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Lionheart disqualified

Genevieve’s Lionheart Movie disqualified from Oscars for Being “Too English”

The organisers of the Oscars have disqualified Lionheart – Nigeria’s first-ever entry for consideration in the International Feature Film category for “having too much dialogue in English.” “Lionheart”, the first Nigerian submission to the U.S. award ceremony in five years, has segments in the local Igbo language but is mainly […]

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Nollywood Animated

Nollywood Gets Closer To Producing Its First Major Animated Movie

Although Nollywood films are widely viewed across Africa, they are best known for their urban rom-coms and modern dramas. Animations and films rooted in African mythology are two missing genres. Roye Okupe, founder of YouNeek Studios, a comic book publisher, hopes to bring the two together. After years of publishing […]

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Ben Enwonwu

A Recently Found Ben Enwonwu Painting Has Sold At Seven Times Its Valuation

When a man found the almost forgotten Ben Enwonwu portrait of his mother at home in Texas, he did not know how his discovery would change his life. The portrait, Christine, was directed by one of the most revered African artists of the 20th century, Ben Enwonwu. Christine Elizabeth Davis, […]

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Tyler Perry studio

Tyler Perry Becomes the First African American to Own a Film Studio

Tyler Perry has created a path for himself and other African-American entertainers along the way as he officially opened his massive new film studio in Atlanta, with a party that drew celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Samuel L Jackson, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Halle Berry, among others. Tyler Perry said his sprawling studio rivals other […]

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