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Genevieve Nnaji speaks on Half of a Yellow Sun

Top Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji, who’s known to have played lead roles in many block-bluster movies, does not think the role she played in the film adaptation of Chimamanda Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun, was  as challenging as her  previous roles in movies. Speaking shortly after a private screening of the film at Silverbird […]

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Africa Does It Big At The Oscars

“Winning big” isn’t a phrase that is usually associated with Africans when it comes to major film awards. Steve McQueen’s movie “12 Years A Slave” has come around to prove that wrong by not only winning Best Film in UK’s BAFTA awards but by following up with a Best Motion Picture vanquish at the American […]

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Africans Shine At The BAFTAs|@RealBarkhad Wins Best Supporting Actor

Africa got strongly represented at the UK’s BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) by two notable names, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Barkhad Abdi. They both shined, not only because the films they were both nominated in several categories, but also because they earned personal awards. Chiwetel, who is of Nigerian descent, won the biggest individual […]

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VIDEO ALERT:D’Banj – Bother You|@iamdbanj

Naija pop superstar D’banj just dropped the video for “Bother You,” the official track for the film adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche‘s bestselling novel Half of A Yellow Sun. In true D’banj style the video features glamorous beach scenes and sun-kissed bodies, spliced with snippets of the film starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton. Check out D’banj’s new video for “Bother You,” with […]

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Chiwetel Ejiofor: An actor’s journey|Chiwetel Talks Igbo Roots, Africa, Slavery And More

Chiwetel Ejiofor played a drag queen in the 2005 movie “Kinky Boots” — a very different sort of role from the one that could win him an Oscar when they ask for “The Envelope, Please…” four weeks from tonight. Lee Cowan talks with him about his unconventional path to the red carpet: In the triple-digit […]

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