Author: Ikeade

Samaria, a 15-minute film that spotlights the struggles an average girl child faces in Nigeria, is set to be released by Chiemeka Osuagwu and Ruby Igwe on October 11 after an impressive international festival run. From Festival Screenings to Cinemas: Ebuka Njoku’s ‘Yahoo+’ Sets July 1st Release Written by Chiemeka Osuagwu who also makes his directorial debut with the project, Samaria was shot in Lagos, featuring Baaj Adebule (Country Hard) and new faces such as Ifeoluwa Eninla, Judith Ochasi and Gbemisola Oluyemi. While the 44-sec trailer opens and ends with no dialogue, it conveys several emotions and intentions such as…

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Coming off his sports drama, Rise, on Disney+, South African-based Nigerian filmmaker Akin Omotoso follows with a 6-episode fantasy series on Netflix. Based on his original idea and helming the directorial effort of the first episode, The Brave Ones thrusts viewers in the centre of a government vs indigenes land drama, battle against modernity, and the anticipation of the reborn of a supernatural being that will fulfill a prophecy. Stirring the plot are the several interested parties who are unknowingly stimulating the arrival of the supernatural being and those hoping to use the powers of this being referred to as…

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EXCLUSIVE: Debo Adedayo (Mr Macaroni), Timini Egbuson, Bucci Franklin, Hungani Ndlovu, Meg Otanwa, Taye Arimoro, Sophie Alakija, Jide Kosoko, Bimbo Akintola and Femi Jacobs are set to star in Freedom Way, the directorial feature debut of Olalekan Afolabi, with Blessing Uzzi serving as producer on the film that is currently in production. Everything We Know About ‘Breath of Life’, Prime Video’s First Commissioned Nigerian Film Written by Blessing Uzzi, three young co-founders struggle to keep their startup alive despite sabotage by a powerful competitor, a bike man finds himself making hard choices when his means of livelihood is lost and…

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After years of fighting to survive on the streets of Lagos, two brothers, played by Falz and Tobi Bakre, fall on opposite sides of the law. The bonds of brotherhood are put to the ultimate test as one joins a taskforce that hunts down the other and his gang. With Brotherhood, a crime-action film produced by Greoh Studios and co-written with Jade Osiberu (Sugar Rush), Abdul Tijani-Ahmed makes a mark with his first major writing cinema credit, in what is anticipated to be a blockbuster premiering across 15 African countries. Tobi Bakre and Falz Star as Brothers on Opposite Sides…

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In Collision Course, an encounter between an aspiring Nigerian artiste and a struggling Nigerian police officer unclogs the disappointment, fear and frustration that have accumulated in their dissatisfied personal lives. From the chilling prologue to the final moments of the film, the events that build up in their lives offer commentary on police brutality in Nigeria, but it comes a bit too simplified as the Nigerian government, the true villain, is simply left to shadow the 1hr 12min runtime. ‘Glamour Girls’ Review: Nollywood Classic Remake Falls Short of the Glitz Yes, the Nigerian government is the gloomy big bad cast…

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We had no critic’s pick in August. Available in Nigeria in September is a slate of new Nollywood films heading to cinemas. Titles such as Jade Osiberu-produced crime-thriller Brotherhood, Wole Ojo-led prison drama Inside Life, and Dimeji Ajibola-directed comedy Passport starring Jim Iyke and Mercy Johnson. Available on streaming services are the following titles, Collision Course, The Man for the Job, Anikulapo, Finding Hubby 2, and Aki and Pawpaw. Foreign films available in cinemas are The Woman King, Don’t Worry Darling and Ticket to Paradise. See the full highlight of movies and TV shows available to watch in Nigeria in…

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Netflix has picked up a Nigerian workplace drama series produced by Evolving Light Studios, Becoming Abi, to premiere globally on October 28, 2022. The teaser (watch below) throws our protagonist Abi (Bolu Essien) into the madhouse of Lagos advertising, which sees her go through a range of emotions, while we catch our first glimpse at her colleagues, clients, best friend and potential love interest(s). Tobi Bakre and Falz Star as Brothers on Opposite Sides of the Law in Pulsating First Trailer for Brotherhood Starring in Abi’s world are recent Netflix faces Seun Ajayi (The Lost Okoroshi) and Akah Nnani (The…

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Mo Abudu has announced that she is set to make her directorial debut with two short films, Her Perfect Life and Iyawo Mi, currently in principal photography. The films, also written by the filmmaker, will touch on the mental health theme, which is “hardly spoken about in Nigerian society.” Kelechi Udegbe to Lead ‘Black Harvest’, Narrative Feature from Writer-Director James Amuta, Producer of ‘Oloture’, ‘Blood Sisters’ and ‘Man of God’ Her Perfect Life stars Pearl Thusi (Queen Sono) and Joseph Benjamin (Isoken), with Omowunmi Dada (Ayinla), Uzor Osimpka (Fifty), Christian Paul and Mary Lazarus (Okafor’s Law) in supporting roles. The…

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Meroestream and Nubian productions have confirmed the September 23rd theatrical release of their latest co-production, Ticket to Life. Ticket to Life stars an ensemble cast including Sambasa Nzeribe (Elevator Baby), Linda Osifo (A Naija Christmas), Debby Emokpaire (High Horse), Tina Mba (Breaded Life), and Christian Ochiagha (Mr and Mrs. Right). ‘Inside Life’: Wole Ojo Lands in Prison and Navigates a Courtroom Showdown in Official Trailer The drama was directed by Geshin Salvador who is the producer, writer and director of the 2021 film Tanwa Savage, and scripted by Miskeen Anav based on a story by Tomisin Ayoade. The synopsis for…

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How easy is easy filmmaking? On a Twitter Spaces session with WKMUp on Saturday, July 16, co-hosted by film critic Jeremiah John, Ebuka Njoku joined us to discuss Yahoo+, his debut feature currently receiving rave reviews from critics and audience alike. As the director, writer and producer of the independent project, Njoku had a lot to say on how the film came to be from conception to landing a distribution deal with FilmOne. The deal with FilmOne saw it open to a wide audience after spending time on a festival run, screening at the University of Nigeria, Eastern Nigeria International…

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