“He Who Shares Name With Yam” – The Tradox System – ‘Chukwu Martin

Ipadeola Moses’ Ifa therapy gives quite a lot to theatrics. He wants you to find the answers in the philological symbols and the metaphoric images he presents. Black –  “After the departure of Orunmila (500B.C), Ile Ife was in tumult.…

Dialogues: The Art of Film Criticism and Reviewership with Taiwo Egunjobi

FILM CRITICISM AND REVIEWING. ‘You need to love film, the art of film criticism is a labour of love.’ Taiwo Egunjobi (2020)   Taiwo Egunjobi is a seasoned writer, director, founder/chief editor at Filmkaku.com and content director with ContentDocks, Nigeria.…

Anuli; a tea with Camus and Okri by Olamide Adio

  To leave or not to live? That is the question — the only one allowed to be asked by Chukwu Martin’s Anuli. When Anuli is assessed through that famous Shakespearean dictum “To be or not to be”, an unsettling…

The Gods are not Chauvnists; a Reading of “Tolu” by ‘Chukwu Martin

CAN NADINE CHANGE THE WORLD? It is quite obvious that Nadine Ibrahim is attracted to stories heavy on child- friendly, nuclear,societal and cultural influences. Her film ”Through Her Eyes” (2018), tells the story of Azeeza, a young girl abducted by…

READING BARIGA SUGAR BY ‘CHUKWU MARTIN

BARIGA SUGAR- A FILM BY IFEOMA NKIRUKA CHUKWUOGO  THE TWIN EFFECT  Bariga Sugar (2016) is a short film (approx. 22 minutes) about the unfortunate story of Jamil(10) and Ese(8) who live with their promiscuous single mothers amidst the shelter of…