Category: Specials

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Wilfred OkicheMarch 2, 2019

Obituary: Bisi Silva, godmother of contemporary art from Africa

The art world, locally and internationally, mourns the loss of Bisi Silva, influential curator, founder and artistic director of the ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 17, 2019

#Berlinale2019: Of fathers and their sons: Chiwetel Ejiofor’s The Boy who Harnessed the Wind

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 16, 2019

#Berlinale2019: Books, lies and videotape- Review of The Plagiarist

Director Peter Parlow attempts a deep dive into the creative mind, trying out a series of ideas before settling on ...

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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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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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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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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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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 28, 2019

Investigation: Has Enugu State unlocked the model for genuine community development in Nigeria?

Enugu State government’s landmark Visit Every Community (VEC) programme looks to be delivering on its mandate despite several gaps and ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 24, 2019

Review: Woli Arole takes on Nollywood with ‘The Call’; He doesn’t succeed

For Hollywood’s latest remake of A Star is Born, the titular character, Ally, played by pop star, Lady Gaga has ...

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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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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 22, 2019

Profile: How Genevieve Nnaji became Queen of Nollywood (again)

In December 2018, two decades after starting out with a bit part in the crime drama, Most Wanted, Genevieve Nnaji ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 16, 2019

Review: Knock Out Blessing delivers more hits than misses

The prodigious Dare Olaitan announced his arrival in audacious form with the 2017 crime drama Ojukokoro (Greed). A welcome breath ...

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EditorJanuary 15, 2019

Review: Up North is big, beautiful and bland

Geography was big in Nollywood in 2018 with films like Lionheart, King of Boys and Kasala looking within to reflect ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 26, 2018

Film Review: Lionheart is the feel-good movie of the year and everyone should see it

Genevieve Nnaji isn’t a fan of the division of the film industry into old and new Nollywood. These boxes and ...

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EditorDecember 14, 2018

Vonne Couture Presents Dudu Collection

Womenswear label, Vonne couture has unveiled its latest collection named ‘Dudu’- which means black in Yoruba language. The creative director, ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 13, 2018

Film Review: In an industry drowning in cliches; Kasala is a breath of fresh air

In an interesting twist, one of the most refreshing movies to come out of Nollywood in a long time has ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 10, 2018

Film Review: Ayoola Ayolola is the best thing about If I am President

What better time to put out an old school drama about aspiring for the highest political office in the land ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 10, 2018

Review: Chief Daddy is ready to take all your money

You have seen the trailer. It is no spoiler to report that Chief Beecroft (Taiwo Obileye), the character for which ...

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Edwin OkoloDecember 8, 2018

With “Dead Lions Don’t Roar”, Tolu Akinyemi opts for relatable simplicity

Poetry can be likened to spades, whose ability to dig deep and unearth largely depends on who is handling it. ...

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Wilfred OkicheNovember 11, 2018

Theatre Review: Our Son the Minister is the story of all of us

In 2016, the Beeta Universal Arts Foundation, founded by Bikiya Graham-Douglas, launched the Beeta Playwright Competition to give a voice ...

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Otaigbe EwoigbokhanNovember 7, 2018

King of Boys: An unvarnished look into the seedy underbelly of the Lagos elite

Kemi Adetiba’s King of Boys is a coming of age film and a departure from the mundane theme of comedy ...

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Wilfred OkicheOctober 29, 2018

Film Review: ‘King of Boys’ is everything and nothing you expect

Director Kemi Adetiba is one of Nigeria’s experimental auteurs. That much was made clear from the scene that played out at ...

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Wilfred OkicheSeptember 27, 2018

Odunlade Adekola’s The Vendor is barely salvaged by a few laughs

Meme king Odunlade Adekola takes his lowbrow shtick to the big screen with The Vendor, a ribald screwball tale of ...

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Wilfred OkicheSeptember 26, 2018

‘From Lagos With Love’ had so much material but played out as cheap melodrama

There is no shortage of films- Nollywood, Hollywood and beyond- that trace the dramatic unravelling of the family, nuclear or ...

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Wilfred OkicheSeptember 24, 2018

Concert Review: A splendid night with Femi Kuti

After about two months on the road touring Europe and the Americas, Afrobeat’s first son, Femi Kuti and his Positive ...

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Wilfred OkicheAugust 29, 2018

Fighting Corruption is Dangerous is an interesting retelling of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s legacy

2018 173 pages MIT Press According to Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, the global average tenure ...

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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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Wilfred OkicheJuly 18, 2018

Film Review: Alexandra is a near sterile immigrant hustle story

The Nollywood-diaspora collaborations are pretty much a staple of the film industry. In the last decade, they have become so ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 17, 2018

Concert Review: Becoming FalzTheBahdGuy was solid but Falz hasn’t quite arrived yet

On the creative level, Falz’s entire career so far has gone through the three major stages; the climb, the peak ...

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