Category Archives: Thriller

Nollywood Thriller Genre


Tatu is based on the book of like title by Dr. Abraham Nwankwo and tells the story of Tatu (Rahama) who is predestined to be sacrificed to the gods of the land as represented by the evil chief priest (Segun). However, Tatu’s mother (Toyin) to protect her daughter gave her out to a priest but the gods will come for their own.

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Revue of MUNA

Adesua Etomi is Muna the titular hero who is trafficked from her village to the USA and despite adversities, she manages to break free and becomes an assassin bent on taking down the human trafficking cartel that took her from her home

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Revue of LOVE IS WAR

Director : Omoni Oboli Producer(s) : Omoni Oboli

Starring : Omoni Oboli, Richard Mofe Damijo, Jide Kosoko, Shaffy Bello, Damilare Kuku, Bimbo Manuel, Toke Makinwa, Akin Lewis, Femi Branch and Yomi Blaq

Genre : Drama/Thriller

Release Date : September 27, 2019 (Nigeria)

Awesome-o-Metre : 4.9/10

Love is war is a drama about Dimeji (Richard Mofe-Damijo) and his wife Hankuri (Omoni Oboli) contesting against each other for the gubernatorial seat of Ondo State. Love is War has a very intriguing premise and it was executed by a fantastic cast. Omoni did a great job as the first gubernatorial candidate of the state while RMD gave a stellar performance as the “first husband”. Shaffy Bello is smooth and classy and Damilre Kuku also gave a good account of herself. All the characters did amazing jobs pulling off their respective roles that after a while you don’t even see the characters anymore. A highlight of Love is War is the costuming which was well done. All the characters wore appropriate outfits for each scene and the makeup was also welldone. I must also commend the VFX team who did a great job especially in the rally scenes. When I saw the intricate premise of Love Is War, it piqued my interest because it is a rather convoluted plot that will require a touch of genius to execute and true to me pessimism, the plot was anything but solid. The plot of the film is so farfetched that it borders on absurdity- the whole film is based on a premise that the husband should run against his wife so that his wife can win the election. There are some ideas that may sound good but are so implausible that it ostracises the audience so much so that despite the performance of the cast, the plot didn’t come together. The flawed plot was obvious as the producers struggled to inject some more conflict by way of an exposition by Omoni’s character during the gubernatorial debate. This “plot twist” fell flat and had me shaking my head as the whole premise basically imploded on itself. The funny thing is that whole plot of Love Is War can be resolved with a simple conversation between the main characters. LOL. Furthermore, there were a few lose ends that weren’t firmed and were left hanging. I am wary of giving any spoilers, but I am not sure what impact Bimbo Manuel was supposed to have. Oh! by the way, I am not sure why the producers thought it a good idea to pass off a catholic church as a protestant church. I am sure the idea was to use the aesthetics of the church for that scene but it was such a bad idea, moreso that the scene was absolutely irrelevant and an attempt to add weight to Bimbo Manuel’s character. Love Is War’s implausible plot was its greatest undoing that dented the overall enjoyment of what would have been a really good film. Have you seen the film? Please let me know what you think in the comment section below or on Twitter and Facebook. Happy Independence Day Nigeria.

The Maveriq

2.71/5 (7)

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Revue of LOCKED

Locked tells the story of how a seemingly lovely wife kills her husband in a psychotic rage and then holds her daughter and fiancé hostage.

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Revue of THE SET UP

The Set Up is Directed by Niyi Akinmolayan starring Adesua Etomi- Wellington, Jim Iyke, Joke Sylva, Tina Mba, Kehinde Bankole, Marie Humbert and Kehinde Bankole and revolves around Chike (Adesuwa) and Motunrayo (Kehinde) who are recruited by a sketchy character called Madame (Tina) who runs a shady organisation called The Academy but little do they know that they are being pulled into an intricate plot to take down multinational corporations and settle old feuds.

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Coming From Insanity is Loosely based on true events and tells the story of Kossi “The Bear” who at age 12 was trafficked from Togo to Nigeria to serve as a domestic help but at 36 he gets involved in money counterfeiting and is trying to stay one step ahead of the cops who are hot on his heels.

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The Delivery Boy is about A runaway, teenage, suicide bomber called Amir (Ibrahim Jammal) and his newfound ally, Nkem (Jemima Osunde) a young prostitute who must rely on each other to survive the night while searching for answers to the terrible secrets that made them who they are.

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Heavens Hell is a psychological thriller about best friends (Bimbo Akintola and Nse Ikpe-Etim) whose lives seem happy and filled with love until secrets; betrayal, deceit and darkness wreck their worlds in ways they could never have imagined.

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Revue of 1929

1929 is the true story about the Ikot Abasi Women War against the British colonial masters and warrant chiefs about the imposition of taxes on women. Led by Madam Udo Udoma (Ireti Doyle) and Iya Yoruba (Sola Sobowale) many women rioted leading to a loss of lives of women.

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Revue of ZERO HOUR

Zero Hour follows the story of Alhaji Danlami (Richard Mofe Damijo), the patriarch of a wealthy family, and Zamani (Alex Ekubo), the heir to the empire who has just returned to the country from his sojourn abroad to take over the family business but gets caught in a web of crime, deceit…and death.

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