Genevieve Nnaji ‘Lionheart’ FilmOne Controversy: A Case of Ego or Entitlement?

In 2014, after a world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) the year before, the filmmakers of ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ directed by Biyi Bandele faced major resistance when they tried to obtain a certification from the Nigerian Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) for “Half of a Yellow Sun,” in time for …

Tana Adelana on her Fall in the Television Industry, and What it Took to Get Back Up

Christaina Nkem Adelana popularly known as Tana Adelana is currently one of the most sought-after actresses in Nollywood. In fact, a few days ago, she won the Best of Nollywood Best Actress Awards for her role in the movie ‘Body Language.’ But before her current rise, Tana was a popular television host until she lost …

Oscars 2019: What’s the point of Kevin Hart saying he won’t apologize for decade old​ tweets, stepping down, but apologizing after all?

By now you must have heard the drama surrounding Kevin Hart. He was asked to host the 2019 Oscars. He agreed. However, someone dug his old tweets from almost a decade ago that used derogatory/offensive words (albeit in a comedic and societal climate where it used to be okay) against members of the LGBTQ community.  …

(Analysis) Netflix buys global rights to Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Lion heart’ Movie – What you should know

Although I focus largely on Africa’s music business and law topics on this blog, my foray into the African entertainment space is a result of my interest and passions in fashion and film. That interest extends to my legal representation of clients in those specific creative sectors, and also to my personal interest as a …

Linda Ikeji Soon to Debut Netflix Type Streaming Service for Nigeria, May 2018

Linda Ikeji, blogger turned media mogul, has announced she will launch a  Netflix type streaming service for Nigeria called Linda Ikeji TV. The platform debuts next month, May 22, 2018. Before you read the statement she shared publicly with her fans on her blog, I must say I applaud her tenacity, determination, drive and focus …