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.
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.
I am starting to enjoy the low-budget movies showing on iROKOtv and The Friend Zone, which is a low-budget film is totally enjoyable. These low-budget films usually star less known albeit talented actors. The Friend Zone starring Chelsea Eze and Daniel Lloyd starts as a feel-good movie and ends up leaving viewers in an emotional zone.
A few weeks back, award-winning filmmaker Biodun Stephen gave us a glimpse of her upcoming movie Glimpse. The teaser released on her Instagram account on October 31 featured Bisola Aiyeola (1st runner up Big Brother Nigeria 2017) in a very emotional scene and yes, this movie is going to get you emotional.
The ELFIKE Film Collective have released the official trailer for The Wedding Party Part 2. A teaser was released some weeks back but now we have the total package. The trailer features interesting scenes including the mistake proposal by Nonso (Enyinna Nwigwe) to Deardre (Daniella Down), the oyinbo bridesmaid, but who does that? There is also a MAMA G moment at the wedding. So, plenty to look forward to. You can watch the trailer to the highly anticipated Wedding Party Part 2 below.
Comedian turned actor/filmmaker, Ayo Makun, is back again with another comedy – The Accidental Spy. This time around, we will see some action, in a comical way of course. Have you ever seen a pidgin-speaking terrorist? Wait till you meet Ay and Emma Oh My God’s characters.
Catch.er is one of the movies I look forward to seeing this October. After the acclaimed success of Waltbanger’s 2015 Gbomo Gbomo Express, he established a claim to Nigeria’s finest in the crime genre. So, many, including me, were pumped to see Catch.er. I finally did, and I have mixed feeling about the movie. The idea was great; execution was nowhere near perfect.
When you see the Amina trailer, one word comes to your mind – Epic! Then you ask, is this a Nigerian movie? The cinematography is super impressive, and all credits go to Peter Keil, a creative DoP with over ten years’ experience. It is a story of the legendary Queen of Zazzau (modern-day Zaria) – Amina, played by Lucy Ameh. Different historians have different records of her legend, but it is accepted that she was a “fierce warrior and loved fighting.”
It is another month, and to the Nolly-cinema lovers out there, we are bringing you a list of Nigerian movies coming to cinemas in October 2017. Nollywood has an exciting lineup this month; we have a crime thriller, comedy, and a drama that looks at domestic Violence.
If there was ever a Nigerian movie that mirrors the much loved (by females) hashtag on Twitter – #MenAreScum, it is Omoye. It is an intriguing story written by Uche Chukwu and one that I cannot wait to see as it explores a social issue common in Nigeria – Domestic Violence in a very captivating way.