Author: Aderonke Adelabu

One would expect a particular level of standard when it comes to cinema movies, but with Nollywood movies like Dejavu, you’d question if there’s a standard. What do I mean? Nollywood movie, Dejavu is the story of a couple dealing with the issue of paternity fraud. Although the DNA proved that the children weren’t for the husband, the wife insisted she had never cheated on her husband. But, expectedly, the husband and the family didn’t believe her, and they asked that she swears an oath with their deity, whom they thought would give instant judgment. To their shock, nothing happened…

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With a Nollywood film title like “Blood Hound”, you are bound to have high expectations of the film. However, I cannot say for sure if “Blood Hound” is as captivating as its title or just another Nollywood disaster. Well, let’s analyze it together. Blood Hound is the story of a young man Owei who was an armed robber working with a particular police officer who sent him on his missions. He and his other gang member in one of their mini operations killed the only son of a rich man, and the man was bent on getting revenge on the…

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Considering we are in Valentine’s season, seeing a movie title like “Before Valentine” gives a cosy feeling. More like; we are about to have a lovey-dovey experience seeing the movie; but alas! So what did we get instead?”Before Valentine’s” film was set in a hairdressing salon, and it explored the lives of the four hairdressers in the salon. One thing they all had in common was them living fake lives and how each of their secrets blew open is the crux of the story. Sugar, the slay queen who claimed her mother and nephew are in the US and would…

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Seeing actors like Shaffy Bello, Bimbo Ademoye and Ego Nwosu in a movie, you have an idea of what to expect. Well, is Head Over Bills a disappointment or a good watch? Let’s see. Head Over Bills is the story of a wealthy, industrious mother of three who is the CEO of Starlight Group of Companies. The mother, Mrs Ofili (Shaffy Bello), had grown the business as a single mother who lost her husband, and everything she and her husband worked for was taken away by his family. Close to retirement now, she finds none of her daughters unfit to…

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You might already know you are expecting a romantic movie when you see Timini Egbuson and Sophie Alakija in a film. What we should look at now is if Dinner At My Place is just that regular film or if it deserves an ovation. Dinner At My Place is the story of a young orphan (Nonso) who was going to propose to his girlfriend with the $22,000 gold ring his mother left for him. The plan was to propose over dinner at his place, and everything seemed to be going on as planned. His girlfriend arrived at his home, and…

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Hearing “Juju Stories” as the title of a film already prepares your emotions for something dark and horror. However, considering Nollywood hasn’t remarkably succeeded in making Horror films in the past, I had little expectations of Juju Stories. Interestingly, they beat my expectations. Juju Stories is a three in one story where three different stories were told in one movie. The first film, Love Portion, revealed how a lady used love jazz on a man she believed was her dream man. Getting to date him, she realized they were two different people, and then the trouble started. The second story,…

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Have you ever seen a film in the cinema that makes you question the credibility of whoever approved that film in the first place? That is a likely feeling you will have watching the Nollywood movie, Rancor.Are you wondering what could be wrong with Nollywood movie Rancor that qualifies it unfit for a cinema movie? Let’s look at it together.Rancor is the story of a struggling family of 3; Mother, Daughter and Son, where the daughter(Nancy Isime) hates her brother (Alesh Sanni). The daughter mistakenly kills one of her toasters, who attempted to rape her, and in a bid to…

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For some people, when they see actors like Nse Ikpe Etim in a movie, they can tell how interesting the film will be. So now, let’s see if Nollywood movie, Over Her Dead Body is as interesting as people predicted. Over Her Dead Body is the story of a young woman, Zara, whose mother in law hated for her inability to have a child for her son. She brings a wife to the house for her son, but it didn’t work despite all effort to get her son to sleep with the new wife. One day, Zara’s husband tried seeking…

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There are two types of Nollywood movies showing at the cinema; The ones worth the hype and the ones that are a total waste of time. So let’s find out where Nollywood movie “Superstar” falls into.Superstar is the story of a struggling, talented actress named Queen who has done everything humanly possible to get into stardom. Considering her parents wanted her to do law, she was ready to do anything to become a superstar. However, the one time she managed to have an opportunity and even did it right, the producer ruined it for her because she wouldn’t agree to…

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For those who have been following Ayo Makun’s movies, they had an expectation when Christmas in Miami came out. Considering it was produced for Christmas, let’s see how best the film captured the essence of Christmas and met viewers’ expectations. Christmas In Miami is a story around a Christmas centred competition where people from different countries competed to win 1 million dollars through varieties of games. The crux of the competition was to promote the spirit of Christmas and the essence of Christmas, which is love and unity. For a feel-good movie, the storyline wasn’t bad at all. While the…

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It’s Christmas season, and when people heard that the Nollywood movie “A Naija Christmas” was out, there was excitement towards seeing a film that would usher us into the Christmas season. However, we need to find out if the Netflix movie, A Naija Christmas actually set the pace for Christmas or an attempt gone wrong.A Naija Christmas is the story of a woman who has three grown-up sons who, for some reason, have refused to get married. Their refusal to get married causes their mother heartache, mainly because a woman in her Church group is always bragging about grandchildren. Sadly,…

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Considering that many Nigerian filmmakers couldn’t produce a lot of movies in 2020, people had high hopes of what is to come in 2021. For the Nollywood filmmakers, they seemed ready for us as blockbuster movies were being released back to back. Well, while some of these movies were worth the hype, many weren’t. Here are some of the most popular Nollywood movies of 2021 THE RETURN OF KING OF BOYS: The return of the King is a sequel of King of Boys and the film revolves around Eniola Salami, a Nigerian powerful woman who is a politician and the…

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To a large extent, films showing at the cinema are expected to meet a certain standard, and while some have, some have been absolute disappointment. So the question is; What category does the Nollywood movie “DUBARA” fall into? Dubara is an adventurous movie that tells the tale of different persons looking for a historical artefact called the Dubara. The film started with a historical throwback of how the Dubara was lost. From there, the story moves to a present scenario where someone is seemingly interested in getting this Dubara. Special invitations are being sent out to people who might be…

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With the kind of standard Netflix has created, one would expect that the films showing would be as good or even better than the cinema standard movies. Now, let’s see if the Nollywood movie, Tanwa Savage, meets this expectation. https://www.kemifilani.ng/movies/nollywood-film-review-is-aki-and-pawpaw-worth-coming-to-the-cinema Tanwa Savage is the story of a young married man named Savage who needs a child. He has two side chicks, one who is Igbo and another Yoruba, while he is also married to a Hausa woman. Coincidentally, his three women get pregnant at the same time, and since he had been desperate for a child, he decided to keep…

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There are many expectations when a film is hyped, and eventually, it is either the film meets up to expectation or not. So for the Nollywood movie “SOOLE”, let’s see if it is worth the hype or a total waste of time. “Soole” means “cheap ride”, is a story of different travellers who decided not to go to the park, but instead enter a cheap bus to Enugu. A particular lady comes to drop a box which she said she would like to deliver to someone in Enugu. The crux of the story centres around the happenings in a long…

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What comes to your mind when you see a movie title like; “What Happened At St. James”? A thriller, comedy or Drama? Whatever it is, you are likely going to be curious about what to expect? Is this movie a disappointment or a blockbuster? Well, you are about to find out. What Happened At St James is a tragedy talking about what happens in mixed boarding house secondary school. The film starts with the death of an SS3 girl who is an only child of her mother. A school teacher is incriminated, and he is sentenced to jail for the…

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Seeing someone like Kanayo o Kanayo and Monalisa Chinda-Coker in the Nollywood movie “Detour,” you are likely to assume you are in for a thriller and, of course, a great film. However, You are about to find out if the Nollywood movie “Detour” meets the standard of a great film or is a complete waste of your time? Let’s pick it from the title. Oh well, the title seems like something that is coded and somehow embedded in the message of the movie and truth be told, it has a pretty catchy one. It is that kind of title that…

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It is more difficult to be thrilled when seeing a historical movie because you are most likely familiar with the storyline. Interestingly, some filmmakers have put effort into making historical movies so fascinating to watch that you would feel like you have never seen the story before. Sadly, some people other filmmakers haven’t been able to achieve this. As for the Nollywood movie “AMINA”, what category does it fall into? The good or the bad? Nollywood movie “Amina” is a historical movie of the famous story of Queen Amina of Zauzau. The film pictured her life as a young girl,…

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