Author: Wilfred Okiche

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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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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 8, 2018

#Rotterdam2018: I, Tonya is Margot Robbie’s Tour De Force

The rise and fall of Tonya Harding, the gifted American figure skater and would be contender who squandered two chances ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 6, 2018

#Rotterdam2018: Mean streets; Wilfred Okiche reviews Respeto

  In Alberto Monteras II’s Respeto, a gritty, realistic examination of the complex relationship between hip hop culture and inner ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 4, 2018

#Rotterdam2018: I, Tonya is buoyed by its careful explorations of complexities of victimhood

The rise and fall of Tonya Harding, the gifted American figure skater and would be contender who squandered two chances ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 25, 2018

Long Read: Has the Nigerian music industry finally found its rhythm?

When it comes to the entertainment business, the music industry is constantly held up as the beautiful bride. The reasons ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 25, 2018

Film Review: Esohe is puzzling and clunky, but somehow it works

Nigerian immigrant, Gary Barbar (Jimmy Jean-Louis) isn’t doing badly living and working in the United States of America. He has ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 18, 2018

Review: Blind Spot proves even great actors can’t save a sinking script

Rita Dominic and Femi Jacobs were paired for the first time in 2013, in Mildred Okwo’s terrific satire, The Meeting. ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 15, 2018

LONG READ: Why Nollywood is moving round in circles

If you listen to critics and the journalists who cover the entertainment beat, 2017 was not Nollywood’s best year, wasn’t ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 10, 2018

Film Review: Familiar, repetitive… The new Wives on Strike isn’t a revolution

It is hard to go wrong with a movie that is built around a social message. Especially in conservative societies ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 4, 2018

LONG READ: What the Loose Talk podcast says about all of us

In 2017, YNaija committed a big part of its time and resources towards carefully documenting the big stories happening in ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 3, 2018

#YNaijaPowerList2017: Seun Onigbinde (of course), Samson Itodo, Temitayo Etomi… See the 10 most powerful names in Advocacy

In 2017, YNaija committed a big part of its time and resources towards carefully documenting the big stories happening in ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 3, 2018

#YNaijaPowerList2017: Wizkid, Toyin Abraham, Tekno… These are the most powerful people in entertainment

In 2017, YNaija committed a big part of its time and resources towards carefully documenting the big stories happening in ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 3, 2018

Tomiwa Aladekomo, Biyi Fagade, Sinmisola Hughes-Obisesan… See the #YNaijaPowerList2017 for Corporate Nigeria

In 2017, YNaija committed a big part of its time and resources towards carefully documenting the big stories happening in ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 3, 2018

Toke Makinwa, Bobrisky, Nathaniel Bassey… We present the #YNaijaPowerList2017 for Social Media

In 2017, YNaija committed a big part of its time and resources towards carefully documenting the big stories happening in ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 3, 2018

Akin Alabi, Eyo Bassey, Nnamdi Stan Ekeh… See the #YNaijaPowerList2017 for Business

In 2017, YNaija committed a big part of its time and resources towards carefully documenting the big stories happening in ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 3, 2018

#YNaijaPowerList2017: Stephanie Busari, Uche Pedro, Fisayo Soyombo… See the most powerful young persons in the media space

In 2017, YNaija committed a big part of its time and resources towards carefully documenting the big stories happening in ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 3, 2018

Betta Edu, Ife Adebayo, Bell Ihua… See the #YNaijaPowerList2017 for Policy

In 2017, YNaija committed a big part of its time and resources towards carefully documenting the big stories happening in ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 31, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Alex Ekwueme, Buchi Emecheta, Maitama Sule, Eric Arubayi… 10 notable deaths of 2017

May their souls rest in peace. Eric Arubayi On February 11, thirty-three-year-old gospel music live act and former Idols West ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 30, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Hurricane Harvey, Mugabexit, Libyan slave trade… See the top 10 events that shook the world

These 10 events sent shock waves around the world, leaving confusion, disarray and relief in their wake. Presented in no ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 30, 2017

PROFILE: Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi will not be put in a box

The life cycle of a Nigerian first lady is pretty much well drawn out. Has been since Maryam Babangida stepped ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 27, 2017

Concert Review: Wizkid came home alright, just don’t call it a concert

It is with a sense of national pride that Nigerians watched Wizkid take his material from Ojuelegba in Lagos state, ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 25, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Aisha Mohammed, Kemi Adeosun, Maina… 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 23, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Otodo Gbame, Rann bombing, and 8 other stories that made us cry

Sometimes it is hard being Nigerian and these events are proof. Otodo Gbame The Governor of Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode has ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 23, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Kachikwu vs. Baru, Kiss Daniel vs. G-Worldwide… See the Top 10 beefs of the year

Ready. Steady. Fight. 2017 was a year all its own, for the quality, duration and diversity of brawlers who took ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 23, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Chimamanda on Trans Women, Governor Yari on Meningitis, Daddy GO on social media… See the 10 worst quotes of the year

Somebody gag them, they need to shut it. Honestly Arranged from least cringeworthy to most cringeworthy. ‘’If you get your ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 23, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Tonto Dikeh, Mercy Aigbe, Psquare… Peep the Top 8 celebrity breakups of the year

Happily never after, said these ones. Mercy Aigbe and Lanre Gentry Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe’s seven-year marriage to Asiwaju Larry ...

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