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27 Nov
Nigeria has the second largest film output in the world, but many filmmakers struggle with low budgets and barely make a profit. But streaming platforms are giving a boost to African films.
3 Oct
Kunle Afolayan's latest production 'Swallow' premiered on the 30th of September ahead of its October 1, 2021, global Netflix premiere. The feature film is based on Sefi Atta's 2010 novel 'Swallow'⁣.⁣ ⁣⁣ Many know Kunle Afolayan as a skilled storyteller who has successfully captured the historical and cultural essence of Nigeria. ‘Swallow’ is no different. His penchant for telling stories that explore the historical and cultural context in Nigeria stems from his love for the culture, a representation of who we are as a country.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣
22 Aug
The beauty we have all seen on our screen, ‘King of Boys’, has left us wanting more and this is the reason we have King of Boys: The Return of the King.⁣⁣ ⁣King of Boys: The return of The King has not been a walk in the park, it is filled with people’s sweat, dedication, talent, sleepless nights and much more.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣
20 Apr 2021
The grand home premiere of The GDN Studios latest movie release, Eyimofe (This Is My Desire) was welcomed with a global reception at the Ebony Life Place Victoria Island, Lagos on Sunday, April 18th, 2021. The most anticipated event, which came ahead of the movie's cinematic release on April 23rd, started with a large group of celebrities, fashionistas, Nollywood actors, and dignitaries striking poses on the red carpet.
16 Feb 2021
It's not just boy meets girl but also Bollywood meets Nollywood in a film released by Netflix on Valentine's Day, and created by an Indian-Nigerian restaurateur.
22 Jan 2021
When a little girl finds herself in wildly unfamiliar territory, she encounters a band of highly unusual characters who change the course of her destiny forever. Chris Ihidero talks about how the animated movie 'Lady Buckit and the Motley Mopsters' was produced.
30 Nov 2020
Fans of Nollywood movies are in for a fascinating trip to the historic town of Badagry, Lagos, through the eyes of The Kuju siblings in TMPL Motion Pictures first cinema release, Introducing The Kujus (ITK). The blockbuster movie, which is distributed by FilmOne goes to the theatres across Nigeria from Friday, November 27. ITK is one of the latest flicks expected to bring back the sparks and excitement to Nigerian cinema after the long COVID-19 induced industry shutdown.
9 Oct 2020
Set in Lagos, Nigeria Eyimofe (This is My Desire) follows the stories of Mofe, a factory technician, and Rosa, a hairdresser, on their quest for what they believe will be a better life on foreign shores. A passport, photos and a visa form recurring elements. The characters’ misfortunes are part of their everyday life and they are sketching out the need to leave Nigeria at the same time. At the bottom of the socio-economic ladder, status, money, gender, skin colour and family structures are inextricably connected. The longing for another life is but one thread in this complex mesh, a promise that floats above things at once near and far away. #EYIMOFE
12 Sep 2020
Nigeria is the world's second-largest producer of movies. But since the COVID-19 lockdowns began, it has lost millions of dollars. Artists and filmmakers are struggling to survive — and are now looking for alternatives.
31 Jul 2020
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.
3 Mar 2020
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.⁣
26 Feb 2020
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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