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Watch Teaser For “Freeman”, Showmax Series On Igbo Apprenticeship System

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Showmax is bringing us a glimpse into the world of the Igbo apprenticeship system with their new documentary series, “Freeman.” This upcoming series will explore the traditions and practices of this unique system through the eyes of successful Igbo businessmen, offering insights into their journeys and how this experience shaped their paths to success.

Get ready to hear from prominent figures like Dr. Anene Okeke, Dr. Cosmas Maduka (Coscharis), Obinna Iyiegbu (Obi Cubana), Ndubuisi EkekweOkey Japan, Bartholomew Duru Nwanguma, alongside his son Peter Nwanguma, and many more. These renowned entrepreneurs will share their personal stories and reflections, revealing how the Igbo apprenticeship system played a crucial role in their careers and propelled them towards thriving businesses.

But “Freeman” isn’t just about sharing past experiences. The series also features the son of one of the featured businessmen, Peter Nwanguma, highlighting the ongoing legacy of this system and its potential for future generations.

Adding another layer of depth to the series is rapper ILLBLISS (King of Boys), who serves as a co-producer and has created the original soundtrack. This combination of personal stories, expert insights, and powerful music promises an enticing exploration of the Igbo apprenticeship system and its impact on Nigerian culture.

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Busola Tejumola, MultiChoice’s Executive Head of Content and West Africa Channels stated in a press release that the project aims to highlight Nigeria’s vibrant culture.

In her words,

Freemen is more than just a documentary on the Igbo Apprenticeship System, it is a spotlight on our rich narrative and culture. We are excited at Showmax to be able to tell the vibrant story of a system that has transcended cultural boundaries into other regions of the country and beyond.”

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Daro Umaigba, the director and co-producer of Freemen, also expressed his excitement about the documentary. He said:

“With Freemen, we open a window into the world of the Igbo Apprenticeship System, offering viewers an intimate look at how great business minds are nurtured and developed. This documentary is not just a showcase of the rich Igbo cultural heritage but also a valuable resource for business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs seeking mentorship insights.’’

The documentary is divided into four parts, each going deeply into the Igbo apprenticeship system. These segments cover the Pick-Up and Negotiations Period, Trial Period, Solidification of Agreement and Work Period, and Settlement Period, providing various insights into the apprentice journey.

“Freemen” will premiere exclusively on Showmax starting on February 12, with new episodes released every Wednesday.

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Burna Boy Is Producing His First Film “3 Cold Dishes” Which Tackles Sex Trafficking

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Nigerian singer Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, has taken on a new role in the film industry as an executive producer. He will co-produce the upcoming thriller “3 Cold Dishes” with Ifind, Alma Productions, Asurf Films, Martian Network, and Black Mic Mac. Black Mic Mac is a production company showcasing African and Middle Eastern talents.

“3 Cold Dishes” follows the story of Esosa, Fatouma, and Giselle. They are three former victims of sex trafficking who have become powerful figures in the underground world of prostitution. Despite their success, they cannot escape the trauma of their pasts. The men who sold them into slavery hunt them, vowing to make them pay.

Burna Boy will produce the film through Spaceship Films, the production company he started in 2015 with his mother, Bose Ogulu.

Asurf Oluseyi, who won the 2016 AMVCA for Best Short Film for “A Day with Death“, directed the movie.

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Omowunmi Dada Is Honoured To Play Wole Soyinka’s Mother In “Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti”

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Omowunmi Dada shared detailed insights about her role as Grace Eniola Soyinka in the film “Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti.”

She reflected deeply on her experience playing Grace Eniola Soyinka. Grace Eniola Soyinka is the mother of the renowned Nigerian playwright and novelist Wole Soyinka, in the new biopic “Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti.”

Dada discussed her thoughts on the character, highlighting Grace Eniola Soyinka’s significant influence and legacy. She elaborated on the importance of bringing this story to a wider audience. She emphasized how the film sheds light on the life and struggles of Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, a prominent Nigerian activist and the central figure of the biopic.

Dada also talked about the honour and responsibility she felt in portraying such a historical figure.

She mentioned how playing Wole Soyinka’s mother allowed her to delve into the rich cultural and historical context of Nigeria. It provided her with a deeper understanding of the country’s past. Additionally, she reflected on the challenges and rewards of accurately representing Grace Eniola Soyinka’s strength and resilience.

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“Stop Making Films Where Nigerians Travel Abroad Dey Mumu” – Yul Edochie Tells Filmmakers

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Nigerian actor Yul Edochie is calling out Nollywood movies for a tired trope. He’s criticising films where Nigerian characters travel abroad and then act immature or foolish.

Edochie believes these portrayals are a bad look for Nigerians. He argues that Western movies typically show their characters going abroad and becoming more resourceful or successful. He wants Nollywood to showcase a more positive and realistic image of Nigerians on the global stage.

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