Category: Specials

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 ...

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 ...

EditorOctober 15, 2017

Film Review: 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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) ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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? ...

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 ...

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 ...

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