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UK theatrical and digital release of ‘BLACK MAIL’ set for August 26

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Critically acclaimed and multi-award winning Nollywood filmmaker Obi Emelonye is set to present the UK theatrical and digital release of BLACK MAIL on 26th August, 2022.

In an historic UK first for independent Black British cinema BLACK MAIL will receive a UK wide release across 100 cinema screens, making it the biggest ever release by an independently produced and distributed Black British film to-date.

BLACK MAIL, directed, written and produced by Obi Emelonye, is a poignant allegory for the present times, which sees a ruthless Russian criminal attempt to exploit a compromised victim in a game of cyber cat and mouse that takes everyone to the edge of destruction in this sharply observed thriller.

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Obi Emelonye wants us to answer the question; How far would you go to keep your private life private? BLACK MAIL stars Nollywood leading actor O.C. Ukeje (Half of a Yellow Sun, Gone Too Far) as Ray Chinda, an actor and family man trying to stop a private video of himself being leaked online before his professional and personal life are destroyed.

In this fast-moving thriller set in contemporary London, Ray Chinda is being blackmailed by a group of seemingly faceless internet criminals. His acting career has flourished and he wants to protect his legacy at all costs, when hackers start demanding money in exchange for his private files. Realizing he only has twenty four hours before he is exposed, Ray starts the fearless pursuit to stop them. 

As Ray struggles to find the gang that are trying to extort him it becomes clear that he is unearthing a wide scale plot involving an international crime lord. His wife Nikki is used to being in the public eye but Ray is convinced that whatever is in the files would be enough to cause her to leave him and take their children. Confiding in his manager Reuben (Alessandro Babalola; Wrath of Men, Top Boy) about the situation, Ray decides to take fate into his own hands and become someone he has only ever pretended to be in movies. 

BLACK MAIL takes the audience on a compelling journey with a hero trying ardently to protect the life he has built and help others along the way, inspired by current issues with consent and the artist’s right to privacy. 

Winner of the 2021 Best Film Award at the British Urban Film Festival, BLACK MAIL is a slick, provocative crime thriller set to captivate audiences and become the latest must-see film for fans of Nollywood Black British cinema.

The full list of cinemas screening Black Mail can be found here: www.blackmailmovie.com.

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Audiomack’s Recent “Premiere Access” Feature Enables Artists to Reward Supporters With Early Listening

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Premiere Access provides a new way for artists on Audiomack to generate revenue beyond the traditional form of streaming. Now, artists can upload their work to Audiomack, select the Premiere Access feature if they are enrolled in the Audiomack Monetization Program (AMP), and select the period of exclusivity for their release’s supporters. The Premiere Access feature was launched with Laycon and several other top-performing artists such as Nigerian super producer Pheelz, Starboy Producer and DJ Tunez and U.S. singer Almira Zaky.

“As a leading player in the music industry, we recognized the opportunity and obligation to enable creators to explore diverse means of monetization and help realize the financial potential of their work. This feat recorded with Laycon is a testament to more wins we aim to realize with artists that take advantage of the Premium Access feature”, said Jason Johnson, VP of Brand Marketing & Brand Strategy for Audiomack Africa.

Premiere Access builds upon Audiomack Supporters, which the platform launched in December 2021, to allow fans to directly contribute to songs and albums from the artists they love. To be eligible for Supporters, artists must apply for and gain access to the Audiomack Monetization Program (AMP), or distribute their music to Audiomack through one of many participating partners, including but not limited to Warner Music Group, Amuse, AudioSalad Direct, DistroKid, EMPIRE, FUGA, Stem and Vydia.

Audiomack has found that over half of all independent artists using the Supporters feature have increased their earnings by at least 30% via direct fan contributions. Since the feature’s launch eight months ago, over 25,000 artists on the platform have received direct support.

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