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Nollywood Actress Fathia Balogun Listed Amongst 100 Most Influential Deltans

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Fathia Balogun, the Delta state born actress, shared a picture on her instagram page showing-off  a book titled “100 Most Influential Deltans” in which she was listed amongst the hundreds.

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She captioned the picture: “To all my fans all over the world .i say thank u and God bless you..pls don’t stop your love and prayer for me…love u Fam,”

Fathia is a Nigerian actress, film-maker, producer and director who has starred, produced and directed several Nigerian films over the years.

In 2008, she won the Africa movie Academy Award for the Most Outstanding Actress Indigenous and her movie Iranse Aje won the best indigenous film of the year.

 

 

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“Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti” Is Now Streaming On Prime Video

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Do you love history movies? History buffs and fans of inspirational women, rejoice! The acclaimed biopic “Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti” is now available to stream on Prime Video.

Directed by Bolanle Austen-Peters, the film chronicles the remarkable life of Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, the mother of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti.

The movie takes viewers on a captivating journey, starting with Funmilayo’s groundbreaking years as the first female student at Abeokuta Grammar School. This act of defiance set the stage for a life dedicated to fighting for equality and justice.

Love, marriage, and activism

The story follows Funmilayo as she meets and marries Israel Ransome-Kuti. Together, this passionate couple becomes a force for change. They joined forces to establish the Abeokuta Women’s Union, a powerful organization that challenged the status quo.

However, their fight for fairness brought them face-to-face with powerful figures who resisted change, leading to a fierce struggle against injustice.

Cast and award-winning success

“Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti” boasts a talented cast, including veteran actress Joke Silva and rising stars like Kehinde Bankole. The film’s powerful message and captivating storytelling have garnered critical acclaim.

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It has grossed over ₦141.5 million and secured prestigious awards, including Best Overall Feature Film and Best Screenplay at the 2023 Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), and Best Writing (Movie) at the 2024 Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCA).

Austen-Peters: championing biopics

Director Bolanle Austen-Peters is a passionate advocate for using film to educate younger generations about historical figures and cultural heritage.

Her commitment to biopics extends beyond “Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti.” In fact, she has another historical drama titled “House of Ga’a” set to premiere on Netflix this July 26th.

A look ahead: house of Ga’a

“House of Ga’a” delves into the fascinating story of Bashorun Gaha (Gaa), a powerful figure in Yoruba history. The film explores his reign as the Bashorun of the Oyo Empire during the 18th century, a time marked by his controversial use of both political cunning and voodoo to maintain control.

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Netflix Unveils “House Of Ga’a” Starring Funke Akindele, Coming In July

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House Of "Ga'a: See First-Look Images Of The Movie | Fab.ng

Exciting news for fans of historical dramas! Netflix announced the premiere date for the upcoming biopic, “House of Ga’a,” directed by Bolanle Austen-Peters. The movie will be available to stream on July 26, 2024.

Along with the release date, Netflix also shared a special treat for fans on their Instagram page on June 20th. They posted never-before-seen behind-the-scenes images from the filming of “House of Ga’a.”

The post itself is captioned with a short and intriguing message: “Witness the rise and fall of a ruthless kingmaker. House of Ga’a is coming to Netflix, July 26.”

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Watch The Trailer For ‘What About Us?’ Produced By Pastor Iren

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Nigerian Pastor Emmanuel Iren recently announced he’s venturing into filmmaking with his debut feature film, titled “What About Us?“. The news broke last week, along with the official movie poster that sent fans into a frenzy. The poster offered a tantalising glimpse of the film and fueled anticipation for its theatrical release on July 12th, 2024.

Pastor Iren kept the momentum going by dropping the official trailer for the film on his Instagram page just yesterday.

Here’s the trailer for Narrative Entertainment’s feature film. What About Us? hits the big screen from July 12th, mark your calendars. We can’t wait for you all to experience this amazing project,” he said on Instagram.

 

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This exciting move offered fans a much more substantial look at the movie, likely sparking theories and speculation about the plot and characters.

Social media is sure to be buzzing with excitement as fans dissect the trailer and share their predictions for the film’s success. With the pastor’s musical talent and now his foray into filmmaking, it looks like he’s poised to become a true entertainment powerhouse.

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