The “Queen of Katwe” Starring our very own African Icon and Queen of Hollywood Lupita Nyongo’o is the first Disney film to feature an all African Cast, the first Disney Film to be produced in Africa by an African. Please share this email, tell your friends and family to go watch this movie, a true story, an African story of dreams and success, not stereotypes.
Atlanta, United States – Mohamed Echkouna is on a mission to control your mind. The 24-year-old filmmaker says that film is a way to influence emotions and shape perspectives.
Comedy Wednesday – Do not look if you ain’t buying.
STARZ has only just aired the first episode of Black Sails and it is already been getting rave reviews. The Hollywood Report claims, “Black Sails has a cast of solid actors and is it’s little own treasure”. Hakeem Kae-Kazim stars as Mr Scott in this exciting series, which second series has already been commissioned.
Lupita Nyong’o has been lighting up the entertainment news lately and she has just started to warm up. The amazing 30 year old Kenyan-Mexican actress and film director has been captivating the media industry lately with her American film debut in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave as Patsey, for which she received critical acclaim.
Claret Onukogu talks about her debut in Nollywood in this exclusive interview with ADUNAGOW Magazine.
Amadou is set to grace our screens in the blockbuster ‘Twilight: Breaking Dawn’. Amadou plays the newest Vampire ‘Henry’, a part that was specially written into the legendary movie by the writers. Henry is part of the duo that makes up the much-anticipated French Coven, so having French as a second language made him more prominent to producers.
British born beauty Amelia Jackson-Gray has recently enjoyed a number of successful roles in hit TV shows such as Outsourced, Law and Order and The Mentalist thanks to a her breakout role as Vincent Chase’s love interest in HBO’s award winning show Entourage.
Having already built up her credits for her work in a long list of independent films including cult classic ‘Snakes on a train’ in which her performance was praised as “the best thing about the movie”, ‘CRUSH(ED)’ and soon to be released ‘Heartland’ the sassy young actress now takes on a lead role in Hollywood’s first independent 3D movie, Deep Gold, as beautiful villainess and reports, Claire Simmons.
NIGERIAN CINEMA is Africa’s largest movie industry in terms of the value of the movie industry and the number of movies produced per year. Although Nigerian films have been produced since the 1960s, the rise of affordable digital filming and editing technologies has stimulated the country’s video film industry.
ADUNAGOW Magazine Exclusive Interview
Short Bio from Hakeem Kae-Kazim Official Website
Photo courtesy of Hakeem Kae-Kazim
Photographer: Michael R. Moore
Exclusive Interview with Nigerian-Born actor Hakeem Kae Kazim. Classically trained in the UK, Hakeem soon came to prominence sharing the stage with acclaimed actors like Brian Cox in ‘King Lear’ and Sir Ian McKellan in “Richard III” for the Royal National Theatre. He made a successful transition to British television with leading roles in “Trial and Retribution”, “The Bill”, “Grange Hill”, “Ellington” and distinguished himself in the title role of ‘”Julius Caesar” for the BBC.
Meet The Man Behind The Character.