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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....

AV Club: Taiwo Egunjobi’s satire, “Amope” has quirks, But doesn’t really fulfill

AV Club: Taiwo Egunjobi’s satire, “Amope” has quirks, But doesn’t really fulfill

Ever wondered what Obasanjo and Soyinka were like in their...

AV Club: If Kuddi’s “Codename 1.0” is anything to go by, we should expect great things

AV Club: If Kuddi’s “Codename 1.0” is anything to go by, we should expect great things

Makes us wanna break out the C.O.D and fan boy....

AV Club: Olu Ososanya breaks down ‘blocking’ as film making tool in ‘The Encounter’

AV Club: Olu Ososanya breaks down ‘blocking’ as film making tool in ‘The Encounter’

Watch and learn....