Freshly Fried - March 1, 2019

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Welcome back to Freshly Fried, where we dish up the freshest of entertainment news!

Nollywood
Akah Nnani Lands Role in "Jenifa's Diary"
Funke Akindele's sitcom "Jenifa's Diary" is now in its 14th season and still going strong.  Akah Nnani, star of "Banana Island Ghost" has now joined the cast, adding even more hilarity to the show.

Nnani plays Anthony, Jenifa's new Personal Assistant, who is tasked with helping Jenifa in her quest to make her salon the very best of the best.  This is especially important after the salon's recent scandal with internet fraud.

Nnani is joining the likes of Alex OkoliOmotunde Adebowale, Jide Awobona, and Michael Uba on the popular show and is already adding his unique sense of humour to the character.  We've got plenty more of "Jenifa's Diary" to come - Akindele recently announced that filming for season 15 is about to start!
Check out Nnani's performance right here:


Children of Blood and Bone Film Adaptation
Rick Famuyiwa, the Nigerian-American director behind "Dope", "Brown Sugar" and "The Wood" is to embark on yet another exciting project.  This time, he'll be directing the film adaptation of Tomi Adeyemi's young adult fantasy novel Children of Blood and Bone, which took the literary world by storm when it was published in 2017.

With Children of Blood and Bone, Adeyemi created a fantasy world, a parallel universe, which drew from her Nigerian roots (she is Nigerian-American), in which the characters speak Yoruba.  Here is the synopsis:

With magic, Zélie's family could stand against the royal guard. Her people wouldn't live in fear. Her mom wouldn't have hanged from that tree. Years after the king wiped magic out of Orïsha, Zélie has one chance to bring it back. To do so, she'll have to outwit/outrun the crown prince, who's hell-bent on erasing magic for good.

Stay tuned for more news on this exciting film.  Children of Virtue and Vengeance, the sequel to Children of Blood and Bone will be published June 4.

COBAB
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Hollywood
Nnamdi Asomugha To Star in "Sylvie"
Nigerian-American Nnamdi Asomugha is a former NFL star who is now making waves in the movie industry.  He starred alongside Lakeith Stanfield in "Crown Heights", the 2017 movie based on the true story of a man who proves the innocence of his wrongfully accused friend, leading to him being freed from prison.  He also appeared in the short documentary "Waiting for Hassana" and is the executive producer of "Harriet", the upcoming biopic about Harriet Tubman.

 Asomugha has now landed the lead role in "Sylvie", a drama about jazz in 50s and 60s New York.  The film follows Sylvie, played by Tessa Thompson, who meets saxophonist Robert (Asomugha).  After a summer romance, they lose touch and end up meeting again years later, only to find that their feelings for one another are still as strong as ever.

Asomugha's production company, iAm21 Entertainment, is producing the film, with Eugene Ashe writing the script and directing it.

Nnamdi Asomugha
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That's a Wrap on The Oscars
This year's Oscars have come to a close amid the usual drama and fanfare, with a few surprises thrown in for good measure.  But who came out on top?  Here's a list of all the winners of the 91st Academy Awards:

Best Picture

Best Director

Best Actress


Best Supporting Actress

Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali ("Green Book")

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Best Documentary

Best Foreign Language Film
"Roma" (Mexico)

Best Animated Feature

Best Live Action Short

Best Animated Short
"Bao"


Best Documentary Short

Best Original Screenplay
"Green Book" (Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga)

Best Adapted Screenplay
"BlacKkKlansman" (Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel and Kevin Willmott)

Best Original Score
"Black Panther" (Ludwig Goransson)

Best Original Song
"Shallow" (A Star Is Born)

Shallow
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Best Visual Effects

Best Makeup and Hair

Best Costume Design
"Black Panther" (Ruth E Carter) 

Best Film Editing
"Bohemian Rhapsody" (John Ottman) 

Best Production Design
"Black Panther" (Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart)

Best Cinematography
"Roma" (Alfonso Cuaron)

Best Sound Editing
"Bohemian Rhapsody"

Best Sound Mixing
"Bohemian Rhapsody"

Do you agree with the list of winners? What's your favourite movie in this list? Let us know in the comments!







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