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African premiere of “Still Water Runs Deep” to take place at AFRIFF 2017

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2017 10 28 PHOTO 00000068After an exciting opening at the last Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), New York-based filmmakers, Melissa Adeyemo and Abbesi Akhamie, are proud to announce that their latest short film, ‘Still Water Runs Deep’, will be having its African premiere at this year’s Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF). The film tells the intimate story of a stern father, whose concealed emotions begin to stir when faced with the portent of a missing son. Veteran theater and film actor, Toyin Oshinaike, leads an all-star cast that includes Rita Edward and Yemi Adebiyi. The film’ World Premiere a TIFF received a warm reception, where it opened to two full-house screenings. ‘Still Water Runs Deep’ was written and directed by recent New York University MFA graduate, Abbesi Akhamie and produced by Melissa Adeyemo. The duo are truly excited about presenting the film to Nigerian audiences. As AFRIFF opens this Sunday, Melissa will be in attendance along with the cast for the film’s first screening on Monday, October 30 at 2:30 PM at the Genesis Cinema, Palms Mall, Lekki, Lagos. An additional screening is scheduled for Wednesday, November 1 at 7:30 PM at the same venue. The film is in competition at the festival for Best Student Short.

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Police file injunction against Yvonne Nelson’s #DumsorMustStop demonstration

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The Ghana Police Service has filed an injunction application at the High Court seeking to stop Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson from proceeding with her planned demonstration against erratic power supply, dubbed the ‘#DumsorMustStop’ vigil. (more…)

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Fella Makafui and Medikal summoned by Gborbu Wulomo over purchase of land at Nungua

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The Gborbu Wulomo-Shitse, the Overlord of the Gadangme State, has summoned Ghanaian rapper Medikal and his ex-wife Fella Makafui to his palace regarding their purchase of a land in Nungua. (more…)

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Jnr Pope betrayed me – Yul Edochie opens up on ‘beef’ with late actor

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Nigerian actor and movie director, Yul Edochie has revealed a previously unknown conflict with his late colleague, Junior Pope. (more…)

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FBS tease new dance anthem ‘Odogwu’ featuring Siifa and Afronitaaa

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It’s official! McNeil Records are ready to unleash FBS’ debut single on the label ‘Odogwu’ featuring label mate, Siifa and Ghanaian dancer and choreographer, Afronitaaa.

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Don’t rely on your man all the time; be a responsible woman – Nikki Samonas to fellow women

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Celebrated Ghanaian actress and TV personality, Nikki Samonas has urged her fellow women to be responsible and build a better future for themselves to avoid over relying on their male partners. (more…)

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Burna Boy joins Nollywood, set to produce first movie

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Grammy-winning Nigerian musician Burna Boy is set to make his mark in Nollywood by producing his first film, “3 Cold Dishes.” (more…)

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