Tag: review

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Alexander OnukwueMay 6, 2019

A Twitter user reviewed the 2019 budget, calling it a scam and we are still in shock

On April 30, 2019, the Senate passed the 2019 budget of N8.916trn, presented by Senator Danjuma Goje. And although the ...

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Wilfred OkicheMarch 25, 2019

Film review: Mr President doesn’t take itself seriously. You shouldn’t either

No better time than election season to usher in a parody of actual political happenings. Mr President (The Controversial Election) ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 13, 2018

Film Review: In an industry drowning in cliches; Kasala is a breath of fresh air

In an interesting twist, one of the most refreshing movies to come out of Nollywood in a long time has ...

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Wilfred OkicheSeptember 24, 2018

Concert Review: A splendid night with Femi Kuti

After about two months on the road touring Europe and the Americas, Afrobeat’s first son, Femi Kuti and his Positive ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 17, 2018

Concert Review: Becoming FalzTheBahdGuy was solid but Falz hasn’t quite arrived yet

On the creative level, Falz’s entire career so far has gone through the three major stages; the climb, the peak ...

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Wilfred OkicheJune 11, 2018

Obituary: Ras Kimono, the Nigerian reggae icon who defined a generation

Thanks to his wild mane, boisterous manner and the mystique that has shrouded Rastafarianism and its converts, Ras Kimono always ...

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Bernard DayoJune 8, 2018

Review: Imoh Umoren’s “Club” isn’t as bad as the trailer led us to believe

SPOILER ALERT This review isn’t entirely spoiler free, so proceed with caution. Imoh Umoren’s fifth feature film Club is not ...

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EditorMay 30, 2018

The Nokia 1 brings the durability and accessibility we’ve come to expect of Nigeria’s most loved brand

Unless you live under a rock, then you know about the enduring love affair Nigeria has with the Nokia phone ...

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Wilfred OkicheMay 12, 2018

Book Review: Bolaji Abdullahi’s On a Platter of Gold shows a surprising side of Jonathan

The Goodluck Jonathan Presidency is sure to go down as one of the most eventful periods of Nigerian history. Surprising, ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 26, 2018

Review: “Memoirs of 4” is deathly dull

It is hard to understand what the makers of Memoirs of 4 were reaching for when they came together to ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 13, 2018

Film Review: The Royal Hibiscus Hotel is every Lagosian IJGB fantasy come to life

Let us just get it out of the way. The Royal Hibiscus Hotel, the latest project from EbonyLife films is ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 6, 2018

#Rotterdam2018: Mean streets; Wilfred Okiche reviews Respeto

  In Alberto Monteras II’s Respeto, a gritty, realistic examination of the complex relationship between hip hop culture and inner ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 25, 2018

Film Review: Esohe is puzzling and clunky, but somehow it works

Nigerian immigrant, Gary Barbar (Jimmy Jean-Louis) isn’t doing badly living and working in the United States of America. He has ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 27, 2017

Concert Review: Wizkid came home alright, just don’t call it a concert

It is with a sense of national pride that Nigerians watched Wizkid take his material from Ojuelegba in Lagos state, ...

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EditorDecember 5, 2017

Ufuoma McDermott’s “Christmas is Coming” desperately needs a christmas miracle of its own

Just in time for the festive season, Ufuoma McDermott jumps into the actress/producer/director fray with her first film in at ...

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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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AzeezNovember 16, 2017

Jonathan’s govt won gold medal in corruption – Tinubu

National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption is far ...

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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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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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musicblogAugust 17, 2017

[The Music Blog] Buzz Review: “Calm Down” by Zilla Oaks

Hip-hop is mostly celebrated for its flamboyance and braggadocio, but a few rappers have shown they are still capable of ...

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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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AzeezAugust 4, 2017

Presidential assent on constitution review unnecessary – Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki has said the Presidential assent required for the approval of the amendment of the constitution was ...

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AzeezAugust 4, 2017

N’Assembly waiting for executive to review minimum wage – Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki has said the National Assembly was in support of a new Minimum Wage Bill. Saraki, who ...

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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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EditorJune 19, 2017

Opinion: Isoken is the most accurate movie about Chimamanda yet

by Alexander O. Onukwue Even while the final credits scrolled up, you lingered by the steps to know if there ...

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Op-ed EditorApril 7, 2017

Opinion: National Youth Service corps- Expectations, experience and reflections

by Toyib Aremu There are people that once you meet, you will never forget or regret doing so. That is ...

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ToluMarch 22, 2017

The Film Blog: We have to absolutely disagree with this review – and any other negative review of Ojukokoro

Rhimes’s show is made under the opposite circumstances from Fincher’s: nearly twice as many episodes, ratings pressure, constant threat of ...

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AzeezMarch 5, 2017

Ekweremadu advocates review of minimum wage to N50,000

by Azeez Adeniyi Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has advocated an upward review of minimum wage from N18,000 to ...

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ToluFebruary 10, 2017

New music: Komostrings’ Around The World is full of prospects

You probably haven’t heard the name Komostrings except if for some reason, you’ve stumbled on his cover of Adekunle Gold’s ...

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