Both Black Panther and Beyoncé’s Black is King represent a utopian vision of empowerment and connection to Africa.
Big Brother Naija continues to dominate cultural conversations among African youth. Is this Nigeria’s strongest PR move?
Lovecraft Country, a must watch landmark show is a story which grapples with America’s troubled past and present, a binary opposite defined relationship of us versus them is pitted throughout the narrative, be it law enforcement vis-à-vis policing and white American supremacy in the fray. It can be read as an allegory for the Black American horror reality.
Low-budget, grassroots video-film efforts are beginning to blossom and will shape the film industry in the long run.
A pulsating, multi-layered, engaging narrative, endowed with that infectious Zimbabwean sensibility, with a mix of mbira music playing in the background; interspersed with the familiar high-rise Harare buildings iconography, the dusty streets of Budiriro high density suburb, Cook Off feels authentic to the Zimbabwean experience.
For Nollywood to fully compete at the global level, it should adopt a smart, proactive approach.
Becoming, review: Michelle Obama’s inspirational and poignant Netflix documentary — Becoming shows us at close quarters the minutiae traits of an exceptional woman. The eclectic film tells us her story and underlines Michelle’s charisma, and ability to connect with diverse people, regardless of race, class, gender or differing backstories.
Viewing Nigerian movies is seen as a trip down memory lane, a virtual journey back home and group therapy for Africans in the diaspora.
The Academy has disqualified Nigeria’s “Lionheart” from the Oscar race in the Best International Feature Film category, lessening the number of films competing from what had been a record 93 entries. The film was disqualified based on language which has roused debates on poor award management historic insensitivity.