Focus Features is moving ahead on a Fela Kuti biopic, attaching Andrew Dosunmu to direct its drama about the Nigerian musician. The Cine Mosaic production is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher and Leigh…
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.
The British are coming. And this year they are coming in droves to the Toronto Film Festival.
Rachel Boynton's extraordinary docu untangles the knotty saga of an American petroleum company's entrance into Ghana.
JOHANNESBURG — With the bulky frame of an NFL linebacker, iRoko Partners CEO Jason Njoku was hard to miss as he paced the hall at the Discop Africa conference in Johannesburg last winter. If all eyes…
LAGOS -- On a recent Sunday night at O'jez Chinese Restaurant, promoter Opa Williams was on hand to launch Nite of a Thousand Laughs Extra, the pan-African edition of his popular Nigerian standup…
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…
He might be the hottest thing in Nigerian cinema right now, but Kunle Afolayan was disgruntled on a recent afternoon at the offices of his production company, Golden Effects.
"Nollywood is dead," says a Nigerian entertainment lawyer, sipping a beer in a fashionable restaurant in the capital of the country's entertainment industry.