Freshly Fried-May 3, 2019

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Nollywood 

Banky Wellington was a speaker at the 2nd Pan African Youth Forum 
Banky Wellington spoke at the 2nd Pan African Youth Forum on April 27th. The event was put on by The African Union Commission in order to inspire young Africans to achieve greatness. The theme of the event was: African Youth Unite for Action--Bridging the Gap and Reaching Out to Young Africans. The event is meant to inspire growth and change in the African youth specifically in the areas of engagement, entrepreneurship, employment, and education. A key initiative for the forum was #1mby2021 which encouraged people to join the conversation. 

This event took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and we could not be more happy that celebrities like Banky Wellington are stepping up to support such a great cause! 

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"Elevator Baby" has begun production
Akay Mason has begin production of his sophomore film, "Elevator Baby." The movie has a star studded cast; Toyin Abraham, Timini Egubson, Sambasa, Ijeoma Aniebo, Emem. D Ufot, Shaffy Bello, Yemi Solade, Blessing Jessica Obasi, Samuel A. Perry, and more are set to star in this film. 

Egubson has been teasing how epic this movie will be on his Instagram. He claims that everyone will be seeing Toyin Abraham and himself like they never have before. Safe to say we're excited about this movie! 

Anthill Studios has also released a synopsis for "Elevator Baby": "When Dare, a privileged young man with a fiery temper, is stuck in a faulty elevator with a semi-literate pregnant woman in labour, Dare is left with no choice but to try and save both mother and child. This experience brings him face to face with his inner demons." 

What do you think of "Elevator Baby" so far? Let us know in the comments below, and, as always, we'll keep you updated! 

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Hollywood 

Disney releases a new "Aladdin" trailer
The release day of "Aladdin" is getting closer and closer, and Disney is just teasing us at this point with a new trailer. Disney released a character centric trailer that gives us a closer look at the Genie, played by Will Smith, and his dynamic with Aladdin. Based on the trailer, it looks like the Genie is going to have the same charismatic and outgoing personality as the animated version. We can't wait to see more of the Genie and his and Aladdin's iconic friendship on the big screen. 


Paramount Pictures released a "Sonic the Hedgehog" Trailer
The live action Hollywood trend is continuing. "Sonic the Hedgehog" is the latest animated character to be turned into a live action. 

The film follows Sonic as he tries to figure out life on earth with his new human best friend Tom Wachowski, played by James Marden. While Sonic is trying to get used to life on earth, he also has to deal with a new villain Dr.Robotnik, played by Jim Carrey,  who is set on using Sonic's powers to take over the world. Will Sonic and Tom be able to stop Dr.Robotnik? We'll just have to wait and see.

What do you think? Are you guys excited for this movie or should Hollywood just stop making live action versions of our animated favourites. 





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