Dazzling Mirage Lagos Premiere

Missed this glittering affair, but the others all had a fantastic time on my behalf!

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Mainframe Productions premiered our movie on the 7th of November 2014 at Muson Centre Onikan, Lagos.

The cream of African film talent are featured in it, including Nollywood stars Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju, Kunle Afolayan, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, Bimbo Manuel, Carol King, Yomi Fash Lanso and Seun Akindele amongst others.

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This premiere was sponsored by Lagos state government, Still Earth Limited, Top Tea, Access Bank, and powered by Mainframe productions and Brooks & Blake.

Read all about the premiere here and see more pics here

Read all about the film here and see the trailer  here and clips here and here

For more information see Mainframe Movies website here

visit www.facebook.com/TundeKelaniMainframe

Another  (earlier) premiere …

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Dazzling Mirage also screened at the Australian Nollywood Festival Limited, based in Wellington, New Zealand, the first edition of a festival of Nollywood movies in New Zealand and Australia.

Australian Nollywood Festival (ANF) took place  in September and October, so the first premiere was actually in Australia! The Nigerian High Commission hosted a community reception to premiere Dazzling Mirage at Paramount Cinemas on Thursday, October 9, in Wellington and then in Auckland on Thursday, October 16, at Rialto Cinemas, Newmarket.

The festival featured post-screening forums at Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) and Auckland University of Technology (AUT). The forums were hosted by the Film Studies programme at VUW, African Communities Forum Inc as well as West Indian & Caribbean Society at AUT.

We loved running our participation week activities!

We loved running our participation week activities!

Half-term was anything but half-hearted! We had lots of fun.

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Dancing at Funmi Adewole’s class

 

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Usifu Jalloh, the Cowfoot Prince himself, enchanted the kids with his storytelling

 

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Usifu Jalloh and rapt audience

 

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Mum and daughters dancing together

 

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“We made them ourslves!” Proud wearers of gele at Tomi Ogunjobi’s class

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 www.the-drum.org.uk | 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 www.southampton-city.ac.uk/hubtheatre | 023 8071 1818

Carnival Arts Centre, Luton Thurs 9 Oct, 7.30pm www.carnivalarts.org.uk | 01582 437 100

LONDON VENUES

Millfields Arts Centre as part of their Black History Month celebrations Wed 8 Oct, 7.45pm www.millfieldtheatre.co.uk/ | 020 8807 6680

Broadway Theatre, Catford Fri 10 Oct, 7.45pm www.broadwaytheatre.org.uk | 020 8690 0002

Thameside Theatre, Thurrock, Wed 22 Oct, 7.30 www.thurrock.gov.uk/theatre ] 0845 300 5264

Broadway Theatre, Barking Thurs 23 Oct, 7.30pm www.thebroadwaybarking.com | 020 8507 5610

Bernie Grant Arts Centre Fri/Sat 24/25 Oct, 7.30pm www.berniegrantcentre.co.uk | 020 8365 5450

CLF Art Café, Bussey Building 27 Oct – 29 Oct, 3pm (new dates) www.clfartcafe.org | 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 www.arcolatheatre.com | 020 7503 1646 (Plus free half-term participation activities for families and young people)

Nollywood Movies Awards – Lagos, Oct 2013

 
Was delighted to be a 2013 judge and bravely ploughed through sixty-plus films of various genres and styles. Still lots of room for improvement in the storytelling, but many films boasted excellent performances.
 
The star-studded event took place at the plush Lagos Intercontinental Hotel (tallest building in West Africa, I'm told). Rita Dominc (The Meeting), Kunle Afolayan (Phone Swap) and O.C. Ukeje (Hoodrush) were amongst the many winners. Read more here
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