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Canadian Firm Set To Train 3000 Film Makers On Animation

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A Canadian company has offered to sponsor the training of no fewer than 3,000 Nigerian film makers on animation, the was disclosed by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

The minister disclosed this at the opening of the French, Japanese and Nigerian animated films festival on Wednesday in Abuja.

According to the minister, the Canadian firm, Toon Boom, based in Montreal, will teach the Nigerian youths in animation technology.

”The firm will provide what is industry grade certification and tools so that those Nigerians can compete for global work. The firm works for Disney, Nickelodeon. It is Nigerians who will do the actual training. It’s a train the trainer and certification programme similar to what happened in India”, he said.

” On the whole we envisage 5,000 Nigerian youths being trained. But we are starting with 3,000″, he added.

Mohammed said that his ministry was also collaborating with the French government on capacity building for Nigerian film makers also in the area of animation and children films.

He noted that as prolific as Nollywood was, the industry had not done too well in the area of animated and children film.

He said that the country had the potential and huge market for animation and children films if they were well developed.

Speaking also at the event Denys Gauer, the Ambassador of France to Nigeria, said that animated films was still rare in Nigeria in spite of being the second largest film industry in the world.

“Having this in mind we should not forget the fledgling Nigerian animated industry, Nigerian animated movies are still rare despite being the second largest film industry in the world.

“There is a dearth of animation and children movies although Nigeria is well known for its talent, imagination and creativity.

“More animated studios are opening in Abuja and Lagos. But this sub-sector is still facing some challenges.

“It is the reason why, we have decided with our Japanese partners to dedicate one of the four evening to the animated industry in Nigeria.

“It will include some Nigerian short film screenings and a panel discussion in partnership with some Nigerian animation studios.

According to him, to further strengthen the relations between France and Nigeria a workshops with facilitators from Europe would be organised in 2017.

“The Instutit Francais will organise a program on animation, that will include workshops with facilitator from Europe Animation School such as Les Gobelins in Paris; but also meetings with experts in international co-production, large audience screening and more to strengthen the sector,’’ he assured.

The second edition of the animated film festival was scheduled from Nov. 2nd to 5th in Abuja.

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Biodun Stephen’s “Muri and Ko” Leads Nollywood Films At The Box Office

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The Nigerian box office witnessed a power shift this week, with Nollywood’s “Muri and Ko” making a surprising climb to the top. Let’s take a closer look at how these films are performing.

Debuting at number six, “Muri and Ko” defied expectations by surging to the coveted second-place position.

This heartwarming story follows the unexpected turn of events for a thief named Muri. After stealing a car, Muri discovers a child inside. Forced to go on the run from the police with a bounty on his head, an unlikely bond begins to form between Muri and the child.

This unique premise and strong performances seem to resonate with Nigerian audiences, propelling the film to financial success.

Hollywood’s action-comedy juggernaut, “Bad Boys: Ride or Die,” continues its reign at the top of the box office chart for the third week. This highly anticipated sequel to the popular “Bad Boys” franchise continues to rake in the big bucks. It grossed an impressive ₦100.8 million this week. With a total haul of ₦216.5 million so far, “Bad Boys: Ride or Die” shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

After holding the top spot for three consecutive weeks, “Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti,” a biographical drama chronicling the life of the famed Nigerian activist, has been dethroned by “Muri and Ko.”

This week, “Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti” only managed to secure ₦15 million. The movie dropped down to fourth place with a total gross of ₦156.5 million. While it seems to have lost its initial momentum, “Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti” still holds a respectable position at the box office.

The action thriller film, “Criminal,” took a hit this week. It experienced a significant drop in its position on the charts. Falling from fourth place to sixth place, “Criminal” brought in only ₦8.2 million this week. This brings its total gross to ₦45.7 million. The reason behind the film’s decline in popularity could be due to a combination of factors. These factors can be competition from new releases or negative word-of-mouth.

The Nigerian box office is a dynamic landscape, and these rankings can fluctuate from week to week. However, the success of “Muri and Ko” demonstrates the potential for Nollywood films to capture the hearts and wallets of Nigerian audiences. This can happen with captivating stories and strong performances.

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Victony Drops Debut Album “Stubborn”

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Nigerian artist Victony, known for his global hit “Soweto,” has finally dropped his debut album, “Stubborn.” This highly anticipated release marks a turning point in Victony’s musical journey.

Victony collaborates with a star-studded lineup. This includes Afrobeats giant Asake, Shallipopi, American rapper Teezo Touchdown, and Guyanese-American star Saint Jhn. This impressive roster blends musical styles. Also, it showcases the rich tapestry of African music for the world.

Released on June 21st, 2024, “Stubborn” is more than just music.

The album is a testament to Victony’s resilience. Three years ago, he was in a near-fatal accident that tragically took his best friend’s life. Victony required extensive surgery and rehab to walk again. The title “Stubborn” reflects his unwavering determination to return to music stronger than ever.

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Kanayo O. Kanayo Vows To Disrupt Any Film Set That Engages The Service Of Actress Angel Unigwe

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Veteran Nollywood actor Kanayo O. Kanayo is raising a red flag about working with young actress Angel Unigwe. In a recent Instagram video, Kanayo expressed his frustration with Unigwe’s mother, who he believes is managing her daughter’s career unprofessionally.

Kanayo admitted hearing rumours about unprofessional behaviour but didn’t take them seriously until he had a personal experience. He had apparently cast Unigwe in a film and reached an agreement with her mother, the details of which weren’t mentioned. However, the agreement wasn’t honoured, prompting Kanayo’s public warning.

Furthermore, Kanayo urged other movie producers to avoid working with Angel Unigwe.

He went as far as saying he would disrupt filming sets if he saw her working on a production. This is a serious move in the Nollywood industry. Also, it highlights the level of Kanayo’s frustration and his desire to protect other producers from similar experiences.

He stated,

“I am making this video to protect the entertainment industry in Nigeria. A particular woman has been holding producers to ransoms and it is unfortunate it has happened to me. Unfortunately, she is Angel Unigwe’s mother. A contract is breached by every producer, orally or written and it’s all respected but I found out that immediately this woman takes money from you, everything changes. She took her daughter at 9 pm when the particular date that we agreed hadn’t expired. She came at 9 pm and took her daughter.

“I have gotten reports from people before it happened to me. This is a Clarion call to producers, I beg you in the name of professionalism, from this moment to the first day of July 2024 any set that employs the services of Angel Unigwe, I will come to that set and make sure filming doesn’t hold. Her mother has been threatening many producers.”

 

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