King of Boys (2018): Lagos Noir, Feminism in Film and the Cinema of Excess.

by Osamudiamen Joseph Time has a way of evolving the meaning of things. That statement is the reason I’ve decided to write a series of retrospective essays on a couple of Nollywood movies released in the recent past. I’ve always…

Reading LIVING IN BONDAGE: Breaking Free by ‘Chukwu Martin

“What do you think this is? Nollywood? We don’t do those things anymore” – Richard Williams (Living in Bondage: Breaking Free). This line from the film helps explain the dismissal of the heavy traditional leaning that had themed its mother…

DREAM AND REALITY; Reading Daniel Oriahi’s SYLVIA by ‘Chukwu Martin

“When we are asleep in this world, we are awake in another” –  Salvador Dali Dali was a Spanish Surrealist painter born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain. Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in…

How Senior Girls Navigate a Patriarchal Society; thoughts On Glamour Girls by Dika Ofoma

Written and Produced in 1994 by Kenneth Nnebue and directed by Chika Onukwufor, Glamour Girls tells the story of a group of independent and sophisticated women in their mid-lives who are powerful through their relations with older, rich and influential…

A READING OF OSUOFIA IN LONDON by ‘Chukwu Martin

“I COME, I SAW, I CONQUER!” DISAPORA AND THE BLACK MAN-“OSUOFIA IN LONDON” A FILM PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY ELOHO KINGSLEY OGORO “Eliminate the diaspora or the diaspora will surely eliminate you” – (Ze’ev Jabotinsky) This 2001 film in two…