Author: Seyi Lasisi

I am familiar— by reading news stories and listening to friends narrate their experiences, with the bizarre traits of our Men in Black: Nigerian Police Force. This ranges from their passionate pursuit of victims whose arrest would mean an increase of their account balance, to their worn-out attitude in pursuit of justice for the poor. My familiarity with their virtues incited in me an arm’s length distance from the Nigerian Police Force. Fortunately, for me, the feeling is mutual. Those are my fond memories of the Police Force and it was these memories amongst others that Crime and Justice Lagos…

Read More

My exams ended on December 9, 2022, and the S16 Film Festival started film screening on December 10, 2022. Ogun state is about 2 hours away from Lagos. But when you factor in the ever-present gridlock on Lagos roads, the trip might extend to 4 or 6 hours depending on the driver’s intimate understanding of unorthodox pathways. Leaving Ogun state by 8 am on Saturday meant I would, like almost all trained journalists, arrive earlier before the film screening commences. Man proposes, God disposes. The first feature on the schedule: Tunde Kelani’s ever-relevant Saworoide had almost begun screening when I…

Read More