From a hilarious trailer, screened to media practitioners and industry enthusiasts at the Filmhouse IMAX Cinema recently, there are indications of an audience delight in Biola Alabi’s feature film debut entitled, Banana Island Ghost (B.I.G).
It was commendations galore by the choice audience, as co-production company, BAM-NEMSIA Pictures released the first official trailer of the much anticipated movie, written and directed by BB Sasore.
Starring international superstar Tomiwa Edun, and Nollywood heavyweights including, Uche Jombo, Saheed Balogun, Ali Nuhu, Bimbo Manuel, Damilola Adegbite, Lala Akindoju and Dorcas Fapson, pundits believe that the 90-minute action and comedy flick will be an instant classic and pop-culture favourite across Nigeria and beyond.
Scheduled for cinema release on August 4, B.I.G has been touted as the first from a slate of five films by BAM-NEMSIA Pictures, a co-production partnership between Biola Alabi Media (BAM) and Nemsia Films – headed by BB Sasore and Derin Adeyokunnu.
The collaboration has also evolved some strategic partners and sponsors, including Dr. Ayo Osunrinade, Michael Ugwu, founder of FreeMe Digital, Adenike Adekanbi of HTB Entertainment Studios, Mr. Niyi Toluwalope and Basheer Tosin Ashafa of Tri-Equity Capital who are all Co-Executive Producers.
Commenting on the film, Alabi, who is the Executive Producer said, “Banana Island Ghost is unprecedented in many regards, and we believe that this trailer will excite viewers across Nigeria and beyond, to look forward to a rib-cracking experience when the movie hits the cinema screens in August.”
In the film, the cantankerous firecracker, Ijeoma (Chioma Omeruah) wakes up to find a Ghost (Patrick Diabuah) next to her. He has three days to fall in love and she will do anything to save her father’s house in Banana Island from the bank coming to reclaim it in three days.
According to the Producer Omorinsojo Spaine, “A lot of work and resources went into making this film, and I am very proud of what we’ve accomplished. The trailer has been hugely applauded and I can’t wait for everyone to see the film in August.”
The movie was co-produced by Tolu Olusoga, Head of Productions at BAM.
Source: The Nation
#EndSARS protesters break into Lagos International Airport (Videos)
Young Nigerians protesting against SARS brutality, under the #EndSARS movement, stormed the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos state.
The protesters in their hundreds are preventing movement in and out of the busiest airport in the country.
Nationwide protests have been going on over the past 11 days, demanding an end to police brutality and extrajudicial killings, but since it began, this is the first time protesters would disrupt activities inside an airport.
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#EndSARS: ‘Our Problem Is That We Lack Fresh Ideas’ – Singer Korede Bello
Nigerian singer, Korede Bello, has shared what he thinks is the problem of Nigerians. The Mavin Records act took to his Twitter page to state that the lack of fresh ideas is the main hindrance to the cherished new Nigeria on everyone’s lips.
According to him, a New Nigeria can only emerge from a people who are willing to see Nigeria in a new light.
His tweet reads:
“Our problem is that we lack fresh ideas and only dwell on recycled & infective ideas to the problems our current leaders may or may not have created. A New Nigeria can only emerge from a people who see or are willing to see Nigeria in a new light”
See his tweet below:
American Actor, Wesley Snipes ‘Blade’ Supports #EndSARS
Hollywood actor, Wesley Snipes, popularly known as ‘Blade’ has lent support to the #EndSARS movement. The American actor took to his Twitter page to simply tweet:
The Florida-born 58-year-old movie star, film producer and author earned the moniker ‘Blade’ for his role as the titular character ‘Blade’ in Marvel’s film trilogy (1998-2004), ‘Blade’.
The most notable movies he has been on till date include ‘New Jack City’, ‘Passenger 57’, ‘U.S. Marshals’, ‘The Expendables 3’ and ‘The Player’.
Snipes joins other international celebrities such as Kanye West, Trey Songz, Big Sean, John Boyega, Chance The Rapper, and Lil Baby who have lent their voices to the trending #EndSARS movement.
See Wesley Snipes’ tweet below:
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