Chidumga Izuzu

Critic

Nigeria

Chidumga Izuzu is a Senior Associate at Pulse.

Alter Ego

Date: 21 Jul 2017 Category: TV/Film
6.0 Rating
Moses Inwang’s latest outing, “Alter Ego” is one of the most anticipated movies of 2017. The cast and crew of the movie have done a good job of promoting and maintaining the hype that has surrounded the movie since its first trailer was released in 2016. The trailer had seen Omotola Jalade Ekeinde in ‘steamy’ scenes with Wale Ojo and Kunle Remmy, ganered lot of attention, an attention that has sustained with the release of a sexy one ...

Banana Island Ghost

Date: 04 Aug 2017 Category: TV/Film
7.0 Rating
Nigerians love comedy movies, seeing as the top three highest grossing movies fall under the comedy genre. They are Wedding Party, Trip To Jamaica, and 30 Days In Atlanta. Given the obvious commercial success of the genre, BB Sasore, who helmed the 2015 TV series, "Before 30," decided to make the latest Nigerian comedy movie, "Banana Island Ghost." "Banana Island Ghost" tells the story of a ghost, Patrick, who doesn't want to go to heaven b ...

10 Days in Sun City

Date: 23 Jun 2017 Category: TV/Film
5.0 Rating
Following the box office success of "A Trip to Jamaica," AY Makun decided to bring the not-so-funny Akpors back to the big screen in "10 Days in Sun City." "10 Days in Sun City" is a comedy-drama that sees Akpos on another ‘adventure’, this time, to South Africa, with his girlfriend Bianca. Bianca is a beauty queen who after winning the Miss Nigeria Beauty pageant, becomes the face of multi-national cosmetics conglomerate ‘OTAWI’ wh ...

Isoken

Date: 15 Jun 2017 Category: TV/Film
10.0 Rating
In her debut feature movie, Jade Osiberu tells the story of the universal and overwhelming pressure women and even men, face to get married. Osiberu revisits a familiar plot in this easy-going and pleasant comedy movie, "Isoken," which features Patrick Doyle, Joseph Benjamin, Tina Mba, Funke Akindele, Lydia Forson, Ayoola, Bolanle Olukanni, Marc Rhys, Abimbola Craig, Damilola Attoh, Tina Mba, Akah Nnani among others. The movie follows Isoken ( ...

Roti

Date: 05 May 2017 Category: TV/Film
8.0 Rating
Sometimes, the most difficult thing about losing a loved one is recovering the hope and the strength to keep living. Kunle Afolayan's latest movie "Roti" is a collaboration between African Magic films and Golden Effects Pictures. Just like "Omugwo," Afolayan makes a fine detour in style and subject matter after his series of whodunit productions such as "October 1," "The CEO" and "Figurine." "Roti" is a psychological drama that explores ...

Okafors Law

Date: 31 Mar 2017 Category: TV/Film
5.0 Rating
Some movies just don't live up to expectations, and "Okafor's Law" is one of them. The fourth Omoni Oboli Production, the movie doesn't hold up in comparison to Oboli's past works. Just like every of Oboli's movies, "Okafor's Law" had a lot of hype surrounding it, aided by the copyright infringement accusation levelled against the filmmaker by Jude Idada. The movie finally made its debut in cinemas on March 31, 2017, after a judge lifted ...

Omugwo

Date: 06 Apr 2017 Category: TV/Film
8.0 Rating
African Magic films in collaborations with Golden Effects Pictures produced a comedy movie titled "Omugwo." With the movie, Kunle Afolayan who helmed the movie takes a break from his popular whodunit plot and goes for a relatable comedy movie. As stated above, "Omugwo" is an Africa Magic film with a Kunle Afolayan touch. There is something about it that reminds you of your various Africa Magic movie channels. Also, there is something about ...

Ojukokoro (Greed)

Date: 17 Mar 2017 Category: TV/Film
9.0 Rating
An example of twisted perfection; "Ojukokoro" is an hour-plus of undiluted entertainment. In a nutshell, "Ojukokoro" is a comedy/crime-heist movie filled with interesting characters thrust into hilariously engaging and thrilling situations thanks to their quest for money. From the opening scene of the Dare Olaitan's directorial debut effort, it is obvious that you're in for a distinct enjoyable and hilarious ride. Olaitan makes a statement ...

Bariga Sugar

Date: 28 Feb 2017 Category: TV/Film
10.0 Rating
In 21 minutes, "Bariga Sugar" would have you grin, smile, exhale, sad and be impressed. A brilliant and emotional story written by Ifeoma Nkiruka Chukwuogo, "Bariga Sugar" is one that seizes your attention from its beginning, and doesn't relinquish until the credits roll. Set in the mid-90s, the short film tells the story of an 8-year-old Ese, who lives in Bariga Sugar, a ghetto brothel ow ...

Something Wicked

Date: 17 Feb 2017 Category: TV/Film
8.0 Rating
After months of anticipation, "Something Wicked" has finally come. "Something Wicked” tells the story of a widow Hauwa (Ireti Doyle), whose recently orphaned nephew Abel (Okey Uzoeshi), moves into her home from the violence-riddled Northern Nigeria, after the murder of his parents. Hauwa is a single mother to Daniel (Gabriel Afolayan), Becca (Beverly Naya) and Esther (Ivie Okujaye). Whilst she struggles with the chall ...