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Nouah, Odiete, Odeh unveil BRS Studios

L-R: Ramsey Nouah, Joy Odiete and Chris Odeh

Nollywood actor and producer Ramsey Nouah, award-winning film distributor Joy Odiete and film and TV producer Chris Odeh have collaborated to launch a venture named BRS Studios.

The Nigerian venture is aimed at producing films and scaling up all the components of the value chain in Nollywood, according to the trio.

BRS is an amalgamation of existing outfits Blue Pictures Distribution, Ramsey Films and Sozo Films. However, it is not a merger of the three companies, but a special-purpose vehicle (SPV) and will only function for special projects involving the three outfits.

Blue Pictures is a Nigerian movie distribution company; Ramsey Films is Nouah’s own prodco, based in Lagos; and Sozo Films is Odeh’s management company, through which he manages Nouah.

The three firms recently collaborated on the yet-to-be-released movie Tokunbo for Netflix.

AMAA-winning Nouah (The Figuire) took to Instagram to say: “A dream, years in the making, has finally been actualised! I humbly present to you a collaboration like no other, of myself, Chris Odeh and Joy Odiete to birth BRS Studios!

”We are taking storytelling to the next level and widening our horizons as we set new records. The goal has always been to tell great African stories on a global scale and with BRS, the dream will be achieved!”

More details of the new venture are yet to be announced.

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The Milkmaid, Rattle Snake get BON nods

The Milkmaid and Rattle Snake

Hausa-language thriller The Milkmaid and Nigerian action film Rattle Snake have received a total of 14 nominations for the 2021 edition of the Best of Nollywood (BON) Awards.

The news was revealed by the organisers of the award at a dinner party held this week in Lagos, Nigeria.

The nominations are in categories including Best Actor in a Leading Role, Most Promising Actress of the Year, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Use of Costume in a Movie and Movie with the Best Soundtrack.

The Milkmaid is produced and directed by Desmond Ovbiagele and deals with insurgency, especially as it affects women and children in sub-Saharan Africa.

Rattle Snake is executive produced by Charles Okpaleke, directed by Ramsey Nouah and is a remake of the 1995 Nigerian classic action thriller film Rattlesnake, which was directed by Amaka Igwe. It tells the story of a young man (played by Stan Nze) who assembles a group called The Armadas to carry out a series of spectacular heists.

Regarding the nominations, Ovbiagele told Content Nigeria: “We are very grateful to God for the recognition of The Milkmaid across several award categories at BON 2021 Awards. It is a testament to the efforts, talents and sacrifices of a fantastic cast and crew, and an inspiration to continue aiming to push the boundaries of what is achievable creatively and technically in Nigerian cinema.”

“Thank you BON for all the nominations, we are deeply honoured. Congratulations to all the nominees representing the Nigerian movie industry and to the cast and crew of Rattle Snake: The Ahanna Story,” said Play Network Studios, the Nigerian production company behind the movie, on Instagram.

The BON Awards is an annual film event presented by Best of Nollywood Magazine honouring outstanding achievement in the Nigerian movie industry.

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Nigerian trio join Oscars academy

L-R: Mo Abudu, Ramsey Nouah and Andrew Dosunmu

The Beverly Hills-based Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the organisation behind the Oscars, has invited three Nigerian filmmakers to become members.

Listed among 395 members for this year’s class, the Nigerian trio are EbonyLife CEO Mo Abudu, actor/director Ramsey Nouah (The Figurine, Rattle Snake: The Ahanna Story) and director Andrew Dosunmu (Restless City, Mother of George) .

Abudu was named in the producer category for her films Oloture (2020) and The Royal Hibiscus Hotel (2017); Nouah was named in the actor category for his roles in 2016 movie 76 and 2009’s The Figurine; and Dosunmu was named in the director category for his films Mother of George (2013) and Restless City (2011).

Writing on Instagram, Abudu said: “It’s such an honour to be included in this category by the Academy. I am proud to be one of 29 producers from around the world who has received this invitation, and the only Nigerian and African woman in the producer category.

“Ladies, we can do anything! I give God all glory and all honour. My thanks and love to the EbonyLife team who work so hard to make these things possible. This membership is ours, guys! We will continue to do what we do best – telling African stories to audiences around the world.”

In 2019, Nigerian filmmakers Tunde Kelani and Chinonye Chukwu and actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje were invited to join the Academy.

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