Tag Archives: Toronto International Film Festival

We Don’t Have Adequate Funding For Movies To Go Global- Genevieve Nnaji

The actress cum director, Genevieve Nnaji while speaking on CNN about her Netflix acquired film, “Lion Heart,” which premiered over the weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival, (TIFF) noted language as one of the major barriers preventing Nollywood from going global. She also identified lack of funds for movies as another challenge facing the movie industry. “For the money, we…

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” I’ve Always Had A Hunger For Visual Storytelling”- Genevieve Nnaji

The Popular actress, film maker and director, Genevieve Nnaji has expressed her desire for visual storytelling as a result of many untold African stories. She made this known while speaking in an interview with Women and Hollywood on why she ventured into directing. Here is an excerpt from the interview. W&H: What inspired you to become a…

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Genevieve Nnaji’s Debut Movie As Director ‘LionHeart’ To Premiere At Toronto International Film Festival

Veteran Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji, makes her debut as a director in a new movie titled, “Lion Heart” and, get this, it is going to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival! The movie, shot in Enugu, features an array of top Nollywood stars, including veterans such as Pete Edochie, Kanayo O Kanayo, Onyeka Onwenu and…

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Red Carpet Glam! All The Best Dressed At Toronto International Film Festival 2017

The Toronto International Film Festival kicked off on Thursday, September 7 and the stars are bringing their A-game to the red carpet. Scroll through to see all of their best fashions! Lady Gaga, Angelina Jolie, Jessica Chastain, Steve Buscemi, and Ed Harris were among the stars who walked the red carpet at the Toronto International…

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Zainab Balogun & Kenneth Okolie Star In Ebonylife Films’ “The Royal Hibiscus Hotel”

Yesterday, EbonyLife Films announced its new movie “The Royal Hibiscus Hotel” which features Zainab Balogun and Kenneth Okolie is scheduled to premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival as the only full feature Nigerian film. In this spritely Nollywood romantic comedy, an aspiring restaurateur returns to her home in Lagos to try and refine the fare at her family’s little hotel,…

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“The World Will Watch My Stories!” – Omoni Oboli On Becoming TIFF’s #Shareherjourney Ambassador

Actress and Producer Omoni Oboli has been announced as one of five female ambassadors for the Toronto International Film Festival‘s #ShareHerJourneycampaign. She Share Her Journey campaign is an initiative by TIFF meant to “Champion female storytellers”. Not long after the announcement the actress took to social media to express her joy to her fans and…

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The Wedding Party: RMD, Sola Sobowale, Mo Abudu, Banky W, Adesua Etomi, Kemi Adetiba At Tiff 2016

‘The Wedding Party’, a movie production of the Elfike Film Collective, premiered last night as part of the City to City programme of the Toronto International Film Festival 2016 (Tiff 2016). The sold-out movie premiere held at the historic Elgin Theatre, to a full house. Written by Tosin Otudeko and directed by Kemi Adetiba, this…

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“I Almost Gave Up On Acting But Look At Me Now”- Omoni Oboli Says As Her New Movie, ‘Okafor’s Law’ Gets Selected For TIFF

  For award-winning Nollywood actress, director and producer, Omoni Oboli, life hasn’t been a bed of roses as she almost packed her bags when she returned toNollywood years ago. The actress who decided to take a break from acting in 1996 to completeher studies and to give birth to three boys returned to Nollywood in…

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