 
SILVERBIRD CINEMAS, IKEJA
THE CEO : 12:50pm4:55pm6:30pm7:25pm
 
SILVERBIRD CINEMAS FESTAC
THE CEO : 1:05pm3:10pm5:15pm7:20pm, 9:25pm
 
SILVERBIRD CINEMAS, SEC ABUJA
THE CEO : 12:20pm2:20pm4:30pm6:40pm8:50pm

SILVERBIRD CINEMAS, UYO

THE CEO : 11:00am1:00pm3:00pm5:05pm6:30pm

 
GENESIS DELUXE CINEMAS, LAGOS
THE CEO : 3:00pm5:15pm7:30pm9:45pm
 
GENESIS DELUXE CINEMAS, MARYLAND
THE CEO : 1:25pm6:00pm
 
GENESIS DELUXE CINEMAS, PORT HARCOURT
THE CEO : 3:05pm4:45pm6:55pm
 
GENESIS CINEMAS, WARRI
THE CEO : 4:45pm6:55pm
 
GENESIS CINEMAS, CEDDI
THE CEO : 12:00pm2:05pm6:10pm


FILM HOUSE CINEMAS, LAGOS
10:00am,12:10pm, 6:25pm, 8:30pm
 
FILM HOUSE CINEMAS, KANO
12:10pm, 4:20pm, 6:20pm
 
FILM HOUSE CINEMAS, APAPA
12:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm
 
FILM HOUSE CINEMAS, PORT HARCOURT
2:15pm, 4:05pm, 6:10pm, 8:15pm
 
FILM HOUSE CINEMAS SAMONDA
4:00pm, 8:45pm
 
FILM HOUSE CINEMAS, CALABAR
12:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm
 
FILM HOUSE CINEMAS, AKURE
10:00am, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm
 
FILM HOUSE CINEMAS, DUGBE
12:00pm, 5:45pm, 7:50pm
 
FILM HOUSE CINEMAS, ASABA
10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm
LIGHTHOUSE CINEMAS,  WARRI
10:00am, 2:15pm, 4:30pm, 8:45pm

VIVA CINEMAS, ILORIN

(Friday,Tuesday and Thursday)
11:00am, 2:55pm, 6:35pm, 9:15pm

(Saturday, Monday and Wednesday)
2:50pm. 6:45pm

(Sunday)
12;40pm, 2:35pm, 6:30pm, 8:30pm

VIVA CINEMAS, IBADAN
2:20pm, 4:25pm, 8:45pm

KADA CINEMAS, BENIN
1:00pm, 3:15pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm

OZONE CINEMAS
2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:10pm

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on #TheCEOMovie





Friday, 15 July 2016

 Oc Ukeje is a year older

By Igalaman

 Fans invaded the social media space of popular actor from the early hours of today to wish him a happy birthday. Messages came from far and near and from amongst Oc Ukeje's colleagues. Founder of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) Peace Anyiam Osigwe was among the first industry personality to wish the handsome dude a happy birthday.

Humble and likeable, Oc as the actor is simply called is a multi, award-winning actor, of stage and screen. He won the 2006 Amstel Malta Box Office reality TV show for actors, the African Movie Academy Award (AMAA) for the Best Upcoming Actor (2008), and the City People’s Award for Best New Act (2010). 
Oc starred in ‘Wetin Dey’, the 2007 TV series presented at the International Emmy World Television Festival, and also in films like ‘Confusion Na Wa’ and ‘The Awakening’. His first screen appearance was in ‘White Waters’ (2008) and in 2012 he featured in the film ‘Black November’ along with Mickey Rourke, and Kim Basinger, and in Bola Agbaje’s award winning play, ‘Gone Too Far’, sponsored by the British Film Institute and premiered at the 2013 London International Film Festival. 

He also featured in the screen adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun (2013) with Oscar nominated Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Thandie Newton, in the highly-rated TV series Gidi Up and Dowry, and played the lead in the South African film Ayanda and The Mechanic (2015).

Sunday, 10 July 2016


Afolayan's 'The CEO' in cinema across the country from July 15
By Waka Pass

With the successful premiere of Kunle Afolayan's well made film 'The CEO' at the Eko Hotel and Suites this Sunday, moviegoers can now troop to the cinema as from July 15 to enjoy the gripping thriller which features to actors like Wale Ojo, Lala Akindoju, Grammy Award Winner Angelique Kidjo, Hilda Dokubo, Peter King, Jimmy Jean Louis among others. 
Bose and Tope Oshin at the July 10 premiere at Eko Hotel

Enyinna Nwigwe takes his turn on the red carpet at the Eko Hotel premiere

Actress Lala Akindoju before the red carpet session
It will be recalled that the film, Afolayan's fifth feature length film (Irapada, Figurine, Phone Swap, October 1) premiered aboard an Air France flight from Lagos to Paris on July 1st. It was also the official opening film of the Nollywoodweek Film Festival which held in Paris from July 2nd to 5th. 

'The CEO' lenses the mystery surrounding the death of three top executives, who are part of a leadership retreat organised by a multinational telecommunications firm to choose a new CEO. Sponsored by Airfrance with support from many institutions and corporate bodies including the Bank of Industry (BOI) which provided the initial N50 million naira loan for the production, 'The CEO' is distributed in Nigeria by Silverbird Distributions. see www.ceothemovie.com for greater details
Nollywood Actress Esther Ene Audu is Taken!

By Waka Pass

By this time next month (August) Beautiful Nollywood actress Esther Ene Audu would have spent about 14 days as the wife of a dashing young man who has aimed so well that he plucked down the charming flower in Mr. Audu's garden.



The long and short of this 'Eze goes to school' story is that the Kogi state born actress has been well taken.  The Trad and white wedding will take place in a matter of days in Abuja and her family and friends 'are seriously mobilizing to make it a show stopper'. The lucky chap?
Watch this space........
Star Actress Clarion Chukwurah now a 'Witness for Jehovah'

By Waka Pass


Clarion and Huzzy
Notable stage and screen actress Clarion Chukwurah has dumped pentecostalism for full membership of the Jehovah Witness movement. The award winning actress and mother of top video music director Clarence Peters who recently remarried in the US today confirmed that she will henceforth 'no longer pray in tongue' or 'cast and bind' which pentecostalism that she had hitherto practiced permits, as she has decided to take up full membership of JW alongside her husband. The actress of vast screen and stage credits made the confirmation in a post on her Facebook page and twitter handle. In fact she shared a pix of her husband and herself after a meeting at JW Kingdom hall.
Clarion said: ' Instructive Meeting Sunday at the Kingdom Hall towards Baptism and Evangelization Ministry as Jehovah's Witnesses'. Waka Pass wish Clarion and huzzy well. 


CALL FOR SUBMISSION FOR NOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL IN GERMANY
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By Husseini Shaibu

Ambassador Isaac Izoya
Organizers of the annual Nollywood Film Festival Germany (NFFG) and Nollywood Europe Golden Awards (NEGA) say they are receiving entries for the fourth edition of the festival, which will take place in Frankfurt, Germany in September.
Culture Ambassador Isaac Izoya who is founder and President of Ehizoya Golden Entertainment, organizers of the event say the deadline for registration ends by July 21 while submission of films ends by July 31, 2016. ‘’While the NFFG offers Nollywood filmmakers a viable platform to showcase their movies to Europeans and Nollywood fans in the Diaspora, NEGA honours Nollywood stake-holders, Nollywood stars, comedians, musicians both in Africa and in the Diaspora’’ Izoya said.
Also he added ‘’others that will also be honoured include outstanding statesmen and captains of industry who have done well to the admiration of the world. Not left out in the honours list are successful Africans, whose impact have been profound in the culture and tourism sector’’.

Izoya and Mama Gee at the 2014 edition

Izoya and Dr. Peterson at the 2014 edition
Giving details of the submission guidelines, Izoya explained that ‘unless a special waiver is granted, films must have been made during the last 24 months preceding the Festival and must not have been shown on internet or TV’’.  Also, Izoya clarified that the Selection Committee will only screen films in DVD (PAL), which must not be less than of 90 minutes or more than 120 minutes duration. ‘’The movies must also be subtitled in English if the original version of the film is not in English’’ he surmised.
Details of the festival and awards can be sourced at www.nollywoodawards.com or at www.ehizoyafilms.com