Category: The Cutting Floor

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Wilfred OkicheMay 20, 2019

Profile: Godwin Emefiele; master of the political long con

Since the act establishing the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was implemented in July 1959, only two Governors have been ...

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Wilfred OkicheApril 22, 2019

Film Review: Nimbe assaults you with overt moral lessons, but isn’t that all of Nollywood

The protagonist for which Nimbe: The movie is named after is a high school student growing up somewhere in southwest ...

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Wilfred OkicheApril 21, 2019

Film Review: Isn’t Nollywood tired of derivative films like ‘Zero Hour’?

Forget everything you saw in Lionheart. When in Nollywood, a young man returns from the United States of America to ...

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Wilfred OkicheApril 20, 2019

Film Review: 4TH Republic is an explosive ride through political Nigeria

Art imitates life in 4th Republic, the twisty political thriller directed by Ishaya Bako and truth is, no fiction is ...

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Wilfred OkicheApril 11, 2019

Art imitates life in Ifeanyi Dike Jr.s stunning career

Ifeanyi Dike Jr. has come a long way from his days shuttling between Igbinedion University, Okada and Lagos to audition ...

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Wilfred OkicheApril 1, 2019

Film Review: See The Big Fat Lie only at your own risk

Another day another insipid Nollywood comedy. And how we’ve come to dread them. This time around Darasen Richards directs Rita ...

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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 OkicheMarch 21, 2019

Film Review: Being Annabel should have gone straight to video

Identical twins have been a mainstay of film culture for so long that stories involving look alikes and mistaken identity ...

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Wilfred OkicheMarch 10, 2019

Film Review: Void is a surprising psychological drama

In Void, the new psychological drama produced by actor Frederick Leonard and directed by Eneaji Chris, troubling signs arrive early ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 17, 2019

#Berlinale2019: Of fathers and their sons: Chiwetel Ejiofor’s The Boy who Harnessed the Wind

Editor’s Note:  Our in-house critic, Wilfred Okiche, was invited to the 2019 Berlinale Film Festival as part of its Berlinale ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 16, 2019

#Berlinale2019: Books, lies and videotape- Review of The Plagiarist

Director Peter Parlow attempts a deep dive into the creative mind, trying out a series of ideas before settling on ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 15, 2019

#Berlinale2019: Sex and the City: A review of Tamer Jandali’s Easy Love

Editor’s Note:  Our in-house critic, Wilfred Okiche, was invited to the 2019 Berlinale Film Festival as part of its Berlinale ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 14, 2019

#IFFR2019Review: Rosamund Pike is terrific in A Private War

Editor’s Note:  Our in-house critic, Wilfred Okiche, was invited to the 2019 International Film Festival Rotterdam as part of its ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 6, 2019

#IFFR2019: Wanuri Kahiu’s Rafiki is vivid and technically accomplished

Editor’s Note:  Our in-house critic, Wilfred Okiche, was invited to the International Film Festival Rotterdam and is sending dispatches from ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 5, 2019

#IFFR2019Review: Fear and loathing in Ulaa Salim’s Sons of Denmark

Editor’s Note:  Our in-house critic, Wilfred Okiche, was invited to the International Film Festival Rotterdam and is sending dispatches from ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 4, 2019

#IFFR2019: Present.Perfect, Capharnaüm are big winners at Rotterdam’s awards night.

The award winners for the 48th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) were announced Friday, 1, February 2019. The USA/Hong Kong ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 1, 2019

#IFFR2019: My Friend Fela is an intimate look at Nigeria’s biggest export

Even when the Nigerian film presence at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) appears non-existent this year, Nigeria’s most important ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 31, 2019

#IFFR2019Review: Nadine Labaki’s Capernaum is a triumph

Editor’s Note:  Our in-house critic, Wilfred Okiche, was invited to the International Film Festival Rotterdam and is sending dispatches from ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 24, 2019

Review: Woli Arole takes on Nollywood with ‘The Call’; He doesn’t succeed

For Hollywood’s latest remake of A Star is Born, the titular character, Ally, played by pop star, Lady Gaga has ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 23, 2019

Review: Enyinna Nwigwe and Bimbo Akintola in dull, nondescript Baby Steps

Enyinna Nwigwe headlines this dramatic comedy about a chronic bachelor whose playboy lifestyle is jolted into reset mode when he ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 22, 2019

Profile: How Genevieve Nnaji became Queen of Nollywood (again)

In December 2018, two decades after starting out with a bit part in the crime drama, Most Wanted, Genevieve Nnaji ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 16, 2019

Review: Knock Out Blessing delivers more hits than misses

The prodigious Dare Olaitan announced his arrival in audacious form with the 2017 crime drama Ojukokoro (Greed). A welcome breath ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 15, 2019

Younger Nollywood filmmakers are tackling diversity in storytelling. Is there an audience?

At the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF), Nigeria’s biggest and most important film festival, held in Lagos from 12-17th November ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 3, 2019

#YNaija2018Review: King of Boys, Lionheart, Kasala… See the 10 most ambitious Films of the Year

In terms of quality of films, 2018 was a bit of a downer as there was a bit of struggle ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 3, 2019

#YNaija2018Review: Omoni Oboli, Reminisce, Pete Edochie… See the 10 best performances of the year

These performances got us buzzing. They should grab all the trophies. Arranged from bottom to top. Bisola Aiyeola- Chief Daddy ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 28, 2018

#YNaija2018Review: The Dangote Wedding, The Experience, Lagos Fashion Week…See our Top 10 events of the year

We are just wondering where you were if you weren’t at any of these major highlights. Bole Festival      The 2018 ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 28, 2018

#YNaija2018Review: #BergerToAjah, #ENDSARS, FIFA World Cup…See our list of 10 moments/hashtags that broke the internet

The internet loves a good buzz, something to rally round, support or be outraged about. This year had a list ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 28, 2018

#YNaija2018Review: Nigerian Army on UNICEF, #JusticeForOchanya, Ambode’s filthy Lagos…10 moments that prove Nigeria is a zoo

Sometimes believing in the Nigerian project is incredibly hard. Here are 10 reasons why. In no particular order. Akwa Ibom ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 27, 2018

#YNaija2018Review: Black Panther, Jamal Khashoggi murder, The Royal Wedding… 10 Moments that shook the world

These 10 events sent shock waves around the world, leaving excitement, confusion, disarray and relief in their wake. Could the ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 26, 2018

Film Review: Lionheart is the feel-good movie of the year and everyone should see it

Genevieve Nnaji isn’t a fan of the division of the film industry into old and new Nollywood. These boxes and ...

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