Nolly Silver Screen, a new online magazine has been launched with award winning actor O.C. Ukeje being the first face to grace its cover. According to Isabella Akinseye, Editor of Nolly Silver Screen, the 16 page monthly serves up a mix of articles, interviews, pictures, reviews and news of Nollywood. She said the magazine was another platform for fans and critics of Nollywood to engage with the industry and its people.
“Nollywood is growing in leaps and bounds every day. People want to read about their favourite stars, see what they wore on the red carpet and find out the latest DVD releases. They want a companion that would keep them informed but also entertained. Nolly Silver Screen magazine does that and much more,” added Ms. Akinseye.
For those wanting to know how it all began, entertainment journalist Agina Eberechukwu offers her own version of ‘The History of Nollywood’. In Iredu by Abiola Sobo, Kunle Afolayan’s October 1 trailer and Awele’s Diary by Ronke Ogunmakin are all reviewed by the editorial team. Olumuyiwa Awojide of award winning movie reviews site Sodas and Popcorn is this edition’s guest reviewer and he tackled the much talked about Confusion Na Wa by Kenneth Gyang.
In this edition, O.C. Ukeje talks to Isabella Akinseye about his work in Half of a Yellow Sun, what made 2013 special and the secret to his winning streak. Also featured is ‘A Passion for Fashion: Actors turned Designers’ written by film critic Wilfred Okiche where he x-rays seven Nollywood actors who have turned their gaze from the camera to the spindle. The fashion and beauty ventures of Genevieve Nnaji, Jim Iyke, Chika Ike, Ernest Asuzu, Liz Anjorin, Stan Nze and Oge Okoye all come under the spotlight.
Deputy Editor, Innocent Ekejuiba makes watching Nollywood movies online a tad easier for those who want to by showcasing his top 6 list of websites which include the more established Iroko TV alongside the newer platforms such as Dobox TV and TvNolly. Readers would also enjoy viewing nostalgic black and white shots from the set of the hotly anticipated ‘76 by Izu Ojukwu while fashion lovers can steal a style from the celebrities on the red carpet of Finding Mercy and Lagos Cougars.
“Nolly Silver Screen is a fun read for everyone. We engage with our readers through our Vox Pop and will reward them with prizes in the Nolly Pop Quiz. For those wanting to enter Nollywood, we have a section called Words of Wisdom from the Stars. There is something for everyone.” said Ms. Akinseye.
Read this edition on www.nollysilverscreen.com
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