Online magazine Nolly Silver Screen expands its coverage to all things film and cinema in Africa in the first Africa issue.
The edition has Ghanaian actress, screenwriter and producer, Lydia Forson on the cover as she speaks about her career, settling down and the role of film. “The only way to unite Africa is through film,” says Forson. Forson who has had roles in several films including Kunle Afolayan’s Phone Swap is the reigning Africa Movie Academy Awards ambassador.
Speaking about the theme of the edition, Isabella Akinseye, Editor of Nolly Silver Screen said, “After seven editions focusing mainly on Nigeria, we decided to broaden our horizon to the encompass Mother Africa. We believe that promoting and celebrating African cinema is a burden that should be borne by all irrespective of geographical boundaries.”
The eighth issue of the monthly 40 page digital magazine also includes interviews with African filmmakers and practitioners.
“We spoke to Zimbabwe born international film curator, Keith Shiri about this year’s Africa international film festival (AFRIFF). Johhny Muteba is planning the Kalahari international film festival to showcase the best of African film and culture and Berni Goldblat is reviving African film culture one cinema at a time.” Kenneth Gyang, Kemi Lala Akindoju, Kunle Odunewu, Femi Kayode Amogunla and Udoka Oyeka are also interviewed.
“The September edition includes reviews, listings, articles, cartoons, red carpetfashion, news from the festival circuit and awards, competitions and much more,” says Akinseye.
Nolly Silver Screen magazine can be read and downloaded for free at www.nollysilverscreen.com