Category: Wilfred’s Cutting Floor

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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#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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#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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Minari, Nine Days, The 40-Year-Old Version….The 20 best films at #Sundance2020

The Sundance film festival may have come and gone but the memories still linger thanks to the several impressions left by the films on this list. Many of these films…

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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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