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Steve Ayorinde Leads AMAA 2020 Jury, Award Holds In December

The Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) has announced Hon. Steve Oluseyi Ayorinde as President of the Jury for the year 2020 honours. Steve Ayorinde has been the Chairman of the Governing Council for AMAA for over ten years, a pioneer member of the Academy, who has been with the Academy for sixteen years. The head …

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‘Prison Break’ star lists being gay as why he won’t return for season 6

Hollywood star, Wentworth Miller has confirmed he will not be returning for the sixth season of Fox Network’s ‘Prison Break’. Miller shocked fans with an Instagram post, revealing his decision to boycott the show due to his decision to only play gay characters. In the trending post, Miller identified with the LGBTQIA+ community while apologising …

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Kemi Adetiba confirms filming has wrapped up for ‘King of Boys 2’

The highly anticipated sequel to 2018 blockbuster, ‘ King of Boys’ is getting closer to release especially with confirmed reports that its principal photography stage is done and dusted. Director, Kemi Adetiba announced that filming has officially ended on November 2 after about three months on set. Adetiba hinted on the commencement of production around September …

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Eastern Nigeria International Film Festival 2020 goes live today!

Over 40 films are set to screen at the inaugural edition of the Eastern Nigeria International Film Festival holding virtually scheduled to kickstart today, November 4, 2020 and end November 7, 2020. Originally set to hold in the heart of Enugu, the Covid-19 pandemic has forced a virtual screening which has become the new norm …

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Amazon Original The Rig to be filmed in Scotland

A new Amazon Original supernatural thriller is to be filmed exclusively in Scotland. The Rig follows a group of North Sea oil workers due to return to the mainland when a “mysterious and all-enveloping fog” descends. Production on the six-part series is due to begin next year, with filming at Edinburgh’s new First Stage Studios. …

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Pidgin English now considered foreign language at the Oscars

Nigerian movies in pidgin English may now have a fighting chance at the International feature film category of the OSCARS. According to ‘Oloture’ film director, Kenneth Gyang, top film executive, Mo Abudu helped Nollywood reach this feat after extended conversations with the Academy. “Pidgin English is now considered a foreign language at the Oscars!”, Gyang …

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Chadwick Boseman’s final film, ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ to premiere December 18

Netflix has confirmed the release date for its ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ featuring Viola Davies and deceased actor, Chadwick Boseman. The upcoming film which is an adaptation of August Wilson’s 1984 play of the same name, was Boseman‘s last movie before he succumbed to a four-year battle with colon cancer. It will premiere on the …

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Americanah’ series adaptation put on indefinite hold

Lupita Nyong’O and Danai Gurira’s ‘Americanah’ series adaptation will not be premiering anytime soon. According to an exclusive report by Variety, the anticipated adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie‘s 2013 novel of the same title, has been put on indefinite hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Production for the HBO Max series was originally billed to kick …

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Netflix reportedly ends 30-day free membership trial

Netflix has ended its free trial customer acquisition style ahead of newly introduced mediums to lure in new members. According to Variety, the latest move which is exclusive to the United States comes in the wake of the streaming platform’s August launched free Netflix watch site which offers movies and series episodes free to stream …

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