Mr. Gbenga’s Hard Drive (2021): Gutsy, Anarchic, a Nigerian Cinema of Blood.

by Osamudiamen Joseph The first film essay I ever wrote was titled, “The Wedding Party: Lessons in Authentic Storytelling from the Bruce Lee of Visuals. The reason I deemed it fit to extol the originality of that movie is that,…

Juju Stories: The Mystical, the Mundane and the Mad

by Osamudiamen Joseph Back in 2018, the British Film Institute called Surreal 16, “the filmmaking collective trying to forge a new identity for Nigerian cinema.” And while the group which is made up of independent filmmakers, Abba T. Makama, Michael…

Mofe ni Mofe: A Romantic Drama with a Dark Comedic Twist.

by Osamudiamen Joseph In the opening scene of the movie, the main character, Mofe (played by a perfectly cast Lateef Adedimeji) is on a call with his wife-to-be. It is their wedding day and he is ready to go, decked…

INFLUENCE: A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE BUSINESS OF WAR

by Adebayo Adegbite Influence employs the Bell Pottinger scandal as a conduit to discuss the role of Public relations, Advertisement and Influencer Marketing in war. It chronicles the rise and fall of one of the biggest Public Relations Firms in…

KING OF BOYS: THE RETURN OF THE KING, EPISODE 7 “A HANDOVER RITUAL” REVIEW

by Eke Kalu Nearly 6 hours of Netflix’s first Nigerian Original series and it feels like Sorkin on steroids. There’s a lot of talking, chest-thumping, wise-cracking, and some more talking but it never really feels like anything is happening. One…