Saturday, 22 October 2016

PRESS RELEASE: The London Premiere of Niyi Towolawi's DESECRATION the Movie Starring Rita Dominic & Joseph Benjamin @ The Lighthouse on Fri/11/Nov

Kherut Films Releases film: Desecration, feature film
For Immediate Release
London, 11th of November, 2016

Bode Odetoye of Kherut Films recently completed production of star studded cinematic thriller. Helming the motion picture as director is international multi-award winner, Niyi Towolawi of HekCentrik Films.

Set and shot in London, UK, the film stars Nollywood heavyweights, Rita Dominic, Joseph Benjamin and Rykardo Agboh, alongside UK actors of both Nigerian and British backgrounds, such as Nicola Alexis (currently starring in Harry Porter musical), Max Cavenham, Moji Bamtefa, Ken Smart and delightful seven year old Angel Agala. Incidentally, this is director Towolawi’s first feature film set in London, having shot his previous three in the US and Nigeria.

Says Bode Odetoye about the project: “after years of following his work and a few more spent planning to do something together, it was great to finally work with Niyi Towolawi. I call him my erudite director and it was a positive experience that I can’t wait to do all over again.”  About the experience of his debut production, Odetoye continues, “It was a steep learning curve but one that I will treasure”.

The film explores how a casual fling quickly becomes a living nightmare for Olushola Daniels and his family, after being captivated by one other than his wife.

Niyi Towolawi adds, “it was an absolute pleasure shooting a feature in London and getting the opportunity to photograph this beautiful city, working with close allies and a producer that allowed me so much space to put my signature as an auteur on the film”.

Desecration will premiere on the 11th of November 2016 at The Lighthouse, London and is set for cinema release across Africa and beyond in 2017.


For more information on Desecration or the producers, contact:

Social Media: @hekcentrik  |  @kherutfilms  |  #desecrationmovie

PRESS RELEASE: UK Nominees for 20th African Film Awards 2016 @ Stratford Town Hall, London on Sat/5/Nov

As Britain celebrates the Black Histry Month, All lovers of arts, film and culture are encouraged to join the celebration of excellence in Nollywood, Black British Film & TV Stars on SATURDAY 5/NOV/ 2016 at STRATFORD TOWN HALL 29 The Broadway Stratford, London E15 4BQ. Red Carpet & Drinks cocktail from 6.00pm. Awards ceremony, comedy, music, dinner and dance thereafter.
Meanwhile, the list of UK Nominees for the 20th African Film Awards 2016 is out.
Among the British Black Film & TV stars and UK Nollywood, it is an extremely tight contest among some experienced and new entrants. The jury has described it as the most competitive ever.
Also, in the UK TV series, you have the competition among producers of the established programmes and the new ones. A new drama series “Concealed” is shortlisted alongside Housewives and Girlfriends and Meet The Adebanjos.
Here is the list of UK Nominees for the 20th African Film Awards 2016
1. Best Black British Actor
Damson Idris Snowfall
Chucky Charles Venn EastEnders BBC1 Soap
Tobi Bakare Kingsman: The secret Service
2. Best Black British Actress (TV Series)
Helen Adenike Osabutey Housewives and Girlfriends
Yetunde Oduwole Meet The Adebanjos
Christa King Concealed
3. Best Producer (TV Series)
Concealed  Sandra Koree
Housewives and Girlfriends  Rhoda Wilson
Meet The Adebanjos Debra Odutuyo
4. Best Actress Nollywood UK
Toyin Moore  69
Ngozi Igwebike Oxford Gardens
Sarah Okereke The Return Of The Don
5. Best Actress (Supporting Role) Nollywood UK
Tiya Busola Odebode 2nd Wife
Tolulope Yesufu Murderer In Law
Cordelia Imeh 69
6. Best Actor Nollywood UK
Danny Erskine Oga Detective
Olukunle Fafowora 2nd Wife
Malcom A Benson Return of The Don
7. Best Actor (Supporting Role) Nollywood UK
Collins Archie-Pearce Oxford Gardens
Ferguson Jack Housewives and Girlfriends
Oladapo Opayinka 69
8. Best Film Nollywood UK
2nd Wife by JOT Organisation
Oxford Gardens by Obi Emenlonye
Return of The Don by Benalex Media Production
9. Best Director Nollywood UK
Nelson Spyk 2nd Wife
Obi Emenloye Oxford Gardens
Malcom A Benson Return of The Don
10. Best Promoter (African Films UK)
Gladys Ndonyi Tantoh G CLASS Entertainment Ltd
Theodora Ibekwe-Oyebade Nollywood UK
Euphemia Chukwu Fame Star Media
11. African Film Awards 2016 Rising Star
Vivi Amie Chris Oxford Gardens
Ene Oloye Housewives and Girlfriends
Jenneh Amadu Kamanda 2nd Wife
London will host the prestigious annual African Film Awards which promote and honour excellence in Nollywood, Best of African Cinema and Black British Stars in Film & Television on Saturday, 5th November, 2016 at the Old Stratford Town Hall, 29 The Broadway, Stratford London E15 4BQ Time: 6.00pm till late.
The African Voice Newspaper UK, organisers of the awards said, the special 20th anniversary edition of the African Film Awards looks to promote British Nigerian Film Collaboration. The awards is expected to be a glamourous evening with high net-worth individuals, film investors and experts in the film industry.
To further add value and build capacity in the industry, the Organising Committee has included a Master Class/Training Workshop in partnership with an award-winning Independent Producer/Executive Producer of 20 drama series, 6 TV movies and 16 feature films. Co-founder of Red Rooster Film and Television Entertainment Company.
The training workshop is designed to chart a partway to success for new entrants into the film industry in the areas of acting, film funding, distribution, producing, directing, short film, script writing and highlights on the essentials required to get films noticed by independent distributors.
Interested participants should email:
Closing date: Interested participants should register by 31st October 2016.
Mike Abiola, founder of the African Film Awards said, “The 20th Special Awards Ceremony will be honouring deserving recipients who have contributed immensely to the growth of the film industry. Lovers of the fast growing film industry in Africa, Nollywood will have the opportunity to celebrate with their favourite stars at the glamourous film awards ceremony, evening of comedy, dinner, music and dance.”
The 20th Anniversary edition of the African Film Awards will be attended by top UK government officials, diplomats, head of multi-national organisations, delegations from Hollywood, Bollywood, BAFTA, BFI, practitioners from different African countries and film enthusiasts.
African Film Awards otherwise known as Afro Hollywood Awards has honoured over 300 recipients since its inception in 1996. The awards have served the purposes of promoting and advancing the dynamic growth of Africa’s Film and Arts in Europe, especially in the United Kingdom uniting the Africans and Caribbean communities.
Tickets to attend the glamourous film awards ceremony are currently on sale on
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Thursday, 20 October 2016

PRESS RELEASE: 3 UK Dates in November for Funke Akindele Bello's JENIFA IN LONDON The Movie Premiere

Scene One Production & Nollywood Movies Sky 329 present The UK Red Carpet & special screenings of JENIFA IN LONDON – THE MOVIE, the explosive new sitcom offering from Africa’s own Funke Akindele Bello aka Jenifa

This coming November you will have a chance to catch a glimpse of Nollywood royalty and award winning actress Funke Akindele Bello aka JENIFA on the red carpet of her latest offering from the award winning sitcom film, JENIFA IN LONDON ‘The Movie’.

 Funke who recently rounded up filming seasons 7 & 8 of the hit series inLondon is very excited and looking forward to the forthcoming big premiere dates.
Screening in London (2 dates) and Manchester, JENIFA IN LONDON promises to entertain audiences from beginning to end with its intriguing story following the chronicles of JENIFA in the capital city. Get ready for the ‘imported craziness and many escapades of JENIFA and her co star Lolo 1 aka Adaku.
Closing the night will be BET Award Winner Falz TheBadGuy performing a medley of his hit songs. The event is powered by Phoenix Global Media

A secondary school dropout turned hairdresser who lives in a backwater town called Aiyetoro a little village in western Nigeria. Jenifa is loud, overbearing and very opinionated. She nurses the ambition of leaving her community and making something of herself. She is always trying to prove her worth and wants to be recognized. Her chronicles in London will have you on the edge of your seats.

London – Fri 4th November
The Lighthouse, 254-272 Camberwell Rd, SE5 0DP

Manchester - Sat 5th November
The Dance House, 10 Oxford Rd, Manchester, M1 5QA

London – Fri 6th November
The Lighthouse, 254-272 Camberwell Rd, SE5 0DP


Tickets (ALL SHOWS):
Tickets from £20

Times (ALL SHOWS):
Doors open - 6pm
Red Carpet – 6.30
SCREENING starts - 8 pm

Performance by Falz- 10.30pm


020 89531219 / 07940 205626 / 07930 193820


Tuesday, 18 October 2016

PRESS RELEASE: Kunle Afolayan’s THE CEO movie set to premiere in London on Thurs/27th/Oct @ Vue Cinema

Ace movie director Kunle Afolayan’s blockbuster movie THE CEO will premiere in London later this month. The event which is being organised by Air France UK will be held at Vue Cinema, Leicester square, London on Thursday, 27th of October.  

The movie which had it’s maiden World premiere on a special event held aboard an Air France flight from Lagos to Paris has also premiered in Lagos. Nigeria. The London premiere edition will have in attendance the cast of the movie which includes 3-time Grammy winning musician and actress Angelique Kidjo, Wale Ojo, Hilda Dokubo, Keme ‘Lala’ Akindoju and ace director Kunle Afolayan 

Kunle Afolayan who runs the movie production company Golden Effects Pictures was also responsible for blockbusters like Irapada, The Figurine, Phone Swap and October 1.  


Air France UK & Golden effects Pictures present 

 The London Gala premiere of Kunle Afolayan's THE C.E.O movie 

STARRING:  Wale Ojo, Angelique Kidjo, Kemi Lala Akindoju, Hilda Dokubo, Jimmy Jean Louis, Aurelie Eliam, Fatym Layachi, Peter King Nzioki, Nico Panagio  (Kunle Afolayan & main cast will be attending event) 

Thursday, 27th, October, 2016 

Vue Cinema, 3 Cranbourn Street,  Leicester Square, WC2H 7AL  (Closest Tube - Leicester Square) 

TIME: Reception from 7pm, Screening from 8pm PROMPT 


TICKETS / MORE INFO: / +44 (0) 7946811253/ +44 (0) 7878202481 (Call or Text)

Five top level staff of a company are selected for a retreat where the new CEO of a global company will be chosen. What starts off as cordial soon goes sour as they attempt to outdo one another to be named The CEO. 


Supported & Broadcast by FEMTEJ KREATIONS MEDIA

Thursday, 6 October 2016

The European Premiere of '76 The Movie Starring Ramsey Nouah, Rita Dominic and more in the UK on Sat/15 & Sun/16/Oct

BFI London Film Festival presents 

The European Premiere of '76 (#76TheMovie)

Main Cast 
Rita Dominic, Ramsey Nouah, Chidi Mokeme, 
Daniel K. Daniel, Memry Savanhu, Ibinabo Fiberesima 
Izu Ojukwu
Exec Dir 
Prince Tonye Princewill & Adonijah Owiriwa
Grand Premiere - Sat/15/Oct
Cineworld Haymarket
63-65 Haymarket, SW1Y 4RL
(Closest tube: Piccadilly)
Red Carpet from 5pm, Screening from 6pm (PROMPT)

Extra Screening - Sun/16/Oct
Ritzy Cinema
Brixton Oval, Brixton, SW2 1JG
(Closest tube: Brixton)
Screening from 1pm (PROMPT)

WATCH Trailer here - 

Click here for tickets -
BFI BOX OFFICE - 020 7928 3232

Pls note that tickets will go on sale from 15/09/16

Hotline - +44(0)7946811253/ +44(0)7878202481

A departure from the recent productions coming out of Nigeria and inspired by true events, 76 uncovers the plot that led to the assassination in 1976 of the then popular Nigerian military ruler General Murtala Mohammed. Six years after the Nigerian civil war, Dewa (Ramsey Nouah) a young officer from the middle belt becomes embroiled in a romantic relationship with Suzy (Rita Dominic) a young woman from the south east. Their relationship is threatened by the overwhelming strain of their ethnic difference. Now heavily pregnant, Suzy’s world falls apart when news of her husband’s involvement in a botched coup attempt hit the headlines. Stunningly shot on 35mm and given extra texture by the use of footage from the BBC Archives, 76 atmospherically recreates the era. Complete with a score of African music, along with some American soul classics, 76 reminds us of the moment when this great west African country lost its innocence.