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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…

Gather round, brethren. Now there has been a thousand and one rumours about the Orisha Pikin Comicbook series and the sudden disappearance of some of its favourite characters. We haven’t heard from Baba Orunmila since the first two issues, and this is understandable. He seemed to have been dominant or influential in the classrooms alone. But what about Jesus! Let’s talk about Jesus for a second. Everyone has been so distracted with Sango’s troubles, eshu’s mischiefs and Obatala’s good looks that we failed to notice that Jesus disappeared the day Sango allegedly killed *Sannkofamaan. Orisha Pikin is the only comicbook I’ve read that Jesus wasn’t necessary for everyone. Y’all need Jesus. For real! On a lighter note: In a recent interview with the creator of the Orisha Pikin franchise, he stated that “Jesus has been secured as a recurring character with a major influence in the story. ” Which means we’ll be seeing more of…

Orisha Pikin was one of the Dandiest things that happened to the African Comic Space between late 2016 and early 2017.  Then one beautiful morning, the creator pulled off its single publishing company, Vortex comics for some controversial reasons. On the brighter side, we caught up with the creator of Orisha Pikin last week and asked a few questions about the Comicbook Sam: Okay, so we haven’t heard from your team since you left Vortex and we wanted to know if  we’ll still get to read new issues of Orisha Pikin this year. Yamakasi: Op5 should drop around September and October. From there it’s going to be published every two months with no interruption. Sam: Awesome! So it’s a continuation of what we’ve experienced from the past? Yamakasi: Yeah! It’s a continuation Sam: Cool! What should the fans expect from these upcoming issues? Yamakasi: There is something new in the designs of the…

VEXPO, a Pan African event platform which hosts independent events focused on Afro-geek culture, Creative Content and Entertainment technology is an initiative from Vortex Studios that was launched in 2016 and aimed at the strategic growth of the creative content industry and community development in Africa. Themed Africa First! Growing our Roots, this year’s Vexpo will kick off on the 4th of August 2017 at Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. The event begins with a Creative Content Conference (C3) a content market that’ll give TV Networks a chance to connect with the best content developers experienced in Animation, Documentary, TV shows, sports shows and much more across Nigeria & Ghana. Club Crea8 On the same day and venue, a digital experience event which gives children and teenagers a wide array of electronic  entertainment, geek culture and creative learning experience will is said to hold from 9 AM – 6 PM. Come with…

Forget about Disney land, welcome to the CREA8 ARENA! The world is moving fast into a digital Age and so should our children, according to research by the ACCA; creative activities such as Robotics, Coding and Design grow the child’s IQ by over 13%. Also subjects like math which are often difficult for teens and kids when put in a creative framework appear much easier to them. The Verdict! Creativity is the future of the African child!Club Crea8 is a one day Digital Experience event carved for kids between the ages 5 – 16 and would be the largest digital event for the age group ever to happen yet in Nigeria, with the Support of School Campus & APEN alongside the presence of UNITY (UK based development engine), Bricks4Kids (Florida based toy activity / Robotics company), Center 4 Tech, Samsung Virtual Reality and so much more Club Crea8 would be…

The Trainspotting sequel was titled T2 Trainspotting and it had one of the catchiest Monologues in a movie. This monologue is said to have inspired an entire generation as the first Trainspotting film came out in the 90’s, 1996 to be precise. Veronika: What’s ‘Choose life’? Renton: What? Veronika: ‘Choose life’. Simon says it sometimes. He says “Choose life, Veronika!” Renton: ‘Choose life’. ‘Choose life’ was a well meaning slogan from a 1980’s anti-drug campaign and we used to add things to it, so I might say for example, choose… designer lingerie, in the vain hope of kicking some life back into a dead relationship. Choose handbags, choose high-heeled shoes, cashmere and silk, to make yourself feel what passes for happy. Choose an iPhone made in China by a woman who jumped out of a window and stick it in the pocket of your jacket fresh from a South-Asian Firetrap.…

Wacom Nigeria is organising a digital art exhibition & Competion this June in Lagos Nigeria The exhibition seeks to bring together all stakeholders in the creative industry and create a forum for networking to create career and business opportunities. The organizers described the upcoming exhibition as a platform for all artists to showcase their work and to enable them build a career in the creative world. Parents are also encouraged to bring their Children to the Digital Art exhibition & Competition as it promises to be fun and there will be lots of gifts for all children in attendance. They can also exhibit their drawings and paintings and possibly win great prizes such as Scholarships and Wacom digital drawing tab. There will be a lot of counselling and information on the career path in the creative industry. Date 23rd & 24th June, 2017. Venue: Omole Estate, Ikeja Lagos Gate fee is FREE…

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!

I know it’s not much of a buzz but this post is here because a friend told me she hasn’t heard about any 3D movies in the country this year. LOL! So Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was recently opened with a whooping $101.2m in international box office on it’s release in Hollywood (domestic) and the rest of the world, including China. You can read all about it here. According to the Genesis Cinemas in Maryland, the blockbuster is currently showing from 5pm everyday in 3D!