Category: Reviews

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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#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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#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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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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Carry You With Me

#Sundance2020: ‘I Carry You With Me’ is a heartbreaking stunner

I Carry You With Me (Te Llevo Conmigo), the narrative feature length debut of director Heidi Ewing, an Oscar nominee for the 2006 short film Jesus Camp, is an epic…

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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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