Tag: The Film Blog

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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 14, 2017

Film Review: Forget the title, Couple’s Award is a pleasant surprise

by Wilfred Okiche To market Couple’s Award, a surprisingly decent, if linear domestic drama about the toll that the pressures ...

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EditorNovember 9, 2017

The Film Blog: Jacurb! Tonto Dikeh is back on our screens

There are few Nigerian actresses as iconic as Tonto Dikeh at the peak of her fame. During the early 2010’s, ...

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EditorNovember 3, 2017

The Film Blog: Lesley Nneka Arimah’s stories are coming to a big screen near you

Unless you’ve been living under a rock or you’re one of those people who don’t ‘like books’, then you’ve probably ...

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ToluOctober 13, 2017

The Film Blog: Sola Sobowale and Rita Dominic are cooking something, In case of Incasity

If nothing, the title has us in stitches already. In case of Incasity is another movie that centres on the ...

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ToluOctober 11, 2017

The Film Blog: Hey God! This one that OC Ukeje has released a music video

Calm down, guys! It’s nothing like the type of music the ‘Genevieves’, ‘Omotolas’ and ‘Tontos’ of this world blessed us ...

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ToluOctober 10, 2017

The Film Blog: 8 African films are contending for the Foreign Language Oscar. Not one is Nigerian

We’re not sure how exactly we feel about this – disappointed, broken-hearted or upbeat about the near future. Yes, the ...

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EditorSeptember 22, 2017

The Film Blog: Turn on the news, you’re likely to catch another episode of domestic violence

It is high time Africans began to have conversations about violence and women’s rights until the messaging starts to sink ...

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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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Oluwatosin AdeshokanSeptember 4, 2017

[The Film Blog] These two short films have important messages on inclusion

As the United States of America continues to confront its legacy of racism and inequality, the #BlackLivesMatter movement has its ...

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EditorSeptember 2, 2017

The Film Blog: Sango gets the film treatment with Dawn of Thunder

Komotion Studios with a $400 dollar budget and two weeks of work has helped move Yoruba culture forward for the ...

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Oluwatosin AdeshokanAugust 26, 2017

[The Film Blog] It is Reset for Lights Camera Africa film festival

For many years, Nollywood has been plagued with bad movies. Dingy projects filmed in terribly lit rooms, by a cinematographer ...

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Oluwatosin AdeshokanAugust 19, 2017

[The Film Blog] Two Nigerian movies are going to the Toronto International Film Festival

The Toronto film festival is one of the best and diverse film festivals in the world. Since its establishment in ...

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Oluwatosin AdeshokanAugust 16, 2017

The Film Blog: AFRIFF and Ford Foundation are helping to increase female participation in Nollywood

On the 9th of August, 20 young filmmakers gathered on the 9th floor of the CBC Towers in Lekki. They ...

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RoqeebahAugust 13, 2017

[The Film Blog] My Wife & I is premiering today and Beverly Naya…

Forgive us, we usually don’t use words like ‘slay’ etc. But in this one case, biko try and h-understand. She ...

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Op-ed EditorAugust 9, 2017

[The Film Blog]: These guys captured the beauty of the music in Banana Island Ghost

They totally capture how we feel about the music. We came out of the cinemas looking for everything. Even Reekado ...

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Op-ed EditorAugust 9, 2017

[The Film Blog]: Just in case you have not seen the Banana Island Ghost special music video

So, since we watched Banana Island Ghost (BIG) this week and totally adored it, we declare this BIG week. And ...

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EditorAugust 7, 2017

The Film Blog: Ashey, Frank Donga is on a roll

As per, you should know that ‘ashey’, is the trademark of the Frank Donga persona when he is stuck. He ...

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EditorAugust 6, 2017

The Film Blog: Please epp… why do movies take so long after premiere to open?

So we have spent hours on Google asking this question, and we lobbed it to some of our people in ...

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EditorAugust 4, 2017

The Film Blog: The full video of the interview that got Aunty Ronke mad this morning

This is the headline from Broadway Africa TV that led to Yoruba-movie actress, Ronke Oshodi-Oke’s hysterics this morning: “I Can’t ...

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EditorAugust 4, 2017

The Film Blog: We swear, you just have to watch this 5-min video of Ronke Oshodi-Oke

That switch from calm to anger. Was there a director behind the scene? She asked us ‘internet people’ to post ...

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EditorAugust 2, 2017

The Lights Camera Africa!!! 2017 Film Festival ‘RESET’

What is becoming one of the continent’s landmark cultural events, the Lights Camera Africa!!! Film Festival is returning in 2017 ...

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Oluwatosin AdeshokanAugust 1, 2017

The Film Blog: Tribute to Adebayo Faleti shows that Yemi Osinbajo has sense

Nigerian poet, journalist, writer and actor Adebayo Faleti is dead. He will be laid to rest on the 8th of ...

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EditorJuly 31, 2017

The Film Blog: Is Banana Island Ghost the most anticipated movie after Isoken?

Short answer: yes. Post the lavish premiere two Sundays ago, that’s all anybody can talk about, despite the fact that ...

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EditorJuly 31, 2017

The Film Blog: We now have a date for the Lights Camera Africa!!! 2017 Film Festival

29 September to 1 October 2017. Ugoma Adegoke, who is curator of one of the more thoughtful seventh edition of the ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaJuly 29, 2017

The Film Blog: Hakkunde is premiering this weekend. Let’s tell you why we are excited.

The trailer is world class. There is Frank Donga (Kunle Idowu). It is produced by the brilliant AMVCA-winning Oluseyi Asurf, ...

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Op-ed EditorJuly 15, 2017

[The Film Blog]: How Isoken is still absolutely killing it at the cinemas

These scenting times are from the Silverbird Cinemas at the Galleria, also known as the most unattractive and least subscribed ...

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Op-ed EditorJuly 7, 2017

The Film Blog Thread: So this is what people are saying about ’10 days in Sun City’

AY Makun’s third instalment of the Akpos franchise opened in Cinemas across Nigeria from the 23rd of June. It’s been ...

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Op-ed EditorJuly 6, 2017

The Film Blog: Comparisons between The Wedding Party and Isoken are misguided – and unnecessary

So yesterday I saw Isoken…not so sure about it, better than The Wedding Party but not quite there yet. End ...

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Op-ed EditorJuly 6, 2017

The Film Blog: We don’t like the fact that Tina Mba doesn’t get the credit she deserves

Tina Mba has been in two recent hit Nollywood movies, Isoken and Okafor’s Law. And in both of them she ...

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