Category: Specials

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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), ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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