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This Week In(side) Nollywood — Issue 2
It’s another week of project announcements in Nollywood and two of them even have the same name. What else did you miss and why is Amazon Prime sleeping?
This Week in(side) Nollywood is a witty recapitulation of the significant events in the industry this week. While you were busy chasing the bag during the week, Nollywood was cooking! Here are the things you missed.
Amazon Prime does not rate us: Since they launched, they have been acting like Nigerians should feel so grateful for the option that they’ve forgotten how to do good marketing.
Maybe, they didn’t forget. Maybe they just don't know how.
The Milkmaid is on Amazon: In case you missed it (and you most likely did because Amazon is slacking), the industry hot cake has now found a home in Amazon. Watch it now so you won’t complain again about how good Nigerian films are hard to find, even though everyone makes them hard to find.
Country Hard: We hear that Paul Utomi’s directorial debut, Country Hard, is now streaming on Amazon Prime. We know Bubu has been a bad boy and the title is saying something, but the film is not really about Nigeria. So calm your nerves!
Road to Jabi — a Nollywood Zombie film: It seems Zombies no longer favour American cities. In Road to Jabi, an apocalyptic film set in the aftermath of a pandemic that wiped 99 percent of mankind, zombies are playing in Nigeria’s capital.
Inside Life (O ti ri 5 Alive?): No, it is not a biopic of the great Naira Marley. However, it seems someone saw a vision that the next big hit from Nollywood must be called Inside Life. There are two upcoming projects with that title, one is a series by Clarence Peters and the other is a movie by Chuks Enete.
Aki and Pawpaw found a new home: One thing is sure — they will not be causing much trouble here because they already succeeded in hoodwinking people during the cinema run. And by ‘they’, we mean the direction behind this sad take on the iconic IP material.
Oh, we haven't told you where they are going? It’s Netflix o. Where else but Netflix? It’s September 30th sha, for those who are (still) interested.
Ehen, Woman King is almost ready: Remember when the first trailer dropped and it looked like they photoshopped Viola Davis inside one Asaba film? Then they released a better trailer o!
If you don't remember all these things, you are boring and living under a rock. Oya watch!
We are looking forward to coming back with great news next week. Nollywood, please give us something to smile about.
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