Author: Aderonke Adelabu

The code 101 of enjoying Nollywood movies is; never to have expectations. At least for me, it’s why I don’t leave the cinema angry every time I watch movies. Now, let’s talk about AY’s latest movie, The Standup. The standup is the story of a young man, Ovie, who naturally makes people laugh. However, life becomes cruel to him when he loses his dad, and his dad’s business partner comes to the burial to claim that his dad owes him 2M naira. The business partner then takes his sister, threatening to get married to her if he doesn’t refund the…

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Have you ever watched a movie and wondered how some actors managed to feature in those movies because of how bad the movie is? That’s how I felt seeing Tina Mba in Weather for two. Weather for two is the story of a young guy who married a beautiful wife but was caught in a cheating web between his lawyer and his lawyer’s secretary. To make things worse, his mother doesn’t approve of his wife and would do anything to get her off her son. However, despite being unhappy, the wife stays in the marriage and deals with all her…

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What comes to your mind when you see actors like Chika Ike, Ninolowo Bolanle, Tina MBA, and Kunle Remi in a movie? I wasn’t sure what to expect, so let’s see if they wasted my time or if Mirage is worth my N5,000 ticket. The Movie Background Mirage is the story of a young lady (Chika Ike) living with her sisters (Tina MBA and Dayo Amusa), whom she loves and respects so much. However, despite being an adult and a graduate, she still finds it difficult to bring her boyfriend (Uzor Arukwe) of 10 years home. She eventually summons the…

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If you haven’t been to the cinema to see Nollywood movie; “Our President Money”, please don’t bother going to watch it. I’d tell you why. Our President’s money is the story of a young Lagos Island playboy, Dave, who was living with his sugar mummy but was also a chronic cheat. His sugar mummy was to travel to Abuja two days before lockdown, and Dave saw it as an opportunity to bring in a girl to enjoy the lockdown with him. After several failed attempts, he eventually got someone to stay with him during the lockdown, but his sugar mummy…

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The much-anticipated premiere of “Anikulapo” by Kunle Afolayan took place on Sunday, 25th, 2022, at IMAX Cinema in Lagos, amidst glitz and glamour. The event which attracted both veteran and young actors in the Nollywood industry was refreshed by Goldberg Premium Lager Beer.  Speaking at the event, Olaoluwa Babalola, Senior Brand Manager, Goldberg, said: “Anikulapo is a beautiful piece of cinematic work that will keep viewers glued to their screen because, unarguably, it contains elements that arrest the body, mind, and soul. More interesting is the fact that this film showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Yoruba people and…

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If there’s one filmmaker you can always trust to deliver, it is Jade Osiberu. After giving us a good watch with films like Ayinla, Isoken and Sugar Rush, we expect that Brotherhood should be better. Now let’s find out if Nollywood movie; Brotherhood meets up to the existing standard. Nollywood Movie Brotherhood is the story of twin brothers; Wale and Akin, who lost their parents at a young age and had to hustle to pull through life together. Years later, Akin was sent to jail after he was caught stealing a drug for Wale, who was sick. Coming out of…

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Have you seen the trailer of Woman King? What came to your mind when you saw it? The truth is, with the mind-blowing thriller that the producers of Woman King gave us, expectations were high, and what a lot of us were looking up to is if they met those expectations or if they shattered them for us. Woman King is centered around the historical story of the Dahomey kingdom, where they had only mainly female warriors. Dahomey had been under the subjugation of the Oyo Kingdom for years, and most of their people were being sold out to the…

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The first thing that drew my attention to the Nollywood movie; SYMPHONY was D’Banj. I was like, D’Banj was made to act in a movie? Let’s see if it will become a disaster or a good one. I had little expectations. Nollywood movie SYMPHONY is music-centred, showing us the different struggles of upcoming musicians. The story focuses on Slade, a young undergraduate and upcoming music artist who had only his grandma as his only family. But, life seemed to smile at him after he met Lolita, who introduced him to the biggest talent manager. Despite all hurdles, he was signed,…

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I was pretty excited when I saw big actors like Jim Iyke, Mercy Johnson, Zubby Michael, Jide Kosoko and Adedimeji Lateef in the Nollywood movie; Passport. If not for anything else, I was sure I would watch good acting, and they didn’t disappoint. We will find out if this good acting was enough to sustain the movie. Passport is the story of Kobiko (Mercy Johnson), an area tomboy who wanted to contest for local government chairman against Terminator (Zubby Michael). She is paid little attention to because she is a female, but she is determined to become the next chairman…

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For a start, I don’t know how to feel about the Nollywood movie; The Stranger I know. For some weird reasons, it is good and not so good at the same time. What do I mean? The Stranger I know is the story of two people; Janet and Jonathan. Janet had rented Jonathan’s house as a shortlet while Jonathan was to go on an official assignment. Jonathan canceled on Janet, but unfortunately, she didn’t get the email and was in the bathroom when Jonathan returned. They were both shocked to see each other and eventually realized the situation.  Since Janet…

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If you watched The Set UP 1, you’d have high expectations of the second part. From how the story was told to the effort the actors put into bringing their characters to life to how the movie was directed, The SET UP 1 was a banger. So, is The SET UP 2 as good as the first part? Guess we’d find out. The Set Up Part 2 revolves around Chike (Adesua Etomi), Grace (Kehinde Bankole) and Usi (Nancy Isime). The film opens with Grace happily married to her then Pastor boyfriend, and they have a child now. Usi comes in…

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I had high expectations of going to the cinema to see the Nollywood movie, COLD. I mean, having people like RMD, Pete Edochie, Ireti Doyle, and Kanayo Kanayo in a movie, I was pretty sure to come out of the cinema smiling in satisfaction.  Was that the case? You’d eventually find out. Cold talks about the church today and how the devil infiltrates the church. It also talks about the quest for leadership and power in the church. It addresses how most churches have turned from serving God to accumulating wealth. It also shows how people are so deeply rooted…

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When you see a Movie Title like; Mad house; you already expect you’d be watching a house full of madness.  Now, let’s see if the movie Mad House is as Mad as the title. Mad House is a story that treats infidelity in marriage. It centres around two neighbour couples cheating on their partners with themselves. Let me clarify: Couple A are Mofe Duncan and Onyi Alex while Couple B are Charles Billion Pius and Etinosa Idemudia. We see the film start with Onyi Alex and Charles Billion having sex during work hours. Onyi Alex mistakenly calls her husband, who…

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If you love romantic, sexual movies, then you should be rushing to the cinema to see Hey You. Okay, let me give you a hint of what to expect Hey You is the story of Bianca, a young lady who is a stripper on Fans Only and Abel, a tech bro who are neighbours. Abel has been a customer of Bianca on the premium platform when she strips for him while he jerks off, but despite being neighbours and eventually friends, they didn’t know the other side of themselves. On Bianca’s birthday, she got drunk, and Abel had to take…

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We all know what happens when we step on the “Tiger’s Tail”. Well, that’s what I was expecting to see when I went to see the Nollywood movie; “Tiger’s Tail” at the cinema.  Tiger’s Tail is the story of two cult heads, Tiger and Snake and a young lady, Amara, who just got back from the country and was going to start a school foundation in Tiger and Snake’s domain. However, despite all efforts to advise her against setting up her foundation in the community, she ignored it. Amara had been inspired to start her foundation in the community after…

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From the moment I knew the Nollywood movie Ile owo was a horror movie, I was worried. So the question I asked myself was; Will Nollywood ruin or win its attempt at Horror? Well, be my guest. Ile Owo (House of Money) is the story of a young girl with a sick father whose leg injury has deteriorated over time. The young girl, Busola, is a nurse who has been unlucky with love and painfully for her; she discovered her fiancé was actively cheating and disrespecting her, so she broke up. However, just a few days after the breakup, her…

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From seeing the trailer of a movie, you have an idea of how good or bad the film would be. Some have been able to meet the standard of their thriller, while others haven’t. For The Order Of Things, let’s see if the movie did justice to the thriller. The Order Of Things is the story of a family of three; the mother (Ayo Mogaji), Demi (Obi Maduegbuna) and Tunde (Timini Egbuson). Tunde had just proposed to his girlfriend and went happily to tell his mum about his proposal, only to get the shock from his mother that he could…

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When you see a movie that has minimal celebrities, you are either very impressed and very disappointed. For The Wildflower, let’s see where it falls. Nollywood Movie, The Wildflower is the story of a young, ambitious girl, Rolake, who had always craved working for a leading architectural company. Rolake finally gets to work as a Personal Assistant to the CEO, Mr Gowon, and she did her work diligently, including travelling on business trips with him. On the other hand, Rolake lived in a ghetto with another family of 4, where the father was always beating the mother. Sadly, the couple’s…

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You see comedians like Mr Macaroni, Bovi and Wofai Fada in a movie, you tell yourself you are in for a good laugh. But, sadly, the Nollywood movie; The Perfect Arrangement is nothing close to funny. What do I mean by this?  The Perfect Arrangement is the story of a lady Tade (Sharon Ooja), whose family is about to go bankrupt and needs good PR to stay back afloat. On the other hand, another family has two sons, Chidi (Bovi) and Cheta (Pere). Cheeta is Tade’s best friend, and although they have feelings for each other, they never explored their…

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You see a Nollywood movie title like Man For The Job and you have high expectations of such a movie. Oh well, never judge a book by the cover they say… Here is what I mean Man for the job is the story of an intelligent tech guy, Joseph (Uzor Arukwe) who despite his intelligence and hard work was financially unstable. In a bid to make more money, he decided to join a ride-hailing service as a driver and luckily for him, he got a young lady, Zinnat (Temi Otedola). Zinat had issues trying to fix a tech problem and…

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