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A Man Of God

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The movie cast includes Akah Nnani, Atlanta Bridget Johnson, Ayo Mogaji, Dorcas Shola Fapson, Jude Chukwuka, Osas Ighodaro, Mawuli Gavor, etc.

Man Of God centers around a young man named Samuel who comes from a religious home as his father is a pastor.

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Netflix releases official trailer for ‘House of Ga’a’

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Giant streaming platform, Netflix has premiered the official trailer for Bolanle Austen-Peters’s long-anticipated film ‘House of Ga’a’ ahead of its July premiere.

The historical Nollywood thriller based on the life of the infamous Bashorun Ga’a launches on the streaming platform on July 26, 2024.

Bashorun Ga’a comes after the success of Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, a biopic about the life and times of Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, a renowned Nigerian activist and mother of Afrobeat Legend, Fela Kuti.

Directed and produced by Austen-Peters, a multiple award-winning movie director and producer. She is the founder and artistic director of BAP Productions and the arts and culture center, Terra Kulture, Lagos.

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She has been described by CNN as the “woman pioneering theatre in Nigeria”, named one of the most influential women in Africa by Forbes Africa, and has been recognized with several awards for her contribution to the arts, with movies such as Man of God, Bling Lagosians, Collision Course amongst others.

Set in the 18th-century Oyo Empire, House of Ga’a is a story based on the ferocious and feared Bashorun Gaa who became more powerful than the kings that ruled over him. Power drunk he becomes a kingmaker himself presiding over who gets to rule and who is dethroned. House of Ga’a explores power, treachery, and a legacy left behind.

Austen-Peters first teased the project in May 2023 when it started filming. “Back on SET! Something special is brewing! Thank God,” she posted on X (formerly Twitter).

The film stars Femi Branch, Mike Afolarin, Funke Akindele, Toyin Abraham, Ibrahim Chatta, Dele Odule, Bimbo Manuel, Lateef Adedimeji, Femi Adebayo, Gabriel Afolayan, Jide Oyegbile, Seun Akindele, ⁠Yemi Blaq, Adeniyi Johnson, Muyiwa Ademola, Willam Benson, Gbenga Titiloye, and ⁠Kunle Coker.

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Tiwa savage’s debut film “Water and Garri” Set for Premiere

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”WATER and Garri,” Nollywood blockbuster featuring Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage in her first acting role, is set for premiere on May 10, its producers have said.

Nollytrailers reports that Meji Alabi, director of the film made the announcement on his Instagram page.

He wrote: “Always wanted to shoot a movie, so we did. D- excited to share that our new Film “Water & Garri” @WaterAndGarri Film is coming out on May 10th on @Primevideo.”

The highly anticipated movie produced by Jimi Adesanya is slated for premiere on Prime Video, a subscription video on-demand over-the-top (OTTP) streaming and rental service.

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The star-studded movie features Tiwa Savage in her acting debut alongside other Nollywood actors, including Jemima Osunde, Mike Afolarin, and Andrew Bunting.

“Water and Garri” is inspired by Tiwa Savage’s second EP song of same title that was released in 2021.

In the five-track EP, the singer explores themes of love, identity and self-discovery, all of which appear in the anticipated film.

According to the producers, the plot of “Water and Garri” follows the tale of Aisha, an ambitious fashion designer with a budding career in the United States.

She, however, returned to her native home after 10 years following a family bereavement.

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Back at home, things have changed, violence escalated while tension is high everywhere.

As Aisha reconnects with her family, she must learn to live with her scars and confront the guilt she left behind.

The intrigues that follow is what make “Water and Garri” a must- watch for moviegoers.

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‘Inspired by the spirit of Lagos’: Disney releases trailer for Afro-futurist animation Iwájú

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In Disney’s upcoming animated show, Iwájú, nothing is what it seems.

The limited series is set in a futuristic Lagos, Nigeria and tells the coming-of-age story of Tola and her best friend, Kole, according to a series description.

Together, “they discover the secrets and dangers hidden in their different worlds”, the description states.

The series is set to be made available on Disney+ from 28 February.

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Iwájú is produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and Kugali Media, which is an entertainment company “focused on telling stories inspired by African Culture”, according to their website.

Their stories “respect the history, embrace the present and imagine the future of Africa”, the website states. Part of their core values is also supporting African creators.

The show’s description reads: “Kugali filmmakers -including director Olufikayo Ziki Adeola, production designer Hamid Ibrahim and cultural consultant Toluwalakin Olowofoyeku – take viewers on a unique journey into the world of Iwájú, bursting with unique visual elements and technological advancements inspired by the spirit of Lagos.”

Iwájú is part of a larger wave of Afro-futurist animation delivered by major studios, including shows like Kiya and the Kimoja Heroes, Supa Team 4 and Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire.

 

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