Let's talk about what's fresh this week in the entertainment world! Here's the "Fryday" fry up:
New Animated Movie to Feature Top Nollywood Stars
An upcoming animated movie called "Sade" is chock-full of Nollywood heavy hitters and Nigeria's hottest musicians. Among them are Omowunmi Dada, King Sunny Ade, Ngozi Nwosu, Yinka Davies, Gabriel Afolayan, Norbert Young, Jude Orhorha and Kate Adepegba.
"Sade" was created by musician and director Miller Luwoye, a UK-based musician and director. Drawing on his own musical expertise and with the help of fellow musicians, as well as top music producers such as Young John and Ini Dminstrel, Luwoye has developed a totally original music score for "Sade".
Set in Lagos, the story follows a young girl who takes in a stray dog called Tej as her family pet. However, it soon becomes clear that Tej is no ordinary dog and powerful people are searching for him, plunging the family into total chaos.
We can't wait to see this star-studded flick and the highly-anticipated trailer will be released later this month. "Sade" is set to be in cinemas in the middle of this year!
King Sunny Ade; Image: wdet.org
Rita Dominic and Ramsey Nouah Talk at #AsharamiSpeaks
#AsharamiSpeaks is a talk that was organised by the Sahara Group to promote advocacy for the rights of young Nigerian girls. Nollywood actors Rita Dominic and Ramsey Nouah took to the podium to speak on this subject and to promote conversation and awareness on the topic.
Dominic spoke about how the use of film can empower and inspire young girls, enabling them to share their stories and experience through creativity. Nouah highlighted the importance of young boys treating girls with respect, saying how important it is to instill these qualities in your children from an early age.
Bethel Obioma, Head of Communications at Sahara Group said that in the future #AsaramiSpeaks will continue to bring global leaders, organisations, and influencers together to address social issues.
Rita Dominic,; Image: The Nigerian Voice
Trailer for Duncan Jones' New Movie Has Been Released!
Duncan Jones, the talented director who brought you "Moon", "Source Code" and "Warcraft" has a new Netflix movie called "Mute".
Starring Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd, Seyneb Saleh, Gilbert Owuor and Justin Theroux, "Mute" is set in Berlin, in the not-so-distant future. Leo (Skarsgård), who has been mute since he was a child, is desperately searching for his missing girlfriend.
During his search throughout the dark, dystopian city, his involvement with two unsavoury characters, Cactus Bill (Rudd) and Duck (Theroux) drag him deeper into a darker story. Catch "Mute" on Netflix from February 23rd!
First Trailer for "Ant-Man and the Wasp"!
The highly anticipated "Ant-Man and the Wasp", starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly is set to be released this July.
Scott Lang, or Antman (Rudd) as we most popularly know him, is trying to balance fatherhood and the life of a superhero, which is a bit of a challenge, to say the least!
When Hope Van Dyne, or the Wasp (Lilly), and Dr. Hank Pym require his help, Ant-Man finds himself with a new partner. Together they have a mission, which is bound to reveal their mysterious past.
Check out the trailer for "Ant-Man and the Wasp", coming to cinemas July 6!