Lancelot Imasuen’s ‘invasion 1897’ set for World premiere

Iceslide Films in conjunction with Wells Entertainment Limited presents the release of the epic historical film, ‘Invasion 1897’. The historic epic is based on the invasion of the great Benin Kingdom by the British in 1897, who then carted off Benin arts and artifacts which till date, still adorn museums around the world. This is the most ambitious film in Nigeria since it’s independence as the film makers seek to give an accurate, historical account of the event and make a statement as regards the right of the West to continue to hold on to these artifacts using the platform of the 1897 invasion of the Benin Kingdom.

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A scene from the film

‘Invasion 1897’ has been endorsed by the Benin monarch, Oba Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolopolo Erediauwa 1, Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa, Edaiken N’Uselu, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to Italy and of the Benin Royal Dynasty Trust, Sir. Chief (DR) Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion, the Esama of the Benin Kingdom, Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization (CBAAC) and the Obong of Calabar, HRH Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi-Otu V, The Association of Movie Producers of Nigeria (AMP), Directors Guild of Nigeria (DGN), Association of International Theatre Critics, Society for Nigerian Theatre ‎Artistes (SONTA), Association of International Theatre Critics (AITC), Nassarawa State University, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Richard Landers Society and the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, USA. The movie was produced and directed by award winning director Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen.

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Mike Omoriegbe as Oba Ovonrawmen

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The movie which has taken over four years to shoot and edit was shot in Benin city, Edo state as well as London, England, using a well trained cast of over three hundred people, all in period costume of the 1900s with the props of that era. The film stars veteran Nigerian actors Segun Arinze, Charles Inojie, Nosa Ehimwen, Paul Obazele, Leo Mezie, Mike Omoriegbe as Oba Ovonrawmen, Idiata Otiagbe and the late Justus Esiri in a cameo role. Famous British actors involved in the production include Rudolph Walker, Charles “Chucky” Venn, Annika Álofti, Garett Mort, Hannah Raehse-Felstead, Tim Robinson, Rob Spackman, Patrick Thompson and Keith Davinson.

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Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen – Producer/Director

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 Lancelot Imasuen with Rudolph Walker 

The United States premiere of the movie will hold at the famous Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C on September 17th 2014.

For more info, visit; www.invasion1897movies.com

Majemu America Premieres in Dallas

Majemu America (American Covenant ), a movie by Ola Ogunkoya is a story of love betrayal and destiny featuring …Saidi Balogun, Dele Odule, Murphy Afolabi, Rasak Ajao [Araosan] Ola Ogunkoya, Esther Nwafor and others. The event held at the Park Inn Raddison in Dallas.

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“I’m back”; Yvonne Jegede

Actress Yvonne Jegede who hails from Edo state became popular when she was introduced in Tuface Idibia’s video ‘African Queen’ (2004) but had actually started off acting in several TV series namely; ‘Blaze of Glory’, ‘Behind the Siege’, ‘Everyday People’ and ‘Edge of Paradise’ (MNET). She also featured as singer Djinee’s love interest in the video of the hugely popular song “Ego” (2005).

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Certainly not a green horn in the film business, Yvonne has featured in movies like: ‘Missing Angel’, ‘Money in the Bank’, ‘My Future’, ‘World of Loneliness’, ‘Tears of a Saint’, ‘Under the Sky’, ‘African Baby’, ‘Last Dance’, ‘One More Man’, ‘Italian Deal’, ‘Blood Sisters’, ‘Daughters of Ages’, ‘Wicked Times’, ‘AIDS Patient’, ‘Wealth Aside’, ‘Emotional Blunder’, ‘Hitler’, ‘Broken Pieces’, ‘Mountain of Evil’ etc.

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In 2007, she decided to take a break to pursue further studies and went to Cyprus to study International Relations at the American University there. Armed with her degree and the necessary exposure, in 2012 she came back to the country and entered the industry and started acting in several movies such as, ‘Haunted Souls’, ‘Twitter Babes’, ‘Village Babes’, ‘Yagazee’, ‘Don’t Cry For Me’, ‘Transformers’, ‘James Town’, ‘See Through Me’ (Shot in Uganda) etc.

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Styling was by Yolanda Okereke,

Hair by Cynthia Omorodion of ImagineUrHair,

Make up by Moji Adeoti for Alice McCrown,

Photography was by Tobby Maguire of TCD,

Publicist is Bola Aduwo for Dreamflite P.R.

Omotola features in Marketplace commercial

The official Konga.com Marketplace television commercial features star actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde. Some of you already know about Konga’s marketplace; a place where sellers can reach a nationwide audience with their products. The TVC was recorded in Lagos and follows the transaction of a Konga Marketplace seller.

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“Darima’s Dilema” by Mbong Amata

The DVD Launch for Mbong Amata’s movie ‘Darima’s Dilemma’ was held recently at the prestigious Civic Centre on Ozumba Mbadiwe, Victoria Island, Lagos. In the movie, Darima is happily married to the love of her life, Josh, but harbors a secret that is capable of crashing her perfectly created home. Will love hold up?

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Mr & Mrs Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen, Mbong Amata & Emem Isong

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Mbong Amata with Agatha Amata & her children


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Mbong with Padita Agu

The cast include Mbong Amata (who also executive produced the project) Majid Michel, I.K Ogbonna, Ihuoma Nwigwe and Diana Yekini. It was directed by Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen and Consulting producer was Emem Isong.

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Sunshine, Emem and Bola Aduwo

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Emem & Frederick Leonard

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Susan Peters

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IK Ogbonna

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Ihuoma Nwigwe

Guests in attendance included entertainment notables; Susan Peters, Agatha Amata, Chico Ejiro, Frederick Leonard, Uru Eke, Elvis Chuks, Uduak Oguamanam, I.K Ogbonna, Lancelot Imasuen, Padita Agu etc.

Photos: Collins – Debbin Photography

Professional Award for Actress Juliet Ibrahim

Ghanaian actress Juliet Ibrahim got awarded for her outstanding contribution to the African movie industry and her philanthropic efforts at the International Project Management, Trade, Investment and Industrial Conference (IPMATIIC) 2014 which held in Ghana.

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IPMATIIC is an annual event aimed at re-awakening our minds to the expanse and potential of Africa’s wealth in human, capital and natural resources and how these can be harnessed through project management best practices to yield Total Industrial Independence.

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The mega conference is an initiative of Shelley’s Investment and Management Limited in Partnership with The Ministry Of Trade and Industry, Republic of Ghana and Nigeria in collaboration with the American Academy of Project Management (AAPM) and the International Project Management Commission, USA.

Lagos Movie Premiere: ‘Knocking On Heavens Door’

The latest blockbuster from Nollywood, ‘Knocking On Heaven’s Door’ premiered recently at the Silverbird Galleria, Victoria Island, Lagos. The glitteratti came out to support the movie which critics have rated as one of the best produced by Emem Isong in recent times. Actress Ini Edo-Ehiagwina co-produced and starred in the movie as well as fellow actors Majid Michel, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Adesuwa Etomi to mention a few. The movie was directed by Desmond Elliot while Achievas Entertainment served as executive producers.

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Source: Bola Aduwo of Dreamflite P.R Services. Photos by Sola of Debbin Photos.

Majid Michel, Ini Edo star in ‘Knocking on Heavens door’

Achievas Entertainment in conjunction with Royal Arts Academy presents, Knocking On Heaven’s Door; an emotional story on domestic violence, betrayal, passion, faith and love.

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Majid Michel, Ini Edo-Ehiagwina

Debbie is a beautiful singer with a heavenly voice, married to the handsome and charismatic Moses, she is the envy of many. Debbie however harbours a dark secret that she tries to keep hidden within the confines of her perfect world; she is being physically and emotionally abused by Moses and the strain of it threatens to break her. Can she be saved by a knight in shining armour, Tom or will she be consumed by the machinations of Brenda, Moses’ scorned lover who will stop at nothing to see that she extracts her pound of flesh?  Set in a church community and woven in the tapestry of music and song, ‘Knocking on Heaven’s Door’ promises to be an unforgettable story, showcasing the amazing talent that abounds in Nigeria.

The star line up includes; Majid Michel, Ini Edo-Ehiagwina, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Adesuwa Etomi, Robert Peters, Lelee Byoma, Evaezi. Knocking on Heavens door is produced by Emem Isong & Ini Edo-Ehiagwina and directed by Desmond Elliot. It will soon be at a cinema near you!