Category: Wilfred’s Cutting Floor

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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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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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