Category: Wilfred’s Cutting Floor

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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Nigerian cinema was in focus at the Carthage Film Festival. What are the lessons learned?

The 30th edition of the Carthage Film Festival, also known as the Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage was held in Tunis from 26, October to 2, November. This year’s event, billed…

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Top 5 movies we are most looking forward to in November

The film world is still churning with the news about the disqualification of Genevieve Nnaji's Lionheart from 2020 Oscar race. Lionheart, which entered for the Best International Feature Film category,…

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Profile: Funke Akindele-Bello is the queen of all media. In case you didn’t notice

For four straight years now, Ebony Life Films has been champion of the end of year box office. From Fifty to Chief Daddy and The Wedding Party films, no one…

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Living In Bondage: Breaking Free: How this Nollywood big budget sequel became the year’s most anticipated film

This year, box office returns for Nigerian films have been far from remarkable. But come 8, November 2019, Play Entertainment Network and Natives Filmworks, producers of the multi-million Naira sequel,…

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5 top Nollywood movies to watch in October

Because it's the month of horror, I watched Kunle Afolayan's The Figurine and it was pretty decent. Then I paid homage to old-era Nollyhood horror and revisited Teco Benson's End…

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Profile: Joel Kachi Benson just won Venice. You should know his name

When the Nigerian entry Daughters of Chibok was announced winner of the Best Virtual Reality Story (for linear content) at the awards ceremony of the Venice International Film Festival, the…

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