Ejiofor To Play A Drug Trafficker In ‘Marching Powder’

by Anya Rahmingon June 8, 2014
Chiwetel Ejiofor will play a drug trafficker in a film adaptation of the book Marching Powder: A True Story of Friendship, Cocaine, and South America’s Strangest Jail. The non-fiction book recalls the experiences of Rusty Young, a journalist, and Thomas McFadden, a criminal in an unusual Bolivian prison. Thomas McFadden (Ejiofor) was a convicted drug trafficker […]

2014 Oscar Winners List With Black Cinema First

by Anya Rahmingon March 3, 2014
The 2014 Oscars turned out to be one of the most pleasant ceremonies of its kind to have aired in recent years. Host Ellen DeGeneres set the night’s light-hearted tone with family friendly jokes, pizza for the stars, and a “group selfie” that became the most re-tweeted tweet in history. There were no major controversies […]

Black Oscar Nominations For 2014

by Anya Rahmingon January 18, 2014
The 2014 Oscar Nominations have been announced. Two Black films, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, and 12 Years As A Slave, received nods this year. See the Black Actor and Film Nominations below: Best Picture 12 Years As A Slave Best Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor – Ejiofor is the first British Black actor to receive an Academy Award […]

Black Hollywood Shines In Golden Globe Nominations

by Anya Rahmingon December 13, 2013
The list of Golden Globe nominees has been released online. 2014 looks like the year Black Hollywood will shine. Steve McQueen’s 12 Years As A Slave is tied with co-leader American Hustle at 7 nominations. Kerry Washington is getting another shot at an award for playing Olivia Pope after she didn’t win at the Emmy’s in […]


Idris Elba, Chiwetel Ejiofor & Michael B. Jordan To Be On Oprah’s Next Chapter December 8th

by Anya Rahmingon December 7, 2013
Idris Elba, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Michael B. Jordan are 3 of the biggest Black male stars in Hollywood right now. Each of these actors have appeared in films that qualify as “Oscar bait”. This year, Elba starred in Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, Ejiofor starred in 12 Years As A Slave, and Michael B. Jordan starred in Fruitvale Station, […]

Blallywood Film Review: 12 Years a Slave

by jesimieljon November 6, 2013
The year is 1841. Solomon Northup is a free black man living in upstate New York.  He is a gifted musician- articulate, bright, and sophisticated.  He is a romantic husband, trusting friend, and doting father.  He is well respected by black and white acquaintances alike.  But, when he meets two travelling “businessmen” on the lawn […]

Chiwetel Ejiofor Provokes Star Trek Rumors After Spotted With Director J.J. Abrams

by Anya Rahmingon November 6, 2013
A reporter for The Times went to a  meeting with J.J. Abrams, director of the upcoming Star Wars VII film, where he saw none but Chiwetel Ejiofor, possibly the most buzzed about actor out there right now, waiting for a meeting with Abrams as well. This citing has incited rumors that Ejiofor may appear in the […]

Check Out Chiwetel Ejiofor In A Season In The Congo, Coming To The Big Screen

by Anya Rahmingon October 1, 2013
Chiwetel Ejiofor, who is arguably having his breakout year in 2013, has been taking time away from film to perform on stage in the theater. Hes just finished a run in a biographical role as Patrice Lumumba, the elected prime minister of Congo back in 1960, who was shot dead. The biographical tale is the […]


Watch 12 Years As A Slave’s Haunting Film Featurette

by Anya Rahmingon September 4, 2013
An very haunting 5 minute long featurette has been released for the film 12 Years As A Slave.  The film stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup, a free black man living in the North who is abducted, sold into slavery, and shipped down South. The film is based on the real life memoirs of  Solomon Northup. […]

Steve McQueen’s Twelve Years a Slave And It’s Epic Cast

by Anya Rahmingon July 22, 2012
Many movie goers are anticipating this year’s upcoming Civil War era slave story, Django Unchained. The film has picked up buzz and the marketing deserves credit. However, there’s another American slave story that’s flying under the Hollywood radar. It’s scheduled for release 2013, and looks just as worth of anticipation as Django Unchained. What’s so exciting […]

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Nollywood Film Get’s Big Name Cast

by Anya Rahmingon April 28, 2012
It Appears Nollywood is drawing attention from prominent Hollywood actors as Genevieve Nnaji will be joined by accomplished co-stars Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor in the film adaptation of Half Of A Yellow Sun’, a film adaptation of  Chimamanda Adichie’s award winning novel. According to the source at  Nnaji will play the role of Ms […]