Category: The Film Blog

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 15, 2019

#Berlinale2019: Sex and the City: A review of Tamer Jandali’s Easy Love

Editor’s Note:  Our in-house critic, Wilfred Okiche, was invited to the 2019 Berlinale Film Festival as part of its Berlinale ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 14, 2019

#IFFR2019Review: Rosamund Pike is terrific in A Private War

Editor’s Note:  Our in-house critic, Wilfred Okiche, was invited to the 2019 International Film Festival Rotterdam as part of its ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 13, 2019

Omawumi and Waje have made their first movie ‘She Is,’ and the trailer stars Somkele Idhalama in a lead role

Last month, vocal powerhouses and best friends Omawumi and Waje came together to establish Hermanes Media, a media company set up ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 13, 2019

Eva Alordiah’s short film ‘Where’s the Condom?’ is so hollow and flat it will give you a concussion

For most people, the name Eva Alordiah now feels estranged from music. Once a vibrant, zany, quirky rapper with immense ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 12, 2019

Joke Silva will attend the 2019 Cannes Film Festival to discuss women in film as a panelist

This year’s Cannes Film Festival will be huge for African films, in that African filmmakers, artists, distributors and key stakeholders ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 11, 2019

Ireti Doyle is fierce and rebellious in the trailer for ‘1929,’ a movie about the Aba Women’s Riot

Forget the new crop of actresses that have waltzed into Nollywood, Ireti Doyle is still a boss. If you need ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 11, 2019

BAFTA 2019: Letitia Wright wins Rising Star Award and thanks God for helping her through depression

On a Sunday night that packed with award ceremonies like the Grammys, this year’s BAFTA aka the British Oscars rolled ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 8, 2019

Stephanie Linus’ ‘Dry’ to screen at the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF)

Since released in 2014, Stephanie Linus’ first filmmaking effort Dry has cemented itself as a relevant entry in the Nollywood ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 7, 2019

Michael B. Jordan and Warner Bros. have acquired film rights to Marlon James’ new book ‘Black Leopard, Red Wolf’

According to Deadline, the film rights to Marlon James’ highly anticipated and just-released book Black Leopard, Red Wolf has been ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 6, 2019

Feel the election season and watch Ayo Ayoola in ‘If I Am President’ premiering on AIT this Friday

Election season in Nigeria is in full force. On social media, it’s inescapable with political debates being shaped by dramas ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 6, 2019

#IFFR2019: Wanuri Kahiu’s Rafiki is vivid and technically accomplished

Editor’s Note:  Our in-house critic, Wilfred Okiche, was invited to the International Film Festival Rotterdam and is sending dispatches from ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 5, 2019

Meet Chinonye Chukwu, the first black female director to win the grand jury prize at Sundance 2019

More often than not, international film festivals showcase movies made by white filmmakers. Even more, these directors and producers are ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 5, 2019

#IFFR2019Review: Fear and loathing in Ulaa Salim’s Sons of Denmark

Editor’s Note:  Our in-house critic, Wilfred Okiche, was invited to the International Film Festival Rotterdam and is sending dispatches from ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 5, 2019

Tope Oshin’s ‘Up North’ to screen at Facebook’s headquarters in celebration of Black History Month

Tope Oshin’s Up North hit cinemas in December, a movie that placed singer-turned-politician Banky W in a lead role since ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 4, 2019

#IFFR2019: Present.Perfect, Capharnaüm are big winners at Rotterdam’s awards night.

The award winners for the 48th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) were announced Friday, 1, February 2019. The USA/Hong Kong ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 4, 2019

The trailer for Kunle Afolayan’s ‘Mokalik’ is here and of course, Simi does some singing

The press rollout for Kunle Afolayan’s upcoming Mokalik has officially kicked off, heralded with a couple of teasers released between ...

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Bernard DayoFebruary 1, 2019

We love this photo of Genevieve Nnaji hanging out with Danny Glover in LA – and all for a good cause

Queen of Nollywood Genevieve Nnaji is in Los Angeles for The Bail Project with other Hollywood celebrities and personalities. With ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 31, 2019

Olumide Oworu will make you believe in the power of your PVC in political short film ‘Choices’

Artistry Media, the collective of Baridakara Nwilene (producer), Alfa Faruk Umar (writer), and Joshua Tosto (director) and announced as winner ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 31, 2019

#IFFR2019Review: Nadine Labaki’s Capernaum is a triumph

Editor’s Note:  Our in-house critic, Wilfred Okiche, was invited to the International Film Festival Rotterdam and is sending dispatches from ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 31, 2019

Here’s why iLLBliss won’t be starring in a movie soon since making his debut in ‘King of Boys’

Undoubtedly, Kemi Adetiba’s King of Boys was a smash and it has its talented cast to thank for that. Importantly, ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 29, 2019

Here’s a glimpse of Jim Iyke and Ken Erics on the set of upcoming epic movie ‘Loving A Mortal’

Jim Iyke and Ken Erics are both star in an upcoming epic movie titled Loving A Mortal. Directed by Ken ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 28, 2019

Odunlade Adekola has been cast in an upcoming movie that will tackle depression

2018 ended for Odunlade Adekola on an exciting note, winning Best Actor in a Comedy at last year’s AMVCA, which ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 28, 2019

SAG Awards 2019: ‘Black Panther’ wins outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture

Black Panther has just picked up its latest win at last night’s 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards, which honours the best ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 27, 2019

Kate Henshaw is giving us election season vibes in the teaser for upcoming political movie ‘4th Republic’

Kate Henshaw is on a roll. During the week the actress joined international judges on CBS’ new talent show The ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 26, 2019

Get your tissues ready because the trailer for Chiwetel Ejiofor’s ‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’ will devastate you

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, the much-talked-about directorial debut from Chiwetel Ejiofor, now finally has a trailer released by ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 24, 2019

Ifan Michael’s ‘Foreigner’s God’ has resumed shooting but its star studded cast might be a recipe for disaster

Ifan Michael’s Foreigner’s God has been on the film radar since March 2018, with the release of teasers and flower-tinged ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 23, 2019

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde wants you to know that most of the movies she nominated made the Oscars’ nominees list

As the announcement of the 91st Oscars nominations still reverberates through the film world and on social media, with movies ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 23, 2019

Review: Enyinna Nwigwe and Bimbo Akintola in dull, nondescript Baby Steps

Enyinna Nwigwe headlines this dramatic comedy about a chronic bachelor whose playboy lifestyle is jolted into reset mode when he ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 22, 2019

Oscars 2019: ‘Black Panther’ becomes first superhero movie ever to be nominated for Best Picture

Well, well, well. What can we say!?!? The Academy Awards rolled out this year’s nominations on Tuesday morning and Marvel ...

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Bernard DayoJanuary 22, 2019

M.I. is giving us a movie this year and our hearts are joyful

Rap titian M.I. is coming for Nollywood this year, making an announcement on his Instagram on Tuesday that one of ...

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