Author: Ayodele Olawumi

The Man for the Job is a Silicon Valley-esque Nollywood film that portrays an uncommon side of the Nigerian tech space, failed dreams, sour friendship and a heist? Despite the story having different possible narratives that make it difficult to point out the overriding one, the story can generally be summarised thus: A struggling former tech wiz Joseph Barnabas (Uzor Arukwe) meets a young female programmer Zina (Temi Otedola) during his side hustle as a ride-hailing taxi driver, he helps her to debug the codes of an app for a fee, before he is caught up in her plot and…

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Another high-class optics, Lagos-set story fuelled by greed, bad decisions and money rituals. Four friends Osiano (Shawn Faqua), Jite (Uzor Arukwe), Eddie (Tobi Bakre), and Obi (Alex Ekubo) make a covenant in secondary school to never leave themselves. After school, Obi drifts away from the group and suddenly becomes rich while the rest of the group continues to struggle on different levels. The trio’s fortunes are flipped after they survive being murdered for money rituals by their long-lost friend (Obi) and the covenant of the ritual is fortuitously transferred to them. But their lives are turned upside down as they…

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Childhood trauma, religious anarchy, a prodigal son, a love rectangle and crime are the main features of The Man of God, Bolanle Austen-Peters’ latest release on Netflix. It’s hard to pinpoint the underlying story of this film because of the manner in which the plot is scattered, but to put it simply, The Man of God chronicles Samuel Obalolu’s (Akah Nnani) journey from abandoning religion and finding his way back to it whilst dealing with childhood trauma inflicted by his overzealous pastor father (Jude Chukwuka). Samuel drifts in and out of acknowledging his faith and when he does, it is…

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Anthill Studios and Euphoria 360’s co-production, King of Thieves, is an exciting story of heroism, betrayal, maternal love and revenge. With Femi Adebayo leading a star-studded cast, King of Thieves is an epic film about an invincible bandit, Ageshinkole (Femi Adebayo) whom, driven by revenge exerts a reign of terror on the fictional Kingdom of Ajeromi. All efforts by the citizens of the kingdom to defeat him and end his reign prove to be futile. ‘ A Simple Lie’ Review: An Admirable Addition to the Biodun Stephen-Shutterspeed Library Ageshinkole Character poster. Via Euphoria 360/ Anthill Studios The action in King…

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In this Matt Reeves-directed thriller, the Dark Knight faces off against the Riddler (Paul Dano) and other foes as he uncovers decades old corruption that has eaten deep into his beloved city, Gotham. The incumbent mayor is murdered weeks to the election and the killer leaves a message “for The Batman”, a riddle he has to solve in time to save Gotham from ruin. It is hard to watch this movie without comparing it to previous Batman movies. Like any Batman movie, it is dark but way darker than the rest. It feels like Matt Reeves set out to create…

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