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Netflix partners Ikorodu Bois on Oscars film brand campaign
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Netflix partners Ikorodu Bois on Oscars film brand campaign

Netflix has announced plans to feature Ikorodu Bois in its Oscar Weekend Film Brand Campaign. . The Ikorodu Bois are a group of brothers and one cousin from Lagos, Nigeria, who remake their favorite movie trailers in their free time. . The company, in a statement made available to The PUNCH, said its campaign was targeted at celebrating fans for the important role they play — for watching, loving, discussing, and even recreating Netflix movies. The statement read in part, “Netflix’s wide reach has woken up a new generation of global film fans, allowing them to discover more diverse perspectives, see themselves reflected and inspiring new forms of movie-love. . “Once a year, the Oscars pierce the culture and put movies on our collective minds, and this year, we are putting the ...
Kanye West Sells his Documentary to Netflix For $30m’
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Kanye West Sells his Documentary to Netflix For $30m’

Netflix has reportedly bought a documentary series spanning two decades of Kanye West’s life for $30 million. The multi-part project will feature never-before-seen footage of West, and will explore his extensive music and fashion careers, his failed and legally questionable presidential campaign in 2020, and the death of his mother, Donda. It is not known if details about West’s pending divorce from Kim Kardashian West will be included in the documentary. According to a Billboard report, the streaming service purchased the miniseries for “upwards of $30 million.” Netflix acquired the series from music video producing team Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah, who have been documenting the rapper’s movements over the past two decades. The duo, more commonly known as Cood...
Bridgerton Star actor, Rene-Jean Page Won’t be Returning for Season 2 of the Netflix Series
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Bridgerton Star actor, Rene-Jean Page Won’t be Returning for Season 2 of the Netflix Series

Bridgerton star actor, Rene-Jean Page, who stars as Duke of Hastings is breaking off from the popular Netflix romance series. A post from the show's social media account confirms the 31-year-old actor will not be returning for Season 2, which is currently filming in the United Kingdom. Written in the voice of Lady Whistledown, the show's anonymous gossip character played by Julie Andrews, the announcement says, "Dear Readers, while all eyes turn to Lord Anthony Bridgerton's quest to find a Viscountess, we bid adieu to Regé-Jean Page, who so triumphantly played the Duke of Hastings." The note however, acknowledged that the Duke will still always be a part of the Bridgerton family, adding that his wife Daphne, the Duchess of Hastings, played by Phoebe Dynevor, "will rema...
Netflix Partners With Kunle Afolayan To Produce Three Films
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Netflix Partners With Kunle Afolayan To Produce Three Films

Top American content platform and movie production company Netflix has confirmed their partnership with filmmaker Kunle Afolayan to produce three movies. This partnership was confirmed in a video released by Kaphub, a blog owned by Kunle Afolayan, which featured a discussion between Netflix’s director of content for Africa Ben Amadasun and Kunle. The movie maker revealed that the three movies he would be producing would touch on different genres and backgrounds. According to him, the three movies can be categorised as historical drama, folklore fantasy and character drama. All three will be set in Nigeria, the first of which will be an adaptation of the third novel of Nigerian-American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter Seffi Atta titled Swallow. Swallow is a story a...
Sanwo-Olu Suspends Bamidele Balogun For Imposing 5% Levy On Digital Platform
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Sanwo-Olu Suspends Bamidele Balogun For Imposing 5% Levy On Digital Platform

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has suspended the Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board, Bamidele Balogun, for imposing a five per cent tax on digital platforms including Netflix and Iroko TV. The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotosho, said this in a statement on Friday night titled, ‘Lagos State Has No 5% Levy on Audio and Visual Contents of Physical and Digital Platforms’ Omotosho, who is the Spokesman for the state government, said Balogun acted without authorisation and was therefore suspended. The statement read in part, “There is no levy on audio and visual contents of all physical and digital platforms in Lagos State. The Executive Secretary, Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board, Mr. Bamidele Balogun, is said...
Netflix Gives Ikorodu Bois Movie Making Equipment
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Netflix Gives Ikorodu Bois Movie Making Equipment

Nigerian Internet sensation the Ikorodu Bois have been given movie making equipment by Netflix. The Ikorodu Bois had recreated the trailer for Netflix's movie Extraction and this had elicited reactions from Chris Hemsworth and Netflix. The Ikorodu Bois reacted to their presents from Netflix in the video below. ikorodu bois @IkoroduB Guyssss!! @NetflixFilm sent us this presents omg! thank you guys @NetflixFilm https://youtu.be/gFtvxvMgebc
Nicolas Anelka’s Feature-Length Documentary Finally Arrives On Netflix
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Nicolas Anelka’s Feature-Length Documentary Finally Arrives On Netflix

Nicolas Anelka's controversial legacy has been subject to an in-depth Netflix documentary that is now available on the streaming platform. The former Arsenal and Chelsea striker, who also played for Manchester City, Bolton Wanderers and West Brom during a number of fascinating spells in England, has also played in France, Spain, Italy, Turkey, China and India throughout his career.And the 41-year-old's exploits will be under the microscope in this feature-length, two-hour documentary featuring interviews from those who knew him best. Check out the trailer for 'Anelka: Misunderstood' below. This is going to be good! Anelka will discuss his childhood, faith, his experience at the Real Madrid, his troubled history with the French coaches and his banning from the World Cup in Sou...
FG Congratulates Mo Abudu On Netflix Deal
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FG Congratulates Mo Abudu On Netflix Deal

The Federal Government has congratulated media entrepreneur and filmmaker Mo Abudu over her partnership with leading global streaming service Netflix to create two original series as well as multiple Netflix-branded films. In a statement issued in Abuja on Friday, by his SA on media, Segun Adeyemi, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the partnership, for on-screen adaptation of Wole Soyinka’s ‘Death and The King’s Horseman’ and Lola Shoneyin’s ‘The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives’, adds another feather to Mo Abudu’s already well-adorned creative cap. For criticising Lai Mohammed, court remands Osun-based poet Nigeria’s Anthony Alabi stars on Netflix show, ‘Family Reunion’ The Minister also described the deal as a big boost for the country’s Creati...
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Netflix Signs Partners with Nigerian Film Producer, Mo Abudu to Develop Original Content

Veteran Nigerian TV and film producer, Mo Abudu has partnered with Netflix to create features from western Africa as part of its continued expansion into Africa. The American media streaming service and producer, Netflix, partnered with Mo Abudu to create new content from the west African nation to create two original series as well as multiple Netflix-branded films. In a statement released Friday, Dorothy Ghettuba, Netflix’s lead for original series in Africa, said the streaming giant is working with Abudu because of her “passion for creating high-quality, riveting multi-genre films.” Mo Abudu through EbonyLife which she owns, has produced over 5,000 hours of original television shows and top Nollywood films such as “Fifty” and “The Wedding Party,” which grossed 3.5 billion n...
NBC Code: Netflix, Amazon, Irokotv, Africa Magic May End Investment In Nigeria Due To The 6th Broadcast Code
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NBC Code: Netflix, Amazon, Irokotv, Africa Magic May End Investment In Nigeria Due To The 6th Broadcast Code

Content streaming service providers, Netflix and Amazon, as well as pay television channels, iROKOtv and Africa Magic are considering halting further investments in the Nigerian content industry. The four platforms, Vanguard exclusively gathered, have been forced to consider discontinuation of investments in Nigeria because of the 6th Broadcast Code recently released by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). Creative and broadcasting industry sources disclosed that four platforms, which have invested enormously in local content production that are exclusive to them, are convinced that the new broadcast code is a huge threat to their investments, as it seeks to end exclusivity to broadcast properties and compel re-sale or sub-licensing to other broadcasters, including direct ...
Nigerian Government To Tax Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, Others
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Nigerian Government To Tax Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, Others

The Federal Government plans to tax foreign digital service providers offering services to Nigerians and earning revenue in naira. Some of these service providers which are video streaming sites, social media platforms, and companies that offer downloads of digital contents are expected to pay digital tax to the Federal Inland Revenue Service. The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, had issued the Companies Income Tax (Significant Economic Presence) Order, 2020 as an amendment of the Finance Act 2019. The order aimed to impose tax on a foreign entity with respect to certain services or digital transactions if it had a Significant Economic Presence in Nigeria. It further stated that the finance minister may by order, determine what constituted SEP in Nigeria. Netflix, Face...
Nasty C makes acting debut in Netflix’s ‘Blood and Water’
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Nasty C makes acting debut in Netflix’s ‘Blood and Water’

South African rapper Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo, popularly known as Nasty C has made his acting debut in Netflix's soon to be released African series. The 23-year-old took to social media to share the news with his fans. According to his post on Instagram, Nasty C will be part of an African series dubbed Blood & Water premiering on May 20. “My debut acting role! Catch me in the upcoming Netflix second original African series, Blood & Water,” he wrote. The series tells the story of a young girl who engineers a transfer to a prestigious school to investigate the 17-year-old cold case of her older sister who was abducted at birth. It features a host of stars, including Ama Qamata, Natasha Thahane, Cindy Mahlangu, Thabang Molaba and Gail Mabalane. Nasty C will pla...
Abraham out to be Chelsea’s ‘main man’ as he takes inspiration from Michael Jordan & ‘The Last Dance
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Abraham out to be Chelsea’s ‘main man’ as he takes inspiration from Michael Jordan & ‘The Last Dance

The England international striker is waiting to discover whether Premier League football will return, with the Blues star saying he’s in “good shape” Tammy Abraham admits to having taken inspiration from Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan while watching ‘The Last Dance’ on Netflix and is now looking to become Chelsea’s “main man”. The 2019-20 campaign has proved to be a breakthrough one for the 22-year-old striker on a Premier League stage. While he has taken in top-flight football before, and shown how productive he can be across a series of loan spells, it is only this season that a regular role has been earned at his parent club.
Michelle Obama Whines About Being Mom, Says She Gave Up ‘Aspirations And Dreams’ To Have Kids
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Michelle Obama Whines About Being Mom, Says She Gave Up ‘Aspirations And Dreams’ To Have Kids

Michelle Obama has a new show out on Netflix and it is full of obnoxious out-of-touch whining. First she complained about minority voters: “So, the day I left the White House, and I write about how painful it was to sit on that inauguration stage,” Obama said. “A lot of our folks didn’t vote. It was almost like a slap in the face.” “I understand the people who voted for Trump. The people who didn’t vote at all, the young people, the women, that’s when you think, man, people think this is a game.” Now she is complaining about having kids and she had to give up her dreams to do so – there are plenty of working mothers who would take offense to this. From The Washington Examiner: Former first lady Michelle Obama said in her new Netflix documentary that having daughters Mali...
Former US President’s Wife, Michelle Obama Earns $36 Million For “Becoming” Memoir
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Former US President’s Wife, Michelle Obama Earns $36 Million For “Becoming” Memoir

Former President of United States of America, Barack Obama’s wife, Michelle Obama earns $36m for becoming a memoir. According to Forbes, How much money are we talking? Somewhere around $36 million for the book deal alone Taking to instagram, she shared the business news surprising number to her fans and followers She wrote “$36 million. That is how much Michelle Obama made from her memoir, ‘Becoming,’ after selling 10 million copies in 2019, making her the third-highest-paid author of last year. Now for the first time since launching a production company, the former first lady will star in a documentary named after her memoir. The film is set to debut on Netflix on May 6 and will follow her as she toured the country promoting her blockbuster book. It will focus on the group dis...
Netflix Best-Placed To Weather Coronavirus Pandemic, Say Analysts
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Netflix Best-Placed To Weather Coronavirus Pandemic, Say Analysts

While coronavirus has brought Hollywood to a halt, Netflix has enjoyed record success. But will the streaming giant’s well-stocked slate of future shows be enough to maintain that growth? Netflix announced this week that it has finished filming the majority of movies and series due for release this year, playing down concerns that its flow of hit shows such as “Tiger King” could run dry, or the next “Unorthodox” be delayed. “Our 2020 slate of series and films are largely shot, and are in post-production remotely in locations all over the world,” said content chief Ted Sarandos. “And we’re actually pretty deep into our 2021 slate. So we’re not anticipating moving things around.” Analysts say Netflix’s scale, in terms of its sheer number of ongoing productions and global pres...
Selena Gomez Thinks Trump Can Do Better On Immigration
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Selena Gomez Thinks Trump Can Do Better On Immigration

Singer Selena Gomez has said that Donald Trump and his administration can do better when it comes to immigration in the United States. The US president’s name came up when the Rare singer spoke to April issue of Vogue Arabia to promote the series ‘Living Undocumented’ for Netflix, which she is a producer on. ‘My thoughts on life in Donald Trump’s America? I have said that I don’t claim to be an expert and I understand that there have to be rules and regulations, but we have to do better than what we are doing – we simply have to,’ said the Texas native. The ‘Lose You To Love Me’ crooner continued: “I hope we can still offer the American dream. I hope we can still offer people a better life. It’s so important to remember our country was formed by those who came from other count...
Michelle Obama Describes Her Family’s Daily Routine During Coronavirus Lockdown
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Michelle Obama Describes Her Family’s Daily Routine During Coronavirus Lockdown

Netflix, conference calls and online college classes are part of the Obama family's day-to-day life during their coronavirus self-quarantine, Michelle Obama told Ellen DeGeneres in a televised phone call posted on Twitter. With their daughters Malia and Sasha home from college, the family is trying to establish a routine, the former first lady said. "I think Barack is -- I don't know where he is. He was on the phone on a conference call; I just got finished with a conference call. ... We're just trying to keep a routine going, but we've also got a little Netflix and chilling happening." Michelle Obama has advice for Americans stuck indoors to help stem the spread of coronavirus Obama told DeGeneres some good may come out of the coronavirus crisis, at least on a personal level. ...
John Boyega partners with Netflix to produce Nollywood movies for the newly launched Netflix Africa
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John Boyega partners with Netflix to produce Nollywood movies for the newly launched Netflix Africa

Hollywood Nigerian born actor, John Boyega has partnered with Netflix Naija. The start signed a deal with Netflix so that he can produce content for the newly launched Netflix in Africa. Furthermore, John made announcement of the partnership via soci media stating: I am thrilled to announce that my production company, UpperRoom Productions, will be partnering with Netflix International, to develop a slate of non English feature films. Our initial focus will be on African stories, specifically Nigerian and Sudanese. An intrinsic part of our DNA as a company has always been to produce authentic content, that gives a true voice to perspectives and narratives from all over the world. It’s important that we take charge of telling our stories, and with this deal, we will do j...
Chi Mhende Conquered Nerves To Star In Queen Sono
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Chi Mhende Conquered Nerves To Star In Queen Sono

Chi Mhende says she feels inspired by her character’s complexity in Queen Sono, Netflix’s first African original series. If Chi Mhende could handpick a superhero power for herself, she confesses it’d be invisibility – a surprising choice for an actress with remarkable screen presence. For three years, Mhende was Wandile Radebe, a male character (that later transitions into a trans woman) on popular South African soapie, Generations: The Legacy. Playing the character came with its personal and professional tolls, majorly the physical demands of a woman pretending to be a man on TV, and real life questions about her femininity. Overcoming that was never going to be easy for the Zimbabwean actress, especially when your next project is Netflix’s Queen Sono, the streaming giant’s firs...
Pearl Thusi covers Cosmopolitan first ever Netflix Issue
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Pearl Thusi covers Cosmopolitan first ever Netflix Issue

South African actress, Pearl Thusi is the star of this month's Cosmopolitan Netflix issue and of course - she killed it. Pearl Thusi is on the up and up this year and is putting in the work. The actress has accomplished success both nationally and internationally. Not only is the actress securing the bag with her acting career but the star has also recently been anointed as the first ever African to collaborate with makeup brand, MAC Cosmetics. As this is the magazine's first Netflix Issue, who else would grace the cover other than the star of Africa's first original series on the streaming website. Only Pearl Thusi fits this mould for us and evidently Cosmo's too. Although is the cover star, she is sharing the spotlight with up and coming actresses who she believes are one's...
Oscars 2020: Full List Of Winners
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Oscars 2020: Full List Of Winners

Netflix headed into the 92nd Oscars with 24 nominations — the most of any studio — expecting to dominate award season’s biggest night the same way it’s dominated the entertainment industry. Instead, Netflix walked away with practically zilch. The streamer made out with just two awards: Best Documentary for American Factory (produced by President Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company) and Best Supporting Actress for Laura Dern. Its biggest films — The Irishman and The Two Popes — all went home empty handed. Only just a week prior, Netflix’s studio chief Ted Sarandos rebuked claims that its lack of awards are previous award shows is part of a “backlash to a tech giant that is upending entertainment-industry business practices and threatening Hollywood power hierarchies,” as ...
Brazil’s Supreme Court rules in Support of the Neflix Movie Depicting Jesus as a Gay man
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Brazil’s Supreme Court rules in Support of the Neflix Movie Depicting Jesus as a Gay man

Brazil Supreme Court has overturned the order by a judge asking Netflix to remove the controversial movie where Jesus was depicted as gay. Judge Antonio Diaz Toffoli, head of the Supreme Federal Court on Thursday, January 9, rejected a decision to stop Netflix from showing the controversial movie, "The First Temptation of Christ", depicting Jesus Christ in a gay relationship. Rio de Janeiro judge Benedicto Abicair on Wednesday, January 8, ordered Netflix to remove the movie from its platform . But Netflix appealed the decision and Judge Antonio Diaz Toffoli supported Netflix’s appeal against banning the movie, AFP reports. It denied the idea that the movie was insulting to Christians. The judge said: "One cannot suppose that a humorous satire has the ability to weaken th...
Judge Orders Netflix to Remove the Controversial Movie where Jesus was Depicted as Gay
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Judge Orders Netflix to Remove the Controversial Movie where Jesus was Depicted as Gay

A Brazilian judge has ordered Netflix to stop showing the controversial movie depicting Jesus as gay. The ruling by Rio de Janeiro judge Benedicto Abicair on Wednesday, January 8, ordered Netflix to remove the Christmas special that some called blasphemous for depicting Jesus as a gay man and which prompted a gasoline bomb attack on the satirists behind the program. Judge Benedicto Abicair responded to a petition by a Brazilian Catholic organization that argued the "honor of millions of Catholics" was hurt by the airing of "The First Temptation of Christ." The special was produced by the Rio-based film company Porta dos Fundos, whose headquarters was targeted in the Christmas Eve attack. Netflix told The Associated Press it would not comment on the ruling. Porta dos Fundos a...
“Delete Netflix app”- Apostle Suleman and Reno Omokri react as Netflix releases “Gay Jesus” movie
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“Delete Netflix app”- Apostle Suleman and Reno Omokri react as Netflix releases “Gay Jesus” movie

A Brazilian Netflix film about a gay Jesus has triggered serious reactions on social media with more than one million people calling for it to be pulled. The First Temptation of Christ – a 46-minute comedy flick which portrayed Jesus as a closeted homosexual – was released on 3 December. A Brazilian Netflix film about a gay Jesus has triggered serious reactions on social media with more than one million people calling for it to be pulled. The First Temptation of Christ – a 46-minute comedy flick that portrayed Jesus as a closeted homosexual – was released on 3 December. It sees Jesus and a ‘friend’ named Orlando arriving at Mary and Joseph’s house for a birthday party. Jesus tries to downplay their relationship, while Orlando hints that they’re more than friends. The Ne...
Apostle Suleman Asks Christians To Boycott Netflix Over ‘Gay Jesus’
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Apostle Suleman Asks Christians To Boycott Netflix Over ‘Gay Jesus’

Nigerian televangelist and the senior pastor and general overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman has asked christians to boycott an American media-services provider and production company, Netflix over a new Netflix Christmas Special titled "The First Temptation Of Christ", which shows Jesus Christ in a gay relationship and Mary as a weed-smoker, has angered millions all over the world. According to Suleman ; "The glory of present day cinema is Netflix..but since they have decided to blaspheme,its crash is inevitable..you want to do a film 'gay jesus'?...its the beginning of your end..we are not cowards cause we are tolerant.. We have 2.5billion Christians on earth,if Netflix goes ahead with this rubbish,we should boycott them.. that movie is evil,i...
Reno Omokri Kicks As Netflix Shows Movie About ‘Gay Jesus’, ‘The First Temptation Of Christ’
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Reno Omokri Kicks As Netflix Shows Movie About ‘Gay Jesus’, ‘The First Temptation Of Christ’

Reno Omokri has kicked against on-demand movie platform, Netflix, showing a movie about a ''gay Jesus.'' The movie titled, The First Temptation of Christ was made by a YouTube comedy group and was released by Netflix in Brazil on December 3rd. The movie implied that Jesus was in a sexual relationship with his male friend Orlando. Reno in a post shared on his IG page this afternoon, appealed to Netflix not to take the tolerance of Christians for granted. He wondered if the platform can venture doing such about the Quran. He also shaded comedian, Etinosa, who recently used the bible as an ashtray in one of her videos. Read what he wrote below: The other day, a misguided woman used Scripture as an ashtray. Now, @Netflix announces a film about a gay Jesus. Would they do that to the...
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2020 Golden Globe Award nominations announced

The nominees for the 77th Golden Globe Awards were announced today Monday 9th, December 2019. Netflix led in total nominations, thanks to a strong showing from the films “Marriage Story” and “The Irishman.” The dramas were nominated for six and five awards respectively. In the television categories, the Netflix series “The Crown” and “Unbelievable” got four nominations each, as did HBO’s “Chernobyl.” Once again, no women were nominated in the best director category. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual ceremony, which honors achievement in film and television, are viewed as the unpredictable unofficial kickoff to awards season. The event telecast will air at 8 p.m. EST on January 5 on NBC. Ricky Gervais is set to return as host for a fifth time. Here is a...
Howard Sueing III Ekundayo: American Man Adopts Nigerian Wife’s Surname
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Howard Sueing III Ekundayo: American Man Adopts Nigerian Wife’s Surname

An American man, Howard Sueing III Ekundayo, has revealed that he has adopted his Nigerian wife’s surname, Ekundayo. Howard, whose Twitter bio reveals is an Engineering Manager at Netflix, tweeted on Sunday that he had recently got married to a Nigerian woman, one Bukky Ekundayo, and that he was changing his surname to hers, so they could pass it on to their children. He tweeted, “I recently got married! I’m replacing my birth surname/suffix (Sueing III) with @SimplyBukks‘s (Ekundayo) so that we can pass it on to our future children. “Ekundayo” means “to turn tears to joy” in Yoruba. (sic)” Howard has already changed his name on Twitter to reflect his new surname. His decision has been well received by the Nigerian Twitter community. A Twitter user, Uzoma Nwagba sharing a scre...
Netflix accused of suggesting Queen may have had a fling with horse racing boss
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Netflix accused of suggesting Queen may have had a fling with horse racing boss

Netflix has been accused of muck-raking in the new series of The Crown for suggesting that the Queen may have had a fling with Lord Porchester, her horse racing manager. Dickie Arbiter, her former press secretary said over the weekend: “This is very distasteful and totally unfounded. “The Queen is the last person in the world to have ever considered looking at another man. “Not only is this muck raking, this is gossip that’s been washing around for decades. It’s got absolutely no substance.” In the third series of the Crown, to be released by Netflix next Sunday, the Queen played by Olivia Colman is shown to have a close relationship with the man she affectionately calls Porchie. In one hour-long episode she spends a month visiting stud farms in France and America accompanie...
Kunle Afolayan’s ‘The Figurine’ Now Available On Netflix
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Kunle Afolayan’s ‘The Figurine’ Now Available On Netflix

Since announcing its plan to invest in the African film industry, Netflix has acquired “King of Boys” directed by Kemi Adetiba and several other Nigerian movies. The latest is to join the popular American streaming platform is “The Figurine (Araromire)” by Kunle Afolayan, a Nigerian actor and director. It started streaming yesterday, October 1, 2019. The 2009 suspenseful thriller tells the story of a pair of friends who have good fortune after discovering a mystical sculpture in an abandoned shrine. Their good luck continues for seven years until things start to change for the worse. It was written by Kemi Adesoye, produced and directed by Afolayan. He also plays a major role in the movie alongside Ramsey Nouah and Omoni Oboli. The Figurine was first released at the 2009 Ro...
Facebook Unveils New Models Of Portal Video Chatting Devices
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Facebook Unveils New Models Of Portal Video Chatting Devices

Facebook Inc unveiled new models of its Portal video chat devices on Wednesday, making the company’s first foray into TV streaming hardware but offering a limited selection of subscription services. The launch comes as Facebook is trying to pivot toward more private forms of communication, after years of slowing user growth, data-sharing scandals and calls for change to its hands-off approach to content moderation. The company is already one of the biggest global players in private messaging, with its WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram apps used by 2.4 billion people each month. It is keeping the focus of its new Portal line on video calling, adding the capability for WhatsApp calls along with improvements to a wide-angle camera that keeps users in focus as they move about a ro...
Kunle Afolayan’s Mokalik Is Now Available On Netflix
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Kunle Afolayan’s Mokalik Is Now Available On Netflix

Mokalik, a movie by ace director, Kunle Afolayan is now available for viewing on the popular movie streaming platform, Netflix. The movie became available to Netflix subscribers on Sunday. ‘Mokalik' tells a career story of an 11-year-old boy, Ponmile, from the middle-class suburbs who spends the day as a lowly apprentice at a mechanic workshop in order to view life from the other side of the tracks. When his father arrives to take him home; Ponmile must make up his mind if he wants to return to school or take on his apprenticeship full time. The film stars Kunle Afolayan’s nephew Tooni Afolayan, Ayo Ogunshina and Dayo Akinpelu. It also features soul singer Simisola Ogunleye, and ex-BBNaija housemate Tobi Bakre. Afolayan had disclosed the acquisition of Mokalik by Netflix in Ju...
Eddie Murphy ‘in talks with Netflix to sign comedy deal worth $70m’ as he prepares a comeback
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Eddie Murphy ‘in talks with Netflix to sign comedy deal worth $70m’ as he prepares a comeback

Eddie Murphy is reportedly set for a huge payday from Netflix who are eager to sign him to their comedy roster. According to TMZ, the actor, 58, is eager to return to his stand-up comedy roots and is negotiating a deal worth around $70million for an undisclosed number of specials. Such a large sum of money is in line with what other top-dollar comedians have been paid by the streaming giant in the past. Dave Chapelle was paid $60million for three stand-up specials on Netflix while Chris Rock was paid $40million for two specials.
Netflix Acquires Kunle Afolayan’s New Movie “Mokalik”
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Netflix Acquires Kunle Afolayan’s New Movie “Mokalik”

While we wait patiently for the release of Kunle Afolayan‘s new film “Mokalik,” it seems like our wait will be a little longer: the director has revealed that the film has been acquired by Netflix. Afolayan shared the news in an interview with NAN, revealing that other movies of his have also been acquired. He added that Netflix is yet to announce the film’s release date. “I wish to inform you that Netflix has acquired “Mokalik” and some other of my films,” he said. “Mokalik,” which stars Simi, Femi Adebayo, and Charles Okocha, is centred on an 11-year-old middle-class boy who becomes an apprentice in a mechanic shop.
Netflix Warns Against #BirdBoxChallenge
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Netflix Warns Against #BirdBoxChallenge

Bird Box may have become Netflix’s newest success story — Netflix says the Sandra Bullock vehicle became the streaming service's best first-seven-day showing for a Netflix film — but the thriller has also become a somewhat dangerous opportunity to garner internet fame. In Bird Box, Bullock and other characters are forced to go about their lives blindfolded to avoid seeing mysterious forces causing people to commit suicide. In honor of their sacrifice, people are taking on the #BirdBoxChallenge, which involves blindfolding oneself and performing mundane tasks such as riding a scooter, climbing an escalator and ordering at the drive-thru. However, the results have proven to be mostly unsuccessful, as many videos include eventual so-called "epic fails." The challenge has even caught ...
Movie Review: LIONHEART (Genevieve Nnaji‘s Film)
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Movie Review: LIONHEART (Genevieve Nnaji‘s Film)

Netflix bought worldwide rights to the Nollywood movie, LionHeart by the Nollywood star, Genevieve Nnaji, just a day before its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).   Some people call it a comedy movie, but I doubt that that was the intention. It wasn’t meant to be a comedy, but because of the natural flawlessness of the characters, because of the presence of one of the most comic characters in Nollywood, Nkem Owoh, there came laughter. I recently saw a Nollywood movie (name withheld) and I thought it was funny, the dry kind of funny. The funny that makes you laugh but doesn’t cross your oesophagus, and makes you feel that your laughter doesn’t belong to you. And the movie leaves you immediately you leave the hall. But Lionheart felt comple...
Ramsey Nouah Reacts To Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Lionheart’ Movie
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Ramsey Nouah Reacts To Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Lionheart’ Movie

Nollywood Actor, Ramsey Nouah took to his IG page to congratulate and celebrate Genevieve Nnaji after she made her directorial debut with the movie 'LionHeart' which was later acquired by Netflix and premiered during 2018 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox yesterday, September 8, 2018, in Toronto, Canada. He wrote: 'My girl is killing it @genevievennaji ..a must watch flick. A film that resonates our culture and people. Don't stop making a difference hun. We believe in you ���'
Genevieve Nnaji Speaks On CNN About ‘Lionheart’ Acquisition By Netflix
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Genevieve Nnaji Speaks On CNN About ‘Lionheart’ Acquisition By Netflix

Genevieve Nnaji appeared on CNN as a guest of Richard Quest on Tuesday, September 11, where she spoke on her Netflix acquired film, ”Lionheart”. On the eve of the premiere of Genevieve’s Nnaji’s directiorial debut film, ”Lion Heart” at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, movie sharing platform Netflix announced a deal to acquire the movie on its channel. This made ”Lion Heart” the first original film from Nigeria to be owned by the American movie streaming platform. Speaking with Richard Quest on Tuesday night, Genevieve discussed how she was able to gather funds for the production of the movie and the chances of Nollywood gaining global acceptance. On how she was able to put the movie together, ”For money, we had to self-fund unfortunately, she says, we don’t hav...
Genevieve Nnaji & Nkem Owoh On The Red Carpet Of ‘Lionheart’ Premiere In Toronto
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Genevieve Nnaji & Nkem Owoh On The Red Carpet Of ‘Lionheart’ Premiere In Toronto

Genevieve Nnaji and Nkemowoh Osuofia looks stunning on red carpet for Lion Heart the movie premiere in Toronto. The actress wrote in a caption: A big thank you to everyone who attended @lionheartthemovie premiere. My wonderful co star #NkemOwoh; the entire cast and crew, @tiff_net , my publicist and management, my glam team, the press, our guests and audience; my family and friends. To everyone whose love and support I felt so strongly from far away, I can’t thank you enough. My love for you knows no bounds. God bless you. ���❤️ A post shared by Genevieve Nnaji (@genevievennaji) on Sep 9, 2018 at 9:07pm PDT According to Punchng, Netflix has announced its buying of the rights of Genevieve Nnaji’s comedy “Lion Heart” just before the its premiere on Saturday, September 8, 2018. I...
Peter Okoye Congratulates Genevieve Nnaji Over ‘Lionheart’ Movie
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Peter Okoye Congratulates Genevieve Nnaji Over ‘Lionheart’ Movie

Peter Okoye aka Mr P took to his IG page to congratulate Genevieve Nnaji as she made her directorial debut with the movie 'Lion Heart' which was later acquired by Netflix and premiered during 2018 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox yesterday, September 8, 2018, in Toronto, Canada. He wrote: 'Had so much fun being part of this Amazing Movie/project LION HEART. Your energy and passion was out of dis world ��Congratulations my dear @genevievennaji so proud of you!����� Guys you don’t want to miss it!��'
Stunning Photos Of Genevieve Nnaji At Toronto International Film Festival
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Stunning Photos Of Genevieve Nnaji At Toronto International Film Festival

Genevieve Nnaji looked red hot on the red carpet as she stepped out for the premiere of “Lionheart” during 2018 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 8, 2018, in Toronto, Canada. The Nollywood actress made her directorial debut with the movie which was acquired by Netflix barely a day ago. For the event, Genevieve Nnaji opted for a red pantsuit and she looks absolutely stunning.
Netflix Buys Genevieve Nnaji’s Movie ‘Lionheart’
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Netflix Buys Genevieve Nnaji’s Movie ‘Lionheart’

American over-the-top media services provider, Netflix reportedly bought Genevieve Nnaji's movie Lion Heart, on the eve of its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Genevieve Nnaji's movie Lion Heart which will premiere at TIFF on Saturday, has stars like Nkem Owoh, Pete Edochie, and Onyeka Onwenu. The announcement made on Friday by Netflix, makes the comic movie the first Netflix original film from Nigeria. Variety reported that the story follows a daughter who’s forced to work with her feckless uncle in order to save her father’s ailing bus company. Nnaji plays Adaeze, a level-headed executive in her father’s bus company, Lionheart Transport. When her father (played by Edochie) falls ill, both she and her rival (Kalu Egbui Ikeagwu) are passed over in favor ...
I Will Only Feature In Ghanaian Movie If They Have A Future And Will Be On Netflix – Abraham Attah
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I Will Only Feature In Ghanaian Movie If They Have A Future And Will Be On Netflix – Abraham Attah

Award winning Ghanaian-International actor Abraham Attah has said he would feature in Ghanaian movies only if they have a future. In an interview with Abeiku Santana, the Hollywood actor added that, if the particular movie he will feature will be uploaded on Netflix, he will gladly embrace that role. “I haven’t gotten any script from any Ghanaian director but should they need my services to feature in a local movie, that movie should have a future and should be on an international platform like netflix. I have a manager in Ghana and in USA who send me scripts if only the movie is good.” Abraham Attah said. Abraham Attah gained international recognition playing lead role alongside Idris Elba in the movie Beasts of No Nation directed by Emmy Award-winning Cary Fukunaga. Playing t...
Tupac’s Killer Named!!!
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Tupac’s Killer Named!!!

He is considered one of the greatest rappers in hip hop history, but Tupac Shakur's career came to a tragic end when he was murdered in a drive-by shooting in 1996. Despite the myriad of conspiracy theories and attempts to solve the case of his murder, the identity of the gunman that took Tupac's life has remained a mystery for 22 years. But the truth may have just been revealed in an interview with Tupac murder suspect Duane Keith Davis - also known as 'Keefe D'. While filming the 10-part Netflix docuseries 'Unsolved, the Tupac and Biggie Murders', Keefe D revealed it was his nephew that pulled the trigger. Keefe D, who made the bombshell confession during a taped conversation under immunity, said he was in the car when Orlando 'Baby Lane' Anderson opened fire. Tupac, who w...
Barack & Michelle Obama Sign Deal To Produce Films & Series For Netflix
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Barack & Michelle Obama Sign Deal To Produce Films & Series For Netflix

Netflix on Monday announced that it has signed a deal with Barack and Michelle Obama to produce TV shows and films for the streaming service. It had previously been reported that the deal was in the works, although it was never confirmed until now. Netflix, in their statement, wrote: President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series for Netflix, potentially including scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and features. The New York Times reports that Obama has told associates he has no intention to use the new platform to campaign against his successor in the White House. Speaking about the deal, Barack said: One of the simple joys of our time in public service was getting to meet so many fascinatin...
Paris Jackson And Cara Delevingne Continues To Fuel Dating Rumours
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Paris Jackson And Cara Delevingne Continues To Fuel Dating Rumours

Paris Jackson and Cara Delevingne continued to fuel relationship rumors Monday night by broadcasting their Netflix and chill session in bed together. Paris who turns 20 in two weeks – and 25-year-old Cara cuddled while watching fifties-set lesbian flick, Carol, on a laptop. The 2015 romantic drama – starring heterosexual actresses Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara – was critically acclaimed. Cara and Paris have taken their rumored romance from Los Angeles to Italy to Prague to England where they were first spotted holding hands outside a Dalston nightclub in November. ‘There’s no denying there’s a spark,’ a source told The Sun last month. ‘They really hit it off at the MTV Movie and TV Awards in LA in May [2017] and have been hanging out since…Cara is quite enamored by the fact...

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