Author: Efeturi

Director – Rukky SandaWritten By- Rukky SandaCast- Rukky Sanda, Oge Okoye, Yemi Blaq and Ikay OgbonnaGenre- DramaRun time- 1:30:15In her shoes mirrors the lives of two village girls who dream of making something of themselves in the big world. Funke played by Rukky Sanda, who wrote, produced and directed is the local tailor who wants to be a big time Lagos fashion designer while Peju played by Oge Okoye, is the no nonsense village champion who believes fighting with everyone and sleeping with every man will get her to her final destination and that’s Lagos. In terms of characters, not sure…

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Yahoo’s Entertainment reporter Bryan Enk, recently released a list of the top 40 films they are excited about. Won’t mind that kind of preparation by our Nollywood guys, but ah well… But instead of the 40, I present top 20 movies, and the list of movies that are adaptations from either a novel, theatre production or comic book. What does this mean however, is Hollywood getting less creative or has it come to a point where they feel they don’t have to re-invent the wheel let’s take a novel, stage play or comic book, get a great script writer and change it up;…

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Happy New Year guys and welcome to a warm and fulfilling 2014. 2013 witnessed loads of changes and differences in the Nigerian movie industry, for one, Xplorenollywood came into your lives (yay!!!), Nollywood celebrated 20 years, new directors and directions for the industry came into play, actors and actresses decided to take risks which paid off for some and the industry witness the surge of iROKOtv, MTN dobox and all those other sites that enables viewers in the Diaspora watch our movies and home grown talent. So, as we usher in 2014, Xplore would like to present to you, 14 hottest…

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Watching Nigerian programming is a past time I no longer enjoy (thanks to DSTV and its foreign influx! Yay!!!). If not for the sake of Xplore and the need for a relevant change in the movie industry, I wouldn’t involve myself with the film industry. So, in a bid to find something suitable to watch, I tuned to a channel and ol’boy was I in for an awful surprise. Channel: SilverBird Television… it’s about entertainment Programme: E-Moda!!! Time: 11-11.30pm A Topshot Production When the programme started, I wasn’t paying rapt attention, as I was doing a couple…

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We are definitely familiar with Netflix, Flixster, Imdb and the likes. These American social media sites which provide different avenues for television and movie lovers to get up-to-date news and information on the latest trailers discover new movies, learning about movies, renting and downloading movies as well as meeting others with similar taste in movies. These sites became so popular that there was an outright purchase for some of them by the big names in the entertainment industry. Netflix was offered to Blockbuster for $50 million in 2000, but the sale was declined, Flixster was acquired by Warner Bros while Imdb…

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I bet most people figured it out at the end, that the Thespian theatre production of “Mad King of Ijudiya” was actually an adaptation of the life of Herod in the bible. Not sure why Wikipedia refers to him as the great, but Herod was the villain in the Christmas story, a wicked king who saw the baby Jesus as a threat and wanted to murder him. In the Mad King, Herod is King Ero ba n’ise, the arrogant, defiant and fearless king of Ijudiya, played by Segun Arinze, while His mother Olori and the warrior Iberu are played by Joke Silva and Akin Lewis respectively. It was…

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I was reluctant to see the ‘Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ when it was released! To my mind, I felt Peter Jackson the director was going to take us for a ride when personally, I felt nothing could top ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy.So during my visit to Calabar last weekend, ‘The Hobbit” part 1 was on Movie Magic and boy was I blown, smitten and humbled all at once. Watching my favorite characters, Gandalf, Gollum/Sméagol, Galadriel and of course Bilbo Baggins reminded me why I never read the book but preferred the movie instead (covering face)… The storyline was impeccable, I especially loved the…

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Director – Adeoye BakareWritten By- Lilian BachCast- Lilian Bach, Yemi Blaq, Kunle Adepoju and Bolaji AmusanGenre- DramaRun time- 1:25:30What is reviewing Nigerian movies without once in a while checking out what our local dialects have to offer as well. Although not technically called Nollywood, they however play a major part of Nigerian Movie Industry. Eletan from the stables of RollTape productions follows the deceitful life of Omolara and the lengths she will go thorough to be rich. Omolara played by Lilian Bach is married to Adisa whom she totally despises but maintains a sizzling romance with her lover of many years…

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Director – Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen Written By- Uduak Oguamanam Starring- Ini Edo-Ehiagwina, Belinda Effah, Kenneth Okolie, Okey Uzoeshi, Barbara Soky and Uche Jumbo Genre- Romantic Comedy Run time- 1:25:30 It has certainly being a while, since I posted a review but, watching a Nollywood movie is a daunting task and I must commend anyone who has been in the business of reviewing movies for a while. While I might be a green horn, I must say, watching this movie was one that left me saying ‘o pe’ it has finished!!! Aima is a hardworking reporter of a soft sell magazine, kicked…

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My girl Duvy from – http://duvyzworld.blogspot.com/attended the much publicized ‘Saro The Musical’ and here is what she thought about it:There were so many events, it was truly a struggle to decide which to attend and which not to. It’s one of the reasons why I love this season. Events and Sunshine and Art and Creativity, Cocktails and Roses and Shoes and Ruby woo, Travelling, poetry, watching movies, these are a few of my favorite things…SARO is the story of four young men who were determined to break free from the yoke of frustration and lack of opportunities. To explore their talents…

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