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TGIF People: Top 10 interesting movies to watch this weekend

It’s that time of the week again and we should be excited as well as grateful for making it to the end successfully. Hope you’re prepared for some movies too?!

TGIF People: Top 10 interesting movies to watch this weekend

Another weekend, another batch of movies to indulge yourselves with it. No matter how it is is, you can never be bored althrough because these movies are sure to keep you entertained.

Be it watching at the cinemas, downloading or streaming live, I’m sure you’ll catch any listed below:

1. Geostorm

This movie is showing for the first time today and will be showing althrough the weekend plus it is a must watch. After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threaten the planet, the world’s leaders come together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong: the system built to protect Earth is attacking it, and it becomes a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything and everyone along with it.

Where to watch: Silverbird, Genesis and Filmhouse cinemas.

2. Happy Death Day

A blissfully self-centered college girl wakes up on her birthday in the bed of a student named Carter. As the morning goes on, she gets the creepy k feeling that she’s experienced the events of this day before. When a masked killer suddenly takes her life in a brutal attack, she once again magically wakes up in Carter’s dorm room unharmed. Now, the frightened young woman must relive the same day over and over until she figures out who murdered her.

Where to watch: Silverbird, Genesis and Filmhouse cinemas.

3. Excess Luggage:

This Nollywood rib cracker features an illiterate village man and his family who are headed to a church summit but their car breaks down, they have no choice but to stay with an unfriendly but wealthy/sophisticated family member. With the comfort they experience, will they ever leave their family member’s home to go to their summit or back to the village.

Where to watch: Silverbird, Genesis and Filmhouse cinemas.

TGIF People: Top 10 interesting movies to watch this weekend

4. Secret Superstar:
A young Muslim girl, aspires to become a singer but faces restrictions from her conservative father. As fate would have it, she happens to cross paths with a musician and this l unfolds into an exciting journey. This movie is over two hours, so relax because you’re in for a ride.

Where to watch: Silverbird cinemas.

5. Una: A young woman’s confronts her former neighbour and this threatens to derail his new life and her stability.

6. Victoria and Abdul:

Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity.

Where to watch: Silverbird cinemas

7. The Exorcism of Emily Rose

This is a 2005 American drama horror movie that centers around a priest who is sent to jail because a possessed girl died after he performed exorcism on her. He then faces a court who believes that he killed her because he denied her medical attention. However, it goes beyond that as the existence of demons on Earth are unravelled. Meanwhile, it is a true life story.

8. Body Language

In this Nollywood blockbuster, a mysterious stranger comes into a stripper’s life at the same time, a serial killer goes around town murdering ladies. One is left to wonder if it is a mere coincidence or an ominous design. Featuring Ramsey Nouah.

Where to watch: Silverbird, Genesis and Filmhouse cinemas.

TGIF People: Top 10 interesting movies to watch this weekend

9. The time of their lives: A former Hollywood star leaves her London retirement home with a friend to go to her ex-husband’s funeral in France. On the way, the two women get romantically involved with a Frenchman.

10. The Foreigner:

A humble London businessman whose long-buried past erupts when the only person left for him to love dies in a senseless act of political terrorism. His relentless search to find the terrorists leads him to a British government official whose own past may hold the clues to the identities of the elusive killers. Featuring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan.

Last week,this was one of the movies listed but it had not started showing in Nigeria. Now it is.

Where to watch: Filmhouse cinemas

Do have yourselves a most enjoyable weekend, cheers!

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TGIF People! Top 10 interesting movies to watch this weekend

Movies time is definitely happy time.

TGIF People! Top 10 interesting movies to watch this weekend

Whew! Did this weekend come early or what?! I could just picture last Friday and it seemed like yesterday. Oh well…cheers to another freaking weekend.

And I’ve got movies, interesting movies to keep you entertained althrough. Some are showing in the cinemas already while others, you will have to download yourselves or streamlive but whatever the case, be rest assured that there won’t be a dull moment.

And for believers of superstition, today is Friday the 13th. Time to indulge in some scary movies, lol.

Without much ado, say hello to your weekend starter pack:

1. Blade 2049

This movie was on the list for last week which was it’s first showing but it’s still hot. Following his discovery of a long buried secret, a young blade runner begins a quest to track down former blade runner who’s been missing for thirty years.

Where to watch: FilmhouseGenesis and Silverbird cinemas nationwide are all showing it.

2. The Security

A mall security guard has to protect a female witness from a dangerous gang after they lose all forms of communication during a storm.

3. The Snowman

For a detective, the death of a woman during the first snowfall of winter feels like just a routine homicide but his investigation leads him to “The Snowman Killer,” an elusive sociopath. As the vicious murders continue, the detective teams up with a brilliant recruit to try and lure the madman out of the shadows before he can strike again.

Where to watchGenesis and Silverbird cinemas nationwide.

4. The Foreigner

Jackie Chan came back with a bang on this one alongside one-time James Bond, Pierce Brosnan. A humble London businessman whose long-buried past erupts when the only person left for him to love dies in a senseless act of political terrorism. His relentless search to find the terrorists leads him to a British government official whose own past may hold the clues to the identities of the elusive killers.

5. Brimstone

Featuring Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow, this is an action packed movie about a frontier woman who turns fugitive when she is wrongly accused of a crime she didn’t commit and is hunted by a vengeful preacher.

6. The Mountain Between Us

Stranded on a mountain after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must work together to endure the extreme elements of the remote, snow-covered terrain. As help is far from coming, they embark on a perilous journey across hundreds of miles of wilderness, pushing each other to survive and discovering their inner strength. Starring Idris Elba and Titanic’s Kate Winslet.

7. Friend Request

For all social media lovers, this is a must watch. A popular college student, Laura graciously accepts an online friend request from a young social outcast. To everyone’s shock, the latter takes her own life after Laura unfriends her. Soon, a disturbing and mysterious video appears on Laura’s profile on Facebook and her friends suddenly begin to die one by one. The frightened young woman must figure out a way to stop the carnage before it’s too late.

8. The Circle

A lady gets a lifetime opportunity when she lands a job with the world’s most powerful technology and social media company. Encouraged by the company’s founder, she joins a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and personal freedom which in turn starts to affect the lives and futures of her friends, family and that of humanity.

TGIF People! Top 10 interesting movies to watch this weekend

9. Catch.ER

An intriguing Nollywood crime drama. When a young business executive is found murdered, 2 gritty detectives begin a puzzling investigation which leads to the unfolding of dark revelations at every corner.

Where to watch: SilverbirdGenesis and Filmhouse cinemas

10. The Promise

A brilliant medical student meets a beautiful dance instructor. Their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry involving the dancer’s boyfriend, an American photojournalist who’s dedicated to exposing the truth. As the Ottoman Empire crumbles into war-torn chaos, their conflicting passions must be deferred as they join forces to get themselves and their people to safety.

Where to watchGenesis cinemas

That will be all for this weekend people.

I do hope you have a great time, rest and enjoy yourselves to the fullest.

Happy watching!

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TGIF People! Top 10 interesting movies to watch this weekend

It’s that time of the week again and I’m presenting to you your starter pack – Movies!

TGIF People! Top 10 interesting movies to watch this weekend
As usual, this list promises to keep you fully entertained and intrigued especially with blockbuster movies like the first two which are showing for the first time this weekend.

Here’s wishing you have utmost fun and a super interesting weekend of love and happiness.

Check out the list below:

1. Blade runner 2049

One of the most anticipated movie of 2017. A new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, uncovers a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him on a quest to find a former blade runner who’s been missing for 30 years.

Where to watch: Premiering today at Silverbird, Filmhouse and Genesis cinemas nationwide.

2. Unlocked

After failing to apprehend the terrorist behind a Paris attack that claimed dozens of lives, CIA agent is given another chance to prevent an imminent lethal biological attack on the citizens of London.

Where to watch: Silverbird, Genesis and Filmhouse cinemas.

3. Diary of a wimpy kid: The Long haul

And the sequel continues…Young Greg Heffley is looking forward to a long summer of just hanging out, but his mother spoils everything when she forces the entire family to take a road trip for a relative’s birthday celebration. His eyes soon light up after he realizes that the excursion is his ticket to a gaming convention to meet his favourite YouTube sensation, Mac Digby and he sneakily plans his escape from the family.

Where to watch: Silverbird, Genesis and Filmhouse cinemas are showing this movie althrough the weekend.

4. Lucky

A 90-year-old atheist has outlived and out-smoked his contemporaries, and as he comes to terms with his own mortality, he searches for ever-elusive enlightenment.

5. Our souls at night

A widow and widower, have lived next door to each other for years. When they try to make a connection with themselves, the two begin sleeping in bed together platonically, with the innocent goal of alleviating their shared loneliness. As their relationship deepens, however, they each deal with grief and loss, and a real romance begins to blossom.

6. A question of faith

A judge remands Maria to a juvenile detention center after the teen hits 12-year-old Eric with her car while texting. Joining Eric in the hospital is Michelle, a singer who collapses while auditioning for a major record label. As their respective parents begin to question their faith, a chain of events unknowingly brings all three families together in unexpected ways.

TGIF People! Top 10 interesting movies to watch this weekend

7. The man who brought the white house down

Featuring Liam Neeson as a lifelong G-Man Mark Felt, aka “Deep Throat,” where he leaks information to the press that helps to uncover the Watergate scandal of 1974.

8. Victoria and Abdul

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

Where to watch: Silverbird cinemas

9. Super dark times

Teenagers Zach and Josh have been best friends their whole lives, but when a gruesome accident leads to a cover-up, the secret drives a wedge between them and propels them down a rabbit hole of escalating paranoia and violence.

10. Silver spoon

This Nollywood movie portrays a hardworking and serious minded girl of 24 years who is placed in a succession plan by her parents to run the family own company, when she comes across a man who mistook her for a mere pretty face. This young man, a disgruntled job seeker finally got a job in her company and discovers the job was not what he expected.

That will be all for the weekend people, have a swell time watching.

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Finally! Watch trailer of The Wedding Party 2 as it prepares to hit cinemas in December (PHOTOS+VIDEO)

Finally! Watch trailer of The Wedding Party 2 as it prepares to hit cinemas in December (PHOTOS+VIDEO)The ELFIKE Film Collective, a partnership between EbonyLife Films, FilmOne Distribution, Inkblot Productions and Koga Studios, have released the teaser for the long awaited and anticipated film, The Wedding Party 2 – Destination Dubai.

Finally! Watch trailer of The Wedding Party 2 as it prepares to hit cinemas in December (PHOTOS+VIDEO)

With the cast of the original film returning for another wedding, this sequel promises to be even more colourful and twice as funny, with jaw-dropping scenes from one of the world’s favourite holiday destinations – Dubai!

Finally! Watch trailer of The Wedding Party 2 as it prepares to hit cinemas in December (PHOTOS+VIDEO)

Mo Abudu, CEO, EbonyLife Films, wrote:
Fans now have a taste of the awesome movie that’s coming. It has been a labour of love and we look forward to the release in December.

Finally! Watch trailer of The Wedding Party 2 as it prepares to hit cinemas in December (PHOTOS+VIDEO)According to Moses Babatope, COO, FilmOne Distribution:
This is going to be the biggest release of 2017, opening on multiple screens in every cinema in Nigeria. We are working hard to ensure that everyone who wants to see the movie will be able to get a ticket.

Finally! Watch trailer of The Wedding Party 2 as it prepares to hit cinemas in December (PHOTOS+VIDEO)
The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai will have its Lagos premiere on December 10, while it will be released in cinemas on December 15.

Watch the trailer below:

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TGIF People! Top 10 interesting movies to watch this weekend

Whoop Whoop, it’s movies time!

TGIF People! Top 10 interesting movies to watch this weekend

What a long weekend awaits us! I’m excited for those who will get to enjoy it to the fullest and what better way to do that than indulge in some movies.

Listed below are the top 10 for this weekend, I hope you have a great time watching them; be it cinemas, streaming online or downloading – you will find your choice movies here.

Have a blast as you scroll through:

1. Flatliners
Five medical students embark on a dangerous experiment to gain insight into the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life. The bold adventure begins when they trigger near-death experiences by stopping their hearts for short periods of time and each must confront the sins from their past while facing the paranormal consequences of journeying to the other side.

Where to watch: Silverbird and Filmhouse cinemas

2. The Women

The long anticipated Nollywood blockbuster is finally available to watch which features four powerful women who are met with challenging trials that each must confront or succumb to.
Where to watchSilverbird, Genesis and Filmhouse cinemas.

3. Jeepers Creepers 3

If you’re a fan of Thrillers, then you will definitely love this. A sergeant and his task force embark on a mission to destroy the Creeper on its last day of feeding. The Creeper soon fights back when they get close to discovering its mysterious and dark origins. Not to worry if you missed 1&2, you can still catch up.

4. Mother

​A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence

5. Stronger

A true story that tells the life of Jeff Bauman who loses both of his legs when two bombs explode during the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. After regaining consciousness in the hospital, Jeff is able to help law enforcement identify one of the suspects, but his own battle is just beginning. With unwavering support from his family and girlfriend, Bauman embarks on a long and heroic journey to physical and emotional rehabilitation.

TGIF People! Top 10 interesting movies to watch this weekend

6. Taken heart

Never mess with a woman on a mission! A detective and single mother, takes it upon herself to save her daughter from a dangerous cartel in Belize when she goes to help with the local orphanage.

7. Woodshock

A haunted young woman spirals into confusion and chaos after she falls under the spell of a potent, reality-altering drug.

8. Collateral beauty

Will Smith stars in this movie as a successful New York advertising executive who suffers a great tragedy and retreats from life. He seeks answers from the universe by writing letters to Love, Time and Death. When his notes bring unexpected personal responses, he then begins to understand his grief.

9. Mentally

Mentally is the story of a young Nigerian man, who despite his mother’s warnings, relocates to Lagos where his only friend, promises him enormous opportunities of having a better life. However, he soon re-evaluate the choice he just made after his first experience in Lagos takes him on a journey unprecedented.

Where to watchSilverbird, Genesis and Filmhouse cinemas

10. Judwaa 2

Twin brothers who were separated at birth after their father exposes a kingpin and his racket eventually come together to battle a smuggling ring and save their family from certain doom.

Where to watchSilverbird cinemas

Happy watching and have a fun weekend. Cheeers people!

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TGIF People! Top 10 movies to watch this weekend

Weekends are for movies and so many other things, just incase you’re wondering.

This weekend’s compilation is an interesting combination of comedy, horror, action and family drama that will fully keep you entertained.

TGIF People! Top 10 movies to watch this weekend

You don’t want to miss it. Check out the list below, don’t fail to catch atleast one:

1) Lego Ninjago movie

The battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, along with his friends, all ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu, they must defeat the evil warlord Garmadon, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. Pitting father against son, this epic showdown tests these fierce but undisciplined modern-day ninjas as they learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash the inner power of Spinjitzu. Brace yourself for action because Jackie Chan is in this movie.

Where to watch: You can catch it on the screens of Silverbird, Genesis and Filmhouse cinemas nationwide.

2) Mother

Jennifer Lawrence stars in this psychological thriller about love, devotion and sacrifice where a couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

3) Kingsman movie: The Golden circle

The Kingsman is a secret organization on its own but now, they have to team up with another elite organization to defeat a common enemy and save the world from its oars.

If you were unable to watch it last weekend, you’re in luck because it’s still showing.

Where to watch: Either in Genesis, Silverbird or Filmhouseng cinemas nationwide.

4) First they killed my father

This is Angelina Jolie’s much anticipated movie and it depicts a true life story. Ung is 5 years old when the Khmer Rouge assumes power over Cambodia in 1975. They soon begin a 4-year reign of terror and genocide in which nearly 2 million Cambodians die. Forced from her family’s home in Phnom Penh, Ung is trained as a child soldier while her six siblings are sent to labor camps.

5) 9/11

A group of five with unfinished business finds themselves trapped in an elevator on the morning of the deadly terror attack on the World Trade Center. Starring Charlie Sheen and Whoopi Goldberg.

Where to watch: Showing on Silverbird cinemas.

TGIF People! Top 10 movies to watch this weekend6) IT
Seven young outcasts are about to face their worst nightmare; an ancient, shape-shifting evil that emerges from the sewer every 27 years to prey on the town’s children. Banding together, the friends must overcome their own personal fears to battle the murderous, bloodthirsty clown known as Pennywise.

7) The Wilde wedding 

After a whirlwind courtship, a retired movie star prepares to marry her fourth husband, a renowned writer. But sparks soon begin to fly when Eve’s first ex and other guests arrive at her estate for a weekend get-together.

8) Brad Status

Brad Sloan has a satisfying career and a comfortable life in suburban California, but it’s not quite what he imagined during his glory days in college. He keeps comparing his life with those of his four college friends, wondering what it would be like to have their well-paying and glamorous jobs. When circumstances force Brad to reconnect with his buddies, he soon begins to question whether he has failed, or is in some ways the most successful of them all.

9) Little Evil

A newly married man starts to believe that his 5-year-old stepson is the spawn of Satan when mysterious things starts to happen.

10) Dance to my beat

This movie is about a jobless high class lady who mounts pressure on her fiancé, a civil servant with a meagre salary to marry her immediately or face her wrath. The fiancé begs her for more time as he complains that his resources would not be able to fund the wedding of her dreams.

Where to watch: Any outlet of Silverbird cinemas.

That will be all for today people. I do hope you enjoy your weekend to the fullest above everything. Stay safe, Rest well, drink alot of water, mind your business and watch some movies.

Have a fabulous time!

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TGIF People! Check out the top 10 super cool movies to watch this weekend (MUST SEE)

Another weekend, another load of movies to keep you fully engaged and entertained. This one promises to relax you from the week’s stress and prepare you for the one ahead.

Going to the cinemas, downloading or just streaming live. Thriller, comedy, action, romance. Everything you need is right here.

Without much ado, find the list below:

1. Valley of bones

A disgraced paleontologist forms a tenuous alliance with a meth-addicted oil worker who discovers a monumental dinosaur fossil.

2. Home Again 

Starring Reese Witherspoon as a recently separated mother of two, who starts a new life in Los Angeles, highly complicated by her decision to house three young, charismatic guys.

3. I do…until i don’t

Vivian is a jaded filmmaker who believes that marriage is an now unfashionable concept that needs a reboot. Hoping to prove her theory, she begins to interview three couples at various stages in their relationships and the results not only surprise her, it leaves her dumbfounded.

4. The vault 

Two estranged sisters are forced to rob a bank to save their brother. The heist begins smoothly, but trouble soon starts when the defiant bank manager sends them to a basement-level vault which houses something truly evil.

5. Tulip Fever

Set against the backdrop of the 17th-century Tulip Wars, a married noblewoman has an affair with an artist and switches identities with her maid to escape the wealthy merchant she married. She and her lover try to raise money together by investing what little they have in the high-stakes tulip market.

6. Unlocked

After failing to apprehend the terrorist behind a Paris attack that claimed dozens of lives, a CIA agent is forced to live in London as a caseworker. Her mentor unexpectedly calls her back into action when the CIA discovers that another attack is imminent. She soon learns that the classified information she’s uncovered has been compromised. Running for her life, she turns to a former soldier to help her prevent a lethal biological attack on the citizens of London.

7. The Layover

A pure s3x comedy featuring two best friends who find themselves competing for the same man while waiting for their plane to take off from the St. Louis airport.

8. Goons: Last of the enforcers

A lockout has reunited old teammates and brought a crew of new players to the bench for the Halifax Highlanders. Sidelined and now married with a baby on the way, Doug “The Thug” hangs up his skates and settles into life as an insurance salesman. But when Doug’s nemesis is made captain of the Highlanders and new ownership threatens to tear his team apart, Doug is compelled back into action.

9. Hazlo Como Hombre

A man who is about to marry his best friend’s sister tells both of them that he is gay. His distraught fiancee struggles to accept the news, while his buddy refuses to believe it’s true.

10. Tribunal

Another of Nollywood blockbuster featuring Kunle Afolayan and Omotola Jalade Ekehinde amongst other ace actors where a once bright lawyer is challenged to defend an albino that was unjustly sacked from work.

That will be all for this weekend people. Have a blast!

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TGIF People! Check out the top 10 super cool movies to watch this weekend (MUST SEE)

I can’t begin to imagine how many people are excited about this particular weekend because it’s such a looong one. Well, you have every right to be.

And while you’re resting from the week’s stress amidst the sallah festivities, it’s my job to ensure that you don’t become bored, hence, movies to the rescue!

Either visiting the cinema, streaming live or downloading, horror, comedy, romance, action; everything you want is right here, listed below:

1. American Made

Based on a true life story, a TWA pilot is recruited by the CIA to provide reconnaissance on the communist threat in Central America and soon finds himself in charge of one of the biggest covert CIA operations in the history of the US. The operation spawns the birth of the Medellin cartel, almost bringing down the White House.

2. Leap

Two best friends hatch a plan to escape from their rural orphanage in 19th-century France. While one dreams of becoming a ballerina, the other wants to use his brainpower to invent things. And their dreams soon come to pass after they bust out.

3. Beach Rats

An aimless teenager is having a miserable summer. With his father on the verge of dying and his mother, desperate for him to find a girlfriend, Frankie escapes the loneliness by causing trouble with his delinquent friends and flirting with older men online. As it intensifies, he finally starts hooking up with guys at a nearby cruising beach while simultaneously entering into a cautious relationship with a young woman.

4. The Villainess

Trained from childhood to be an elite assassin, the villainess embarks on a rampage of violence and revenge to finally earn her freedom and escape her past.

5. Red Christmas 

If you’re in for a serious Thriller, then you will love this movie. A widow and her bickering family gather at her remote estate on Christmas Eve but she must soon protect them from an evil deformed killer who’s out for bloody revenge.

6. Birth of the Dragon

Young Bruce Lee is trying to make a name for himself while working as a martial arts instructor. When Lee meets Wong Jack Man, he challenges the kung fu master to a no-holds-barred fight that became the stuff of legend.

7. The Midwife 

Claire is a tightly wound midwife who forms an unlikely friendship with her late father’s free-spirited mistress. Though polar opposites, the two women come to rely on each other after she (mistress) reveals that she has brain cancer.

8. Atomic Blonde

Sensual and savage, Lorraine Broughton is the most elite spy in MI6, an agent who’s willing to use all of her lethal skills to stay alive during an impossible mission. With the Berlin Wall about to fall, she travels into the heart of the city to retrieve a priceless dossier and takes down a ruthless espionage ring. Once there, she teams up with a station chief to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.

9. Boo! A Madea Halloween 

Trying to win the approval of her new friends, a 17-year-old sneaks out of the house to go to a fraternity Halloween party. The fun soon ends when police and Madea arrive to crash the bash which leads to a series of pranks on the scariest night of the year.

10. My wife and I

If you missed it last week, then it’s not too late to catch up this weekend. It’s a Nollywood blockbuster featuring the handsome Ramsey Nouah and Omoni Oboli whose disagreement in marriage caused them to switch roles as husband and wife.

It’s a super long weekend people. So, don’t fail to avail yourselves the opportunity to relax and watch a good movie.

Have a most enjoyable time.

Untill next weekend, cheers!

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TGIF People! Check out the top 10 interesting movies to watch this weekend (MUST SEE)

Oh yes! Weekends are for watching movies so don’t fail to catch any of the listed ones below.

Either visiting the cinemas or downloading in the comfort of your homes, your weekend is sure to be fun with this list of top interesting movies. Happy watching darlings!

1. Good time

After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city’s underworld in dangerous attempt to get his brother out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalized night, he finds himself on a mad descent into violence and mayhem as he races against the clock to save his brother and himself, knowing their lives hang in the balance.

2. A Gentleman Sundar susheel risky

Indian Romcoms are always the sweetest. A man dreams of settling down with the woman of his dreams, but she, on the other hand prefers a man who’s more adventurous and willing to take risks. He soon stands to lose everything when a case of mistaken identity rocks his once-happy life.

3. Coffin 2

Trick is among five hostages trapped and paralyzed from the neck down. While an FBI agent and former detective race against the clock to find their location, the group tries to figure a way out before their promised execution. You won’t want to miss the action in this movie.

​4. The veil

Thirty years after a charismatic cult leader convinced his followers to kill themselves, a survivor returns to the scene of the horrible crime with a documentary crew to unravel the mystery.

5. Starship troopers: Mars traitors

Federation trooper Johnny Rico is ordered to work with a group of new recruits on a satellite station on Mars, where giant bugs have decided to target their next attack.

6. The founder

This is a true documentation that tells the life story of how the popular McDonald’s company came to be. It’s an eye-opening movie for all entrepreneurs and a must see too. Do you know that they’re brothers? And the person that transformed it to a multi-billion dollar empire was a struggling salesman?

7. Lady Macbeth 

In rural England, a woman is trapped in a loveless marriage to a much older man but then, things change when she begins a passionate affair with a man her own age.
8. Central intelligence

Bullied as a teen for being overweight, Bob Stone shows up to his high school reunion looking fit and muscular. While there, he meets his classmate, now a fast-talking accountant who misses his glory days as a popular athlete. Together, the former classmates encounter shootouts, espionage and double-crosses while trying to prevent worldwide chaos.

9. Logan Lucky

West Virginia family man, Jimmy Logan teams up with his one-armed brother and sister to steal money from the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. Complications arise when a mix-up forces the crew to pull off the heist during a popular NASCAR race while also trying to dodge a relentless FBI agent.

10. My wife and I

This Nollywood drama tells the story of an unhappily married couple on the brink of a divorce. They are always fighting about their respective roles as spouses and parents untill a visit and prayer from a man of God, causes them to wake up in each other’s bodies and are unable to switch back.

And incase you you’re looking for more, you can check out last week’s because most of the movies are still showing in the cinemas. Find the list here.

I wish you the very best of the weekend, have fun and stay safe. Cheers👌

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TGIF People! Check out the top 10 interesting movies to watch this weekend (MUST SEE)

It’s that time of the week again. And I’m back with your weekend’s starter pack, Oh yes! What’s a weekend without relaxing and enjoying a movie or two?!

It’s been a hectic working week so you deserve some movie time to yourself amongst other things. Besides relaxing you, watching movies also helps you get creative and is a major fun time with friends and family.

All work and no play, makes Jack a dull boy.

Don’t be like Jack, playtime is necessary and I’m here to help you achieve by listing the super cool movies to help yourself with..either in the cinema or just chilling at home. All genres, you just make your choice and go for it.

Below are the top 10:

1. The hitman’s bodyguard

​The world’s top protection agent is employed to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world’s most notorious hit men. The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin are thrown together for a day where they encounter high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades and a merciless Eastern European dictator who is out for blood.

2. Detroit

Rioting and civil unrest starts to tear apart the city of Detroit and a report of gunshots prompts the Detroit Police Department, the Michigan State Police and the Michigan Army National Guard to search and seize an annex of the nearby Algiers Motel where they forcefully and viciously interrogate guests to get a confession. But by the end of the night, it turns into something else.

3. Annabelle: creation

If you enjoyed the conjuring, then you would love this one. A former toy maker and his wife, are happy to welcome a nun and six orphaned girls into their California farmhouse. Years earlier, the couple’s 7-year-old daughter Annabelle dies in a tragic car accident and terror soon strikes when one child sneaks into a forbidden room and finds a seemingly innocent doll that appears to have a life of its own.

4. Naked

Rob Anderson is all set to marry the girl of his dreams, but there is something preventing from getting to the altar. He finds himself caught in a time loop, waking up naked in a hotel elevator over and over again.

5. Open water 3: The cage dive

Three friends from California head to the rugged Australian coast for a cage-dive encounter with great white sharks. But then, a massive wave suddenly destroys their boat and they find themselves floating in the ocean with a swarm of hungry man-eaters.

6. The Nut Job 2: Nutty by nature

Surly the squirrel and his animal friends spring into action when the evil mayor of Oakton plans to destroy the park that they live in.

7. Armed response

Trained operatives are trapped inside an isolated military compound after its artificial intelligence is suddenly shut down. There, they begin to experience strange and horrific occurrences.

8. Fences

For the sake of those who haven’t seen it already. This classic movie featuring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis is the ‘truth’! Set in 1950s Pittsburgh, Fences tell an emotional story of how a father’s squashed dream of playing baseball makes him bitter affecting his marriage, family, entire life and that of his son who is also nurturing same dream.

9. Lycan

Six college kids who are assigned a group project to rediscover a moment in history decide to head into the backwoods of Georgia to investigate the legend of Emily Burt, the notorious Talbot County werewolf.

10. Toilet

An India romcom which shows a man desperately on a mission to stand up to his country’s age-old traditions and values after his wife leaves her husband on the first day of their marriage upon discovering that he doesn’t have a toilet. Lol.

Trust you will have a great time this weekend, cheers!😊

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TGIF People! Check out the top 10 interesting movies to watch this weekend (MUST SEE)

It’s that time of the week again. And while, we’re anticipating it, it won’t do any harm to indulge in a bit of movie watching.

Be it visiting cinemas or just downloading and enjoying some alone time at home, you’ll definitely find what you’re looking for in the list below.

Happy watching!

1. It’s not yet dark

This movie tells the groundbreaking story of a talented Irish filmmaker who refuses to let a diagnosis of Motor Neuron Disease (ALS) stop him from directing his first feature film using only his eyes to communicate via a computer.

2. The House

Parents, Scott and Kate Johansen must figure out a way to earn some money after their daughter’s scholarship falls through. The desperate couple then conspire with their neighbor to start an underground casino in his home. But when the cash starts rolling in, trouble arises.

3. Fun mom dinner

Four women whose only common ground is their kids’ preschool class, decide to get together for a harmless dinner. The night begins as a disaster, but the combination of alcohol, karaoke, and a cute bartender leads to an unforgettable night where they discover somethings about themselves.

4. Some freaks 

One-eyed high school senior meets plus size Jill and falls more in love than he ever thought possible. However, when graduation comes and Jill moves to go to college, she undergoes a major physical transformation. But when Matt struggles to accept Jill’s new look, Jill begins to question whether this is really the man she thought she knew.

5. From the house on Willow street

Desperate criminals abduct a young woman from a wealthy family and hold her for ransom. What the gang doesn’t realize is that her soul is possessed by a demonic force that’s about to turn the tables on them.

6. Jab Harry met Segal

A romantic Indian comedy that will make you understand love and relationships better. A broken lady experiences newfound freedom, security and solace in her fiancé’s company.

7. We love you Sally Carmichael 

An author is ashamed to have secretly written a series of young adult romance novels under the pen name of Sally Carmichael. His life starts to crumble when he is forced to meet a movie star about the movie adaptation of his novels.

8. Wind River 

An FBI agent teams up with a veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.

9. First kill

Bruce Willis is the star of this movie. Trying to reconnect with his son, a big shot Wall Street broker, Will takes his family on a hunting trip to the cabin where he grew up. The trip takes a deadly turn when they stumble upon several robbers and witness the murder of one of them. Will is then forced to help the kidnappers evade the police chief and recover the stolen loot in exchange for his son’s life.

10. Hakkunde

When everything you ever want is on the other side of fear. Featuring Nollywood’s finest; Frank Donga, Toyin Abraham, Ali Nuhu and Seyilaw amongst others.

Have a super relaxing weekend, cheers!

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TGIF People! Check out the top 10 super cool movies to watch this weekend (MUST SEE)

Your weekend cannot be complete without seeing a movie or two. Besides the fact that watching movies are entertaining, they are also educating – so why dull yourself when you can have fun and be creative all at once.

Promising you a good time filled with goodies, I present the top movies to see this weekend. You have no excuse to be bored:

1) The Dark Tower
Fresh outta production, Idris Elba is the last Gunslinger who is locked in an eternal battle with the Man in Black as he tries to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, the key that holds the universe together. The fate of worlds is at stake as the ultimate battle between good and evil collide.

2) Wind river

An FBI agent teams up with a veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation. Very feisty one.

3) The shack

A friend recommended this movie saying she ‘felt God’ while watching and y’all know I’m a God lover. I must say this is a life changing movie about the battle between faith, loss, tragedy doubts and transformation. Trust me, you wouldn’t want to delete after watching.

4) Atomic blonde

Charlize Theron is the sensual and savage, most elite spy in MI6, an agent who’s willing to use all of her lethal skills to stay alive. With the Berlin Wall about to fall, she travels into the heart of the city to retrieve a priceless dossier and take down a ruthless espionage ring as she teams up with a station chief to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.

5) Once upon a time in Venice 

Steve Ford is a private detective in Venice Beach, who’s good with the ladies, bad with the punches and madly in love with his dog, Buddy. And things take a turn for the worse when local thugs steal Buddy, Steve forms an unlikely alliance with a very devious gang leader.

6) Banana Island Ghost

The media has been buzzing about this Nollywood movie since its production days. It is about a ghost who is scared to go to heaven because he doesn’t have a soulmate and so convinces God to give him three days to fall in love. He then made meets the cantankerous firecracker, Ijeoma – who will do anything to save her father’s Banana Island house from the bank. The two of them must first survive each other, then learn to work together, and eventually fall in love, to see their destinies unfold.

7) The Lost City of Z

At the dawn of the 20th century, a British explorer journeys into the Amazon, where he discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment, he is supported by his devoted wife, son, and aide-de-camp as he returns to his beloved jungle, determined to prove his case.

8) Going in style 

Three Lifelong buddies decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow when their pension funds become a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills, the three men risk it all by embarking on a daring adventure to knock off the same bank that absconded with their money. Fancy that!

9) Landline 

A family drama movie. Two sisters come of age in ’90s New York when they discover their dad’s affair. But, they eventually learn that he’s not the only cheater in the family.

10) The Black coat’s daughter

This movie is quite old but it will send chills down your spine. A troubled young woman embarks on a mysterious journey to an isolated prep school where two stranded students face a sinister threat from an unseen evil force.

Have a fun-packed weekend guys, I know mine will be. Don’t forget to drink alot of water, relax and just enjoy yourself.

Au Revoir till we meet next weekend.✌️

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TGIF People, check out the top 10 interesting movies to watch this weekend (MUST SEE)

Oh yeah, it’s that time of the week again! Presenting to you, the top notch movies for this weekend. Trust you’ll have a great time seeing them, this weekend won’t be boring at all.

Even if you had a bad week, these movies are sure to make you forget all about it.

1. The Hunter’s Prayer

When an assassin is sent to kill a young woman but finds himself unable to pull the trigger, there is trouble as they form an uneasy alliance and flee from their pursuers.

2. Girl’s Trip

Four best friends are in for the adventure of a lifetime when they travel for the annual Essence Festival. Along the way, they rekindle their sisterhood and rediscover their wild side by doing enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.

3. The Interrogation

An FBI interrogator and an IT specialist have to play a criminal mastermind’s mind games as they race to uncover his true agenda but you won’t believe what they unravel at the end.

4. Mubarakan

A lovely Indian romantic comedy you’ll definitely enjoy. Identical twin brothers turn to their eccentric uncle for help to make sure that they each marry the woman they love.

5. The Great Wall

When a mercenary warrior is imprisoned within the Great Wall, he discovers the mystery behind one of the greatest wonders of the world. His quest for fortune turns into a journey toward heroism as he joins a huge army of elite warriors to confront the unimaginable and seemingly unstoppable force.

6. Monster Trucks

Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, a high school senior builds a monster truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. Things ch after an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange and subterranean creature with a taste and a talent for speed.

7. The incredible Jessica James 

An aspiring playwright in New York, fresh from a break up, strikes up a new relationship with a recently divorced man she met on a blind date.

8. Beauty and the Beast

Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast in its castle. The usual fairytale story with a twist that is bound to keep you at the edge of your seat.

9. Bridget Jones Baby

Breaking up with Mark Darcy leaves Bridget Jones over 40 and single again. Feeling that she has everything under control, Jones decides to focus on her career as a top news producer. Suddenly, her love life comes back from the dead and she finds out she is pregnant but who is the father?

10. Undercover Grandpa 

A shy young man turns to his grandfather and his grandfather’s old war buddies to help him rescue the woman of his dreams from kidnappers.

Wishing you the very best of the weekend. I hope you have fun, laughter, joy and happiness not forgetting to relieve yourself of the week’s stress. Cheers.

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TGIF People, check out the top 10 interesting movies to watch this weekend (MUST SEE)

This weekend’s list is packed full with action blockbusters that will surely keep you entertained for the entire weekend.

Valerian, Dunkirk and Alter Ego are all showing for the first time this weekend so you don’t have any reason to be bored or stuck at home except funds and that’s why the rest can be downloaded off the net while you relax in the comfort of your homes.

Without much ado, check them out below:

1. Valerian and the city of a thousand planets

Rihanna stars in this 28th century movie where special operatives Valerian and Laureline work together to maintain order throughout the human territories but when a dark force threatens the peaceful city, Valerian and Laureline must race against time to identify the menace that also jeopardizes the future of the universe.

2. Dunkirk

Confirmed to be one of the best motion picture movie of this year. 

In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated.

3. Good people

A debt-ridden couple take the cash they found in a dead tenant’s apartment, but there is serious trouble when the real owners of the cash come calling.

4. The girl without hands

In hard times, a miller sells his daughter to the Devil. Protected by her purity, she escapes but is deprived of her hands. Walking away from her family, she encounters the goddess of water, a gentle gardener and the prince in his castle.

5. Free fire

When a black-market arms deal goes outrageously wrong, Justine finds herself caught in the crossfire, forced to navigate through a warehouse full of trigger-happy madmen who are all hanging on for dear life.

6. Aftermath

Two strangers’ lives become inextricably bound together after an error by an air traffic controller causes the death of a construction foreman’s wife and daughter who happen to be Arnold Schwarzenegger.

7. Boyka Undisputed

Boyka accidentally kills an opponent in the ring, forcing him to question everything he’s ever worked for. When he finds out his opponent’s widow is in trouble, he becomes her champion in a series of seemingly impossible fights.

8. Sleepless

An undercover Las Vegas police officer finds himself caught in a high-stakes web of corrupt cops, internal affairs and murderous gangsters. When a failed heist leads to the kidnapping of his teenage son, he must race against time during a wild and restless night to save him and bring the criminals to justice.

9. Kung Fu Yoga

Jackie Chan, a world-renowned archaeology professor, and his team are on a grand quest to locate a lost ancient Indian treasure when they are ambushed by a team of mercenaries and left for dead. Using his vast knowledge of history and kung fu, Jack leads his team on a race around the world to beat the mercenaries to the treasure and save an ancient culture.

10. Alter Ego

Omotola’s much talked about blockbuster movie is showing this weekend in cinema across Nigeria. Omotola plays the role of a successful lawyer on the hunt for sex offenders. On the other hand, she is also an extremely sexually active person who neither time nor place can stop her urges when they come to her.

Wishing you the very best of the weekend, cheers.

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Touching! See how Flavour made the dreams of a young blind boy come true (PHOTOS+VIDEO)

Back in March, singer Flavour was in Liberia where he met a young blind boy, Semah G Weifur who is crazy about him and his songs.

Flavour has celebrated the young lad on his social media page, revealing that Semah’s dream was to be a musician like Flavour in future.

And that dream has come to pass in the nearest future, maybe not all of it but a huge part as Flavour featured Semah in his latest song and video ‘Most High’ for his recently released album (Ijele the Traveler).

Everybody can’t get enough of the song since it was released. Maybe, you should find out for yourself.

Watch the music video below:

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Will you like to know what your favourite songs taste like? Check out this man who can taste sounds

 ​Literally taste sound!

A man who has a rare condition called Synesthesia that allows him to match sounds to flavours has revealed what some of the biggest summer anthems of all time tastes like.

James Wannerton’s neurological condition links senses which are normally experienced separately. For him, taste and hearing are linked.

Identifying what some of the biggest summer hits of the last 30 years taste like, he says Justin Bieber’s Despactio tastes like sweet chilli, while Kanye West’s Gold Digger has the flavour of cheese.

James, who is the president of the UK Synaesthesia Association said:
Food and music are always intrinsically linked during the summer via festivals, picnics in the park or barbecues in the back garden.

This experiment allows us to take great flavours and match them to the music we enjoy during these occasions.

Some genres of music have a very distinctive taste, I find rock and roll has strong notes of cheese and tomato like hot pizza, especially anthem bands like Radiohead.

On the other side of the music spectrum, Kanye’s tracks are somewhat cheesy – in taste at least but his rap rival Jay Z gives off a meatier, more steak-y flavour.

Source: Dailymail

I can only imagine what some of our Naija hits will taste like.

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Presenting to you the complete list of winners at the 2017 AMAA awards

The much talked about 2017 Academy Movie Academy awards (AMAA) held yesterday at the Eko hotels and suites,in Lagos.

​The 13th edition of the award which was hosted by Nollywood actress, Nse Ikpe Etim began with a moment of silence for all the fallen heroes of African cinema. 

There were several winners of Nigerian descent including Nkem Owoh, Akin Omotoso and others.
See the full list winners below:


1. Funny Enough (Snaaks Genoeg) – South Africa

2. Three Wise Men – Nigeria – winner

3. Keteke – Ghana
4. A Trip To Jamaica – Nigeria

1. Adonijah Owiriwa – 76
2. Warren Matsimola – Vaya
3. Olu Jacobs – Oloibiri

4. Papi Mpaka – Félicité – winner

5. Richard Seruwazi – While We Live
6. Majid Michel – Slow Country

1. Inna Moja – Wulu
2. Theresa Edem – Ayamma
3. Taiwo Ajai Lycet – Oloibiri
4. Nmonde Mbusi – Vaya
5. Somkele Idhalama – 93 Days

6. Angelique Kidjo – CEO – winner


1. Sambassa Nzeribe – Slow Country
2. Ibrahim Koma – Wulu
3. Richard Mofe Damijo – Oloibiri
4. Amine Ennaji- A Mile in My Shoes
5. David Oyelowo – Queen of Katwe
6. Dann Jaques Mouton- Call Me Thief
7. Ramsey Noah – 76

8. Jahwar Soudani – Last Of Us – winner

1. Vero Tshanda – Félicité – winner

2. Lydia Forson – Keteke
3. Lupita Nyong’o – Queen of Katwe
4. Bimbo Akintola – 93 Days
5. Josette Bushell-Mingo – While We Live
6. Rita Dominic – 76
7. Khabonina Quebeka – Dora’s Peace
8. Zimkhitha Nyoka – Vaya
1. Bout – Nigeria
2. On Monday Last Week – Ghana/USA
3. A Place for Myself – Rwanda – winner
4. Silence – Nigeria
5. Kieza – Angola
6. Yemoja: Rise of the Orisa- Nigeria/UK
7. Marabout – Senegal

8. A Place in the Plane – Senegal – joint winner


1. Black Barbie – Ghana

2. Got Flowers – Nigeria – winner

3. Gyrow – Nigeria
4. Pull – Nigeria

1. Legacy Of The Hills – Mali
2. Makoko: Future Afloat – Nigeria
3. House in the Field – Morocco
4. Vivre Riche – Cote D’Ivoire
5. House of Nwapa – Nigeria

6. Mama Colonel – DRC – winner

7. The African Who Wanted To Fly – Gabon
8. La Colere Dans Le Vent (Anger in the Wind) – Niger


1. Logun Ofe – Nigeria
2. Call Me Thief – South Africa

3. Félicité – Senegal – winner

4. Vaya – South Africa

1. Saving Dreams – Nigeria/Canada

2. While We Live – Burkina Faso/Sweden – winner

3. Theory of Conflict- Nigeria/USA
A Mile in My Shoes – Morocco/Canada
5. Hell’s Fury- Nigeria/USA

1. Kbela – Brazil – winner

2. Ca$h Out – USA
3. The Tale of Four – Curacao

4. 90 Days – USA – winner

1. I Am Not Your Negro – Haiti/France
2. 13th – USA
3. Les heritiers du Vietnam (Martinique)
4. Horace Tapscott, Musical Griot – USA


1. West Indies Gang – Guadeloupe – winner

2. Fences – USA
3. Birth of a Nation – USA
4. Double play – Curacao
5. Moonlight – USA
1. Call Me Thief – South Africa
2. Félicité- Senegal

3. 76 – Nigeria – winner

4. Queen of Katwe – Uganda
5. The Last of Us- Tunisia


1. Queen of Katwe- Uganda – winner

2. Ayamma- Nigeria
3. Keteke – Ghana
4. The Last Of Us – Tunisia
5. Logun Ofe – Nigeria
1. Dora’s Peace – South Africa

2. Oloibiri – Nigeria – winner

3. Ayamma- Nigeria
4. The Last of Us – Tunisia
5. Slow Country- Nigeria

1. Vaya – South Africa
2. 93 Days- Nigeria
3. A Mile in My Shoes- Morocco
4. 76 – Nigeria

5. Félicité – Senegal – winner

6. While We Live- Burkina Faso/Sweden


1. Wulu – Mali – winner

2. Oloibiri- Nigeria
3. Whale Caller – South Africa
4. Queen of Katwe – Uganda
5. Slow Country – Nigeria
1. 93 Days – Nigeria
2. Félicité – Senegal

3. Vaya – South Africa – winner

4. Wulu- Mali
5. Dora’s Peace – South Africa


1. The Last of Us – Tunisia – winner

2. The Whale Caller – South Africa
3. Félicité- Senegal
4. Vaya- South Africa
5. A Mile in My Shoes – Morocco
1. Call Me Thief- South Africa
2. Vaya – South Africa
3. While We Live – Burkina Faso/Sweden
4. CEO – Nigeria

5. Félicité- Senegal – winner

1. Oloibiri – Nigeria
2. Dora’s Peace- South Africa
3. Félicité – Senegal
4. While We Live- Burkina Faso/Sweden

5. Vaya – South Africa – winner


1. Green White Green
2. 93 Days
3. CEO

4. 76 – winner

5. Ayamma
6. Oloibiri

1. Happiness is a Four Letter Word –Thabang Molaya- South Africa
2. Green White Green – Abba Makama – Nigeria

3. Wulu – Daouda Coulibaly – Mali – winner

4. Bunjoko – Kizito Samuel – Uganda
5. The Last Of Us – Alaeddine Slim – Tunisia
6. Rain – Daniel Mugerwa – Uganda

1. Daouda Coulibaly – Wulu
2. Steve Gukas – 93 Days
3. Mira Nair – Queen of Katwe
4. Izu Ojukwu – 76
5. Daryen Joshua- Call Me Thief

6. Akin Omotosho – Vaya – winner

7. Alain Gomis – Félicité
8. Ala Eddine Slim- The Last Of Us
9. Said Khallaf – A Mile in My Shoes

1. The Last Of Us – Tunisia
2. A Mile in My Shoes – Morocco
3. 76 – Nigeria
4. Vaya- South Africa
5. 93 Days – Nigeria
6. Queen of Katwe – Uganda

7. Félicité – Senegal – winner

8. Wulu – Mali
9. Call Me Thief – South Africa

Nkem Owoh aka Osuofia


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TGIF People, check out the list of top 10 super cool movies to watch this weekend (MUST SEE)

It’s that time of the week again which we are always looking forward to.

And this weekend list is special because one of the long-awaited movies of the year is out and showing for the first time in cinemas today, you can easily guess which, lol.

Well, others are equally too nice to neglect as well. Perfect storyline; be it comedy, action, thriller and some drama. Cinema goers and home watchers, I’ve got you all covered. 

So sit back and read through below. Happy weekend.

1. War for the planet of the apes

​Amongst the movies for this year, this is one of the most anticipated. Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless colonel which pits them against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both of their species and the future of the planet.

2. Mine

This is one hell of an interesting movie. A sniper is trapped in the desert after standing on a land mine and he must single-handedly fight off the enemy while waiting for a convoy to rescue him while standing at a particular spot.

3. All eyez on me

The true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist, Tupac Shakur. From his early days in New York to his status as one of the world’s most recognized and influential voices. His legacy continues to grow long after his death.

4. Austin found

All for fame and fortune, a woman conspires with a former boyfriend and an ex-con to kidnap her 11-year-old daughter for publicity.

5. Blind

In the movie, a blind widowed novelist rediscovers his passion for life and writing when he begins an affair with the neglected wife of an indicted businessman.

6. The Inlaws

Watch what happens when two children of age-long rivals decide to get married in this Nollywood blockbuster.

7. CHiPs

Jon Baker and Frank “Ponch” Poncherello have just joined the California Highway Patrol in Los Angeles, but for very different reasons and they are forced to work together. They clash endlessly instead of cooperating as they try to nab the bad guys.

8. Prevenge

Widow Ruth is seven months pregnant when, believing herself to be guided by her unborn baby, she embarks on a homicidal rampage, dispatching anyone who stands in her way.

9. Fist fight

On the last day before summer vacation, a high school teacher tries his best to keep it together amid senior pranks, a dysfunctional administration and budget cuts that threaten his job. Things go from bad to worse when he crosses Ron Strickland, the school’s toughest and most feared teacher leading to a dangerous fight.

10. Ghost in the shell

In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: a human who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people’s minds and control them, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that her life was stolen instead of saved.
That will be all for this weekend guys, hope you have a good time and enjoy everything the weekend has to offer. Shalom!

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TGIF People! Check out the top 10 interesting movies to watch this weekend (MUST SEE)

It’s that time of the week again when most people can’t wait to retire home and have the long weekend to themselves. If you’re the type that don’t have to work on weekends, this is a special cheers to you, lol, the weekend was made for y’all😎.

Those that have to work, I’m sorry😰 but the hustle gotta continue.

Nevertheless, no matter the category you fall under, make time to relax and enjoy some good movies, remember, all work and no play makes ‘you’ a dull you. So get on it. (Plus, I’ve got you covered for all the latest).

A handful of these movies are showing at the cinema for the first time this weekend while the others, you can download and enjoy in the comfort of your home.

See below:

1) Spiderman Homecoming

The Spiderman series are always thrilling to watch and I bet this won’t be any different. Excited by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker returns home to live with his Aunt May as he starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. In between struggling to be a superhero and live a normal life, Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture threatens to destroy everything he holds dear.

2) The Big Sick

Kumail is a Pakistani comic who meets an American graduate student named Emily at one of his stand-up shows. As their relationship blossoms, he soon becomes worried about his traditional Muslim parents and what they will think of her. But everything changes when Emily suddenly comes down with an illness that leaves her in a coma.

3) Don’t Breathe 

Three thieves feel they’ve hit a jackpot, an easy target; a rich blind man to steal from but how wrong were they! When they invade his home, they find themselves trapped. The young intruders must fight for their lives after a shocking discovery about their supposedly helpless victim.

4) Do you take this man

Daniel and Christopher have to rely on their close friends and families to help them through drama on the eve of their wedding. This is not your ordinary wedding movie. Oh, you’d be surprised at the plot😋.

5) A Dark Song

In a bid to speak to her murdered son, a bereaved young woman and a damaged occultist risk their souls to perform a dangerous ritual.

6) Power Rangers

You’ve heard about the animation and comic, now this is the movie! Five ordinary teens must overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it’s too late when they discover that they are the only ones who can save the world from alien attack.

7) Picture Perfect

Featuring our dear Bisola, fresh from the big brother Nigeria reality show. This movie is nothing like the cliché of poor man falling in love with rich girl. It goes way beyond that to depict romance, comedy and some drama.

8) A Ghost Story

Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to console his grieving wife, only to find that in his spectral state, he has become unstuck in time and forced to watch the woman he loves slowly slip away. But then, he embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting life’s ineffable questions and the enormity of existence.

9) Ajuwaya the movie

This is a story of love, suspense, friendship, comedy and drama, all rolled into one. Six NYSC members find themselves in a haunted village. Watch as they try to navigate their way as all they ever believed in is tested.

10) XXX: Return of Xander Cage 

After coming out of self-imposed exile, daredevil operative Xander Cage must race against time to recover Pandora’s Box, a device that controls every military satellite in the world. Recruiting a new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself entangled in a deadly conspiracy that leads back to the highest levels of government.

You know there is never a dull moment with Vin Diesel and Samuel L. Jackson, this movie is action packed!

Well! That will be all for this weekend. I hope you greatly enjoy yourself and rest to your satisfaction… Untill next time, ciao😊.

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TGIF People! Check out the top 10 interesting movies to watch this weekend (MUST SEE)

It’s that time of the week again and I know most of us can’t wait to head home and prepare for the weekend ahead. Well, here are a list of movies to keep you entertained althrough… If you’re a fan of thriller movies, then you’ll be especially grateful for this compilation😈.

Whether you’re visiting the cinema or downloading in the comfort of your homes, these movies are definitely a must watch. View them below:

1) Baby Driver

Starring Jamie Foxx, a talented getaway driver relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. After meeting the woman of his dreams, he sees a chance to ditch his shady lifestyle and make a clean break but he must face the music as a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

2) Despicable Me 3

1 and 2 was a blast, Despicable Me 3 ain’t any different. The mischievous Minions hope that Gru will return to a life of crime after the new boss of the Anti-Villain League fires him. Instead, Gru decides to remain retired and travel to Freedonia to meet his long-lost twin brother for the first time and they become bad again…but for a good cause.

3) Voice from the stone

Verena is a determined young nurse hired to help a mute young heir but the more she observes the boy, the more Verena becomes convinced he has fallen under the spell of a powerful and otherworldly persona trapped in the villa’s stone walls, one that seems to be rapidly entwining with her own.

4) The Conjuring 2

Trust me, this is not for the faint of heart. If you love horror movies like me, then by all means, be my guest on this one. Couple paranormal investigators come out of a self-imposed sabbatical to travel to London to meet Peggy Hodgson, an overwhelmed single mother of four who tells the couple that something evil is in her home, a demonic possession.

5) Colossal

Gloria drinks too hard and parties too much. Her boyfriend has enough of it and throws her out. Gloria returns to her hometown, dreaming of making a new start, but instead reunites with her childhood friend who runs a bar..but a gigantic monster soon starts rampaging their town and is somehow connected to her.

6) 47 meters down

Young sisters Kate and Lisa and travel to Mexico for a vacation filled with sun, fun and adventure. Lisa needs some extra persuasion when Kate suggests that they go diving in shark-infested waters. Safe in their protective cage, the thrill-seeking siblings come face to face with a group of majestic great whites. Their worst fears soon become a reality when the cage breaks away from their boat, sending them plummeting to the ocean floor with a dwindling supply of oxygen.

7) Rough night

Jess is an engaged politician who reunites with three of her college friends for a wild bachelorette weekend in Miami. The night of hard partying soon takes a dark twist when a male stripper accidentally dies at their beach house.

8) The Beguiled

An injured Union soldier finds himself on the run as a deserter during the Civil War. He seeks refuge at an all-female Southern boarding school where the teachers and students seem more than willing to help but soon, sexual tensions lead to dangerous rivalries amongst the women.

9) Roti

Directed by Kunle Afolayan, this movie talks about grief, loss and reincarnation. A couple loses their only child after waiting 10 years to have him. Awashed with grief, the couple starts to feel alive again after they see another child that looks exactly like their lost child. Showing at the cinemas this weekend, you can gladly indulge.

10) The House

Scott and Kate Johansen must figure out a way to earn some money after their daughter’s scholarship falls through. The desperate couple then join forces with their neighbor to start an underground casino in his home. And you know what comes with running a casino!

That will be all for today guys, I hope you enjoy your weekend to the fullest, while relaxing and staying happy at the same time.

Untill next weekend, Adios💖💖💖

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TGIF People! Check out the top 10 interesting movies to watch this weekend (MUST SEE)

Oh yeah, it’s a very long weekend due to the Eid-Fitr celebration and what better way to spend it than resting, hanging out (which includes hanging out with May🙆) and seeing a movie or two.

This weekend’s list contain movies you can easily download off the net and have a good time with popcorn by your side. 

I trust you enjoyed last weekend’s list, I’m also looking forward to seeing the AY movie and 7 witches this weekend…Pheeww, it’s a deserved weekend so make it fun.

Take a look at the list below:

1. Transformers: The Last Knight

Humans are at war with the Transformers, and Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving the future lies buried in the secrets of the past and the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Transformers 1,2,3,4 was a hit and this one ain’t any different.

2. Hacksaw Ridge
This is a true life story about a soldier who refused to carry arms while fighting during the WWII because of his religion. But the craziest part of it all is how his faith came through for him as he single-handedly saved 75 men on the battleground. He didnt fire a single shot, yet he fought the best. This is my special recommendation for the weekend.

3. 10 days in Suncity

This is the highly anticipated movie by comedian AY. With all the teases, previews and trailers, I trust its one that will keep you reeling with laughter…with a bit of action too. Starring Adesua Etomi, RMD, AY, it’s slated to show this weekend at the cinemas.

4. I, Daniel Blake

Daniel Blake is a 59-year-old widowed carpenter who is unable to continue working due to a recent hear attack. And while, he finds his way through an agonizing appeal process after being denied welfare by the authorities, Daniel begins to develop a strong bond with a destitute, single mother who’s struggling to take care of her two children.

5. 7 witches

As their big day draws close, Cate and Cody should be celebrating. Their families are there, they’ve rented an island for the big day, but unknown to them, their wedding falls on the day when a 100-year-old curse comes to fruition and they find themselves fighting for their lives. It’s a horror movie that is worth seeing😈.

6. The Lego Batman movie

There are big changes brewing in Gotham, but if Batman wants to save the city from the Joker’s hostile takeover, he may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up as his superhero sidekick and loyal butler show him a thing or two.

7. The Lovers

A husband and wife, each engaged in extramarital affairs finds love again in each other. So sweet a movie that will leave you all mushy and make you believe in the power of love😳.

8. Going in style

Three lifelong buddies decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow when their pension funds become a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the men risk it all by embarking on a daring adventure to knock off the bank that absconded with their money. Talk about grandpas on a heist, lol.

9. Love Kennedy

Although Kennedy Hansen is a funny, loving child, she inexplicably begins to fall ill, diagnosed of Juvenile Batten Disease that has no cure, and she dies at age 16. However, her story doesn’t end at her death, a whole lot of miracles begin afterwards.

10. The Women’s balcony

When a charismatic rabbi enters their community in a bid to change their lives as they know it, some women in Jerusalem struggle to unite their neighborhood and preserve their traditions. True faith is alive in this funny and profound movie.

There you have it people… Have a fulfilling weekend and let me know about the movies you truly enjoyed, cheers.

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Wow! These Nigerian rappers are set to break 13hours World rap record

Nigerian rappers, Vector, Yung6ix have announced their plan to put Nigeria on the World map with their 13 hours rap music.

Vector revealed that they’ve been practicing for a while and are ready to make history in the Guinness book of records.

He also disclosed that five other Nigerian hip-hop artiste will be joining him, Yungsix and Chinko Ekun for the world record fiesta.

Watch the video below:

Vector alongside Yung6ix set to make world record of 13 hours rap cc @vectorthaviper @vectorthaviper

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Do you think they can make it?

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TGIF People! Check out the top 10 interesting movies to watch this weekend (MUST SEE)

Say hello to the weekend! I’m back again with a ‘pumped’ movie list. Hope you enjoyed last weekend’s and I assure you, it’s only getting better.

Whether you’re visiting the cinema or chilling in the comfort of your sitting rooms, the below listed movies will keep you highly entertained althrough the weekend.

In no particular order, check them out:

1) I don’t feel at home in this world anymore 

After being burglarized, a depressed woman and her obnoxious neighbor set out to find the thieves, but they soon find themselves up against a group of dangerous criminals.

2) Get out

Part thriller and mystery, a young African American is ready to meet his white girlfriend’s parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience gives way to a nightmare.

3) Captain Underpants

Any movie with Kevin Hart will leave you reeling with laughter and to think he’s part of the production crew. This is a very nice animation about two overly imaginative pranksters who hypnotize their principal into thinking that he’s a ridiculously dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants. It’s also very colourful and allowed for kids viewing.

4) Isoken the movie

For the lovers at heart, Isoken is for you. It is a movie about a woman who is enjoying a great life but is still unmarried and has everyone in her family worried. Starring actresses like good ol’ Dakore Akande, Funke Akindele and Damilola Adegbite, this movie is definitely one to see this weekend.

5) Kong: Skull island

Scientists, soldiers and adventurers unite to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean. Cut off from everything they know, they venture into the domain of the mighty Kong, igniting the ultimate battle between man and nature.

6) Gifted

Here, we get to see Captain America in a more subtle character; as a single man raising his spirited young niece Mary. However, Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the 7-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary.

7) Art of steal

Although, it’s a 2013 movie, it’s totally worth it. You won’t regret going back to the past😄. A motorcycle daredevil and art thief agrees to help his brother with one last heist. As he gathers his old team and plans to steal a priceless book, he has no idea his brother has his own hidden agenda.

8) Cars 3

If you’ve seen 1 and 2, then I don’t need to tell you the action 3 holds. But if you’re a newbie, you can still pick up the action from here.

9) Beautiful accident

When a woman dies too soon, she is sent back to live another person’s life for a week. It is a Chinese movie though.

10) The Wedding plan

Talk about faith and fate! After her fiance calls off their wedding a month before the ceremony, a woman decides to still keep the reservation and trusts God will provide her with a husband.

So there you have it people, I hope you enjoy yourselves and don’t forget to spread happiness.. Cheers to the freaking weekend!😉

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TGIF People! Check out the top 10 interesting movies to watch this weekend (MUST SEE)

It’s that time of the week again and I’m back with more interesting movies for your viewing pleasure. I hope you enjoyed last week’s movie list, well this week is even better.
I also got to see two really cool movies that I’ll be including. Although, not too recent but when has date ever played a role in determining a good movie!

Trust me, I’ve got you covered on this one.

Whether watching in the cinemas or downloading to watch in the comfort of your homes, my list for this week guarantees a fun weekend.

See below:

1) Wonder woman

Even though, it’s been banned in Lebanon, suspended in Tunisia and pulled from the film fest in Algeria, this movie is one lovely combo of fiction, fantasy and science. After meeting an American pilot, Princess Diana is forced to become a warrior and leave her home for the first time to fight alongside men in a war to end all wars. It’s a long watch, over 2hours😉.

2) The Mummy 

When Nick and his partner, Morton come under attack in the Middle East in their quest for timeless artifacts, the ensuing battle accidentally unearths Ahmanet, a betrayed Egyptian princess who was entombed under the desert for thousands of years. With her powers constantly evolving, Morton must now stop the resurrected monster as she embarks on a furious rampage through the streets of London.

3) Sleepless

Featuring Jamie Foxx (Downs) as an undercover Las Vegas police officer, he finds himself caught in a high-stakes web of corrupt cops, internal affairs and murderous gangsters. When a failed heist leads to the kidnapping of his teenage son, Downs must race against time during a wild and restless night to save him and bring the criminals to justice.

4) Sachin: A billion dreams

This one is an Indian biography based on the life of Indian cricket icon and living legend Sachin Tendulkar. A tale of a restless 10-year-old boy and his journey from watching India’s first World Cup winning skipper Kapil Dev lift the trophy, to the fulfillment of his dream of holding it in his hands for India to become the most celebrated sportsperson in India.

5) Alien: convenant

For lovers of sci-fi movies, this will keep you glued to your seat. 

Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the mysterious world soon turns dark and dangerous when a hostile alien life-form forces the crew into a deadly fight for survival.

6) The Lovers

Romance infused with comedy, a man and his wife, each embroiled in an extramarital affair, are sent reeling when they suddenly fall for the least likely person imaginable — each other.

7) Kidnap

Yours truly, Halley Berry is the star actress in this movie where she embarks on a car speed chase to save her kidnapped son from the hands of child traffickers.

8) No Escape

Now, I am specifically recommending this movie. It will keep you on the edge of your seat. Owen Wilson features in this thriller/action movie which sees him and his family in the midst of a Middle Asia political uprising. Stuck in a strange country, he must now find a way to save himself and family. 

PS: Our beloved James Bond (Pierce Brosnan is also here, so you know what this means).

9) War Machine

Been long Brad Pitt graced our movie screen. A successful, charismatic four-star general, Glenn McMahon, leaps in like a rock star to command NATO forces in Afghanistan, only to be taken down by a journalist’s no-holds-barred exposé.

10) Lost in London

A continuation of the sequel; Okon in Lagos and Okon goes to school, Lost in London is a hilarious tale about Okon and Bona, who gets selected for an exchange programme in London. They attempt to earn some Pounds before returning to Nigeria while getting into trouble at the same time.
There you have it guys, I hope you enjoy your weekend with these wonderful movies. Will be glad to know how it all went.

And incase you’ve seen a badass movie that you want others to partake in, just state in the comment section.. I’ll also be looking out for them.

Till we meet again next weekend, Adios Buenos 💖💖💖

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TGIF People! Check out top 10 interesting movies to watch this weekend (MUST SEE)

Oh yes, the weekend is here! 
From the beginning of the week, most if not everyone are already looking forward to the weekend and if you’re a movie freak like me, then you’ll find this useful as movies are a great way of relaxation.

I’ve not seen some of these movies myself but I’m hoping to this weekend. So, I’m hoping to get a review of the ones you watched (no spoilers, lol).

They range from epic to comedy to action-packed movies, I hope you find them interesting and don’t forget your popcorn too.

Below are the top 10 movies on my list this weekend:

1) Pirates of the Carribean: Dead men tell no tales

I’m not really a fan of the pirates movie but I love Johnny Depp (AKA Jack Sparrow) but for fans, this is a must watch as the movie takes you into a whole new adventure with Capt. Sparrow haunted by his old nemesis, Capt. Salazar when they escape from the Devil’s Triangle.

2) Guardians of the Galaxy II

If you saw the first one, then this two will keep you at the edge of your seat. And as the guardians are hired to protect the alien’s precious batteries, the mystery of Peter Quill’s parentage is revealed.

3) Everything Everything:

This one is a drama about an imaginative 18-year old- who is unable to leave her sealed environment within her house because of her strange illness- and a lover boy neighbour who would stop at nothing to be everything with her.

4) Baywatch:

About water and lifeguards, the old television series have been made into a movie. Our dear Zac Efron is in this one including Dwayne Johnson and Priyanka Chopra.

5) King Arthur – Legend of the sword:

Footballer David Beckham makes his debut appearance in King Arthur. Robbed of his birthright after the murder of his father, King Arthur grows up the hard way untill fate leads him to pull the Excalibur sword and the rest is history. 

6) Snatched:

Dumped by her boyfriend on the eve of their vacation, impetuous dreamer, Emily persuades her mother to accompany her on an exotic getaway to Ecuador and you can imagine what happens on a mother and daughter trip, lol.

7) Boss baby:

Baby movies are always fun! The most unusual Boss baby arrives in a taxi wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase. Till he discovered his spy-mission, his 7-year old brother was always his big rival.

8) Fast 8 – The fate of the furious:

I know most people have seen this but for those who are still in doubt, it is so worth it. Before you recover from one action, boom! Another one happens. (Spoiler alert; Dom goes rogue and almost betrays his family).

9)  Berlin Syndrome:

A thriller which shows a disturbed teacher and a young photographer whom he kidnapped in his apartment after inviting her for a night of romance.

10) Alakadda Reloaded:

Directed by our very own Toyin Abraham, it tells a hilarious tale of a young lady who pretends to be from a rich family untill she is invited for a reality TV show and all he’ll is let loose.

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