Category: The Film Blog

Bernard DayoNovember 20, 2020

Should we go to the cinemas with coronavirus still around?

With coronavirus still much around, we are never going back to the time when it was completely safe to watch ...

Wilfred OkicheOctober 26, 2020

Lovers Rock, Night of the Kings, Beginning…The most notable films of #NYFF58

In keeping with the non-competitive nature of the New York Film Festival (NYFF) which ran from September 17 to October ...

Kola MuhammedOctober 21, 2020

How Mo Abudu helped to seal Oscars pidgin recognition for Nollywood

While agitation for reforms across sectors continues to inform gatherings on Nigerian streets and roads, a clamour which was made ...

Bernard DayoJuly 29, 2020

David Oyelowo’s directorial debut ‘The Water Man’ has a soundtrack from Ric Hassani

In a tweet posted today, singer Ric Hassani revealed that he made the music for David Oyelowo’s The Water Man, ...

CS LozieJune 22, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: ‘Bearded Mouth’ by CS Lozie

In primary school, I had this teacher. I don’t remember her name but if you ask me to close my ...

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 ...

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 ...

Alithnayn AbdulkareemNovember 1, 2019

YNaija presents: The 100 most influential Nigerians In Film in 2019

EDITOR’S NOTE:  The YNaija team is pleased to present our definitive list of the most influential Nigerians in film. To ...

Bernard DayoJuly 29, 2019

Check out the new movie poster for dramatic thriller ”Elevator Baby” starring Toyin Abraham and Timini Egbuson

Niyi Akinmolyayan is having a busy 2019. Already, the filmmaker has three upcoming projects including the animated movie Malika: Warrior ...

Bernard DayoJuly 26, 2019

”Daughters of Chibok” will be screening at the 76th Venice International Film Festival

The Chibok kidnap of 2014, wherein more than 200 schoolgirls where whisked away by militant group Boko Haram from their ...

Bernard DayoJuly 24, 2019

The trailer for animated movie ”Malika: Warrior Queen” is here and Adesuwa Etomi-Wellington as Malika is unstoppable!

The internet is abuzz with the trailer for hotly anticipated animated movie Malika: Warrior Queen, an adaptation of the graphic ...

Bernard DayoJuly 23, 2019

We are already obsessed with Ireti Doyle in the teaser for ”Kasanova”

Ireti Doyle is one of the most talented veteran actors working in the industry today, and watching her embody a ...

Bernard DayoJuly 19, 2019

The trailer for Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s upcoming drama ”Farming” is here, and it’s compelling and haunting

Back in 2017, Variety reported the news about Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s British drama Farming. Based on Agbaje’s autobiographical story, Farming centers ...

Bernard DayoJuly 18, 2019

Lakeith Stanfield set to star in adaptation of American-Nigerian chef Kwame Onwuachi’s memoir, “Notes From a Young Black Chef”

Lakeith Stanfield of the Sorry To Bother You and Atlanta fame is set to star play the lead role in ...

Bernard DayoJuly 18, 2019

The trailer for time-travel thriller ”Don’t Let Go” has David Oyelowo trying to solve a murder

Blumhouse has been a name synonymous with horror blockbusters over the years. Halloween, Ma, The First Purge, Unfriended: Dark Web, ...

Bernard DayoJuly 11, 2019

Beverly Naya is the heroine we deserve in the action-packed trailer for ”Lockdown”

Beverly Naya is a whole different vibe in the trailer for Lockdown, a heist thriller directed by Ladi Akinyosoye and ...

Bernard DayoJuly 11, 2019

New teaser of ”The Set Up” shows Jim Iyke in all shades of being a bad boy

The trailer for Niyi Akinmolayan’s The Set Up was released last week, and it gave us a full look at ...

Bernard DayoJuly 9, 2019

Kemi Adetiba wants to know if you’d watch a Nollywood horror movie in the cinema

The first thing that came to my mind after seeing Kemi Adetiba’s King of Boys is how beautiful it would ...

Bernard DayoJuly 3, 2019

”King of Boys” is coming to Amazon Prime Video with extra footage and we are ready!

Kemi Adetiba‘s King of Boys still remains one of the buzziest, crowd-pleasing films from 2018, dominating the box-office for months ...

EditorJuly 3, 2019

Film Review: ”Coming from Insanity” makes an effort, doesn’t quite succeed

The story of Coming from Insanity is so wild, it is clear the writers wanted to write a story where ...

EditorJuly 2, 2019

Film Review: ”The Bling Lagosians” is great to look at, but it doesn’t say much

The Hollywood romantic comedy, Crazy Rich Asians, adapted from the best-selling trilogy by Kevin Kwan proved to the world that ...

Temidayo Taiwo-SidiqJune 28, 2019

Hilda Dokubo makes a return to the big screen with ‘Locked’

In the early 2010’s Hilda Dokubor, one of Nigeria’s most prolific actresses and an integral part of what we’ve come ...

Bernard DayoJune 27, 2019

Letitia Wright and John Boyega will star in the upcoming BBC anthology series, ”Small Axe”

Letitia Wright and John Boyega are two of Hollywood’s most sought-after young stars, who have established themselves in big-studio blockbusters ...

Bernard DayoJune 26, 2019

We are loving the sexy teaser of Mildred Okwo’s upcoming movie ”La Femme Anjola”

Mildred Okwo’s upcoming movie La Femme Anjola is film noir, which has been in development for some time and recruits ...

Bernard DayoJune 25, 2019

EbonyLife Films has released the teaser-trailer for ‘Òlòtūré’ and there’s a lot of intrigue

I may be wrong, but the upcoming Oloture from EbonyLife Films is a complex departure from the studio’s brand of ...

Wilfred OkicheJune 24, 2019

Film Review: Kunle Afolayan’s Mokalik isn’t quite a return to form

He may not know it, but Kunle Afolayan has been in need of artistic redemption since he followed up the ...

Bernard DayoJune 24, 2019

Chiwetel Ejiofor has joined the cast for upcoming Netflix movie ”The Old Guard”

It’s always a delight to see Chiwetel Ejiofor in movies, whether he is in a Marvel flick (Doctor Strange) or ...

Bernard DayoJune 18, 2019

Here’s why we think Genevieve Nnaji might be working on a new movie

Genevieve Nnaji’s directorial debut Lionheart was a huge inflection point in her career, having its premiere at the 2018 Toronto ...

Bernard DayoJune 18, 2019

”Beasts of No Nation”s Abraham Attoh will star in Nigerian immigrant drama ”Tazmanian Devil”

Eighteen-year-old Ghanaian actor and newcomer Abraham Attah made a big impression when he starred alongside Idris Elba in Netflix’s Beasts ...

Bernard DayoJune 17, 2019

Stop what you are doing and watch the trailer for Ifeoma Chukwuogo’s crime-drama series ”Under”

Ifeoma Chukwuogo’s splendid and incredibly moving short film Bariga Sugar, released in 2017, pegged her as an exciting director to ...

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