A DIRECTOR’S LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE CITY OF IBADAN: SWEET OR SOUR?

“In Ibadan” is a director’s film, meaning it tells you more about the director than anything else. The director has fumbled through a couple of shorts- some of which I’ve seen- finding his voice on the way, but on this…

DO YOU LOVE FUNKE AKINDELE’S OMO GHETTO: THE SAGA? READ THIS

Notice the title above says Funke Akindele’s Omo Ghetto even if it was directed by Abdulrasheed Bello (JJC) and Funke Akindele. I am not trying to stir gbege (trouble) in their union but it is what it is. JJC is…

DOD takes a stab at reinterpreting the Nigerian Dream

What if you could change your destiny by going back in time? Altering the very fabric of reality as you know it to instantly satisfy your deepest cravings for riches and luxury? This seeming Afrofuturistic interpretation of the Nigerian Dream…

THE MILKMAID: Riveting Drama Gagged by the NFVCB

By Eniayekan Hope Recently, an article published by Cinema Shed summarily posits that the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) were preventing the Hausa language film from getting rated officially, hence couldn’t be released in cinemas. The film however,…

The Lost Okoroshi: Nigerian Cinema welcomes a New Master and his Tricks by Taiwo Egunjobi

The Surreal 16 collective of ‘Fiery’ Obasi, Abba T. Makama and Mike Omonua’s vow to tell stories with elements of the surreal, feature local dialects, reject self-censorship, all from an African perspective is finding success and mainstream acceptance. With the…