Tag: Wilfred Okiche

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Wilfred OkicheMay 18, 2018

Profile: BrymO isn’t the greatest to ever do it. But he’s pretty damn close

The sixth BrymO album arrived with a splash. Not the kind usually orchestrated by major record labels with huge publicity ...

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Wilfred OkicheMay 15, 2018

LONG READ: What the #BringBackOurGirls movement says about all of us

For four years since 276 schoolgirls were kidnapped in a federal government secondary school in Chibok, Borno by Boko Haram ...

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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 OkicheApril 23, 2018

Profile: Has Wizkid gotten too big for the music hustle?

On the night of Saturday 14, April, the Texas born diva, recognized by one name only, Beyoncé, at the Coachella ...

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Wilfred OkicheApril 16, 2018

Review: The Eve is too lightweight to matter, but it is fun

Like the title clearly states, it is the day before a wedding. A union between a spoiled rich kid, Yewande ...

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Wilfred OkicheMarch 20, 2018

Profile: At long last here’s Lala Akindoju, Uncovered

For the Lagos Theatre Festival, Lala Akindoju decided she was ripe for a one-woman show. One-person shows aren’t the easiest ...

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Wilfred OkicheMarch 12, 2018

Film Review: Disguise is so bad, you will want your time (and money) back

What do men want? What do women want? These two, seemingly innocuous questions have bothered the great thinkers for the ...

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Wilfred OkicheMarch 6, 2018

LTF2018: August Meeting is both history lesson and timely call to action

In 1929, during colonial era Nigeria, a group of women, fearing that a head count of lives and property in ...

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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 23, 2018

#Rotterdam2018: ‘Beyond Nollywood’ and the challenge of inclusion

At this point in its evolution, the Nollywood aesthetic is pretty much defined. Extremely low budgets and limited technical know-how ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 19, 2018

Obituary: Akinwunmi Ishola, the honest man and culture icon

On Saturday, February 17, 2018, the family of renowned playwright, culture activist, actor, author, academic, and dramatist, Akinwunmi Ishola, confirmed ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 17, 2018

#Rotterdam2018: Azougue Nazare review; Love and dance in sugarcane country

A few days ago, while speaking at a cultural event in Paris, France, prominent Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie got ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 17, 2018

#Rotterdam2018: The Shape of Water, Balekempa, Respeto… See the 10 most notable films from the IFFR

To cover the International Film Festival, Rotterdam is to be swamped with the sheer number of films screening in wide ...

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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 12, 2018

#Rotterdam2018: The Shape of Water should win everything

Among his many sins, Harvey Weinstein is to be blamed for turning awards season into a marketing frenzy where victory ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 8, 2018

#Rotterdam2018: I, Tonya is Margot Robbie’s Tour De Force

The rise and fall of Tonya Harding, the gifted American figure skater and would be contender who squandered two chances ...

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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 OkicheJanuary 18, 2018

Review: Blind Spot proves even great actors can’t save a sinking script

Rita Dominic and Femi Jacobs were paired for the first time in 2013, in Mildred Okwo’s terrific satire, The Meeting. ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 30, 2017

PROFILE: Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi will not be put in a box

The life cycle of a Nigerian first lady is pretty much well drawn out. Has been since Maryam Babangida stepped ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 14, 2017

[The Film Blog] The Accidental Spy may be the worst thing AY has ever done

Not to be confused with the 2001 Jackie Chan led Hong Kong film, The Accidental Spy, produced by the duo ...

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EditorDecember 10, 2017

[The Film Blog] The IFFR just chose a Nigerian film critic to join their festival in 2018

Criticism is very misunderstood in Nigeria, anyone who has dabbled in editorial writing and criticism will easily tell you that. ...

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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 10, 2017

LONG READ: Can popular culture save Nigeria?

by Wilfred Okiche   It is hard being a Nigerian citizen today. The country is so dysfunctional that even on ...

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ToluJuly 12, 2017

Wilfred Okiche selected to participate in Talents Durban for 2017 Durban International Film Festival

Film critic and prolific writer, Wilfred Okiche has been announced as one of the 30 participants of the Talents Durban ...

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Isime EseneJanuary 29, 2017

Album review: Oritsefemi’s Corporate Miscreant is uninspiring

by Wilfred Okiche Oritsefemi has been working quite hard to retain relevance since enjoying a mid-career resurgence in 2013, thanks ...

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Op-ed EditorJanuary 27, 2017

Wilfred Okiche: On Buchi Emecheta and the joys of motherhood [NEW VOICES]

by Wilfred Okiche My first encounter with Buchi Emecheta’s work was as a secondary school student growing up in Lagos, ...

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Op-ed EditorJanuary 9, 2017

Wilfred Okiche: Sola Sobowale, Ramsey, Bimbo… My 10 favourite film performances of 2016 [NEW VOICES]

by Wilfred Okiche These ones deserve the Oscar. Or AMAA. Or AMVCA. Somebody hand it to them, please. Nkem Owoh ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 30, 2016

Wilfred Okiche: How I learned that ‘Just be yourself’ is a pile of (expletive) [NEW VOICES]

by Wilfred Okiche Sometime last year I was invited to work on a television production. It wasn’t the first time ...

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Wilfred OkicheMay 18, 2015

Movie Review: Iyore is good, then bad, then terrible

The creative union between Frank Rajah Arase, the Nigerian born director and Abdul Salam Mumuni, head of Venus, a production ...

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