Ifeoluwa Olujuyigbe



Ifeoluwa Olujuyigbe was the 1st runner-up in The Critic Challenge 2017. She is a writer, editor and film critic. Her short stories, reviews, essays and flash fiction pieces have appeared on Brittle Paper, Akoma, The Naked Convos, Storried Nigeria, The Scoop, Pulse Nigeria, Words are Work, Writivision, Paragraph Planet UK, Short Sharp Shot Literary Magazine, and 'A Mosaic of Torn Places' anthology, to mention a few. She won Flash Fiction Competition, Blackout (2016), and the SGNT Media Short Story Prize (2016), and she was a runner-up for the iWriteArt Competition (2016). She currently writes movie reviews for True Nollywood Stories (TNS) and edits for gemWoman Magazine.

Memoirs of 4

Date: 23 Feb 2018 Category: TV/Film
4.0 Rating
A film about four (or say three to five, mostly female and usually unmarried) friends seems like a new fad. They each are under the pressure to find a man, a pressure mostly from their mothers who also double as prayer warriors and pastors’ favorites. These women must meet for drinks at a bar from to time, and at the spa –never forget the spa– where two or three of them seem to have an argument. One of them finally gets the ring and everyon ...

The Royal Hibiscus Hotel

Date: 20 Jan 2018 Category: TV/Film
6.0 Rating
In this season of love, it is only fitting that we treat ourselves to on-screen romantic goodness. It is why there is a Fifty Shades franchise that materializes only around Valentine’s, and why The Royal Hibiscus Hotel from the stables of EbonyLife Films is the film of the hour. A simple romantic drama, the strategically positioned film tells a love story and just that. Opeoluwa Adeniyi is a chef. This is, and has always been the dream. Howe ...


Date: 19 Jan 2018 Category: TV/Film
3.0 Rating
You will leave the cinema, after watching Esohe, with a puzzled look. It will be the Odunlade Adekola meme expression, showing him baring both his palms forward like, “What did I just see?”. And your question will be valid, because you will truly not know what you have just seen. And when you ask your neighbor, they most likely will not know either, that is if you have any neighbours left by the time the film is over. We were three that be ...

The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai

Date: 15 Dec 2017 Category: TV/Film
6.0 Rating
I may have taken up a war stance against people who thought The Wedding Party 1 wasn’t all that. I saw this movie three times in cinemas, and still had things to look forward to. The grouse came from folks who thought the plot was weak. I couldn’t disagree more. That the story was told within a day was perhaps what made it even more appealing for me. I came to recognize the main characters’ stories just by the things they did and said on th ...

Banana Island Ghost

Date: 04 Aug 2017 Category: TV/Film
8.0 Rating
The advent of many remarkable box office debut films this year is proof that you don’t need to be old and grey for your dreams to be valid. To say I am proud of the emerging voices and young filmmakers doesn’t even scratch the surface of what I really mean. Take Isoken or Ojukokoro for example. See ingenuity at play. And even if we haven’t seen the highly anticipated My Wife and I movie yet, just the idea of it is getting our chairs swea ...

10 Days in Sun City

Date: 23 Jun 2017 Category: TV/Film
5.0 Rating
The movie already begins at the entrance of the cinema, with a lineup of people bent on standing for 10 days and under the sun of the city, if need be, just to see this comedy-drama film. It is incredible how people queue up about an hour before every show, and more people keep trooping in to get their tickets in advance. And to think this was the least marketed of all Ayo ‘AY’ Makun‘s films? When, eventually, the real film begins, we ...


Date: 15 Jun 2017 Category: TV/Film
8.0 Rating
The anticipation of Jadesola Osiberu’s Isoken has been one of the highest so far this year, trumping AY Makun’s 10 Days in Sun City by a mile. Perhaps the only film that would compete on this scale is The Wedding Party 2, but even that is yet to be known. From a woman who created sensational TV Series Gidi Up and Skinny Girl In Transit that had people renewing their internet subscriptions a little too often to catch them on YouTube, one wo ...

Okafors Law

Date: 31 Mar 2017 Category: TV/Film
5.0 Rating
Given the kind of publicity, good and bad, that this 2017 film written, produced and directed by Omoni Oboli has had in the last one year, it is only expected that the cinemas would be packed full of curious people like me, hoping to see what the fuss has been about. Like her previous film, Wives on Strike, Okafor’s Law was a name on many lips, and as I came to realise on Friday, the name on many movie tickets as well. The thing about a film ...

Ojukokoro (Greed)

Date: 17 Mar 2017 Category: TV/Film
7.0 Rating
Written and directed by Dare Olaitan, Ojukokoro is a 2017 feature-length film centred around a manager of a Lubcon Petrol Station, Andrew, who has lung cancer and plans to steal from his workplace to save his life. What he doesn’t realise is that he isn’t the only one with an agenda; everyone around him is devising a plan to take money that isn’t theirs. These men would go to any length to satisfy their greed, and this would ultimately be t ...

Hire A Man

Date: 22 Feb 2017 Category: TV/Film
7.0 Rating
One thing that instantly jumps at you when you begin to watch this film, apart from the very hilarious animations that precede it, is the director. You want to know him, and why he has decided on the camera angles he shoots from. It is interesting how he merges scenes, how he tells his story with pictures, how he goes about it like a pro. Then you realise it is Desmond Elliot, and you’re no longer surprised. Hire A Man is a director’ ...