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Felabration@FreedomPark – Slimcase, Bita Kola and the Eko Brass Band will bring the sonic boom on stage

Felabration@FreedomPark – Slimcase, Bita Kola and the Eko Brass Band will bring the sonic boom on stage alongside Prince Osito all the way from Barcelona Spain and Leon who heads in from Berlin, Germany.
It’s going down on Thursday October 17th 2019.


Make it a date.


Paul Engle described Poetry as “ordinary language raised to the Nth power.”
Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.”

This year at the Lagos Book and Art Festival 2019, the POETS in NIGERIA will take the stage in an unforgettable night of measuring words.

So, if you are a poet or like George Sand once said, ‘ you draw noble delights from the sentiments of poetry’, the you are welcome to partake of this feast of words and cadence.

Date: Nov 5th
Time: 7pm
Venue: Food Court, Freedom Park.

Coordinated by POETS IN NIGERIA.

Lionheart becomes Nigeria’s first ever Oscar entry

Submissions for the best international feature film award at the 2020 Academy Awards have started to come in and we are excited about one particular regional entry.

This year the award has been renamed ‘best international feature film’, after a change in April from ‘foreign-language film’.

This is a significant moment for the Oscars, with a country like Nigeria that boasts of one of the largest film industries in the world – Nollywood entering the international feature competition for the first time is a big deal.

The movie of choice for Nigeria’s first ever Oscar submission is the Genevieve Nnaji Netflix Original ‘Lionheart.’

It is the first Netflix Original title to come from Nigeria. The choice was made by the 12-person Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee, which was inaugurated in 2014 but unable to find a film meeting the selection criteria until now.”

Nollywood star Nnaji made her directorial debut with the film at Toronto 2018. She also stars as Adaeze, a woman in a male-dominated industry who steps up to run her father’s company when he falls sick and must work alongside her incompetent uncle.

Source: ScreenDaily
Photo credit: Netflix ( Lionheart)

Rita Dominic, Nonso Bassey in first trailer of ‘La Femme Anjola.’

The Audrey Silva Company today released the first trailer of Mildred Okwo’s highly anticipated film, ‘La Femme Anjola’.

The 1-minute long trailer of ‘La Femme Anjola’ which was released on Friday, October 4, 2019 shows Rita Dominic in various roles as she navigates a dangerous but sizzling romance with Nonso Benson.

The neo-noir crime thriller which features Rita Dominic, Chris Iheuwa, and Nonso Bassey as main character tells the story of Anjola Kalu (Rita Dominic), the wife of night club owner Odera Kalu (Chris Iheuwa) who falls for a young Stockbroker and part-time sax player, Dejare Johnson (Nonso Bassey) and turns his world upside down.

Also featuring Femi Jacobs, Mumbi Maina, and Shawn Faqua, ‘La Femme Anjola’ which translates to ‘The Woman Anjola’ in English is written by Tunde Babalola.

The movie takes into consideration themes of Heroism and Villainy which is largely populated by the Film noir genre of Hollywood in the ’40s and ’50s but with a Nigerian twist.

La femme Anjola is a psychological-thriller neo-noir film about a young male stock broker whose life is turned upside down when he falls for a femme fatale married to a wealthy gangster.

Source & image credit : & Audrey Silva Company

Tor to publish ‘The Library of the Dead’, by TL Huchu

Pan Macmillan’s Tor imprint has scooped a novel from T L Huchu about an Edinburgh ghost talker in a “super-dope” two-book deal.

Bella Pagan, editorial director at Tor, acquired world rights from Jamie Cowen at the Ampersand Agency. Will Hinton, executive editor at Tor in the US, has acquired North American rights from Pan Macmillan. The Library of the Dead is scheduled for publication in spring 2021.

Its synopsis explains: “Ropa dropped out of school to become a ghost talker and now speaks to Edinburgh’s dead, carrying messages to the living. A girl’s gotta earn a living, and it seems harmless enough. Until, that is, the dead whisper that someone’s bewitching children – leaving them husks, empty of joy and life. It’s on Ropa’s patch, so she feels honour-bound to investigate. But what she learns will change her world. She’ll dice with death, discovering an occult library and a taste for hidden magic. She’ll also experience dark times. For Edinburgh hides a wealth of secrets, and Ropa’s gonna hunt them all down.”

Huchu said: “This is super-dope; I’m thrilled to be working with Bella and the guys at Tor. I’m a bibliophile, foremost, and Tor publishes a whole bunch of some of my favourite authors working today. So to be a part of that is pretty cool. This book was a labour of love for me and I hope readers will enjoy meeting Ropa Moyo and her upside-down version of Edinburgh.”

Pagan said: “I feel I’ve been waiting forever for just this brilliantly inventive book. And now we’ve acquired it, I couldn’t be happier. It’s smart, fast-paced, witty and vividly imagined. Our heroine Ropa Moyo is amazing too, mixing up Zimbabwean magic with her Scottish wit and pragmatism. For those that adore Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London series and Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’, this is the book you’ve been waiting for.”

Hinton added: “Within pages I knew I was in the hands of an absolute magician of a storyteller. Huchu takes us to a world as hard-edged as it is enchanting, as unique and believable as its main character. And Ropa Moyo is simply unforgettable, as she carves a path through mysteries and menaces that she’s only just begun to explore.”

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