Dazzling Mirage is nominated for an African Movie Academy Award.

Lead actor Kemi Akindoju is nominated for Most Promising Newcomer.

2015 African Movie Academy Awards

The nominees for the 2015 African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) were announced at a gala dinner in  June  in Los Angeles, California.

AMAA announced South Africa as the host country for the 2015 event, which will be held outside Nigeria for the first time since the awards were founded in 2004.


Read more about the nominations and awards on Indiewire  here and Screen Africa here


Another international award scoop for Dazzling Mirage!


This time we won the coveted Audience Award at  Nollywood Week Film Festival in Paris.


Director  Tunde Kelani (TK)  and star Lala Akindoju were on hand to collect the award.


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Find out more about Nollywood Week Film Festival Paris here

Watch Nollywood Week Film Festival Paris trailer here

I want to be fancy and postsome of their blurb in French!

Vous connaissiez Hollywood et Bollywood, voici Nollywood ! Durant la Nollywood Week, du 4 au 7 juin 2015, le cinéma nigérian est mis à l’honneur au cinéma L’Arlequin. Au programme : projections de films, performances musicales, séminaires et ateliers et la remise du prix du public.

Envie de voyager, de découvrir des réalisateurs venus d’ailleurs ? Envie de découvrir une production cinématographique rare et précieuse ? Alors n’hésitez plus et prenez vos billets pour le festival de cinéma nigérian Nollywood Week ! Voici le programme cinéma du 4 au 7 juin 2015 : 

Read programme details and more info on the great line up here

Nollywood Week Paris 2015 – Festival du Cinéma Nigérian

Cinema l’Arlequin
76 rue de Rennes, 75006 Paris
Metro: Saint-SulpiceOkada Media

Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 8:30 PM Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 11:30 PM (CEST)

Paris, France

Join Diane Abbott MP, Richard Taylor OBE and others at special education panel at Catford Theatre Fri 10th Oct

Join Diane Abbott MP, Richard Taylor OBE at our special education panel at Catford Theatre Fri 10th Oct

Join the Pandora’s Box debate at Catford Broadway Theatre – Fight or Flight: Educating British African Kids

Book now to see the award-winning play, Pandora’s Box, at Catford Broadway Theatre, and join the special pre-show panel debate and Yes/No vote on taking UK-born children to Africa or the Caribbean.

Two years ago, Spora Stories pulled together a wonderful group of people for their Pandora’s Box Parent Education Day. At 6.15pm on Friday 10th Oct at Catford Broadway Theatre, they return to meet you for their special panel discussion, ‘Fight or Flight: Educating British African kids’.

Join Diane Abbott MP, Richard Taylor OBE, founder of the Damilola Taylor Trust, Olu Alake, Emeritus President of 100 Black Men of London, Jenny Okafar, President of Nigerian Women in Diaspora Leadership Forum, Henrietta Abrahams, President of NIgerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) and Professor Osita Okagbue, Goldsmiths College.

This is an open, panel-led discussion on the subject of Pandora’s Box: taking UK African kids back to Africa or the Caribbean for education. The acclaimed, award-winning family drama is now on tour throughout the UK and comes to Catford Broadway Theatre for one night only on Fri Oct 10. Show starts at 7.45. As a special offer, you can get your ticket and join the debate for the great price of £17 (instead of £25 and £20 conc) Book now.

We will also be joined by the Sickle Cell Society on the night who will be raising funds.

REMAINING TOUR DATES… Nigerian Independence Day celebrations at The Drum, Birmingham Wed 1 Oct, 7.30pm | 0121 333 2400/2444 As part of the Nigerian 54 Independence Day Celebrations, The Drum is proud to present an unmissable, award-wining tragicomedy about one Nigerian family’s struggles with Love, Loyalty, Betrayal, and heart-breaking choices only a parent can understand, in Pandora’s Box. This breath-taking production will be followed by an exclusive meet-and-greet Q&A with the writer, director, actors and Nigerian community leaders.

Southampton Hub Theatre Thu/Fri/ Sat 2/3/4 Oct, 7.30pm | 023 8071 1818

Carnival Arts Centre, Luton Thurs 9 Oct, 7.30pm | 01582 437 100


Millfields Arts Centre as part of their Black History Month celebrations Wed 8 Oct, 7.45pm | 020 8807 6680

Broadway Theatre, Catford Fri 10 Oct, 7.45pm | 020 8690 0002

Thameside Theatre, Thurrock, Wed 22 Oct, 7.30 ] 0845 300 5264

Broadway Theatre, Barking Thurs 23 Oct, 7.30pm | 020 8507 5610

Bernie Grant Arts Centre Fri/Sat 24/25 Oct, 7.30pm | 020 8365 5450

CLF Art Café, Bussey Building 27 Oct – 29 Oct, 3pm (new dates) | 020 7732 5275 (Plus free half-term participation activities for families and young people)

Arcola Theatre *new dates and venue added* 29 Oct – 1 Nov, 8pm + 3pm matinee, 1 Nov | 020 7503 1646 (Plus free half-term participation activities for families and young people)

Africa International Film Festival – Calabar, Nov 2013

Had a great time running screenwriting workshops with young talent from across Nigeria at Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF).


Great gathering,  great ideas, great parties too!  And Calabar is a gorgeous garden city.


AFRIFF is a world class showcase that presents a complete immersion into the world of film making with participation from local and international filmmakers and professionals, celebrities, actors, directors, film critics, buyers, distributors, visual artists, film students, amateurs, equipment manufacturers, and international press.


 Maintaining its inaugural theme “Africa Unites”, the vision is to raise awareness in Africa about the vast potential the entertainment industry holds and the impact it can generate in the economy; and to establish bridges for partnership with international counterparts to ensure quality, expertise and global standards access the local industry, accelerating its sustainable development.

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