Category: Specials

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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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Op-ed EditorAugust 24, 2017

Music Review: Ace Hood makes a rather lame statement with Trust the Process

by Umar Hassan Trust the process is Ace hood’s first album since leaving DJ Khaled’s We The Best Music and whether ...

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Oluwatosin AdeshokanAugust 17, 2017

Film review: Banana Island Ghost has the cool factor

Banana Island Ghost is a consolidation of recent developments in the Nigerian film industry. Coming in with a real great ...

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EditorAugust 13, 2017

Film review: Banana Island Ghost – Between style and substance

by Wilfred Okiche As far as Nollywood is concerned, comedy is in right now. No other genre is even close ...

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Op-ed EditorAugust 11, 2017

Music Review: “Wo!” is Olamide’s welcome back to the streets anthem

by Micheal Ace What do you think needs to be done to a prodigal son if he refuses to repent? ...

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EditorAugust 10, 2017

Film review: Alter Ego is a convoluted product of star baiting and calculated marketing

by Wilfred Okiche Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde hasn’t made a movie in three years. Omotola is back, with a bang too. In ...

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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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