On appropriateness, power, the ‘gossip’ tool and managing relationships personal and professional.
The Milkmaid has had quite a journey before it reached me as a pre-event screener. Finished in 2018, it has been banned by the Nigerian Film and Video Censors Board (as all great Nigerian cinema is) and has languished in a purgatory of sorts as its producers, Might Man Entertainment fight to get the ban …
Much ado about the famed Melodia dress
The first stirrings of this essay began sometime in late 2016 when the trailer for ‘Process’, the transcendental short film from Khalil Joseph and Sierra Leonean musician and producer Sampha had just hit the internet. I listened to Sampha because of Drake, but considered him one of the many talented but uninteresting British singer/producer archetypes …
Oloture was the film EbonyLife Productions thought would finally get them on the Oscar track, but a continued refusal by Nollywood to prioritize knowledge clipped its wings.
Two teenagers navigate wanton feelings and an abusive foster father.
Falana drew inspiration from the greats for Chapter One, but she has wisdom all her own.
Simi has conquered, the music industry by insisting on doing things her own way. Other female musicians are sitting up and taking notice.
Niniola marries vestigial innocence with full throated sexuality and has won herself a global audience for it.
Amaa Rae remains one of the continent’s most exciting musicians, here’s a snapshot to who she was in at the start of her success in 2017