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Wilfred OkicheDecember 21, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Isoken, Potato Potahto, Hakkunde… See the 10 best films of 2017

In terms of quality of films, 2017 was a bit of a downer as there was a bit of struggle ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 18, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Evans, Rochas, Maina… See the 10 worst people of the year?

Is there anything redeeming about this lot? Abiola Ajimobi While addressing protesting students of the Oyo state co-owned Ladoke Akintola ...

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ToluDecember 18, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Rats’ invasion of Buhari’s office, Dino Melaye’s certificate scandal, Okorocha’s erections | See the top 10 cringeworthy moments

Labeling 2017 ‘Year of the Awkward’ will not be out-of-place as the year never ran short of a supply of ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiDecember 15, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Okorocha’s ridiculous statues, The return of Maina, Dino Melaye’s ‘invisible’ certificate… See the 10 worst political scandals of the year

2017, a year coming after two years of ‘political surprises’, was awash with one scandal after another. In fact, it ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 15, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Simisola, The Glory, This Is Me… See our picks for the 10 best albums of the year

Sifting through the loads and loads of music put out during the calendar year, we made use of parameters such ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 14, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Bisola Aiyeola, Small Doctor, Maraji… See the top 10 Revelations of the year

Here’s to seeing more of them in the new year. Arranged in no particular order. Ayobami Adebayo One of the ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 14, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Roti, Alter Ego, Alakada Reloaded… These are the 10 most disappointing films of the year

Nollywood films were so uninspiring this year, our 2017 Review list could easily have been doubled. These ugly 10 are ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 4, 2017

Book Review: Valentine Ogunaka’s ‘Dreams Wake Me’ echoes Maya Angelou and W.B Yeats

by Reginald C. Ofodile Valentine Onyeka Ogunaka, the author of Dreams Wake Me, a collection comprising of both conventional poetry ...

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EditorNovember 22, 2017

The Film Blog: Ndani’s ‘Analyse This’ takes on the business of movie making

Ndani’s ‘Analyse This’ has had a spectacular season. They changed hosts, bringing on Honey Ogundeyi who does a stellar job ...

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EditorNovember 22, 2017

The Film Blog: Celebrity Marriage isn’t as bad as you feared. It is worse.

Someone somewhere in Nollywoodland assumed that pairing Toyin Abraham and Odunlade Adekola would make for sensational viewing. They probably fell ...

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EditorNovember 16, 2017

Book Review: The pressure Cooker by Nkiru Olumide-Ojo is a confidence boost for trying times

Reviewed by Toyin Agunbiade “Book 122 of 2017 – “The pressure cooker” by Nkiru Olumide-Ojo. 110 pages. Reading time – ...

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EditorNovember 14, 2017

Film Review: Forget the title, Couple’s Award is a pleasant surprise

by Wilfred Okiche To market Couple’s Award, a surprisingly decent, if linear domestic drama about the toll that the pressures ...

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EditorNovember 11, 2017

The Film Blog: Discovering Blackness in Tokyo with Amarachi Nwosu

For those who don’t know, Amarachi Nwosu, otherwise known as Amaraworldwide on Twitter is a pretty outspoken, if somewhat misguided ...

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EditorNovember 3, 2017

The Film Blog: Lesley Nneka Arimah’s stories are coming to a big screen near you

Unless you’ve been living under a rock or you’re one of those people who don’t ‘like books’, then you’ve probably ...

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EditorOctober 31, 2017

AFRIFF 2017: I am not a Witch is both comic and tragic

by Wilfred Okiche   In many parts of Africa, Nigeria inclusive, children still live tragic, unimaginable lives. Identified as child ...

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EditorOctober 24, 2017

Film Review: Excess Luggage has its moments, overstays its welcome

by Wilfred Okiche   The film business is such that it welcomes anyone with cash and determination to spare. Every ...

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RoqeebahOctober 17, 2017

Freetel ICE 2 Review: Google’s new N13,000 Smartphone made for Nigerians

Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai and other executives of the company visitLagos for the Google for Nigeria event in July. At ...

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EditorOctober 15, 2017

Film Review: Catch.er is raining men, and clues

by Wilfred Okiche   In CaTCH.eR, the latest crime thriller by Walter ‘Waltbanger’ Taylaur, the director returns to the seedy ...

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EditorOctober 9, 2017

Film Review: Blessing Egbe’s The Women is ‘Fifty’, but a lot less classy

by Wilfred Okiche     Blessing Egbe has built a career on documenting the ups and downs of being female ...

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EditorOctober 1, 2017

Film Review: Dance To My Beat is a shameless cash grab. But you will laugh

by Wilfred Okiche   Nollywood starlet, Mary Lazarus joins the ever-expanding list of actresses to take the plunge into film ...

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EditorSeptember 25, 2017

Film review: Amara is underwhelming, absolutely boring

There was a time when it was considered a big deal for Nollywood stars and producers to make the trip ...

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Op-ed EditorSeptember 25, 2017

Music Review: Wyclef Jean’s Carnival 3 is simply breathtaking

by Umar Hassan   Wyclef Jean was the most prominent member of the Fugees group that revolutionized hip hop in ...

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EditorSeptember 18, 2017

Film review: Tatu is visually appealing, structurally handicapped

by Wilfred Okiche As Nollywood productions go, the ELFIKE team (consisting of EbonyLife films, FilmOne distribution, Inkblot and Koga studios) ...

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EditorSeptember 12, 2017

Album review: Simisola could start a fresh Nigerian sound

After Simi’s Ara Ile was released circa 2008, comparisons with then up and comer Rihanna unfolded almost immediately. Not because ...

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Oluwatosin AdeshokanSeptember 12, 2017

Album review: The African Gentleman makes monotony beautiful

Ric Hassani’s debut project The African Gentleman is the typical Nigerian song. It begins the way it is supposed to ...

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EditorSeptember 12, 2017

Film Review: In Line is a weird mix of drama and suspense

by Wilfred Okiche The latest Nollywood-Ghollywood collaboration comes in the form of the dramatic thriller In Line from Firepix studio ...

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EditorSeptember 4, 2017

Film Review: My Wife and I asks for too much, offers little rewards

by Wilfred Okiche It is probably a good thing that Nollywood is reaching for more interesting ways to tell pretty ...

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EditorSeptember 4, 2017

Film Review: The Tribunal is mostly solid

by Wilfred Okiche The last of director Kunle Afolayan’s three picture deal with television giant, Africa Magic is a legal ...

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Oluwatosin AdeshokanAugust 30, 2017

Film Review: My Wife and I is a decent project with lazy characterisation

Nigerian movie writers and production companies are riding high on the wings of the romantic comedy genre. The box office ...

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Op-ed EditorAugust 30, 2017

The music finally does some talking for the man: A review of D’Banj’s ‘King Don Come’ album

by Umar Hassan Of all major Nigerian artistes, D’banj has thrived more out of the viability he has engrained into ...

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