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    Looking to the Oscars! Nollywood’s “Best Foreign Film” Race Begins

    You might have heard that back in May The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) approved a 12-man committee for Nollywood responsible for selecting a Nollywood movie for a nomination in the Best Foreign Film in t...
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    2014 African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) Winners

    The tenth edition of the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) was held yesterday, the 24th of May 2014, in Yenegoa, Bayelsa State. Below is a full list of all the winners. AMAA 2014 AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM Haunted Soul – Ken...
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    #HighlightingTheBright – The Nollywood Wiki

    The purpose of this segment is to shine a light for those lesser known individuals who are doing great things for nollywood or in nollywood. We’re highlighting the bright.  Have you ever googled a movie and seen that li...
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    FREE DVD-Screening Copy of Half of A Yellow Sun!

    As many of you know the star studded Nollywood-British collabo movie, HOAYS (Half of a yellow sun) is set to release in Nigerian cinemas on Saturday April 12th, 2014. And as many Nigerians in the diaspora have probably guessed ...
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    5 Reasons Your Movie is Screwed Before We See The Trailer: The Poster

    Disclaimer: The views expressed in this post might not apply to every movie watcher on earth. The views expressed in this post are not specific for any single industry. The odds of the views expressed in this post applying to ...
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    The Business of Awards

    or most of the world the period between the last couple weeks of December and the first quadrant of the new year is dubbed Award Season. In that short span, every industry has their biggest awards sometimes back to back of each...
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    Top 8 Most Inspiring Women in Nollywood

    oday, March 8th 2014, is regarded worldwide as International Women’s Day. In the spirit of celebrating women, NR has compiled a list of women in Nollywood who have found a way to manage significance outside the regular g...
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    Let’s Talk About the AMVCAs

    I read an article recently by  our very own Richard Odilu in which he touches on the viewer’s choice nature of the AMVCAs. He brings up a valid argument which is, are the winners of this year’s AMVCAs going to be t...
 
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James Town

With a trailer and name that is targeted to impress, Jamestown certainly aims to make an impact. For those into action movies, this might be the one for you. On paper this has a compelling plot. Full of intrigue and mystery the...
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Purple Rose

It takes a great filmmaker to bring together a group of average actors and an overly done storyline and present it in a way that leaves the audience in awe. Purple Rose is the story of Annette, played flawlessly by the exquisit...
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Black Roses

It is not a secret that I'm not the biggest advocate of Nollywood in USA movies. In my opinion, the entire genre (if you can call it that) should be flushed because I'm yet to see a single one done well.
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Unforgivable (Ainidariji)

After reading the synopsis for unforgivable I had lofty ideas in my head so imagine my surprise when the movie started and for 30-45 minutes I was accosted with the typical Yoruba movie presentation. Those 30-45 minutes were an...
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