Sunday, February 27, 2011

SECOND CHANCE (An Upcoming Movie)

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This is an upcoming movie starring Chet Anekwe, Patience Ozorkwor and King Joe Ikechukwu - it was shot here in the US, and apparently will be released this summer (2011). Enjoy - at least watching the trailer above it doesnt look as rubbish as "REBOUND" movie released last year which was full of crap
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REBOUND (which i mistakenly watched in 2010) was just a bunch mediocre "cant act actresses" plus almighty VV at his best [:))], and a hint of Desmond - movies like these is what deters me from a NOLLYWOOD/USA collab movies).

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If you watch this movie "Rebound" (and all the many other starring JJ Bunny and her lace front blue eye contact crew - you will yank ya hair out just watching the horrible acting - sometimes i just wonder where did they get these from to act)- They fooled us with Desmond part 1 of the movie which was "ok", and the movie gets to Part 2 and it was full of crap (lacefront, fake contacts, cant speak, cant act etc etc -need i go on) - one of the worst movies i have ever seen - Dont waste your money to buy it.

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(chei someone has killed me today - someone just emailed me and probably didnt catch my joke, asking me if I think Van Vicker is a good actor - Either this is a trick question or you very new to this blog - I, Miss Tilii thinks Van is a good actor? chei. You made me laugh out loud but at the same time you have killed me). You may want to go back and read all my threads from when i begun and then you will know how i really feel.lol. Girl stop messing wit me.

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(if you wondering why i change my template it is because the new template(s) from google comes with so many options, thus i had no choice but to get rid of the old template which had very limited formatting options. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused)

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Finally - My Dreams of Casting ....

... is becoming true. If you frequent this blog you will know one of my favourite wish and dream of all time is to cast for African (or african related) movie. I cringe whenever i watch a movie and the casting is all wrong. I am EXTREMELY PASSIONATE ABOUT CASTING
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For one thing the character has to be eloquent, articulate, ability to protray *any* emotion and ability to be diverse in acting, and most importantly bringing the character to life. If you are happy, sad, angry, scared, etc etc - Make me -(the audience) feel that part - make me forget am watching a movie. Looks are absolutely secondary to me (though its always a plus) - cos it looks was important to me i'd say V.V was a greatest actor. I dont care for looks - I care for great acting. I am very confident with Gods guidance i can do this - wish me luck.
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Well, i have been making a lot of noise and practically begging for quite a while to my industry friends, and someone heard me and granted me this wonderful opportunity recently, for their upcoming movie.
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I read the script, and cannot (and will not) give any detail of the movie whatsoever - because i stand by my word and promise the owners of this movie and to prove my point i also signed a disclosure.
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Look out in this space in the next few months because I will be announcing casting calls (LA, Atlanta, Ghana, Nigeria). And please dont think its one of these fly by night lacefront wig, fake contacts, fake accenting nollywood-usa collabo Houston/Maryland location type mediocre movies - it will not be!. I dont like those movies and will never put my name or be part of such.
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Like i said i wont tell you the name or script of the movie, neither will potential actors auditioning be given any advance script to read before appearing before us ("us" - as in "the owner of the movie and myself"). You get the script (just for that character you are to play) - you are given a short while to read it and then you have to act it out spontaneously - no prep time. In Ebonics i will say you have go to "Bring It" and you may only have to 20mins to convince the owners of the movie and myself.
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What i am willing to do is to give you examples of past movies scenes (Hollywood or African movies) with certain characters - and ask yourselve - can you play that character.
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So foreinstance i will say. Watch Black Hollywood movie "Set it Off" starring Jada Pinket, Queen Latifah, Kimberly Elise and Vivica Fox and I will ask you to act some of those scene out (like you would with some of scenes in the clip below - scenes from "Set It Off".
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This movie was by one of my favourite african american director/producer - Gary F Gray (Gary we miss you - when you coming out with another big one). Matter of fact - i will use Set it Off as a yard stick - when it comes to the type of emotions i am looking for in this upcoming movie.
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The movie I am going to be part of is nothing like "Set it off", but i am looking for the array type of emotions of all 4 women protrayed in Set it Off. And i am watching it again on DVD right now (Mehn, I cant believe this was "Kimberly Elise's" first movie ever - see how convincing she played the timid girl ) - I think she deserves an oscar one day - because by far in Black Hollywood no one is able to protray a series of emotions (no matter what the character calls for) as much as Kimberly does.I love Kimberly.I almost forgot "Set it Off" was her very first movie. Also I almost forget how great an actress Jada is as an actress (she is not just Mrs Smith - she is an excellent actress - her scene when her brother died made me cry with her - without me realising i was even crying - NOW THAT IS WHAT WE CALL GREAT ACTING. )
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I want my casting to be great - to cast a newbie as great as Kimberly was in "Set It Off (considering it was her first movie ever) or to cast as great as Denzel Washington was able to cast actor Derek Luke in his very first movie "Antoine Fisher". I wont dissapoint at all.
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Granted the movie will star some "Famous" african faces (i wont mention names) - I am focusing finding one of the lead as well as 6 supporting actor/actress not yet found - and for me to find new talent who has no acting history yet can "Bring it On", will do great for he/she as well as great for my resume too. I am really excited about this great opportunity.
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click here to watch in HD (its more clear)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eFdQzNr0pk
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- You just heard your only brother (and surviving member of your family) has been mistakenly shot and killed by cops - a few weeks before he is about to start college (Act out Jada's emotional scene - how will you act it.)
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-A bank you have worked for and been dedicated to for years as an employee, just got robbed whilst you were on the job. Management suspect you part of it and call you into a meeting and fire you cos they think you knew the robbers (Act out Vivica's scene -how will you act it)
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Here below is a screen test with my favourite favourite Hollywood Actress of all time "My Sanaa Lathan" (mm i love me some Sanaa - chei) - Anyway here she is screen testing for the movie "OUT OF TIME" which she eventually acted and starred opposite Denzel Washington. Watch carefully how she screen test.
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So you see - from the above - its just a method i choose to use in casting - I will think of a particular spectacular movie scene and ask you to act it out spontaneously. As i stated before, for this upcoming movie project - i am looking for some one who is very diverse and can deliver different emotions..
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If you read this blog you will know, when it comes to acting and impressing me as an audience, LOOKS ARE VERY SECONDARY to Ms Tilii however you have to look the part and as such I have no choice but to ask for photos of folks who want to audition. What am trying to say is dont think you deserve the part cos you are pretty - there are many gorgeous girls in Africa who cant act a lick (can i get an amen). Like i said though having great looks is a bonus/plus, its not my priority, however You have to look the part of the character but I dont cast by looks (i have read the script thoroughly and i know what am looking for - The "IT" factor - its a God given talent either you got it or you dont - no forcing!). Lately many aspire to be actors and thats good, but know its ok if you cannot act, you may have another hidden talent no one can do better than you can. No one can dare call Beyonce a great actress, but thats ok, she is a great singer and performer and thats ok. Some actor/actresses were found accidentally (eg Kimberly Elise was found as she served in a restaurant) others take classes upon classes and still cant get it right. So you see what i mean - the IT factor is a gift given by God - either you got it or you dont. Find it within yourself and be open to constructive criticism.
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I will bring you further details of what we are looking for - but in short you have to be African or African American between 25 - 35 and this project is for 2011.
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Thursday, February 24, 2011

2011 Winners of Pan African Film Festival

2011 winners and honourable mentions for the PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL held in Los Angeles are as follows
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Best Picture (Narrative Feature)
-Besouro (Brazil), directed by João Daniel Tikhomiroff
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Honorable Mention:
- The Athlete (Atletu) (Ethiopia), directed by Davey Frankel & Rasselas Lakew
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Best Documentary Feature
-Thunder Soul (USA), directed by Mark Landsman
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Honorable Mention:
-War Don Don (USA), directed by Rebecca Richman Cohen
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Best Short Film (Narrative Short)
-The Abyss Boys (South Africa), directed by Jan-Hendrik Beetge
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Honorable Mention:
-Hear Me (USA), directed by Kenn Michael
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First Feature Film by a Director (Narrative Feature)
-I Will Follow (USA), directed by Ava DuVernay
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Honorable Mention:
-Hopeville (South Africa), directed by John Trengove
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Audience Award Narrative Feature
- The First Grader (Kenya/UK), directed by Justin Chadwick
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Audience Award Documentary Feature Film (Documentary Feature)
- Gang Girl: A Mother’s Journey to Save her Daughter (USA), directed by Valerie Goodloe

Audience Award Short Film
-The Black Mozart in Cuba (Guadeloupe), directed by Steve James

Pan African Film Festival Board of Directors Awards
Best Short Film
- Precipice (UK), directed by Julius Amedume

Best Documentary Film
-The Manuscripts of Timbuktu (South Africa), directed by Zola Maseko
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Best Feature Film (Best Feature Narrative)
Viva Riva! (DRCongo/France/Belgium/South Africa), directed by Djo Tunda Wa Munga
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Honorable Mention:
-The Child, (Nigeria), directed by Izu Ojukwu (SO PROUD OF YOU IZU!!)
-The Figurine (Nigeria), directed by Kunle Afolayan

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Pan African Film Festival-British Academy of Film and Television Arts/LA (BAFTA/LA) Festival Choice Award
- I Sing of a Well (Ghana), directed by Leila Djansi
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(source:latimes)
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Thursday, February 17, 2011

THE FIRST GRADER (A Kenyan Based Movie)


The Late Maruge Kimani (Left); Litondo on The First Grader (Right)
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I posted the trailer below but here is the photo of the real man and the story behind the movie. Here is the actual website for the movie -
check it out http://www.thefirstgrader-themovie.com

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This was 84-year-old class 1 pupil Kimani Maruge’s message at the United Nations in New York back in 2005. Mzee Maruge was the First Grader that reminded the world, "the power is in the pen."
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"The First Grader" – The Inspirational True Story of Kimani Maruge
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Synopsis
.When the Kenyan government announces it will offer free education for all, Kimani Maruge, an eighty four (84) year old Mau Mau veteran, spots an opportunity and takes it. He gets himself to a first grade school, desperate to learn to read and write. While the old man was a Kenyan freedom fighter, he never got the chance, financially, to get an education. However, both the school administration and Maruge’s tribal rivalries make his dream a cumbersome one to fulfil as no one is ready to see an old man in class with six-year old kids. One of his teachers, Jane Obinchu, starts out reluctant but eventually supports Maruge on his quest to get an education, even at the great cost of her friends and family. Kimani Maruge, while on this astounding journey, flashbacks the painful history he suffered under British colonials. The Kenyan movie roots in the timeless creed of overcoming adversity. It also inspires and motives giving a renewed appreciation for power in the basics of education; teaching and learning.
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the first grader- Mzee Kimani Maruge:
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Local Kenyan Cast in The First Grader:
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Kenya’s premier top comedian Dan “Churchill” Ndambuki introduces rich humour into “The First Grader” as DJ Masha. Also in the movie: KTN’s Michael Oyier (newscaster), John Sibi-Okumu (Chairman of Education), Mumbi Kaigwa (Education Secretary), Lydia Gitachu (CNN journalist), Ainea Ojiambo (Education Officer),, Abubakar Mwenda (Boie), Gilbert K. Lukalia (Mr. Mutahi, a Politician), Melvin Alusa (Mr. Mutahi's Aide), Charles Ouda (Adult School Teacher). This movie is one of the best Kenyan productions yet.
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Stephen Kimani Ng’ang’a Maruge graced the Guinness Book of Records, as the "Oldest person to begin primary school" in 2004 at 84 years. Maruge’s youthful vigour saw him succeed in getting a piece of freedom he fought for; literacy. His passion and determination astounded and captured the world’s imagination. The story caught the eye and heart of Israeli/American actor Sam Feuer(Stephen Spielberg's Munich). Maruge’s story was featured in the Los Angeles Times, an article that Sam Feuer read. Feuer was drawn by the tale and flew to Kenya to meet this Mzee Kimani Maruge at Kapkenduiywo Primary school. On meeting, Feuer with his partner Richard Harding were compelled to produce a film about the old man, and began putting the film together. Then together with Director Justin Chadwick and screenwriter Ann Peacock (Chronicles of Narnia), the movie truly came to life. On the movie, Director Chadwick says, “The main thing was that it was uplifting.”
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Kimani Maruge:
"The First Grader"
attracted the attention of Hollywood legends with Morgan Freeman gunning for the lead “Maruge”. The part ultimately went to Kenyan actor Oliver Musila Litondo ("Sheena, Queen of the Jungle). While Morgan’s presence would have been of great exposure for the film, Litondo’s anonymity is golden in giving Maruge a distinctly calm dignified presence. The 62 year-old Harvard alumnus, Litondo, was more than glad to get a role in a Kenyan production. Even though he did not meet Maruge, Litondo pays glowing tribute to his fellow Kenyan stating, “The media underrated Maruge.” Kimani Maruge, who aspired to be a Veterinary Doctor, died in August 2009 at age 90 of stomach cancer. Maruge was also a displaced victim of the Post Election Violence of 2008.
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Oliver Litondo acts as Kimani Maruge, walking stick in hand, towering over a class of his grandchildren’s peers – Mzee Kimani Maruge was in class with 2 of his 30 grandchildren. Set in urban Kenya, the film was shot locally in Ngong and many critics have nothing but praise for the 200 local children cast in the movie.
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Mrs. Jane Obinchu
Jane Obinchu is Maruge’s teacher, one who gets into trouble for helping the old man. Jane is played by Naomie Harris (28 Days Later, Pirates of the Caribbean), a UK based actress of Jamaican and Trinidad descent. Naomie is much younger than the character she plays but does a remarkable job. Her rich acting background gives her the edge; she plays the part exceptionally and displays, flawlessly, the sympathy and generosity of the character Jane Obinchu. Her performance is extraordinary, a Must-Watch.
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Naomie in Pirates of the Caribbean
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Local Kenyan Cast in The First Grader:
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Kenya’s premier top comedian Dan “Churchill” Ndambuki introduces rich humour into “The First Grader” as DJ Masha. Also in the movie: KTN’s Michael Oyier (newscaster), John Sibi-Okumu (Chairman of Education), Mumbi Kaigwa (Education Secretary), Lydia Gitachu (CNN journalist), Ainea Ojiambo (Education Officer),, Abubakar Mwenda (Boie), Gilbert K. Lukalia (Mr. Mutahi, a Politician), Melvin Alusa (Mr. Mutahi's Aide), Charles Ouda (Adult School Teacher). This movie is one of the best Kenyan productions yet. Share81"The First Grader" is a wonderful tribute to the Late Maruge Ng'ang'a Kimani.
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Accolades
  • East Africa: Tusker Project Fame 4
  • Churchill Live 2010: Churchill's Ba...
  • Kalasha Award Winners - 2010
  • Davis Ntare, Uganda - TPF4 Winner 2...
  • Tusker Project Fame - TPF4 Staff Buzz It.

(source: theonlinekenyan.com)

2011 Pan African Film Festival

Click here
http://www.paff.org/
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The 19th Annual Pan-African Film Festival in Los Angeles kicks off today with writer and director Russ Parr’s “35 and Ticking” film premiere tonight. Expected at the premiere are many of Black Hollywood celebrities and a few African celebrities including Ngo Okafor and Ghana’s A-List Actress Nadia Buari.Throughout the event which will be held from today February 16th-23rd, 2011, 6 African films will be shown. See their synopsis and trailer info below:
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FEW TRAILERS FROM THE MANY AFRICAN COUNTRIES WHO WILL BE REPRESENTING
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YEAR: 2009
COUNTRY: Ghana
GENRE: Narrative Feature /TIME: 120min
DIRECTOR: Shirley Frimpong-Manso
SYNOPSIS: In this Ghanaian cross between “Best Man” and “Soul Food” three beautiful women, pushing thirty, make bold attempts to change their lives even when destiny plays its joke on them. From a marriage that seems almost doomed from the beginning, to an affair with an unlikely candidate and the endless pursuit of love, the three friends will learn the harsh lessons of life, the challenges of marriage, the fatality of falling in love and the rewards of having a good laugh in the midst of sorrow. Ghana’s top-grossing film
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NIGERIA
YEAR: 2009
COUNTRY: Nigeria
GENRE: Narrative Feature/ TIME: 120min/
DIRECTOR: Kunle Afolayan
SYNOPSIS: Two buddies and a girl–all down on their luck–have their lives changed after one of them discovers “Araromire,” a mysterious figurine in an abandoned shrine which, according to ancient legend, bestows seven years of good luck. But no one told them about the next seven years. This is a multi-cultural and contemporary feature highlighting essence and efficacy of tradition, friendship, betrayal and love. It transcends both the ancient and the modern day. Winner of the 2010 African Movie Academy Award for Best Feature.
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cant post the trailer - cos the link is faulty

The Kenyas are killing it lately - they are slow but sure and I am loving me some Kenyan movie industry right now - fastest rising and one of the best if not the best amongst the anglophone countries. They take their time and do great work worth great to make it to global festivals (unlike some others - abeg watch and learn). This trailer below (FIRST GRADER) looks great and i cant wait to watch it - i know Oyibos love inspirational stories of such and probably give them the prize - It will be worth it - I am so mad i could not make it to the PAFF 2011 as planned.
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YEAR: 2010,
COUNTRY: UK/Kenya
GENRE: Narrative Feature, TIME: 120min
DIRECTOR: Justin Chadwick
SYNOPSIS: Taking advantage of a 2002 Kenyan law that guaranteed free education for all, 84-year-old Kimani N’gan’ga Maruge, a veteran Mau Mau freedom fighter, shows up at his local one-room school, walking stick in hand. The sympathetic principal reluctantly turns him away, but Kimani returns the next day, and the day after that. Eventually, she allows him to stay and he ends up joining a class alongside six year-olds. But there is fierce opposition to his presense in the classroom by school officials and parents who think at his age, Kimani is squandering precious school resources. Interspersed with the modern day are flashbacks of Kimani’s cruel treatment at the hands of British imperialists in detention camps during the struggle for independence. Set in a mountain village in Kenya this is the remarkable true and emotionally uplifting story of a proud old Mau Mau veteran who is determined to seize his last chance to learn to read and write.
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Sunday, February 13, 2011

2011 Pre Grammys Photos Pt 2

Monica
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Toni Braxton
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Keri Hilson
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Brandy
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Kelly Rowland
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Ciara
(work it CiCi - work it - FIERCE!!!!!)
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Whitney and Her Cousin Dionne and her Daughter Bobbi
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Saturday, February 12, 2011

2011 Pre-Grammy Party Photos

Well if you dont know by now, tommorow Sunday February 13th is Grammy Night - tune in wherever you are - at least for the red carpet. I want to entertain you all with photos since there arent much great movies to review lately. Today i will start with the Pre Grammy Party Photos (Brunches, Dinners, etc). Enjoy.
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Sister Bee with RiRi (cant wait to see Bee support his man Jay as he is neck and neck with Eminem of best collabo of the year. Jay & Alicia VS Eminem & RiRi - thats a hard choice, i think i'll go with the later)
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RiRi (well i hope chris is still feets away cos he is up for nomination for "Transformer" whilst RiRis up for collabo with eminem. I guess society has Redeemed Chris after his behaviour 2 yrs ago (grammy night)
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Well what can i say - Solange is Solange - you cant change her. I like her cos she is real and doesnt care what anybody thinks
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Mario
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Will and Jay
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Cassie and LL (Lauren London)
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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Oscar Fail 2011

Well Well Well
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i forgot to tell you all that the nominations were made last week or so. Colored Girls was not nominated for any category whatsoever and obviously my white husband Leonardos name didnt come up anywhere either - so i guess i will not be watching this years festivities. I will peep the red carpet and hope someone trips and falls, but I will not watch the show whatsoever. lol Anuofias!!!.
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http://oscar.go.com/nominations

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"Madea you tell em - lol, now thats the real "BLACK SWAN" on some "KING SPEECH" ish lol. To say the show will be boring is an understatement.



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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Where are they now?

Where is
-St Obi - another favourite for romantic lead roles back in the day
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-Adim Williams (actor, director, writer) - one of the most underrated - I truly miss his work . His movie "Sharon Stone" starring Genevieve (as u will read in my intro on the right panel) got me watching Nigerian movies to begin - if i was not turned on by Sharon Stone - i probably would have never watched nigerian movies. I will do an article with Adim Williams under my "We Salute You" corner - I am trying to get in contact with him for an interview. My nollywood friends if any of you can hook me up for an interview with Adim, I would really appreciate it.
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-Amaka Aneke - the pretty somber looking actress who played Gennys bestfriend in "Not man Enough. She was "good" and had potential and very pretty.
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-Liz Benson -
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-Owen - the cute cute guy who starred as Saint Obi good brother in "Royal Palace" - i had a cute crush on dude.
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i will add more later
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Thursday, February 3, 2011

NAFTI initiate to improve Ghanaian movie production‎

I am so happy about below article - that Ghana NAFTI is going to get involved to revamp ghana movie production and industry.

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Please Please Please do, help us to get rid of the useless producers producing crap soft porn movies (Socrates Sarfo and the likes) giving our industry a bad name. Please call back all the alumnis of Nafti who have migrated abroad to come home and help - Sparrow Production (Shirley and her crew) can not do all the good work by themselves, they needs help - lets weed out the illiterates who have gotten some money in their hands and feel they have the right to get behind cameras, slap ridiculous script together overnight, and call them self producers and directors.

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Ghana needs to go back to its roots of great movies worth of global film festivals. "Ye ko ye nim" - we are moving forward. Also i suggest the government helps the industry (both for ghana and naija and everywhere else (and i am only referring to the ones doing a good job not the producers who bombard us with never ending crap releases not worth watching a 2nd time), because this movie making creates a lot of jobs not just to the lead actor or lead actress, but the camera man, the vendors etc.

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I was suggesting to a friend in ghana who is vice head of a bank to try and convince his bank to loan money to movie makers, based on how well their previous movie sold or global accolades they get for their movie done. In nigeria for instance, amongst few other favourite producers, I will so advocate for bank to give someone like Izu Ojukwu money, excellent script writer and movie maker yet he is so limited due to lack of funding. I so wish him the best.

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NAFTI is the best film school in ghana (kinda like the USC Annenberg Film School of Ghana) and has great alumnis (producers, directors, screen writers, journalist etc) but due to lack of funding or support from the government, most migrated abroad out of frustruation and seeking greener pastures. I wish they could come home to help cos this is such a huge industry with hopes to grow if they come and help.

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LETS START OFF MY GETTING RID OF THE SILLY BUSH APUSKELEKE TYPE NAME CALLED "GOLLYWOOD" - what kinda silly name is GOLLYWOOD - just cos India (bollywood) and naija (nollywood) put wood behind the name doesnt mean we have to follow suit. FOr the love of God lets be unique for once - A nice unique and creative name will be nice - Get rid of the name GOLLYWOOD - the name makes my skin crawl - I hate it!!!!!! - i still havent forgotten as i stated before to hold a competition with ghanaian youth of who can come up with the most creative name for Ghana movie industry (the will be a prize of course and ya name will go down in history).

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NAFTI - i will help all i can by using this social media ground to shout at the top of my lungs to help improve this industry - The so much story to tell in Ghana and the whole of Africa - than simply royal theme movies.

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If i was in ghana (and i will be in a few months) - i most definately will try and attend these lectures to learn a thing or two and to give my two cents as blogger and avid african movie watcher. I so yearn for African Movie industry (not just ghana or nigeria) to improve and go to heights.

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I see people out west someday, lining up to pay their $10 at box office just to go watch our movies in nationwide theatres across US, Canada or Europe. I so yearn and wish we get there someday.

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Authorities of National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) on Tuesday launched the first 2011 NAFTI Lectures to provide a platform for stakeholders in the Ghanaian movie industry to contribute towards its development.The lectures scheduled between February 14 and 18, would also provide a forum for academia, professionals and the public to share and exchange views on how to tackle challenges confronting the industry.

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Launching the programme in Accra, Professor Linus Abraham, Rector of NAFTI said they were being jointly organised with Goethe Institute (GI), a German educational institute that deals with cultural, social and political issues, to highlight the role of film and television in Ghana's socio-economic development.

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He said the lectures would be used to showcase the literary works and movie productions of Kwaw Ansah, a Ghanaian award-wining playwright. "Through daily viewing and discussions on his films and researched paper presentations on his work, the lectures would reflect on the filmmaker's contribution to Ghanaian cinema," he added.Prof Abraham expressed the hope that the lectures would provide alumni of NAFTI the opportunity to contribute towards development of the institute.

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Events slated for the week-long lectures include film screening and discussion, researched paper presentations and diner dance.Mrs Eleonore Sylla, Director of GI, gave the assurance that the institute remained committed towards forming partnership with NAFTI to give Ghanaian movie industry a facelift (courtesy:myjoyonline.com).

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I plan on having a thread titled "What movie theme and story lines You will like to see - and What would you like to see improved in African movie industry".

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

1st Qtr New: "Eei, What is Happening? No Movies?.."

We have entered February 2011 - what is happening - By now i need to be listing some hugely anticipated upcoming releases for 2011, but i still dont have any listings.
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What is happening, ogini? Well i hope you all are at the drawing board writing some good scripts. For crying out loud (as my Genny would say) please do not repeat what you did in 2010 but making us wait wait wait and to the producers who produce crap - please dont bombard us with all the many bad movies, save us the head ache joh.
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Anyway Just to let you all (great producers) know - we are waiting ohhh - at least make some announcement of what to expect for 2011.
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Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Olumide Akande

After 4 odd something years of dating Mr Olumide Akande (from the Prominent Akande Family) finally ties the knot on January 16th 2011, with one of our Nollywood finest sistas (one of the most eloquent articulate actress) Miss Dakore Egbugson - who will now be referred to as MRS DAKORE O. AKANDE -oohhhhh that sounds so nice D. - We love it girl.
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Miss Tilii and her readers would love to wish you happy married life with cute cute babies (looking at you both i know for sure them babies will be cute - reserve your future son for my future daughter sha).
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May God Bless you both. Congratulations. Very simple yet classy and exquisite wedding and she looks utterly mutterly smashingly gorgeous, her skin, her ever impecable white teeth & smile, everything looked perfect - and ofcourse a very very very Handsome Husband (Dakore looks beautiful and her Olumide is one fine boy - they should all be on the cover of milk cartons in naija to encourage everyone to drink more milk - look at their smile) - what else can a girl ask for. God Ordained Union.
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Dakore, if I were you, I wont rush to come be to Nollywood, take your time, settle down and have some babies. (like actress Maureen Solomon did), i say make that sacrifice - take a few years off and love on ya man some more (hold him tight) - raise some babies etc etc. We shall miss you , but we patiently wait for your comeback. We love you D - MR AND MRS OLUMIDE AKANDE - MISS TILII WISHES YOU LONG PROSPEROUS LIFE AS A MARRIED COUPLE TOGETHER - KEEP GOD FIRST - Congratulations.
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(wedding photo credit: atunbi photography)
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During their Early Dating years
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During their early dating years


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Best Black Hollywood Movies of All Time (Part 1)

L&B: MY ULTIMATE #1 FAVOURITE OF ALL TIME
(seen it more than 100 times)
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.(cheii, this is when i fell in love with Tarenz - Talk about mind stimulation - guys dont do it like this anymore -they think its all about PHYSICAL -learn a thing or two from Larenz here. Abegi oo, all the secondary school boys watching this, do not steal these lyrics and write love letter to your girl oo - copy right infringement - It wont hold lol lol lol)
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And for humor - who better than "Madea".........lol - We not waiting for 40 acres and a mule - We got this.!!!!!!!!! lol lol - FUBU - for us by us, right????
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(madea big happy family)


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For the mediocre producers, actors, actresses (up&comers) who think having cast take their clothes off and showing booty cracks is what makes a great movie - maybe you should go watch some of the listed titles for decency yet great movies and learn a thing or two. What am i even talking about - you can never change the mentality of an illiterate (producer) with money who has bought a camera and content on shooting a movie his way. I am just wasting my breath sha!.

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BLACK HOLLYWOOD: Best Man Re-Union

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As this is Black History month here in USA, i have decided to reminisce about the good ole days when we had some great black hollywood movies withe best cast and most talented performance. Lately we dont get as much unless Tyler Perry entertains us. But am talking about the good ole days where we had at least 4 movies in cinemas each year. Now most of our talents are either not working sitting on the side lines while crack heads like Charlie Sheen still get second chances and $7mil per episode on that raggedyshow - regardless of how much they misbehave.
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I truly miss our people - I miss my Sanaa like no body's business. Its so unfair the way our people are treated in Hollywood and is this behaviour and treatment that makes me wish my african favourite Actress to remain in africa - cos at least we will forever cherish you and you dont have to wait on the side lines - like many of these great talents do.
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After 12 yrs the cast of "The Best Man" finally meet up for reunion and to have dinner together. NO - there is not going to be a sequel. This was just a reunion. Everyone looks very good - and havent aged much - (but I dont like what Monica Calhoun (green dress and a wrapper) is wearing - makes her look older - She looks good, but Nia and bestfriends Sanaa and Regina Hall look great - the guys look ah-aight!).
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Boy i do i miss the good ole days with great black movies
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Once again Vanity Fair - shuns us on their cover for 2011


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2011
http://i.huffpost.com/gen/243334/VANITY-FAIR-HOLLYWOOD-ISSUE-2011.jpg
(oops ma bad we got one black face - with a blink of an eye i woulda missed ole boy - Hooray!!! - Thank you Masser!!! "WE IS FREE NOW")
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2010
http://images.huffingtonpost.com/gen/137571/VANITY-FAIR-HOLLYWOOD-ISSUE.jpg

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