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Okay, on a recent post by Magnus we told you Niyi Akinmolayan had started a blog for upcoming filmmakers and Jollof rice addicts.Pretty exciting! He writes well. Well, its his personal blog. So, technically he might as well talk about his past experiences in the movie industry and his love for Sci fi. We’re not sure he loves Jollof rice more than Sci fi On a recent post on Niyi’s blog he shared what most of his readers call “an emotional experience.” Niyi on the other hand called it KAJOLA: THE UNTOLD STORY OF A NOLLYWOOD ACTION/SCI-FI MOVIE; sounds plain but you’re advised to read the story with a tissue in hand. 🙁 With lessons for everyone, the story climbs from Niyi’s motivation to make a great Sci fi movie in Nigeria to, well, a really sad one. Here’s an excerpt from the story. “The opening weekend was something else. Lots…

Yes o! While most Nollywood actors and directors are either fighting each other, making babies or stepping down to serve the lord, one of its wonderful directors is up to something else, blogging! A few days ago, the Director of Make A Move opened a blog for his Facebook followers… although, you could sneak in from here if you’re not one of his worthy followers. Niyi Directing Niyi’s blog has not gossiped about Genevieve yet or taught us how to kiss cry for almost no reasons like Nse Ikpe Etim but he has started talking about Orisirisi cameras and how to create a headshot and hopefully, what annoys him most in the movie industry. Niyi is also the Creative DirectorCEO at Anthill Studios and rumors say he could almost kill for Jollof Rice but our sources are yet to confirm the presence of Jollof Rice on the blog. Visit Niyi’s Blog here…

I know what you might say but the Nigerian Film space is getting better. The past few years have ushered in good movies like The Arbitration, 76, The CEO and (Insert your favourite Nigerian Film). Self-trained filmmaker Tunde Apalowo has released the teaser for his short film “Crack”. I don’t have many details about the yet-to-be-released film but here’s a teaser below. Crack Teaser from Tunde Apalowo on Vimeo. Crack was written and Produced by Abdul TJ and it stares Owumi Ugbeye and Nengi Adoki. Tunde Apalowo was one of the winners of the 2014 Anti-Trafficking In Person competition for his ‘Lost Children’ script/story. He studied Civil Engineering at the University of Benin. Hence, he’s an engineer, apart from being a self-trained filmmaker and a cinephile. He has written a couple of scripts for MNET and other producers; and as a director, he has shot and produced a couple of…

After it’s huge success in the country, the wedding party still trends for obvious reasons: The two main casts of The first installment of the movie are now engaged in real life and there is a new director working on the sequel of the movie. You can read all about the Director and the Synopsis of The Wedding Party Sequel here Moving on, the director shared images from the set of the Wedding Party Movie and we see non other than the controversial Pateince Ozokwor with RMD and Ireti Doyle (Photo above) and Shola Shobowale who was in the first installment as well. Ozokwor joins the Original casts – Sola Sobowale, Daniella Down, RMD, Ireti Doyle, Ali Baba, Ikechukwu the Rapper, Enyinna Nwigwe, Saka among others. The anticipated sequel also stars newcomers Omoni Oboli, Seyi Law, Chigurl among others. We cannot wait!

Image:Tiff.net After the success of Kemi Adebita’s hit movie “The Wedding Party” last year, Kaboom has confirmed that the fate of the movie’s Sequel lies in the hands of Niyi Akinmolayan. The Wedding Party sequel is also rumored to have started shooting last month. Niyi Akinmolayan, who is popular for “Out of Luck,” “The Arbitration,” “Room 315,” and “Falling” will be directing the sequel. The synopsis for “The Wedding Party 2” reads: In “The Wedding Party” sequel Nonso (Enyinna Nwigwe), has continued his romance with Deirdre (Daniella Down), the bridesmaid from London. Somehow, Nonso manages to propose by accident, while on a dinner date, and sets off a chain of events too powerful to stop. Deirdre’s upper-crust British family are against the match, as are some members of the Nigerian clan, but Deirdre’s determination can’t be contained. After a near-disastrous introduction ceremony in Lagos and Nigerian opposition to a London wedding, both…

African Comicbooks!!! So we crossed the first quarter 🙂 There are some things about a couple of African Comicbooks that makes them UnAfricanish. Sometimes it’s the story, other times the costume of a character… Go figure. Anyways, i am not here to dive into what a truly African Comicbook should look like. Instead, I will be listing a couple of African Comicbooks that are out this April. Wait! Let’s do it together. I list the ones i know, you add yours in the comment box below this post. First, let’s do a quick recap. I recently talked about Comic Republic’s Beatz here. No one asked about my opinion so i did not leave any. It’s set in a futuristic Nigeria where the infamous Zobo is now canned, hallelujah! Orisha Pikin #4 is out. I wrote a spoiler free review here.  Also, the creative genius behind Orisha Pikin publicly released its scripts here on Kaboom. You…