“Lionheart” a film by Genevieve Nnaji: Nigeria’s first ‘Netflix Original’

Netflix announced last Friday that it had acquired world rights to Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji’s comic movie “Lionheart”. "The announcement came just a day before the movie was scheduled to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Canada. The comic movie, which is Nnaji’s directorial debut, is the first Netflix original film from Nigeria."…

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African films easily accessible with the Cinewax Pass

African films are increasingly present at renowned festivals. They receive awards and prizes. However, very few of them are then visible and accessible in theaters. Faced with this, the Cinewax association takes things in hand. Cinewax, an association that showcases African cinema The association, born in 2014, has for main objective to make the cinema…

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Nnedi Okorafor is writing a comic series about Black Panther’s Dora Milaje warriors

Nigerian fantasy and science fiction writer Nnedi Okorafor will write a new three-part comic that focuses on the elite all-female forces team that protects the secretive African country Wakanda.  Marvel announced that Black Panther’s Dora Milaje will get a three-part comic series, Wakanda Forever, which will be written by Nnedi Okorafor, Black Panther: Long Live the King and Binti trilogy author. Come June,…

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Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s On the Run II Poster inspired by Senegalese movie “Touki Bouki”

Beyoncé and Jay-Z are going on tour this summer, for the On the Run Tour II, and the main poster is inspired by Senegalese Djibril Diop Mambéty's 1973 movie "Touki Bouki". The On the Run II Poster shows Beyonce and Jay-Z riding a motorbike trimmed with a bull's skull. This is a reference to a scene from the 1973 Senegalese…

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‘Black Panther’ shattered box office records with over $400M global debut

As we all know, the Ryan Coogler-directed Marvel's Black Panther has been one of the most highly anticipated movies to come out this year, and has already broken barriers in the film industry. Black Panther opened in virtually every major market except for Russia (Feb. 22), Japan (March 1) and China (March 9). The movie earned a mighty…

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“Americanah” by Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, soon a movie ?

The novel "Americanah" by the famous Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie might soon be adapted to cinema. Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o has acquired adaptation rights. Lupita Nyong'O has acquired the rights to adapt Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's award-winning novel Americanah's, which could be produced by Brad Pitt. The novelist also announced that Lupita Nyong'o should probably take the role…

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