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MORE MOVIE AUDITIONS:
There’s an audition for a TV series on May 15th at Cremas hotel 7 Oshogbo Street, Ogudu Lagos .
Time – 8am
Both Male and female artistes aged 20-45 yrs are needed.
For more inquiries, call 07063524329, 08033571919, and 08035733620.
* If you know of any set of identical male twins in their early 30s who can play the lead roles in a movie,Contact Rotimi Salami ASAP on 07037213742,08029572194 or BB pin 321D6028 (Monski Media Concepts).
*A Movie casting holds in Nnewi by 1pm on May 15th @Nkwo-Agu, Amichi in Nnewi South LGA of Anambra state, All interested actors an actresses are invited. From izuchukwu park Nnewi, take bike to Amichi and stop at Nkwo-agu. For more info call Ugoo Stephen: 08062687374. 22D6A2AA
Revolution movies presents open Àudition for it’s àction thriller TV movie: GOLD HUNTERS, billed to air on Àit network fromm September 1st.Dàte:1st Mày(wednesdày),Venue:confidence guest house,28 New Erà rd Iyànà Ipàjà. Time:10àm,Àge:10-70Yrs.ENQUIRIES:07037072173.recording stàrts 3rd Mày.
The Millennium time global concepts movie audition holding on May 4th has been shifted to May 11. Venue is Block 1, Victory Avenue, Thomas estate, Ajah, Lekki, Lagos. Please go along with your 5×7 pictures. For more info call 0806543854
Multitima media will be holding an audition for a TV series THE BANKERS on May 11th at 34 olufemi street, off ogunlana drive, Surulere,Lagos. Time-10am Call these numbers for more details 08028993160 08033979075. Don’t forget to bring your 5X7 self picture.
NB-Caveat emptor. Most of these audition info have not been deeply verified so make sure u call the numbers and gauge their seriousness. Don’t forget to also work on your acting.
LA media is holding a movie audition on April 27th at 8 sabiu Ajose street off Modupe Johnson street, Surulere. Time- 10am.
People in the following age range are what they are looking for Girls 5-10 years, Ladies 18-21,women 30-35, men 35-40. For more info call 08063091977 , 08075519182 and 07060450191
A producer is looking for actors and actresses for his short film. He needs 7 male actors from age 30 upwards and 8 female actresses from age 20 upwards. If interested call him on 08061181592 ASAP.
SERIES: GIDI UP- Episode 7-Breaking Point
For the fans of the NDANI TV web series GIDI UP here are the concluding Episodes (Episodes 7 & 8). In both episodes Folarin, Yvonne’s sugar daddy’s PA goes headlong with her and things get nasty. Meanwhile Obi has to decide to go on with the proposal before him while some light appears in the tunnel for Tokunbo. Left to me I have issues with how the story ended but let me not spoil it for you. Here are the links to the 2 episodes Breaking point and dark as knight.
Click here to watch episode 7: https://funtaqa.wordpress.com/2013/04/24/series-gidi-up-episode-7-breaking-point-2/
Click here to watch episode 8:
AMAA 2013 AWARDS:
Alright guys sorry this is coming late. We all know the AMAAs took place last weekend in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state. Here is a list of the winners on the night.
AMAA 2013 Prize for Best Short Film: Kwaku Ananse – Ghana
AMAA 2013 Prize for Best Documentary: Fuelling Poverty – Nigeria
AMAA 2013 Prize for Best Diaspora Feature: Stones In The Sun- Haiti/USA
AMAA 2013 Prize for Best Diaspora Documentary: Fan Do Brasil
AMAA 2013 Prize for Best Animation: Adventure Of Zambezia– (South Africa)
AMAA 2013 Prize for Best Film by an Africans Abroad: Last Flight to Abuja– UK/Nigeria
AMAA 2013 Prize for Achievement in Production Design: Elelwani
AMAA 2013 Prize for Achievement in Costume Design: Blood and Henna/Nigeria
AMAA 2013 Prize for Achievement in Make-Up: The Meeting
AMAA 2013 Prize for Achievement in Soundtrack: The Last Fishing Boat
AMAA 2013 Prize for Achievement in Visual Effects: The Twin SwordAMAA 2013 Prize for Achievement in Sound: Nairobi Half Life
AMAA 2013 Prize for Achievement in Cinematography: Uhlanga, The Mark
AMAA 2013 Prize for Achievement in Editing: Heroes and Zeroes
AMAA 2013 Prize for Achievement in Lightning: Moi Zaphira
AMAA 2013 Prize for Achievement in Screenplay: Hereos And Zereos
AMAA 2013 Prize for Best Nigerian Film: Confusion Na Wa/Nigeria
AMAA 2013 Prize for Best Film in an African Language: Moi Zaphira/Burkina Faso
AMAA 2013 Prize for Best Promising Actor: Belinda Effah – Kokomma
AMAA 2013 Prize for Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Gabriel Afolayan –Hoodrush
AMAA 2013 Prize for Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Hermelinda Cimela –Virgin Magarida
AMAA 2013 Prize for Best Actor in a Leading Role: Justus Esiri – Assasins Practice
AMAA 2013 Prize for Best Actress in a Leading Role: Florence Masebe –Elelwani
AMAA 2013 Prize for Best Director: Niji Akanni – Hereos And Zeroes/Nigeria
AMAA 2013 Prize for Best Film: Confusion Na Wa/Nigeria
Lifetime Achievement Awards: Tunde Kelani, Chief Eddi Ugbomah, Sir Ositadinma Okeke Oguno (Ossy Affason), Ayuko Badu and Chief Pete Edochie
Special Recognition of Pillars of Nollywood @ 20: Emem Isong, Kanayo O.Kanayo, Kenneth Okonkwo and Film/Video Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria (FVPMAN) Special Jury Award: Ninah’s Dairy (Cameorun)
There’s an audition for a movie on April 19th at poolside sammy star suites, D close 41 road Festac. Time – 10am
I got this BB broadcast from a friend.
Could be useful to someone here.
Movie Production Recruitment: Actors, Production Assistant, Location Assistant/Scout, Production designer/Creative director, Set Designer/Decorator, Props Master, Costume designer, Camera Operators, Sound Technicians, Grips, Gaffers, Lighting Technicians, Editor, Assistant Editor, Sound Designer and Editor are needed urgently for a feature film. Please send CV resume and show reel to firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks.
Just got this from a friend though it’s targeted more at models.
Etisalat TVC Casting brief. I need models who can Act & speak from the following age groups, Models 22-30 Ladies,
Models 35-40 Women, Models 30-35 guys, Models 25-30 guys, Models 40-50 Men.Come to Auxilia Images, 45a, Ogudu Rd, Abulesoko b/stop, Ogudu-Ojota Time:8am
Date: Wednesday 17/4/13,
Pls be prompt. See Mrs Funke, Taiwo or Lami, say from SE Media (Solo Of
Etisalat) 08095492548 pin: 220ab74e
There’s an audition for a movie (The pensioners) on April 17th at 11,Adekunle Adebanjo, Magodo estate phase 2, Shangisha, Lagos Time – 10am.
Come with your 5×7 pictures.
Goodluck to you all
PYRAMID CINEMAS PRODUCTION PRESENTS AUDITIONS FOR TV SERIES AND MOVIES.
Are you beautiful, good looking and handsome up-comer?
Can you speak good English?
Can you interpret acting roles?
Actors and actresses are needed for a soap opera and a movie.
Date: 28th April 2013
Venue: water gate hotel,social club road,abule egba,lagos.
For enquiries, call 07069603074,080 75800886, 080328 04397
NEW MOVIE: A mile from home
There’s a mindset in the industry that only celebrated stars can make a good movie but the movie a mile from Home seeks to disprove that and from what I have seen from the trailer, I couldn’t wait to share it with you guys.
The story is about Jude, a university student who gets into a campus cult inorder to fulfill his desire for revenge but realizes that he’s made the greatest mistake of his life. Suku the capone makes it even more harder for him to escape from the group by making him the number two in the cult. Jude decides to stay away from home upon realizing that he has lost his freedom and by extension his future. But the curiosity of Deba, a brother to a UK based friend of his who just got into the university puts them both in trouble and Jude has to break a code in order to save Deba’s live but it puts the two of them in harm’s way
It stars new actors including Tope Tedilah, Eric Nwanso, Sambasa and Alex Anyalogu and has some very clean effects unlike the normal Nigerian movies.The gun shooting, the bullet holes, the bleeding and everything else connected with the film is done well so thumbs up to the editing and to the director Eric Aghimien. They even get to destroy a few cars in the process which means there is a lot of bad ass that goes down in the movie.Hills pictures is the outfit responsible for this movie.
Go here to watch the trailer:https://funtaqa.wordpress.com/2013/04/11/nigerian-trailer-a-mile-from-home/
SERIES: GIDI UP EPISODE 6- SNAKES AND LADDERS
In this episode things go from bad to worse for Obi and he has to act fast. Meanwhile Tokunbo seems to have gotten some luck after his hustle and we are introduced to chief’s(Yvonne’s benefactor/sugar daddy) daughter Sharon who is going to be the sixth main character. Watch it here:
Here are some audition notices:
There will be an audition at heavy metal studios tomorrow, April 10th at 13, Eric Moore close off Eric Moore road Surulere.
*Movie Director Luke would be having an Audition for the following categories of people,
1st: female TV presenters must be of 20-32 years of age.
2nd: Male/ Female Actors, must be between the ages of 15-50years.
Date: 11th & 12th April 2013.
Time each day: 10am prompt.
Venue: 104, Babs Animashaun st, Surulere, Lagos.
All the presenters make sure you see Director Luke in person, tell him you are from (Solo Etisalat).
A SCARY NIGERIAN SHORT FILM: Blink
Meanwhile I saw this short film BLINK and it blew my mind away. To get what I mean think Christopher Nolan’s Inception and you would know where I am driving. Some have even started calling it Nigeria’s best short film due to its innovative story line and amazing graphics(Can’t wait for Tolulope Ajayi the director to produce his feature movie). You be the judge yourself by watching the 15mins short here :
I promise you if you don’t like it I will refund your money
Warning- if you are easily scared don’t watch this.
There’s a movie audition by worldzero Nigeria in association with vin martins productions TOMORROW April 5th at Ojez restaurant, National stadium,Surulere, Lagos. Time 10am. For inquires call 08077832104, 08023225788,08178594510
There’s also an audition for a TV variety show by Eugene 1 movies on Saturday, April 6th at Mother’s joy model college, 23 Ayinde Alao street, Ewupe road, off Veepee Animashuan estate, Sango Otta, Ogun state (Though it’s not far from Lagos, just take a bus to Otta from Oshodi or Iyana Ipaja) Time- 11am.
People interested in the following: Acting, music, dancing/choreography,presenting, comedy and modelling should register FREE by sending your name,gender, age, area of interest to 08184482737. After sending, you are free to call the number for more inquiry 
Royal arts academy headed by Emem Isong is holding an audition on April 8th for ladies aged 21-33 who can both act and sing.The audition will be holding at their office 4,Adebisi close off Ajao road off Ogunlana drive, Surulere Lagos. Time – 11am
If you live around Ajah and environs, you’re female and aged 18-40 and you want to be part of the solid movie project on April 9th, call Simeone Quest for more information on 08065438546 or add BBpin 30c8713f.Please it’s strictly for Ajah residents.
I have something for those of you who love the sensation of blood curdling screams and that fear factor that results when the guy with the knife is about to hack his victim. Yes folks, I am talking about horror movies here and I have two I want to preview. I know there are some of you who are squeamish about these things I won’t blame ya. But for those who enjoy it here are two horror movies coming out in Nigeria.
Encore is a dark thriller directed and produced along with Mohammed Ali by Achor Yusuf a graduate of NFI (National Film institute).
The story revolves around a young Geology geek who leads his friends and study pals into an expedition in a jungle. But the jungle has a troubled past courtesy of the tribe that lived there centuries ago and it comes up to haunt our friends including the Geology geek who descended from this tribe. The movie promises to thrill you from what has been seen in the trailer and it’s a complete deviation from the norm in Nigerian film making what with the mixture of new faces with a sprinkling of veterans and some nice technical styles like the special effects, the make up and the shooting of outdoor night scenes during the day, something rarely done in Nigeria.
The film has a cameo from Joseph Benjamin and stars Belinda Effah, Andrew Douglas, Iyke Arinze and Sidney Diala among others. It’s tentatively set for release in April. If you want to know what went down in the forest keep a date with Encore.
Go here to watch the trailer: https://funtaqa.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/movie-preview-encore/
Go here to watch the making of the trailer: https://funtaqa.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/movie-making-of-the-movie-encore/
MOVIE: JIM AND JOAN
Now this is a project I have been following due to its peculiarities. Jim and Joan is a horror movie that is unlike many of the hack and slash that Hollywood engages in. The film which was produced and directed by CJ Obasi is unique in that it has only two characters and the actors who portrayed them are new. The story revolves around a runaway voodoo priestess who is led to a young man and they become a couple. But trouble ensues as the young man gets trapped in her seduction which is laced with a heavy dose of black magic and leads to her dominating him with a very sinister agenda in mind. This is CJ Obasi’s debut feature film as a director and he hopes to achieve great things with the movie. The film premiered internationally last year at the Eko film festival and will be released in the USA and some foreign countries once the retouching of the film is complete. It stars Jean Abbey and Ella. Uche.
Unfortunately there is no trailer at the moment but I will bring it here when its out.
Deep studios is having an audition for a TV drama series titled ‘THE WAY WE ARE’ and three back to back movies project.
Venue is the Owner’s World Hotel, 23 rd Festac town, Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd march, time 10 am each day.
For more details call 08064270804.07068611415.08134259291 BBpin 27d7afeo
Sorry I have been MIA for a while now (had loads of work to deal with). A lot of things have been happening, so let me start with the African movie academy awards (AMAA) nominations ceremony which held over the weekend in Malawi.
The Kenyan film “Nairobi half life” that looks at the crime scene in that city led with 9 nominations while Nigeria’s ‘The meeting’ and the Ghanaian film “The contract” followed with 6 nominations each.
Let me not bore you with the happenings and give you the list of nominees for each category. The award ceremony itself will be holding in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state on the 25th of April 2013
*AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Short Film*
*1. Dead River: Namibia*
*2. Elegy For A Revolutionary: South Africa*
*3. Yellow Fever: Kenya*
*4. Kwaku Ananse: Ghana*
*5. Nhamo: Zimbabwe*
*6. Big Daddy: Nigeria*
*7. Release: South Africa*
*8. Burnt Forest: Kenya*
*AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Documentary*
*1. Fueling Poverty: Nigeria*
*2. Gun To Tape: South Africa*
*3. Swimming The Zambezi : South Africa*
*4. Give Me Back My Home : Kenya*
*5. The African Cypher Fly On The Wall: South Africa*
*AMAA 2013 Prize for Best Diaspora Feature*
*1. Against The Grain: United States*
*2. Between Friends: Trinidad / Tobago*
*3. Stones In The Sun: Haiti / United States*
*AMAA 2013 Prize for Best Diaspora Documentary*
*1. Fan Do Brasil : Brazil / Guatamela*
*2. My Thiero Boys : United States*
*3. Red, White, Black And Blue : United States*
*AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Animation*
*1. Tageni’s Dol : Namibia*
*2. Adventure Of Zambezia : South Africa*
*3. Mission Impossible : Nigeria*
*4. Oba : Nigeria*
*5. Lion Of Judah : South Africa*
*AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Film By An Africans Abroad*
*1. Turning Point : United States / Nigeria*
*2. Assasins Practice : United Kingdom / Nigeria*
*3. Last Flight To Abuja: United Kingdom / Nigeria*
*4. Bianca : United States / Nigeria*
*5. Wolwich Boys : United Kingdom / Nigeria*
*AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Production Design*
*1. Virgin Magarida*
*3. The Twin Sword*
*4. The Contract*
*5. Blood And Henna*
*6. Okoro The Prince*
*AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Costume Design*
*1. Twin Sword*
*3. Virgin Magarida*
*4. Blood And Henna*
*5. The Meeting*
*AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Make:up*
*1. The Meeting*
*2. Twin Sword*
*4. Ninah’s Dowry*
*5. Okoro The Prince*
*6. Uhlanga, The Mark*
*AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Soundtrack*
*1. Journey To Self*
*2. Okoro The Prince*
*3. The Last Fishing Boat*
*5. Nairobi Half Life*
*6. The Twin Sword*
*AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Visual Effects*
*1. Okoro The Prince*
*2. The Twin Sword*
*4. Last Flight To Abuja*
*5. Uhlanga, The Mark*
*AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Sound*
*1. Last Flight To Abuja*
*2. Streets Of Calabar*
*3. Hereos And Zereos*
*4. Zama Zama*
*5. Virgin Magarida*
*6. Nairobi Half Life*
*AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Cinematography*
*1. Virgin Magarida*
*2. Nairobi Half Life*
*3. Uhlanga, The Mark*
*4. Swirl In Bamako*
*5. The Twin Sword*
*AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Editing*
*1. Last Flight To Abuja*
*2. The Contract*
*4. Nairobi Half Life*
*5. Uhlanga The Mark*
*6. Hereos And Zereos*
*AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Lightning*
*1. Zama Zama*
*2. The Flower Girl*
*3. Moi Zaphira*
*5. Uhlanga The Mark*
*AMAA 2013 Prize For Achievement In Screenplay*
*1. The Contract*
*2. Ninah’s Dowry*
*3. Hereos And Zereos*
*4. Alan Poza*
*5. Blood And Henna*
*6. Zama Zama*
*AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Nigerian Film*
*1. Blood And Henna*
*2. Hereos And Zereos*
*3. The Meeting*
*4.confusion Na Wa*
*5. The Twin Sword*
*7. Okoro The Prince*
*AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Film In An African Language*
*1. Moi Zaphira : Burkina Faso*
*2. Elelwani (south Africa)*
*3. The Last Fishing Boat (malawi)*
*4. Nairobi Half Life (kenya)*
*5. Blood And Henna : Nigeria*
*6. Sherifa : Togo*
*7. Kokomma: Nigeria*
*AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Child Actor*
*2. The Ugandan*
*3. Imbabazi, The Pardon*
*4. Ninah’s Dowry*
*5. Swirl In Bamako*
*6. Salimatu Traore (moi Zaphira)*
*AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Promising Actor*
*1. Belinda Effah : Kokomma*
*2. Sumela Maculuva : Virgin Magarida*
*3. Joseph Wairimu : Nairobi Half Life*
*4. Shonelo Mbutho : Ulanga The Mark*
*5. Karoumwi Olakunle : The Twin Sword*
*AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Actor In A Supporting Role*
*1. Gabriel Afolayan : Hoodrush*
*2. Ali Nuhu : Blood And Henna*
*3. Olwenya Maina : Nairobi Half Life*
*4. Alfred Atungu : Twin Sword*
*5. Ikponmwosa Gold : Confusion Na Wa*
*AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Actress In A Supporting Role*
*1. Hermelinda Cimela : Virgin Magarida*
*2. Patience Ozokwo : Turning Point*
*3. Linda Ejiofor : The Meeting*
*4. Crista Eka : Ninah’s Dowry*
*5. Foluke Daramola : Cobweb*
*AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Actor In A Leading Role*
*1. Oc Ukeje : Alan Poza*
*2. Bimbo Manuel : Hereos And Zereos*
*3. Lindani Nkosi : Zama Zama*
*4. Justus Esiri : Assasins Practice*
*5. Hlomla Dandala : The Contract*
*6. Femi Jacobs : The Meeting*
*7. Amurin Wumnembom : Ninah’s Dowry*
*AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Actress In A Leading Role*
*1. Yvonne Okoro : The Contract*
*2. Florence Masebe : Elelwani*
*3. Mariam Ouedraogo : Moi Zaphira*
*4. Rita Dominic : The Meeting*
*5. Mbutung Seikeh : Ninah’s Diary*
*6. Flora Suya : Last Fishing Boat*
*AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Director*
*1. Kenneth Gyang : Confusion Na Wah*
*2. Shemu Joyah : Last Fishing Boat*
*3. Shirley Frimpong Manso: The Contract*
*4. Niji Akanni : Hereos And Zeroes*
*5. David Kitounga : Nairobi Half Life*
*6. Ntshavheni Wa Luruli : Elelwani*
*AMAA 2013 Prize For Best Film*
*1. Nairobi Half Life : Kenya*
*2. Ninah’s Dowry : Cameroon*
*3. Last Fishing Boat : Malawi*
*4. Virgin Margarida : Mozambique*
*5. Elelwani : South Africa*
*6. Last Flight To Abuja: Nigeria*
*7. Confusion Na Wa : Nigeria*
AUDITION for a TV SERIES-KARMA
Talented and experienced Actors ages 20-60yrs needed for a 3 seasons long blockbuster TV Series.Actors; 20-25 must be poise, classy, trendy, good command of English language and Good Looking).
Actresses 18- 24 with amazing figures n good diction and ability to swing moods easily
Actors/actresses 30-60yrs – calm and dynamic, mature and experienced.
If all or parts of the above descriptions point @ you; be @ S&J MediaPlus Ltd plot 3 pastor Onabanjo drive, Apollo Estate, end of Ladipo Street, Alapere, Ketu, lagos on Thursday 7th of march ,9am for Audition/casting.
For more info; call TONY on 08061392040.
Mo Eva’s World Productions presents Last Minute Audition strictly for those who could not make the first one. Come to 6b D’alberto close,Palmgrove,Lagos by 9am prompt on Saturday,9th of March 2013. Kindly text your names to Godwin on 08163341398. come with a 5 by7 photograph and one passport.
Audio Visual First (AVF) is looking for talented and experienced actors and actresses. LADIES btw 24-30 MEN btw 30-40 and WOMEN in early 50s. Date:March 14 and 15. Time 9am Location: 12b/34 omodara str. Off Ajanaku street Awuse estate, salvation. Opebi
There’s an audition for a movie Feb 27th at Haile Selassie hotel 60 Adetola Street Aguda, Surulere, Lagos. Call Emeka Rising 08037203398 or Mega 08033749014 for more details
If you are a fan of thriller movies then Assasins Practise could be for you.The movie will be in Nigerian Cinemas from February 22,2013.The movie was directed by Mario Andrew Ukoko,a British based Nigerian Filmmaker and has done the cinema rounds in the UK in the African Film Festival in London last year.
Assasins Practise which features Justice Esiri,Kate Henshaw,David Nnaji(Dear Mother),Uche Monye and Eve Pearson tells the story of a setup gone wrong.A failed Stock broker gets an assasin to set up his suicide inorder to get the insurance company where he has a life insurance policy to pay out to his wife and daughter. He intends to send them on an holiday to get them away from the house when the staging would be done(NOTE: His wife and daughter dislike each other).
But some snags pop up 2 robbers to try their luck on the Stockbroker but they find out that he has a death wish,so no money.While trying to decide on the next move the Assassins show up but she is a psychopath who enjoys killing people for real( after getting some kicks from making them suffer) and he only gets to know that when the deed done is done.,as this happens a lot of secrets starts coming out.Now he has to do something to stop the Assassin.The Movie was shot both in the UK and Nigeria.Dele Ajakaiye teamed up with Andrew Ukoko to produce the movie. Check out the trailer here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uzwSikeh2x4
If you are in Enugu or its environs this is for you.
Global event productions is having an audition for a movie on February 28th at National museum, New berries park, Enugu by 12noon. Call 08186530792 for more details.
For those in Lagos, there is an audition on March 1st at Haile Selassie hotel, 60 Adetola street, Aguda, Surulere time-9am
LATEST TV/WEB NIGERIAN SERIES by Jovi Baabs
If you were asked to describe hell I wouldn’t blame you for adding Nigerian TV in the mix as the only thing they’ve succeeded in inspiring is nausea.Cable TV is now a necessity rather than a luxury and even advertisers are wondering if they are not shouting at nobody when they advertise on the small screen and it seems the TV stations don’t give a …. about what’s happening as long as the ego keeps on rolling in.
But have no fear as help is on the way courtesy of a small band of producers who couldn’t stand doing nothing so put their genius into work.The result is a small but growing band of web series catching peoples imagination everywhere. Most of them have to be viewed through the internet but some of the producers are trying to optimize their products for the mobile web and will soon be on TV.
Here’s a sampling.
HOW SHE LEFT MY BROTHER:
Ejiro with a videolog who is upset about her elder brother’s new girlfriend and does everything to break it while undergoing issues of her own.Produced by Tinsel director Victor Sanchez and featuring Ivie Okujaiye,Chris Attoh, OC Ukeje, Vanessa Kanu and Eku Edewor, the story is told from Ejiro’s perspective as she communicates through her webcam with her subscribers her everyday attempts at this heartbreak issue and other things that plague her.
Each episode is an average of three and a half minutes (The highest is 5mins) so it shouldn’t take much of your bandwith. Though it was produced and released some months ago it’s still worth a look. Want to know if Ejiro is succesful?
Here are the links
Now this is one that is exciting me personally. Lekki wives is a 13 episode drama series that looks at the lives of 5 different women in Lagos and what they get up to in the name of making a living and having fun. The series produced by Blessing Egbe(2 brides and a baby) has gotten a lot of positive reviews and for now is on the web only(If you see the trailer you will understand why). The series has been watched 50000 times and being bought 2000 times as at three weeks ago(13 episodes go for $11, an episode is $1) and am sure much more would have downloaded. Check out the trailer (and even buy or rent) of the series that is getting everybody talking about it’s top notch production quality.
There’s still more new series coming on this page.till then support new Nollywood.
A producer Stlivingstone Ekanem is looking for actors/actresses to feature in his film Gold hunters. For more details call 07037072173 or BB pin:305f26e4.
M2A MEDIA & REEL TV
You think you got what it takes to feature in a TV series coming up soon?
Entries are for male and female actors between the ages of 20-50yrs, kindly email your professional CV, two pictures, a headshot and a full length picture to email@example.com
For more details call: 08188231815 or 08029133452
There is an audition for TV Series “House 23” tomorrow February 15 @ Plot 48 Adeyemo Akapo, Omole Phase 1, Ikeja, Lagos. Time is 9am.
Call Chidinma (08034054574) and Louiza (08063815440) for more details.
Do not forget your 5 by 7 picture
Iroko TV is also looking for actors, singers, dancers and anybody with a creative talent.
They will be hosting an audition on Saturday, Feb 16, 2013 @ Villa Park by Apple Junction, Festac Extension, Amuwo Odofin. Time is 9am.
Bring two (2) 5 by 7 pictures (headshot and full shot).
Anybody looking for their favorite tinsel star Damola Adegbite who played Telema Duke in the TV series would be interested in this. Flower girl premiers on Valentine’s day February 14. A romantic comedy about a shy florist (A flower seller) who enlists the help of a movie star to help her win back her long time boyfriend who dumped her because he’s not ready for marriage and couldn’t stand her pressure (Yeah tell me about it). Though it may sound like a cliche it stars new faces not the usual suspects i.e. Eku Edewor, Chuks Chukwujekwu, Patrick Doyle and Teni Aofiyebi.
It’s produced by Michelle Bello.
Question- apart from Amaka Igwe why do all Nigerian female producers concentrate on romance?…just asking…well here’s the trailer:
more AUDITION info
Hey guys here are some audition notices that I just rustled up.
Two auditions are holding on Friday February 8th.
One is being held by Berrylipz entertainment and ares media for a TV series “Kampus shuttle” and it holds at the arts theater, University of Lagos (UNILAG) by 12 pm. Contact daLexxy on BB pin 26B36B6A and Collins on BB pin 25EB386D.
The second is for a movie “DEBBIE” and it holds at Nagoya hotel, Olowora, Isheri Magodo by 10am. Contact the following people Olayinka Oladele (08035219961)Ayoala Ayodeji (08038977564)Olasunkanmi Kabir/Olaidamond (08033094341) and omalade akinola (08062159051) for more details.
I hope you’ve not forgotten this audition notice
Mo eva’s world production is holding a movie audition on Feb 7th and 8th Strong tower house 6b d’Alberto close palm grove estate, Palmgrove bus stop, Lagos. Time- 10am. Come with a 5×7 self portrait picture and a passport photograph. For more information call Eva on 08137016256 or Godwin on 08163341398.
For all these auditions don’t forget your 5X7 pictures.
audition TIPS by Jovi Baabs
I have noticed a lot of interest in the audition notices that I paste here and I really appreciate that. But it looks like a lot of you want some tips on how to perform well at an acting audition or even acting in general based on the questions people have been asking me. Well here are some tips I have garnered from my years of experience as an actor in the industry which could help you.
1. Work on your confidence and self-esteem.
This is important as if you don’t have it how can you successfully portray another character? Producers don’t like people with low self-esteem so work on it. NB- a girl got a part that was previously reserved for a star at an audition that I was involved in all because of the way she exuded her self-confidence( NB- Please try not to be arrogant and state that as self-confidence!)
2. Try and download scripts from the net and act out the roles before someone or before a mirror. Just don’t overact. Acting is supposed to be done in a way that the audience should not know that you’re acting. (This is the bane of so many Nigerian actors) Tip remember when you’re portraying a character you’re supposed to be living his/her life not acting it. Work on this and you’re on your way to the top as new producers with new sensibilities are gradually replacing the old school producers who believed in shouting and screaming.(More on this later)
3. Be ready for any thing when it comes to auditioning. Sometimes when an artiste speaks the producer already knows if he/she wants him/her in the production before the reading of the script. Some auditions rely on the popular reading test but some producers choose to be creative in how they audition. A simple chit-chat could be an audition so be careful how you portray yourself.
4. Work on your diction.Most producers prefer artistes that can express themselves well so if you don’t have good diction go and work on it. (NB-Don’t go bringing a fake Yankee wannabe accent. People can see through that immediately).
5. When presenting pictures bring one that is studio based as motion pictures depict a lack of seriousness. The pictures must preferably be in three-quarter mode or full (Don’t bring head shots). The less of photo-shop (editing) in your pictures the better for you and get the most recent picture you have. Producers want to see you in your most natural state.
6. Dress well
I know that the industry promotes informality but please don’t wear a pair of slippers or some dirty clothes to an audition (Trust me I noticed a few who did this. Needless to say that they were not auditioned). Dress well even while informally.(If you choose)You wouldn’t dress terribly to a job interview would you?
7. Be patient. Most Nigerian auditions are notorious for starting late so be ready to alter your schedule for the day. Try and make it at least two hours to the start of the audition so that you can leave quickly.
8. I know things can get hectic at auditioning but please that’s no reason to be a cry baby. This gives the impression that you won’t be able to cope with pressure when you’re on set. I’m not in favor of disorganized auditions but zip up your mouth when you feel like complaining (This cost me a part in a TV series last year)
Hope this tips help you when you’re going to the next audition.
I will be bringing you more tips on how to be the new Ramsey Noah or Genevieve Nnaji.
Till then have a nice day.
AUDITION! AUDITION!! AUDITION!!!
There will be an audition on feb 7th and 8th (Thursday and Friday) for acting, singing and dancing by Eva’s world productions at 6b D’alberto close, Palmgrove estate, Palmgrove. Time – 10am Call Eva on 08137016256 for more information.
THE MEETING by Jovi Babs
When going to the cinemas which is usually a special occasion due to its astronomical price here I tend to stick with what will give my money the greatest satisfaction i.e. Hollywood hits. Whenever a Nigerian Movie is on the cinema circuit (Except for those that I screen write like the FIGURINE and MARRIED BUT LIVING SINGLE) I remember what happened to KAJOLA an animated movie which turned out to be a wack job, had cinema patrons protesting and the Cinemas subsequently removing it from it’s lineup and decide to stay safe with the Americans. But when I saw the trailer of THE MEETING on TV coupled with the background of the screenwriter Tunde Babalola who has writing credits on the British soap coronation street, I had to see what the new Nollywood cinema guys were up to and fight my fearsabout dropping my hard earned money down the drain. Two hours later I was happy I did it.
THE MEETING is a romantic comedy that was produced by Rita Dominic and directed by Mildred Okwo. But you wouldn’t know that from the trailer as I guess we will have moaned about yet another romantic bore and ignored it.Good decision from the producers.
Ok here is the story. Makinde Esho, a middle aged Lagos based executive flies into Abuja to have a meeting with a government minister about authorization to build some telecoms mast sub station. His boss(Jide Kosoko) is on his neck about the importance of the contract to the company(As if the world will crash without it) and our super exec thinks he will walk into his meeting, get the authorisation and fly back to Lagos that same day right? Wrong! Because he ends up having to face the minister’s secretary Clara Ikemba (Rita Dominic) who frustrates him at every attempt to see the minister which makes him to spend days in Abuja, something he didn’t bargain for and almost turns his life upside down but meets Ejura a resident of Abuja who makes his forced stay there memorable despite his initial dislike for her at first due to her talkative nature. Having memories of that secretary at that Government establishment whose sole purpose in life was to frustrate you and prevent you from seeing whoever you wanted to see? Thats Clara
THE MEETING is a microcosm of the Nigerian way of life which has been permeated by corruption as we see by the number of people kept waiting by Clara,(Some as long as a month) a frustrated secretary who uses the opportunity to enhance her own importance and the boot licking that goes on to accomplish something as simple as meeting a minister. The personalities in the minister’s reception come from a wide spectrum of Nigerian life ranging from a Hausa Alhaja and a talkative Igbo woman who constitutes a nuisance to everybody to a Grammer blowing professor turned Government consultant (Basorge Tariah jr), a hypocritical businesswoman (Kate Henshaw) and even a retired general. There is also the minister’s girlfriend (Nse Ikpe Etim) who portrays the loudmouthed street girl who lives in luxury and is willing to shout it to the world and the businessman(Chinedu Ikezie) whose hotel is to be demolished by the govt. Most of the characters are well scripted and believable from the way they were portrayed on the big screen and we can easily relate to them. The romantic element between Makinde (a middle aged man) and Ejura (A NYSC corper in her twenties) is also a breathe of fresh air from the normal sugar daddy/sugarbabe stuff found in most stories and is well told. Most of the story takes place in the minister’s meeting room where one bureacratic bottleneck or the other (including unplanned VIP visits) scuttles Makinde’s plan and he has to rethink his resistance to corruption as the appointment starts to slip from his hand. There’s also a lot of comedy from the characters in the meeting room who try to curry Clara’s favor and take out their tensions on each other..
If there’s anything you have got to see this movie for its Rita Dominic’s acting as Clara. Having soggy skin and droppy eyelids (Nice work from the make up artiste) Rita deviates from her normal lover girl roles to do something more challenging and it pays off. This is the stuff that award winning performances are made of and I won’t be surprised if she retains the AMAA best actress award for 2012. (I will happily vote for that).
The Abuja scenery adds to the beautiful cinematography of the picture.This combines well with the soundtracks which syncs well with the scenes and involve music from top Nigerian musicians including P squares”s chop my money and wait for this…Pastor Chris Okotie’s 1980″s SECULAR song “I need someone” (Guess some of you knew didn’t know that.Now you know why he has the good dress sense and…) Combined with a well written screenplay THE MEETING tells a normal Nigerian story that we can all relate to including the growing affection between Makinde and the fiesty Ejura who slowly wins his heart after his initial dislike for her. We also see aspects of the unique Nigerian culture with the constant visits of colorful groups of people (Politicians, Villagers, Kinsmen, Royal fathers etc) to the minister.
On the whole THE MEETING does well in all aspects of production. Yes there are a few minor defects but the overall quality of the movie and the beautiful story telling is enough for you to overlook them.The movie has grossed more than N40 million at the cinemas which ranks it as one of the highest grossing Nigerian movies at the cinemas.This are the type of movies that Nollywood should be aiming for and cinema goers should be supporting. So if you can, go and check it out at the cinemas or if it’s unavailable wait for the DVD. I promise you it will be worth it.
Watch the Preview here:
The New “Nollywood”by Jovi Babs
At the mention of the word “Nollywood”, guess the first thing that comes to mind are those shoddy home videos which tend to insult the potential viewer(s) intelligence who gets to part with their money for a “part 1-4” story-line that can fit into one part. Interestingly for the “greedy” marketers who turned producers (at the detriment of authentic film makers) it seems the saying; “everyday for the thief but one day for the owner” is apt here as they continue to record declining sales due to the “utter rubbish” they churn out as films.
But hey! call me a prophet of God as i use the phrase “a wind of change is blowing over the industry”, Halleluyah! With the re-introduction of the cinemas and the standards they set for Nigeria film makers are aggressively upping their game. We can now see films produced with nice cinematography and good story telling. Figurine, Phone Swap, Ije, The Meeting, Streets of Calabar, Maami, Married but Living Single and Last Flight to Abuja are some of the films that have showcased the brilliance of practitioners of the new Nollywood cinema movement.
Ok! Let me give you a hint of films that are coming out soon so that you know what to look out for when going to the cinema or buying DVDs. Here are the first ones.
This is a dark thriller which tells the story of a young man whose life takes a turn after a series of bad dreams come true. With the help of a journalist he is able to uncover the truth about the dreams and their lives. The movie which was directed by UNILAG theater arts graduate James Omokwe stars CJ Ukeje, Kehinde Bankole and Femi Brainard and should be in cinemas in February.
check out the trailer here:
The well known outspoken director Charles Novia returns to the big screen with a romantic comedy called Alan poza. It looks at the adventures of a music label executive as he searches for true love admist the temptations and uncertainties around him. It features OC Ukeje, Belinda Effah, Nobert Young and Ghanian actress Beverly Nayah. Charles has always strived to achieve quality production even though sometimes may come short but I hope this movie lives up to that reputation when it hits cinemas on February 16th .
check out the trailer here:
LIONS OF 76
If there’s a movie everybody is expecting right now it should be Lion’s of ’76 a film. The unsuccessful military coup that took the life of then military head of state Gen Murtala Mohammed in 1976. The story synopsis is not out officially but feelers say that the story revolves around a soldier who was wrongly convicted of taking part in the coup and the consequences on his family. The military officers’ wives play a prominent role in the film as we see a lot of betrayals, dealmakings and back stabbings in the movie. The film boasts of an authentic 70’s look and was directed by Izu Ojukwu who directed the movie projects for the now rested Amstel box office reality shows (Sitanda, Cindy’s notes, Stillwaters etc) The film parades Ramsey Noah, Rita Dominic, Chidi Mokeme and Ibinabo Fibresima. It should be premiering anytime soon.
Here’s the trailer for you to make up your minds:
Hope I have helped you awaken your apetite for some Nigerian movies. So once they are out at the cinemas go out there and watch it. Sorry I haven’t given you my review of the meeting. That will be the next article from moi.
by Jovi Baabs
Hey guys here are more audition notices for you upcoming artistes.
B Concepts the makers of d movie “Two Brides and a Baby” are holding a movie audition on Jan 31st by 8am at 2 kazeem Oyofo Close off Ajah Expressway behind XYC Plaza, Ajah Roundabout Ajah
We will be welcoming the month of February with an audition on February 1st at (Top floor) 1 Akinwunmi Street, Alagomeji, Yaba, Lagos.
Another audition for a TV series on Jan 30 at 5 olatilewa street adjacent St Mulumba and David Catholic church, Lawanson, Surulere, Lagos. Time 9am
Remember always bring your 5X7 pictures when coming for an audition. Most producers use these pictures to determine who to cast for what role and the absence of your picture could rob you of a chance at featuring in a movie/TV series.
Till then good luck!!!!!!!!!!!
You’re welcome to my little corner in the funtaqa blog.
I am Jovi Babs, a movie industry insider and I will be giving
you an insiders view of what’s happening in the Nigerian movie world.
To kick start things I want to drop some movie/TV series audition notices for the coming week Jan 21- 28 for those who fancy themselves to be the next big thing in Nollywood.
DBWOODS productions has confirmed the date of their movie audition as Jan 26 at 23b Bassie Ogamaba street off Adeniran Ogunsanya Surulere, Lagos 8am. Pick up your FREE forms at 24 eyo street Onipanu Lagos. Call 08029677711, 07030168455 and 08158636375 for more details.
There’s a movie audition on Jan 24 at 10 Norman Williams street off Awolowo road, Keffi bus stop Ikoyi, Lagos. Time – 11am
There will be more coming soon.
Watch out for my review of Rita Dominic’s film THE MEETING.