Author: Wilfred Okiche

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 16, 2019

Review: Knock Out Blessing delivers more hits than misses

The prodigious Dare Olaitan announced his arrival in audacious form with the 2017 crime drama Ojukokoro (Greed). A welcome breath ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 15, 2019

Younger Nollywood filmmakers are tackling diversity in storytelling. Is there an audience?

At the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), Nigeria’s biggest and most important film festival, held in Lagos from 12-17th November ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 3, 2019

#YNaija2018Review: King of Boys, Lionheart, Kasala… See the 10 most ambitious Films of the Year

In terms of quality of films, 2018 was a bit of a downer as there was a bit of struggle ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 3, 2019

#YNaija2018Review: Omoni Oboli, Reminisce, Pete Edochie… See the 10 best performances of the year

These performances got us buzzing. They should grab all the trophies. Arranged from bottom to top. Bisola Aiyeola- Chief Daddy ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 2, 2019

#YNaija2018Review: Ganduje, Buratai, Kemi Adeosun…Who are the worst people of the year?

From a covetous governor obsessed with securing kickbacks to a disgraced professor soliciting sex for marks, is there anything redeeming ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 2, 2019

#YNaija2018Review: Ahmed Musa’s World Cup goals, #NotTooYoungToRun….10 moments that made us proud

Because every cloud has a silver lining. Seun Kuti nominated for Grammys Black Times, the latest album from Afrobeat singer, ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 30, 2018

#YNaija2018Review: Burna Boy, Patoranking, Seyi Shay… Look who else made the 10 Best Videos of the Year

Visuals interpret a song, bringing it to life in ways that the audio experience alone cannot quite manage. We present ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 30, 2018

#YNaija2018Review: Wetin We Gain, Uyo Meyo, Heaven’s Gate…See the 10 best songs of the year

Sifting through the loads and loads of music put out during the calendar year, we made use of parameters such ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 30, 2018

#YNaija2018Review: Linda Ikeji “falling pregnant,’’ Buhari’s Lazy Nigerian youth, “Miracle is my everything’’… See the 10 Worst Quotes of the Year

Somebody gag them, they need to shut it. Honestly. Arranged from least cringe worthy to most cringe worthy. “But let ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 29, 2018

#YNaija2018Review: Serenade, Rendezvous, 1997… See the 10 Best Mixtapes/EP of the year.

The year was awash in excellent Eps and mixtapes with both established and upcoming stars putting in commendable effort to ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 29, 2018

#YNaija2018Review: New Money, Disguise, Date Night…See the 10 Most Disappointing Films of the Year

We present, the worst of the pile. Only films that scored a cinema release were considered for this list. Date ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 29, 2018

#YNaija2018Review: Wizkid, Kemi Adeosun, Yemi Osinbajo… Look who else was involved in the biggest scandals of the year

Some of the 10 stories that made up this list were tragic and demand our collective sober reflection while some ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 28, 2018

#YNaija2018Review: The Dangote Wedding, The Experience, Lagos Fashion Week…See our Top 10 events of the year

We are just wondering where you were if you weren’t at any of these major highlights. Bole Festival      The 2018 ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 28, 2018

#YNaija2018Review: #BergerToAjah, #ENDSARS, FIFA World Cup…See our list of 10 moments/hashtags that broke the internet

The internet loves a good buzz, something to rally round, support or be outraged about. This year had a list ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 28, 2018

#YNaija2018Review: Nigerian Army on UNICEF, #JusticeForOchanya, Ambode’s filthy Lagos…10 moments that prove Nigeria is a zoo

Sometimes believing in the Nigerian project is incredibly hard. Here are 10 reasons why. In no particular order. Akwa Ibom ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 27, 2018

#YNaija2018Review: Black Panther, Jamal Khashoggi murder, The Royal Wedding… 10 Moments that shook the world

These 10 events sent shock waves around the world, leaving excitement, confusion, disarray and relief in their wake. Could the ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 26, 2018

Film Review: Lionheart is the feel-good movie of the year and everyone should see it

Genevieve Nnaji isn’t a fan of the division of the film industry into old and new Nollywood. These boxes and ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 13, 2018

Film Review: In an industry drowning in cliches; Kasala is a breath of fresh air

In an interesting twist, one of the most refreshing movies to come out of Nollywood in a long time has ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 10, 2018

Film Review: Ayoola Ayolola is the best thing about If I am President

What better time to put out an old school drama about aspiring for the highest political office in the land ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 10, 2018

Review: Chief Daddy is ready to take all your money

You have seen the trailer. It is no spoiler to report that Chief Beecroft (Taiwo Obileye), the character for which ...

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Wilfred OkicheNovember 28, 2018

#AFRIFF2018: The Delivery Boy is a future Nollywood classic

Amir is The Delivery Boy. Amir is a terrorist on a mission. After existing as a pawn for most of ...

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Wilfred OkicheNovember 20, 2018

OBITUARY: Tosyn Bucknor defined what it means to live a full life

Nigerians all over the world woke up this morning to the sad news of the passing of Tosyn Bucknor, an ...

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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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