Category: The Film Blog

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Bernard DayoFebruary 4, 2018

[The Film Blog] Hello, Adelolu Adefarasin joined the roster at Agency 106

He’s Nathan in the NdaniTV hit web series Skinny Girl in Transit, one of the romantic players vying for Tiwa’s ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 2, 2018

[The Film Blog] We need to talk about the Oscar-nominated “Dunkirk” and its exclusion of women

I’m on a must-watch Oscar movies marathon. The idea is very simple: I try to watch all the films nominated ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 31, 2018

[The Film Blog] “Hereditary” is the Scary Horror Film Everyone was Talking About at Sundance

Every film buff knows the Sundance film festival is always a useful precursor for the films that will dominate the ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 27, 2018

[The Film Blog] The teaser for Tope Oshin’s “New Money” is here and it’s all about the money

They say money makes the world go round and new money is even better. In the hands of Toun Odumosu ...

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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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Bernard DayoJanuary 25, 2018

[The Film Blog] “The Wedding Party 2” is now the Highest Grossing Nollywood Film Ever but Where are the Receipts?

Before the cinema-wide premiere of The Wedding Party: Destination Dubai in Nigeria, I wrote about the untold appeal of The ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 24, 2018

[The Film Blog] Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” leads 2018 Oscars with 13 nominations

The nominations for the 90th Academy Awards was announced yesterday morning in a live stream hosted by Girls Trip star ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 22, 2018

[The Film Blog] Complete Winners’ List for the 2018 SAG Awards

The 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards held in Los Angeles last night and hosted by actress Kristen Bell. This will ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 22, 2018

[The Film Blog] “The Commuter” is Liam Neeson’s Swan Song

At 65-years-old, Liam Neeson is kind of a pop cultural icon. His entire career has been built on the versatile ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 21, 2018

The Film Blog: “Wives on Strike: The Revolution” might be funny, but It seriously deals with the social illness of domestic violence

There’s a funny scene in Omoni Oboli’s Wives on Strikes: The Revolution where Sola Sobowale, who plays the Iyaloja of ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 20, 2018

[The Film Blog] Harry Potter Fan Film explores the Dark Origins of Voldermort

From TV shows to movies, fan fiction has always been part of pop culture, fuelled by an active cauldron of ...

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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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Bernard DayoJanuary 12, 2018

[The Film Blog] A definitive Brenda Fassie Biopic with a strictly South African cast is just what we need right now

The legacy of South African pop diva Brenda Fassie will be immortalized on screen after UK film company Showbizbee acquired the ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 11, 2018

[The Film Blog] Introducing Funke Akindele, cast member of Avengers: Infinity War

Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War may be barely five months away, but here’s something to be excited about: award-winning Nollywood actress ...

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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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Bernard DayoJanuary 9, 2018

[The Film Blog] Kemi Adetiba has an upcoming film and it’s called “King of Boys”

As one of the few female directors in Nigeria who have successfully helmed the country’s best selling film, everyone has ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 6, 2018

[The Film Blog] The Teaser for “Hello, Rain” Based on Nnedi Okorafor’s Short Story “Hello, Moto” is Here and We Want More

At long last, the promotional cycle for Hello, Rain finally begins. After an incredible 2017 with a powerful TED Talk ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 3, 2018

The Film Blog: From Black Panther to Ocean’s 8: Eleven movies you must see in 2018

2017 was a great year for films. There was the return of franchises (Fast and Furious, Star Wars: The Last ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 1, 2018

[The Film Blog] On fuel scarcity, Nollywood, and the media industry

Over the years, fuel scarcity in Nigeria has become as familiar as sunlight. Its repeated occurrence stems from a number ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 29, 2017

[The Film Blog] John Boyega is jazzing up the “Pacific Rim” sequel with Wizkid’s “Daddy Yo”

To cap off a rather productive year for superstar Wizkid, his hit dancehall single Daddy Yo is set to feature ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 25, 2017

[The Film Blog] Why Nollywood is yet to experience a shake up despite the Harvey Weinstein scandal

Back in October, The New York Times published a story detailing decades of allegations of sexual harassment against film mogul ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 23, 2017

The Film Blog: The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai is competent. But don’t expect more

When the trailer for The Wedding Party landed in 2016, there were fears that the trailer, a glamorous, 3 minutes ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 21, 2017

[The Film Blog] Watch David Oyelowo in the hilarious first trailer of action comedy “Gringo”

The first trailer for Nash Edgerton’s upcoming action comedy film Gringo is here, and it’s upbeat and hilariously chaotic. Titled ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 21, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Isoken, Potato Potahto, Hakkunde… See the 10 best films of 2017

In terms of quality of films, 2017 was a bit of a downer as there was a bit of struggle ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 21, 2017

The Film Blog: Are there films best enjoyed at the cinema?

Cinema culture, over the years, has positively progressed as evidenced in box office sales and a drive to establish more ...

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Bernard DayoDecember 16, 2017

[The Film Blog] Are Nollywood films becoming bad?  

 Till date, one of the biggest and unmatched box office success stories is that of The Wedding Party, the Kemi ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 14, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Roti, Alter Ego, Alakada Reloaded… These are the 10 most disappointing films of the year

Nollywood films were so uninspiring this year, our 2017 Review list could easily have been doubled. These ugly 10 are ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 14, 2017

[The Film Blog] The Accidental Spy may be the worst thing AY has ever done

Not to be confused with the 2001 Jackie Chan led Hong Kong film, The Accidental Spy, produced by the duo ...

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EditorDecember 10, 2017

[The Film Blog] The IFFR just chose a Nigerian film critic to join their festival in 2018

Criticism is very misunderstood in Nigeria, anyone who has dabbled in editorial writing and criticism will easily tell you that. ...

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EditorDecember 5, 2017

Ufuoma McDermott’s “Christmas is Coming” desperately needs a christmas miracle of its own

Just in time for the festive season, Ufuoma McDermott jumps into the actress/producer/director fray with her first film in at ...

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