Author: Wilfred Okiche

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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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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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