Climberano: In Conversation with Jeremiah John

There is something unorthodox and unusual about the origin of this interview piece. It started with a single initiative taken by Jeremiah John, the director of the short film, to share a link to his recent experimental short film on…

Nigerian Indie Filmmakers to Look Out for in 2024.

The Nigerian filmmaking cineaste called Nollywood witnessed some unprecedented achievements in 2023. From Editi Effiong-directed Black Book and Charles Okapaleke’s Blood Vessel which secured covetous on Netflix’sx global Top 10 list, to C.J. “Fiery” Obasi’s monumental and culture-defining moments and…

“BREATH OF LIFE”: WHERE’S GOD?

This is an attempt to write about a film I had high expectations for, but with almost every Nollywood film we are reminded to lower those expectations so that we are not disappointed. However, with Breath of Life, I refused…

EMMANUEL IZUOBA AND HIS MANY HATS

Filmmakers are known to often wear multiple hats by working in many departments, from producing to directing. Emmanuel Izuoba is a Nollywood filmmaker who has had different roles since he started, and he does not plan to slow down any…

Ife Olujuyigbe’s Nollywood Story

There is a popular saying that “a film is made three times: first in the screenplay, next in production and finally, in the edit”. Every film that was ever made was first created in the mind of the writer. A…

The Annual Film Mischief Dispatch #2

The second day of The Annual Film Mischief 2023 expands on the social consciousness of Day 1. Shooting the culture can also be described as stoking the embers of topics we like to run away from or think of as…

The Annual Film Mischief 2023 Dispatch #1

broken mask

The idea of a festival dispatch is to summarize the proceedings of a day from the vantage point of a unifying theme. The search for a theme that makes sense of everything can be fun, but there’s always the danger…

Adesola Oni: A Conversation with an Anarchist

Filmmaking is an intimate and collaborative creative medium. Filmmakers’ personalized interpretation and understanding of what motion pictures are come to the fore when you watch their films or have a conversation with them. For Adesola Oni, his anarchist filmmaking style…

GOLD GERRY’S BOO’D UP & OTHER STORIES

“You’ll likely watch it more than once.” Joseph Osamudiamen ends with this phrase in his review of the film on whatkeptmeup.com. With sound penmanship,  Joseph paints the picture so well that it’s impossible to make a copy. And I did…

The Griot: Temi Fosudo Shares His Story

The Griot is a tragic romance drama that follows the journeys of two friends, Sanmi and Lakunle. Lakunle is a smart yet timid weaver who feeds his audacious and assuming friend, Sanmi with stories that helps him gain popularity in…

The Best Performances of 2022

I’ve been encumbered with the brutal task of trying to summarize the year for Nollywood in a couple of words. I could simply call it good or bad, slap on a block of decent prose to back my stance, and…

5 Nollywood ‘Yoruba’ Movies You will enjoy If You’ve Seen The Adebayo’s ‘King of Thieves: Agesinkole’

Femi Adebayo’s 'King of Thieves: Ageshinkole' has indeed captured the hearts of many cinema-goers.  So much so that not only is it one of the highest-grossing cinema outings of all time but also is the first Nigerian mainstream movie to have been exclusively shot in an indigenous language - a feat that projects a bright future for Nollywood titles shot in indigenous languages.
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