Oluwatosin Adeshokan

Critic

Nigeria

Oluwatosin Adeshokan is a freelance journalist and creative writer. He is fascinated by TED talks and fried rice and fish.

Banana Island Ghost

Date: 04 Aug 2017 Category: TV/Film
8.0 Rating
Banana Island Ghost is a consolidation of recent developments in the Nigerian film industry. Coming in with a real great story that takes intense care of how the narrative is unspooled and a surprisingly large detail given to the development of the characters, it is hardly surprising to see why Nigerians are endeared to the new film. Banana Island Ghost tells the story of a ghost, Patrick (Patrick Diabuah) scared to go to heaven because he fai ...

Timeless

Date: 30 Jun 2017 Category: Music
9.0 Rating
Carving a name for herself as one of the most durable figures on the Nigerian music scene, Omawumi despite long spells in the sidelines has always managed to retain relevance in the industry. While boasting of a unique vocal skill set that arguably sets her aside as one of the best vocalists of her generation in the African continent, she takes up a project totally different from what she does regularly as well as with a new cast and crew. Tim ...

Sounds From The Other Side

Date: 14 Jul 2017 Category: Music
8.0 Rating
Wizkid’s Sounds from the other side mixtape dropped onto the world and it was a beautiful thing. The project is the first the Afropop musician is releasing under his Sony/RCA Records record deal. This project is the first of many for the Surulere born musician to follow the steps of Canadian Drake and Barbadian Rihanna to break into the American music scene that is also known as the International Market. The 12 tracked project lasts for fort ...

Isoken

Date: 15 Jun 2017 Category: TV/Film
10.0 Rating
The Jadesola Osiberu written, directed and produced Love movie cum romantic comedy titled Isoken is a brilliantly told story about feminism, family, society and its pressures, the gift of friendship and love that does not falter or fail. After a degree in Communications Engineering from the University of Manchester, she began her career in the media as a Trainee Journalist at Channels TV, working both on and off camera. While lining up an impress ...

The Never Say Never Guy

Date: 29 May 2017 Category: Music
6.0 Rating
Raoul John Njeng-Njeng also known as Skales released a sophomore album with twenty tracks, a bit too much if you ask me. This album gets a C score at most with its best showings in the features. While Skales in his own right is not a horrible musician, he lacks a particular spark; this spark keeps him outside the gates of mediocrity but no where close to the greatness he was initially destined for. In the build up to this album, records like Temp ...

Slow Country

Date: 30 Sep 2016 Category: TV/Film
6.0 Rating
Three hours of a good but not excellent movie. The truth is Slow Country isn’t a bad movie, it’s just not as good. While it gets marks for trying as a “Nigerian movie”, it’s still not in 2017 of movies. Maybe the 2002s of Action movies with weird looking effects and gunshots. Thirty-year-old Genevieve lookalike Ivie Okujaye put forward a strong and impressive showing as the film’s main character. Utilising a rather strong script, s ...