MOVIE REVIEW: IBOJU


In the movie ‘Iboju’, a new act Taiye with the help of the spectacle is able to tell calamities that would befall in the future or that has happened in the past. He said all he saw whether negative or positive to the people affected. The lead actor Taiwo was really an interesting character to watch, and he really interpreted his role in an amazing way. I want to believe that he acted basically from pure imaginations and he was perfect at it. You can imagine describing something you are not seeing; that is more of improvising. Well some scenes would surely crack your ribs, like where the prophet was looking at Taiye and making jest of his spectacle. All the actors interpreted their roles very well. The film was fairly long and because of the comic style of acting employed in the movie, it is capable to keep you glued to your seat. For some scenes, it was hard to tell whether it was days, months, years that had passed since the last time a given character had been on screen. The scene where Kehinde was killed will surely crack your cribs, you would ask yourself if people truly are always rude even at the point of death.

Costume wise
• Just costume- nothing spectacular. The costume could have been better, they were all looking not too exceptional, there should have been some kind of light make up to make their faces brighter to watch on the screen.

Sound wise
• I loved the effect when Taiye first put on the spectacle.

Just thinking
• An enthralling film that one would have thought that the writer of the film would have explored the story in different angles. There could have been various plot twists; may be the glass getting stolen. In that way, the viewers would be kept in suspense and agitating for what would happen next. Well, let’s give the writer the benefit of the doubt, maybe he or she is still cooking up something.
• Why would the boss of that company (ODUNLADE) claim to know Taiye very well. Meanwhile, he met him once and did not even pay attention to him.
• Taiye did not hide the source of his vision; he made it obvious for people to know that the spectacle was behind what he was seeing. With that, it is nearly impossible not to have enemies who want to forcefully collect the spectacle, but there was no scene that emphasized that.
Confusing scene(s)
• It is odd that when Taiye saw that the extension was going to shock his sister if she stepped on it, he took it away. So, I am wondering if the spectacle protects him from being harmed as well, because I know the spectacle made him see events before they happened.
Thumbs up

Overall rating for Iboju
• STRUCTURE: Good Beginning, Good Middle, Good Ending (Such story line could be explored)
• SOUND: Could be better
• DIALOGUE: Flawless flow
• CHARACTERS: Familiar faces and some new faces
• SCREEN PLAY: Good(Such story line could be explored)
• SHOTS: Bright shots
• LOCATION: Good locations.
• REMARK: Regardless the few discrepancies, it is one interesting film people certainly need to watch.
• RATE: 7/10

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Born in the 80’s, Ogefash picked up writing early in her secondary school days at International School, Lagos. She took it professionally after her university days at the University of Lagos where she graduated from the Department of Mass Communication. She is a writer of several short stories some of which have been published in the magazines. Some of her popular stories are: A Night to Remember, The Special Gift, Haunted, Preparing Ahead of Time amongst others. Her novel "Looming Danger" published in December 2015, was highly recommended by people. She has worked with several media outlets some of which are Spur Magazine and Upcoming Magazine. With her love for children, she took up the task of supervising and taking care of children at the After School Department of Heritage School before her resignation. Her unique strory telling and song teaching skills endeared her more to the kids she worked with. Oge is a goal getter, a pace setter and always strives for excellence. She likes to impact and solve problems in a creative way in a challenging position. She has in-depth knowledge in reporting and editing. She is a seasoned writer and very passionate about her work. Interestingly, her blog is the first in Nigeria to start reviewing Nigerian and foreign movies and also write the plots scene by scene. Ogefash blog is also the first to give a detailed analysis about music and artiste in Nigeria and abroad. Ogefash has an affinity for TV reality shows. In 2018, she represented Nigeria in the PanAfrican TV reality game show "The Maltavator Challenge" powered by Nigeria's number one malt drink packed full of energy giving vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6;Malta Guinness. The show brought together four African countries Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia and Coted'ivoire who competed for the grand prize of 20,000 dollars. Undaunted by any task in her field, Oge is highly energetic and creative. She is a rare gem and a gift to this generation.

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