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Nollywood returns to London’s West End with the worldwide premiere of ‘Amina’

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aminaOn Wednesday 17th October 2012 the world famous Empire Leicester Square will play host to a truly unique event that is set to become one of the biggest premiere’s of an African film ever seen in the UK. This much‐anticipated glitzy occasion is the premiere of AMINA, a psychological human drama, which features Nollywood megastars OMOTOLA JALADE‐EKEINDE and VAN VICKER alongside top British movie stars WIL JOHNSON and VINCENT REGAN. Nigerian cinema – popularly known as ‘Nollywood’ is Africa’s largest movie industry both in value and the number of movies produced per year. Nollywood is the worlds second largest producer of movies and is the No.1 cinema art form across Africa and the global African Diaspora with millions of fans worldwide. Films made by experienced Nigerians living in the UK Diaspora now represent an exciting new addition to the industry and are generically known as ‘New Nollywood’. AMINA, one of the very few Nollywood films produced and certified as a UK film is the latest of a new breed of Nollywood movie that can match the industry’s new found status. Indeed, a British film with Nollywood sensibilities. Written, produced and directed by CHRISTIAN ASHAIKU, an innovative Nigerian‐born London based filmmaker; AMINA tells a deeply emotional and dramatic story dealing with the themes of love, loss and redemption. Told in flashback, AMINA is about the life of a gifted young black British woman called Amina (Omotola Jalade‐Ekeinde) who, devastated by a series of life changing events suffers a total memory loss and finds herself incarcerated in a mental institution. As her memories begin to return, things become even more complicated. Only one man, her doctor (Wil Johnson) can help Amina. The only problem is he must overcome his own demons before he can help Amina confront her tormented past and guide her to a future of hope. Shot completely on location in a secure North London mental institution, AMINA is the first British movie starring Nollywood’s most bankable actress and Ghana’s biggest male star, who act alongside two of the UK’s most charismatic and well‐loved character actors and whole host of exciting newcomers. Sensitively handled, this touching and heartfelt human drama attempts to deal with the universal instinct to suppress the most painful memories to the ultimate cost of mental well‐being. Boasting high quality production values, AMINA is being described by mainstream industry insider as possessing real crossover potential and a film that can elevate and redefine Nollywood to become more widely recognized within mainstream cinema. AMINA is a production of AOC COMMUNICATIONS in conjunction with AFRICAN FILM TOURS, two unique London based media companies that together have a mission to produce inspirational commercial feature films and at the same time contribute to the development of exhibition possibilities of world cinema for a global audience. WIL JOHNSON, lead actor and co‐producer of AMINA said; “I’m thrilled to be part of this production. I believe that the story will resonate strongly with British African‐Caribbean audiences and beyond and I hope that through one woman’s journey to self discovery, Amina will cross over and connect with audiences all over the world.” A limited amount of public tickets for the world premiere of AMINA are available and can be purchased online from http://aminamoviepremiere.eventbrite.com AMINA is currently in negotiations to be shown in selected cinemas across the UK shortly after the premiere.]]>

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Mum tells Burna Boy to tone down on the madness as the Afrobeat star turns 31

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Bose Ogulu has told her son Burna Boy to “tone down the madness” as she celebrated his birthday. (more…)

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Perez Musik announces ‘Glorified’ concert with MOG Music, Akese Brempong, Efe Grace and Pita

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The Hewale Lala (Song Of strength) hit maker Perez Musik gets ready to have his first-ever major concert. (more…)

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610Music Unveil Their Artistes, Korsah and Richflow to the World

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Kofi Sonny, CEO of 610Music, a direct representative for Universal Music Group in Africa, unveiled two of his newly signed artistes to the world over the weekend. The event pulled in dignitaries from all over the globe to witness what many have dubbed “the birth of greatness.” (more…)

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Ghana Jamaica Homecoming Festival launched

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A press launch for this year’s Ghana-Jamaica Homecoming Festival was held yesterday, Thursday, June 30. (more…)

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GuiltyBeatz returns with a galactic dance anthem ‘Universe’ featuring Mr Hudson and Twitch 4EVA

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GuiltyBeatz is ringing in the summer! The Grammy-nominated Ghanaian producer and DJ is back with another dazzling solo effort – an Amapiano-infused dance anthem ‘Universe’ featuring Pop sensation, Mr Hudson and buzzing Ghanaian singer, Twitch 4EVA. (more…)

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Joy FM’s Animwaa Anim-Addo marries her bestfriend privately

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The host of Joy FM’s Strong and Sassy, Animwaa Anim-Addo, has tied the knot in a private ceremony. (more…)

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