Category: Wilfred’s Cutting Floor

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Wilfred OkicheOctober 19, 2019

Profile: Funke Akindele-Bello is the queen of all media. In case you didn’t notice

For four straight years now, Ebony Life Films has been champion of the end of year box office. From Fifty ...

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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 22, 2019

Profile: Joel Kachi Benson just won Venice. You should know his name

When the Nigerian entry Daughters of Chibok was announced winner of the Best Virtual Reality Story (for linear content) at ...

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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 7, 2019

Long Read: What Bong Joon-ho’s ‘’Parasite’’ says about Nigeria and South Africa

Do you hear the people sing? Singing a song of angry men It is the music of a people who ...

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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 24, 2019

Lala Akindoju returns to ‘The Wives’, wiser and finally in charge

Since it was published in 2007, The Wives (Kraft Books Limited) a play written by Professor Ahmed Yerima has become ...

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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 OkicheAugust 10, 2019

What we lose (and gain) when Beyoncé decides to do Nigerian music

When you are the biggest star in the world with the weight of the almighty Disney corporation behind you, a ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 29, 2019

Profile: The Internet is waking up to Osita Iheme. What good can come out of it?

It has taken Osita Iheme seventeen years to achieve overnight success. At least as far as the internet is concerned. ...

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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 OkicheJuly 24, 2019

Forget Billboard, we rank all the songs in Beyoncé’s The Lion King: The Gift album

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, aka Nala, sister of Naruba, Oshun, Queen Sheba and the mother herself fulfilled her contractual obligations to ...

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Wilfred OkicheJuly 4, 2019

Profile: How Biodun Fatoyinbo became the most hated man in Nigeria

It is a long road from well-regarded spiritual leader to chronic adulterer and eventual social pariah but Biodun Fatoyinbo, founder ...

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Wilfred OkicheJune 25, 2019

Long Read: When did the Nigerian church become scandal central?

Pop singer, Timi Dakolo ensured the month of May did not go by without the expected dose of scandal. For ...

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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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Wilfred OkicheJune 13, 2019

Film Review: In Katung Aduwak’s Heaven’s Hell, the rich also cry

If you scored a thousand Naira for every time the f… word was uttered in Heaven’s Hell, the long gestating ...

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Wilfred OkicheJune 12, 2019

Film Review: Chico Ejiro’s Night bus to Lagos is going nowhere

There was a period between the late nineties and early aughts when Chico Ejiro was easily the most influential figure ...

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Wilfred OkicheJune 11, 2019

Profile: Naira Marley may have played himself. But can he still win?

The 2018 World Cup wasn’t a memorable outing for the Super Eagles of Nigeria. Dumped out at the group stage ...

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Wilfred OkicheJune 3, 2019

Film Review: Knockout wants to make you laugh. What’s wrong with that?

It is hard to recall considering today’s fragmented media space but there was a time when Wale Adenuga Productions was ...

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Wilfred OkicheMay 27, 2019

Film Review: Tade Ogidan mastered video, but Gold Statue shows he is yet to find his cinematic voice

When it comes to Nollywood movies, the name Tade Ogidan is about as iconic as it gets. Since he put ...

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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 25, 2019

Profile: The Rise and rise of Teni the Entertainer (and yes, she’s problematic too)

The fastest rising superstar in the country is a twenty-five-year-old bubbly young lady. Her name is Teniola Apata but she ...

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