#AMVCA 2015: Kunle Afolayan is Biggest Winner, Denrele’s Transgender Style Brings Shock Value; Complete Winners List

The 2015 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards was held on Saturday, March 7th at the Eko Hotel Convention Center in Lagos, Nigeria. The biggest winner of the night was filmmaker Kunle Afolayan whose film ‘October 1st’ took home nine awards.Of course, what is an award event without some form of controversy? Bringing the drama this …

UK Lawyer-Filmmaker Obi Emelonye Issues Apology for “Jobless” Comment Allegedly Directed at Genevieve Nnaji and Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

UK Lawyer turned filmmaker Obi Emelonye issues an apology to Nollywood Actresses Genevieve Nnaji and Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde for statements he claims were misconstrued regarding them being “jobless.” If you missed my position and discussion on the alleged statements, click here. Otherwise find the his apology below: I woke up over the weekend to a barrage …

World’s First for Nollywood | Obi Emelonye’s ‘Onye Ozi’ to Premiere Online via IBAKAtv, IROKOtv and Afrinolly

Interesting move by Obi Emelonye, especially since he essentially has the three major Nigerian owned digital distributors working in harmony with his premiere for the common goal of all making money off this premiere and also creating brand awareness for all involved. From a marketing, branding, public relations, legal (including licensing) and economic view, this …

Nollywood Film Business | (Video) Debates on Export, Distribution, Financing, & Production at @NollywoodWeek Paris 2013

Industry heads come together to discuss the issues that plague Nollywood at the Nollywood Week Paris film festival, and thankfully, Balancing Africa, among a few others, captured all of the discussions to share and educate the world. Check it out. Cheers, Uduak Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 7

Nollywood Film Business | (Video) Meet Nigerian Filmmaker Obi Emelonye @obiemelonye

Obi Emelonye has one of the best twitter bios I have seen by a filmmaker. It is so concise yet manages to tell the world what he does quite well and his mission. I like. Get to know him a bit more (although you all have already met him on AML) with his sit down …