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“It Cost Me a Lot of Money to Make”: Kunle Afolayan Says He Blew His Budget to Make His New Movie Anikulapo

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Nollywood filmmaker Kunle Afolayan has said his latest movie Anikulapo is a portrayal of the Yoruba culture and beliefs built around the Ifa mythology Afolayan noted during a quick chat with Legit.ng that the film intends not only to entertain but also to help document the Yoruba history and culture He noted that the entire set used for the production of the movie was built from scratch, and it cost him a lot of money to put together, throwing him way over budget.
When Kunle was asked to give an estimated value of what it cost to produce Anikulapo, he said that bringing all of his ideas for the film to life cost him a lot of money. He further revealed that the entire set the movie was shot on was built from scratch, and after shooting, he intends to turn the place into a film village.

Kunle Afolayan’s Citation Wins Best International Film at NFA, He Shares Video of Temi Otedola Receiving Award Meanwhile, Legit.ng recalls when it reported the big win that Nollywood and the African movie industry at large achieved when Nigerian movie producer Kunle Afolayan’s 2020 film “Citation “won another award in the ‘Best International Film’ category at the just-concluded National Film Awards (NFA) in the UK.

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“Calm Down” by Rema makes Afrobeats history in US

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“Calm Down” by Rema makes Afrobeats history in US

Rema’s Calm Down cannot stop making music history – the latest accolade for the hit by the 24-year-old Nigerian star is that it is now the most-streamed Afrobeats song in the US.

It has become “the first Afrobeats song in history to earn over one billion on-demand streams in the US”, the music monitoring platform Chart Data has said on X.

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Last year, Chart Data had already described the track as the “most successful African song of all time”.

Billboard magazine music analysts put its success down to its “melancholy slow jam with a subtle hypnotic draw”.

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“[It’s] the kind that gets stuck deep in the back of a listener’s mind, prompting them to return again and again.”

The song was released in February 2022 as a single off Rave and Roses, Rema’s debut album.

Rema, whose real name is Divine Ikubor, partnered with the US singer Selena Gomez a few months later for a remix of the song, which hit the billion-plays mark on the streaming app Spotify.

It became the first African song to spend a year on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number three, making it the highest-charting song in which an Afrobeats musician was the lead artist.

The remix, which has nearly 894 million views on YouTube, is currently the most-watched music video by a Nigerian artist.

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It has thrust Rema into the ranks of prominent Nigerian Afrobeats artists such as Burna Boy, Wizkid and Davido.

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Rema says he has his style of Afrobeats, which he has dubbed “Afrorave”.

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“Child cruelty” – Toke Makinwa criticiSes tribal marks practice

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"Child cruelty" - Toke Makinwa criticiSes tribal marks practice

Media personality Toke Makinwa has strongly condemned the traditional practice of using tribal marks for identification, calling it a form of cruelty inflicted on children without their consent.

Makinwa expressed her views in a series of posts on her X account on Sunday.

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Reflecting on a recent encounter with an influencer who had tribal marks, Makinwa shared her thoughts on the practice.

She wrote, “Today I saw a beautiful influencer with tribal marks, and it made me think about the cruelty that culture brought upon us. Marking a child without their consent as a means of identification is evil. I know our parents didn’t know any better, but damnnnn!!!!”

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In her subsequent posts, Makinwa emphasised her admiration for the beauty of people with tribal marks, but her concern remains the lack of consent in the practice.

“Thank God it’s abolished now. My grandma had tribal marks too. Some on her face and her arms. I wonder what life was like for her when she was younger, though I’m sure many people around her had the same. But thank God it’s cancelled now,” she continued.

In response to criticism from some X users, Makinwa clarified that her disapproval stems from the absence of consent, not the beauty of the marks.

“It’s not about the beauty or lack thereof, but the lack of consent”.

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Sarah Doxa inspires congregation with heavenly performance at CCC PraiseVille

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Renowned gospel singer Sarah Doxa delivered a soul-stirring rendition of CCC Hymn 257 during Empowerment Sunday at CCC PraiseVille. Her powerful performance resonated deeply with worshippers, creating an atmosphere filled with spiritual fervor and inspiration.

Sarah Doxa’s rendition of the hymn captivated everyone present, evoking a profound sense of God’s presence. Her melodious voice and heartfelt delivery uplifted hearts and minds, making the worship experience truly divine.

CCC PraiseVille, known for its vibrant worship services and nurturing spiritual environment, provided the perfect backdrop for Sarah Doxa’s remarkable performance. The congregation was moved by her talent and dedication to spreading the message of faith through music.

 

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