Until the lions have their own storytellers the tales of hunting will always glorify the hunter. (African proverb)Life is too short to date a stingy man. (Yoruba proverb, Nigeria)It takes a village to raise a child. (African proverb)A river that forgets its source will surely dry up. (Yoruba proverb, Nigeria)The man who marries a beautiful woman and the farmer who grows corn by the road side have the same problem. (Ghana)A heart that loves is always young. (Yoruba proverb, Nigeria)Love is a painkiller. (Yoruba proverb, Nigeria)Where there is love, there is no darkness. (Burundi)There is something inside us that is beyond. TEDTALKYou cannot convince a monkey that honey is sweeter than banana (Nigeria)
A little bird dancing in the street has someone beating the drum in the bush. (Igbo proverb, Nigeria)When talks run into a deadlock, a tricky man always gains. (Igbo proverb, Nigeria)Love secured by force is hate (Igbo proverb, Nigeria)The marriage that runs smoothly is the one in which the husband is deaf and dumb and the wife blind. (Igbo proverb, Nigeria)Whoever stands up knows where he is going. (Igbo proverb, Nigeria)Poverty of the mind is worse than that of the pocket. (Igbo proverb, Nigeria)The food you eat in your debtor’s house does not count toward his debt. (Igbo proverb, Nigeria)If you wish to lose your friend, just lend him money. (Igbo proverb, Nigeria)When a handshake goes beyond the fist, it becomes either a fight or a romantic action.The attire you wore to a celebration prompted the host to ask you to help in serving other guests. (Igbo proverb, Nigeria)The world is like a Mask dancingAmong the Igbo people, the art of conversation is regarded very highly, and proverbs are the palm-oil with which words are eatenUse your smile to change the world; don’t let the world change your smileTo get lost is to learn the wayo If you think you are too small to make a difference, you haven’t spent a night with a mosquitoIt takes a whole village to raise a child If you think education is expensive try ignoranceThe man who marries a beautiful woman, and the farmer who grows corn by the roadside have the same problem (Ethiopia) The anger of a penis doesn’t destroy the vagina (Zimbabwe).
Genevieve Nnaji’s film “Lionheart” hits the international film market. Hoorah Nollywood !
Lionheart, a star studded film about how an Igbo family coped after the death of their breadwinner who left behind a flourishing transport business had star actors on parade including Nkem Owoh, Pete Edochie, Onyeka Onwenu , Kanayo O Kanayo, Ngozi Ezeonu, Chika Okpala (zebrudaya); Other actors who feature in Lionheart are Steve Eboh, Sani Muazu, Jemima Osunde, Kalu Ikeagwu. The film was directed by Genevieve Nnaji.
According to Genny who also announced the big deal Lionheart has struck with Netflix, one the world’s most popular distribution platforms, the movie is the outcome of dreaming big and working patiently with Chinny and Nkem as well as the cross cultural cast and crew. Since the premiering of Lionheart, Genevieve has been guest to Richard Quest of CNN and has been subject of positive reviews.
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The Mirror Boy is a mystical journey through Africa, seen through the eyes of a 12 year old boy, Tijan. After a London street fight, in which a local boy is hurt, Tijan’s mother decides to take him back to their roots, to Gambia. On their arrival in Banjul, Tijan encounters a strange apparition, a boy smiling at him in a mirror and vanishing. Seeing the same boy in a crowded street market the next day sets in motion a chain of events, with Tijan finding himself lost. While Tijan’s panic-stricken mother struggles to find her son, Tijan is left alone in the company of the enigmatic Mirror Boy, seemingly only visible to him. After a bruising spiritual rite of passage, The Mirror Boy takes Tijan on a mystical journey, but not all is what it seems..
Nollywood in a French high School
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We are international teachers, open to the world and bringing Africa’s most popular Art of cinema to a French High School in the Great City of Chartres, France. Nollywood France created by Cyprian Josson and supported by our “A” list Director Chucks Mordi, Nollywood Star Chika Okere and Helen Snow Entertainment will take the Nigerian Film industry to other schools in France. We have many videos to show you. We are making history and we want you to be part of it. Hoorah Nollywood.
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This short movie has been made possible thanks to Chucks Mordi, Filmmaker and Tutor, who came from London to conduct a filmmaking workshop in the Nollywood style: this crash program from scriptwriting to post-production helped students of Lycée Notre Dame Chartres to produce “MAFIAS’ REVENGE” during the first edition of Film for Students Day 2017 in one day.
“Film For Students Day” is a yearly event organized by Cyprian Josson, a social science teacher of Lycée Notre Dame Chartres, France.