Black Panther: 400-year-old Nigerian language inspired Wakanda’s language



Hannah Beachler, Black Panther’s production designer, says a 400-year-old Nigerian language was one of the two languages that inspired Wakanda’s language.
Wakanda is a fictional country and was used as location in some parts of the movie, Black Panther.

Nsibidi, a language formerly used in parts of Cross River, was used repeatedly through the course of the movie as the language of the fictional Wakanda kingdom.

In an interview with Indie Wire , Beachler said the remnants of Nsibidi were combined with Roman numerals to create an advanced Nsibidi script.

“Using lines and dots, Nsibidi was expanded with an array of symbols, initially inspired by Chinese, Arabic, and Dogon and Murci of Africa,” she said.
“It was a secretive language, based on pictography, so it was about how you put the symbols together and the image you create.

“The language needed to evolve from the older hieroglyphs into a more modern version. We used it in a pictograph way but the numerical system stayed the same.”

In the throne room, where T’Challa, played by Chadwick Boseman, sat traditional Nsibidi symbols inscribed on a large column were visible, with smaller columns containing the more modern version of the language denoting the various names of the tribes in the movie.

“Ryan wanted a newer script that felt African but was really advanced,” Bleacher said, explaining how she discovered the language.

“I started looking at different cave drawings, we looked at LA graffiti artist Retna and were inspired by his being able to create these characters that were fresh, and started playing and playing. I did three or four passes and so did a couple of the illustrators. We mixed them, bringing our own aesthetic to it and made an entire alphabet.”

The process of bringing Nsibidi to life took Beachler and Coogler six months.
The movie has grossed over $700 million worldwide as at Sunday.

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Lupita Nyong’o to play Trevor Noah’s mother in ‘Born a Crime’



Lupita Nyong’o, Hollywood actress, will feature in the film adaptation of ‘Born A Crime’, a book written by Trevor Noah, a South African comedian.

‘Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood’ is an autobiographical comedy book.
In the biopic, Nyong’o will portray Patricia, mother of ‘The Daily Show With Trevor Noah’ host.

Patricia was jailed and fined for giving birth to Noah, an interracial baby, under the rule of apartheid in South Africa.
Nyong’o, who featured prominently in Marvel blockbuster ‘Black Panther’, announced her new gig in an Instagram post on Thursday.

The Kenyan actress wrote: “When I read Trevor Noah’s “Born A Crime,” I could not put the book down. Excited to announce that I will be starring in and producing its feature film adaptation.”


‘Born a Crime’ was published by Spiegel & Grau in 2016 and has won the James Thurber Prize for American humour.
In 2013, Nyong’o won an Academy Award for her role in ’12 Years a Slave’.
She will produce and star in the movie adaptation of ‘Americanah’, Chimamanda Adichie’s award-winning bestseller.

TRAILER: Seyi Shay takes on major acting role in ‘Lara and the Beat’



Nigerian singer Seyi Shay has unveiled the trailer for ‘Lara and the Beat’, a movie produced by prolific filmmaker Biola Alabi.

The ‘Murda’ singer may be making a foray into Nollywood by taking up a major role in the forthcoming chick flick.
Seyi Shay plays the role of a socialite, diva and party girl.

The film takes viewers on a journey into the world of Lara Giwa, a diva with different shades of grey and her sister, Dara Giwa (Somkele Idhalama), who are entangled in a financial mess with their deceased parents’ media empire.

The sisters must learn to leave behind the past glory and build their future through music and enterprise.

The movie also features other Nigerian artistes including Vector, Sound Sultan, and DJ Xclusive.

‘Lara and the Beat’ will be premiered in theatres and available on Netflix on June 8.

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The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai
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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
11:45am 2:15pm 4:45pm 5:55pm 7:15pm 8:25pm 9:45pm

Wives of Strike: The Revolution
1:40pm 3:45pm 5:50pm 7:55pm

The Greatest Showman
1:15pm 3:30pm 10:05pm

Ferdinand
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Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
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See all the Movies Showing from 29th of December to 4th January, 2017 In Silverbird Cinemas, Ikeja City Mall, Ikeja.



THE GREATEST SHOWMAN - Show time at Silverbird Cinemas, Ikeja Mall
Friday: 4:30PM, 9:05PM
Saturday: 4:30PM, 9:05PM
Sunday: 4:30PM, 9:05PM
Monday: 4:30PM, 9:05PM
Tuesday: 9:05PM
Wednesday: 9:05PM
Thursday: 9:05PM

SYNOPSIS FOR "THE GREATEST SHOWMAN"
Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
CASTS: Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Michelle Williams
RUNNING TIME:1Hr 45Mins
GENRE: Biograpphy/ Drama/ Musical
RATING: 12A

TYLER PERRY'S BOO 2! A Madea Halloween - Show time at Silverbird Cinemas, Ikeja Mall
Friday: 2:30PM, 7:05PM
Saturday: 2:30PM, 8:15PM
Sunday: 2:30PM, 8:15PM
Monday: 2:30PM, 8:15PM
Tuesday: 2:30PM, 7:05PM
Wednesday: 2:30PM, 7:05PM
Thursday: 2:30PM, 7:05PM

SYNOPSIS FOR "TYLER PERRY'S BOO 2! A Madea Halloween"
Madea, Bam, and Hattie venture to a haunted campground and the group must run for their lives when monsters, goblins, and the boogeyman are unleashed.
CASTS: Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely
RUNNING TIME: 1hr 42mins
GENRE: Comedy / Horror
RATING: PG13


WIVES ON STRIKE: THE REVOLUTION - Show time at Silverbird Cinemas, Ikeja Mall
Friday: 12:35PM, 2:25PM, 5:20PM, 9:10PM
Saturday: 12:35PM, 2:25PM, 5:20PM, 9:10PM
Sunday: 12:35PM, 2:25PM, 5:20PM, 9:10PM
Monday: 12:35PM, 2:25PM, 5:20PM, 9:10PM
Tuesday: 12:35PM, 2:25PM, 5:20PM, 9:10PM
Wednesday: 12:35PM, 2:25PM, 5:20PM, 9:10PM
Thursday: 12:35PM, 2:25PM, 5:20PM, 9:10PM
SYNOPSIS FOR "WIVES ON STRIKE: THE REVOLUTION"In the sequel, ‘Wives on Strike: The Revolution movie follows these market women fighting against domestic violence after one of them was beaten to death by her husband. This leads to yet another strike by the women against their husbands forcing their hands to stand up for what is right.
CASTS: Omoni Oboli, Kenneth okonkwo, Julius Agu, Uche Jombo, Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha, Toyin Aimakhu.
RUNNING TIME: 1Hrs 33Mins
GENRE: Drama / Comedy
RATING: PG

JUMANJI: Welcome to the Jungle - Show time at Silverbird Cinemas, Ikeja Mall
Friday: 1:10PM, 2:50PM, 5:00PM, 7:05PM, 9:10PM
Saturday: 1:10PM, 2:50PM, 5:00PM, 7:05PM, 9:10PM
Sunday: 1:10PM, 2:50PM, 5:00PM, 7:05PM, 9:10PM
Monday: 1:10PM, 2:50PM, 5:00PM, 7:05PM, 9:10PM
Tuesday: 1:10PM, 2:50PM, 5:00PM, 7:05PM, 9:10PM
Wednesday: 1:10PM, 2:50PM, 5:00PM, 7:05PM, 9:10PM
Thursday: 1:10PM, 2:50PM, 5:00PM, 7:05PM, 9:10PM

SYNOPSIS FOR "JUMANJI: Welcome to the Jungle"
Four teenagers discover an old video game console and are literally drawn into the game's jungle setting becoming the adult avatars they chose.
CASTS: Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart
GENRE; Action, Adventure, Comedy
RUNNING TIME: 1hr 59Mins
RATING: PG

THE WEDDING PARTY 2 - Show time at Silverbird Cinemas, Ikeja Mall
Friday: 12:30pm,12:55pm, 3:25pm, 7:15pm, 9:20pm
Saturday: 11:00am, 3:25pm, 7:15pm, 9:20pm
Sunday: 12:30pm, 3:25pm, 7:15pm, 9:20pm
Monday: 11:00am, 12:30pm,3:25pm, 7:15pm, 9:20pm
Tuesday: 12:30pm,12:55pm, 3:25pm, 7:15pm, 9:20pm Wednesday: 12:30pm,12:55pm, 3:25pm, 7:15pm, 9:20pm Thursday: 12:30pm,12:55pm, 3:25pm, 7:15pm, 9:20pm

SYNOPSIS FOR "THE WEDDING PARTY 2"
The Wedding Party sequel follows the romance between Nonso Onwuka (Enyinna Nwigwe) and Deirdre (Daniella Down) with destination- Dubai.
CASTS: Banky Wellington, Patience Ozokwor, Ireti Doyle, Enyinna Nwigwe, Richard Mofe Damijo, Adesua Etomi, Somkele Iyamah
RUNNING TIME: 1hr 37Mins
GENRE: Comedy
RATING: PG

PITCH PERFECT 3 - Show time at Silverbird Cinemas, Ikeja Mall
Friday: 12:40PM, 5:10PM, 9:15PM
Saturday: 9:15PM
Sunday: 12:40PM, 9:15PM
Monday: 12:40PM, 9:15PM
Tuesday: 12:40PM, 5:10PM, 9:15PM
Wednesday: 12:40PM, 5:10PM, 9:15PM
Thursday: 12:40PM, 5:10PM, 9:15PM

SYNOPSIS FOR "PITCH PERFECT 3"
Following their win at the world championship, the now separated Bellas reunite for one last singing competition at an overseas USO tour, but face a group who uses both instruments and voices.
CAST: Ruby Rose, Hailee Steinfeld, Anna Kendrick
GENRE: Comedy, Musical, Drama
RUNNING TIME: 1hr 33Mins
RATING: PG13

TIGER ZINDA HAI - Show time at Silverbird Cinemas, Ikeja Mall
Friday:
Saturday: 5:30PM
Sunday: 5:30PM
Monday: 5:30PM
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SYNOPSIS FOR "TIGER ZINDA HAI "
A sequel to the record-breaking blockbuster 'Ek Tha Tiger', 'Tiger Zinda Hai' continues the story of two super spies Tiger and Zoya eight years later.
CASTS: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Anupriya Goenka.
GENRE: ACTION, ADVENTURE, THRILLER
RUNNING TIME: 2HR 25MINS
DESCENT - Show time at Silverbird Cinemas, Ikeja Mall
Friday: 7:10PM
Saturday: 7:10PM
Sunday: 7:10PM
Monday: 7:10PM
Tuesday: 7:10PM
Wednesday: 7:10PM
Thursday: 7:10PM
SYNOPSIS FOR "DESCENT"
Descent movie, Kalu Achebe (Zack Orji) and Andrew Morgan (Matt Stern) both underworld dons who will do everything and anything to protect their families are tied in a twisted fate with Bongani (Phoenix Baaitse) humble farmer who simply wishes to protect his family legacy; a thirst for vengeance and power.
CASTS: Zack Orji, Matt Stern, Tayo Faniran, Benedict Sebastian, Andrew Stock
GENRE: Action/ Drama/ Thriller
RATING: 18

FERDINARD - Show time at Silverbird Cinemas, Ikeja Mall
Friday: 10:25AM
Saturday: 10:25AM
Sunday: 10:25AM
Monday: 10:25AM
Tuesday: 10:25AM
Wednesday: 10:25AM
Thursday: 10:25AM
SYNOPSIS FOR "FERDINARD"
FERDINAND tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Set in Spain, Ferdinand proves you can’t judge a bull by its cover.
CASTS: John Cena, Kate Mckinnon, Gabriel Iglesias
RUNNING TIME: 1hr 48mins
GENRE; Animation, Adventure, Comedy
RATING: PG

Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Show time at Silverbird Cinemas, Ikeja Mall
Friday: 10:20AM, 4:15PM
Saturday: 10:20AM, 4:15PM
Sunday: 10:20AM, 4:15PM
Monday: 10:20AM, 4:15PM
Tuesday: 10:20AM, 4:15PM
Wednesday: 10:20AM, 4:15PM
Thursday: 10:20AM, 4:15PM
SYNOPSIS FOR "Star Wars: The Last Jedi "
Having taken her first steps into the larger Jedi world, Rey joins Luke Skywalker on an adventure with Leia, Finn and Poe that unlocks mysteries of the Force and secrets of the past.
CASTS: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill
RUNNING TIME: 2Hrs 30Mins
GENRE: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
RATING: PG13


PADDINGTON 2 - Show time at Silverbird Cinemas, Ikeja Mall
Friday: 10:40AM
Saturday: 10:40AM
Sunday:
Monday: 10:40AM
Tuesday: 10:40AM
Wednesday: 10:40AM
Thursday: 10:40AM
SYNOPSIS FOR "PADDINGTON 2 "
Paddington undertakes a number of odd jobs to afford a unique pop-up book from an antique book shop - a present for Aunt Lucy on her 100th birthday. But when the book is stolen, it's up to Paddington and the Browns to find the thief.
CASTS: Hugh Grant, Brendon Gleeson, Hugh Bonneville, Ben Whishaw
RUNNING TIME: 1hr 43 mins
GENRE: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
RATING: PG


THE BRIDGE - Show time at Silverbird Cinemas, Ikeja Mall
Friday: 10:45AM
Saturday: 3:20PM
Sunday: 3:20PM Monday: 3:20PM
Tuesday: 10:45AM
Wednesday:10:45AM
Thursday: 10:45AM
SYNOPSIS FOR "THE BRIDGE"
Obadare, a Yoruba prince and Stella, a young lady from a distinguished Igbo family are a couple whose relationship is threatened by tribal prejudice and parental plans for each's life. When the couple secretly weds against their parents' wishes, the consequence shakes the very foundation and sustenance of both families.
CAST: Zack Orji , Tina Mba , Kunle Afolayan , Demola Adedoyin , Chidinma Ekile ,Ken Eric
RUNNING TIME: 1Hr 50mins
GENRE: Drama
RATING: 15


COCO - Show time at Silverbird Cinemas, Ikeja Mall
Friday: 10:30AM
Saturday: 10:30AM
Sunday: 10:30AM
Monday: 10:30AM
Tuesday: 10:30AM
Wednesday: 10:30AM
Thursday: 10:30AM
SYNOPSIS FOR "COCO"
Aspiring musician Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) teams up with charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal) on an extraordinary journey through the Land of the Dead.
CAST: Alana Ubach, Edward James Oluos
RUNNING TIME: 1hr 49mins
GENRE: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
RATING: G

JUSTICE LEAGUE - Show time at Silverbird Cinemas, Ikeja Mall
Friday: 2:50PM, 6:35PM
Saturday: 1:00PM, 6:35PM
Sunday: 6:35PM
Monday: 1:00PM, 6:35PM
Tuesday: 2:50PM, 6:35PM
Wednesday: 2:50PM, 6:35PM
Thursday: 2:50PM, 6:35PM
SYNOPSIS FOR "JUSTICE LEAGUE"
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.
CASTS: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa
RUNNING TIME: 2hrs
GENRE: Action, Adventure and Fantasy
RATING: PG-13



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CELEBRITY MARRIAGE SHOWING: 22nd of December to 28th December, 2017 @ SILVERBIRD CINEMAS, IKEJA MALL



CELEBRITY MARRIAGE - Show time at Silverbird Cinemas, Ikeja Mall

Saturday: 2:15PM
Sunday: 2:15PM

SYNOPSIS FOR "CELEBRITY MARRIAGE"

A group of top celebrities who have faced real life failed marriages show us the behind the scenes in this comedic movie what life was really like.

CASTS: Toyin Abraham , Odunlade Adekola, Tonto dike

RUNNING TIME: 1hr 47mins

GENRE: Comedy /Drama

RATING: 15

Elegushi beach



If you are in search of solitude, this beach should not be your first choice – but if you like your beach trips to come with a little adventure, a spot of culture and plenty of partying, this is the place to be. Positioned around the Ikate area of Lekki, Lagos,Elegushi Beach is possibly the most popular beach on the peninsula. There is only one thing standing in the way, however, as one of the most exclusive beach destinations in the country, you will need to have deep wallets if you want to a get good time here.