Author: Wilfred Okiche

Sundance

African films make a splash at Sundance + See the complete list of winners

The 2020 Sundance film festival, the most important festival for independent American cinema came to a close Saturday night with the announcement of winners at the awards ceremony. Lee Isaac…

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Come Away

#Sundance2020: Angelina Jolie & David Oyelowo bring soul to ‘Come Away’

What if Neverland’s Peter and Wonderland’s Alice were brother and sister, parented by the cinematic duo of Angelina Jolie and David Oyelowo? What if your favorite fairytale characters existed in…

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Film Review: Merry Men 2: Another Mission is loud, brash and generic

The most bankable star in Nollywood, a year removed from the box office success of his franchise opener, Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons, returns with the sequel you definitely…

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Film Review: The problem with Kayode Kasum’s Sugar Rush (and it isn’t the EFCC)

2019’s entry for feel-good movie of the year comes in the sleek-yet-sloppy, sickly-sweet packaging of Sugar Rush, the Kayode Kasum directed, star-studded, laugh-a-minute crime caper that has presently got the…

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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 is somewhat of a letdown that he does not do…

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Film Review: Your Excellency is an embarrassing misfire

Consider this for a moment. You are a business mogul operating one of the most profitable film studios in all of Nollywood. You deliver a luxury edifice in one of…

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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 comes to bang for your buck, lavish high-end theatre productions,…

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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 live concert series for his Lagos audience. The concert also…

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Review: Kpali pokes fun at love and immigration

The heroine of Kpali, the new romantic comedy coming to theatres on the 20th of December is Amaka, a winsome young adult played with sufficient amounts of charm and sass…

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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 it raised the stakes time or broke new grounds in…

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