Big investors seem to be mainly interested in Nollywood’s already established popularity with African audiences.
Meaza Ashenafi is not only Ethiopia’s new Supreme Court president, she is also a women’s rights activist whose achievements inspired a movie produced and championed by Hollywood star Angelina Jolie.
Celebrated Kenyan writer Ngugi Thiong’o’s remarkable novel, Matigari, is being adapted to film by Nollywood Director Kunle Afolayan. The revelation comes at an opportune time when African storytelling in film and dance has gained global prominence in recent years.
Rafiki, the first Kenyan film to premiere at Cannes and the recipient of an international commendation, was banned in its country of origin by the Kenya Film Classification Board. The film’s creator has now won a court case to temporarily lift the ban, making it eligible to enter for the Foreign Language Oscar.
Peace in Africa is not elusive and, while no one body has the final say on the blueprint for peace in the region, experiments can begin on what works and what does not; for it is only from trying that we can get the perfect picture.
The South African Police Service can no longer be allowed to close ranks to protect itself.
‘Too Black’ to Play a Superhero: Senegalese-American Anna Diop is experiencing racist backlash from fans for her role as DC Comic’s Starfire. Her response has been: “I am here to remind you that whatever ugly and negative thing anyone ever chooses to say about you is always a reflection and revelation of themselves.”
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, one of the leading Nollywood stars has been invited to be a Member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences “THE OSCARS.” Omotola has also been nominated for her film Alterego, for the best actress category.
Society expects journalists to report objectively. But a documentary filmmaker has an opinion.