FINDING HUBBY: A WEAK ADAPTATION

by Mr. X With a flurry of Nollywood titles finding a new home on Netflix and the gradual re-opening of movie theatres across the world, the afore-threatened cinemas culture is receiving its much-needed redemption. Weeks ago, Netflix launched its mobile…

One Lagos Night is Nice and Easy

by Adebayo Adegbite Ekene Mekwunye’s “One Lagos Night” is a  crime comedy set in Lagos, Nigeria. It follows the story of Ehizogie “Ehiz” Obaseki (Ikponmwosa Gold) and his roommate Tayo (Frank Donga), two down on their luck graduates, who plan…

In Confusion Na Wa, Nollywood takes a Black Turn

by Efe Kalu If you were to ask any Nigerian what genre they think best describes their lives, you may find yourself chuckling as they describe themselves as unlikely heroes in the usual fares – romance, comedy, tragedy, or adventure.…

Awon Boyz: The Voices of the Street.

For many of us, we grew up seeing area boys on the streets and bus stops as we went to school, church, mosque, market or on long trips for visitations. We dreaded these guys because of their notoriety and because…

Eyimofe: Romanticizing the Idea of Tragedy

by Oluwa Damilare Eyimofe (This is My Desire) 2021 is a film that captures, asymmetrically, the three stages of life, death and the in-between. These stages are experienced in two chapters by three different characters in one world – Lagos,…