Category: The Film Blog

Bernard DayoJune 15, 2019

This Week In Music: Maleek Berry’s ”Flashy,” Burna Boy’s ”Anybody,” Black Magic’s ”Anything For Love,” and more

Because he has nothing better to do with his time, each Saturday, Bernard Dayo brings you the most awe-inspiring, confounding, ...

Wilfred OkicheJune 15, 2019

Film Review: Makate must sell will waste your time, and test your last nerve

Forget the colorful marketing, the glossy rom-com ad-spin and the parade of comic heavy hitters, there is almost nothing redeemable ...

Bernard DayoJune 13, 2019

Kemi Adetiba helped raised funds for teenagers to pursue their filmmaking ambitions and we just have to stan

When Kemi Adetiba isn’t making blockbusters, she is, as you’d soon learn, helping teenagers pursue their filmmaking ambitions. According to ...

Wilfred OkicheJune 13, 2019

Film Review: In Katung Aduwak’s Heaven’s Hell, the rich also cry

If you scored a thousand Naira for every time the f… word was uttered in Heaven’s Hell, the long gestating ...

Wilfred OkicheJune 12, 2019

Film Review: Chico Ejiro’s Night bus to Lagos is going nowhere

There was a period between the late nineties and early aughts when Chico Ejiro was easily the most influential figure ...

Bernard DayoJune 10, 2019

Kemi Adetiba has teased a ‘King of Boys’ sequel because why not

Kemi Adetiba’s King of Boys was one of the buzziest movies of 2018, and quite brilliant too, never mind that ...

Bernard DayoJune 9, 2019

Beyoncé’s voice teased as Nala in The Lion King, Jessica Jones, Ad Astra – Here’s your movie trailer roundup

Apropos of nothing, we are constantly inundated with the new movie trailers. OK, this is personal. At the moment, I ...

Bernard DayoJune 7, 2019

We have seen the trailer for ‘Once Upon A Night’ but why is the movie sold as ”Nigeria’s first psychological thriller”?

Despite the churn of popcorn Nollywood movies heading to cinema these days, we still have the niche movies that explore ...

Bernard DayoJune 6, 2019

Niyi Akinmolayan has dropped the teaser for ”The Set Up” but we need more footage

We have a new movie from Niyi Akinmolayan on the horizon. Yesterday, the director dropped a one-minute teaser for The ...

Bernard DayoJune 4, 2019

The trailer for ‘Muna’ is here and Adesua Etomi-Wellington is a cold killer on revenge

We have heard about Muna since 2017, the Kevin Nwankwor-directed film featuring Adesua Etomi-Wellington in a lead role, with an ...

Wilfred OkicheJune 3, 2019

Film Review: Knockout wants to make you laugh. What’s wrong with that?

It is hard to recall considering today’s fragmented media space but there was a time when Wale Adenuga Productions was ...

Bernard DayoJune 2, 2019

Rambo: Last Blood, Jessica Jones season 3, The Goldfinch – Here are the movie trailers you might have missed during the week

It was a whirlwind of movie trailers during the week. Case in point: Pixar’s new animation film Onward, which imagines ...

Bernard DayoMay 29, 2019

Mati Diop is the first black woman to win the Grand Prix at Cannes, and now her movie ”Atlantique” has been picked up by Netflix

I love it when black people achieve something great. Even better: when black women achieve something great. Such is the ...

Wilfred OkicheMay 27, 2019

Film Review: Tade Ogidan mastered video, but Gold Statue shows he is yet to find his cinematic voice

When it comes to Nollywood movies, the name Tade Ogidan is about as iconic as it gets. Since he put ...

Bernard DayoMay 20, 2019

Are you an African filmmaker? Submission for the 2019 African International Film Festival (AFRIFF) is now open

The Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) is one of the biggest continental film festivals in Africa, and it has made ...

Bernard DayoMay 17, 2019

The trailer for ‘The Coffin Salesman’ is here and we want Imoh Umoren to take all our money

Till now, I’m still disappointed with Umoh Imoren‘s 2018 heist movie Club, with a trailer that had Nancy Isime in ...

Bernard DayoMay 16, 2019

Kathryn Fasegha’s ‘2 Weeks in Lagos’ is set to screen at the Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival is currently underway in well, Cannes, France. And this year, African film practitioners will get the ...

Bernard DayoMay 15, 2019

Here are the Nollywood stars attending the 2019 Cannes Film Festival

This year’s Cannes Film Festival officially kicked off yesterday in Cannes, France, and it was preceded by a little buzz: ...

Bernard DayoMay 14, 2019

It’s 2019 and Nollywood movies are still bad. Will it get worse?

Nollywood movies are still staples in cinemas and, five months into 2019, I’m not sure if there has been any ...

Bernard DayoMay 9, 2019

Chadwick Boseman is set to play Yasuke, the first African samurai to swing a sword in Japan

I know some of you only got to know about Chadwick Boseman in Marvel’s Black Panther, where he played an ...

Bernard DayoMay 7, 2019

Jim Iyke, is that you? The trailer for Moses Inwang upcoming movie ‘Cold Feet’ is here

Moses Inwang’s Cold Feet has been on our radar since last year. Funny thing is, what we knew then was ...

Bernard DayoMay 7, 2019

After winning legal battle over ‘Okafor’s Law,’ Omoni Oboli has begun shooting a new film ‘Love Is War’

Omoni Oboli’s 2016 romantic comedy Okafor’s Law gained some free press when Canadian-based writer Jude Idada accused Oboli for stealing ...

Bernard DayoMay 5, 2019

Lupita Nyong’o is set to star in a sci-fi comedy from Universal and we are here for it

Lupita Nyong’o is one of the biggest Hollywood stars right, having just starred in the Jordan Peele horror feature Us ...

Bernard DayoApril 28, 2019

Chico Ejiro is back with ‘Night Bus to Lagos,’ another Nollywood comedy because why not

I used to think that the pioneers of old Nollywood would become obsolete, and this is due to the wild ...

Bernard DayoApril 28, 2019

The trailer for ‘Bobrisky in Love’ is so bad it’s deliciously good

Finally, we have a trailer for Bobrisky in Love, the Ken Steve Anuka film that seemingly puts Bobrisky in a ...

Bernard DayoApril 26, 2019

Tade Ogidan is back with ‘Gold Statue’ and the trailer is giving us ‘Diamond Ring’ vibes

Tade Ogidan is back from an eight-year hiatus since Family on Fire was released in 2012, and his latest offering Gold Statue ...

Bernard DayoApril 25, 2019

Hey, the French movie industry has signed an exchange agreement with Nollywood

In an interesting development, the French movie industry (I’m tempted to say Follywood) has signed a mutual agreement with Nollywood, ...

Bernard DayoApril 23, 2019

Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright dazzled at the world premiere of ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and now we can’t wait to see the movie

With less than seventy-two hours to the release one of the year’s robustly anticipated movie, Avengers: Endgame, cast members were ...

Wilfred OkicheApril 22, 2019

Film Review: Nimbe assaults you with overt moral lessons, but isn’t that all of Nollywood

The protagonist for which Nimbe: The movie is named after is a high school student growing up somewhere in southwest ...

Wilfred OkicheApril 21, 2019

Film Review: Isn’t Nollywood tired of derivative films like ‘Zero Hour’?

Forget everything you saw in Lionheart. When in Nollywood, a young man returns from the United States of America to ...

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