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AV Club: Exploring The Poignant Appeal of South African Films

AV Club: Exploring The Poignant Appeal of South African Films

providing contextual reflection of the nation's social and political evolution.

AV Club: “Glamour Girls”, music choices & the complicated strides of modern Nollywood

AV Club: “Glamour Girls”, music choices & the complicated strides of modern Nollywood

A great encapsulation of where mainstream Nigerian filmmaking

AV Club: Surreal 16’s ‘Juju Stories’ examines human stories at the centre of supernatural chaos

AV Club: Surreal 16’s ‘Juju Stories’ examines human stories at the centre of supernatural chaos

Three stories driven by familiar lore and open to

AV Club: How ‘Coming 2 America’ can portray an accurate view of Africa

AV Club: How ‘Coming 2 America’ can portray an accurate view of Africa

The sequel to the 1988 classic is coming to Amazon Prime in

AV Club: “Finding Fela” & the importance of wholesomely documenting African music’s heroes

AV Club: “Finding Fela” & the importance of wholesomely documenting African music’s heroes

Alex Gibney’s documentary is far from a hagiography, but it clearly doesn’t dig deep

AV Club: “Nigerian Prince” is about a fraudulent scammer, but the police is the real villain

AV Club: “Nigerian Prince” is about a fraudulent scammer, but the police is the real villain

A reiteration that the system charged with maintaining law and order is, more often than not, lawless and

AV Club: “Kalushi” uses the anti-apartheid struggle as a backdrop to portray stolen youth

AV Club: “Kalushi” uses the anti-apartheid struggle as a backdrop to portray stolen youth

Aimed at bringing more awareness to the lives of many unsung heroes who paid the ultimate price in that

AV Club: “Kasala!” is powered by a strong execution & a story soaked in reality

AV Club: “Kasala!” is powered by a strong execution & a story soaked in reality

Ema Edosio's debut is an engaging and enjoyable representation of the lives of the actual majority in the centre of...

AV Club: Everything about the drama-filled “Joy” is riveting and harrowing

AV Club: Everything about the drama-filled “Joy” is riveting and harrowing

An unflinching, empathetic look at the joyless nature of sex

AV Club: “Crazy, Lovely, Cool” is a mixed portrayal of the Nigerian university experience

AV Club: “Crazy, Lovely, Cool” is a mixed portrayal of the Nigerian university experience

Frequently entertaining and relatable, but sometimes

AV Club: Daniel Obasi’s “An Alien In Town” is a dull attempt at Afrofuturism

AV Club: Daniel Obasi’s “An Alien In Town” is a dull attempt at Afrofuturism

Depicting a post-modern Africa for a global audience needs more

AV Club: Wami Aluko’s “For Those Who Listen” fails to complete the mission

AV Club: Wami Aluko’s “For Those Who Listen” fails to complete the mission

If you're thinking Michael

AV Club: Joseph Nti’s “Off The Top” doesn’t take itself too seriously and therein lies its magic

AV Club: Joseph Nti’s “Off The Top” doesn’t take itself too seriously and therein lies its magic

A successful pivot to video.

AV Club: The guys behind “Dawn of Thunder” want to bring our very own thunder god to life

AV Club: The guys behind “Dawn of Thunder” want to bring our very own thunder god to life

Sango for d gyals dem.

AV Club: Daniel Obasi’s new fashion film is a facile narrative about gender in Nigeria

AV Club: Daniel Obasi’s new fashion film is a facile narrative about gender in Nigeria

Almost a masterpiece, but not quite.

AV Club: Kuddi’s “Case 19” takes on the noir film trope and crushes it

AV Club: Kuddi’s “Case 19” takes on the noir film trope and crushes it

Neo-noir, done right.

AV Club: Mr Eazi’s “Tilapia” short film is both surprisingly unimpressionable and meaningless

AV Club: Mr Eazi’s “Tilapia” short film is both surprisingly unimpressionable and meaningless

We picked Tilapia apart and found nothing

AV Club: Olu Ososanya’s takes through Hollywood’s stereotyping of Africa.

AV Club: Olu Ososanya’s takes through Hollywood’s stereotyping of Africa.

Unpacking all the single story stereotyping that has crept into African

AV Club: Episode One of Lagos Big Boy is basically a showreel for IG celebs

AV Club: Episode One of Lagos Big Boy is basically a showreel for IG celebs

Over

AV Club: The trailer for Imoh Umoren’s ‘Children of Mud’ has us all in our feels

AV Club: The trailer for Imoh Umoren’s ‘Children of Mud’ has us all in our feels

Prepare yourself, this is will be a lot.

AV Club: Genre-ly Speaking with Olu Ososanya

AV Club: Genre-ly Speaking with Olu Ososanya

Know your genres.