Elesin Oba, The King’s Horseman, is a film of a play by author and activist Wole Soyinka. It premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Catching Feelings is a South African romantic comedy, written and directed by Kagiso Lediga. The Netflix thinkpic brings together sex, race and literature as seen through the insecurities of its cruelly self-probing lead character Max Matshane.
‘Look Both Ways’ is a parallel-universe drama that allows the audience to watch the protagonist’s life diverge into separate paths on the eve of her college graduation. The film director, Wanuri Kahiu is using this fourth project to branch away from East African-centric themes.
Lifting awards at film festivals is just the start of the journey for documentaries like The Last Shelter (Mali), No U-Turn (Nigeria) and No Simple Way Home (South Sudan).
Blood Sisters is untypical of Nollywood’s normal fair in a number of ways. It chooses thrill over romance and challenges taboos.
The actor, who will be remembered for his roles in Rhythm City and Isidingo, was an icon of stage and screen who moved through the world with immense heart.
Elsa Majimbo’s meteoric rise to stardom shows no sign of letting up. The Kenyan Instagram star has gone from short funny videos to fashion collaborations, a designer Alphabet Book for Kids and Adults, NFTs, and now her debut film ‘Elsa’ will premiere at Tribeca Festival in June 2022.
Boots Riley’s directorial debut won the Independent Spirit award and was praised by Trevor Noah as the most brainy movie since The Matrix. The Lakeith Stanfield-led dark comedy interrogates the allure of goods and images, bare life, instrumental reason, the military-tech complex and other conditions holding back the workers’ movement.
As ill health besets the Nigerian film and theatre legend, a tribute is in order. In his career he has always placed his country and industry first.