Green White Green to Open Lights, Camera, Africa!!! 2016 Film Festival

Lagos – The Lights, Camera, Africa!!! 2016 Film Festival, holding from September 30 to October 2 at the Federal Palace Hotel, is proud to announce Green White Green as its opening film. The 102-minute film by Abba Makama follows the day-to-day of three young men from Nigeria’s biggest ethnic groups as they wait to start … Continued

Sixth Edition of Lights, Camera, Africa!!! Film Festival Weeks Away

LAGOS, Nigeria – We are proud to announce that the sixth edition of The Lights, Camera, Africa!!! Film Festival is weeks away. The Lights, Camera, Africa!!! Film Festival 2016 runs from September 30 to October 2 at The Federal Palace Hotel. We’ve got an eclectic mix of features, shorts and documentaries, comedies animation and social commentary … Continued

Recap of Lights Camera Africa Film Festival 2015!!!

Lights Camera Africa Film Festival 2015 was a great event! We had sessions with celebrities like Tunde Kelani, Lemi Ghariokwu, and more. The festival reviewed and presented 25 unique films from all over Africa including, Olu Amoda: A metallic journey, Gone too far, Finding Fela, Timbuktu, Faaji Agba, White Wedding, Boat Girls, Wooden Hands, Beasts … Continued

Lights, Camera Africa!!! 2015 – ‘Future Forward’

In a rousing fifth year, the Lights, Camera, Africa!!! Film Festival presents this year’s festival under the title, Future Forward. Future Forward is an assembly of bold and energetic pieces of African and independent cinema that portray the intrepid spirit that characterises the force that propels us and feeds our imperative to go forth, with … Continued

Reviews of the festival: Fantastic Man

FANTASTIC MAN, MYSTERY MAN Jake Sumner’s documentary Fantastic Man can be called Mystery Man. Only the new title would fail to capture the forward looking brilliance of musician William Onyeabor, the film’s subject. Quite popular decades ago, Onyeabor’s music was peculiar for its liberal use of synthesizers, an entirely unfamiliar sound from music on the continent … Continued

Reviews of the Festival: This is my Africa

LOOKING FOR AFRICA The documentary This Is My Africa has a moment of thrill for Nigerian viewers. It also has a moment of condescension. Within and around these moments director Zina Saro-Wiwa has fashioned an arty coterie of celebrities to talk about Africa, present their own versions of Africa by providing answers to: favourite African … Continued

Audience Reviews: Oya: Rise of the Suporishas

OF GODS AND AMBITIOUS DIRECTORS Oya tells the story of Adesuwa, a young woman with the ability to transform to Oya, the goddess of change. Adesuwa is on a mission to close the gateway between earth and the world of the Orishas. To succeed she must find the key. He has succeeded on making a … Continued

Reviews of the festival: Boneshaker

WALLIS’S WAY “Medicine will not heal her. I know prayer will.” Frances Bodomo’s short film Boneshaker stars Beast of the Southern Wild star Quvenzhane Wallis as a child believed by her parents to be afflicted by a spirit. The audience meets the family—father, mother, grandmother and 2 girls—en route church. Wallis opens the film screaming, … Continued

Audience Review: Keys, Money, Phone

ROOFS AND BRIDGES Roger Young’s short film Keys, Money, Phone is not so much about post-apartheid South Africa as about Seb, one of its entitled citizens. Seb is white, he is an asshole and he mouths off when pissed. The film starts with Seb (Anton Taylor) having an argument with a cabbie. He refuses to … Continued

Z is for Zebrudaya

If you are a Nigerian of a certain age; or in possession of a mild to formidable memory; or merely stricken by the notorious malady, nostalgia without recall, you know Chief Zebrudaya—even more, you love him. Chief Zebrudaya—or the man who plays him, Chief Chika Okpala—visited the Federal Palace venue of Lights, Camera, Africa!!! Handed … Continued