Category: The Film Blog

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Bernard DayoAugust 23, 2018

Watch the underwhelming trailer for Best Okoduwa’s “Damian’s Muse”

I’m not looking forward to Best Okoduwa’s upcoming movie Damian’s Muse, for the simple reason that the trailer is a ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 22, 2018

“Avengers: Infinity War” directors have declared Shuri as the smartest person in the MCU

Like we needed to be reminded. In a recent video on Wired, Avengers: Infinity War directors Joe Russo and Anthony ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 21, 2018

“Funke” is the Nollywood movie trying to break gender norms and we are here for it

The mission of Yemi Morafa’s coming-of-age movie Funke is simple: shatter the glass ceiling on gender expectations for women. Set ...

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Wilfred OkicheAugust 20, 2018

Omoni Oboli has done her best work yet on ‘Moms at War’

In Moms at War, the latest collaboration between FilmOne and inkblot productions, box office magnet Omoni Oboli rejoins the team, ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 19, 2018

Move over, Idris Elba! Our own Kenneth Okolie is giving us killer James Bond vibes

While the internet buzzed about rumours of Idris Elba playing James Bond recently, and Elba complicating things on Twitter through ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 17, 2018

Here’s when Ufuoma McDermott’s “What Just Happened!” will be released in cinemas

The last time Ufuoma McDermott produced and directed a movie was 2017’s Christmas Is Coming, which announced her debut as ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 16, 2018

“Mirabel” the new short film from Judith Audu’s is her directorial splash

While watching the trailer for Judith Audu’s directorial debut Mirabel, I wondered why one of the lead characters looked familiar. ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 15, 2018

Stupid, rubbish, garbage: Cinema Pointer is the platform refusing to sugarcoat reviews of Nollywood movies

Have you read a Cinema Pointer movie review on Instagram? It is concise, cuttingly honest and somewhat fun. In a ...

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Wilfred OkicheAugust 13, 2018

Review: Seven and a Half Dates is terribly unglamorous

Box office Nollywood continues to double down on the comedies and the romances. Seven and a Half Dates is only ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 13, 2018

Here’s when Faraday Okoro’s “Foreign Prince” will hit American cinemas

If you are wondering who Faraday Okoro is, here’s a crash course: he is a NYU graduate student and became ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 12, 2018

Idris Elba is teasing us as James Bond on Twitter and we literally can’t handle it

If you have been on the internet for the past three days, you must have caught wind of Idris Elba ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 11, 2018

The teaser for Michael Oke’s “Foreign Love” teases itself into another romcom we don’t need

The opening shots in the trailer for Michael Oke’s Foreign Love begins with an admiration of cleavage. Jason, played by ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 10, 2018

You guys, the trailer for Kemi Adetiba’s “King of Boys” is here and it will make your heart race

First of all, take a bow, Kemi Adetiba. The official trailer for her sophomore film project King of Boys has ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 10, 2018

From Paris to Bueno Aires: CJ Obasi’s “Hello, Rain” is enjoying a film festival renaissance

Some great movies first cut their teeth at film festivals, captivating audiences and critics alike. In 2015, Todd Haynes’ tender, ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 9, 2018

From today, Omoni Oboli’s box office hit “Wives on Strike” will be available for streaming on iROKOtv

In a bid to expand its library on Nollywood content, iROKOtv will introduce Omoni Oboli’s Wives on Strike to its ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 9, 2018

“Seven and a Half Dates” reportedly makes 10 million naira in three days, but when will Nollywood stop lying?

I didn’t see Seven and a Half Dates when it was released in cinemas last week Friday, partly because of ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 8, 2018

Upcoming romantic fantasy movie “Sylvia” finally gets a September 21 release date

After making its round in the film festival circuit, Daniel Oriahi’s Sylvia now has a September 21 cinema release date. ...

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Bernard DayoAugust 7, 2018

“A Rose for Freddy” is a modern colour film set in Lagos and here’s the trailer

This Friday, Chike Nwoffiah’s A Rose for Freddy will be released in select cinemas and the first thing you would ...

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EditorAugust 6, 2018

Oghenekaro Itene is making her Hollywood debut in the upcoming thriller “Chase”

After making a huge splash in the 2017 Charles Uwagbai-directed epic blockbuster Esohe, distilled as a Nollywood-Hollywood collaboration, Tinsel actress ...

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EditorAugust 5, 2018

Here’s the full list of the AMAA 2018 nominations

Announced during the nominations party held on Friday at the Wheatbaker, the Africa Movie Academy Awards unveiled this year’s nominees. ...

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EditorAugust 4, 2018

We didn’t see Sope Aluko in the new “Venom” trailer and Marvel has some explaining to do

If you are anticipating Marvel’s Venom like me, the first villain in the Spider–Man villain universe, then you must have ...

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EditorAugust 3, 2018

There’s a new Nollywood pop-up channel on DStv, for you Nollywood lovers

Till date, the best pop-up channel experience I’ve had as a DStv subscriber is the one dedicated to Marvel movies. ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiAugust 2, 2018

The #MeToo movement will give a lot of people in Nollywood the heat | Nigerian actress, Somkele

If you only discovered Somkhele Idhlama when she won the AMVCA Trailblazer award, I’m sorry to inform you, you’ve barely ...

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EditorAugust 2, 2018

Boring trailer for “From Lagos With Love” reminds us that Nollywood is out of ideas

Have you seen the trailer for From Lagos With Love? Don’t worry, you will soon. It is so Nollywood, beguiling ...

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EditorAugust 2, 2018

Here’s your Nollywood movie cinema release schedule for August

If anything, this year’s Nollywood movie release timeline has been something of a joke. Egregiously bad movies keep flooding the ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 30, 2018

Pleased to inform you that CJ Obasi’s “Mami Wata” has been selected into the Ouaga Film Lab

Mami Wata, the black-and-white, supernatural thriller coming from genre director CJ Obasi, is inching towards becoming a fully-realised program. Still ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 29, 2018

Rick Famuyiwa is making Disney’s first African princess movie “Sadé” and we are here for it

Disney’s catalogue of properties, especially its princess-y fairytales marketed towards children, have a heavy stroke of white characters as leads. ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 28, 2018

BB Sasore is looking for a second unit director for his upcoming movie and it could be you

The next time you’ll hear about director and writer BB Sasore, on a big scale that is, it will be ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 27, 2018

Omoni Oboli wants to change the narrative of women hating each other with her new film “Moms at War”

Omoni Oboli is currently enjoying a cultural renaissance. In mid-2017, she pivoted away from Nollywood to launch her clothing line ...

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Bernard DayoJuly 26, 2018

How fashion and music saved “Lara and the Beat”

As Lara and her sister Dara are removed from their mansion following the allegation of tax fraud levelled against their ...

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