Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Irep Documentary Film Festival opens Today!

Irep International Documentary Film Festival opens today at Freedom Park, Lagos, with over 40 amazing line up of both international and local documentaries to screen.
The festival will hold from the 16th to 19th of march 2017. It opens tonight with the screening of 'FREE FELA' a freedom park production, MALI BLUES directed by Lutz Gregor at 6pm tonight at Freedom Park. From the 16th its 10am daily for all screenings.
See you there.
Follow the Facebook page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/irepfilmfestival/




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Abuja International Film Festival calls for Entries 2017

The organisers of the Abuja International Film Festival calls for entries for the 2017 edition of the film festival.
Read instructions on how to enter your productions in the poster below.


New Music Video Alert: Minjin ft Timaya 'Baby Kojo'

Soul Singer, Minjin releases the official video to his new single titled 'BABY KOJO' featuring Timaya.
Watch it below:




Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Meet Lucy Ameh, the new Screen Marvel to watch out for...

Lucy Ameh is a talented Multi-Award Winning Actress/Aspiring Producer. She hails from Benue State but was born and bred in Kaduna State, Nigeria. She holds a BSC in Mass Communications from NTA TV College Jos affiliated to ABU Zaria, she alao holds a diploma in Law from the University of Jos.
She got inspired to become an actor the moment she found out it was humans that are inside the 'BOX' TV even though she had no idea how to get into the 'BOX'. She was always the outgoing one amongst her siblings, the outspoken one that won all arguments which made her decide to study Law but her passion for the art kept chasing her. From her secondary school days as a boarding house student she would save her pocket money and use them to rent VHS Cassettes and catch up on all the Nigerian movies during holidays and when she returns to school she will dramatise and mimic all she watched to her hostel mates, she felt it then that all she would ever want to become is an Actress but her father wanted her to study Law and that she did and went on to chase her own dreams.
In 2015, her mother who she calls her number 1 fan kick started her career by enrolling her for a 3 months Acting training, after the training she stared in her very first screen job titled 'Nemesis'. She then joined the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Kaduna in 2005 and when she had to leave to school in Jos she also joined the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Jos and she got to star in more productions. In 2007 she stared in a movie titled 'Beauty and the Beast' along side Nadia Buria and the movie did so well, you can still get to watch it on youtube, she then decided to make a bigger move and applied to be part of the Reality show Next Movie Star, Nigeria/Ghana and she made it into the house and was housemates with Uti Nwachukwu, Lydia Forson, Martha Ankoma, Adesewa, e.t.c. After the reality show she decided to leave Lagos and head back to the North to continue her education.
In 2010, she returned to the industry with full force after she starred in Ishaya Bako's highly acclaimed 'Braids on a Bald Head', her career got a major turn for good as producers took interest in her and the rest is history...She has since starred in several productions, some of which includes: the highly anticipated 'Queen Amina', Bariga Sugar, Revolution, Learning Curves, Unfair, Gloom, Band of Five, O-Town, Handcuff, Fallen Angel, Dise Secrets, The Councillor, Dagger, Goldlyne, Six of Us, just to mention but a few.
She aspires to be a producer, she learnt producing as part of her course at the NTA TV College, Jos for 4 years and have done some shorts, documentaries and TV Programs and she hopes she finds the producing zeal once again, she also loves to plan events and have successfully done some.
In 2010, she was awarded Best Actress by the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Kaduna, She won Best Actress in 2013 at the Legacy Film Festival, Jos, Double Best Actress winner at the Kaduna Entertainment Awards in 2014 and 2015, nominee Best Actress at the Zuma Film Festival 2012 and she was awarded a recognition Award for Excellence by the Kaduna State Government in 2016.
Lucy is outstanding at what she does because her passion for the arts is what drives her, she reads a lot and train herself to become a better actor, she is a goal getter, hardworking, respectful, confident and a great listener.
You can find her on Facebook via:https://www.facebook.com/Amehlucyfrancesca/
On Instagram: @lucyamehlucious
On Twitter: @lucyameh
Get in touch!!! Lucy plans to be here forever so you need to get used to her name, this one doesn't joke with her job!!!

LUCY AMEH














Saturday, 4 March 2017

Complete List of Winners at the AMVCA 2017

The prestigious Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards held its 5th edition last night at Eko Hotel and Suites, the event was lit the best filmmakers from all over Africa in attendance and it was Glamorous as always with stars shinning even brighter.
JAB Congratulates all the winners and nominees!!!!
Below are the list of winners:



AMVCA 2017 WINNERS

Best Overall Movie - 76 - Adonijah Owiriwa / Izu Ojukwu
Best Director - IZU OJUKWU - 76
Best Movie (South Africa) - ALL ABOUT LOVE - Elvis Chuks
Best Movie (West Africa) - OLOIBIRI - Rogers Ofime
Best Movie (East Africa) - SARIKA HEMI LAKHANI - Kati Kati
Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series  (Swahili) - ZILIZALA - Daudi Otieno Anguka
Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series (Igbo) - AMONYE-BUONYE - Crey Ahanonu
Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series (Hausa) - YAKI DA ZUCIYA - Tijani Shehu Yahaya
Best Indigenous Language Movie or TV Series (Yoruba) - SOMEWHERE IN THE DARK - Abiodun Jimoh, Jumoke Odetola
Best Television Series - JENIFAS DIARY - Funke Akindele
Best Actor in a Drama Movie/TV - SAMBASA NZERIBE - Slow Country
Best Actress in a Drama Movie/TV Series- RITA DOMINIC - 76
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Movie/TV Series- ROTIMI SALAMI - Just Not Married
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Movie/TV Series- EBELE OKARO ONYUIKE - Four One Love
Best Actor in a Comedy Movie /TV Series - IMEH BISHOP UMOH - The Boss is Mine
Best Actress in a Comedy Movie / TV Series - FUNKE AKINDELE - Jenifas Diary
Best Documentary - ALISON - Uga Carlini
Best Lighting Designer in a Movie /TV Series - ELLIOT SEWAPE - 93 DAYS
Best Cinematographer in a Movie/TV Series - LANCE GEWER - Happiness is a Four Letter Word
Best Art Director in a Movie/TV Series - PAT NEBO - 76
Best Writer in a Movie/TV Series - CRAIG FREIMOND/ TSHABALIRA LEBAKENG/ ANTHONY MAFELA/ DAVID MAJOKA / MADODA NTULI/HARRIET PERLMAN/ROBBIE THORPE - Vaya
Best Makeup Artist in a Movie/TV Series - HAKEEM ONILOGBO AJIBOLA / PEREKEME ODON - Oloibiri
Best Costume Designer in a Movie/TV Series - PAT EGWURUBE - 76
Best Picture Editor in a Movie/TV Series - NNODIM CHIGOZIE / PAULA PETERSON - Oloibiri
Best Sound Editor in a Movie /TV Series - GUY STEER - Vaya
Best Sound Track/Original Score in a Movie /TV Series - MICHAEL 'THE TRUTH' OGUNLADE - Encounter
Best Short Film - CAT FACE - Ogo Okpue

AMVCA 2017 RECOGNITION AWARD
Best Actor in a Drama - DAVID JONES DAVID
Best Actress in a Drama - MEG OTANWA
Best Actor in a Comedy - SAMUEL AJIBOLA
Best Actress in a Comedy - DEBORAH ANUNGWA
Best Comedy - THE JOHNSONS
Best Drama - TINSEL

AMVCA 2017 Industry Merit Award - CHIKA OKPALA

























Sunday, 26 February 2017

New Short Film Alert: Ifeoma N Chukwuogo's 'Bariga Sugar'

After screening her short film 'Adindu' at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in Paris, Short Film Corner 2016, the young filmmaker made yet another amazing short film that premiered at Africa International Film Festival 2016 in Nigeria titled 'Bariga Sugar'. Directed by Ifeoma Nkiruka Chukwuogo and produced by Ifeoma Nkiruka Chukwuogo and Ikenna Edmund Okah. It stars Tina Mba, Gregory Ojefua, Lucy Ameh, Halibut Olarewaju, Tunde Azeez, Blessing Samuel, and Brutus Richard.
'Bariga Sugar' flows the story of a reclusive 8 year old girl Ese living in Bariga Sugar, a ghetto brutal in Bariga, Lagos. Her mother Tina is one of Bariga Suga's working women, 10 year old Jamil and his mother Hanatu move into the Brotel, Ese and Jamil begin an unlikely friendship.
Watch the movie below:




New Short Film Alert: Nadine Ibrahim's 'Through her Eyes'

Nadine Ibrahim releases her short film 'Through her Eyes' online after a successful screening at the Africa International Film Festival 2016.
Produced, Directed and Edited by Nadine Ibrahim, it stars Aisha Anisah Ayagi and Ibrahim Daddy.
'Through her Eyes' tells the story of Azeeza, a young girl abducted by a terrorist group and forced to witness and do things that tarnish her life forever.




#FemiLeyeLiveSession kicks off with a Bang

Just days ago, music lovers from across Lagos gathered at the Black Magic Studio, Ikoyi for the first ever Femi Leye Live Session with the award winning AfroJazz Guitarist and Vocalist 'Femi Leye' and his band.
Fans were thrilled to live music, the likes of 'Sise', 'Ayo', 'adina', 'Uptown Funk' (The AfroJazz Version) and of course, the recently released 'Ife' which is fast becoming the favourite of many music lovers.
While we anticipate another edition of #FemiLeyeLiveSession, below are some photos to give you a glimpse of what went down.
Follow Femi Leye on twitter: @femileye