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Mo Abudu, Founder & CEO, EbonyLife TV

Mo Abudu's movie "Fifty" debuts at the BFI London Film Festival: Watch BBC interview (Video)

I’ve been following her various media moves since I first learned about her a couple of years ago, and have been updating you folks as new developments happen.

Jason Njoku. Founder & CEO, iROKOtv

iROKOtv - The Netflix of Africa: Ashish Thakkar, Founder, Mara Group

Behind a high-security gate on a side road off the frenetic Apapa Oworonshoki Expressway, in the Anthony Village district of mainland Lagos, stands a nondescript three-story concrete building.

Will Smith in the trailer for the movie "Concussion". The actor plays real-life Nigerian doctor Bennet Omalu. Omalu discovered that the hard hits received by American National Football League (NFL) players could cause serious brain damage.

The generic "African" accent: Why does every African movie character have the same accent?

Hollywood has an Africa problem. The latest manifestation of this is the trailer of Will Smith’s new film, Concussion, in which Smith plays the real-life Nigerian pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu.

British-Nigerian actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor, star of 'Half of a Yellow Sun’, the Nigerian film industry's biggest production to date

The rise and rise of the $5B industry called Nollywood

Nollywood, Nigeria’s film industry is booming, but lack of funding and rampant piracy holds it back. A stronger effort to improve quality, enforce intellectual property laws and clampdown on piracy should help to generate substantial revenues that really whet the appetite of investors.

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Page-to-screen possibilities for Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's 'Americanah' (Starring Lupita Nyong'o and David Oyelowo)

A hair-braiding salon can be a fascinating place. Between itchy scalps and painful braids, there are stories of migration, connection, and division amongst its braiders and patrons.

Inside the iRoko offices in Lagos

iROKOtv, 'Nigeria's Netflix', takes Nollywood to a global audience

An episode of Shuga, a popular soap opera set in Kenya, is playing on a screen at the offices of iRoko TV – an online platform commonly dubbed the “Netflix of Africa”.

Award winning Nigerian artist, writer and photographer, Victor Ehikhamenor

Africa's contemporary art is booming, so buy it while you can

I walked into the Gallery of African Art GAFRA on London’s Cork Street in Mayfair two weeks ago. Opposite the Burlington Arcade, right at the heart of the art establishment, on gallery row itself, African art formerly seen as a niche interest, now officially playing with the big boys.

Director Biyi Bandele and author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie attended the premiere in Lagos in April

Half of a Yellow Sun film approved by Nigeria censors

The film Half of a Yellow Sun, about the Biafran war, is to be shown in cinemas in Nigeria from August after film censors gave it approval.

'Half of a Yellow Sun' Movie

'Half of a Yellow Sun' Movie: A Review by the Chicago Sun-Times

Writer-director Biyi Bandele has taken Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s engrossing 2006 novel “Half of a Yellow Sun,” a story of epic proportions, and adapted it into a well-acted and ambitious film.

Half of a Yellow Sun

Hiding From Our Past by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

On the margins of my happy childhood, there was a shadow: the Biafran war. I was born seven years after it ended, and did not experience any material deprivations—I had a bicycle, dolls, books—but my family was scarred by it.

Half of a Yellow Sun

Nigeria's Nollywood Reaches Mainstream with 'Half of a Yellow Sun'

Nigeria’s bustling film industry is about to take a giant leap forward with the upcoming U.S. release of “Half of a Yellow Sun.”

Half of a Yellow Sun

Nollywood: The new business of African film

With Nigeria leading the way, 2014 could prove a banner year for the African film industry.