Welcome to your weekly dish of freshly fried news! Here's our "Fryday" fry up:
The 8th annual Africa International Film Festival came to a close last week and as usual this event showcased amazing talent from all over the world. 30 Nigerian films made the selection, but this year South Africa took the much-coveted award for Best Director, with "Sew the Winter to My Skin."
Other sought after awards were Best Animation for "A Kalabanda Ate My Schoolwork" (Uganda), Best Documentary for "Ramothopo the Centenarian" (South Africa), Best Feature Film for "Azali" (Ghana) and Best Student Short for "Imfura" (Rwanda).
The award-winning "Kasala!" will be in select cinemas across Nigeria from December 7 - check out the trailer and let us know what you think!
BB Sasore's New Movie Gets Release Date and Trailer
BB Sasore, the creator of "Before 3" and " Banana Island Ghost", has a new movie in the works which is a commentary on modern spirituality and how religion fits into contemporary life.
When Sade experiences a personal tragedy, her faith in God affects everyone in her life and her world is transformed. "God Calling" tells the tale of what it would be like to live as a prophet today in modern-day Nigeria. How would you deal with the scepticism of those around you and how would you contend with the modern trappings of today's society?
BB Sasore was inspired by the Bible - when trying to think of a story for a new film, he thought of "how the Bible is filled with the most original stories that we each experience in our own way every day."
With Eniola Ajao starring and Odunlade Adekola directing, "Yeye Alara" sure has people excited. Not to mention the fact that Adekola is also the male lead! The rest of the cast includes Jide Kosoko, Yinka Quadri and Bolaji Amusan.
Post production was recently completed on the project, with Ajao singing it's praises on social media.
"Yeye Alara" follows the story of a strong woman who uses her power for good - to "rescue people from the clutches of oppressors", according to the official synopsis. However, as perfect as she may seem on the outside, everyone has their dark side...
It's only just been completed, so there's no release for "Yeye Alara" yet, but we'll keep you up to date as always!
The Indie Spirit Awards Nominees Are In!
The Award Show season is well underway and one of the most interesting and unique - The Film Independent Spirit Awards has announced its nominees! The 34th Spirit Awards will be held on February 23 2019, on the Santa Monica Pier as usual. Aiming to shine a light on smaller movies, The Spirit Awards are always a showcase of unique talent from around the world.
Here's a list of some of the nominees, with a few trailers for your viewing pleasure:
For more of the nominees, go to: Film Independent Spirit Awards. Have you seen any of these movies? Are there any you think should have been nominated but aren't? Let us know what you think in the comments!