The Royal Hibiscus Hotel Review

The Royal Hibiscus Hotel Review: Mo Abudu finally produces a delightful rom-com

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.

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Glimpse by Biodun stephen on irokotv

Glimpse Review: a beautiful story lacking cinematic cosmetics

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…)

review of The Tribunal

A Lawyer’s Review of The Tribunal

About a week or so ago, a friend brought to my attention a so-called legal thriller – The Tribunal (watch trailer), produced by Kunle Afolayan and starring such Nollywood heavyweights such as Omotola Jalade and Funsho Adeolu. With cast and crew of such pedigree, I had hoped to see something great and mindblowing. In my mind I expected a new standard set for legal thrillers in Nollywood, maybe our alpha version of My Cousin Vinny. (more…)