Reviews

Film review: Clarion Chukwura, Kanayo O. Kanayo breathe life into the biopic, ‘Apaye: A Mother’s Love’

Film review: Clarion Chukwura, Kanayo O. Kanayo breathe life into the biopic, ‘Apaye: A Mother’s Love’

by Wilfred Okiche Inspired by true events, Apaye is the story of one woman’s sojourn on earth and her many struggles first as a married woman, then as a single mother to lift her family out...

 

Album review: Dr. Sid’s ‘Siduction’ fails to seduce

Album review: Dr. Sid’s ‘Siduction’ fails to seduce

by Wilfred Okiche 3 years after debuting on the Mo’ Hits label with his solo record ‘Turning Point’, the dentist turned pop star Dr Sid rebounds with ‘Siduction’. ‘Turning Point’...

 

Review: Nollywood gets a new lease with Nolly Silver Screen

Review: Nollywood gets a new lease with Nolly Silver Screen

by Wilfred Okiche The Nigerian film industry has since become one of the most heartwarming stories to come out of the country. Built almost exclusively by the hard work, sweat and passion of...

 

Film review: Watch ‘Onye Ozi’ with low expectations and you won’t be disappointed

Film review: Watch ‘Onye Ozi’ with low expectations and you won’t be disappointed

by Wilfred Okiche Director Obi Emelonye probably earned the right to make ‘Onye ozi’ – translated as The Messenger- , an ultra-low budget independent film in Igbo language after enjoying...

 

Album review: Baddest guy ever liveth? Not quite

Album review: Baddest guy ever liveth? Not quite

by Wilfred Okiche Olamide Adedeji, heir to the throne of indigenous rap and most visible act to fulfill the aborted promise of Dagrin who was cut short in his prime arrives with his third album...

 

Movie review: Lagos Cougars is funny but not always for the right reasons

Movie review: Lagos Cougars is funny but not always for the right reasons

by Wilfred Okiche ‘Lagos Cougars’ from the staple of Emem Isong’s Royal Arts Academy is pretty much as obvious as it’s title suggests. It trails the dramatic adventures of 3 ladies of...

 

Toni Kan reviews Kola Oyeyemi’s book, Pitfalls to Destiny Fulfilment

Toni Kan reviews Kola Oyeyemi’s book, Pitfalls to Destiny Fulfilment

by Toni Kan                          By reining in our destructive faith, pride and indiscipline and insincerity and impatience and ignorance and anger and fear we can reverse the...

 

Album review: Kcee is not quite ready to ‘Take Over’

Album review: Kcee is not quite ready to ‘Take Over’

by Wilfred Okiche Forget the title of this review, if there is one artiste who ‘took over’ the past year with his ready to play, endlessly catchy pop singles, then it has to be Kingsley...

 

Movie review: Rukky Sanda’s ‘Gold Diggin’ makes all the wrong moves

Movie review: Rukky Sanda’s ‘Gold Diggin’ makes all the wrong moves

by Wilfred Okiche From the first scenes of ‘Gold diggin’ the new flick by actress/producer/director Rukky Sanda, it becomes obvious that one is set for an uncomfortable experience. The playbook...

 

Theatre review: ‘Closer’ starring Eku Edewor & Kalu Ikeagwu is a sexual tale without the sex

Theatre review: ‘Closer’ starring Eku Edewor & Kalu Ikeagwu is a sexual tale without the sex

by Wilfred Okiche   The obvious template for this stage adaptation of ‘Closer’, Patrick Marber’s prize winning play –which premiered on 27, December 2012 at the Intercontinental...