by Osahon Akpata
in Shorts, African
Nollywood in Focus by Iké Udé
An intriguing documentary paints a portrait of Nollywood, Nigeria’s burgeoning film industry, with some of its veterans and rising stars highlighting the challenges and opportunities of the business.
Director Biography – Iké Udé
Iké Udé was born in Nigeria in the 1960s and has lived in New York City, New York in the US for over 3 decades during which time he has earned the reputation as a master portraitist. Udé gives conceptual aspects of performance and representation a new vitality, melding his own theatrical selves and multiple personae with his art. He has held numerous exhibitions and is in the permanent collections of top museums worldwide including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Smithsonian Institution and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
Udé is very conversant with the worlds of celebrity and fashion and is publisher of the acclaimed aRUDE magazine. He has made the coveted Vanity Fair International Best Dressed List three times (in 2009, 2012 and 2015)
Mr. Udé is author of Nollywood Portraits: A Radical Beauty (published by Skira in 2016), Style Files: The World’s Most Elegantly Dressed (published by Harper Collins in 2008) and Beyond Decorum (published by MIT Press in 2000).
News & Reviews
- “Moving Nigerian filmmaking beyond Nollywood”CNNhttps://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/02/africa/nigeria-nollywood-international/index.html
- “A book, an exhibition and a docufilm about Nollywood”Vogue Italiahttps://www.vogue.it/en/news/vogue-arts/2016/12/01/nollywood-africa-ike-ude-docufilm-book/
- “Nollywood is giving the world a taste of true African glamour”Quartzhttps://qz.com/africa/917846/photos-nollywood-is-going-to-get-you-to-see-africas-big-picture/
- “MASTER PORTRAITIST, IKÉ UDÉ, EXPLORES NOLLYWOOD’S RADICAL BEAUTY WITH 64 PORTRAITS OF PERSONALITIES IN THE INDUSTRY”Ventures Africahttp://venturesafrica.com/features/master-portraitist-ike-ude-explores-nollywoods-radical-beauty-with-64-portraits-of-personalities-in-the-industry/