Kambili questions our understanding of the Romcom genre

By Mr. X Romantic comedies have been tagged to be light-hearted, slice-of-life works of fiction that employ the double pivot of humor and romance in their plotlines. A tricky genre that spotlights the essence of human connections and character growth. In…

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.…

CATCH.ER: There’s No Country for Women.

by Osamudiamen Joseph Burning is a 2018 south Korean film co-written and directed by Lee Chang-Dong. The story begins with a young man, Jong-soo, as he runs into Hae-mi, a friend from his childhood. She tells him about her plans…

Retrospective: This Lady Called Life Should Be More

by Ella Bakare Kayode Kasum’s 2020 movie ‘This Lady Called Life’ (TLCL) has all the potentials of a good storytelling experience. With Kasum’s signature cozy aesthetics, close range emotional shots, and eye-catching visuals, a lot is promised. The actors for…