In what portends a relief from fear of pirates, eight Nollywood filmmakers have produced movies exclusively for the popular Africa Magic channel on DStv.
The productions, which would not go through the usual distribution framework, are made for television, and will feature on Africa Magic Showcase (DStv 151) every weekend throughout September, 2015, with the first title scheduled to show on Saturday, September 5 at 22:15 CAT.
There are strong indications that Multichoice is expanding its synergy with the Nigerian movie industry with the blockbuster movies, having just unveiled a television series, Do-Good, staring Kate Henshaw and Basorge Tariah Jr.
In September, lovers of entertainment will be treated to a month of exclusive new movies featuring the biggest Nollywood stars as Africa Magic kicks off its Original Blockbuster Festival, which the company says is in line with its mission of providing entertainment for Africa by Africans.
[pull_quote_left]The eight films which were unveiled at the Landmark Event Center, Victoria Island, Lagos, last Friday include Red Card by Zik Zulu; Carpe Diem by Desmond Elliot; Love Struc by Obi Emelonye; Amiablby Stanlee Ohikhuare; Merciful by Zeb Ejiro; Dowry Man by Desmond Elliot; After the I Dos by illian Amah; and Subterfuge.[/pull_quote_left]
The films feature popular faces such as Olu Jacobs, Joke Silva, Patrick Doyle, Ini Edo, Monalisa Chinda, A.Y Makun, Bimbo Akintola, Chidi Mokeme, Nonso Diobi and Ufoma McDermott among others.
Speaking at the event, Regional Director, M-Net (West Africa), Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, said: “Africa Magic remains at the forefront of not only showcasing quality indigenous entertainment for Africa and the rest of the world, but also in developing world class content. Our Original Blockbusters initiative is part of our ongoing investment drive in the Nigerian film and television industry, and we have partnered with renowned actors, directors and producers to give our viewers a truly memorable September.”
[pull_quote_right]She said “Nollywood remains at the centre of entertainment not just in Nigeria, but across West Africa and indeed the rest of the continent. Our relationship with the finest talents in the film and television industry not only ensures that our viewers are continuously spoilt for choice, but also ensures that the industry continues the rapid development for which it is renowned for.”[/pull_quote_right]