Category: The Film Blog

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Media BloggerDecember 22, 2016

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

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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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Media BloggerDecember 15, 2016

The Film Blog: Omoni Oboli, you must be joking

First off, we feel it pertinent to mention that we operate separately from YNaija.com. Our focus is different. We do ...

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Media BloggerDecember 15, 2016

The Film Blog: A Trip To Jamaica? The AMVCAs also need to do some soul searching

Who would have thought that when we were calling out the Best of Nollywood Awards, and praising the AMVCAs in ...

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Media BloggerDecember 15, 2016

The Film Blog: #AMVCA2017 Someone feels snubbed

Skinny girl in transit nom hopefully! https://t.co/75y08ZopYL — C. Soon #DamiBants (@DamiElebe) December 14, 2016 Will AMVCA nominate SGIT this ...

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Media BloggerDecember 14, 2016

The Film Blog: The AMVCA nominations are here!

Announced tonight, the 2017 AMVCA nominations are led by 93 Days, 76 and Oloibiri. Clearly the jury was feeling historical/factual ...

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Media BloggerDecember 13, 2016

The Film Blog: The Best of Nollywood Awards need to do some soul searching

The Best Of Nollywood Awards held last weekend. If you’re wondering why you didn’t hear much about it, it’s likely ...

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Media BloggerDecember 10, 2016

The Film Blog: Are Nigerian cinemas embracing the times?

For Nigerian cinemas, at least. A quick glance at the Silverbird Cinemas Ikeja schedule shows that a whopping 5 out ...

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RoqeebahDecember 10, 2016

Review: Heartbeat The Musical is promising but it can be better

by Okon Ekpo The end of the calendar year usually comes with it a rash of musicals staged to thrill ...

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Media BloggerDecember 8, 2016

The Film Blog: Sadly, we are very disappointed with the movie ’76

You know that sinking feeling in your stomach when you don’t agree with the elite consensus? Yeah we felt that ...

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Media BloggerDecember 7, 2016

The Film Blog: ‘The Inn’ has our attention

Just yesterday we were talking about stars making a return to the limelight via television shows. Today, we found out ...

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Media BloggerDecember 6, 2016

The Film Blog: Victor Sanchez Aghahowa’s ‘Baking Bread’ is a plus for the industry

On Sunday the 4th of December, somewhere in Ikeja, Victor Sanchez Aghahowa hosted a bunch of young writers (or aspiring ...

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Media BloggerDecember 6, 2016

The Film Blog: Is an Ego Boyo resurgence upon us?

Last week we brought you news that director and producer Mildred Okwo was hard at work on set of her ...

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Media BloggerDecember 4, 2016

The Film Blog: ‘Salt’ is a pretty good ebola narrative

The thing about big events or tragedies is that there are tons of other smaller, more narrow events taking place within ...

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Media BloggerDecember 3, 2016

The Film Blog: Mildred Okwo plots her next move

After wowing audiences with her first film The Meeting (actually, her first film was 30 Days, but so few people got ...

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Media BloggerDecember 1, 2016

The Film Blog: Omotola is (almost) back

Gird your loins. Director Moses Inwang just released (on Instagram, curiously enough) teasers for his next movie which stars Omotola ...

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Media BloggerNovember 20, 2016

The Film Blog: Somkele Idhalama and Ifeanyi Dike Jr. – 2 on a roll

You know, we’re quite wary of noise. Its very function in many regards is to distract. And so we’re equally wary ...

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Media BloggerNovember 20, 2016

The Film Blog: And the (AFRIFF) winners are…

And after a week of feverish activity, the 2016 edition of the Africa International Film Festival has come to a ...

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Media BloggerNovember 18, 2016

The Film Blog: Ojukokoro is coming

It’s rare that a Nigerian movie generates what is clearly organic buzz (as opposed to, you know, Nollywood people just ...

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Media BloggerNovember 16, 2016

The Film Blog: Denrele The Groom

We couldn’t be more curious about Denrele’s new film role. “How To Play A Player,” you say? Our eyes are ...

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