Author: Wilfred Okiche

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Wilfred OkicheNovember 2, 2021

How ‘Comic Relief’ is fighting malaria with film in Ghana and Tanzania

For Amil Shivji, it started with a one-page pitch. Comic Relief, the United Kingdom based charity organisation founded by comedian ...

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Wilfred OkicheAugust 11, 2021

Film Review: The Underestimated Villain is a punchy animated poem

There is very little that is pretty about malaria. The mosquito-borne disease that causes morbidity and mortality with aplomb was ...

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Wilfred OkicheAugust 10, 2021

Film Review: In Mbuland, fighting malaria is a collective responsibility

Mbuland opens with a vivid image. One that is all too real for anyone living in this part of the ...

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Wilfred OkicheAugust 9, 2021

Film Review: The simple power of Mozizi

For decades, the programming around Malaria has been centered around cause and effects, illness and death. Nothing wrong with these ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 13, 2021

Obituary: Sound Sultan defined the sound for a new generation, here’s why he lives forever

Afrobeats to the world!It is easy to scream that now that Nigerian pop music is making inroads in even the ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 1, 2021

Ailey, The Novice, The Legend of the Underground…The 20 Best Films at the 2021 Tribeca Festival

The just-concluded 20th Tribeca festival which ran from the 9th to 20th June offered signs of the industry, culture and ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 1, 2021

#Tribeca2021 Review: Mission: Joy- Finding Happiness in Troubled Times

In 2015, two of the most pious men on the planet, the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet and Archbishop ...

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Wilfred OkicheJune 30, 2021

Film Review: Joy, pain, defiance in HBO’s The Legend of the Underground

The infamous Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act signed into law in 2014 revealed the cowardice of the Goodluck Jonathan Presidency. ...

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Wilfred OkicheMay 31, 2021

Film Review: Is ‘Seven’ RMD’s big Liam Neeson moment?

Hollywood star, Liam Neeson enjoyed a lucrative career resurgence in 2008 when Taken, a pulpy B-list actioner in which he ...

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Wilfred OkicheMay 24, 2021

Profile: The avenging advocacy of Iyabo Ojo

It may be her greatest performance yet. But it had nothing to do with fiction. There was drama though. Plenty ...

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Wilfred OkicheMay 2, 2021

How to talk to God | Review of BB Sasore’s God Calling

There are few things subtle about God Calling, a faith-based drama in which a non-believing housewife is literally arrested by ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 9, 2021

Lizard, Passing, Judas and the Black Messiah…The 15 Best Films at this year’s Sundance

This year’s the Sundance film festival, America’s most important film market for independent film adopted a hybrid model that favored ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 31, 2020

#YNaija2020Review: #EndSARS, Don’t Rush Challenge, Don’t Leave Me Challenge… 10 Moments that broke the Internet

2020 really was that year. 20.10.2020 On October 20, between the state and federal governments, armed officers were deployed to ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 30, 2020

#YNaija2020Review: Lekki Shootings, Buhari the unbothered…10 moments that painted Nigeria as a zoo

It is a dog-eat-dog world out here. But does it have to be? Arranged in alphabetical order. A Rapist in ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 29, 2020

#YNaija2020Review: Chimamanda, Okonjo Iweala, Afrobeats to the world…10 Moments that made us proud this Year

Being Nigerian is hard enough. But these breakthroughs felt like collective wins and made it a little bit easier to ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 29, 2020

#YNaija2020Review: Lai on DJ Switch, Pastor Chris on 5G, “Honorable minister it’s ok”…10 Worst Quotes we heard this Year

Just. Stop. Talking. 10. “The man in question, he has not been proven to be a serial woman beater. If ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 28, 2020

#YNaija2020Review: Lekki Shootings, Trouble in the NDDC…The 10 Wildest Scandals of the Year

Even we cannot believe all of this mess. 10. Channels reporter and the benevolent governor A medical doctor, Ifeyinwa Angbo ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 26, 2020

#YNaija2020Review: Duduke, Nobody, FEM…The 10 Biggest Songs of the Year

2020 was a weird and difficult year. The coronavirus pandemic shuttered the music industry with one fell swoop as governments ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 26, 2020

#YNaija2020Review: Joy Nunieh vs Akpabio, Erica vs Laycon…The Top 10 Beefs of the Year

Ready. Steady. Fight. 10. Erica vs Laycon Before Laycon sashayed away with the #BBNaija Lockdown cash prize of 30 million ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 25, 2020

#YNaija2020Review: Tiwa Savage, ART X Live, The Experience…The 10 Best Lockdown Performances of the year

2020 was a weird and difficult year. The coronavirus pandemic shuttered the music industry with one fell swoop as governments ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 24, 2020

#YNaija2020Review: Afrosoul, Get Layd, For Broken Ears… See the 10 Best Mixtapes/EP of the Year

2020 was a weird and difficult year. The coronavirus pandemic shuttered the music industry with one fell swoop as governments ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 23, 2020

#YNaija2020Review: Twice as Tall, Celia, Made in Lagos… See our 10 Best Albums of the Year

2020 was a weird and difficult year. The coronavirus pandemic shuttered the music industry with one fell swoop as governments ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 23, 2020

#YNaija2020Review: Wizkid, Tems, Davido…Look who else made the 10 Best Music Videos of 2020

2020 was a weird and difficult year. The coronavirus pandemic shuttered the music industry with one fell swoop as governments ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 22, 2020

#YNaija2020Review: OC Ukeje, Maryam Booth, Anthonieta Kalunta…the 10 Best Performances of the Year

There is something about actors interpreting roles that makes us feel seen and stirs the deepest passions. These are the ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 22, 2020

#YNaija2020Review: The Milkmaid, Òlòtūré, Eyimofe…The Best Films of the Year

2020 was a weird and difficult year. The coronavirus pandemic shuttered the film industry for months at a time with ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 21, 2020

#YNaija2020Review: Laycon, Omah Lay, Anthonieta Kalunta…The Revelations of the Year

2020 was traumatic enough it is easier to forget. Don’t forget the 10 people on this list. Oluwatobiloba Ajayi Oluwatobiloba ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 21, 2020

#YNaija2020Review: Duduke, Abule, Damages…The 10 Best Pop Songs of 2020

2020 was a weird and difficult year. The coronavirus pandemic shuttered the music industry with one fell swoop as governments ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 18, 2020

#YNaija2020Review: Chadwick Boseman, Kobe Bryant, Diego Maradona… 15 deaths that shook the world

2020 was that year that claimed the lives of public figures across the globe with huge footprints on the sands ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 18, 2020

#YNaija2020Review: Ogadinma, Black Sunday, new Wole Soyinka…The Notable books of the year

The titles that kept us reading through a pandemic. A Broken People’s Playlist- Chimeka Garricks Almost ten years after publishing ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 17, 2020

#YNaija2020Review: Tolulope Arotile, Majek Fashek, Ibidun Ighodalo…See Notable Nigerian Deaths of the year

Editor’s Note: It’s been a very ‘different’ year for mankind – the first in at least a century. Apart from ...

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