Category: The Cutting Floor

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 31, 2020

EP Review: Omah Lay takes the Burna blueprint and elevates it with ‘Get Layd’

Contemporary Nigerian music witnessed a change of guard from one generation to the next the moment Wizkid’s Holla at your ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 27, 2020

Film Review: Rita Dominic and Kalu Ikeagwu find their way through a marriage crisis in Light in the Dark

Light in the Dark opens with what may be becoming cinematographer Muhammed Attah Ahmed’s signature flourish. The camera, placed upside ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 26, 2020

Saworoide, The Meeting, Walking with Shadows…20 Nigerian films that should be on Netflix (but aren’t)

In the last one year, streaming giant Netflix has doubled down on its Nollywood engagement, increasing the number of Nigerian ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 22, 2020

Book Review: The Mechanics of Yenagoa by Michael Afenfia is a page turner

The Mechanics of Yenagoa, the latest title by Canadian based Nigerian author Michael Afenfia is something of a guilty pleasure. ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 8, 2020

Film Review: The triumphs and layered questions of Daniel Etim Effiong’s Skin

 Skin, the buzzy documentary produced by Beverly Naya and directed by Daniel Etim Effiong is the kind of well-intentioned project ...

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Wilfred OkicheJune 4, 2020

Obituary: Majek Fashek was many things, a rainmaker, a cultural icon, a cautionary tale

Majek Fashek, singer, songwriter, superstar, reggae icon, hero, prophet, rainmaker and eventual cautionary tale passed away in New York on ...

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Op-Ed EditorMay 20, 2020

Lagbaja at 60: The enigma behind the mask

by  Toluwanimi Onakoya As a Nigerian, you’ve most likely quoted Lagbaja’s lyrics in everyday mundane banter with friends and family. ...

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Wilfred OkicheMarch 8, 2020

Has there been a Nollywood film like La Femme Anjola?

Director Mildred Okwo, is putting finishing touches to her long-awaited project, La Femme Anjola and Nollywood land have been buzzing ...

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EditorFebruary 27, 2020

Queen Sono’s Pearl Thusi & Kate Liquorish are bringing fresh fire to the Afro-spy genre

As part of YNaija’s coverage of the launch of Queen Sono, the first original scripted series produced by Netflix on the continent.  ...

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EditorFebruary 27, 2020

Queen Sono’s Enhle Maphumulo & Khathu Ramabulana are TV’s most charismatic couple

As part of YNaija’s coverage of the launch of Queen Sono, the first Netflix original scripted series from Africa, our editors joined ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 19, 2020

#Sundance2020: Winston Duke does career best work in Nine Days

In Nine Days, the ambitious, life-affirming debut by director Edson Oda, which premiered at Sundance in the U.S Dramatic Competition, ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 15, 2020

Obituary: Victor Olaiya, the mercurial genius of high-life

On the 12th of February, at exactly twelve noon, Victor Abimbola Olaiya OON, iconic highlife maestro, trumpeter and vocalist breathed ...

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Wilfred OkicheFebruary 7, 2020

Minari, Nine Days, The 40-Year-Old Version….The 20 best films at #Sundance2020

The Sundance film festival may have come and gone but the memories still linger thanks to the several impressions left ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 5, 2020

Concert Review: 2Baba is 20 Years a King

The most important performer in contemporary Nigerian music needs no excuse to hold a live concert. Matter of fact it ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 4, 2020

Theatre Review: Fela’s Republic and the Kalakuta Queens casts a spell

Another December, another Bolanle Austen-Peters extravaganza. And how we have come to love them. And why shouldn’t we? When it ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 3, 2020

Concert Review: Bez Live: The Light

On the 24th of December at the Muri Okunola park, soul singer, Bez Idakula put out another edition of his ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 8, 2019

The quiet, devastating power of Akin Omotoso’s The Ghost and the House of Truth

On a quiet evening in Lagos, a girl walks home alone. The neighborhood is safe enough, the people are familiar. ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 7, 2019

With Ramsey Nouah’s “Living in Bondage: Breaking Free”, Nollywood comes full circle. Or does it?

The original Living in Bondage released in 1992, directed by Chris Obi Rapu is considered a Nollywood classic. Not because ...

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Wilfred OkicheNovember 16, 2019

Theatre Review: A man who is not a man – Bolanle Austen Peters’ Man Enough

It is almost impossible to navigate the great wide streets of the Internet these days, without coming across the hashtags ...

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Wilfred OkicheNovember 11, 2019

Nigerian cinema was in focus at the Carthage Film Festival. What are the lessons learned?

The 30th edition of the Carthage Film Festival, also known as the Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage was held in Tunis ...

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EditorOctober 28, 2019

Profile: There is more to Allen Onyema than Air Peace

Air Peace, the private airline founded in 2013 by Allen Ifechukwu Onyema celebrated its fifth anniversary this month. The company ...

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Wilfred OkicheOctober 12, 2019

Interview: Has Blaqbonez earned the right to call himself the best rapper in Africa?

Making the claim of being the best rapper in Africa is a pretty audacious move, especially from a skinny 23-year ...

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Wilfred OkicheOctober 5, 2019

Living In Bondage: Breaking Free: How this Nollywood big budget sequel became the year’s most anticipated film

This year, box office returns for Nigerian films have been far from remarkable. But come 8, November 2019, Play Entertainment ...

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Bernard DayoOctober 4, 2019

5 top Nollywood movies to watch in October

Because it’s the month of horror, I watched Kunle Afolayan’s The Figurine and it was pretty decent. Then I paid ...

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Wilfred OkicheSeptember 10, 2019

Theatre Review: ”The Wives” is a near perfect outing

Fresh off her stage directing debut with the dramedy, Lavender which premiered at the Lagos Theatre Festival in April, thespian ...

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Wilfred OkicheSeptember 4, 2019

”Walking With Shadows” is proof that Funmi Iyanda is still invested in telling human interest stories

It is a long way from Lagos to London, but when the 63rd London Film Festival unveiled its programme for this year’s ...

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Wilfred OkicheAugust 19, 2019

Locarno 2019: Diego Maradona, Baamum Nafi, Parasite come up top as best films

The 72nd edition of the Locarno film festival, the first under new artistic director Lili Hinstin was held from the ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 28, 2019

Theatre Review: Forget Game of Thrones, Jagagba is the real deal

The winning play of the second edition of the Bikiya Graham-Douglas run Beeta Universal Arts Foundation playwright competition was staged ...

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Wilfred OkicheJune 24, 2019

Film Review: Kunle Afolayan’s Mokalik isn’t quite a return to form

He may not know it, but Kunle Afolayan has been in need of artistic redemption since he followed up the ...

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Wilfred OkicheJune 15, 2019

Film Review: Makate must sell will waste your time, and test your last nerve

Forget the colorful marketing, the glossy rom-com ad-spin and the parade of comic heavy hitters, there is almost nothing redeemable ...

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