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Orah Secures Worldwide Distribution Deal At TIFF 2023

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An important milestone has been reached by the Nigerian drama “Orah,” which won a distribution deal at the esteemed Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2023. This new development extends the film’s string of triumphs on the global stage.

Just a day after the movie’s first industry screening at TIFF, on September 9, 2023, word of the distribution agreement broke. According to Lonzo Nzekwe, “Orah” has a deal with Creative Artists Agency (CAA) for global representation, allowing the movie to be sold in every country besides Canada.

The movie’s producers—Floyd Kane, Freddie Films, Amos Adetuyi, and Circle Blue Entertainment—expressed their joy over the agreement and anticipation of showing this potent film to people all over the world. Their joint statement emphasizes the importance of CAA’s engagement in distributing the movie to viewers around the world.

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As a crime thriller, “Orah” follows the story of an unauthorized immigrant who works as a cab driver in Toronto. When her teenage son is brutally murdered in Nigeria, her life takes a devastating turn. She sets out on a mission to bring down the multinational money launderers accountable for her son’s passing because she is determined to seek justice.

Scenes from the movie were shot in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, as well as Lagos, Nigeria, during its production. OC Ukeje, Tina Mba, Lucy Ejim, Emeka Nwagbaraocha, Femi Lawson, Ruby Akubueze, Somkele Iyah-Idahlama, Oris Erhuero, Morgan Bedard, Christopher Seivright, and Agape Mngomezulu are among the performers who make up the diverse cast of “Orah,” which also includes players from Canada and Nigeria.

This distribution agreement positions “Orah” for more global exposure and acclaim, which is a big accomplishment. Due to its attention-grabbing plot and outstanding cast, the movie has made a significant contribution to both Nigerian and international cinema.

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Tobi Bakre, RMD, Sola Sobowale & Nancy Isime Star In Nollywood-Bollywood Series “Postcards”; Debuts May 3 On Netflix

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Hamisha Daryani, the producer who brought you the laughter and joy of “Namaste Wahala” in 2021, is back with a brand new series. Daryani’s latest creation is titled “Postcards,” and it’s gearing up to be your next binge-watch. Mark your calendars because “Postcards” officially premieres on Netflix on May 3, 2024.

The news of the premiere date was revealed with excitement by Daryani herself on her Instagram page on April 14, 2024. So if you want to stay updated on the show, be sure to follow her.

“I’m super excited to announce that our show #PostcardsSeries will be arriving on Netflix on May 3rd! This means it will be premiering next month in over 190 countries to an audience of over 260 million people.”

Get ready to be whisked away on a global adventure with “Postcards”! This exclusive Netflix series boasts a stellar cast, including Nollywood favourites. The likes of Richard Mofe-Damijo, Tobi Bakre, Sola Sobowale, and Nancy Isime. You’ll also see Bollywood stars Rahama Sadau and Rajniesh Duggall grace the screen.

Sharing a glimpse into the show’s plot, Daryani offered a synopsis on her Instagram:

“#PostcardsSeries follows the compelling stories of four individuals whose life’s journeys are filled with a rollercoaster of emotions – from joy to frustration, from grief to triumph, from love to heartbreak, and everything in between. Prepare to laugh, cry, scream, and most importantly, see yourself reflected in these powerful narratives.”

Following the popularity of her previous movie, Namaste Wahala, Daryani shared her excitement for the start of the series:

Directed and Produced by yours truly 😁@hamishadaryaniahuja and brought to you by my production company Forever 7 Entertainment. After the exciting success of ‘Namaste Wahala’ super excited for you guys to see Nigeria and India come together again but this time with a whole different flavour,” she wrote.

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Grammy Winning Tyla Hits A Fashion Milestone

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When South Africa’s rising pop star, Tyla, chooses her clothes, there are two essential qualities she looks for: the ability to allow her to dance freely and the ability to move comfortably.

While describing her personal style, the young and talented artist who brought us the hit song “Water” emphasized the importance of feeling comfortable. However, her definition of comfort does not extend to casual attire like sweatpants and jerseys, particularly when she is in the public eye.

Additionally, the rise of her online presence on TikTok, which now boasts over 7.2 million followers, has seen “comfortable” translate to performing her own dance routines in unique outfits like macramé tube tops and very short miniskirts.

Just weeks ago, “comfortable” meant a glamorous, seafoam green Versace gown shimmering with fishnet overlays—a dazzling costume fit for a modern Venus. Tyla wore this as she proudly accepted the first-ever Grammy for Best African Music Performance for her chart-topping R&B hit, “Water.” Today, “comfortable” has a whole new meaning: a stylish linen set as she dances effortlessly in Gap’s Spring 2024 campaign, marking her debut with a major global fashion brand.

The video showcases Tyla and a group of dancers performing Shay Latukolan’s energetic choreography to “Back On 74,” a catchy, genre-blending song by the British group Jungle, which has amassed over one billion views on TikTok.

Each dancer is adorned in comfortable and flowing pieces from Gap’s spring collection, crafted from breathable linen fabric. Tyla’s outfit features a stylish cropped top and relaxed-fit cargo pants, accented by a swaying chain-link belt. The video not only highlights the comfortable nature of the clothing but also demonstrates how it can convey confidence and a touch of elegance, making it perfect for both movement and style.

“I love marrying my music and the way I look, I feel like it goes hand in hand,” Tyla explains. “I see that also sonically with my album that’s coming out, and with the Gap campaign.”

As Tyla embarks on her first major tour and showcases her characteristic drive and ambition, the artist is infusing her on-stage style with even more personal expression.

A passionate supporter of South African designers, such as the talented LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize winner Thebe Magugu, she proudly weaves elements of her heritage into her fashion choices.

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MTV’s New Series “In Bloom” Sheds Light On Global Gender Equity

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In partnership with Paramount Global and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, this initiative aims to promote new voices and discussions to address systemic injustices, supporting the United Nations’ gender equality goal. Tope Oshin, a Nigerian TV and film director and UN Live board member, led the project creatively.

The films were directed by female filmmakers from Nigeria, Kenya, India, the US, and Brazil, covering various issues like period poverty, child marriage, gender-based violence, HIV and AIDS stigma, family planning, and women’s economic empowerment.

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Folu Storms stars in the Nigerian episode “Aféfé,” written and directed by Adeleke, which follows the story of a beautician whose life changes dramatically when her elderly and ailing mother-in-law unexpectedly moves in.

Additionally, there’s a comedy-drama called “Period,” written and directed by Nicole Teeny from the US, portraying Fay’s journey to obtain menstrual products when she cannot afford them.

“In the Bengali drama “Alta,” written and directed by Priyanka Banerjee from India, a rebellious teenager (Mazel Vyas) who refuses to leave the bathroom prompts her desperate father to seek assistance, leading to a revealing twist in their relationship.

In the Portuguese social realist drama “Maré,” written and directed by Giuliana Monteiro from Brazil, a mother (Vanessa Giácomo) on the brink of despair seeks refuge from her tumultuous life circumstances.

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Lastly, in the Swahili psychological horror “Kifungo,” written and directed by Voline Ogutu from Kenya, an ambitious romantic (Brenda Wairimu) grapples with self-acceptance after discovering her HIV-positive status.

The series will premiere on Paramount+ on March 1, 2024, in various countries, including the US, UK, Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean, Australia, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Japan, and South Korea, coinciding with Women’s History Month.

Furthermore, it will debut on Pluto TV globally and air on MTV international channels. On March 8, 2024, International Women’s Day, it will premiere on BET in Africa.

Following this, the series will have premieres in India and Africa on YouTube, followed by distribution by a global content distributor.

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