#CancelNetflix trending on social media over 'Cuties' film backlash
A French movie called "Mignonnes" ("Cuties") that arrived on Netflix this week has been met with controversy. Critics of the film say it sexualizes young women, while many argue that the initial marketing of the film didn't do it justice. In other news, big tech names have announced major changes to their platforms. The efforts by Google, Twitter and Facebook aim to avoid misinformation before the upcoming elections in the US.
Top 10 Nollywood Movies on Netflix
Since 2015, when Kunle Afolayan’s October 1st was onboarded to Netflix, more and more Nigerian films have made their way to the platform. This has become more frequent in recent months. And also, during this pandemic period, one of the things that have kept Millions sane over time is streaming giant – Netflix. So we bring to you the top 10 Nollywood films on Netflix.
Netflix cancels Turkey series in row over gay character
Rather than alter the script, Netflix decided to cancel a new series to be produced in Turkey. More limitations loom for the global streaming provider.
Ondo governor Rotimi Akeredolu tests positive for coronavirus, CAF postpones 2021 AFCON and more
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Netflix and YouTube reduce streaming quality in Europe
The action will be taken to prevent the internet from collapsing due to the coronavirus outbreak. Netflix spokesperson, via statement Google spokesperson, via statement EU officials had previously asked users to stop streaming high definition video to prevent the internet from breaking.
Viewers speak on Eyimofe (This Is MyDesire)
Eyimofe (This Is My Desire) had its global premiere last Monday at a sold-out CinemaxX at the just-concluded Berlin International Film Festival. Directed by the Esiri brothers, Arie and Ochuko, the GDN Studios-presented film also had three equally sold-out subsequent screenings over the course of the Berlinale. Here is a cross-section of views from those who were lucky enough to purchase a ticket to view the highly-rated Nigerian film.
Nigerian film Eyimofe premieres at the Berlinale
Directors say Eyimofe will make you feel like you were actually in Lagos Eyimofe (This Is My Desire) is enjoying a good run at the Berlin International Film Festival, with tickets sold out for the first two nights of screening. Deutsche Welle’s Eddy Micah Jr had the directors of the highly-rated Nigerian film, twin brothers Arie and Chuko Esiri, on News Africa where the siblings, amongst other things, talked about how Eyimofe will make audiences feel like they actually travelled to Lagos and experienced the day-to-day life of residents of Africa’s most populous city.
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