Category: The Film Blog

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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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Isime EseneOctober 20, 2016

The Film Blog: We want to remember Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr for ‘Nowhere to run’

A number of people have tweeted tributes to the amazing Ken Saro-Wiwa, who no one has a nasty word to ...

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YWriterOctober 18, 2016

The Film Blog: What Nate Parker said about the Nigerian film market

Some of us on TFB believe that the best thing Nate Parker could have done for his image for his ...

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Isime EseneOctober 18, 2016

The Film Blog: AFRIFF is finally here – with big news

It almost looked like it wasn’t gonna happen. That’s if you don’t know Chioma Ude. Because she will fight tooth ...

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YWriterOctober 18, 2016

The Film Blog: 3 comments provide an important minority view on Room 315

We came across these two comments, and as far as minority views go on this debate about plagiarism, they are ...

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YWriterOctober 18, 2016

The Film Blog: From #TheOtherRoom to #Room315 (and what we think)

In case you were looking for a room controversy that actually worth your time, rather than the teenage-boy fantasies of ...

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YWriterOctober 17, 2016

The Film Blog: That’s how IK Ogbonna was just going on his way o, and trailer came to jam him

  By now you know we kinda like our good friends at TrueNollywoodStories, at least based on how many times ...

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YWriterOctober 17, 2016

The Film Blog: We can’t find one good review for ‘A Trip to Jamaica’. No, not one.

  We went across the length and breadth of the Nigerian internet to see the reviews – and what we found ...

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YWriterOctober 15, 2016

The Film Blog: When Love Happens Again is a f__king stupid disgrace of a film

We wondered if to be truly honest about how we feel about this train-wreck of a film, especially if we ...

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YWriterOctober 10, 2016

The Film Blog: It’s just a fantastic time to be a Nigerian actor, we tell you

Think about it really. Look at all the New Nollywood projects that have come out this year: Arbitration, Okafor’s Law, ...

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Isime EseneOctober 7, 2016

The Film Blog: We are liking the trailer for Ojukokoro

  Like the first commenter says: “Not bad. Not bad at all”.

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YWriterOctober 6, 2016

The Film Blog: ‘Old Nollywood’ in one bad-ass photo

Alex Usifo. Dodgy costumes. A story-line that obviously involves rituals of some sort. Actors with dodgy expressions. Delicious exaggeration, everywhere. ...

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YWriterOctober 5, 2016

The Film Blog: Zack Orji returns!

  Zachee Ama Orji (that’s a trick old Nigerian journos use when they want to show you they know more ...

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YWriterOctober 4, 2016

The Film Blog: In Elder Maya, another under-appreciated Nollywood veteran takes a bow

You don’t know the name Maya Ndubuigbo (credits including The Barrister, Battle of Indemnity, amongst others), but if you watched ...

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