Author: Ikeade

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 Official poster. Via BAP Productions Yes, the Nigerian government is…

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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. Posters of some foreign movies that are available in Nigeria in September. See the full…

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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 Via Evolving Light Studios. Starring in Abi’s world are recent Netflix faces Seun Ajayi (The Lost Okoroshi)…

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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’ Pearl Thusi and Joseph Benjamin. Via Instagram (@MoAbudu) Her Perfect Life stars Pearl Thusi (Queen Sono) and Joseph Benjamin (Isoken), with Omowunmi Dada (Ayinla), Uzor Osimpka (Fifty), Christian Paul and…

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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 Official poster. 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…

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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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EXCLUSIVE: Sillo Studios has unveiled the official trailer of their debut feature, Inside Life, directed by Tope Adebayo, one of the directors behind 2022 box office hit King of Thieves. Inside Life follows the story of an about-to-wed who is wrongly remanded in prison a few days before his wedding. He not only has to get out of the prison on time to make his wedding, but he also has to learn to survive the conditions in prison and get out alive. Watch Teaser: Wole Ojo, Broda Shaggi and Nedu Wazobia to Star in ‘Inside Life’, From ‘King of Thieves’…

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Indie success Yahoo+ by Ebuka Njoku was our critic’s pick in July. Netflix will once again be offering three 2021 Nollywood titles this month. Moses Inwang’s pandemic-set story Lockdown, Lasisi Elenu in a fantasy drama The Razz Guy and Jide Kene Achufusi and Broda Shaggi star in Dwindle. Box office hit Yoruba epic King of Thieves is now available on Amazon Prime Video as the streamer gears its efforts to settle into Nollywood. Kayode Kasum debuts his first film of the year, a musical titled Obara’ M starring Nancy Isime and Nkem Owoh; and a sequel to 2019 crime thriller…

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TNC Africa’s Little Black Book returns with its second season on Thursday, August 4, 2022. How well do you remember the first season? Also, how much do you know about the series itself? Did you know that it is a book adaptation? Let’s begin. WKMUp Quiz: How Well Do You Know Netflix Naija? WKMUp Quiz: Which ‘Blood Sisters’ Character are You? Read Little Black Book season one recap here.

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EXCLUSIVE: While the parting was amicable between Loukman Ali and Jade Osiberu’s GreoH Studios, Loukman Ali ultimately decided to exit the project due to creative differences and will no longer be attached to the final film. With post-production underway on Brotherhood and a released trailer, WKMUp has learned that Ali has stepped down as director of the highly anticipated crime-action thriller. Tobi Bakre and Falz Star as Brothers on Opposite Sides of the Law in Pulsating First Trailer for Brotherhood Director Loukman Ali on the set of Brotherhood earlier this year. Via Nollywire. In addition to his directorial efforts, Ali…

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