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Director: Moses Inwang Cast: Ramsey Nouah, Benjamin Touitou, Monalisa Chinda, Chioma Omeruah(Chigul), Kinle Afolayan, Sola Shobowale, Desmond Elliott, Ireti Doyle. Year of Release:  2018 Streaming On: Prime Video When Crazy People popped up on my Prime Video recommendations, I initially thought it would be your typical comedy, especially with Chigul in the cast (no offense, sis 🥹 – you’ve got impressive range!). However, much to my surprise, Crazy People unfolds as a distinctive tale exploring mental health, delicately blending humor and insight. Within minutes, I realized I was investing my time wisely. The plot revolves around Alfred (played by Benjamin…

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Director: Tope Alake Cast: Jenifer Obodo, Jaiye Kuti, Tina Mba, Mofe Duncan, Enem Ufot, Baaj Adebule, Chinoso Arubayi, Year of Release: 2022 Streaming On: Prime Video Aspire to maguire in the mud. Amara(Jenifer Obodo), a burn survivor who has always found solace in Ms Brown’s mental health podcast learns that sometimes people preach one thing online and do the opposite of what they preach in real life.  On the day she meets Ms Brown((Jaiye Kuti), in person, she  experienced an hostility that would have been less surprising had it not come from someone who claims online to understand the struggle…

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Director: Adeoluwa Owu Writer: Funke Akindele Cast: Funke Akindele, Timini Egbuson, Uzee Usman, Jide Kene, Olumide Oworu, Tobi Makinde, Genoveva Umeh, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Uzor Arukwe Year of Release: 2023 They say three times is a charm but I say we call it a charm now- Funke Akindele’s Christmas submissions are becoming more of a pattern. And we are here for it.  A Tribe Called Judah- her recent box office smashing offering, which has now grossed 613 million naira in its first two weeks- is heavily leaned towards the messaging of her previous works. Battle on Buka Street(2022) was a poignant…

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Writer: BB Sasore Director: BB Sasore Cast: Eku Edewor, Wale Ojo, Chimezie Imo, Genoveva Umeh, Ademola Adedoyin, Tina MBA, Sambasa Nzeribe, Sam Dede Streaming on: Prime Video Release Date: December 15, 2023 If Timi( Adedamola Adedoyin, then Wale Ojo) were to reflect on his actions, he would pinpoint his initial error as testifying against Sambasa(Chidozie Nzeribe),  the town’s terror, believing that the system would appropriately handle him. He(Timi) would then enumerate additional missteps, such as attempting suicide severally after the criminal he testified against retaliated by killing his (Timi’s) wife and daughter. Now, debates concerning Timi’s assessment of his situation…

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Director: Don Single Ndubisi Cast: Mercy Johnson-Okojie, Shally White, Rabaganda Grace, Kingsley Elenwome, Esther Emmanuel  Where to watch: YouTube If you have ever inflated a skill in your CV- and you feel guilty, you may want to cut yourself some slack because it can never be as bad as what happened in The Competition. In  this YouTube offering by the renowned Mercy Johnson, two characters, Amanda(Mercy Johnson) and Sabastine(Shallywhite), reluctantly partnered in a “high-stakes competition”. Amanda(Mercy Johnson), hopeful for success, faces constant frustration as Sabastine’s poor eyesight leads to task sabotage. Some chuckles and cringe jokes later( She laid…

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Director: Akay Mason. Cast:a Bolanle Ninalowo, Kanayo O Kanayo, Kate Henshaw, Taiwo Hassan, Tina Mba, Uzor Arukwe Release: November 24, 2023. For Nigerians familiar with Nollywood’s fantastical tropes, the plot of Bank Alert where Sammy, a struggling bank manager, receives a huge amount of money in his account  on the very day he wants to take out a loan to get out of his rut.  It is also not uncommon to find ourselves rooting for the recipients of this manna from heaven – as long as it’s not our own money. lol.  Yet, somehow, in Bank Alert, the first feature…

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Director: Seyi Babatope Writer: Temitope Bolade, Seyi Babatope and Diche Enunwa Cast:  Nengi Hampson, Mercy Isoyip, Kelly Wekpe, Idia Aisen, Ademola Adedoyin, Elozonam Ogbolu, and Jidekene Achufusi. Year of Release: 2023 Streaming on: Prime Video Four  ice queens made a pact in high school not to have sex until their wedding night. They had seen what teen pregnancy did to their fifth friend and as such made a pact to remain virgins till their wedding nights.  However, of the four girls , only Jola(Idia Aisen) holds up religiously to her own end of the bargain. It’s the week of her…

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The Broadway theatres in London, on Friday, November 17, 2023, unveiled the cinematic masterpiece, “Subterfuge,” skillfully directed by Biodun Stephen. Crafted by the talented Gift Collins (known for “Small Talk”), the narrative revolves around Bella and her son Jerome, plunged into a realm of deceit and mystery following the untimely demise of Kigho and Mark—presumably, cherished individuals in their lives. Bella’s supposed confidante, Anna, intricately weaves a tapestry of lies, manipulating relationships and unveiling hidden truths. As the veil lifts, Bella finds herself grappling with betrayal and deception, all while safeguarding her family. The film showcases stellar performances from eminent…

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Director: Uzodinma Okpechi Year of Release: 2023 Cast: Wole Ojo, Sam Dede, Bimbo Ademoye, Timini Egbuson, Benjamin Toutoui, Kiki Omeili Streaming: Amazon Prime There’s something about leftover films( movies that go to cinemas before descending to streaming platforms) that rubs me off the wrong way (apart from the fact it’s poor) and that’s the fact that you have to wait for a long time to find out.  Take Kamsi, a 2018 original recently released on Prime Video.  It tells the story of Dozie (Wole Ojo), a man whose misfortunes led him from engineering to a “hire purchase” keke driver.  His…

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The Epe outing ended with a bang, with most of the ladies commending Iyabo Ojo for throwing such a good party. Iyabo is planning a reboot of one of her old movies with her boyfriend Paulo, while Mariam is enquiring into surrogacy because she doesn’t want her child to suffer what she calls the “only child syndrome’.  Chioma’s Good Foundation  did a wholesome outreach in Ikotun with the funds she had raised from her yard sales while Laura launched her lip care business- all the ladies but Iyabo were in attendance because she was out of town.  But when…

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