Ibinabo Fiberesima, Bayray McNwizu on August cover of Nolly Silver Screen

bayrayPresident of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Ibinabo Fiberesima, and Amstel Malta Box Office (AMBO) winner, Bayray McNwizu, are the stars on the cover the August edition of Nolly Silver Screen magazine.

Speaking about the choice of these women for the magazine’s first double cover, Editor of Nolly Silver Screen, Isabella Akinseye, said they “have continued to push boundaries, challenge status quos and in their own way, bring about meaningful change. Fiberesima talks passionately about her love for Nollywood while Bayray tells us about her latest new female empowerment project.”

Bayray also spoke with QED recently about her foundation, Girls Rock. According to her “We understand the importance of passing information from generation to generation, especially women to women. I think I can help a Nigeria which is ailing at the moment in my own way. So aside from chasing my dreams and enjoying fame it is important to say what I have done to make the situation in the country better before I complain.”

The seventh issue of Nolly Screen also includes interviews with both new and established filmmakers such Victor Sanchez Aghahowa, Nosa Igbinedion, C.J. Obasi and Wana Udobang. Bimpe Adebambo speaks about her break into Nollywood – costuming the cast of Tunde Kelani’s Dazzling Mirage while Marc-André Schmachtel talks about the role of the Goethe-Institut in promoting a viable film culture in Nigeria.  Nollywood actor, Anthony Monjaro, shares a typical day in his shoes.

Film critic, Wilfred Okiche, profiles 10 new movie stars taking over Nollywood while Oluwaponmile Orija heads to the street for a vox pop on Nollywood’s favourite director. A new cartoon strip ‘Story-Bored!’ by award-winning cartoonist, Mike Asukwo, explores typecasting in Nollywood.

Also contributing articles to this edition are Dr. Ikechukwu Obiaya, Director of the Nollywood Studies Centre and Alex Enyengho, a practising filmmaker and journalist. Deputy Editor, Nolly Silver Screen, Innocent Ekejiuba shares his top five Nigerian books that will do well on the big screen.