13 African Celebrities to watch-FORBES
Today, celebs need to be businesses. And we(Forbes) are seeing that trend emerge with African celebrities. They are becoming so savvy in converting their celebrity into lucrative deals that the African “brand of celebrity” is becoming as bankable as that of Western superstars.
Emmy-Award winning, film and television director and producer, J.J. Abrams announced that he has selected Nigerian-born filmmaker Julius Onah, to direct his top secret sci-fi project, “God Particle”. The film will be developed through InSurge Pictures, Paramount Pictures’ micro-budget division. The 29-year-old Nigerian born film-maker made a name for himself with his short films “Little Girl Blue” and “Big Man”. His short film, “The Boundary”, designated by Amnesty International as one of its “Movies That Matter“, was acquired by American premium cable television network, Home Box Office (HBO). He most recently completed his debut feature length movie “The Girl Is In Trouble”, which was executive produced by Spike Lee. Julius has an MFA in film from the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts at New York University where he was a Dean’s Fellow.