TO THE YOUNG, NIGERIAN FILMMAKER

by Tonto I came to realize, as soon as last weekend, that there are two kinds of conversations: The loud ones that decenter the individual filmmaker and cast the light on the shortcomings of others. These are commonly held in…

Is it right to tag a filmmaker to a negative review? Film Rats club members debate

While New Year celebrations were on, Kunle Afolayan was busy exchanging words with a viewer on the Nigerian Movie Reviews Instagram page who’d tagging him while complaining about Swallow,  one of his most recent productions. As expected, this generated polarized…

A Tribute to Baba Suwe

by Adebayo Adegbite The king of comedy is gone, off to the shores of the unseen. It’s difficult to imagine a personality who has had more influence on the Yoruba movie industry zeitgeist than Baba Suwe and the man who…

Irapada (2007): How to Build Cinematic Atmosphere

Irapada’s world is one where everything looks slightly off-kilter, where it feels like; beneath the surface, beyond what we can see, a dark presence lingers, boldly pulling the strings.

NOLLYWOOD ICON: THE LEGACY OF BUKKY AJAYI

by Adebayo Adegbite In conversations about Nollywood, it’s important to always remember certain individuals who have shaped our perceptions and realities about the industry, whether in front of the camera or behind it. One of those belonging to this hallowed…