The brains behind Inkblot Productions Chinaza Onuzo, Zulumoke Oyibo and Damola Ademola have launched a podcast!
Titled Inkblot’s Meet and Greet, the podcast will feature interviews with industry friends about Nigerian cinema, pop culture and everything in between. First of its kind, this is another, the landmark moment for Inkblot Productions premiered today, Thursday March 25 with new episodes airing every Thursday.
Each week, the Inkblot Trio will sit with trailblazers and experts across the film and music industry where they discuss not only the good, the bad, the ugly but also some exclusive never been heard before content.
The second edition Of Inkblot Women in Film hosted by Zulumoke Oyibo saw a number of prominent women in the film industry. in attendance. They were Beverly Naya (Actress) , Yolanda Okereke (Costume designer) , Folu Storms (Actress, Host), Omawumi Ogbe (PR Strategist) , Joy Olos (Data Analyst) , Amaka Akukwe (Event planner, Redbox), Zulumoke Oyibo (Co-founder, Inkblot Productions) and Mimi Bartels (Producer, FilmOne).
The ladies over lunch discussed varying topics ranging from politics in the film industry, to the segregation of women on board of companies, the need for actors to promote films they feature in and the importance for documentation of data gathered during the production and release of films.
”Women in our industry today face challenges just for being women and are not given enough accolades for their work. We need to be seen more and hyped as women in the industry”. Zulu says
The objective of the IWIF is to tackle social, ethical and professional issues surrounding women in the film industry while creating a working environment that is safe and free.
Subsequent editions are set to hold in the coming months and aims towards bringing more women into the film industry together.
Film lovers- look no further, we just dropped our first film “The Department” on our YouTube channel as a Valentine’s Day gift to you.
First released in 2015 in collaboration with Closer Pictures, The Department tells the story of a secret department in a business conglomerate specialized in blackmailing top executives into selling their companies to their leader (Jide Kosoko). Two lovers (Majid Michel and Osas Ighodaro) however opt out of the organization, but the group wants her back for one last job. She accepts against her husband’s will, who consequently decides to sabotage the Department in order to save their marriage.
We often wish for a better world, forgetting that change starts with us. With this in mind, co-founder of Inkblot Productions and prolific film and television Producer; Zulumoke Oyibo has kickstarted a change making initiative which aims to foster women led growth in the Nigerian film and television industry.
Tagged “Inkblot Women In Film (IWIF)”, Oyibo aims to create a safe space where like-minded colleagues can discuss and further the increased inclusion of women in Nollywood, especially in positions of authority and decision making.
The first event in the monthly series had in attendance actors Erica Nlewedim, Sharon Ooja, Linda Ejiofor and Ini Dima-Okojie alongside Zulumoke Oyibo, Filmmaker Judith Audu, Public Relations Expert Nike Fagbule, Maverick Entertainment lawyer Oyinkan Fawehimi and Amaka Akukwe, a leading name in the event planning sector.
At lunch, this diverse group of attendees discussed a variety of issues women face working in Nollywood. Drawing from personal experience, they highlighted areas to implement immediate and long term change.
When asked why IWIF and why now? Zulumoke Oyibo says “It is my conviction that no industry building can be achieved without community, and what better group of powerful, creative, efficient people are there than a group of working women! The IWIF objective is to tackle social, ethical and professional issues surrounding women while creating a work environment that is safe and free”.
“My hope is that through this IWIF community, we can work together towards portraying the African woman in her fullness of femininity and power while structuring the film industry for the good of all.” Oyibo concludes.
We’re very excited to see these powerful women effect change, so be sure to look out for subsequent IWIF updates!
Madame’s first scene on The Set Up screams badass!
It is absolutely iconic and one of our favourite scene from The Set up. For the rest of the film she is intense and manipulative
Hauwa (Funke Akindele- Bello)- Who’s The Boss
Hauwa is terrifying, confident and mean. From her introduction on the screen, this is clear. Every time she curses Liah, we feel a chill. Even after Liah takes her by surprise, she uses every means within her reach to get her back into the company
Ozzy (Nse Ikpe- Etim) – Quam’s Money
Ozzy is one of the most terrifying Inkblot characters and was beautifully portrayed in the first 15 minutes of Quam’s Money. There is a soft approach to Ozzy at the end of Quam’s Money but can it make up for the previous hours she tortured Quam
Funlayo Johnson (Iretiola Doyle)- The Arbitration
Super talented actor Iretiola Doyle plays the iconic role of Funlayo Johnson. She is in control. Her speeches are calculated and perfectly cold.
Eme + Emeka (Toni Tones and Williams Uchemba)- Quam’s Money
Eme changes a lot during the course of the film, but right from the beginning, she is unpredictable, smooth and in control. Emeka on the other hand seemed helpless, but after his first reveal as a villain, he is consistent, cruel and commanding.
“Day Of Destiny” (stylized as DOD) is an adventure film that follows the adventures of two teenage brothers, Chidi and Rotimi, who travel to the past to change their family’s financial fate but end up risking everything they’ve ever known. Even though the movie comes out on the 1st of January 2021, we already know it’s going to be the biggest movie of the year. Here are 4 reasons why.
It’s Nollywood’s first-ever time travel movie: Judging by the fact that the movie’s trailer has gone viral, movie-lovers everywhere are excited to see a Nollywood movie experiment with the concept of time travel.
The Cast: The roles of Chidi and Rotimi are played by Olumide Oworu and Denola Grey respectively. The cast is rounded up by Nollywood A-listers such as Norbert Young, Ireti Doyle, Jide Kosoko, Toyin Abraham, Ini Dima-Okojie, and Blossom Chukwujekwu.
The mix of science and juju: Time travel in the movie is made possible by a babalawo named Babayaro (played by Broda Shaggi) using an ancient art he calls Electromagnetic-afrojujuristic science.
Inkbot Productions and Anthill Studio’s first official collaboration: Inkblot and Anthill have collaborated in the past as Niyi Akinmolayan directed three of Inkblot’s films Out of Luck, The Arbitration and The Set Up. Anthill studios have always been in charge of post productions for most Inkblot Films. But DOD is the first time the two production companies will be partnering on a film project.
The full trailer for the 14th Inkblot Productions movie titled ‘Quam’s Money’ is out. It stars Falz, Williams Uchemba, Toni Tones, Nse Ikpe Etim and promises mega doses of romance, comedy, and action.
The sequel to 2018’s ‘New Money,’ ‘Quam’s Money’ tells the story of Quam Omole (played by Falz, reprising his role from the first movie), a security guard-turned-millionaire, whose life is thrown into chaos after he loses N500 million to a group of fraudsters. The trailer shows that Quam, with the help of a few friends, is willing to do anything and everything to get his money back.
Produced by Inkblot productions makers of…..Directed by Kayode Kasum (Sugar Rush, Fate of Alakada) and written by Chinaza Onuzo (Up North, The Wedding Party 2), the movie stars an ensemble cast of actors such as Nse Ikpe-Etim, Williams Uchemba, Toni Tones, Michelle Dede, Karibi Fubara, Buchi Ojieh, with Jemima Osunde and Blossom Chukwujekwu also reprising their roles from the first movie.
‘Quam’s Money’ will be available in cinemas across Nigeria from the 11th of December 2020. Watch the trailer below:
Leading Nollywood Production Company,
Inkblot Productions are gearing up for the release of their 12th
film Who’s The Boss in cinemas nationwide from February 28, 2020
Who’s The Boss follows the life of Liah
(Sharon Ooja) who in order to survive her workplace is forced to invent a boss,
Lekan (Blossom Chukwujekwu) in order to keep her side hustle a secret from her
overbearing boss, Hauwa (Funke Akindele-Bello). Things take an unexpected turn as
she manages the situation created
Inkblot Productions has worked with the
finest actors in the film industry on their past projects and Who’s The Boss
which is in association with Accelerate is no different with top actors such as Funke Akindele-Bello, Segun
Arinze, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Sharon Ooja Ini Dima-Okojie, Beverly Osu, Tayo
Faniran & Bolly Lomo sharing the spotlight.
anticipated movie of 2020 is the product of director, Chinaza Onuzo, who
recently took to his Instagram to say “Over the last couple of years I’ve
been more focused on writing and post production whilst Zulu runs
production and so I missed out a lot on the key part of production. But with this film I was in the director’s chair and I got to be there
every day and I got to experience the amazing people who work so hard to bring
the magic to life”
the production and having written blockbuster hits such as The Wedding Party 2,
New Money, The Set Up, He concluded by stating “Anyway I can’t
wait for all of you to watch this Labour of love when it comes out February
28th. As our people say: Anticipate.”
With two films
(The Set Up and Love Is War) currently in the top 10 Nollywood box office
releases of 2019, the leading production company also debuted several of their
recent titles (New Money, Moms At War & Up North) on Netflix to popular and
critical acclaim. However, Inkblot isn’t stopping, and has chosen to end 2019
in grand style with the announcement of their 12th film, ‘Who’s the Boss?!’
‘Who’s The Boss’
stars Funke Akindele-Bello as Hauwa – a hard to please and tough as nails boss,
tormenting Sharon Ooja (Liah) – an over worked and over looked Advertising
agency creative, who invents another boss – Blossom Chukwujekwu as Lekan, to
front for the side hustle start-up agency she uses to explore her creative
pursuits. Her world begins to unravel when her start-up wins a lucrative
contract and she is thrust into the spotlight. Segun Arinze, Ini Dima-Okojie,
Beverly Osu, Tayo Faniran & Bollylomo round off the talented ensemble.
fresh off her directorial debut, but this time only dons her acting hat to give
an outstanding performance. “I loved working with Inkblot again. I love my
character Hauwa and I can’t wait for all my fans to love and hate her at the
Co-Founder at Inkblot agreed – “Seeing Funke at work was hilarious, I couldn’t
stop laughing. We’re so excited by Who’s The Boss. It’s a relatable, funny romantic
comedy with an all-star cast and a great message. We can’t wait for you all to
Who’s The Boss is
also extra special to Inkblot as it is the directorial debut of Chinaza Onuzo;
the Inkblot cofounder. Chinaza Onuzo is no stranger to Nollywood fans as one of
the leading writers in Nollywood with 10 credits to his name including the hits
The Wedding Party 2, Up North, The Set Up and Moms at War amongst many others.
“It was a
no-brainer when Chinaza said he wanted to direct,” Oyibo adds “In fact it was
long overdue. He not only brought the world to life in such vivid and
imaginative ways, he also had a clear vision for the project and delivered way above
newbie director, had this to say about why he chose this project amongst all
others to make his directorial debut, “I fell in love with the story and I knew
I wanted to be the one to bring it to the world. We had an amazing cast and
crew and I can’t wait for everyone to see the magic we created.”
‘Who’s The Boss’ will open in cinemas all over
West Africa on February 28, 2020
Drama, suspense and unending plot twists. The official teaser for The Set Up is finally here!
The Set Up stars Adesua Etomi Wellington, Jim Iyke, Dakore Egbuson Akande, Tina Mba and Joke Silva.
The Set Up also features Ayo Ayoola, Kehinde Bankole, T, Damilare Kuku, Wendy Lawal and Marie Humbert
Directed by Niyi Akinmolayan, The Set Up tells the story of Chike (Adesua Etomi Wellington) a young drug smuggler who gets more than she bargains for and is drawn into a web of deceit when she is hired by a socialite (Jim Iyke) to assist with his scheme to marry a wealthy heiress (Dakore Egbuson Akande). The Set Up is a riveting thriller of grit, deceit and survival written by Naz Onuzo and produced by Inkblot Productions in collaboration with Filmone Distribution and Production and Anakle Films.