Author: Fridous Adetutu

When a veteran actress like Shaffy Bello (Chief Daddy 2) and an outstanding actress like Bimbo Ademoye (Gone) grace the screen, one would be optimistic about the movie’s outcome. However, Head Over Bills proved to be even too much for these two wonderful actors, though they shine nonetheless. In the long run, they also get lost in the discordant plot. Directed by Dabby Chimere, Head Over Bills follows the story of a business mogul and CEO of Starlight Company, Mrs. Ofili (Shaggy Bello) and her three daughters; Cheta (Bimbo Ademoye), Oluchi (Rachael Okonkwo) and Muna (Ego Nwosu). The single mother…

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There is something special about romantic comedies, maybe because they make us dream of a happily ever after or perhaps give the notion that there is that special someone for everybody. It is that genre of movie we sometimes crawl back to so we can feel something. Romantic comedies are known to create unlikely scenarios and bring something good out of it, that thing we all crave for, love. From a hooker who captured the heart of a billionaire businessman in Pretty Woman to a young teen whose dream came true through writing letters to her crushes in To All…

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There is always that unique element that sets every anime apart and in most cases, it is usually the character development, unique plot or style of storytelling. Besides its lengthy episodes, there is always something of intrigue that reels the audience in and glues them to the series for a long time. Just like there is a movie for everyone, the same goes with anime too– ranging from children to adult anime series. Kids-friendly anime are Pokémon, Spirited Away, and Haikyu while teenagers and adults can go for anime series like Akame Ga Kill!, Kengan Ashura, Attack on Titan and…

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Let’s face it, there is usually a hidden problem with the second or third or fourth part of most movies and it is a phenomenon that we have come to see over the years. Movies like Blade: Trinity, The Mummy 3, Taken 3 and the recent tiring fourth installment of The Matrix amongst others are some of the many movies out there that make me feel making a good movie twice or thrice is nearly impossible. But then there is The Lord of the Rings, The Godfather, Dollars Trilogy and some others which make it look possible, so maybe I’m…

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The second season of Emily in Paris picks up after Emily’s (Lily Collins) night of passion with Gabriel (Lucas Bravo), her friend’s ex-boyfriend. Poor Emily did the deed because she thought the hot chef will be leaving Paris for Normandy and they would never see each other again. Unfortunately, the chef changes his mind due to a secret investor who invests in his restaurant and mostly because of Emily. The rest of the show permeates Emily’s attempts to keep her secret rendezvous with the hot chef a secret; her attempt to clear her conscience by bringing Gabriel and her friend,…

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At this point, a silent comedy film would do for Ayo Makun’s reprisal role as Akpos and that is if there would be another (which would most likely happen at this point). With his comedic role as Akpos in exhausting films like 10 days in Sun City and A Trip to Jamaica, it becomes more glaring that it takes more than just being a comedian to pull off a comedic role in a film. A comedy movie needs more than just hilarious one-liners and over-the-top, humorous situations to work and intelligently engage the audience from beginning to the end. If…

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Blockbusters like Fast and Furious 9, No Time to Die, Black Widow, and Venom: Let There Be Carnage are a few movies people looked forward to in the thick of the COVID. These are movies people hoped would kick-start the cinema experience once again. No Time to Die lived up to expectations, Venom 2 was meh and family-oriented F9 did nothing different. Do not get me wrong, there are other movies like Dune which proved to be exceptional; Shang Chi, which was a great attempt to introduce an Asian superhero into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Then, there is the much-anticipated…

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With Christmas around the corner, many movies and series are essentially made to capture the joy of the festivity. Among these many jolly films is the South African comedy series, How To Ruin Christmas: The Funeral, the sequel to 2020’s The Wedding. The first season of the Netflix original series was about two distinctive families, the lower class Sellos and the upper class Twalas, who are about to become one, with the marriage between Beauty Sello (Thando Thabethe) and Sbu Twala (Vincent Mahlangu). The wedding almost turned into a disaster when the bride’s sister, Tumi (Busisiwe Lurayi), her presumed toxic…

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The nominations for the 2021 African Movie Academy Awards were announced on October 29, 2021, an award that recognizes outstanding African films, actors, and actresses in the previous year. The announcement for the 17th edition was anchored by Steve Ayorinde, the head jury of AMAA. The 2020 AMAA award for best film was awarded to Nigerian drama, The Milkmaid, which was also Nigeria’s entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 93rd Academy Awards. In this year’s category for best film, Nigeria’s Eyimofe will be representing Nigeria. Ayinla (the story of renowned singer, Ayinla Omowura), while competing in multiple…

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