Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Photos / Video from NIGERIA DIALOGUE Gala Night in London


The plush Plaisterer's Hall in central London was the venue for the debut edition of Nigeria Dialogue gala night which held over the weekend. Keynote speakers at the event include Hon. Abike Dabiri Erewa, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Sen. Babajide Omoworare, Dr Sam Amadi and Nigeria Dialogue founder & C.O.O Bankole Eniola. More photos and video after cut...

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Meet 28yr old Somali Barkhad Abdi, rookie actor and now Oscar nominee...

Meet 28yr old Barkhad Abdi, a Somali-American actor. He made his cinematic debut in the 2013 action thriller Captain Phillips, for which he received various film award nominations, including an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Watch video after cut for his story...

Friday, 3 January 2014

BBC Video: Nigeria's Kunle Afolayan - 'I want more than Nollywood'


Nigeria's film industry, known as Nollywood, started just over 20 years ago and is now the third largest in the world. Many of its low-budget films follow well-tried formulas with huge doses of love, betrayal and, often, witchcraft.

However, some Nigerian filmmakers are working outside the Nollywood genre, hoping to succeed internationally. Kunle Afolayan is one of them. He studied film in New York and October 1 is his first big budget movie. Source - BBC News