October 1 means different things to different people. It is Nigeria’s Independence Day. It is Kunle Afolayan’s latest blockbuster. For us here at Nolly Silver Screen, it is the first anniversary of our website www.nollysilverscreen.com Wow! Funny how time flies. The journey has been an interesting but challenging one. We have learnt a lot, tried new things, discontinued old things, made mistakes and achieved some of our goals. All this however, would not have been possible without you – our readers. And for sticking with us through the ups and downs, we say a big thank you.
Our Independence edition features interviews with Kunle Afolayan, Sadiq Daba and Demola Adedoyin (p.20) and Kehinde Bankole (p. 14) who share their experience working on October 1. Wilfred Okiche’s article ‘The Classics: 10 best movies to come out of Nigeria’ (p. 8) is a must-read for die-hard fans of Nollywood. Also in this edition are interviews with some of Nigeria’s budding filmmakers: Daniel Etim Effiong (p. 22), Walter Taylaur (p. 23) and Amarachi Onoh (p. 27). Writer, producer, director, actor and filmmaker Charles Novia reflects on his last work, Nigeria’s film industry and reveals his next big project (p. 18).
Nolly Silver Screen was at the Nollywood Film Festival Germany (p. 33) and Nollywood E-Golden Awards (p. 37) where our newest addition to the Editorial Board, Shaibu Husseini was honoured for his contribution to film journalism in Nigeria. Well done Sir! More power to your elbow.
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