Author: Wilfred Okiche

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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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Wilfred OkicheApril 16, 2018

LONG READ: Does the Nigerian society hate women?

The recent death of South African icon and Apartheid activist, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has thrown up interesting conversations about a woman’s ...

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Wilfred OkicheApril 7, 2018

Film Review: New Money is awkward, clumsy

Some would argue that if ever there was such a thing as the Nigerian Dream, unmerited favour would come closest ...

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Wilfred OkicheApril 2, 2018

Brymo, Wizkid, Efya…The 10 best performances at Gidi Culture Fest 2018

The biggest news coming out of this year’s Gidi Culture Fest is sure to be the utter lack of time ...

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Wilfred OkicheMarch 27, 2018

Agatha Amata is Nigerian media’s most audacious gambler

In April last year, media personality and television host, Agatha Amata concluded plans to hand over hosting duties for her ...

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Wilfred OkicheMarch 25, 2018

Film Review: Mummy Dearest – The Wedding is the sequel you didn’t ask for

Willie Ikedum’s first feature, Mummy Dearest released in 2015 is notable mostly for handing a plum role to Liz Ameye, ...

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Wilfred OkicheMarch 20, 2018

Profile: At long last here’s Lala Akindoju, Uncovered

For the Lagos Theatre Festival, Lala Akindoju decided she was ripe for a one-woman show. One-person shows aren’t the easiest ...

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Wilfred OkicheMarch 12, 2018

Film Review: Disguise is so bad, you will want your time (and money) back

What do men want? What do women want? These two, seemingly innocuous questions have bothered the great thinkers for the ...

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Wilfred OkicheMarch 6, 2018

LTF2018: August Meeting is both history lesson and timely call to action

In 1929, during colonial era Nigeria, a group of women, fearing that a head count of lives and property in ...

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Wilfred OkicheMarch 1, 2018

#YNaijaInterview: ‘’We knew we were doing something above and beyond ourselves’’- Black Panther star, Sope Aluko speaks with YNaija

Nigerian actress, Sope Aluko has been working in Hollywood for a number of years now, scoring recurring roles in television ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 26, 2018

Review: “Memoirs of 4” is deathly dull

It is hard to understand what the makers of Memoirs of 4 were reaching for when they came together to ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 23, 2018

#Rotterdam2018: ‘Beyond Nollywood’ and the challenge of inclusion

At this point in its evolution, the Nollywood aesthetic is pretty much defined. Extremely low budgets and limited technical know-how ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 19, 2018

Obituary: Akinwunmi Ishola, the honest man and culture icon

On Saturday, February 17, 2018, the family of renowned playwright, culture activist, actor, author, academic, and dramatist, Akinwunmi Ishola, confirmed ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 17, 2018

#Rotterdam2018: Azougue Nazare review; Love and dance in sugarcane country

A few days ago, while speaking at a cultural event in Paris, France, prominent Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie got ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 17, 2018

#Rotterdam2018: The Shape of Water, Balekempa, Respeto… See the 10 most notable films from the IFFR

To cover the International Film Festival, Rotterdam is to be swamped with the sheer number of films screening in wide ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 13, 2018

Film Review: The Royal Hibiscus Hotel is every Lagosian IJGB fantasy come to life

Let us just get it out of the way. The Royal Hibiscus Hotel, the latest project from EbonyLife films is ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 12, 2018

#Rotterdam2018: The Shape of Water should win everything

Among his many sins, Harvey Weinstein is to be blamed for turning awards season into a marketing frenzy where victory ...

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