Friday, April 25, 2014

What Does Hollywood Have in Store for Lupita?




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Watch this video below which raises some very excellent points to make you think hmmm "Does a good point". 
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I mean after the dust has now settled and Hollywood has gone crazy over our sexy chocolate talented african sister Lupita, now what? 
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Is she going get great roles or do you think Hollywood would not know what to do with her as they discuss in the video?. Lets just be realistic. Have they ever known what to do, with any of our Excellent Great Black Actresses?. What do you think.? Lets discuss.
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Dr. Boyce Watkins and Nomalanga Mhlauli-Moses talk about the warnings, by others, to Lupita Nyong'o to avoid Tyler Perry. Interesting discussion. They talk about Denzel and Halle's degrading Oscar-winning roles.
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They suggest that Lupita, should not concentrate on Holywood but also to consider projects produced in African countries because Hollywood won't know what to do with her.
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Do you agree with critics who say, she should never appear in a Tyler Perry movies. Personally, I think that is a big insult to Tyler Perry,because in my opinion, Tyler is not that bad and like I said before on this blog, for a man who seems to be the only black film maker doing films and employing black folks and still breaking box office numbers its about time black folks especially cut him some slack. If you are not doing anything to help the many black actors sitting on the side bench for years on end waiting for a job and Tyler is the only one doing something about it then please don't criticise the man., 
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The question is, would you rather Hollywood pigeon hole Lupita and only cast her in movies where she plays a slave or a maid etc etc or (Being screwed butt naked by some man like Halle in Monsters Ball which earned her her oscar.)  . What would you wish to see Lupita in, in future. Give me an example of names of past movies where you would wish to see Lupita headline. Would you rather she stays and works on the continent of Africa ? 
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I know she is new in the industry and in Hollywood, one has to earn her keep, but personally from here on, I wish to see Lupita headline in movies such as "Avatar", or a lead girl in a X-Men, Star Wars, A Bond Movie, or my dream would be to see her in a remake of the Michael Douglas & Kathleen Turner 1984 whimsical romantic old comedy movie Romancing The Stone/Jewel of The Nile -  (she is fun and goofy and a role of such will fit her perfectly and will definitely break box office numbers depending on which they pair her up with). I do not want her to be pigeon holed in any kind of role. She is so great and I have not doubt she is versatile and I want to see that Versatility on screen overtime. I love her so much I want all of her on Screen
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Watch this other video too. 
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Sunday, April 6, 2014

An African City (A New Ghanaian Web Series)


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website - http://www.anafricancity.tv/
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Below you'll find the first 7 episodes of a new web series we first alerted you to a year ago, titled An African City, written by Nicole Amarteifio, and starring Nana Mensah, MaameYaa Boafo, Esosa Edosomwan, Marie Humbert, and Maame Adjei. Described as a Sex And The City-style dramedy, the series follows the lives of... "Five beautiful, successful African females [who] return to their home continent and confide in one another about love and life in 'An African City'" Dickson Dzakpasu directs.
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  • Created on January 1, 2013 
  • Release Date on March 2, 2014 
  • Season Season One Schedule New episode every Sunday! (March 2 - May 4, 2014) 
  • Starring Nana Mensah, Maame Yaa Boafo, Esosa E, Marie Humbert, Maame Adjei
  • Directed By Dickson Dzakpasu 
  • Written By Nicole Amarteifio
CONGRATULATIONS NICOLE, I AM SO PROUD OF YOU

Please Like the Facebook Page and subscribe to youtube for weekly updates;

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anafricancity
Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/AnAfricanCity 
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Pilot Teaser:
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EPISODE 1
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EPISODE 2
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EPISODE 3
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EPISODE 4
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EPISODE 5
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EPISODE 6
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EPISODE 7
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To make sure you dont miss out subscribe to facebook page as well as their youtube page. 
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Enjoy.

Love Or Something Like That (A Sparrow Production)


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Well Its about time
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I been waiting for my favourite Ghanaian movie maker to come out with a real movie since A Sting In A Tale.  I enjoyed the Adams Apple series but after a while I was like okay, I am tired I need a real movie Shirley, c'mon now, and so here it is. In the past 6 months there has been the release of other movie titles by Sparrow including "Devil In Detail" , "Potomanto" and Big FOr Nothing however i havent gotten hold of them here in the states to buy and watch. It has not been released here.
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Sypnosis:
A young surgeon's chance meeting with her ex-boyfriend throws her world into absolute chaos when she makes a horrible discovery about her past and what could be the end of a great career, and beautiful marriage. A poignant story about moving on when there's no light at the end of the tunnel. Sparrow Productions presents, a Shirley Frimpong-Manso Film, Love or Something Like That. 
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Starring Jocelyn Dumas, John Dumelo, Nana Mensah, OC Ukeje etc etc
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Produced by Ken Attoh, Shirley Frimpong-Manso (My 2 Favourite Are Baaccck, "Ah ! Shirley eni Ken, wa ma girls Abr3 rough" :)  ) 
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I look forward to this. Trailer looks Good and This new Actress Nana Mensah, who also plays the character "Sade" in the new webseries created by my friend Nicole Armateifio called "AFRICAN CITY" (or should i call her character Samantha since they are emulating Sex in the City and like Samantha Sade is sex craved too). If you have not watched the series, its on youtube, catch on to it, we are on like episode 7 now.

In African City web series all the 5 actresses are great, but Nana Mensah stood out to me and i always thought ,hmmm , what if Shirley used her in one of her movies, so i guess i spoke too soon. She plays friend to Jocelyn's character in this movie.
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Movie Premieres in Accra on April 17 2014.
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