Category: The Cutting Floor

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Wilfred OkicheDecember 13, 2018

Film Review: In an industry drowning in cliches; Kasala is a breath of fresh air

In an interesting twist, one of the most refreshing movies to come out of Nollywood in a long time has ...

Wilfred OkicheDecember 10, 2018

Film Review: Ayoola Ayolola is the best thing about If I am President

What better time to put out an old school drama about aspiring for the highest political office in the land ...

Wilfred OkicheDecember 10, 2018

Review: Chief Daddy is ready to take all your money

You have seen the trailer. It is no spoiler to report that Chief Beecroft (Taiwo Obileye), the character for which ...

Wilfred OkicheNovember 28, 2018

#AFRIFF2018: The Delivery Boy is a future Nollywood classic

Amir is The Delivery Boy. Amir is a terrorist on a mission. After existing as a pawn for most of ...

Wilfred OkicheNovember 20, 2018

OBITUARY: Tosyn Bucknor defined what it means to live a full life

Nigerians all over the world woke up this morning to the sad news of the passing of Tosyn Bucknor, an ...

Wilfred OkicheNovember 11, 2018

Theatre Review: Our Son the Minister is the story of all of us

In 2016, the Beeta Universal Arts Foundation, founded by Bikiya Graham-Douglas, launched the Beeta Playwright Competition to give a voice ...

Wilfred OkicheOctober 29, 2018

Film Review: ‘King of Boys’ is everything and nothing you expect

Director Kemi Adetiba is one of Nigeria’s experimental auteurs. That much was made clear from the scene that played out at ...

Wilfred OkicheOctober 10, 2018

Film Review: AY, Ramsey Nouah, Falz, Jim Iyke are all a bunch of Merry Men

According to English folklore, the original Merry Men helped define the legend of Robin Hood, accompanying the prince of thieves ...

Wilfred OkicheOctober 9, 2018

Profile: Why we should be excited about Zainab Ahmed (and why we shouldn’t be)

Following the resignation of Kemi Adeosun, former Minister of Finance over allegations of a forged document exempting her from the ...

Wilfred OkicheSeptember 27, 2018

Odunlade Adekola’s The Vendor is barely salvaged by a few laughs

Meme king Odunlade Adekola takes his lowbrow shtick to the big screen with The Vendor, a ribald screwball tale of ...

Wilfred OkicheSeptember 26, 2018

‘From Lagos With Love’ had so much material but played out as cheap melodrama

There is no shortage of films- Nollywood, Hollywood and beyond- that trace the dramatic unravelling of the family, nuclear or ...

Wilfred OkicheSeptember 24, 2018

Concert Review: A splendid night with Femi Kuti

After about two months on the road touring Europe and the Americas, Afrobeat’s first son, Femi Kuti and his Positive ...

Wilfred OkicheSeptember 18, 2018

Profile: Akinwunmi Ambode has declared ambition for a second term; will he get one?

Political watchers with inside knowledge of state and party politics insist that despite his incumbent status, Lagos state Governor, Akinwunmi ...

Wilfred OkicheAugust 29, 2018

Fighting Corruption is Dangerous is an interesting retelling of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s legacy

2018 173 pages MIT Press According to Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, the global average tenure ...

Wilfred OkicheAugust 20, 2018

Omoni Oboli has done her best work yet on ‘Moms at War’

In Moms at War, the latest collaboration between FilmOne and inkblot productions, box office magnet Omoni Oboli rejoins the team, ...

Wilfred OkicheAugust 18, 2018

Long Read: It’s high time we talked about this year’s AMAA nominees

On the evening of August 3, the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), the premier rewarding system for film talent in ...

Wilfred OkicheAugust 13, 2018

Review: Seven and a Half Dates is terribly unglamorous

Box office Nollywood continues to double down on the comedies and the romances. Seven and a Half Dates is only ...

Wilfred OkicheAugust 8, 2018

Profile: Is Falz the most woke performer since Fela, or is he just as problematic?

The year 2018 has been a difficult one for Nigeria and its citizens. For proof, look no further than the ...

Wilfred OkicheJuly 19, 2018

Profile: Ayo Fayose remains the most relevant avatar of what it means to politick in Nigeria

In one of the most bizarre political dramas to play out this year, outgoing governor of Ekiti state, Peter Ayodele ...

Wilfred OkicheJuly 18, 2018

Film Review: Alexandra is a near sterile immigrant hustle story

The Nollywood-diaspora collaborations are pretty much a staple of the film industry. In the last decade, they have become so ...

Wilfred OkicheJuly 17, 2018

Concert Review: Becoming FalzTheBahdGuy was solid but Falz hasn’t quite arrived yet

On the creative level, Falz’s entire career so far has gone through the three major stages; the climb, the peak ...

Wilfred OkicheJuly 9, 2018

The AMVCAs, Tyler Perry’s Acrimony and why Nollywood needs new audiences

Over the weekend, on Twitter, the age-old battle of the sexes was revived for the 57,000th merry go round. This ...

Wilfred OkicheJune 25, 2018

How Ahmed Musa became Nigeria’s favorite son

Days after suffering a humiliating defeat against Croatia in their first group game at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in ...

Wilfred OkicheJune 19, 2018

Review: Eniola Badmus gives us Ghetto bred, another Nollywood Rom-com nobody asked for

Enola Badmus has Funke Akindele-Bello to thank for her career. Or at least for her star making appearance in the ...

Wilfred OkicheJune 11, 2018

Obituary: Ras Kimono, the Nigerian reggae icon who defined a generation

Thanks to his wild mane, boisterous manner and the mystique that has shrouded Rastafarianism and its converts, Ras Kimono always ...

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