Category: The Film Blog

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EditorJuly 31, 2017

The Film Blog: Is Banana Island Ghost the most anticipated movie after Isoken?

Short answer: yes. Post the lavish premiere two Sundays ago, that’s all anybody can talk about, despite the fact that ...

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EditorJuly 31, 2017

The Film Blog: We now have a date for the Lights Camera Africa!!! 2017 Film Festival

29 September to 1 October 2017. Ugoma Adegoke, who is curator of one of the more thoughtful seventh edition of the ...

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RoqeebahJuly 30, 2017

[The Film Blog] Are they ever going to do something with B430 before we all turn 30?

In 2015, the Nigerian media and film space got a tease. Nemsia Studios promised a series that would shed light ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaJuly 29, 2017

The Film Blog: Hakkunde is premiering this weekend. Let’s tell you why we are excited.

The trailer is world class. There is Frank Donga (Kunle Idowu). It is produced by the brilliant AMVCA-winning Oluseyi Asurf, ...

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Oluwatosin AdeshokanJuly 22, 2017

[The Film Blog] EbonyLife TV is making a film about Black Germans in Nazi Germany

Mo Abudu’s EbonyLife TV is making a film about The fate of Afro Germans under Nazis. Before the Nazi party gained ...

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EditorJuly 20, 2017

[The Film Blog] Sylaz Ud’ee is at the beginning of an exciting career as a film maker

Sylaz Ud’ee is a Nigerian-American film maker in the City College, New York undergoing his MFA in Filmmaking. The Lagos ...

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Op-ed EditorJuly 15, 2017

[The Film Blog]: How Isoken is still absolutely killing it at the cinemas

These scenting times are from the Silverbird Cinemas at the Galleria, also known as the most unattractive and least subscribed ...

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EditorJuly 8, 2017

Isoken debuts at Number 1 in our Top 10 Film countdown

Jade Osiberu’s Isoken has waltzed its way into the number one position of the YNaija Ranking for film this month. The movie ...

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Op-ed EditorJuly 7, 2017

The Film Blog Thread: So this is what people are saying about ’10 days in Sun City’

AY Makun’s third instalment of the Akpos franchise opened in Cinemas across Nigeria from the 23rd of June. It’s been ...

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Op-ed EditorJuly 6, 2017

The Film Blog: Comparisons between The Wedding Party and Isoken are misguided – and unnecessary

So yesterday I saw Isoken…not so sure about it, better than The Wedding Party but not quite there yet. End ...

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Op-ed EditorJuly 6, 2017

The Film Blog: We don’t like the fact that Tina Mba doesn’t get the credit she deserves

Tina Mba has been in two recent hit Nollywood movies, Isoken and Okafor’s Law. And in both of them she ...

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Op-ed EditorJuly 6, 2017

The Film Blog: Funke Akindele just proved that she knows the work

He asked: By now jenifa in Jenifa's diary should be able to speak fairly correct English. @funkeakindele @TrafficChiefNG @Gidi_Traffic — ...

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Op-ed EditorJuly 3, 2017

The Film Blog: Everything about Imoh Umoren’s new film looks gorgeous

Imoh Umoren, one of the finest minds you haven’t heard about in Nigerian film and television, is finally ready for ...

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Op-ed EditorJuly 2, 2017

The Film Blog Thread: “Diamond Ring, an edge-of-the-seat winner” | A trip down memory lane to the Nollywood that made actual magic

Have you seen Diamond Ring, Dry leaves or Women’s Cot? If you haven’t, this thread is for you. Welcome to ...

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Op-ed EditorJuly 1, 2017

The Film Blog: Alakada Reloaded is premiering in the U.K.? Hey God!

We hope we don’t bear responsibility for joining the hype of this film. Actually, calling it a film is a ...

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Op-ed EditorJuly 1, 2017

The Film Blog: Kunle Afolayan’s ‘Roti’ is an exercise in brilliance – but will Nigerians go to see it?

The casting of this movie is excellent. Everyone is perfect – Kunle Afolayan, Kate Henshaw, Kunle’s mum (who, we hear, ...

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Op-ed EditorJuly 1, 2017

The Film Blog: You have to admire the bravery of this TNS review of Isoken

You know, one of us at The Film Blog absolutely insisted that Isoken is formulaic, and nothing special – at ...

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Op-ed EditorJune 30, 2017

The Film Blog: Ehen, this is the Kunle Afolayan we knower

The Kunle Afolayan we know stoped playing in 1901, and so we were very surprised by the low-key rollout of ...

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Op-ed EditorJune 29, 2017

The Film Blog: Please, does anybody understand what Shan George is even saying?

Please help us and watch. "Cabality" is killing Nollywood – @shangeorgefilms A post shared by HipTv (@officialhiptv) on Jun 27, ...

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Op-ed EditorJune 29, 2017

The Film Blog: We are totally loving the trailer for “My Wife & I” – and can’t wait to see Rachel Oniga

We’ve talked about this before. The images, the art, everything is on point. The Inkblot guy’s take themselves very seriously ...

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Op-ed EditorJune 27, 2017

The Film Blog: The crowd of Nollywood stars in Rwanda reminds you that AMAA is not dead

There is an abundance of people so upset at the mediocrity of the Africa Movie Academy Awards that they just ...

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EditorJune 25, 2017

The Film Blog: We are feeling one-kain about the fact that Ice Prince is doing a biopic

On the one hand, there is a ‘why not?’ vibe. If he feels he has a story to tell and ...

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EditorJune 23, 2017

The Film Blog: Omotola gives the perfect answer for every critic and hater in your life

“What they gonna do?” A reporter asked Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde at a press briefing on a Wednesday about her new role ...

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EditorJune 21, 2017

The Film Blog: Old Nollywood isn’t going anywhere anytime soon

For every film producer that says Nollywood is neglecting its slapdash storylines, its complete disregard for attention to detail, and ...

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EditorJune 20, 2017

The Film Blog: So Uche Jombo woke up this morning and decided to make a fool of herself

The first comment on BellaNaija says it all: Who do these people think they are? I’m “officially taking my family ...

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EditorJune 19, 2017

The Film Blog: Isoken is hot like fire at the cinemas – for one simple reason 

It’s funny.   This isn’t our greatest Nigerian movie of all time, but don’t take our word for it, because while ...

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Op-ed EditorJune 15, 2017

The Film Blog: Someone who has brains actually released a DVD of Moji Olaiya’s burial

What won’t we see? Barely a week after the shocking burial of Yoruba-movie actress, Moji Olaiya, a well known film ...

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RoqeebahJune 13, 2017

The Film Blog: Uduak Isong’s ‘Lost in London’, to cut a long story short, is a disgrace

Why do people still do these things? Aren’t you paying attention to all the giant strides Nollywood has been making ...

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Op-ed EditorJune 11, 2017

The Film Blog: Throwback to 2006 when a Nollywood fan was ‘wailing’

This is a reminder of how far we have come – from 2006 when this piece was published in the ...

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