Entertainment Roundup: Production Assistant on the Movie ‘Citation’ joins US Army

Entertainment Roundup: Production Assistant on 'Citation' joins US Army netflix movie

Following the release of the critically acclaimed “Kunle Afolayan” film, Citation, producers of the move have announced that one of it’s camera assistants, Yinka Adewale has now joined the United states Army.

Adewale had bagged a master’s degree in Film and media production from the New York Film Academy before she began her journey on the set of citation.

According to the production company, her diligence and dedication could be spotted from a mile away and although she has now made a big career switch, she would always remain a big part of the family.

Meanwhile, this week, ‘Citation’ which explores the topical sex for grades issue in Nigerian higher institutions has now been ranked as one of the top ten most popular movies on Netflix across the world.

What you should know about Netflix’s ‘Citation’

Citation is now Netflix’s number six in the world.

Citation film Report Afrique

‘Citation’ has been described as one of the most anticipated movies of 2020 perhaps because it was inspired by BBC’s ‘sex for grades’ documentary of 2019 and also because of it’s leading lady, Temi Otedola (daughter of Nigeria billionaire, Femi Otedola).

The movie which is the latest body of work from Kunle Afolayan takes its viewers on a 2 hours 31 minutes journey piloted by Moremi Oluwa (Temi Otedola).

Temi Otedola on movie citation
Temi Otedola in the movie citation

The character is a 21-year-old postgraduate student who seeks justice after a sexual harassment experience.

The movie which was released on the 6th of November, 2020 was shot in Nigeria, Senegal and Cape Verde and features tested thespians like Haitian-born Hollywood actor, Jimmy Jean Louis, Sadiq Daba, Joke Silva, Ini Edo and Gabriel Afolayan with a cameo by Dr. Mrs Ibukun Awosika, the Chairman of First Bank of Nigeria.

The movie debuted on Netflix, a US streaming platform, which had earlier announced the deal in September, alongside three new classic films from the African continent that will join the growing slate of Nigerian content on the streaming platform and shown to 193 million members in 190 countries around the world.

Critics have described the movie as solid and one of the best Nigerians films shot this year with star studded appearances.

Back in January, Afolayan mentioned to newsmen that the film will create awareness of the different forms of violence against women and girls in the public and private spheres.

He noted that it would also drive education on women’s rights in the society as well as proffer solutions to ways to enforce these rights for the achievement of equality and tranquility.

Movie lovers have concluded that ‘Citation’ is an undiluted drama with brilliant dialogues and a plot that is nothing short of pure entertainment and impactful lessons.

Citation is now Netflix’s number six in the world.

‘The New Normal’ movie hits the cinemas November 20th

The New Normal, a new movie by revered filmmaker, Teniola Olatoni brings together eclectic, legendary, and famous stars such as Richard Mofe-Damijo, Bimbo Akintola, Mercy Johnson, Kehinde Bankole, Yemi Blaq, Femi Jacobs, Meg Otanwa, BrodaShaggi, Kenneth Okoli, Adunni Ade, Bikiya Graham-Douglas amongst others in what can be described as an unprecedented dramedy.

The movie which will be premiered for public viewing on Sunday, November 15th, 2020 in Lagos is set to hit the cinemas afterwards on November 20th 2020.

The theme of the movie revolves around the lives of four couples and a single friend as they navigate individual and collective issues of discrimination, misogyny, addiction, mental health, infertility, and nepotism.

One of the reasons the movie is highly anticipated is that though the movie is yet to be released, it has already bagged some international awards including the Best International Narrative at the annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) Jury Awards, and the award for Best African Female Filmmaker at the Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival (TINFF).

In addition to the awards, The New Normal has been invited to screen at other global film festivals as it continues to receive worldwide attention and critical acclaim.


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