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Tiwa Savage On Why She Decided To Produce ‘Water And Garri’ Movie

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In a recent interview with CNN’s Larry Madowo on the programme “African Voices Changemakers,” Tiwa Savage opened up about the motivation behind her filmmaking debut. Her debut movie is titled “Water and Garri.”

According to Savage, the project stems from a desire to see African stories told from a woman’s perspective. She expressed a concern that female voices are often missing from the narrative. She said the “Water and Garri” movie is her attempt to help rectify that imbalance.

“I think it is important for people to see Africa and see film being interpreted from a female point of view as well,” Tiwa Savage said.

“I love the story and I think it is gonna draw a lot of people back to Africa in a different way.

“I think we have seen a lot of negative light on Africa for so many years and decades and it is with the way Afrobeats music is going, I think film is catching up to that too. So, it is very very important for us to tell our own story.”

Savage hopes the film will contribute to a richer, more diverse portrayal of Africa and its stories on the big screen.

This aligns with a growing movement in cinema. This movement elevates female filmmakers and ensures a wider range of voices are heard.

“Water and Garri” follows the story of Aisha. She is a driven fashion designer who left home for the US ten years ago. Then, a family tragedy forces her to return. It explores Aisha’s journey as she confronts her past and the emotional wounds it left behind. Meji Alabi directed the film.

As she reconnects with loved ones, including an old flame, Aisha must also grapple with her inner demons. The movie features several well-known Nigerian actors. They include Andrew Bunting, Mike Afolarin, and Jemima Osunde, who bring these characters to life.

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Omoni Oboli Reveals Her Favourite Thing About Being An Actor

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Nollywood actress Omoni Oboli is currently generating buzz for her upcoming Netflix series “Òlòtūré: The Journey.” As part of the promotional push, Oboli participated in a series of quick-fire interviews.

One such segment, titled “Hot Minute with Omoni Oboli,” was posted on the streaming giant’s Instagram page on June 24, 2024. In this fast-paced video, Oboli answered a variety of questions within a limited time frame.

One of the questions was about her background. Sharing details about her upbringing, she said, “I grew up in Delta Steel Company in Delta State.”

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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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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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