Author: Wilfred Okiche

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 4, 2019

Profile: How Biodun Fatoyinbo became the most hated man in Nigeria

It is a long road from well-regarded spiritual leader to chronic adulterer and eventual social pariah but Biodun Fatoyinbo, founder ...

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Wilfred OkicheJune 25, 2019

Long Read: When did the Nigerian church become scandal central?

Pop singer, Timi Dakolo ensured the month of May did not go by without the expected dose of scandal. For ...

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Wilfred OkicheJune 24, 2019

Film Review: Kunle Afolayan’s Mokalik isn’t quite a return to form

He may not know it, but Kunle Afolayan has been in need of artistic redemption since he followed up the ...

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Wilfred OkicheJune 15, 2019

Film Review: Makate must sell will waste your time, and test your last nerve

Forget the colorful marketing, the glossy rom-com ad-spin and the parade of comic heavy hitters, there is almost nothing redeemable ...

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Wilfred OkicheJune 12, 2019

Film Review: Chico Ejiro’s Night bus to Lagos is going nowhere

There was a period between the late nineties and early aughts when Chico Ejiro was easily the most influential figure ...

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Wilfred OkicheJune 11, 2019

Profile: Naira Marley may have played himself. But can he still win?

The 2018 World Cup wasn’t a memorable outing for the Super Eagles of Nigeria. Dumped out at the group stage ...

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Wilfred OkicheJune 3, 2019

Film Review: Knockout wants to make you laugh. What’s wrong with that?

It is hard to recall considering today’s fragmented media space but there was a time when Wale Adenuga Productions was ...

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Wilfred OkicheMay 27, 2019

Film Review: Tade Ogidan mastered video, but Gold Statue shows he is yet to find his cinematic voice

When it comes to Nollywood movies, the name Tade Ogidan is about as iconic as it gets. Since he put ...

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Wilfred OkicheMay 20, 2019

Profile: Godwin Emefiele; master of the political long con

Since the act establishing the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was implemented in July 1959, only two Governors have been ...

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Wilfred OkicheApril 22, 2019

Film Review: Nimbe assaults you with overt moral lessons, but isn’t that all of Nollywood

The protagonist for which Nimbe: The movie is named after is a high school student growing up somewhere in southwest ...

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Wilfred OkicheApril 21, 2019

Film Review: Isn’t Nollywood tired of derivative films like ‘Zero Hour’?

Forget everything you saw in Lionheart. When in Nollywood, a young man returns from the United States of America to ...

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Wilfred OkicheApril 20, 2019

Film Review: 4TH Republic is an explosive ride through political Nigeria

Art imitates life in 4th Republic, the twisty political thriller directed by Ishaya Bako and truth is, no fiction is ...

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Wilfred OkicheMarch 25, 2019

Film review: Mr President doesn’t take itself seriously. You shouldn’t either

No better time than election season to usher in a parody of actual political happenings. Mr President (The Controversial Election) ...

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Wilfred OkicheMarch 25, 2019

Profile: The Rise and rise of Teni the Entertainer (and yes, she’s problematic too)

The fastest rising superstar in the country is a twenty-five-year-old bubbly young lady. Her name is Teniola Apata but she ...

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Wilfred OkicheMarch 24, 2019

Obituary: Okwui Enwezor, giant of contemporary art

The global art world lost one of its most important and dynamic figures on Friday, 15, March when Nigerian born ...

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Wilfred OkicheMarch 21, 2019

Film Review: Being Annabel should have gone straight to video

Identical twins have been a mainstay of film culture for so long that stories involving look alikes and mistaken identity ...

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Wilfred OkicheMarch 11, 2019

Obituary: Adeyemo Elebute; surgeon, academic, entrepreneur

On 23, February, renowned surgeon, medical elder, distinguished academic and exemplary entrepreneur, Professor Adeyemo Emmanuel Elebute breathed his last. He ...

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Wilfred OkicheMarch 10, 2019

Film Review: Void is a surprising psychological drama

In Void, the new psychological drama produced by actor Frederick Leonard and directed by Eneaji Chris, troubling signs arrive early ...

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Wilfred OkicheMarch 2, 2019

Obituary: Bisi Silva, godmother of contemporary art from Africa

The art world, locally and internationally, mourns the loss of Bisi Silva, influential curator, founder and artistic director of the ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 17, 2019

#Berlinale2019: Of fathers and their sons: Chiwetel Ejiofor’s The Boy who Harnessed the Wind

Editor’s Note:  Our in-house critic, Wilfred Okiche, was invited to the 2019 Berlinale Film Festival as part of its Berlinale ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 16, 2019

#Berlinale2019: Books, lies and videotape- Review of The Plagiarist

Director Peter Parlow attempts a deep dive into the creative mind, trying out a series of ideas before settling on ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 15, 2019

#Berlinale2019: Sex and the City: A review of Tamer Jandali’s Easy Love

Editor’s Note:  Our in-house critic, Wilfred Okiche, was invited to the 2019 Berlinale Film Festival as part of its Berlinale ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 14, 2019

#IFFR2019Review: Rosamund Pike is terrific in A Private War

Editor’s Note:  Our in-house critic, Wilfred Okiche, was invited to the 2019 International Film Festival Rotterdam as part of its ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 6, 2019

#IFFR2019: Wanuri Kahiu’s Rafiki is vivid and technically accomplished

Editor’s Note:  Our in-house critic, Wilfred Okiche, was invited to the International Film Festival Rotterdam and is sending dispatches from ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 5, 2019

#IFFR2019Review: Fear and loathing in Ulaa Salim’s Sons of Denmark

Editor’s Note:  Our in-house critic, Wilfred Okiche, was invited to the International Film Festival Rotterdam and is sending dispatches from ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 4, 2019

#IFFR2019: Present.Perfect, Capharnaüm are big winners at Rotterdam’s awards night.

The award winners for the 48th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) were announced Friday, 1, February 2019. The USA/Hong Kong ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 1, 2019

#IFFR2019: My Friend Fela is an intimate look at Nigeria’s biggest export

Even when the Nigerian film presence at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) appears non-existent this year, Nigeria’s most important ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 31, 2019

#IFFR2019Review: Nadine Labaki’s Capernaum is a triumph

Editor’s Note:  Our in-house critic, Wilfred Okiche, was invited to the International Film Festival Rotterdam and is sending dispatches from ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 28, 2019

Investigation: Has Enugu State unlocked the model for genuine community development in Nigeria?

Enugu State government’s landmark Visit Every Community (VEC) programme looks to be delivering on its mandate despite several gaps and ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 24, 2019

Review: Woli Arole takes on Nollywood with ‘The Call’; He doesn’t succeed

For Hollywood’s latest remake of A Star is Born, the titular character, Ally, played by pop star, Lady Gaga has ...

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