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Blood and Water

Television Review: Netflix’s Blood and Water is both intriguing and frustrating

Coming on the heels of the addictive Queen Sono, Netflix continues to ramp up its presence in Africa with the engaging but often frustrating young adult series Blood & Water.…

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Chimeka Garricks

Book Review: Chimeka Garricks fuses music and confessional storytelling on ‘A Broken People’s Playlist’

It isn’t the most original concept, melding music with words on the page. Countless authors have spoken of how at the heights of their creativity, or depths of their despair,…

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Dan Foster

Obituary: Dan Foster, the American who changed the face of Nigerian radio forever

In the afternoon of 17, June, news would begin to filter in from unconfirmed sources that popular Nigerian based, American broadcaster and On Air Personality, Dan Foster had passed away…

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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 with excitement. Deservedly so, considering the wattage and established record…

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#Berlinale2020 Review: O.C Ukeje is lost in translation in “Shine Your Eyes”

You wouldn’t be out of place if you concluded sometime in the last decade that O.C Ukeje was going to be the next great leading man. Coming off a surprise…

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Queen Sono

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 a roundtable of journalists from across the continent to speak…

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Pearl Thusi

Queen Sono’s Pearl Thusi & Kate Liquorish bring 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. Pearl Thusi plays the titular Queen Sono and Liquorish's Ekaterina…

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Moshood Fattah

‘Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown;’ fast rising Moshood Fattah celebrates [Photos]

Story by Ìyínkàyé Òrẹòlúwá He said I'd have to see LIFE, a 2015 film about the iconic American film star James Dean and a TIME photographer Dennis Stock. Moshood was…

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#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, the events play out in some parallel pre-universe, an isolated…

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#Sundance2020: Zola is style over substance

In 2015, a tweet storm by A’Ziah Zola King, a certain Detroit waitress and exotic dancer, detailing a wild, dangerous weekend in Florida hit the internet and shook Twitter to…

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