Monthly Archives: July 2017

From bad to worse – the ‘realest’ crew on TV is back this August

Be prepared for ‘more crazy’ with season two of On the Real – it’s like nothing else on television

Fans are anticipating juicier storylines and wilder antics, with the television premiere of the second season of On the Real, scheduled for Wednesday, August 2, 2017. This edgy show is about five young and beautiful Nigerian reality-TV stars (Faridah, Wana, Efosa, Amaka and BJ) who lie, cheat and swear their way to fame and fortune, as their foul-mouthed producer, Lolu, struggles to keep their reality show at number one.

The series blurs the lives between reality and their on-screen lives and show what people are capable of doing for fame and fortune. In the second season, viewers will be reintroduced to ‘Auta’, the scheming girlfriend of ‘Efosa’, and will meet ‘Chidinma’, loyal wife of ‘Lolu’, the ill-tempered producer who is cheating on her with ‘Faridah’, the star of his show. (more…)

 

From bad to worse – the ‘realest’ crew on TV is back this August

‘On the Real’ season two reveals controversial characters in exciting new campaign.

A new promotion for the second season of On the Real kicks off today, July 19, and reveals the flawed characters at the heart of this much-talked-about series. With the premiere scheduled for Wednesday, August 2, 2017, fans are anticipating juicier storylines and crazier antics from their favourite reality TV stars.


New posters and video trailers on social media bring out the characters’ worst traits and give a glimpse into what viewers can expect from the dysfunctional relationships in this weekly drama. Viewers will be reintroduced to ‘Auta’, (more…)

 

Thrilling new drama series ─ Fifty, airs this July on EbonyLife TV

All-time top five Nollywood movie spawns weekly series about the complex lives of four women.

Lagos, Nigeria ─ On July 27th, 2017, a new drama series, Fifty, will premiere on television. Set in the ever-bustling megacity of Lagos, it follows the lives of four women (Tola, Elizabeth, Maria, Kate) as ambition and betrayal threaten their relationships.


‘Tola’ is a reality TV star whose marriage falls apart, thanks to an unpleasant family secret. ‘Elizabeth’ is an accomplished and celebrated obstetrician whose appetite for younger men causes a strained relationship with her daughter. ‘Maria’ has an affair with a married man that results in an unexpected pregnancy. ‘Kate’ battles with a life-threatening illness which plunges her into religious obsession. (more…)

 

Prepare for more ‘realness’ with a second season of On the Real

The unique show is back for a juicier and more exciting second season, with its television premiere scheduled to air on 2nd August, 2017, as part of Gen-Z Wednesdays. The second season will be bigger, better and filled with more tantalizing storylines.

The edgy series follows the lives of five young and beautiful Nigerian reality TV stars who get involved in crime, illicit sex, revenge and blackmail, in their pursuit of fame and fortune, as their ill-tempered producer struggles to keep their reality show at number one.

It incorporates running commentary by all cast members and tells stories of what people are capable of doing for constant fame and fortune. On the Real will draw fans to the complex tales of these young people as they show unpleasant parts of themselves throughout the season.

 

Fans are closer to enjoying the sequel to Nollywood’s highest-grossing movie

After weeks of shooting in Dubai, The Wedding Party 2 is now in post-production, with many weeks ahead of editing footage, sound and special effects, before it can be screened at its first film festival.

The cast and crew worked amidst jaw-dropping scenery and spectacular venues. By all accounts, the movie will be a visual treat.

The director, Niyi Akinmolayan, enjoyed shooting in Dubai and is excited about the next stage. “It has been a remarkable opportunity to film in Dubai – it was magical and the team was awesome. We are thrilled to create something special for viewers and we are sure that they will be impressed with the movie,” he said.

After long days on the set, both cast and crew were able to unwind at fascinating attractions, such as IMG Worlds of Adventure, The Dubai Mall, and The Qasr Al Sultan, before retiring to sumptuous accommodations at Atlantis The Palm, Palazzo Versace, Armani and Ghaya Grand hotels.

For fans eagerly anticipating The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai, this dedicated team effort is a reminder of what they can expect – a hilarious, high-quality film that simultaneously entertains and raises the standard of filmmaking in Nollywood. The film will have its Lagos premiere on December 10, with cinema release in time for the Christmas holidays.

 

Your favourite movie is now a series

The highly anticipated television premiere of Fifty (the series) is a few weeks away and is scheduled to air on July 27th, 2017.

Set in the ever-bustling and vibrant megacity of Lagos, the series follows the lives of four women (Tola, Elizabeth, Kate and Maria) who are forced to take mid-life inventories, as ambition and betrayal threaten their relationships.

Tola is a reality TV star whose marriage falls apart thanks to an unpleasant family secret. Elizabeth is an accomplished and celebrated obstetrician whose proclivity for younger men causes a strained relationship with her daughter. Maria’s affair with a married man results in an unexpected pregnancy. Kate battles with a life-threatening illness which plunges her into religious obsession.

The series premiere took place during the just concluded EbonyLife TV & Film Festival and was met with rave reviews. We know fans will have exhilarating, emotional rollercoaster rides guaranteed to leave them eager for more.

 

EbonyLife TV celebrates its 4th year with its first TV & Film festival

On June 30, 2017, EbonyLife TV marked its 4th anniversary with a free TV & Film festival, which featured the series premiere of Fifty, second season debuts of shows like Sons of the Caliphate, On the Real and screenings of its record-breaking movies, Fifty and The Wedding Party.

It was a well-attended event with fans, cast of the screened shows and movies, as well as other celebrities showing up to enjoy the screenings and celebrate the channel’s fourth anniversary.

Special moments of the evening were the premiere of the Fifty series, a ‘lit’ after-party with DJ Neptune and the cake cutting, complete with a colourful confetti shower.

Since 2013, the channel has created over 4,000 hours of quality, original content and the festival was an opportunity to show appreciation to everyone who has been part of the EbonyLife TV story for the last four years. It also provided a platform to remind supporters and partners of the channel’s vision of telling unique and beautiful African stories – made in Nigeria, for the world.