It was billed as a project that would jump start economic development and transform the film industry in an impoverished region. But just days after a presidential spokesman announced the creation of…
When Adamu Waziri was in London late last year, overseeing the logistics for the first shipment of plush dolls based on his animated series "Bino & Fino," he was determined to make sure things went…
On a recent trip to Spain, Nigerian media mogul Mo Abudu seemed to be losing sight of what was meant to be a short retreat. Late into the night she was still answering emails, returning texts and…
For the past five years, an Islamist insurgency has shaken northern Nigeria, claiming several thousand lives and putting the government in its crosshairs. But while the ongoing violence might rattle…
Had she relied solely on archival footage of Nigeria, Joanna Lipper's "The Supreme Price" would count as a solid if familiar primer on the struggle for democracy in Africa's most populous nation.
Nigerian censors gave a greenlight to “Half of a Yellow Sun” July 4, more than two months after the board put a hold on the film’s domestic release, citing “regulatory issues.” While refusing to…
Biyi Bandele's attractive adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's bestseller is a diverting but surface-level saga that, true to its title, feels less than whole.
KANO, NIGERIA -- Long before the Islamic insurgency brought a wave of violence to northern Nigeria, filmmakers in the country's growing Hausa-language industry were taking up their own battle against…
CREEK TOWN, NIGERIA -- Six days into shooting the film adaptation of "Half of a Yellow Sun," the bestselling novel by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, cast and crew in this small tropical…
British thesp Joseph Mawle ("Game of Thrones") has joined Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anika Noni Rose and John Boyega in "Half of a Yellow Sun," with shooting under way in Calabar, Nigeria.
"Nollywood is dead," says a Nigerian entertainment lawyer, sipping a beer in a fashionable restaurant in the capital of the country's entertainment industry.