Reviews

February 28, 2024

Funke Akindele’s dramedy of five brothers who embark on robbery to save their ailing mother, thoughtfully written by Collins Okoh, proves something we already know: Nollywood is at its best when telling authentic stories — which is why this became its first film to make N1 billion.

January 25, 2024

Producer and star Femi Adebayo’s Yoruba-language saga of the clash of two great warriors is a feat of indigenous storytelling and a thoughtful class commentary.

September 18, 2023

The clashes are instant in this interesting, fashionable take on Africa’s largest city, yet the show’s Season 1 is unable to stamp its own identity or manufacture original conflicts.

August 20, 2023

As warring sister chefs, Funke Akindele and Mercy Johnson, aided by a tight script, torch each other in an entertaining, and ultimately touching, tale that became Nollywood’s highest-grossing film of all-time.

August 19, 2023

Blossom Chukwujekwu puts in an indelible layered performance as a criminal defined by a deep-seated sense of manhood.

August 17, 2023

A magnetic Femi Adebayo doubles as producer and star of this story about a kingdom caught in ancestral turmoil.

June 8, 2023

In Prime Video’s first Africa Original, Jade Osiberu takes on forceful, compelling ideas to varying results, but most of the cast shine, especially the singer Chike.

June 8, 2023

Aided by Tobi Bakre’s AMVCA Best Drama Actor-winning turn, director Loukman Ali and producer Jade Osiberu’s shot at telling a memorable story prioritizes spectacle over relationships.

May 25, 2023

A strong ensemble including Nse Ikpe-Etim and Nancy Isime, playing off a domineering leading performance by Chidi Mokeme, enhances Netflix’s intense limited series. But its grittiness can veer, avoidably and frustratingly, into violence porn.

March 11, 2023

Despite characters that are not fully realized, and a convenient central dilemma, Dakore Egbuson-Akande and Nse Ikpe-Etim serve the strength of connection between women.

November 20, 2022

Toyin Abraham is a vulnerable seer in Niyi Akinmolayan’s detailed depiction of spirituality and sports betting.

October 25, 2022

Like in a Nigerian Thelma and Louise, two friends are on the run in this fast-paced series by Kenneth Gyang and Biyi Bandele.

October 22, 2022

Rita Dominic and newcomer Nonso Bassey deliver powerhouse performances in Mildred Okwo’s elegant and raw psychological thriller.

October 22, 2022

Kunle Afolayan’s beautifully shot adaptation of Sefi Atta’s novel explores humanity and morality, but even with popstar Niyola in lead, it doesn’t rise above its source material.

October 22, 2022

Uyaiedu Ikpe-Etim’s short depiction of two women in love is a social landmark in Nigerian cinema.

October 22, 2022

Chiege Alisigwe and Swanky JKA break hearts as a maddened mother and her lost son in Victor Iyke’s AMVCA-winning Igbo language film.

October 22, 2022

Tola Odunsi’s web series is a refreshing, revelatory take on bromance, with Baaj Adebule standing out in the ensemble.

February 28, 2024

Funke Akindele’s dramedy of five brothers who embark on robbery to save their ailing mother, thoughtfully written by Collins Okoh, proves something we already know: Nollywood is at its best when telling authentic stories — which is why this became its first film to make N1 billion.

January 25, 2024

Producer and star Femi Adebayo’s Yoruba-language saga of the clash of two great warriors is a feat of indigenous storytelling and a thoughtful class commentary.

September 18, 2023

The clashes are instant in this interesting, fashionable take on Africa’s largest city, yet the show’s Season 1 is unable to stamp its own identity or manufacture original conflicts.

August 20, 2023

As warring sister chefs, Funke Akindele and Mercy Johnson, aided by a tight script, torch each other in an entertaining, and ultimately touching, tale that became Nollywood’s highest-grossing film of all-time.

August 19, 2023

Blossom Chukwujekwu puts in an indelible layered performance as a criminal defined by a deep-seated sense of manhood.

August 17, 2023

A magnetic Femi Adebayo doubles as producer and star of this story about a kingdom caught in ancestral turmoil.

June 8, 2023

In Prime Video’s first Africa Original, Jade Osiberu takes on forceful, compelling ideas to varying results, but most of the cast shine, especially the singer Chike.

June 8, 2023

Aided by Tobi Bakre’s AMVCA Best Drama Actor-winning turn, director Loukman Ali and producer Jade Osiberu’s shot at telling a memorable story prioritizes spectacle over relationships.

May 25, 2023

A strong ensemble including Nse Ikpe-Etim and Nancy Isime, playing off a domineering leading performance by Chidi Mokeme, enhances Netflix’s intense limited series. But its grittiness can veer, avoidably and frustratingly, into violence porn.

March 11, 2023

Despite characters that are not fully realized, and a convenient central dilemma, Dakore Egbuson-Akande and Nse Ikpe-Etim serve the strength of connection between women.

November 20, 2022

Toyin Abraham is a vulnerable seer in Niyi Akinmolayan’s detailed depiction of spirituality and sports betting.

October 25, 2022

Like in a Nigerian Thelma and Louise, two friends are on the run in this fast-paced series by Kenneth Gyang and Biyi Bandele.

October 22, 2022

Rita Dominic and newcomer Nonso Bassey deliver powerhouse performances in Mildred Okwo’s elegant and raw psychological thriller.

October 22, 2022

Kunle Afolayan’s beautifully shot adaptation of Sefi Atta’s novel explores humanity and morality, but even with popstar Niyola in lead, it doesn’t rise above its source material.

October 22, 2022

Uyaiedu Ikpe-Etim’s short depiction of two women in love is a social landmark in Nigerian cinema.

October 22, 2022

Chiege Alisigwe and Swanky JKA break hearts as a maddened mother and her lost son in Victor Iyke’s AMVCA-winning Igbo language film.

October 22, 2022

Tola Odunsi’s web series is a refreshing, revelatory take on bromance, with Baaj Adebule standing out in the ensemble.

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