Author: Faith Oloruntoyin

Eva Ibiam is a fast-rising actress in Nollywood. Her works have ranged from playing extras to minor roles in Gidi Up, Rumor Has It, Officer Titus, Skinny Girl in Transit and now a major role as Teni in Love Like This.  Created by Lani Aisida, Love Like This tells the story of various individuals in a close group of friends and their journey to finding love, dealing with heartbreak while discovering themselves. The first episode kicks off with Nimi (Nonso Bassey) being left at the altar by his fiancee Abiye (Chisom Agoawuike). Eva Ibiam’s Teni plays a binding role of…

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Closure brings along some shocking revelations.  We have come to the end of the first season of Ndani TV’s YouTube series Love Like This, with episode 12 titled “Closure”. It has indeed been a long ride into various characters’ love life and we have reached a point that is expected to be a defining point for the couples. The previous episode ended with quite a dramatic and untraceable action of Nimi and Teni kissing, leaving us shocked and ready for the follow up.  Ndani TV’s ‘Love Like This’ Recap: Season 1, Episode 11, “A Long Kiss Goodnight” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAW9cBdme2o The finale…

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Relationships hit a crucial point; some fall out and some take a bold step. As the end begins to draw near for Ndani TV’s Love Like This series, we go for a rollercoaster ride that begins with the search for closure to a break up and we finally arrive at an untraceable connection between a new pair. This episode is a full set of drama that has been merely delayed. We begin the episode with the trio of Kamal, Abiye and Teni having a heated argument about Abiye having a closure discussion with Nimi. Kamal isn’t having it and feels…

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We have seen an increase in Nollywood content being streamed on Netflix and in the streamer’s productions with various Nigerian filmmakers. Ranging from titles with Kunle Afolayan (Swallow), EbonyLife (Castle and Castle) and the sequel of King of Boys with Kemi Adetiba amongst so many other licensed titles, the stars of Blood Sisters have previously appeared in other projects, which we have collated for global Nollywood newbies and those that need some form of memory refresh. On May 5, 2022, Blood Sisters, Nigeria’s first original series, was released on Netflix. Created by Temidayo Makanjuola (Money.Men.Marriage) also known as Ted Abudu,…

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Isn’t it a bit too late for the brewing drama? After last week’s bottle episode, “Double Date”, at the restaurant, we return to the lives of other couples and also get to see how Abiye feels about Kamal’s outburst that closed the previous episode. Love Like This episode 10 begins with Maka and her mom trying to reach a compromise on Maka’s new path as a YouTuber. Maka’s mum insists on a 6-month probation and if during that period Maka’s YouTube dream doesn’t work, she would go for her master’s. Maka is initially hesitant to such an agreement, but later…

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Might Abiye be slowly eating a highly anticipated worse meal?  As the title already implies, the double date is the only event that takes place across this bottle episode, featuring the lover pair, Kamal and Abiye alongside the forced lovers, Teni and Chidi. It vexed me that an entire episode focused on these duo pairs providing nothing new that wasn’t expected already. 9 episodes in and major questions surrounding Teni, which we could have gotten closer to in this episode, are still left unanswered: what is the mystery behind Teni’s love life? Who does she secretly have feelings for? Is…

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With challenges comes responsibility. Love Like This episode 7 ended with Maka’s mum making an entrance into Remi’s place, where the couple’s strip game was interrupted. When this happened, I expected a lot of drama and I also feared that this would end the couple’s love journey. We start off episode 8, ‘Do The Right Thing’, with Maka’s mum confronting her daughter for finding solace in a man’s house. Remi who has initially been eavesdropping summons the courage to get into the mother-daughter argument. I did expect things to escalate quite fast with Remi’s intervention but contrary to that he…

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Things begin to get cold in the love paradise. After what seemed to be like a reconciliation and the beginning of a new journey for some, things go cold with various obstacles like distrust, fear and external disapproval. We begin the seventh episode with our made-up love birds; Maka seems to have begun her long-desired passion for Youtubing and Remi doesn’t seem much of a serious help but rather a fun one. It’s amazing to see that they are back together but Halima seems to not buy it all as the next scene follows with Halima expressing her fears for…

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Written by Faith Oloruntoyin and Ikeade Oriade. “Over the years, writing has proven to be a very powerful tool that has influenced how we see the world today. From stories running circles in our minds, to the ones that made it to the pages and to the screen, we can see clearly that it starts from the heads of the writers,” Kelvin Amamize, winner of the best screenplay award at The Annual Film Mischief, shares as he explains screenwriting as a bedrock art for filmmaking, “without this, there would absolutely be nothing to see on the screens. Many fail to…

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Love does require to be watered through hardwork for it to blossom. Recall that the last episode was about bold and chicken steps, with Tamara kissing Nimi and Remi feeling scared to introduce Maka to his colleagues. Well, this episode takes us through more steps, something I find missing in other love stories, which is the work put into making things work when there is a problem in the relationship. I had a lot of butterflies in my belly and a good wicked laugh at the ‘ela’ given to some people. The episode begins with Remi waking up to an…

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