Author: Wilfred Okiche

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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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. She isn’t the only nine-year old to be out unaccompanied.…

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In Akay Mason’s Elevator Baby, sparks fly but is it enough?

What happens when a conceited young man, bloated with pent up frustrations is trapped in a faulty elevator with a brash pregnant woman weighed down by guilt? That is the…

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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 #MenAreScum or #MenAreTrash. These descriptors have been adopted to label…

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