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Behold, Five Highlights Of The Movie, Citation

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Kunle Afolayan’s latest feature film, Citation might just be the perfect distraction from the latest unrest as it has been confirmed to premiere on Netflix on November 6th , 2020.
The anticipated film which is based on sexual harassment, a theme inspired from one of the scandalous reports of 2019 ,will not be towing the usual theatrical release path prior to a video on demand release. Afolayan confirmed back in August that Citation will make it’s debut on Netflix after months of deliberations.
Ahead of its November 6,2020  release, these are the five highlights film lovers can expect to see :
It stars Temi Otedola in her debut film role, she is set to thrill film lovers as Moremi,the lead character in Citation, this will be the style influencer and You Tuber’s first ever film role which means expectations are high.will she deliver a rousing performance or not?.
Citation is based on sexual harassment in tertiary institutions. Kunle addresses a subject of social relevance, gender based violence, harassment in tertiary institutions.
Recall in 2019,BBC Africa  Eye released a documentary exposing university lecturers in Nigeria and Ghana.The scandalous report reportedly inspired Afolayan’s story which is based on a young post graduate student, who gets sexually harassed by her lecturer.
It stars Haitian -America movie star ,Jimmy Jean Louis. He will be playing the sex offender lecturer in the movie.Louis will Stars alongside other veteran actors including Nollywood’s Joke Silver, Ini Edo and Ghana’s Adjetay Anang.
Ibukun Awosika makes film debut appearance: Citation will record a number of first timers, away from lead star,Temi Otedola, the movie is set to feature ace business woman and motivational speaker, Ibukun Awosika, in a supporting role. According to Afolayan, he casted Awosika after having a dream.
Citation was shot in Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU). Film lovers and Alumni alike can anticipate a nostalgic experience from the film’s representation of the school.

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Another Feather For Segun Arinze’s Cap

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It didn’t come as a surprise to many when news broke that notable Nollywood actor, Segun Arinze has been elected president of the Association of Voice Over Artistes (AVOA) Nigeria.
     Those who have followed the shining career of the Badagry, Lagos born entertainer, know that outside acting, the other thing that has distinguished Segun Arinze is his voice which he has put to good use as a singer, master of ceremonies and voice over artiste.
   Segun’s smooth voice had laced anumber of commercials, Adverts and indeed the voice over industry. Segun, one time president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) is regarded as a guru, so when it was time to elect a new president, members of AVOA overwhelmingly elected Segun Aina Padonu also known as Segun Arinze to lead them as president and to do so with an executive council made up of the Vice President, Joy Ogbekene, Director Finance, Tessy Brown, Director Publicity, Udeme Udom and Director Business, Michael Nnabuchi.
  An elected Segun who has already been sworn in, thanked members for the confidence reposed in his ability to lead the association to the next level. The award winning actor also canvassed the support from stakeholders and members of the executive council.
     In the words of the actor of vast credits who is popularly known as ‘Black Arrow’, “I am grateful and thankful for this huge honour bestowed on me by my colleagues. Together, we shall move AVOA to greater heights, Thank you and God bless you”.
    First known nationally for his portrayal of the role of Black Arrow in the action movie of the 90s produced by Chico Eyiro titled, “ Silent Night”, Segun Arinze walked into limelight as a singer with an irresistible voice, one whose hit track front his debut album, ‘Nwanyi Nganga’ made waves on radio. Later Segun, son of the late Bamidele Padonu of Badagry became notable as one of Nigeria’s most gifted show host and voice over artiste, who makes jingles and commercials a delight to listen to.
   And when Nollywood ticked, Segun instantly became a house hold name, he emerged as one of Nollywood’s undisputed bad boys and the producers first choice for an actor who can add zest to a picture.
  Since he joined Nollywood, Segun Arinze’s rating has not dropped. The talented and resourceful actor is one of the not too many actors in Nigeria screen acting space, whose popularity is so overwhelming and whose simple precepts are roundly admired.

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Disney Reveals Production Details For Iwaju

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Disney has revealed production details for Lagos themed animated series, Iwaju. Wait, Disney animation studios have announced details on Iwaju series, the first of its kind of collaboration with African comic book Entertainment Company, Kugati.
      Disney, in a statement released at the ongoing Annecy International Animation Film Festival, confirmed that production had commenced with talents working remotely from Nigeria, Uganda, London, Montreal and Burbank.
    Although details of the series remain under wraps, Kugati’s cofounder and series Director, Ziki Nelson revealed that Iwaju will share themes of inequality and class divide that’s the everyday reality of life in Nigeria and other parts of the world.
   The consequence they have on a society and challenge the status quo set in futuristic Lagos Kugati Cofounder, Tolu Olowofoyeku, noted the team’s chance of the commercial city, highlighting how its unique distinction feel provided an interesting base for the story.
   Kugati is founded by three Nigerian comic artists, Tolu Olowofoyeku, Ziki Nelson and Hamid Ibraham.

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Osuofia In London Streams On Netflix

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The Nollywood comedy starring Nkem Owoh popularly known as ‘Osuofia’, released in 2003, to critical acclaim surprised its Nigerian subscribers with the Nollywood classic, ‘Osuofia in London’.
   Parts one and two of the Kingsley Ogoro directed hit movie are currently available to stream on the Netflix platform, produced by Ogoro and Kola Munis, the comedy follows a hilarious story of the title character who leaves Nigeria for London following the demise of his brother, Donatus, who had left him as sole inheritor in his will.
   When Osuofia arrives England, he attempts to convince his brother’s British fiance, Samantha, of the Nigerian custom of becoming part of the inheritance. It stars Nkem Owoh, Mara Derwent, Sebastine Hall, Mara Ashton, Charles Angiama and more.

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