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Pulse List 5 interesting stories you probably missed over the weekend

From 2016 AfroHollywood Awards to reasons why you should see "76," check out five stories you may have missed.

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Weekend Roundup Pulse Nigeria

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It's very easy for the news to pass you by during the weekend, so Pulse Movies have put together a round-up of interesting stories from the past three days.

There are also links to where you can read them on pulse.ng/movies.

Here we go:

1. Funke Akindele premiered "Jenifa in London"

Funke Akindele Bello premiered her new production "Jenifa in London" on November 4, 2016.

The opening night of "Jenifa In London" was sold out and had celebrities including Lolo1 who plays Adaku, Jack Loyator, Bunmi Mojekwu, Oyinbo Princess, Mr Eaziamong others in attendance.

A new sitcom from Akindele aka Jenifa, "Jenifa in London" continues the exploits of Jenifa and Adaku, as the two travel to London in search of greener pastures. It follows the trouble that comes with being an illegal immigrant.

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Funke AKindele, JJC and Lolo 1 at "Jenifa in London" premiere

(Funke AKindele, JJC and Lolo 1 at "Jenifa in London" premiere )


2. The movie "76" is a must-watch Nollywood movie

Pulse Nigeria reviewed the much-anticipated historical drama which stars Ramsey Nouah, Rita Dominic, Chidi Mokeme, Daniel K Daniel, Memry Savanhu among others.

Directed by Izu Ojukwu, the movie which premieres in cinemas on November 25, 2016, is a meticulously detailed Nigerian historical fiction drama about a young soldier accused of complicity in the abortive coup of 1976, and his pregnant wife who helps him prove his innocence.

A success, the movie has the required tension, splendiferous direction, entertainment value, technical expertise and first-rate acting. It is without doubt one of the best movies of 2016, and definitely a 2017 award contender.

In an era where History is gradually being blotted out, it is important that events like that of 1976 are remembered.

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Rita Dominic in "76"

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3. Doctor Strange box office

Marvel’s latest movie "Doctor Strange" dominated the box office on its opening weekend, pulling in $85 million.

The Superhero movie led ahead of animated musical "Trolls," which took the second spot with $45.6 million, while "Hacksaw Ridge" took third with $14.8 million.

Tyler Perry’s "Boo! A Madea Halloween" brought in $7.8 million, making it a total of $65 million in 17 days. Rounding the top five is "Inferno," which took $6.3 million, making it a total of $26.1 million total in its second weekend.

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Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange

(ComingSoon )


4. The 2016 AfroHollywood Awards

 The 2016 African Films Awards (AfroHollywood) held on Saturday, November 5, 2016, at 29, The Broadway Stratford, London E15 4BQ.

The event was attended by Nollywood actors including Yomi Fabiyi, Kehinde Bankole, Madam Kofo, Ali Nuhu among others.

Winners include Bankole who won best actress for her role in the movie "Beyond Blood" and Fabiyi who won the best producer award.

play Ali Nuhu, Kehinde Bankole, Madam Kofo and Yomi Fabiyi at AfroHollywood awards.

5. Mercy Johnson lost roles in her early days because of her complexion

In an interview published by Punch on Saturday, November 5, 2016, A-list Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson, revealed that she had challenges getting movie roles in the dawn of her career due to her dark complexion.

Since her debut, the actress has featured in movies that turned out to be a commercial success. Johnson is popular for movies including "The Maid," "Dumebi," "Thy Will be Done," "30 Days in Atlanta" among others.

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Mercy Johnson in her first movie "The Maid" and actress in 2016.


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