Category: Wilfred’s Cutting Floor

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 19, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Life is Eazi, Sugarcane, Palmwine Music… See the 10 best EP’s/Mixtapes of the year

The year was awash in excellent Eps and mixtapes with both established and upcoming stars putting in commendable effort to ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 18, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Evans, Rochas, Maina… See the 10 worst people of the year?

Is there anything redeeming about this lot? Abiola Ajimobi While addressing protesting students of the Oyo state co-owned Ladoke Akintola ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 17, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Stay With Me, Love Does Not Win Elections… See the 10 most notable books of the year

From award-winning sprawling depictions of infertility and feminism, to non-fiction accounts of winning elections in Africa, these are the YNaija2017Review’s ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 17, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: D’Banj, Falz, Korede Bello… Look who else made the most disappointing albums of the year

These ones either didn’t pop, or failed to live up to expectations. Arranged from least to most tolerable. 5. 27 ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 15, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Simisola, The Glory, This Is Me… See our picks for the 10 best albums of the year

Sifting through the loads and loads of music put out during the calendar year, we made use of parameters such ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 14, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Bisola Aiyeola, Small Doctor, Maraji… See the top 10 Revelations of the year

Here’s to seeing more of them in the new year. Arranged in no particular order. Ayobami Adebayo One of the ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 14, 2017

#YNaija2017Review: Roti, Alter Ego, Alakada Reloaded… These are the 10 most disappointing films of the year

Nollywood films were so uninspiring this year, our 2017 Review list could easily have been doubled. These ugly 10 are ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 14, 2017

[The Film Blog] The Accidental Spy may be the worst thing AY has ever done

Not to be confused with the 2001 Jackie Chan led Hong Kong film, The Accidental Spy, produced by the duo ...

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Wilfred OkicheNovember 21, 2017

Obituary: Alex Ekwueme: Thinker, Lawyer, Architect, Statesman

On Sunday 12, November 2017, weeks after turning 85, politician and elder statesman, Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme, GCON was transferred from ...

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Wilfred OkicheNovember 15, 2017

PROFILE: Even the f-word is not enough to describe the cultural force of Lola Shoneyin’s #AkeFestival

by Wilfred Okiche   Every November, for the last five years, the literary community- an interesting mix of writers, critics, ...

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Wilfred OkicheJanuary 31, 2017

PROFILE: Why we love to hate Yemi Alade

Yemi Alade is one of the biggest pop stars working today. No major show in the country, or this side ...

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Wilfred OkicheMay 2, 2016

Wilfred Okiche: See Asa and die

Nine years. That’s how long Asa made Lagos- and Nigeria,- the land of her birth, wait for a major headlining ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 29, 2015

#YNaija2015Review: ‘Gerrarahere, #FoundOnKonga, Ambode all-stars…’ | We present the top 7 adverts of the year

These adverts had us laughing out loud, singing along or just marvelling at their technical accomplishment. From bottom to top, ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 28, 2015

#YNaija2015Review: Yudala, Andela, Fashpa… | The 10 most influential start-ups of the year

The start-ups on this list have been the most visible in terms of outdoor advertising, solving a need and raising ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 28, 2015

#YNaija2015Review: Zikoko, Linda Ikeji, Nairabet… | The top 10 websites of 2015

Everything is online now. The internet has emerged as the next best things since sliced bread and woe is the ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 17, 2015

#YNaija2015Review: NOI vs Oshiomhole, Soundcity vs Psquare, Lai vs Metuh | Top 10 battles of 2015

Who doesn’t love a good beef? Especially one that is played out in full public glare. When the missiles are ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 15, 2015

‘Chigozie Obioma, Yahaya Bello, Lil Kesh’ | Meet our top 10 revelations of 2015

Every year brings to the public eye a new crop of thinkers, creatives, disruptors and noisemakers. We cast our memories ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 14, 2015

#YNaija2015Review: Wizkid vs Skales, Sugabelly vs everyone… See the hottest Twitter fights of 2015

Twitter fights are so 2010 we hear you say. But if they are so out of fashion like we tell ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 14, 2015

#YNaija2015Review: Vic O, MI, Chidinma… Look who else penned the worst lyrics of 2015

Bad lyrics are like a plague. They do nobody any good but for some reason they keep coming up from ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 14, 2015

#YNaija2015Review: ‘Adele, The Greek debt disaster, Europe refugee crisis’ | 10 events that shook the world in 2015

2015 had its fair share of headline grabbing moments. From a reclusive diva making a grand comeback to multiple terror ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 13, 2015

#YNaija2015Review: ‘I have a small manhood, yet you stayed with me for 4 years’ | The 10 worst quotes of 2015

Another year, another list of characters who do not know when to zip it. Who are the culprits this time? ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 13, 2015

#YNaija2015Review: The Fishermen, BlackAss, Under the Udala tree… The 10 most notable books of 2015

It is the end of the year once again and YNaija presents the annual list of the top 10 books ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 12, 2015

#YNaija2015Review: Taxi Driver, Gbomo Gbomo Express, Fifty… See our 10 best Nollywood films of 2015

This year was the year of the ingénue as far as Nollywood was concerned. A fresh crop of talented filmmakers ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 12, 2015

#YNaija2015Review: Wande Coal, Reminisce, Darey… These are the 10 best albums of 2015

In terms of album releases, 2015 has been the year of the men. The music business has always been an ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 5, 2015

The emancipation of wonder woman, Omawumi (YNaija Long Read)

“My name is Omawumi” Anyone who has ever listened to the music of Nigerian songstress Omawumi should be familiar with ...

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Wilfred OkicheJune 13, 2015

Film Review: Stephanie Okereke-Linus’ Dry

At the closing of NollywoodWeek Paris on the 7th of June, 2015, I saw Stephanie Linus’s Dry, which begins with Zara Robbins ...

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Wilfred OkicheJune 3, 2015

Film review: Hell hath no fury in Obi Emelonye’s Thy will be done

A 40 year old happily married pastor (Ramsey Nouah) has his domestic, spiritual and professional life turned upside down when ...

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Wilfred OkicheMay 18, 2015

Movie Review: Iyore is good, then bad, then terrible

The creative union between Frank Rajah Arase, the Nigerian born director and Abdul Salam Mumuni, head of Venus, a production ...

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Wilfred OkicheDecember 14, 2014

#TheYNaijaInterview: My job is to put a smile on peoples’ faces – Tosyn Bucknor

YNaija recently sat down in a quiet restaurant with the brilliantly zany bundle of energy that is Tosyn Bucknor and ...

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