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…

Elevator Baby is A Still born by Eke Kalu

Examining the intricacies of a character has never really been the concern for Nollywood’s escapist films but, more  recently, however, it appears the trend seems to be slowly changing with what the offerings many of what  call“young Nollywood.” Kemi Adetiba’s…

The Set Up, A Ship Caught Adrift In The Wide Gap Between Great Intentions and Brilliant Execution

The Set Up, as directed by well-known film director and producer Niyi Akinmolayan, is a break away from the ‘New’ Nollywood trend that has obsessively defined itself by well meaning, but largely incoherent mash-ups of slapstick comedy and undercooked romance. This…

THE GHOST AND THE HOUSE OF TRUTH (2019) by Dika Ofoma

Spoilers ahead What hit me first about The Ghost and The House of Truth was the noise, rowdiness and the grittiness of Lagos. This sort of defies Nollywood’s norm of showing only upscale parts of Lagos and the lives of…