Category: The Film Blog

EditorFebruary 20, 2017

The Film Blog: There’s a trailer now

If this footage is anything to go by, the film isn’t much of a departure from the director’s other work ...

EditorFebruary 13, 2017

The Film Blog: Hakkunde looks awesomely strange

The sight of Kunle Idowu (or Frank Donga as most know him) in what appears to be a dramatic role is ...

EditorFebruary 2, 2017

The Film Blog: Are you ready for more Kunle Afolayan?

Three times more, really. Apparently he’s gotten a deal with MNet Africa to shoot 3 TV movies. Or at least ...

Media BloggerJanuary 31, 2017

The Film Blog: This dissection of The Wedding Party is the best thing you will read all day

We haven’t really talked about The Wedding Party, have we? Sure, we’ve acknowledged and celebrated it’s record-breaking box office figures ...

Isime EseneJanuary 28, 2017

The Film Blog: The Movie Buff Show seems like a winner

As Nollywood swells into something even we are not certain we quite comprehend, the methods of covering the industry comprehensively ...

Isime EseneJanuary 25, 2017

The Film Blog: We don’t know how we feel about Kenneth Gyang’s ‘The Lost Café’

We don’t know that bigger fans of Kenneth Gyang’s work exist anywhere else, at least not in Nigeria. At TFB, ...

ToluJanuary 21, 2017

The Film Blog: Let’s talk about the acting in ‘King Invincible’

King Invincible, the debut film by Femi Adisa kicks of 2017 Nollywood in epic style. We aren’t so enamoured by ...

ToluJanuary 21, 2017

The Film Blog: We are curious about Kayode Kasum’s ‘Dognapped’

Who else is excited about the direction Nollywood is taking? Smart dramas, historical epics, biopics and box office conquering comedies. ...

Op-ed EditorJanuary 14, 2017

Movie review: Three Wise Men is a hot, cluttered mess

by Wilfred Okiche The trailer seemed tacky. The premise, instantly unoriginal, and laughably desperate, spoke of one of the oldest ...

Op-ed EditorJanuary 13, 2017

The Film Blog: Gideon Okeke’s basketmouth has started to leak again

Where to begin. Nollywood actor and Tinsel star #GideonOkeke took to his Instagram page to slam veteran actor Chiwetalu Agu ...

Isime EseneJanuary 13, 2017

The YNaija Ranking: The Wedding Party is number 1 on our top 10 film countdown

With over N250 million in earnings, it is clear why this countdown debuts with The Wedding Party at number one. ...

Op-ed EditorJanuary 11, 2017

The Film Blog: Why we must all join hands to reject and condemn Mike Ezuruonye’s ‘Brother Jekwu’

Mike Ezuruonye’s movie ‘Brother Jekwu’ is bad.   Look, we know there are those of you so traumatised by Nigeria’s ...

Op-ed EditorJanuary 10, 2017

The Film Blog: Urgent message to Opa Williams and the producers of the film ‘Three Wise Men’

We just finished watching the Opa Williams film ‘Three Wise Men’ (Williams, for a generation that doesn’t know its heroes, ...

Isime EseneJanuary 10, 2017

The YNaija Rankings: Every month, we will rank the top films, TV and radio stations in Nigeria

YNaija will, from Wednesday, January 11, release a monthly countdown of platforms leading and lagging in the Nigerian media space. ...

ToluJanuary 9, 2017

The Film Blog: ’76 is quietly cleaning out

We were impressed by ’76, but we didn’t love it. Like The Wedding Party and 93 Days, it has pushed ...

ToluJanuary 7, 2017

The Film Blog: Yes, The Wedding Party’s success is a metaphor for our country

I'm so glad #NewNollywood is now giving us movies we pay 2 watch in cinemas, not cos we want to ...

Media BloggerDecember 31, 2016

The Film Blog: The Wedding Party just broke the biggest record of them all

Highest grossing film in Nigerian cinema history. Bar none. No qualifiers. No caveats. 200 million naira. Easily surpassing previous record ...

Media BloggerDecember 27, 2016

The Film Blog: The Wedding Party is only just getting started

One record smashed. Then, another. And now, this. And only a week and a half after release. And the word of ...

Media BloggerDecember 25, 2016

The Film Blog: We’ll be watching EbonyLife’s Fifty tonight

Fifty isn’t a perfect movie. No gainsaying there. But in the annals of Nigerian movie history, its story will be ...

Media BloggerDecember 23, 2016

The Film Blog: The Wedding Party smashes another record

Apparently not content with breaking the Nigerian opening weekend gross record, The Wedding Party has gone ahead to break the ...

Media BloggerDecember 22, 2016

The Film Blog: Gbomo Gbomo Express director plots a return with Catcher

Or, as stylized on the poster. Not too much is known besides the stars of the movie as revealed ...

Media BloggerDecember 21, 2016

The Film Blog: The curious case of the AMVCAs, EbonyLife, and Green White Green

You already know our thoughts on some of the issues we have with this year’s AMVCA nominations. One thing we didn’t mention ...

Media BloggerDecember 20, 2016

The Film Blog: From Toyin Tomato to Tinuade Coker, Sola Sobowale is not your mate

There she is, as the money-grubbing, man-eating, Toyin Tomato in Super Story’s ‘Oh Father, Oh Daughter’ series. Who could ever ...

Media BloggerDecember 20, 2016

The Film Blog: Anthill Studios’ ‘Plaything is pretty impressive

Anthill Studios was founded by Niyi Akinmolayan (who also serves as its Creative Director.) They’ve released a new short film, ...

Media BloggerDecember 19, 2016

The Film Blog: Is The Wedding Party already a hit?

It sure looks like it. A quick glance through Twitter leaves us hard pressed to find a bad word by ...

Media BloggerDecember 18, 2016

The Film Blog: Room 315 is a solid piece of work

Now that all the controversy has died down, Niyi Akinmolayan’s Room 315 has finally arrived. See for yourself. If you ...

Media BloggerDecember 17, 2016

The Film Blog: We hear Mike Ezuruonye’s Brother Jekwu is raking in the cash

Well, at least 20 million naira. In 10 days. And we say ‘we hear’ because the only source for the figure is ...

Media BloggerDecember 16, 2016

The Film Blog: These are Nigeria’s most searched movies and TV shows in 2016

A quick search on google trends reveals the top 10 most searched movies and TV series in Nigeria in 2016. Most ...

Media BloggerDecember 16, 2016

The Film Blog: On Nigerian awards, we have to agree with Mildred Okwo

Of course, as far as the AMVCAs are concerned, we think they have had more than enough time to figure ...

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