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Kemi Adetiba

Kemi Adetiba: The record breaking director making movie magic

The art of telling a great story is timeless, and film director and producer Kemi Adetiba is drawing on her skills to make magic behind the camera.

Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah's 'Daily Show' gig is bigger to South Africans than Charlize Theron ever was

On Monday morning, when it was confirmed that Trevor Noah would be the next host of the Daily show, something shifted in the psyche of the South African entertainment scene.

David Oyelowo to Star With Lupita Nyong’o in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah

David Oyelowo to star with Lupita Nyong’o in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's "Americanah" movie adaptation

Having already secured a Golden Globe nomination for his work in “Selma,” David Oyelowo is looking to set up his future slate. Sources tell Variety that Oyelowo is set to co-star with Lupita Nyong’o in the indie drama “Americanah.”

Fela Kuti

Catching Up With Seun Kuti on "Finding Fela"

Finding Fela is an unforgettable documentary that sits with you, long after the music ends and even the image of Fela Kuti—Nigerian musician, political activist, creator of Afrobeat and subject of the Broadway musical Fela!—begins to fade.

Scene from the "Half of a Yellow Sun" movie

Nigerian films try to move upmarket: Nollywood's new scoreboard

NIGERIAN cinephiles rejoiced this month as news emerged that “Half of a Yellow Sun” (pictured above), arguably the most ambitious film project in the nation’s history, had received a release date in its own country.