Author: Wilfred Okiche

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 31, 2020

EP Review: Omah Lay takes the Burna blueprint and elevates it with ‘Get Layd’

Contemporary Nigerian music witnessed a change of guard from one generation to the next the moment Wizkid’s Holla at your ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 28, 2020

Profile: How Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala became Africa’s biggest policy superstar

On the 15th of July 2020, Nigeria’s candidate for Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was at ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 27, 2020

Film Review: Rita Dominic and Kalu Ikeagwu find their way through a marriage crisis in Light in the Dark

Light in the Dark opens with what may be becoming cinematographer Muhammed Attah Ahmed’s signature flourish. The camera, placed upside ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 26, 2020

Saworoide, The Meeting, Walking with Shadows…20 Nigerian films that should be on Netflix (but aren’t)

In the last one year, streaming giant Netflix has doubled down on its Nollywood engagement, increasing the number of Nigerian ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 22, 2020

Book Review: The Mechanics of Yenagoa by Michael Afenfia is a page turner

The Mechanics of Yenagoa, the latest title by Canadian based Nigerian author Michael Afenfia is something of a guilty pleasure. ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 21, 2020

LONG READ: Why Instagram Live has been such a hit in Nigeria

You hate to see it. Or love to. Depending. To possess an Instagram account in the year 2020 is to ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 8, 2020

Exclusive: Netflix Africa executives Dorothy Ghettuba and Ben Amadasun tease projects in the pipeline for Netflix Naija

In February, a high-profile team of Netflix executives including chief content officer, Ted Sarandos visited Lagos to meet with filmmakers ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 8, 2020

Film Review: The triumphs and layered questions of Daniel Etim Effiong’s Skin

 Skin, the buzzy documentary produced by Beverly Naya and directed by Daniel Etim Effiong is the kind of well-intentioned project ...

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Wilfred OkicheJune 28, 2020

Obituary: Abiola Ajimobi was a career politician, who undermined progress with tyranny

After a period of morbidity, former senator of the federal republic and governor of Oyo state, Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi passed ...

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Wilfred OkicheJune 22, 2020

LONG READ: Face masks are the new condoms: How a public health preventive measure will save us (yet again)

Only six months ago, a young man walking into a bank, demanding to withdraw money at the counter would have ...

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Wilfred OkicheJune 19, 2020

Obituary: Dan Foster, the American who changed the face of Nigerian radio forever

In the afternoon of 17, June, news would begin to filter in from unconfirmed sources that popular Nigerian based, American ...

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Wilfred OkicheJune 16, 2020

Obituary: Ibidunni Ighodalo found her purpose in bringing joy to women

Circa 2007, the city of Lagos, at the time under the administration of Governor Babatunde Fashola began to pursue a ...

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Wilfred OkicheJune 4, 2020

Obituary: Majek Fashek was many things, a rainmaker, a cultural icon, a cautionary tale

Majek Fashek, singer, songwriter, superstar, reggae icon, hero, prophet, rainmaker and eventual cautionary tale passed away in New York on ...

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Wilfred OkicheMarch 8, 2020

Has there been a Nollywood film like La Femme Anjola?

Director Mildred Okwo, is putting finishing touches to her long-awaited project, La Femme Anjola and Nollywood land have been buzzing ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 19, 2020

#Sundance2020: Winston Duke does career best work in Nine Days

In Nine Days, the ambitious, life-affirming debut by director Edson Oda, which premiered at Sundance in the U.S Dramatic Competition, ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 15, 2020

Obituary: Victor Olaiya, the mercurial genius of high-life

On the 12th of February, at exactly twelve noon, Victor Abimbola Olaiya OON, iconic highlife maestro, trumpeter and vocalist breathed ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 7, 2020

Minari, Nine Days, The 40-Year-Old Version….The 20 best films at #Sundance2020

The Sundance film festival may have come and gone but the memories still linger thanks to the several impressions left ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 5, 2020

Concert Review: 2Baba is 20 Years a King

The most important performer in contemporary Nigerian music needs no excuse to hold a live concert. Matter of fact it ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 4, 2020

Theatre Review: Fela’s Republic and the Kalakuta Queens casts a spell

Another December, another Bolanle Austen-Peters extravaganza. And how we have come to love them. And why shouldn’t we? When it ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 3, 2020

Concert Review: Bez Live: The Light

On the 24th of December at the Muri Okunola park, soul singer, Bez Idakula put out another edition of his ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 29, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: Soundman,These Buhari Times…Peep the 10 most notable mixtapes of the year

The unmissable and most interesting sounds of the year Chulo Vibes- Timaya If there is anything Timaya has proven adept ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 29, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: Killin Dem, Jealous, Baby…These are the 10 biggest songs of the year

Criteria is a mix of Youtube views, radio airplay, Spotify streams, cultural impact and a smidge of critical appreciation. Don’t ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 29, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: Dangote, Jealous, Cash…The 10 best pop songs of the year

These songs were not just popular hits, they impressed us with the scale of their artistry. Ayo- Simi Simi’s bubbly ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 28, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: African Giant, Lucid, Moral Instruction… The 10 best albums of the year

The soundtracks of our year. Omo Charlie Champagne Volume 1- Simi The third Simi album comes nowhere to touching the ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 28, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: Tiwa’s 49-99, Teni’s Billionaire…Peep the 10 best videos of the year

We were left bewitched, bothered and bewildered by these videos. Stunning work all around. Shut Up- Blaqbonez Furious looking men ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 27, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: Binyavanga, Mugabe, Morrison… These 10 deaths shook the world

May their souls rest in peace. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, 48 On a Sunday morning in October, the world woke up ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 26, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: Sorrows, tears and blood…The most distressing tragedies of the year

A bloody year ANA president owing student President of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) Denja Abdullahi exhibited proof that ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 25, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: Rema, Blaqbonez, Swanky JKA…. We present the Revelations of the Year

Remember their names. They are here to stay. Blaqbonez Making the claim of being the best rapper in Africa is ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 24, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: 10 moments that proved that Nigeria is a jungle

Forget what you’ve heard, Nigeria is a jungle and the  shame is ours ANA owing young writer Every time this ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 23, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: Pius Adesanmi, Bisi Silva, Mad Melon…The most notable deaths of the year

Here’s to the ones that we lost. Pius Adesanmi Academic and public intellectual Pius Adesanmi was on his way to ...

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