Award winning actor, Tope Tedela has landed his first magazine cover in the April edition of Nolly Silver Screen. The actor who shot into the limelight after clinching the Best Actor in a Drama at the 2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards talks to Isabella Akinseye about his journey into the world of make believe. He discusses his inspiration, the role in A Mile from Home which won him the award and love for the theatre. “The journey has not been smooth at all. There’ve been times of rejection, little or no pay and attending auditions with no results but through it all, I’ve continued to strive and I’m beginning to thrive.”
Newspaper columnist and film critic, Wilfred Okiche profiles ten Nollywood actors who now go behind the cameras in his ‘Dual Identity’ piece which includes Kunle Afolayan, Yvonne Nelson, Fred Amata, Uche Jombo-Rodrigues, Rita Dominic and Saint Obi among others. Also featured in this edition are interviews with Kehinde Bankole, Alexx Ekubo and Nzeribe ‘Sambasa’ Chiedozie. Agina Eberechukwu’s article ‘Nollywood: a house divided?’ explores the Asaba home video industry versus the new big budget cinema productions.
Get all the details about the Nigerian release of the highly anticipated movie Half of A Yellow Sun which features a mixed cast comprising Hollywood and Nollywood talents. The film is said to have cost a whopping $12 million to produce and is opening in the United Kingdom and Australia this month. Also in this edition are pictures from the set of Stephanie Linus’ upcoming feature Dry which focuses on the girl child, early marriage and VVF.
In the reviews section, Blind Aspiration (2013 Afrinolly Awards Documentary shortlist) is reviewed by Deputy Editor, Innocent Ekejiuba while Oge of Nollywood Reinvented gives her take on The Contract (2014 AMVCA Best Movie). The trailer of Desmond Elliot’s Finding Mercy and Amarachukwu Onoh’s Mother Tongue (2014 AMVCA Best Online Video) are also reviewed by Isabella Akinseye and Oluwaponmile Orija.
Wilfred Okiche also compiles a list of the Top 5 Nollywood Awards. Steal a style from the fashionistas on the red carpet of the star studded premiere of Emem Isong’s Apaye and the 2014 AMVCAs. Gbolahan Adams returns with a second installment of ‘Rollicking Nollies’ cartoon strip.
Get your regular dose of Nolly Silver Screen staples such as Nolly Pop Quiz, Wisdom from the Stars, DVD Releases, and Vox pop in this issue.
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