Watch the South African Action Thriller 'iNumber Number' (Trailer)

iNumber Number, the South African thriller written and directed by Donovan Marsh, opens in cinemas nationwide on 25 April 2014. An action-packed movie, iNumber Number stars S’dumo Mtshali and is about a pair of cops battling corrupt colleagues as well as a gang of armoured-car thieves. iNumber Number is South African director Donovan Marsh’s fourth film. An award-winning director, writer and editor, Marsh has worked in the local film industry […]

 

South African Film 'Four Corners' Trailer + Q&A With Star Lindiwe Matshikiza

Four Corners is South Africa’s official submission to the Academy Awards for 2014 for Best Foreign Language Film. A multi-thread, coming of age crime drama centred around a 13-year-old chess prodigy set in volatile South African sub culture, it weaves universal themes of love, loss, kinship, betrayal and redemption. We had a chat about the highly-anticipated film with lead actress Lindiwe Matshikiza (pictured above). What about the role of Leila […]

 

'Sunday in Brazzaville' SAPEURS Documentary Premieres On Al Jazeera

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Africans Grab SAG Award Nominations, Signals More Accolades to Come

This has been a splendid year for African actors in Hollywood with two of our own being nominated for Screen Actor’s Guild Awards from their first feature films. Kenya’s Lupita Nyong’o, who has enjoyed a whirlwind Cinderella introduction to Hollywood, was nominated in the supporting actress category for her performance in 12 years a Slave. Somali-American newcomer, Barkhad Abdi, who played a supporting role as a hard-hitting pirate next to […]

 

Watch Dazed Digital's Mini-Documentary 'Joburg Party!'

Partnering with South African pop culture photographer/film maker Chris Saunders and former editor Rod Stanley, Dazed Digital just put out this mini-documentary on Joburg’s emerging downtown music culture. Spot scenesters Dirty Paraffin, Bhubesii, Richard the Third, Eda Rose and others as they toss in their two cents. Rapper and party animal Chocolate provides most of the film’s (increasingly drunken) narrative shouting out all the people who invented every social network […]

 

David Oyelowo to Play Botswana's First President, Seretse Khama, in New Biopic

It looks like British-born Nigerian actor and The Butler star David Oyelowo is finally getting the props he deserves—in this case meatier roles. He will depict Botswana’s first president Seretse Khama in an upcoming biopic called A United Kingdom, which will begin filming next year, reports Deadline. Khama, heir to the throne of Botswana, made headlines in the 1940s when he fell in love and married English office worker Ruth […]

 

Film Review: Of Good Report

Africa in Motion is screening  Jahmil Qubeka’s feature film ‘Of Good Report’ in Glasgow on Fri 25 Oct, and in Edinburgh on Sat 26 Oct. Both screenings will be followed by a Q&A with Jahmil. The opening sequence of this film is like the proverbial train crash. You want to look away but you are completely intrigued and need to know more. “Why is this man standing in the middle of […]

 

Afripopmag Partners With Africa in Motion Film Festival 2013

Afripopmag is pleased to announce we are partnering with Scotland’s biggest celebration of African cinema, Afirca in Motion Film Festival, which has launched its 2013 programme. Look out for reviews and interviews here in the run up to the festival. Featuring the best in contemporary African film for the eighth consecutive year, the 2013 programme takes the theme Twende: Africa on the Move (“twende” is a Swahili word which translates […]

 

AfriPOP! it or Drop it? Jennifer Hudson's 'Bleed For Love' From The 'Winnie Mandela' Soundtrack

I’ll never forget that Grammy Awards intro LL Cool J made basically proposing Jennifer Hudson as the next Whitney Houston whom, you will recall, had just died. Boy was that creepy. And bullshit. Ever since it was announced that J-Hud would be playing the leading role in the Winnie Mandela film there has been much debate about her suitability to channel the iconic South African freedom fighter. (In this q&a she […]

 

 
 
 

Watch Another New Trailer for Winnie Mandela Biopic Starring Jennifer Hudson & Terrence Howard

Remember when a supertrailer of the Winnie Mandela biopic was released a year ago? Well, there’s another one new (new) one. The film chronicles the courtship of Winnie and Nelson Mandela juxtaposed with the struggle to end apartheid. And the film is finally getting a release date: September 6, two months before that other Mandela biopic starring Idris Elba and Naomie Harris (out in November). Coincidence? We think not. This […]

 

 
 
 

Long Walk to Freedom - Mandela biopic trailer released

It’s here! The official trailer for the Nelson Mandela biopic, Long Walk to Freedom, is out. The film stars the lovely Idris Elba as the towering icon, Nelson Mandela. Naomie Harris takes up the role of the graceful yet fiery Winnie Mandela. The trailer was released just as reports surfaced that the ailing anti-Apartheid icon was slowly recovering after more than a month in hospital. A British, production, the film […]

 

Watch Congolese MC Badi Star in Short Film + Luxor African Film Festival Selection, 'Condamné'

When we last featured Belgium-based Congolese MC Badi, he had recently dropped his single Condamné and an accompanying viagra online short film. He has now updated the experimental French language visual (written and directed by filmmaker Nganji) with English subtitles. Cond relationship advice amné has also since been selected to compete at the buy cialis online  Luxor African Film Festival (LAAF) in Egypt. Watch it here: zp8497586rq

 

NYC Event: Screening of 'Otelo Burning'

AfriPOP! and PANLA present canadian pharmacy a screening of the critically-acclaimed buy propecia online South African film, Otelo Burning

 

5 Reasons We're Checking Out the African Diaspora International Film Festival

The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) is celebrating its 20th New York edition this week. The film festival buy generic viagra runs from this Friday, Nov. 23 to Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 and will showcase 54 films from 30 countries. We’re upp order viagra cheap er excited to check out this year’s selections. Here are 5 reasons we’re excited about it:     Dr. Bello (Nigeria/ USA) A long-awaited-yet-obviously-necessary […]

 

'Half of a Yellow Sun' Starring Thandie Newton, Ends Filming in Nigeria

The filming of Half of A Yellow Sun, the movie based on author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie book of the same name, has finally wrapped in Nigeria, reports Arise Magazine. The film, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose and Genievieve Nnaji, is centered around the Nigerian-Biafran war of  the 1960s, and follows the lives of Olanna (Newton) and Kainene (Rose), glamorous twins from a wealthy Nigerian family who must […]