Author: Wilfred Okiche

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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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Wilfred OkicheDecember 20, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: Burna Boy vs AKA, Tacha vs Mercy, Ganduje vs Sanusi… The top 10 beefs of the year

Their battles, our entertainment. Bukola Saraki vs Gbemi Saraki One of the most sibling enduring rivalries in contemporary politics continued ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 19, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: Sex for marks, Yahoo boys, Biodun Fatoyinbo… Peep the 10 wildest scandals of the year

This year, there was more than enough shame to go around. University students have sex (gasp!) BABCOCK cannot handle University ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 18, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: Cardi B, #BBNaija #10YearChallenge… moments that broke the internet

These moments were so huge, they seemed like all that mattered. #10YearChallenge The #10YearChallenge had people sharing pictures of themselves ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 17, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: Falz on transactional sex, Buhari’s facts and figures, Femi Adesina on everything else…These are the worst quotes we heard this year

Verbal diarrhea, leaky orifices or just a case of a bad day in the office. The folks on this list ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 16, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: Burna’s Grammy nom, Beyonce’s Afrobeats gift, Chimamanda forever …10 Moments that made us proud

It is hard being a Nigerian and this year was as demanding as any other in recent times. But every ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 15, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: Biodun Fatoyinbo, Glory Osei, Elisha Abbo, … The 10 worst people of 2019

In a year that was filled with depressing news, these guys were the bottom of the barrel. Denja Abdullahi President ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 14, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: 4th Republic, The Delivery Boy, The Set Up… These are the best films of the year

For the annual review, only feature length films that received a wide distribution either on big screens or streaming platforms ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 13, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: 1929, Herbert Macaulay Affair, Makate Must Sell…disappointing films of the year

For the annual review, only feature length films that received a wide distribution either on big screens or streaming platforms ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 12, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: An Orchestra of Minorities, In the Nude, Prince of Monkeys… The 10 Notable Books of the year

These books kept Nigerians reading all year round. The world took notice too. A Particular Kind of Black Man- Tope ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 11, 2019

#YNaija2019Review: Kate Henshaw, Elvina Ibru, Swanky JKA… See the 10 best acting performances of the year

The performances that had us buzzing all year round. Hand them all their trophies. Saeed Funky Mallam – Mr President ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 8, 2019

The quiet, devastating power of Akin Omotoso’s The Ghost and the House of Truth

On a quiet evening in Lagos, a girl walks home alone. The neighborhood is safe enough, the people are familiar. ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 7, 2019

With Ramsey Nouah’s “Living in Bondage: Breaking Free”, Nollywood comes full circle. Or does it?

The original Living in Bondage released in 1992, directed by Chris Obi Rapu is considered a Nollywood classic. Not because ...

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Wilfred OkicheNovember 16, 2019

Theatre Review: A man who is not a man – Bolanle Austen Peters’ Man Enough

It is almost impossible to navigate the great wide streets of the Internet these days, without coming across the hashtags ...

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