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First Look At Kenneth Gyang’s Upcoming Film “This is Lagos”

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“This is Lagos” is almost ready to enter theatres in December 2023. The movie focuses on the life of Stevo, a young man aspiring to succeed in the hectic, covert city of Lagos.

Kenneth Gyang, the film director, is well-known for his work on Oloture and has spent over a decade creating this particular project. He turned a short story by Crispin Oduobuk-Mfon Abasi into an upcoming movie in collaboration with Tom Rowlands-Rees and Jide Makinde.

Stills from the production of This is Lagos. [ShockNg]

The cast is led by Gabriel Afolayan, who portrays the character of Stevo. Joining him are Ikechukwu Onunaku, Rahama Sadau, Kate Henshaw, Enyinna Nwigwe, Sani Muazu, David Jones David, Greg Ojefua, Mike Afolarin, Jibrin Homsuk, and Laura Pepple.

Gyang shared his deep connection to Lagos, stating,

“This is Lagos is my love letter, a personal project. I’ve already completed two films, but this one is my heartfelt ode to Lagos. As someone deeply rooted in the essence of the city, I wanted to capture the true spirit of Lagos…”.

While examining Lagos’ lively and dynamic life, the movie is anticipated to present a blend of drama and humour. While more information, such as the official poster and trailer, has not yet been made public, excitement is growing for this movie’s December 2023 launch.

Check movie updates here.

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See Complete Cast For Funke Akindele’s Upcoming Film “Finding Me”

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Nollywood actress and filmmaker Funke Akindele has announced the cast of her upcoming film, “Finding Me.” From May 14, 2024, to May 28, 2024, Akindele has been revealing the cast daily through reels posted on her Instagram.

So far, she has revealed the following cast members:

  • Ariyo Oluwakemisola Apesin
  • Dakore Egbuson-Akande
  • Calabar Chic
  • Emeka Nwagbaraocha
  • Funke Akindele
  • Abdulgafar Abiola (Cute Abiola)
  • Omowunmi Dada
  • Efa Iwara
  • Tina Mbai
  • Dele Odule
  • Sharon Ooja Egwurube
  • Shaffy Bello
  • Omoni Oboli
  • Femi Adebayo
  • Joseph Benjamin

This lineup of well-known actors suggests the film could be another blockbuster when it debuts. Akindele began the announcements with a transition video weeks ago featuring some of the cast in “Finding Me” t-shirts.

Details about the film’s plot and exact release date are still unknown. The film is being produced by The Funke Akindele Network (FAAN), Akindele’s production company.

A few months ago, Akindele also announced another upcoming film, “Everybody Loves Jenifa,” from the “Jenifa” franchise, which will premiere in December 2024. She stated, “Been long you saw Jenifa!!!!”

Akindele is one of Nollywood’s most accomplished filmmakers. She produced the popular “Jenifa” franchise and delivered Nigeria’s highest-grossing film, “A Tribe Called Judah,” which earned over ₦1.4 billion.

She also produced “Battle on Buka Street,” the second-highest-grossing film in Nigeria, which made ₦668 million, and “Omo Ghetto: The Saga,” the third-highest-grossing film, grossing ₦636 million.

Akindele is the most-awarded actress at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) with five wins, including:

  • “The Return of Sheri Koko” (Best Actress in a Comedy, 2014)
  • “Jenifa’s Diary” (Best Actress in a Comedy Role, 2016; Best Actress in a Comedy Movie or TV Series, 2017; Best Actress in a Comedy, 2020)
  • “Omo Ghetto: The Saga” (Best Actress in a Comedy, 2022)

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Patience Ozokwor Marks 45 Years In Entertainment Industry

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Patience Ozokwor, the Nollywood actress who has become a household name as Mama G, is celebrating a phenomenal achievement! For a whopping 45 years, she’s been gracing our screens and captivating audiences with her performances.

To share this exciting news and express her joy, Patience took to Instagram. In a heartfelt video, she reached out to her fans and friends, thanking God for her successful career and inviting them to join the festivities.

She wrote,

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. My journey in entertainment started with sold-out school plays way back in secondary school and teacher’s training college. It’s time to celebrate this phenomenal journey, my people because God has indeed been faithful. Countdown begins now.”

Patience Ozokwor also offered a glimpse into the very beginnings of her remarkable journey in the entertainment industry. Patience’s passion for acting wasn’t something that developed later in life; it seems the stage was where she was destined to shine. It all began with a school play during her secondary school days.

The play was a runaway success, selling out all the available seats!

This early taste of applause and appreciation for her talent likely fueled her passion for acting. The fire continued to burn brightly even during her teacher training college years. Then another school play received the same enthusiastic response. Patience’s ability to hold the audience’s attention and captivate them with her acting prowess was evident from a very young age.

Patience’s announcement was met with an outpouring of love and support. Her fans, colleagues from the industry, and even close friends all rushed to celebrate her incredible achievement.

Messages of congratulations flooded in, expressing their admiration for her long and successful career. The love wasn’t just verbal; many offered their support to ensure her 45th-anniversary celebration would be a truly unforgettable event.

Check out more updates here.

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Uzor Arukwe Says Actors Need To Learn To Accept Criticism

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In a recent interview with Top Charts Africa on May 27, 2024, Nollywood actor Uzor Arukwe opened up about the importance of criticism.

He emphasised that criticism, rather than being something to shy away from, is actually a valuable tool for self-improvement. Arukwe believes that constructive criticism can help us learn and grow as individuals.

I love criticism and feedback because it helps you to become a better actor. You can’t be an actor if you’re not open to criticism,” he said.

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