Archive for: review

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...

 

Book review: Will Ferguson’s novel, ’419′ is a journey into the Nigerian psyche

Book review: Will Ferguson’s novel, ’419′ is a journey into the Nigerian psyche

by Taofeek Ramat 419: a novel is a Nigerian metaphor, a realistic one. I am amazed that the current governments, particularly at the federal level picked no fight with Ferguson on this tell it...

 

Album review: On ‘Alaga Ibile’, Reminisce bullies you into taking notice

Album review: On ‘Alaga Ibile’, Reminisce bullies you into taking notice

by Wilfred Okiche The most respected indigenous rapper not named Olamide rebounds with his sophomore album titled ‘Alaga Ibile’ over a year since his debut, ‘Book of rap stories’. While...

 

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...

 

#OneForTheRoad: Yvonne Nelson’s House of Gold’, Charles Novia’s ‘Alan Poza’ & 3 others are the WORST movies of 2013 – See the list

#OneForTheRoad: Yvonne Nelson’s House of Gold’, Charles Novia’s ‘Alan Poza’ & 3 others are the WORST movies of 2013 – See the list

by Eromo Egbejule 2013 was a year that we, the viewing public had the misfortune of seeing some really trashy movies. Nollywood and its’ younger sibling, Ghollywood continue to flourish and...

 

Album review: On ‘Fire of Zamani’, Ice Prince serves up songs of fire… and ice

Album review: On ‘Fire of Zamani’, Ice Prince serves up songs of fire… and ice

by Wilfred Okiche In 2010 Panshak ‘Ice Prince’ Zamani debuted with ‘Oleku’, a hit so huge it catapulted the Plateau state born dude to instant superstardom and placed him right up there-...

 

Music review: With Dr. SID’s ‘Surulere’, it’s Don Jazzy again and forever

Music review: With Dr. SID’s ‘Surulere’, it’s Don Jazzy again and forever

by Uche Briggs Only last week, the frenzied Twitter streets were abuzz with the confrontation between Don Jazzy and Wande Coal following the latter’s alleged intellectual property theft. While...

 

Album review: LKT’s ‘The Journey’ is quite noisy… and boring too

Album review: LKT’s ‘The Journey’ is quite noisy… and boring too

by Wilfred Okiche LKT found mainstream fame when he collaborated with Olu Maintain for ‘Yahooze, that relentless party  popper that had former U.S Secretary of state Colin Powell dancing along....

 

Theatre review: For ‘SARO The Musical’, the music lives forever

Theatre review: For ‘SARO The Musical’, the music lives forever

by Wilfred Okiche For years now, the Nigerian attempts at capturing the Broadway cultural experience have mostly been imported recycles from South Africa (Umoja) or the United States (Fela!)....

 

Album review: Testing Ice Prince’s ‘Fire of Zamani’

Album review: Testing Ice Prince’s ‘Fire of Zamani’

by James Silas Panshak ‘Ice Prince’ Zamani, a certified ‘Jos Boy’, marked a milestone with his single “Oleku” in 2010 but before that, he had done several collaborations and literally...