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Eighty-six new cases of #COVID19 reportes in Nigeria

Eighty-six new cases of #COVID19 have been reported; 70 in Lagos 7 in FCT 3 in Katsina 3 in Akwa Ibom 1 in Jigawa 1 in Bauchi 1 in Borno As at 11:50 pm 19th April there are 627 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Discharged: 170 Deaths: 21

Meet the Nigerian Actress Nominated for Oscar

  Nigerian-British actress and singer Cynthia Erivo has been nominated for Academy awards. The actress got two nominations 'Best Actress' and 'Best Original Song' for her role in the movie 'Harriet'.       Born  Cynthia Onyedinmanasu Chinasaokwu Erivo,  She is known for her performance as Celie in the   Broadway   revival of   The Color Purple , for which she won the 2016   Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical , the   Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical , the   Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album , and the   Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Musical Performance in a Daytime Program , the latter two she shared with the rest of the cast. Erivo ventured into films in 2018, with roles in the heist film  Widows  and the thriller  Bad Times at the El Royale . In 2019, she portrayed abolitionist Harriet Tubman in the biopic  Harriet.

Genevieve Nnaji's 'Lion Heart' selelcted for 2020 Oscars

     The Nigerian Oscar Selection Committee has chosen Genevieve Nnaji's 'Lion Heart'  to represent Nigeria for the 2020 Academy Award for Best International Film.       This is the first entry ever for Nigeria. Lion Heart, released in 2018 had been previously acquired by streaming platform, Netflix.     We hope the movie wins the award category!

Nine foreign films make cut for Oscar shortlist,Nollywood nowhere to be found again

      Nine films have made the cut for consideration in the foreign-language category at  the Academy Awards . Among them is Iran's "A Separation" from writer-director  Asghar Farhadi , which won the Golden Globe for best  foreign language  film last weekend and has been racking up kudos from critics groups nationwide.      Also on the list is German director  Wim Wenders ' "Pina," a 3-D tribute to the career of groundbreaking choreographer  Pina Bausch which is also on the shortlist for best documentary feature. The other contenders are: Belgium's "Bullhead," Canada's "Monsieur Lazhar," Denmark's "Superclásico," Israel's "Footnote," Morocco 's, "Omar Killed Me," Poland's "In Darkness" and Taiwan's "Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale."      This year its a morrocan film that got nominated  , last year a  south african film , Life above all was nominated   .

Eddie Murphy confirmed as 2012 Oscars host

          American stand up comedian,actor and director ,Eddy Murphy has been confirmed as 2012 Oscars host .