Award Winning Nollywood Movies Of All Times …The Awards, Production Cost
In our last edition we
brought to you some of the Evergreen block buster Nollywood movies of all time that are still making waves in the movie market. This is the concluding part of the report, enjoy it.
-Return of Jenifa:-
Director: O.J. Tee
Producer: Funke Akindele (Jenifa)
Starring: Anter Laniyan, Eldee, D-Don, Bankyw, Helen Paul Iyabo Ojo, Ireti Osa Yemi, Danrele Omanwunic, Yinka Quadiri and others.
Synopsis: Premiered in Lagos in 2011, the movie revolves around the life of the main character, Jenifa. In this movie, she registers to be part of a dancing competition, but when she was asked to undergo HIV test as part of the requirements for entry into the competition, she is unsure of her past exploits and flees.
Jenifa is later forced to withdraw from the competitions and society she once ruled and relocates to the village. Going back to the village however, does not stop her from being her crazy self, she learns that life is not all about being a big girl.
Porudction/Director: Kunle Afolayan
Starring: Ramsey Nouah, Kunle Afolayan, Omoni Oboli, Funlola Aofiyebi, Jide Kosoko, Wale Adeloayo, and others.
Synopsis: Released October 2009, while serving at a National Youth Service Camp, two friends find a mystical sculpture in an abandoned shrine in the forest, one of them decides to take it home. Unknown to them, the sculpture belongs to a Yoruba goddess, Araro Mire which bestows seven years of good luck on anyone who encounters it and after the first seven years, another seven years of bad lack follows.
The lives of the two friends began to change for good as they became successful and wealthy. However, after seven years, things start to change.
This movie gulped over N50 million, it received 10 nominations and won five awards at the African Academy movie Awards (AMAA) in 2010. This include Best Picture, Heart of African AMAA achievement awards in Cinematography and AMAA achievement awards in Visual effects.
Ijel The Journey
Director: Chimeze Anyaene
Producer: Paula Morgeno and Chimeze-Anyaene
Starring: Genevieve Nnaji Odwys Garcia Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Jeff Swarthout, Clem Ohaneze and Ulrich Que
Released July 30, 2010. It is a Nigerian-American drama Film, Genevieve (Chioma) travels from Nigeria to the United States to aid her sister Anya (Omotola) who is being charged with the mulder of three men including her own husband.
Ije is one of the highest grossing Nig erian movies, spending over N100 million in production cost. It recieved several nominations and awards induding the awards for Best Editing and The Treasure Coast International Film Festival and Best International Students Film at the Swanseu Bay Film Festival 2010.
Director: Obi Emelonye
Producer: Patrick Campbell
Starring: Genevieve Nnaji, Osita Iheme, Edward Ragutuzi and Fatima Jebbe.
Synopsis: Released January 17, 2011, Mirrow boy is a mystical journey through Africa, seen through the eyes of a 12 year old boy Tijan. After a land on street fight in which a local boy is hurt, Tijans mother decided to fake him back to their roots, the Gambia.
On their arrival in Banjul, Tijan encounters a strange apparition, a boy smiling at him in a mirrow and vanishing.
The award winning movie gulped over N70 million.
Mirrow Boy is a Nigerian Fantasy adventure drama. It was shot in England and the Gambia. It was the first African movie to premiere at the prestigious Empire Lecicester square which earned it loads of praises and achievements and placed the Nigerian movie industry on the world stage.
In Ghana, mirror boy reigned so well to become the highest selling movie ever in the Ghanaian Cinemas, within the first one week of its release, the award winning movie grossed over N12 million in Nigeria Cinemas.
Nigeria’s Box Office Generates N278m In February
The Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN) on Tuesday said it realised N278 million as ticket sales across cinemas in the month of February, nationwide.
CEAN’s National Chairman, Mr Ope Ajayi, who, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Lagos, added that the cinemas also had 122,295 gross admission within the period under review.
Cinemas experienced a drastic decline in sales in February when compared with N819 million sales made in January.
Ajayi blamed the cash crunch and poor network service delivery being experienced by POS operators nationwide for the decline in sales.
He similarly noted that cinemas experienced an all time lull in the week of the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
He explained further that cinemas had limited content to exhibit in the month of February, as movie producers avoided releasing movies during the election period.
“A couple of reasons are responsible for the drop in sales. We lost a weekend of sales during the Presidential and National Assembly elections, Nigerians’ attention was focused on voting across the country.
“Cash crunch and POS failures, affecting trading generally is also affecting the cinemas.
“Many movie producers and distributors avoided releasing movies during the election period. So, content was also somewhat limited,” he said.
Ajayi said the top films exhibited in cinemas across the country in February were “Antman” and “Love in a Pandemic”.
He listed films to watch out for in the month of March as : “Creed III”, “What Love Got To Do With It”, “Shazam Fury of the gods”, “John Wick iv”, “Different Strokes” and “Dungeons and Dragons83”.
Nollywood Actress Urges Ladies To Desist From Dating Married Men
Nollywood actress, Halima Abubakar, has urged ladies to desist from dating married men, saying leaving a quality life of being responsible with good moral virtues is the best life.
The renowned movie star, who took to her Instagram page to give the advice, said that ladies should not make the same mistake she made by dating someone else’s husband.
According to her, being a side chick to married men is morally wrong, but staying away from people’s husband’s is a moral upright living.
She stressed that she did not want them to experience what she went through, therefore, relationship with married men should be avoided.
She expressed gratitude to fans and well wishers, for their constant prayers, love and encouragement, adding that they should live a life they would be proud of.
The actress added that having a side business was far better than being a side chick, and urged them to leave people’s husbands alone.
“Live a life you would be proud of.
“Thank you all for all the prayers and encouragement and love .
“I am on a new parth to a new life; strive to be new and stay safe and morally upright.
“No do side chick o…see u soon. Find a side business and leave people’s husband.
“ Don’t make the mistake I made…The idea is to be morally right, “ she wrote.
Abubakar is a model, actress, television personality, philanthropist and multiple award-winning member of the Nollywood industry.
She rose to fame after the release of her debut film ‘Sabotage’ In 2011. She won the Afro Hollywood Best Actress prize.
The actress started auditioning for movie roles in 2001. After some time, she was given her first acting gig, a small part in the movie ‘Rejected’
It was, however, a small role that enabled her to land her first important role and ultimately her breakthrough in the movie ‘Gangster Paradise.’
The movie star has acted in more than a 100 movies. some of which are: ‘Slip of Fate’, ‘Tears of a Child’, ‘Secret Shadows’, ‘Gangster Paradise’, ‘Area Mama’, ‘Men in Love’, ‘Love Castle’, ‘Okafor’s Law’, among others.
She is also a movie producer and runs Morehouse Entertainment, a label and talent management business in the music industry.
The Kano-born actress established the Halima Abubakar Foundation, an NGO that aids the poor.
The actress has contributed immensely to the growth and development of the entertainment industry, thereby making her outstanding.
UEFA Champions League Final : Burna Boy Set To Perform
Nigerian megastar, Burna Boy, has been announced as one of the headliners who will be performing at the 2023 UEFA Champions League final.
UEFA has revealed Burna Boy as one of the performers at the 2023 Champions League Final. The announcement was made via the Champions League official Twitter handle on Thursday, 16th March 2023.
Music Burna Boy, Tems, Patoranking, Shatta Wale nominated for International Reggae & World Music Awards 2023
In the video posted on Twitter, a delighted Burna Boy revealed that he will be performing at the Champions League final billed for Istanbul, Turkey.
In what is a remarkable feat, Burna Boy will become the first Nigerian artiste to perform on the biggest stage of European Club football.
Since gaining international success in 2018 through his hit single ‘YE,’ Burna Boy has become one of the biggest artistes in the world. He has earned a Grammy award for his album ‘Twice As Tall’ while becoming one of the most awarded artistes on the continent.
The Tide Entertainment reports that Burna Boy has sold out choice arenas around the world as his music continues to attract international listeners.
American DJ, artiste, and Producer, Marshmallow, performed at the 2021 Champions League final in Portugal while Cuban Pop star, Camila Cabello, performed at the 2022 edition in Paris.
The 2023 Champions League Final will take place on 10th June 2023 in Istanbul, Turkey and Afrobeats will share the stage as two of the finest clubs in Europe compete for the biggest price.
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