Reviews

Movie review: Why ‘I come Lagos’ is the last Elvis Chuks film I will be seeing

Movie review: Why ‘I come Lagos’ is the last Elvis Chuks film I will be seeing

by Wilfred Okichie     I come Lagos is the latest in a line of steady misadventures   One of the perils of being a movie critic is having no control over the sort of movies one...

 

“The kind of movies I like to watch are not yet in Nigeria” | Tinsel sweetheart, Linda Ejiofor on #TheYNaijaInterview

“The kind of movies I like to watch are not yet in Nigeria” | Tinsel sweetheart, Linda Ejiofor on #TheYNaijaInterview

by Wilfred Okichie     Linda Ejiofor was plucked from relative obscurity when she auditioned and won a role playing Bimpe on Nigeria’s longest running soap, Tinsel. She made her...

 

Album review: Here is The Mob’s Take on ‘Wazup Guy’ by FALZ

Album review: Here is The Mob’s Take on ‘Wazup Guy’ by FALZ

by Obinna Agwu I have been a distant admirer of Falz’s brand of humour-laced, laid back rap for some time now. However, I needed to listen to his album to get a feel for what makes the man...

 

Album review: Nosa’s ‘Open doors’ is set to make a star out of him

Album review: Nosa’s ‘Open doors’ is set to make a star out of him

by Wilfred Okichie   For about 2 years now since it has been making the rounds, Nosa’s sleeper hit Always pray for you has been that one song that creeps up consistently. Building quietly,...

 

Movie review: Devil in the detail is a brilliant movie

Movie review: Devil in the detail is a brilliant movie

by Wilfred Okiche Shirley Frimpong Manso and production partner, Ken Attoh made Contract last year with Yvonne Okoro and Hlomla Dandala and even though it had its obvious weaknesses and dragged...

 

Album review: Could Ajebutter 22′s ‘Anytime soon’ be the sound of the future?

Album review: Could Ajebutter 22′s ‘Anytime soon’ be the sound of the future?

by Wilfred Okiche The sound of the local urban music landscape has been pretty much defined these past few years. From 2face Idibia and the Plantashun Boys, Eedris Abdulkareem and the Remedies...

 

Movie review: Brother’s Keeper gets a C for effort

Movie review: Brother’s Keeper gets a C for effort

by Wilfred Okiche One has to admit, Nollywood has been making an effort these days and actress/producer Omoni Oboli has been working harder than most. After a relatively lowkey 2013, one spent...

 

Album review: On ‘The Journey’, Sean Tizzle enjoys beginners luck, proves he’s no singles artiste

Album review: On ‘The Journey’, Sean Tizzle enjoys beginners luck, proves he’s no singles artiste

by Wilfred Okiche   Sean Tizzle was the surprise runaway success of 2013. After being groomed by Sound Sultan’s Naija Ninjas outfit, the young man found himself in a state of inertia. Superstardom...

 

Song review: Asa’s ‘Dead Again’ is a class act through and through

Song review: Asa’s ‘Dead Again’ is a class act through and through

by Henry Chibuzor Igwe She fails to plug the gap between her foreign listeners and the ordinary Nigerian audiences, so that what we have on Dead Again is one-sided, and pro-Europe at best.  “Dead...

 

Theatre review: Joke Silva, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, Bimbo Akintola dazzle in ‘Hear word’

Theatre review: Joke Silva, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, Bimbo Akintola dazzle in ‘Hear word’

by Wilfred Okiche In March 2013, celebrated theatre cum creative director Ifeoma Fafunwa in conjunction with Lala Akindoju’s just birthed Make it Happen productions and the KIND initiative staged...