Monday, July 4, 2022
By IBRAHIM SHEME As another day crawled in by 30 minutes only, a man lay sick in the bed of the University Teaching Hospital in Kano. The only family member in the room, his daughter Jamila, had been dozing uneasily on a chair...
Chief Eddie Ugbomah, a Nigerian veteran filmmaker, has died in Lagos. He was 78. Ugbomah, who was scheduled for a surgery in a Lagos hospital on Monday, died on Saturday afternoon in the same hospital. His death was announced by Shaibu Hussein,...
By IBRAHIM SHEME Watching “Lionheart” directed by Genevieve Nnaji has convinced me, once more, that the Nigerian film industry has come of age. I watched it on Netflix, which released it on January 4. Nnaji starred in the lead role as...
By IBRAHIM SHEME Nollywood movie 'Up North' was released on September 28. It is a movie in which the north and the south (read: Kannywood and Nollywood) meet in a marriage of convenience ending in tantalising results. As comedies go,...
By Chukwuemekam E. Chukwuemeka -- In March this year, I somehow ran into an upcoming artiste in the Nollywood industry. During a conversation, we talked about the Nollywood industry, the business of film-making and the market size. Soon, a...
The music stopped on the morning of Sunday, June 10, 2018, for reggae maestro Ras Kimono. A day earlier, the 60-year-old was to travel to the United States probably to also look after his health,  but he had to...
The Nigerian home video industry (Nollywood) lost a prized member on September 30. Mr Martin Njubuigbo, popularly called “Elder Maya” , joined his ancestors. He died of a liver disease. Appeal funds had been launched to settle his hospital bills, and...
Zambia’s Tiwamyenji Phiri has been crowned as the 2016 Airtel TRACE Music Star winner by US international superstar Keri Hilson. The competition, featuring 10 finalists, was fierce. Tanzania’s Melissa John beat Madagascar’s representative Johanna Rakotomavo to take second place. The...
More than once, veteran actress Bukki Ajai acted as if she was dead in a film. Her death became real Wednesday morning. She was 82. Madam Ajai was, until recently, a regular face in Nollywood and in some Yoruba films....
Reality TV show Big Brother Africa (BBA) will not take place this year due to lack of sponsorship. The organizers of the show, Africa Magic and Endemol, were unable to get sponsorship for this year’s edition of the show. Many...