STEVEN GRAY, (Washington Post)- Simba International Records just can't keep enough Nigerian movies in stock these days. Teenagers swarm into the Langley Park shop in baggy jeans and T-shirts for the latest comedies. Middle-aged women usually want the romances.
SEGUN FAJEMISIN, London, UK (Nigeriaworld)- African Songs UK, the new recording label operating from Deptford in South East London, is an offshoot of the renowned African Songs/TYC Records of old which made tremendous musical impact under the late Chief Bolarinwa Abioro.
KEN IKE OKERE, (Nigeriaworld)- At last there's a major movie that highlights the immigrant experience in a positive light. Stephen Frears' movie, Dirty Pretty Things, is a gripping thriller that tells the story of an illegal Nigerian immigrant, Okwe, (Chiwetel Ejiofor) who stumbles unto a detached human heart in the toilet of the hotel room where he works.
NORIMITSU ONISHI, Lagos (New York Times)- As the sun rises over West Africa's new moviemaking capital, the Surulere district of Lagos, the cast and crew of "Blackmailed" form a four-car convoy to leave for their first day of shooting.