Super Eagles legend Austin Jay Jay Okocha has delved into Nollywood, producing a movie on the life of reggae star Majek Fashek.
Majek Fasek was described as a prophet and a poet by his fans. He is one of Nigeria’s best musicians ever, compared to the likes of Alpha Boldy and Lucky Dube.
The screen play is written by Charles Novia, and featuring is Fracis Duru as Majek Fasek, Sam Dede, Stella Damascus and other top Nollywood actors.
According to Novia, the movie is shooting on 35mm and took about 3 years to fine-tune and is presently at is pre-production stage, after which the crew will travel to New York in October to shoot the America scene, which is the major part of the film.
Fracis Duru, as it was gathered has been undergoing guitar lessons, and extensive study of Majek’s character for the past eight month to fix into the role.
“Whatever his travails and the public perception of him, Majek still remain a world class material, who has promoted so much interest world wide with his type of genre of music, So a movie of his life and career has to meet a world class,” Fracis Duru said.
Lee Daniels’ “The Butler” is serving up success at the box office.
Starring Forest Whitaker as a longtime White House butler and Oprah Winfrey as his boozy wife, the Weinstein Co. biopic made its debut in the top spot with $25 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. But the weekend’s three other major new releases, including the action romp “Kick-Ass 2,” failed to find traction with fans.
Lee Daniels’ The Butler – based on the true story of an African-American White House butler who waits on eight different presidents during his 34-year tenure
The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family.
Apart from Ms. Winfrey’s unmatched marketing power, “The Butler” also marked the TV mogul’s return to the big screen for the first time since 1998′s “Beloved.”
The movie also features Nigerian’s David Oyelowo. Who play the part of the rebellious son of Oprah and Forest Whitaker
In what would be heavenly news to cartoon lovers, FOX has announced plans to merge flagship cartoons Family Guy and The Simpsons for one episode.
The episode, titled “The Simpson’s Guy”, will belong to Seth McFarlane’s Family Guy, but will take place in the Simpson’s home town of Springfield, USA.
Reported “plot lines” include Bart impressing Stewie with his elementary school mischief, Homer and Peter drinking beers and talking about, um, beers, Lois and Marge discussing how to maintain attraction to their respective alcoholic husbands, and perhaps most interestingly, Lisa helping Meg discover what exactly makes her special. (Spoiler Alert: Probably nothing at all.)
Fans have speculated on the likelihood of such a meeting, claiming that Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane and Simpsons creator Matt Groening have been rivals since MacFarlane’s show debuted in 1999. But MacFarlane shrugged off the rumors in a DVD commentary, saying, “Matt’s just a cool guy, and fortunately neither of us was ruffled by any of that stuff.” Groening described the rivalry as “very affectionate.” Still, Simpsons fans remain adamant that MacFarlane steals from Groening regularly.
While you can currently see him stomping kaiju in Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim or cleaning up London in the new series of Luther, Idris Elba’s next challenge is undoubtedly his biggest yet: playing Nelson Mandela in upcoming biopic Long Walk To Freedom.
Directed by Justin Chadwick (The Other Boleyn Girl) and adapted from Mandela’s autobiography by William Nicholson (Gladiator), the film follows Mandela’s historic rise from political prisoner to the country’s first democratically elected President.
After months of speculation the first teaser is here, showing a towering Elba as an elderly Mandela, as he reads the famous line from Long Walk… “love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”