Category: The Film Blog

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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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Media BloggerNovember 14, 2016

The Film Blog: Room 315 has no time for your drama

It was just about a month ago when the internet was hit with a flurry of controversy about two similarly ...

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Media BloggerNovember 12, 2016

The Film Blog: Is Fathia Balogun about to pull an Ngozi Nwosu?

One thing often lost in the pointless (and totally stupid, we just have to say) Old Nollywood vs New Nollywood ...

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Media BloggerNovember 12, 2016

The Film Blog: We can’t be bothered with ‘5ive’

A consequence of the current “revolution” Nigerian film and TV is seeing is that there will, at some point, simply ...

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Media BloggerNovember 11, 2016

The Film Blog: We have questions about this ‘Lotanna’ movie

We’re hesitant to join the crew of Nigerians who complain about “Nigerians” but sometimes it does feel that only Nigerians ...

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Media BloggerNovember 8, 2016

The Film Blog: ‘This Is It’ has our attention, and Lowladee is a quiet storm

Nigeria’s film industry will be great(er). There is no doubt. It is a logical impossibility for that to not be ...

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Media BloggerNovember 7, 2016

The Film Blog: We’re not sure about First Stars

For all of the problems Nollywood has (and has had,) a lack of raw talent is at the bottom of ...

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Media BloggerNovember 5, 2016

The Film Blog: We can’t wait for Amaka’s Kin

Amaka Igwe is resting in peace. If there is a fate greater than that for the soul of the woman ...

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Media BloggerNovember 4, 2016

The Film Blog: Isioma Osaje’s hustle is A-grade

We have to give it to Isioma Osaje 2.0. Or is it 3.0? This young woman has already been through ...

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Media BloggerNovember 3, 2016

The Film Blog: Have you seen Sons of the Caliphate?

The fact that it was directed by Kenneth Gyang was enough to pique our interests. And then the fact that it’s ...

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Media BloggerNovember 2, 2016

The Film Blog: A Mercy Johnson talk show you say?

Mercy Johnson is launching a talk show. Or has launched a talk show. We’re still not sure but she made ...

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RoqeebahNovember 1, 2016

Movie Review: This grudge falls flat | The Grudge

by Okon Ekpo Call it a mini Tinsel reunion. For her debut effort as producer, actress Funmi Holder – best ...

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RoqeebahOctober 29, 2016

Movie review: Oloibiri is not the definitive Niger Delta narrative

by Okon Ekpo As we were taught in school, oil was first discovered in Nigeria in commercial quantities in a ...

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RoqeebahOctober 24, 2016

Guest Post: We attended Day 1 of the Eko International Film Showcase – to watch American films

We were invited by the organisers of the Eko International Film Festival to watch four American documentaries as part of ...

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RoqeebahOctober 21, 2016

The Film Blog: Hope you know EbonyLife is bringing Cinderella to Nigeria?

  While everyone is waiting (breathlessly, in our case, we are ashamed to admit) for The Wedding Party, we have ...

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ToluOctober 21, 2016

The Film Blog: Which one is the Eko International Film Festival again?

This one just crept up on us, without announcement. Keepers of the Game, Code Girl, StartUp Generation and I’m Not ...

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Isime EseneOctober 20, 2016

The Film Blog: Of course, someone came for Mary Njoku

We have been wondering what took them so long, to be honest. Mary Remmy Njoku, actor, is wife of media ...

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Isime EseneOctober 20, 2016

The Film Blog: Mary Njoku just wants to be big, that’s all.

So we are officially calling today The Njoku today. Because we are so inspired. So Biko, allow us. See Mary ...

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