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Here’s a Snippet of Kunle Afolayan’s Forthcoming Movie “Citation”

Kunle Afolayan’s forthcoming movie “Citation” is almost wrapping up and from the behind the scenes photos, we are certain the film will be a hit.

“Citation” stars Haitian-born Hollywood actor Jimmy Jean Louis, Sadiq Daba Gabriel Afolayan, The Okan twins, Ini Edo, Lola Maja, Temi Otedola among others.

The film, written by Tunde Babalola, is a university drama surrounding a female postgraduate student who has to find a way of dealing with the awkward situation of sexual harassment from a popular male lecturer.

Here’s a snippet of what to expect and more.

Celebrating the art of African animation at CTIAF

Celebrating the art of African animation on a global stage at Cape Town International Animation Festival.

Proudly presented by Animation SA, the ninth Cape Town International Animation Festival (CTIAF), takes place from 1 to 3 May. This year, the event is excitingly co-located with the first Comic Con Cape Town at Cape Town Stadium.

CTIAF is the largest dedicated African animation festival on the continent. It is renowned for presenting world-class content as well as an opportunity to engage with global industry leaders. The programme includes something for everyone, from animated films to insightful workshops and masterclasses, and business-to-business sessions, producer events, networking opportunities and government panel discussions. The CTIAF is committed to inspiring the next generation of both audiences and animators with its popular annual student competition, family programme and an outreach initiative.

“We’ve searched the globe to bring you the best of the animation industry and are proud to present the best of Africa to the world,” says Festival Director Dianne Makings. “South Africans can enjoy the world’s top animated films, which they would otherwise not get to see, while the industry has the chance to connect with their counterparts from around the world. We showcase Africa’s animation talent under one roof and uniquely understand the challenges, needs and opportunities of the African animation industry.

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Box Office: ‘Onward’ Leads as Coronavirus Stunts North American Sales

Overall North American box office revenues are projected to fall 40% from last weekend as the coronavirus pandemic hits hard and health officials urge social distancing.

Disney-Pixar’s family friendly “Onward” should repeat as the top film with $12.5 million at 4,310 locations, representing a steep 68% decline from its opening weekend. Friday’s take for “Onward” was $3.3 million, plunging 73% from opening day on March 6. The typical second-weekend decline would have been in the 50% range.

Total domestic business is projected to gross as little as $60 million for the weekend. AMC and Regal, the nation’s two largest circuits, and several other chains announced Friday that they have cut capacity by 50% in their auditoriums to address safety concerns by allowing for individual patrons to sit next to empty seats.

“Movie theaters are doing the right thing by reducing capacity in light of the current situation, but naturally this will have an impact on the box office bottom line this weekend,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst with Comscore.

Lionsgate’s faith-based drama “I Still Believe” appears to be the one new release that’s performing in line with pre-release estimates and should finish second with about $11.6 million at from 3,250 venues. It was the top performer on Friday with $4 million, and it garnered an A Cinemascore from opening day audiences.

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Toyin Abraham’s Star Studded “Fate of Alakada: The Party Planner”

As anticipation is gradually building up for its April 10th cinema release, here’s a first look at “Fate of Alakada: The Party Planner“.

Toyin Abraham in collaboration with FilmOne Entertainment is set to release the latest addition to her ‘Alakada‘ comedy franchise.

“Fate of Alakada: The Party Planner” follows the adventure of Yetunde Animashaun, a young girl from a poor family background, who makes up stories and lies about her financial and social status in order to “fit into the crowd”. But her lies always come back to haunt her and come to a head when she is invited on a reality TV show along with other housemates

The highly anticipated comedy stars a host of celebrities like Broda Shaggy, Davido, Cobhams Asuquo, Peruzzi, Orezi, Taymesan, Toyin Lawani, Stephanie Coker Ademinokan, Swanky Jerry, Mercy Eke, Anto, Mabel Makun, Lola Oj, OAP Dotun, Khafi, Khloe, Aphrodija, MC Lively and lots more.

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