Category: Specials

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Wilfred OkicheMarch 12, 2018

Film Review: Disguise is so bad, you will want your time (and money) back

What do men want? What do women want? These two, seemingly innocuous questions have bothered the great thinkers for the ...

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Wilfred OkicheMarch 6, 2018

LTF2018: August Meeting is both history lesson and timely call to action

In 1929, during colonial era Nigeria, a group of women, fearing that a head count of lives and property in ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 26, 2018

Review: “Memoirs of 4” is deathly dull

It is hard to understand what the makers of Memoirs of 4 were reaching for when they came together to ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 23, 2018

#Rotterdam2018: ‘Beyond Nollywood’ and the challenge of inclusion

At this point in its evolution, the Nollywood aesthetic is pretty much defined. Extremely low budgets and limited technical know-how ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 13, 2018

Film Review: The Royal Hibiscus Hotel is every Lagosian IJGB fantasy come to life

Let us just get it out of the way. The Royal Hibiscus Hotel, the latest project from EbonyLife films is ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 12, 2018

#Rotterdam2018: The Shape of Water should win everything

Among his many sins, Harvey Weinstein is to be blamed for turning awards season into a marketing frenzy where victory ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 8, 2018

#Rotterdam2018: I, Tonya is Margot Robbie’s Tour De Force

The rise and fall of Tonya Harding, the gifted American figure skater and would be contender who squandered two chances ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 6, 2018

#Rotterdam2018: Mean streets; Wilfred Okiche reviews Respeto

  In Alberto Monteras II’s Respeto, a gritty, realistic examination of the complex relationship between hip hop culture and inner ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 4, 2018

#Rotterdam2018: I, Tonya is buoyed by its careful explorations of complexities of victimhood

The rise and fall of Tonya Harding, the gifted American figure skater and would be contender who squandered two chances ...

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Alexander OnukwueFebruary 2, 2018

Battling racism and hate, Nigerian students in Cyprus have been left on their own

On the first of February, Kehinde Fowosere and Stephanie Ejeh graduated from the Eastern Mediterranean University in Cyprus. They are ...

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EditorJanuary 25, 2018

YNaijaLit: Rediscover the ancient city of Kano through Morayo Koleosho’s eyes

As part of YNaija’s dedication to the arts and especially literature from Nigeria and the continent, we have opened our ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 25, 2018

Film Review: Esohe is puzzling and clunky, but somehow it works

Nigerian immigrant, Gary Barbar (Jimmy Jean-Louis) isn’t doing badly living and working in the United States of America. He has ...

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EditorJanuary 22, 2018

Introducing #YNaijaLit: Providing a platform of expression for young Nigerian writers

For as long as YNaija has existed, it has depended on the wit, foresight and honesty of young Nigerian writers ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 18, 2018

Review: Blind Spot proves even great actors can’t save a sinking script

Rita Dominic and Femi Jacobs were paired for the first time in 2013, in Mildred Okwo’s terrific satire, The Meeting. ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 10, 2018

Film Review: Familiar, repetitive… The new Wives on Strike isn’t a revolution

It is hard to go wrong with a movie that is built around a social message. Especially in conservative societies ...

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EzinneDecember 31, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Abuja Twitter gets down and dirty; #5KBae wipes the floor with Pablo Ayodeji | See the top 10 Twitter fights of 2017

We really should have tagged this Top 10 Social Media fights because although Twitter gave us epic, historic throwdowns, Instagram, ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 31, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Alex Ekwueme, Buchi Emecheta, Maitama Sule, Eric Arubayi… 10 notable deaths of 2017

May their souls rest in peace. Eric Arubayi On February 11, thirty-three-year-old gospel music live act and former Idols West ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 30, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Hurricane Harvey, Mugabexit, Libyan slave trade… See the top 10 events that shook the world

These 10 events sent shock waves around the world, leaving confusion, disarray and relief in their wake. Presented in no ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 27, 2017

Concert Review: Wizkid came home alright, just don’t call it a concert

It is with a sense of national pride that Nigerians watched Wizkid take his material from Ojuelegba in Lagos state, ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 25, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Aisha Mohammed, Kemi Adeosun, Maina… Look who else was involved in the biggest scandals of the year

Some of the 10 stories that made up this list were tragic and demand our collective sober reflection while some ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 23, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Otodo Gbame, Rann bombing, and 8 other stories that made us cry

Sometimes it is hard being Nigerian and these events are proof. Otodo Gbame The Governor of Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode has ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 23, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Kachikwu vs. Baru, Kiss Daniel vs. G-Worldwide… See the Top 10 beefs of the year

Ready. Steady. Fight. 2017 was a year all its own, for the quality, duration and diversity of brawlers who took ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 23, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Chimamanda on Trans Women, Governor Yari on Meningitis, Daddy GO on social media… See the 10 worst quotes of the year

Somebody gag them, they need to shut it. Honestly Arranged from least cringeworthy to most cringeworthy. ‘’If you get your ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 23, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Tonto Dikeh, Mercy Aigbe, Psquare… Peep the Top 8 celebrity breakups of the year

Happily never after, said these ones. Mercy Aigbe and Lanre Gentry Nollywood actress Mercy Aigbe’s seven-year marriage to Asiwaju Larry ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 23, 2017

The Film Blog: The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai is competent. But don’t expect more

When the trailer for The Wedding Party landed in 2016, there were fears that the trailer, a glamorous, 3 minutes ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiDecember 22, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Lai Mohammed’s ‘garbage’ about jollof rice, the rat-ification of Buhari’s office… See the 8 most embarrassing moments of 2017

We must say that political office holders are good at going off the cliff, making themselves and those concerned look ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 21, 2017

#YNaijaReview2017: Patience Ozokwor, Seun Ajayi, Akah Nnani… See the 10 best performances of the year

These performances got us buzzing. They can grab all the trophies. Arranged from bottom to top. Patience Ozokwor – Omugwo ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 21, 2017

YNaija2017Review: #BAAD2017, #EndSARS, Mr Eazi… These 10 stories/hashtags broke the Internet

The internet loves a good buzz. Something to rally round or be outraged about, it doesn’t matter, as long as ...

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AzeezDecember 21, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Tonto Dikeh’s marriage mess, Murder allegation against Davido | See the top 10 celebrity scandals

It won’t be wrong to label 2017 the year of celebrity scandals. There was more than enough controversies in the ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 21, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Ajimobi, Dino Melaye, Apostle Suleman… Look who else starred in the 10 worst videos of the year

Watch and cringe.   Apostle Suleman and wife make a love song General Overseer of the Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, ...

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