Homeless Man Becomes A Millionaire, Adopts 13,000 Homeless Children.
In the midst of celebrity outcry over sexual misconduct in Hollywood, one film has emerged to address the conditions faced by the silent majority. ‘Hold Me Down’ is based on the experiences of Unique Adams, a single mother from the South Bronx, New York, whose experiences of childhood poverty and abuse lead her into prostitution in early adolescence.“This film will be our voice”, says Adams. According to a report by the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, more than half of all women of color in the United States will experience some form of sexual violence in their lives. All the parts in the film are played by women survivors from the Bronx, none of whom had ever acted before. “We have to be the ones that is looking out for each other”, says Tianna Allen, 19, who plays the lead role.
This Friday, avid moviegoers will be introduced to the world of Wakanda, a fictional native African nation based of Marvel Universe and the home of its superhero Black Panther. The 2018 American Film Black Panther is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name and is produced by Marvel Studios.
The “Queen of Katwe” Starring our very own African Icon and Queen of Hollywood Lupita Nyongo’o is the first Disney film to feature an all African Cast, the first Disney Film to be produced in Africa by an African. Please share this email, tell your friends and family to go watch this movie, a true story, an African story of dreams and success, not stereotypes.
Atlanta, United States - Mohamed Echkouna is on a mission to control your mind. The 24-year-old filmmaker says that film is a way to influence emotions and shape perspectives.
Comedy Wednesday – Do not look if you ain’t buying.
STARZ has only just aired the first episode of Black Sails and it is already been getting rave reviews. The Hollywood Report claims, “Black Sails has a cast of solid actors and is it’s little own treasure”. Hakeem Kae-Kazim stars as Mr Scott in this exciting series, which second series has already been commissioned.
Lupita Nyong’o has been lighting up the entertainment news lately and she has just started to warm up. The amazing 30 year old Kenyan-Mexican actress and film director has been captivating the media industry lately with her American film debut in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave as Patsey, for which she received critical acclaim.
Claret Onukogu talks about her debut in Nollywood in this exclusive interview with ADUNAGOW Magazine.
Amadou is set to grace our screens in the blockbuster ‘Twilight: Breaking Dawn’. Amadou plays the newest Vampire ‘Henry’, a part that was specially written into the legendary movie by the writers. Henry is part of the duo that makes up the much-anticipated French Coven, so having French as a second language made him more prominent to producers.
His screen presence and natural gift for acting have already projected this once shy young man into the public eye. Allied with handsome looks and bright mind he has also gained a big fan base, which is sure to expand when his character of Henry is revealed in Twilight: Breaking Dawn.
British born beauty Amelia Jackson-Gray has recently enjoyed a number of successful roles in hit TV shows such as Outsourced, Law and Order and The Mentalist thanks to a her breakout role as Vincent Chase’s love interest in HBO’s award winning show Entourage.
Having already built up her credits for her work in a long list of independent films including cult classic ‘Snakes on a train’ in which her performance was praised as “the best thing about the movie”, ‘CRUSH(ED)’ and soon to be released ‘Heartland’ the sassy young actress now takes on a lead role in Hollywood’s first independent 3D movie, Deep Gold, as beautiful villainess and reports, Claire Simmons.
NIGERIAN CINEMA is Africa’s largest movie industry in terms of the value of the movie industry and the number of movies produced per year. Although Nigerian films have been produced since the 1960s, the rise of affordable digital filming and editing technologies has stimulated the country’s video film industry. Yet, the true power of Nollywood movies come from its pool of talented casts. Naija actors will fool you into believing on their roles and forgetting that it’s all just acting; they’re just that good.
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Short Bio from Hakeem Kae-Kazim Official Website
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Photographer: Michael R. Moore
Classically trained in the UK, Hakeem soon came to prominence sharing the stage with acclaimed actors like Brian Cox in ‘King Lear’ and Sir Ian McKellan in “Richard III” for the Royal National Theatre. He made a successful transition to British television with leading roles in “Trial and Retribution”, “The Bill”, “Grange Hill”, “Ellington” and distinguished himself in the title role of ‘”Julius Caesar” for the BBC.
Hakeem then settled in South Africa where his work in film and television gave him a huge following and made him a household name. It was while in South Africa that Hakeem gained international attention for his role in the Oscar nominated, critically acclaimed “Hotel Rwanda” with Don Cheadle.
Since moving to Los Angeles with his wife and 2 children, Hakeem has shared his talent with millions of viewers on “Lost”, “Pirates of the Caribbean 3?, “Cane” with Jimmy Smits, “Law & Order: SVU” with Mariska Hargitay, “The Triangle” with Sam Neill and “The Librarian” with Gabrielle Anwar. Hakeem is often recognized for his recurring role as Dubaku on “24’s” Season 7, and in the pre-quel movie “Redemption”.
Meet The Man Behind The Character.