Mo Abudu: The Face of Modern African Media

In July of 2013, British-born Nigerian talk show host Mo Abudu debuted EbonyLife Television, a multi-media venture into modern African entertainment and news. After spending years working in talk television, Abudu expanded her horizons to create a media platform that showcases “Africa at it’s best,” or, as Abudu herself describes it, “Africa’s Africa.” Little did…

Marvel’s “Black Panther” Trailer Ramps up the Hype

On Friday night, Marvel released the first trailer for the widely anticipated Black Panther film. As expected, it features stunning cinematography, epic action scenes, and some great music. The action flick stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, the Black Panther. There is also a seriously star-studded ensemble cast, including:  Michael B. Jordan, Sterling K. Brown, Lupita Nyong’o, Forest Whitaker, Danai…

Nollywood Film “The Wedding Party” Smashes Box Office Records

  Despite the recession, Nollywood is seeing their best-ever box office returns thanks to a number of recent blockbusters. The romantic comedy The Wedding Party is leading the way with great critical acclaim and huge box office success. This film broke a number of box office records. According to The Guardian, it had “the biggest opening weekend in…

The Jamie Foxx of Africa? Nigerian Comedian Lands $1 Million Deal 

A comedian from Nigeria who has mostly boasted his comedic trade through Instagram and other social networks is now the new brand ambassador for Vomoz Communications, a company that offers airtime and international calling, and the endorsement deal is worth one million dollars. Henry Obiefule, better known as Chief Obi, is an internet sensation whose showbiz dreams…