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Why Are The Oscars Called Oscars? How The Academy Award Prize Got Its Nickname
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Why Are The Oscars Called Oscars? How The Academy Award Prize Got Its Nickname

September 13th, 2017 | by Sidomex
Ever wonder why the Academy Awards are called the Oscars?   For this commentator, the answer is not really, because for some reason, most notably due to his contribution to literature, I had always assumed that the nickname...
Mexican director Guillermo del Toro’s movie “The Shape of Water” wins Venice Film festival’s top prize
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Mexican director Guillermo del Toro’s movie “The Shape of Water” wins Venice Film festival’s top prize

September 11th, 2017 | by Sidomex
“The Shape of Water” clinches the Golden Lion award for the best film at the 2017  Venice Film Festival.   The movie directed by Guillermo del Toro tells the story of a mute who falls in love with an aquatic...
Why did Nollywood perform poorly at AMAA 2017? Opinion piece
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Why did Nollywood perform poorly at AMAA 2017? Opinion piece

July 18th, 2017 | by Sidomex
The Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) 2017 has come and gone but the outcome of the night is written in history. This year’s award saw twenty-seven awards up for grabs, of which Senegal’s film Félicité was a winner...
Are star-studded projects bad for Nollywood?
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Are star-studded projects bad for Nollywood?

June 21st, 2017 | by Sidomex
About a fortnight ago, one Maduka Ekene, writing on TheNaked Convos bemoaned the parading of stars in Nollywood movies. “I think several top stars sharing the screen is coming all too soon, the writer said. It “takes away...
AMAA to screen 2017 Best Film nominees to fans
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AMAA to screen 2017 Best Film nominees to fans

June 7th, 2017 | by Sidomex
This year, fans of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) will get to watch movies nominated in the Best Film award category, the founder of AMAA, Peace Anyiam-Osigwe reveals during a press conference.   “This year, we...
Nse Ikpe-Etim to host the 13th edition of Africa Movie Academy Awards
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Nse Ikpe-Etim to host the 13th edition of Africa Movie Academy Awards

June 1st, 2017 | by Sidomex
The organisers of the 13th edition of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) has announced Nse Ikpe-Etim as the host of this year’s event to be held on 17 July 2017 in Lagos Nigeria. The venue for the black and gold...
Cannes Film Festival: An enthusiast look at the Palme d’Or
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Cannes Film Festival: An enthusiast look at the Palme d’Or

May 17th, 2017 | by Sidomex
I am yet to behold a real-life Palme d’Or statue but I dearly love to see and even touch one (hint, hint Sidomex Universal!). Just looking at one evokes such strong feelings of awe and admiration. I could only imagine the pride...
Cannes Film Festival 2017 kicks off today
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Cannes Film Festival 2017 kicks off today

May 17th, 2017 | by Sidomex
This year, the annual Cannes Film Festival will take place between 17 and 28 May 2017. This year’s event marks the 70th instalment of the invitation-only event. The film festival was instituted in  1946 and is held at the...
Nominees for the 2017 Africa Movie Academic Awards (AMAA)
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Nominees for the 2017 Africa Movie Academic Awards (AMAA)

May 15th, 2017 | by Sidomex
  The nominations list is out for the 13th edition of the African Movie Academy Award (AMAA). The announcement was made at the Kigali Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda on Sunday 14 May by the President of the AMA Award jury,...