In Kunle Afolayan’s new film, Omugwo, Ayo Adesanya comes out as a vainly sophisticated woman while Patience Ozokwor, popularly called Mama Gee, is very modest. The first is a failure at taking care of a newborn and her mum, the latter is adept at it. Adesanya is the baby’s maternal grandmother while the latter is the paternal grandmum. Now, both have to share the same flat with the couple for three months, to undergo the omugwo rite, which is to take care of the child and mum.
This is the smart conflict around which the movie is built. The work on which Africa Magic partners Afolayan is a culturally educative movie delivered in a very comic way. If the primary aim of a film is to entertain, then Afolayan scores a high mark in Omugwo.
The choice of Adesanya and Ozokwor is near perfect as they are playmakers any day. In most of the scenes, they speak and act in a way that will keep viewers laughing out their hearts. There seems to be an avoidable ‘overdo’ in one or two areas – like when the two old women have to struggle to share a wrapper while sleeping on the same bed – but the drama in Omugwo is surely refreshing.
The lucky but thoroughly victimised mother of the baby, Omowumi Dada (Omotunde), is also on point in many parts of the movie. She is able to muster a lot of matrimonial ignorance and confusion, as provoked by the fierce rivalry between her mother and mother-in-law.
So also is Ken Erics (Raymond), her broadcaster-husband, who is set, on several occasions, at the Lagos Television station. What Afolayan does here reminds one of what Tunde Kelani does in Maami, which also features some broadcast scenes from the same station.
A huge success in Nigeria’s contemporary film story, Afolayan says Omugwo, which is now in the cinema started as a small television drama commissioned by the Africa Magic in partnership with his company, Golden Effects Productions.
“I am particularly excited about the film because it is a slight departure from my usual style of story-telling, going by its comic nature,” he says. “It’s a comedy and most people perceive most of my works as being serious. So, I had this watered down. It was originally supposed to be a TV series but I had to add my own money to make it into a full length Nollywood film.”
BBNaija Star, Kiddwaya Shows Off His New Look (Photos)
Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Kiddwaya took to his Instagram page on Wednesday to show off his freshly colored hairdo.
The reality TV star, whose real name is Terseer Waya, switched up his look as he dyed the center of his hair to brown.
Taking to the photo-sharing app, Kiddwaya uploaded a couple of pictures of himself cladded in a Versace rainbow robe and he wrote;
“We no longer shoot for the stars. We shoot for every God damn thing up there”
See the photos below:
Burna Boy Fires Shot; Says “Some People Can Perform But Can’t Sing”
Popular superstar singer, Burna Boy, has once again reignited feud rumors after he fired some shots via his Snapchat account.
The self-proclaimed ‘African Giant’ raised fans’ eyebrows when he threw a subtle shade, which many believe might be aimed at his colleague, Davido. Burna Boy shared a post which reads:
Some people can perform but can’t sing, some people can sing and perform. Quality over hype.
Information Nigeria recalls that the singer, who was recently nominated for a Grammy Award for ‘Best Global Music Album’, was seen celebrating with his family and friends.
The ‘Way Too Big’ crooner earned himself a chance to compete for the ‘Best Global Music Award’ category at the the 63rd annual Grammy Awards scheduled to hold in January 2021.
See his post below:
MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) Returns In 2021; To Be Held In Uganda
The MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) has returned after taking a break in 2016. The seventh edition of the prestigious music awards show will be held in a re-imagined virtual format in Uganda on February 20, 2021.
The official Twitter page of MTV Base Africa has been updated to show all the necessary information regarding the upcoming awards show.
The 2021 edition of the awards promises to be exciting as four new categories have been added namely the MAMA Generation Change Award, Best Fan Base, Alone Together Best Lockdown Performance and Personality of the Year in addition to the highly coveted categories – Best Male, Best Female, Best Song, and Best Collaboration.
Read Also: Full List Of Winners At MTV MAMA Awards
Nominees will announced in December 2020. Bonang Matheba remains as the host of the event.
The MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala 2021 will be broadcast on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and MTV (DStv Channel 130).
— MTV Base Africa (@MTVBaseAfrica) November 25, 2020
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