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2013-01-19 23:01:35

Funke Akindele, the popular Nollywood actress, becomes Jobberman.com's brand ambassador. (PRWEB) January 20, 2013 Known for her theatrical skills, especially her personality as Jenifa, her professionalism and love for young people, Funke Akindele has become the brand evangelist for Jobberman, endorsing the Nigeria´s top jobs search website with the highest number of jobs in Nigeria. Established in 2009, Jobberman.com is Nigeria´s most popular job website with over half a million...

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2009-05-06 11:15:25

Nigeria passed Hollywood as the world's second-largest film producer after India's Bollywood, the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization said. A UNESCO Institute for Statistics survey released this week said India's Bollywood film industry produced 1,091 feature-length films in 2006. In comparison, Nigeria's Nollywood moviemakers made 872 productions while the United States produced 485 major motion pictures. Film and video production are shining examples of how cultural...

2008-09-16 09:00:33

DIRECTOR Richard Stanley is to be one of the guest at this year's Africa in Motion Film Festival. The director will present a rare screening of his cult classic 1992 horror film Dust Devil, set in the swirling dusts of the Namib desert, as well as a showing of his 2000 documentary The White Darkness, a look at Voodoo practices in Haiti. Dust Devil is being shown as part of a series of late-night African horror films, which will also include a screening of SMS Sugar Man, the first...

2006-07-29 20:04:59

By Arjun Kohli NAIROBI (Reuters) - The black sports car maneuvers through the shoppers thronging Nairobi's River Road and stops. "Ringtone," a Kenyan gospel singer, steps out and heads into Nduti One Stop Shop to check on sales of his latest music video. "He's sold more than 10,000 videos in the last five months. People like watching songs of prayer," says shop worker Vera Washira, sticking labels and price tags onto stacks of CDs and cheap digital videos known as VCDs. This...

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2006-02-02 06:51:46

JOHANNESBURG -- Eight cell phones, $160,000, and a good idea -- could this be the future of film-making? South African director Aryan Kaganof thinks so. And to prove it, he made SMS Sugar Man, which is billed as the world's first feature film shot entirely on mobile phones. SMS Sugar Man was filmed on eight phone cameras over 11 days with three main characters for less than 1 million rand ($164,100). As well as traditional cinema screenings, the film will be beamed to cell phones in 30...

2006-02-02 06:00:10

By Rebecca Harrison JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Eight cell phones, $160,000, and a good idea -- could this be the future of film-making? South African director Aryan Kaganof thinks so. And to prove it, he made SMS Sugar Man, which is billed as the world's first feature film shot entirely on mobile phones. SMS Sugar Man was filmed on eight phone cameras over 11 days with three main characters for less than 1 million rand ($164,100). As well as traditional cinema screenings, the film...

2005-09-03 20:26:38

By Daniel Wallis KAMPALA (Reuters) - Geresom A.G. Musamali had never been to a cinema before he was chosen to join an unprecedented screenwriting course at a house on a hill overlooking the Ugandan edge of Lake Victoria. Set up by Indian director Mira Nair, Maisha Film Lab aims to give east Africa's faltering film industry a boost by unearthing local talent and training budding screenwriters for success. "I strive to reach the top having come from nothing in the film world," said...


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