Category: Specials

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EditorAugust 10, 2017

Theatre review: Hear Word is as brilliant as you remembered, and just as necessary

by Wilfred Okiche This weekend, the buzzy play Hear Word made a triumphant return to the stage at the Muson ...

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EditorAugust 5, 2017

Film Review: Hakkunde is a confluence of ideas, skill and talent

by Wilfred Okiche Director Asurf Oluseyi has made two shorts,- the AMVCA winning A Day with Death and Hell or ...

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Oluwatosin AdeshokanJuly 25, 2017

Album Review: Omawumi’s Timeless album is a purposeful curation of nostalgia and versatility

Carving a name for herself as one of the most durable figures on the Nigerian music scene, Omawumi despite long ...

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Op-ed EditorJuly 19, 2017

Opinion: Wizkid’s Sounds From The Other Side is a futile effort for African music

by Michael Ace As much as it remains evident that this musical act is a beautiful product of Africa’s uniqueness ...

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Op-ed EditorJuly 17, 2017

Good could have been better: A review of Wizkid’s Sounds From The Other Side

by Umar Hassan   Who releases a 12 track EP in 2017?.A Nigerian musician; Wizkid to be precise.Perhaps this was ...

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Op-ed EditorJuly 5, 2017

Jay-Z’s 4:44 Album review: Nothing has changed. Hov is still King!

by Umar Hassan My first guess was the album title had something to do with Jay’s birthday (he was born ...

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Oluwatosin AdeshokanJune 20, 2017

Music Review: It’s Not A Lie! Harrysong stole D’banj’s shine in his comeback track

In the build up to his new album; King Don Come Kokomaster D’Banj released a new song “It’s not a ...

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Oluwatosin AdeshokanJune 13, 2017

Movie Review: Isoken is an incredibly amazing story

The Jadesola Osiberu written, directed and produced Love movie cum romantic comedy titled Isoken is a brilliantly told story about ...

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Oluwatosin AdeshokanJune 5, 2017

5 takeaways from Ariana Grande’s #OneLoveManchesterConcert

Twenty-three-year-old Ariana Grande hosted a #OneLoveManchesterConcert. This concert was a fundraiser for the Manchester bombing which also happened in her ...

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Oluwatosin AdeshokanJune 4, 2017

Movie Review: Alakada Reloaded, an elaborate hoax to collect money from Nigerians

A big screen answer to Jennifer Akindele’s Jenifa, Alakada reloaded is a meh attempt. The Falz-esque style of speaking, extreme ...

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Oluwatosin AdeshokanMay 31, 2017

Album Review: Skales’ The Never Say Never Guy album is an easily forgettable body of work

Raoul John Njeng-Njeng also known as Skales released a sophomore album with twenty tracks, a bit too much if you ...

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Oluwatosin AdeshokanMay 29, 2017

Movie Review: Slow Country, a mix of rowdiness and funny accents

Three hours of a good but not excellent movie. The truth is Slow Country isn’t a bad movie, it’s just ...

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Oluwatosin AdeshokanMay 26, 2017

Twitter is trash: We know 4 things you won’t learn about feminism from TwitterNG

When Beyoncé released Flawless and featured Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in 2013, it was a small step for humanity but a ...

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Oluwatosin AdeshokanMay 24, 2017

Music Review: Lady Donli’s Ice Cream will definitely remain on your playlist

Lady Donli born Zainab Donli is a Nigerian musician from Kaduna moving to the world via the UK. Currently finishing ...

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Oluwatosin AdeshokanMay 24, 2017

Music Review: Mojeed’s Westernised West-African mixtape tells a beautiful story

Aristokrat records Mojeed is a rapper in the mould of vintage MI with a little bit of Vector and a ...

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Op-ed EditorApril 25, 2017

Book review: Lie to me, Dan: A tale of emotional adventure

by Adaugo Okoli If you would enjoy a refreshing romantic thriller steered by a pair of young adult protagonists, take ...

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EditorApril 8, 2017

Film review: Patience Ozokwor makes a spectacular return to form in Kunle Afolayan’s Omugwo

by Wilfred Okiche When the most influential filmmaker of a generation decides to join forces with the continent’s most important ...

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RoqeebahApril 2, 2017

Movie Review: Much ado about Okafor’s Law

by Wilfred Okichie In 2016, eight Nollywood films were selected to participate in the Lagos City to City spotlight, a ...

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RoqeebahApril 2, 2017

Album Review: Vector’s Lafiaji is overwhelming, and not always in a good way

by Wilfred Okichie For his third studio album and first since splitting with his former label, Young Shall Grow (YSG), ...

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EditorMarch 27, 2017

Theatre review: Moremi is a tale as old as time

by Wilfred Okiche Park Theatre, the weekly theatre initiative at Freedom Park, Lagos played host to Crown Troupe of Africa ...

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EditorMarch 25, 2017

Film Review: American Driver moves in different directions, some of them funny

by Wilfred Okiche Moses Inwang’s latest film, American Driver isn’t a film per se, but a promotional reel of material ...

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ToluMarch 21, 2017

Film Review: Ojukokoro is what happens when a fan of the Coen brothers jumps off a plane without a parachute

by Chi Ibe There were about 14 of us at the cinemas to watch the new film, Ojukokoro yesterday. The ...

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RoqeebahMarch 19, 2017

Album Review: Mr Eazi’s Accra to Lagos isn’t quite ready for take off

by Wilfred Okichie Tosin Ajibade, the artiste better known as Mr Eazi was the toast of the past year. He ...

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EditorMarch 18, 2017

Film Review: In Dare Olaitan’s Ojukokoro, greed is good

by Wilfred Okiche In the 1997 Hollywood film, Devil’s Advocate, Al Pacino, playing a human incarnation of Satan, mischievously named ...

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RoqeebahMarch 12, 2017

Album Review: Shaydee’s Rhythm and Life makes for pleasantly safe listening

by Will Fred Rhythm and Life, the debut album by Shaydee, perhaps the most underrated artiste of his generation arrived ...

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EditorMarch 11, 2017

Film Review: Deep Fever is as bad as its title suggests

by Wilfred Okiche Never judge a film by its title. Or its trailer. Or its producers for that matter. All ...

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RoqeebahMarch 5, 2017

Theatre review: Beauty lives within the thrilling, imperfect world of Iwa L’ewa

by Will Fred For the week long first edition of the Lagos Contemporary Dance Festival, dancer/choreographer Quddus Onikeku and his ...

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EditorFebruary 26, 2017

Album review: Sound Sultan’s latest isn’t quite Out of the Box

by Wilfred Okiche Pop music’s longest serving General, not named 2face Idibia returned late 2016 with album number seven, a ...

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RoqeebahFebruary 19, 2017

Album Review: Olamide has never been better than he is on The Glory

by Will Fred Another year, another Olamide album. And how we’ve come to love them. It is a testament to ...

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RoqeebahFebruary 18, 2017

Can we all take a minute to be proud of Adebayo Oke-Lawal and Orange Culture?

Adebayo Oke-Lawal is the menswear designer who ‘s responsible for the gender-blurring, and boundary-pushing aesthetic bombshell that we call Orange Culture. ...

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