What is this Supposed to Mean? UK’s Sunday Telegraph Stella Magazine Calls Omotola, “The Queen of Nollywood, The Biggest Film Star You Never Heard of”

Over the years, I have been approached by numerous media publications and individuals to grant interviews for print, online, video/tv etc. I, for the most part, have declined majority of those requests. One reason was that I was not at a place where I felt comfortable to put myself out like that, and the other …

Do You Agree? Kenyan Film Critic Says ‘My Life in Crime’ Movie Will Fail if JIM IYKE Plays Lead Character

Kenya’s film critic Steven Anderson says ‘My Life in Crime’ depicting the life of one of Kenyan’s most notorious criminals will fail if Jim Iyke plays the lead role. He says Jim Iyke can’t even act in Nollywood movies and also points to a Kenyan movie that flopped when Rita Dominic played the lead role. …

Fast Company Feature: IROKO’s Jason Njoku Accuses AFRINOLLY of “Illegally Building (its) Business on (IROKO) Content”

This is a very interesting article by Fast Company about Jason Njoku and his company IROKO Partners. A pleasant surprise to see Njoku’s company featured on fastcompany.com. However, more interesting to me are the legal issues raised in the article, many of which I have raised from the onset on AML. The legal issues, at …

AMVCA v. AMAA, Is There Room for Two “African Oscars” Awards Event?

Today, March 9th, 2013, the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCA) made its official entrance into the awards event production space. Based on AMVCA’s presentation, publicity, accessibility and online/offline distribution, it looks like they may have or will give the Africa Academy Movie Awards (AMAA) a bit of consternation. For eight (going on nine) years …

President Goodluck Jonathan Pledges 3 Billion Naira to”Project Nollywood” – Who are the Industry Stakeholders to Watch?

AML people what’s up? By now you have heard or should have heard about the recent 3 + Billion Naira pledge/grant by Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan to Nollywood. Pertinent excerpts follow: “The federal government (over) the weekend said it has packaged a special programme known as Project Nollywood with a grant of N3 billion to …