I loved this group and I still listen to their debut album ‘Oooooooh On The TLC Tip’. It is still one of my favourite albums.
Rest In Peace Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes.
The highly anticipated film adaptation of the best selling novel ‘Half Of A Yellow Moon’ stars Thandie Newton, John Boyega, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anika Noni Rose, Joseph Mawle and Genevieve Nnaji.
Weaving together the lives of four people swept up in the turbulence of war. Olanna (Newton) and Kainene (Rose) are glamorous twins from a wealthy Nigerian family. Returning to a privileged city life in newly independent 1960s Nigeria after their expensive English education, the two women make very different choices.
Olanna shocks her family by going to live with her lover, the “revolutionary professor” Odenigbo (Ejiofor) and his devoted houseboy Ugwu (Boyega) in the dusty university town of Nsukka; Kainene turns out to be a fiercely successful businesswoman when she takes over the family interests, and surprises herself when she falls in love with Richard (Mawle) an English writer.
Preoccupied by their romantic entanglements, and a betrayal between the sisters, the events of their life loom larger than politics. However, they become caught up in the events of the Nigerian civil war, in which the lgbo people fought an impassioned struggle to establish Biafra an independent republic, ending in chilling violence which shocked the entire country and the world.
Travel to the beautiful island of Dominica as one man documents his journey of discovery, of identity, of the birthplace of his father and of a legacy for future generations.
This inspirational film will celebrate a small and unknown island and place it firmly on the map.
Follow Richard’s progress at www.mydominicastory.tumblr.com where you can also make a donation.
Reflections Unheard: Black Women In Civil Rights focuses on the marginalization of black women between the Black Power and Feminist ideologies of the 60s and 70s, up to the present day. (via Shadow and Act)
This documentary film will premiere across the pond on April 24. CLICK HERE for more details.
Will there be a UK screening? Hopefully.
True Story Nollywood is a documentary about the stories written and told by the world’s third largest film industry. According to the website Shadow and Act the documentary premiered last month at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City.
I don’t know if there are plans to premier the film here in London.
From a young age Kyla Frye always knew that she would one day become a star. Now, as a UK based actress with a wealth of work behind her, from BBC Three’s “West 10 LDN” to award winning shorts, Kyla investigates what it takes to be successful within the entertainment industry.
This short documentary ultimately aims to inspire and inform those striving to ‘make it’ in the UK entertainment industry. Featuring interviews with Jimmy Akingbola, Aml Ameen and Sheila Nortley, to name a few, Kyla looks back on her career to date and will take an honest look into what she believes it will take to ‘make it’ to the top.