Category: The Cutting Floor

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Bernard DayoNovember 23, 2020

Flavor’s new album ‘Flavour of Africa’ is out in December

We now have a first look at Bernard DayoWhen Bernard Dayo isn’t writing about pop culture, he’s watching horror movies, ...

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Wilfred OkicheNovember 20, 2020

Film review: ‘This Lady Called Life’ is a modest charmer

In Kayode Kasum’s perfectly acceptable This Lady Called Life, Bisola Aiyeola is Aiye; a young single mother struggling to get ...

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Wilfred OkicheNovember 18, 2020

Film review: You haven’t seen anything quite like The Milkmaid

If the Nigerian Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) has its way, you will not see The Milkmaid, the sophomore ...

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Ayọ̀délé ÌbíyẹmíNovember 13, 2020

Kunle Afolayan joins the #MeToo Movement with Citation

In 2018, allegations of sexual harassment by many men in high positions became rife in media reports and the year ...

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Wilfred OkicheOctober 26, 2020

Lovers Rock, Night of the Kings, Beginning…The most notable films of #NYFF58

In keeping with the non-competitive nature of the New York Film Festival (NYFF) which ran from September 17 to October ...

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Wilfred OkicheOctober 19, 2020

#EndSARS and the limits of celebrity activism

In the film One Night in Miami which had its North American premiere in September at the Toronto International Film ...

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Wilfred OkicheOctober 17, 2020

Film Review: From climate change to mental health, Sema Stori films feature narratives of impact

In the instantly arresting short film, Footsteps in the Dark a richly rendered opening animation sequence gives way to a ...

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Wilfred OkicheSeptember 29, 2020

Nomadland, City Hall, Night of the Kings…The 20 best films at #TIFF2020

The 45th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) ploughed ahead this year albeit under socially distanced conditions from the 10th to ...

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Wilfred OkicheSeptember 23, 2020

#TIFF2020: Idris Elba and Jharrel Jerome in Concrete Cowboy

Concrete Cowboy has a most interesting premise. A classic coming-of-age drama set within the very real backdrop of Philadelphia cowboy ...

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Wilfred OkicheSeptember 22, 2020

#TIFF2020: David Oyelowo’s ‘The Water Man’ is a modest charmer

After delivering indelible performances in films like Selma and A United Kingdom, British-Nigerian actor David Oyelowo appeals to the child ...

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Wilfred OkicheSeptember 21, 2020

#TIFF2020Review: ‘I am Greta’ is an intimate yet puzzling profile of courage

2019 was the year that sixteen-year-old Swedish teenage climate activist, Greta Thunberg became a global icon. From inspiring climate change ...

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Bernard DayoSeptember 1, 2020

Five reasons you should see ‘The Lost Okoroshi’ on Netflix this September

While we are still not sure when the coronavirus pandemic will be over, Nollywood has been protesting towards lifting the ...

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Wilfred OkicheAugust 21, 2020

Book Review: Othuke Ominiabohs’ Aviara affirms his place in Nigeria’s literary canon

In 2016’s Odufa, first time author Othuke Ominiabohs spun a disturbing tale of the toxic nature of love and the ...

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Wilfred OkicheAugust 20, 2020

We attempt the impossible: A ranking of the videos in Beyonce’s Black is King

On the last day in July, Beyoncé’s unveiled her new visual album Black is King on Disney+. Designed as a re-imagination of the ...

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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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