Category Archives: Kannywood

Kannywood Awards 2016


After many apologies for being gone from this site for two years (!), we resume service.

One of the big Kannywood Stories these days are the upcoming Kannywood Awards to be held beginning at 7pm in Abuja next week, 12 March, in Abuja, at the NAF Conference Centre.

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For more information about the awards, check out their official website. And also this interview with producer Dr. Sarari in Leadership and this opinion piece about the Kannywood Awards by Al Amin Ciroma that reviews last year’s awards and makes predictions for 2016.

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International Conference: Nollywood, Women, and Cultural Identity, at Benue State University, Makurdi, 8-11 May 2012


Nollywood, Women, and Cultural Identity

First Ever Freedom Fasaha 2011 Contemporary Hausa Music Championship Awards, 10 December, 6 pm


Freedom Radio and the Fasaha Association of Nigerian Musicians is hosting the first ever Hausa Music Championship Awards this weekend, as a way of honouring musicians who have contributed so much to the contemporary Hausa musical landscape.

Date: 10 December, 6pm

Venue: The Afficient, No. 74, Sultan Road, Nassarawa Kano.

Sani Danja “New Guy in Town” Album launch, Kaduna, Gamji Hall, Friday, 25 November 2011


Kannywood star Sani Danja will be launching his new music album “New Guy in Town” featuring Soul E, Anita Joseph, Mista Yax, Slim T, Kt40, this coming Friday, 25 November, at Gamji Hall in Kaduna.

In his Facebook message about the event, Danja says:

 ‎3 more days to go Kaduna album launch comes up on the 25th friday Nov 2011 @Gamji hall New Guy in town featuring Soul E, Anita Joseph, Mista Yax, Slim T, Kt40 lots of gift to be won buy ticket get one of my audio cd free…. jersey diffrt club motor cycle flat screen tv and lots of gift to be won gate 500 vip 1000

For more information about Sani Danja, he has two public facebook fan pages (one old one for Sani Musa Danja, and a new one for Sani Danja), and a reverbnation page.

Click the following link to listen to his new track: Have you seen Danja?

And the promo for his album “New Guy in Town”

Submit your film to the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA). Deadline:18 December 2011 Deadine


AMAA

The deadline for the submission of films for the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) is 18 December 2011.

The African Movie Academy Awards founded in 2005 celebrated their 7th edition on March 27th10 2011. Held annually in Nigeria, the AMAAs is without doubt becoming the most prestigious and glamorous African entertainment industry event of its kind on the Continent.

According to the AMAA website, the rules for submission are as follows:

Submission Rules

* All submissions must be films produced between December 2010 and December 2011
* All submissions must be received on or before 28th December 2011
 [NOTE FROM HHVRC: PLEASE NOTE THAT LATER IN THE SUBMISSION RULES THE DATE IS LISTED AS 18 DECEMBER 2011. PROBABLY WISEST TO GO WITH THE EARLIER DATE!]

Each completed entry form must be accompanied by all the supporting materials listed on the submission forms, including the synopsis of the film, the list of credits, marketing stills of the film, filmographies of the directors and producers, 5 DVD copies of the film and proof of the right to submit.

Submit your film to:

NIGERIA: African Movie Academy Awards. 17 A Abenubi Close, Ikeja, Lagos State or P.O. Box 4388 Lagos Nigeria

SOUTH AFRICA: 271 Kent Avenue (off Republic Avenue), Ground Floor, Randburg, Johannesburg or P.O. Box 10313 Lenasia 1820, South Africa

GHANA: 16 Busy Internet Ring Road Central, Accra, Ghana

KENYA: Mr. Ogova, Philadelphia House, 4th floor, Tom Mboya street, Hakati Road, Junction, Nairobi, Kenya 9EA

Have you filled in the form for submission? 
Submit your Film here

* or email: info@ama-awards.com or admin@ama-awards.com

* All films must be submitted to the above address on or before 18th December, 2010

* For further information call our hotline : +2341-7397248, +2348024265335

ALL FILMS TO BE SUBMITTED FOR AMAA 2012 MUST FOLLOW THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES BELOW

* Films that are more than one parts (2, 3, ect) should be director’s cut between 110 minutes and 120 minutes. Film must be conclusive
* Films should have full synopsis of the story
* Characters must be defined. Please indicate who played lead, supporting role, etc
* Films should contain names of the crew i.e. Director of Photography, Editor, Sound, etc
* All indigenous language films including pidgin English should be subtitled in English
* Music must be original scores, if not, appropriate credit should given. Preference is for original music
* Films should indicate date of actual release
* Screenplay credit/story must be defined

Deadline for submission of abstract extended to 10 October for the Women in Northern Nigerian Literature and Film Conference at Kwara State University


Kwara State University has extended their call for abstracts deadline until 10 October 2011, for the Women in Literature and Film in Northern Nigeria Conference, that is to be held 29 November to 2 December 2011. This from the conference organizers.

The abstract deadline has been extended. One page abstracts are invited from interested participants on any aspect of the conference theme and sub-themes, to reach the organizers immediately but not later than October 10th, 2011, the extended submission deadline.

For more details on the conference theme, call for papers, and location, see the original post about the conference.

Call for Films: Nollywood Film Festival, India to be held 1-10 October 2011. Film Submission Deadline 25 September 2011


From Film Afrique.  Blues and Hills has clarified, upon inquiry, that the submission deadline for films is 25 September. The festival will hold October 1-10.

Nollywood goes to Bollywood

New Delhi, the capital of India, is set to host Nollywood filmmakers this October in celebration of Nigeria’s Independence Day. The Nollywood Film Festival-India will be a celebration of film, music and arts festival for new talents from Nigeria. It will feature Nigerian film practitioners, fashion designers and musicians.

Co-director of Nollywood Film Festival and CEO of Big Hitz Records, Henry Money Samuel, comments from his Delhi base: “There is a large community of Africans, especially West Africans living in Delhi alone, which is where we are taking the festival to, for the first time. We hope to organize exhibitions; workshops and cultural tours that will make them connect with their roots.”

Films will be submitted for screening and discussions. The final night is an awards night, where winning films will be recognized and celebrated. Filmmakers are encouraged to submit their films. Send an email and trailer to Dera Igwe at info@bluesandhills.com.

Nollywood Film Festival is organized by Blues & Hills Consultancy and supported by FilmAfrique.com and Big Hitz Records.