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Afolayan working on End SARS script

Nigerian filmmaker Kunle Afolayan is working on a script based on the shooting of protestors who were campaigning as part of the End SARS movement in Lekki, Lagos.

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NBC fines channels over protest coverage

The National Broadcasting Commission has sanctioned three major Nigerian broadcasters for using unverifiable video footage from social media to cover the End SARS protests being held in the country.

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Showmax signs deal with SAFA

African SVoD service Showmax has signed a five-year agreement with the South African Football Association to support more than 40,000 referees officiating in both the male and female divisions of the sport.

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HBO Max shelves Lupita Nyong’o series

US-based streaming service HBO Max has scrapped its plans for a TV adaptation of an award-winning novel from a Nigerian author.

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Ugly Betty adapted for South Africa

Latin American comedy-drama series Yo Soy Betty, la Fea (aka Ugly Betty) is being adapted for South Africa and will feature the show’s first black lead.

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Fremantle boards climate doc Day Zero

Global producer and distributor Fremantle has picked up the international sales rights to a climate documentary narrated by British-Nigerian actor Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave).

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