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Nigerian Director Tunde Kelani Launches Video Diary Series To Track 'Dazzling Mirage' Progress

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 4, 2013 5:31 PM
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This is great! Veteran Nigerian director Tunde Kelani embracing social media - specifically, video sharing site YouTube - to inform, excite and enthrall fans as development of his latest feature film officially begins. 

Veteran Nigerian Filmmaker Tunde Kelani Tackling 'Dazzling Mirage' Adaptation Next

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 7, 2013 12:15 PM
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It was in November that veteran award-winning Nigerian filmmaker, Tunde Kelani, revealed in an interview that, for his next film, he would continue his streak of adapting novels by Nigerian authors to film, and was considering three books, but wasn't certain which he would attack first, which depended on whether he could raise the necessary funds.

Veteran Nigerian Filmmaker Tunde Kelani Talks Adapting 3 Novels By Nigerian Authors & Nollywood's Future

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 12, 2012 1:06 PM
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Good interview with veteran Nigerian filmmaker, Tunde Kelani chatting with Smart Monkey TV on a number of issues, including how piracy ate into profits for his last film Maami; on piracy in Nollywood, which, as we've noted in past posts, is major problem for Nollywood movies, especially when they leave Nigeria, and travel the international marketplace, where the filmmakers lose control, and thus profits; the three book adaptions he's currently working on (which I was excited to hear about); why his films feature strong women characters; and the future of Nollywood, as he sees it, given the pessimism over piracy, international rejection of Nollywood standards of filmmaker, and more.