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‘Black Is King’ co-director, Blitz Bazawule to direct ‘The Color Purple’ Feature Musical

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Hot off of co-directing Beyoncé’s Disney+ visual album feature Black Is King, Ghana-born filmmaker Blitz Bazawule is set to direct Warner Bros. musical film The Color Purple, based on the Tony-winning Broadway musical.

I hear that the feature’s producers Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Scott Sanders, and Quincy Jones caught Bazawule’s movie The Burial Of Kojo on Netflix, and were wowed by his vibrant visual style.

“We, were all blown away by Blitz’s unique vision as a director and look forward to seeing how he brings the next evolution of this beloved story to life,” Winfrey tells Deadline.

Bazawule is a composer and musician of four studio albums: Stereotype (2009), Native Sun (2011), Afropolitan Dreams (2014) and Diasporadical (2016), and his musical sensibility, and what he could bring to The Color Purple, also impressed the producers as well. Bazawule co-directed Black Is King with Beyoncé and Emmanuel Adjei, helming the South African shoot. Following his zoom call pitch with the producers, I hear Warners moved fast to sign Bazawule.Marcus Gardley is writing the screenplay based on The Color Purple Broadway reimagining of Alice Walker’s 1982 novel. The story depicts the lives of African American families and relationships in early twentieth-century Georgia. The musical, featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, blues and African rhythms, has a book by Marsha Norman with music by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray.

EPs are Walker, Rebecca Walker, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Carla Gardini and Mara Jacobs.

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The original Broadway musical debuted in 2005, scoring 11 Tony Award nominations in 2006 and winning for LaChanze’s role as Celie. It ran for 910 performances. A revival in 2015 scored four more Tony noms and won for Best Revival of a Musical and for Cynthia Erivo in her Broadway debut. The musical has also won Grammy and Emmy awards.

Spielberg, directed and produced the 11-time Oscar-nominated 1985 film, which Jones also produced. Winfrey, made her feature debut in the original movie and earned a Supporting Actress Oscar nom. Winfrey, Jones and Sanders also produced the Broadway musical.

Bazawule’s The Burial Of Kojo premiered at Urbanworld Film Festival where it won Best Narrative Feature (World Cinema). It also won the Grand Prize at the 2019 Luxor African Film Festival in Egypt. Bazawule is the founder of Africa Film Society, an organization focused on the preservation and distribution of classic African cinema. He is a Senior TED Fellow and recipient of the Vilcek Prize.

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Bullhaus Entertainment releases maiden album, “Horns Up”

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Music in the West African landscape has greatly felt a huge transformation in recent times. Ghanaian based label owned by Lawrence Asiamah Hanson popularly known as Bullgod, have released their much awaited album.

 

Their founder and CEO, Bullgod took to his social media pages to announce the release of the project with a trailer few days ago. In the post, he captioned the trailer with anticipation which led to much eagerness from his followers. In the early hours of Friday 1st March, the official artwork of the album was released to officially announce the release.

 

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This body of work turns out to be the maiden album of the record label. It is a twenty track album which features their signed artiste Vanilla and top musicians such as Tinny, Fameye, Medikal, Kwabena Kwabena, Captain Planet 4X4 and Kelvynboy. As a well curated collective, the “Horns Up” album consists of an array of diverse music genres for consumption. It is crafted for the good listening pleasure for all music lovers around the globe.

 

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Genius Selection, Ubeatz, David Bolton, Mr Herry, Gigzbeatz and Linkinbeats contributed to the production of this project.

 

Tap the link below to stream “Horns Up” on all digital streaming platforms.

https://found.ee/HornsUp_Bullhaus

Article By: Kobby Loam of Loam Entertainment

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Nollywood legend Mr Ibu Passes On

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News reaching Ameyaw Debrah Media is that Renowned Nollywood actor, John Okafor, well known in showbiz as Mr Ibu has passed on to glory (more…)

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GHANAIAN SENSATION ONYANSAPOW BOWAANOPOW RELEASES LATEST SINGLE “CONTENTMENT”

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Onyansapow Bowaanopow, is set to dazzle fans with his newest single titled “Contentment.” Known for his unique fusion of highlife, Afrobeat, and contemporary sounds, Onyansapow Bowaanopow continues to make waves with his captivating melodies and profound lyrics.

“Contentment” encapsulates the essence of joy and fulfillment in simplicity. Through its infectious rhythms and heartfelt vocals, the single resonates with listeners on a deeply personal level, reminding them of the beauty found in life’s simplest pleasures.

Reflecting on the inspiration behind the single, Onyansapow Bowaanopow shared, ” ‘Contentment’ is a reflection of my personal journey towards finding peace and happiness in the midst of life’s challenges. Through this song, I hope to inspire others to embrace contentment as a way of life and find joy in the little things.”

“Contentment” is now available on all major streaming platforms, inviting fans to embark on a musical journey of self-discovery and inner peace. Onyansapow Bowaanopow’s latest release is poised to capture the hearts of audiences worldwide and solidify his reputation as one of Ghana’s most promising talents.

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I missed a Hollywood opportunity because I’m not gay – Prince David Osei

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Ghanaian actor and movie director, Prince David Osei has detailed reasons behind his decision to steer clear of Hollywood opportunities.
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I declined deals from top artistes before signing to Olamide’s label – Fireboy DML

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Nigerian music sensation, Adedamola Adefolahan, professionally known as Fireboy DML has recently disclosed that he turned down a couple of offers from renowned artists before ultimately signing with Olamide’s label. (more…)

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No more kissing in movies for Prince David Osei

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Renowned Ghanaian actor and movie producer, Prince David Osei has emphatically stated that he will no longer participate in kissing scenes in movies.

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