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Kemi Adetiba Starts Pre-production For “King Of Boys 3”

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In an Instagram post, Adetiba announced the title as KOB 3: The Beginning of the End, sharing that the upcoming film will introduce new characters alongside the return of a few familiar faces. The casting for the movie has already begun.

Regarding what audiences can anticipate this time, the filmmaker hinted that KOB 3 will be unlike anything one might expect or imagine.

“The new KOB submission is ELEVATED in every way you could imagine… And I’m honoured to be able to come back to tell this story,” she stated.

Power, politics, and dance with darkness—”King of Boys 3″ in a nutshell. This Nigerian crime thriller isn’t just about who grabs the crown; it’s a twisted tale of ambition that burrows deep into the soul of Alhaja Eniola Salami, played with captivating intensity by veteran actress Sola Sobowale.

 

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In 2018, the original film unleashed Eniola’s story, weaving together her shadowy past with the ruthless present. It quickly snagged the hearts (and box office records) of Nigerians, becoming the 13th highest-grossing film in the country’s history. The hunger for more wasn’t satiated, though.

Three years later, Netflix answered the call with King of Boys: The Return of the King, a seven-part series that followed Eniola’s elation to legitimate political power after five years spent in exile. But even with the plush seats of parliament beckoning, the ghosts of her past refused to stay buried.

The series boasted a cast as diverse as the characters themselves. From established stars like Toni Tones, Reminisce, and Adesua Etomi to seasoned performers like Richard Mofe-Damijo and Jide Kosoko, each brought their energy to the political battlefield.

But the story isn’t over yet. Whispers of a third chapter in Eniola’s saga are already swirling, and with them, the question of who will join the dance on the edge of power. Will familiar faces return, or will new players emerge to challenge the queen on her throne?

One thing’s for sure: the return of King of Boys promises more electrifying performances, intricate power struggles, and maybe, just maybe, a glimpse of redemption for the woman who danced with darkness and lived to tell the tale.

So, mark your calendars, cinephiles, because in the kingdom of the “King of Boys,” the fight for the crown is never truly over.

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Chimezie Imo Speaks On Actors Playing Stereotypes In Nollywood

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Nollywood star Chimezie Imo tackled two common hurdles actors face in the Nigerian film industry. One challenge Imo addressed was the tendency for actors to be typecast in similar roles. While acknowledging the frustration this can cause, Imo offered a surprising perspective.

He suggested that being stereotyped isn’t always a negative thing.

Perhaps he feels it can provide stability and recognition. Also, it allows actors to hone their skills in a particular genre. The interview piqued viewers’ interest in learning more about his unique perspective.

He said,

“I’m of the opinion that stereotyping is not really a bad thing, especially in the movie scene, because it only means that you’re really good at something, and everyone can tell, and it’s okay to be good at one thing. But there’s so much an actor has that you don’t want to be kept in a box.”

Chimezie Imo argues that actors can find ways to bring something fresh to their performances even when cast in roles that seem repetitive.

“Sometimes, even when you get those stereotyped roles, you can have conversations to tweak it a little bit. For example, there was a script that I had and it was supposed to be emotional and I said, ‘Okay, can I be emotional without crying?’ I didn’t shed a tear in that film. There are other ways you could be emotional without shedding tears.”

He also discussed the challenges actors face during auditions.

Placing the blame on the casting directors, Imo said,

“Auditions challenge you. One of the worst things is getting a ‘No’ or getting in front of some people and losing all your lines and whatever; that is also because of most of our casting directors here.”

Chimezie Imo didn’t shy away from discussing the pressure actors experience during auditions. He even pointed out that some audition environments can feel cold and unfriendly. In his own words, he said,

“I think we also need to do better. We don’t know how to make people comfortable and warm, just a bunch of straight faces looking at you like they’re about to stab you, and that line you’ve been rehearsing for 3 weeks just flies.”

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Filmmaker Cheta Chukwu Selected For 2024 Torino Film Lab’s Writer-Director Program

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Nigerian filmmaker Cheta Chukwu has been chosen for the 2024 Torino Film Lab’s (TFL) Extended Writer-Director Programme in the Netherlands for his new project, “Love is a Deeper Shade of Red.” This recognition strengthens his position in the global film industry.

The TFL, based in Turin, supports filmmakers working on their first and second fiction feature films. It focuses on four main areas: training, development, funding, and distribution. TFL also provides networking opportunities through events like the TFL Meeting Event and other co-production markets.

The TFL workshop will be held in Amsterdam from June 20 to June 25, 2024. Also, subsequent online sessions over the next two months will follow.

Chukwu first gained fame with his comedy film “Payday” (2018). It is about two friends, Paul and Ortega, whose landlord dies just before their rent is due. They decide to use the rent money for fun until the landlord’s daughter, Yemisola, threatens eviction unless they pay within 24 hours. Nigeria received this film well, as did nine Francophone countries. Furthermore, it was distributed on Netflix and Amazon Prime.

Chukwu’s upcoming romantic comedy “Strawberry Chinny” will be featured in the Cultural Connections section at the Essence Film Festival from July 4 to July 7, 2024. The film follows Chinny, a Nigerian makeup artist. She moves in with her childhood best friend, Ifeanyi, after her boyfriend dumps her.

Chukwu recently completed “Adam Bol,” a comedy filmed in Kazakhstan and Nigeria. This move showcases his talent for creating cross-cultural stories.

Also, participating in the TFL Extended Writer-Director Lab offers Chukwu a significant opportunity to collaborate with other talented filmmakers. The programme includes notable script tutors like Anne Feinsilber (France), Ayman El Amir (Egypt), Chiara Laudani (Italy), Marietta von Hausswolff von Baumgarten (Sweden), and Isabella Weber (Italy).

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Check Out The trailer For Yoruba Gangster Movie, “Lakatabu”

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When a man begins to use his powers for criminal activities, threatening the lives of citizens with his power and connections. He is Lakatabu the fierce one,” Adekola said on Instagram on Sunday, June 9, 2024.

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