Author: Wilfred Okiche

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Wilfred OkicheNovember 11, 2018

Theatre Review: Our Son the Minister is the story of all of us

In 2016, the Beeta Universal Arts Foundation, founded by Bikiya Graham-Douglas, launched the Beeta Playwright Competition to give a voice ...

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Wilfred OkicheOctober 29, 2018

Film Review: ‘King of Boys’ is everything and nothing you expect

Director Kemi Adetiba is one of Nigeria’s experimental auteurs. That much was made clear from the scene that played out at ...

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Wilfred OkicheOctober 10, 2018

Film Review: AY, Ramsey Nouah, Falz, Jim Iyke are all a bunch of Merry Men

According to English folklore, the original Merry Men helped define the legend of Robin Hood, accompanying the prince of thieves ...

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Wilfred OkicheOctober 9, 2018

Profile: Why we should be excited about Zainab Ahmed (and why we shouldn’t be)

Following the resignation of Kemi Adeosun, former Minister of Finance over allegations of a forged document exempting her from the ...

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Wilfred OkicheSeptember 27, 2018

Odunlade Adekola’s The Vendor is barely salvaged by a few laughs

Meme king Odunlade Adekola takes his lowbrow shtick to the big screen with The Vendor, a ribald screwball tale of ...

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Wilfred OkicheSeptember 26, 2018

‘From Lagos With Love’ had so much material but played out as cheap melodrama

There is no shortage of films- Nollywood, Hollywood and beyond- that trace the dramatic unravelling of the family, nuclear or ...

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Wilfred OkicheSeptember 24, 2018

Concert Review: A splendid night with Femi Kuti

After about two months on the road touring Europe and the Americas, Afrobeat’s first son, Femi Kuti and his Positive ...

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Wilfred OkicheSeptember 18, 2018

Profile: Akinwunmi Ambode has declared ambition for a second term; will he get one?

Political watchers with inside knowledge of state and party politics insist that despite his incumbent status, Lagos state Governor, Akinwunmi ...

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Wilfred OkicheAugust 29, 2018

Fighting Corruption is Dangerous is an interesting retelling of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s legacy

2018 173 pages MIT Press According to Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, the global average tenure ...

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Wilfred OkicheAugust 20, 2018

Omoni Oboli has done her best work yet on ‘Moms at War’

In Moms at War, the latest collaboration between FilmOne and inkblot productions, box office magnet Omoni Oboli rejoins the team, ...

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Wilfred OkicheAugust 18, 2018

Long Read: It’s high time we talked about this year’s AMAA nominees

On the evening of August 3, the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), the premier rewarding system for film talent in ...

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Wilfred OkicheAugust 13, 2018

Review: Seven and a Half Dates is terribly unglamorous

Box office Nollywood continues to double down on the comedies and the romances. Seven and a Half Dates is only ...

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Wilfred OkicheAugust 8, 2018

Profile: Is Falz the most woke performer since Fela, or is he just as problematic?

The year 2018 has been a difficult one for Nigeria and its citizens. For proof, look no further than the ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 19, 2018

Profile: Ayo Fayose remains the most relevant avatar of what it means to politick in Nigeria

In one of the most bizarre political dramas to play out this year, outgoing governor of Ekiti state, Peter Ayodele ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 18, 2018

Film Review: Alexandra is a near sterile immigrant hustle story

The Nollywood-diaspora collaborations are pretty much a staple of the film industry. In the last decade, they have become so ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 17, 2018

Concert Review: Becoming FalzTheBahdGuy was solid but Falz hasn’t quite arrived yet

On the creative level, Falz’s entire career so far has gone through the three major stages; the climb, the peak ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 9, 2018

The AMVCAs, Tyler Perry’s Acrimony and why Nollywood needs new audiences

Over the weekend, on Twitter, the age-old battle of the sexes was revived for the 57,000th merry go round. This ...

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Wilfred OkicheJune 25, 2018

How Ahmed Musa became Nigeria’s favorite son

Days after suffering a humiliating defeat against Croatia in their first group game at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in ...

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Wilfred OkicheJune 19, 2018

Review: Eniola Badmus gives us Ghetto bred, another Nollywood Rom-com nobody asked for

Enola Badmus has Funke Akindele-Bello to thank for her career. Or at least for her star making appearance in the ...

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Wilfred OkicheJune 11, 2018

Obituary: Ras Kimono, the Nigerian reggae icon who defined a generation

Thanks to his wild mane, boisterous manner and the mystique that has shrouded Rastafarianism and its converts, Ras Kimono always ...

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Wilfred OkicheJune 6, 2018

Film Review: Moses Inwang’s Crazy People is clumsy, but redeemable

Director Moses Inwang is steadily building a profile as the definitive chronicler of the mental health issues that afflict Nigerians. ...

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Wilfred OkicheJune 5, 2018

Obituary: Justice Mustapha Akanbi, legal luminary, anti-corruption crusader

Early hours of Sunday, 3, June 2018, news trickled in that Mustapha Akanbi, a legal luminary, notable philanthropist, traditional leader, ...

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Wilfred OkicheMay 31, 2018

Profile: Ibrahim Kpotun Idris is a problem, but he is entirely of our making

In November 2017, a report conducted by the World Internal Security and Police Index (WISPI), and issued by the Institute ...

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Wilfred OkicheMay 23, 2018

See The Ghost and the Tout, but only at your own risk

Emboldened by the financial success of Alakada Reloaded from last year, actress/producer, Toyin Abraham has reteamed with FilmOne for another ...

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Wilfred OkicheMay 18, 2018

Profile: BrymO isn’t the greatest to ever do it. But he’s pretty damn close

The sixth BrymO album arrived with a splash. Not the kind usually orchestrated by major record labels with huge publicity ...

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Wilfred OkicheMay 15, 2018

LONG READ: What the #BringBackOurGirls movement says about all of us

For four years since 276 schoolgirls were kidnapped in a federal government secondary school in Chibok, Borno by Boko Haram ...

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Wilfred OkicheMay 12, 2018

Book Review: Bolaji Abdullahi’s On a Platter of Gold shows a surprising side of Jonathan

The Goodluck Jonathan Presidency is sure to go down as one of the most eventful periods of Nigerian history. Surprising, ...

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Wilfred OkicheMay 7, 2018

Review: Iffy hosts, badly behaved stars and mediocre performances… just another year at the Headies

Two things that emerged from last night’s Headies. First, twelve years after inception, the Headies- formerly known as the Hip ...

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Wilfred OkicheApril 23, 2018

Profile: Has Wizkid gotten too big for the music hustle?

On the night of Saturday 14, April, the Texas born diva, recognized by one name only, Beyoncé, at the Coachella ...

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Wilfred OkicheApril 16, 2018

Review: The Eve is too lightweight to matter, but it is fun

Like the title clearly states, it is the day before a wedding. A union between a spoiled rich kid, Yewande ...

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