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19 Jul
Nollywood has been dealt a huge blow this week as they mourn the deaths of veteran actress, Sola Awojobi Onayiga and another talented actress, Ada Ameh. The news of their death has been met with sadness and grief by both families, friends, and fans. ⁣ ⁣
1 May
Blood Sisters primarily tells the story of Sarah, a young woman who is set to marry a physically abusive man. Despite her best friend, Kemi’s objection, she goes ahead with the wedding, which leads to a series of unfortunate events. Guardian Life had a chat with the two leading ladies, Ini Dima-Okojie and Nancy Isime, who spilled the tea on what to know about the upcoming Netflix original series.
27 Nov 2021
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 2021
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 2021
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.

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