Tuesday, 27 July 2010


People say that Nollywood is dying but optimists like us insist the industry is being rebirthed. Kajola is a futuristic drama/action movie directed by Niyi Akinmolayan.

Kajola is the Yoruba word for commonwealth. In the year 2059, Nigeria becomes a totalitarian state. After a second civil war, the rich relocate to the Island areas of Lagos state and turn it into an ultra modern city. The war torn mainland of lagos state is disconnected and abandoned.

A rebel leader, Allen learns of a plot code named kajola to build cities on the mainland and eliminate the remaining survivors. He leads a rebellion against the government and must be stopped by Yetunde, the police chief. Though mortal enemies, both discover that everything they thought they knew was nothing but lies. It’s a story of love and lust and it heightens the fact that if we don’t deal with the segregation and negligence issues facing the country today, then our future is quite predictable because TOMORROW IS TODAY.

The movie shows at Silverbird cinemas, V.I from the 30th of July. Make it a date. I would usually not be interested in sci- fi but coming from one of our own, I'll be sure to see it.

Congratulations Niyi!

Monday, 19 July 2010

City people award winners

Boldly written on the I. V as the start time for the city people entertainment award was 2pm. Even bolder was: NO AFRICAN TIME. However, in true Nigerian style, the show did not commence till about 5pm.

The first award was presented by Ali Baba and it went to ‘The Place’ as the most patronised club. Coming from Ali Baba, I thought it was a joke, didn’t they say it was entertainment awards? Well, a place that hosts entertainers is part of entertainment I guess.

Here are some of the winners:

Most popular female artist:                Keffi

Best Collabo of the year:                   Keffi and Timaya

The award came just as Keffi entered the hall, so she went straight to the stage and before she could get back to her seat, she was called for the second award.

Best International promoter:                        Yinka Farende

Best film Producer:                                      Kunle Afolayan

Best movie director:                                      Kunle Afolayan

Movie of the year:                                         Figurine

Songwriter of the year:                                  Cobhams

Best new musician of the year:                          Skookie

Best new actor of the year:                             O.C Ukeje

Best radio station of the year:                         Classic F.M

Best actor of the year(English)                         Desmond Elliot

Screenwriter of the year:                                 Emem Isong

Best actress of the year( Yoruba)                    Toyin Ayimata

Music video of the year:                                Banky W(strong ting)

Best Hip Hop artist:                                           M.I

Best Rap Artist:                                               Dagrin

Best R&B song of the year:                            Banky W(strong ting)

New comedian of the year:                             Emeka Smith

Best group:                                                   Artquake

Best gospel act of the year:                            Lara George

Best supporting actress of the year:                 Funke Adesina

Best Comedian of the year:                             Lapacious Bose

Most popular song of the year:                         Terry G.

Actress of the year(Ghana):                            Jackie Apia

Actress of the year(English):                           Uche Jombo

Helen Paul and AY were the anchors. Helen Paul may be small in stature but she's got great wits.
So many musicians attended the event and there was a beautiful performance in honour of Dagrin.

Congratulations to all the winners and to City people. God bless y'all.

Madam Kofo

Eucharia in gold

Susan Peters
The winners in celebrations

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Nollywood as a social tool

7,000 copies of EDIKAN- A Royal Arts Academy film has been purchased by Steppingstones Nigeria for free distribution in Akwa Ibom and Cross Rivers States. This is in a bid to educate parents on  the ills of labelling children as witches and causing them bodily and pschological harm.

More information on this can be found here.

Please visit SteppingstonesNigeria's website to lend a helping hand. Let's join hands to stop this wickedness to our children.