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Kunle Afolayan Joins OSCARS Voting Academy Few Months After His Movie Was Rejected

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Iconic filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan, veteran Nigerian actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo, as well as other six trailblazers in the Nigerian film industry have joined the Oscars Academy.

In a post on its website on Wednesday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) stated that the members who joined the class of 2023, make them voting Oscar members.

On its website, the academy wrote in part, “The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has extended invitations to 398 distinguished artists and executives to join the organization in 2023.

Membership selection is based on professional qualifications, with an ongoing commitment to representation, inclusion and equity.

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“The Academy is proud to welcome these artists and professionals into our membership. They represent extraordinary global talent across cinematic disciplines, and have made a vital impact on the arts and sciences of motion pictures and on movie fans worldwide,” said Academy CEO Bill Kramer and Academy President Janet Yang.

Below is the full list of Nigerians who have joined Oscars Academy:

RMD — actor category
Kunle Afolayan — writer category
Shola Dada — writer category
CJ “Fiery” Obasi — Director category
Jade Osiberu — producer category

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Premium Breadmakers Association of Nigeria holds successful AGM & EXCO elections in Lagos

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Lagos, Nigeria – May 10, 2024 – The Premium Breadmakers Association of Nigeria (PBAN) proudly announces the successful conclusion of its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Executive Committee (Exco) Elections held on May 9th, 2024, in Lagos, Nigeria.

The AGM, a hallmark event in the breadmaking industry, brought together esteemed members and industry leaders to reflect on the achievements of the past year and chart the course for the future. The assembly provided a platform for robust discussions on industry trends, challenges, and opportunities, fostering collaboration and innovation within the sector.

One of the pivotal highlights of the AGM was the democratic process of electing the new Executive Committee to lead PBAN into its next chapter of growth and excellence. With a commitment to transparency and accountability, members cast their votes to elect passionate and visionary leaders who will steer the association towards its strategic objectives.

The newly elected Executive Committee comprises dynamic individuals renowned for their dedication to the breadmaking industry and their unwavering commitment to advancing its interests. Their diverse expertise and collective vision promise to propel PBAN to new heights of success, innovation, and sustainability.

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Names and positions of the Executive Committee:

1. Emmanuel Onuorah – President
2. Abayomi Awe – Deputy President
3. Emmanuel Onyoh – General Secretary
4. Abayomi Okikiola – Assistant General Secretary
5. Kene Mbuba – Treasurer
6. Babalola Thomas – Public & Industrial Relations Officer
7. Ekaette Okoi – Assistant Public & Industrial Relations Officer
8. Adijat Olaniyi-Olopade – Financial Secretary
9. Adebiyi Adebowale – Auditor
10. Oludare Oladeji-Ojo – Compliance & Provost Officer
11. Abisola Dejonwo-Tokan – Welfare Officer

 

“We are thrilled to have successfully concluded our AGM and Exco Elections,” said Emmanuel Onuorah, President of PBAN. “The enthusiastic participation of our members reflects their dedication to the growth and prosperity of the breadmaking industry in Nigeria. With our newly elected Executive Committee at the helm, we are confident in our ability to navigate challenges, seize opportunities, and drive positive change for our members and stakeholders.”

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PBAN extends its gratitude to all attendees, participants, and volunteers whose contributions were instrumental in making the AGM and Exco Elections a resounding success. The association reaffirms its commitment to serving the interests of its members, promoting excellence in breadmaking, and contributing to the socio-economic development of Nigeria.

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Malaika took me almost two months to produce, Toyin Abraham reveals (Video)

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A Nigerian actress and movie producer, Toyin Abraham Adeyemi, has revealed that it took her just two months to produce her alleged N500 million budget movie, Malaika.

Also read: Tinubu hails Funke Akindele, creative industry

She made this revelation during a chat with the media while addressing the disturbing thread of piracy in the Nollywood industry.

A victim of piracy herself, Toyin, as she simply called, lamented how her N500 million budget movie was leaked on Telegram and how she was able to salvage it with the help of her team.

“If you look at me, I’m actually not okay. I’ve to come from the hospital; I’ve been having panic attacks. It’s not easy shooting a movie for close to N500 million and just seeing it out there.

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“I saw my movie and another movie, and I thought I was dreaming, and they said, ‘No, you’re not dreaming,’” she said.

She went on to disclose that the hackers announced on Telegram that they were going to upload the movie by 12, which they eventually did.

When asked how long it took her to produce the movie, Toyin responded that it took her almost two months.

“I shot Malaika for two months, almost two months,” she replied.

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By a comparative analysis, on average, Hollywood studio movies are shot within 30 to 120 days, with outliers falling below or above this range. The length of principal photography depends greatly on the scale, genre, and length of a film.

“Lift,” the new Kevin Hart-led heist thriller now streaming on Netflix, took approximately five months; between March and July 2022 to be precise, for filming with a $100 million budget.

Toyin further disclosed that her advocacy against movie piracy isn’t about her interests alone but for the general good of the industry.

“This is not about Malaika or any movie in the cinema; it is not about tribe. It’s about the creative industry; it’s about the entertainment industry. Because this is the only thing we do,” she stated.

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“Behind The Veil” Hits Amazon Prime: A Roller Coaster of Emotions, Life Lessons Unveiled

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The much-anticipated movie, “Behind The Veil,” has officially made its debut on Amazon Prime, promising viewers a captivating experience filled with twists, wit, drama, and a spectrum of emotions.

The film, directed and written by Toyin Moore, offers a unique blend of storytelling, featuring an eclectic cast of talents from various nationalities.

Starring Rotimi Salami, Khadijah, Taiwo Olutayo, Toyin Moore, Dapo Opayinka and Juanita Imeh.

Others are Alex Mike, Nora Brown, Mabel Marquez, Rasheed Ijaiya, Lydia Tett Olet, and more, “Behind The Veil” showcases a diverse ensemble that brings the narrative to life.

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The executive producers, Comdnt Alistair Soyode and Toyin Moore, have played pivotal roles in bringing this cinematic masterpiece to the Amazon Prime platform. The movie’s director, Toyin Moore, has lent her creative vision to the project, ensuring a compelling and immersive experience for the audience.

Dwayne Josephs, the Director of Photography, and the post-production team at DDFILMWORKS have contributed to the movie’s visual brilliance, promising viewers a visual feast.

“Behind The Veil” is not just a movie; it’s an emotional roller coaster that explores the complexities of life. With valuable lessons embedded in its narrative, the film is set to resonate with audiences seeking more than just entertainment.

Viewers can follow the link https://www.amazon.co.uk/placeholder_title/dp/B0CH8DZWFT on Amazon Prime.

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