Category: The Film Blog

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Wilfred OkicheApril 11, 2019

Art imitates life in Ifeanyi Dike Jr.s stunning career

Ifeanyi Dike Jr. has come a long way from his days shuttling between Igbinedion University, Okada and Lagos to audition ...

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Bernard DayoApril 10, 2019

The teaser for ‘Makate Must Sell’ is everything that’s currently wrong with Nollywood

Four months into 2019 and has there been a standout Nollywood film? Yes, standout, because at this stage of the ...

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Bernard DayoApril 9, 2019

Can Stella Damasus make a great comeback in her new movie ‘Between’?

If you are yet to hear about Stella Damasus’ new movie Between, it’s because there hasn’t been a huge marketing ...

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Bernard DayoApril 6, 2019

We are keeping tabs on Bobrisky’s next movie ‘Bobrisky In Love’ and here’s what we know

It’s understandable if you are exhausted by Bobrisky‘s omnipresence in Nigerian pop culture and, from the look of things, they ...

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Bernard DayoApril 4, 2019

Swoon over this BTS photos of Mildred Okwo’s upcoming film ‘La Femme Anjola’

Mildred Okwo is shooting a new film, La Femme Anjola (more on this title later), and BTS photos have recently ...

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Bernard DayoApril 2, 2019

The trailer for Imoh Umoren’s ‘Lagos: Sex, Lies and Traffic’ is finally here and there’s a lot to unpack

I have been waiting on Imoh Umoren to release the trailer for Lagos: Sex, Lies and Traffic, merely because of ...

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Chinedu OkaforApril 1, 2019

Black female power houses Lupita Nyong’o and Chimamanda Adiche team up for dream project

It seems that Hollywood can’t seem to get enough of Nigerian novelist, Chimamanda Adichie. In 2013, Adiche’s best seller, Half ...

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Wilfred OkicheApril 1, 2019

Film Review: See The Big Fat Lie only at your own risk

Another day another insipid Nollywood comedy. And how we’ve come to dread them. This time around Darasen Richards directs Rita ...

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Bernard DayoApril 1, 2019

The Power of Two: Lupita Nyong’o’s Performance is the Life force in ‘Us’

Lupita Nyong’o has never starred in a horror movie before Us, the Jordan Peele second horror feature since Get Out ...

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Wilfred OkicheMarch 25, 2019

Film review: Mr President doesn’t take itself seriously. You shouldn’t either

No better time than election season to usher in a parody of actual political happenings. Mr President (The Controversial Election) ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 21, 2019

The trailer for Beverly Naya’s documentary ‘Skin’ addresses colourism and we are obsessed

Beverly Naya has made a feature documentary as a first-time producer, titled Skin and it addresses colourism in Nigeria and ...

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Chinedu OkaforMarch 21, 2019

Cardi B is making the move to film playing a stripper turned conartist

It has been nothing but congratulations for the stripper turned rap sensation Cardi B since the inception of her hit ...

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Wilfred OkicheMarch 21, 2019

Film Review: Being Annabel should have gone straight to video

Identical twins have been a mainstay of film culture for so long that stories involving look alikes and mistaken identity ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 20, 2019

The trailer for ‘Love Is Yellow’ tries to be cool and edgy but doesn’t really pull it off

I have seen a great many Nollywood movie trailers, and I have decided that bad trailers is something that will ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 18, 2019

We are excited that Wanuri Kahiu is set to direct ‘The Thing About Jellyfish’ for Universal

If you don’t know who Wanuri Kahiu is, shame on you. That said, she’s the Kenyan director whose lesbian love ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 15, 2019

Fans rallied to have Danai Gurira’s name credited on the new ‘Avengers: Endgame’ poster and we love it!

Marvel released the official trailer for the eagerly anticipated Avengers: Endgame on Thursday, and boy the internet devolved into an ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 14, 2019

We have got behind-the-scenes footage of Charles Uwagbai’s new movie ‘Rubicon’

Charles Uwagbai has just finished filming his new movie Rubicon, produced by Jude Legamah and it enlists a couple of ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 13, 2019

Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Lionheart’ screens at the Bonhams African Art gallery in London

Genevieve Nnaji’s directorial debut Lionheart has been a success story out of Nollywood, beaming a light towards Nigeria and the ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 11, 2019

Here are the 9 movies screening at the 2019 NollywoodWeek Paris Film Festival

Undoubtedly, Nollywood movies have gained such global appeal and sustained a fascination that they are always in demand. From international ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 11, 2019

Upcoming zombie comedy ”Little Monsters” proves that we are living in the year of Lupita Nyong’o

We are living in the year of Lupita Nyong’o, take it or leave it. Nyong’o’s return to the screens since ...

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Wilfred OkicheMarch 10, 2019

Film Review: Void is a surprising psychological drama

In Void, the new psychological drama produced by actor Frederick Leonard and directed by Eneaji Chris, troubling signs arrive early ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 8, 2019

Lupita Nyong’o is now the fifth black woman to be on the cover of horror magazine Fangoria

Lupita Nyongo’s career has accelerated since starring in Marvel’s Black Panther. In short, she’s everywhere, from getting linked to other ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 7, 2019

Idris Elba is replacing Will Smith as Deadshot in ‘Suicide Squad 2’

Despite the failures and dissatisfaction with the first Suicide Squad, the movie still did well at the box office. A bland ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 6, 2019

How Steven Spielberg’s push against Netflix can hurt the chances of African movies at the Oscars

The 91st Academy Awards, for which critical darling Roma took home major wins, came with a surprising post-script: Steven Spielberg wants the ...

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Bernard DayoMarch 4, 2019

C J Obasi’s ‘Hello, Rain’ has screened on every continent, and now it will premiere in Australia

I can’t think of any Nigerian film that has enjoyed a lot of film festival appearances than Hello, Rain, the ...

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Emmanuel OnwuchekwaFebruary 27, 2019

Black Panther’s wins at the Oscars were the wins that really made a statement

We rejoiced with Ryan Coogler’s cast of Marvel’s Black Panther as they stormed the SAG awards and took home two ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 27, 2019

The trailer for ‘Being Annabel’ is so bad it will give you an existential crisis

Put bluntly, the trailer for Being Annabel is bad. And the greatest travesty? The movie will be in cinemas next ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 25, 2019

Imoh Umoren has given us visuals to his upcoming movie ‘Dear Bayo’

In September, 2018, Imoh Umoren tweeted that he was planning on churning out more TV shows in 2019. In other ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 25, 2019

David Oyelowo joins cast of ‘Peter Rabbit’ sequel

According to reports, the upcoming sequel to Peter Rabbit has added David Oyelowo to the cast. Simply titled Peter Rabbit ...

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Vincent DesmondFebruary 25, 2019

The Trailer For Call Me By My Name Is A Reminder That Nigeria Filmmakers Need To Make Trailers

The Nigerian movie industry just may be making an attempt to bring back horror and thriller genre, a genre which ...

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