Mental health issues have been receiving a lot of attention in the Nigerian media recently but much of the talk has been focused on depression and rightly so. In Loving Daniella, Ike Nnaebue used a rare mental health condition as the backdrop of the story to evoke a stellar performance Read more…
Biodun Stephen is known as one of Nollywood’s most captivating screenwriter. If you are a regular consumer of Irokotv movies then you must have enjoyed some of her stories, from the well-written Sobi’s mystic to the poorly produced Glimpse; still a good story, but handicapped by its production budget. (more…)
I had decided I was not going to see Chief Daddy in cinemas. Another box-office focused comedy from EbonyLife? I will wait for it to come to MyFilmHouse, Netflix, or EbonyLife in-house VOD. I would rather spend my money on the other Nollywood movies showing in cinemas this December. So, Read more…
When Kemi Adetiba dropped the trailer for her sophomore feature, King of Boys, she built sky-level expectations. Nollywood trailers are mostly a mess, they do not get you interested in the movie but KOB’s was different. (more…)
All four movies executive produced by Mo Abudu are in the top ten highest grossing Nigerian movies of all time. She is business savvy like that. While she is the king (or Queen) of Nollywood Box Office, movies produced by her company, EbonyLife Films, have not been critically acclaimed. To be honest, they have not been great films. With The Royal Hibiscus Hotel, we can finally say Mo Abudu has given us a delightful rom-com.
The Wedding Party 2 was supposed to have exciting foreplay, long-lasting main event, and a beautiful climax. Instead, it had rushed foreplay, a not-so-main event, and no climax. Let me explain.
2017 has been a crazy year, with different trends, protests, agitations, political unrest across the world, but one thing that really stood out was the discussion on abuse on women – physically, sexually and domestically – and Omoye,
Sobi’s Mystic made me a fan of Biodun Stephen’s work, Picture Perfect took the fandom to a different level but Glimpse showed that Superman is sometimes Clark Kent.
Biodun’s ability to write a compelling, believable and enjoyable story is probably unrivaled in Nollywood right now. But there is more to a movie than its story, the acting, cinematography, directing and production all play key roles in making a movie more presentable and acceptable. (more…)
In my review of The Friend Zone, I had talked briefly about my love for the low-budget movies shown on iROKOtv. Obsession, which premiered this past Friday on iROKOtv, follows a formula synonymous with movies shown on iROKOtv; low-budget production, great storyline and a fine mix of popular and unpopular talented actors. (more…)