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  • Direction
  • Acting 3.0
  • Dialogue 3.0
  • Screen Play 3.0
  • Visuals 4.0

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Gangs of Lagos

PG - Action Drama, Crime | April 7, 2023 Storyline:

A coming-of-age tale revolving around a group of friends who have to walk different paths while growing up on the mean streets and neighbourhood of Isale Eko, Lagos.

  • Stars: Bimbo Ademoye, Adesua Etomi-Wellington
  • Directors:
  • Writers: Jade Osiber
  • producer: Jade Osiberu
  • 3.4
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AllNews Review
Reviewed by Sydney Elike - April 8, 2023

Filmmaker Jade Osiberu is audacious with her interpretation of an engrossing story told from the perspective of a man caught in a world of crime, betrayal, and power.

Tobi Bakre stars as Obalola, a promising lad whose big dreams of leaving the crime-laden streets of Isale Eko, Lagos are dashed when his foster father is brutally murdered.

Growing up alongside his best buddies Gift (Adesua Etomi-Wellington) and Ify (Chike), Obalola soon learns that turning his back on the only life he has known is not as easy as he thought.

Gangs of Lagos is a gripping tale that sucks you right in from the very first scene; the cinematography is perfect and every shot and camera movement adds flavour to the plot, giving you a look into the slums of Lagos and those who run it as you've probably never seen before.

The characters are relatable, their motives and motivations make them well-rounded, and the actors all bring their A-games to sell their various roles.

I only have two issues with this film; one is that the action at certain points was disappointing (this has continued to plague Nollywood).

Secondly, I feel the character of Gift was left in the shadows a bit. Oba and Ify's backstories were explored so I expected to see the same with hers.

There isn't much to say about the film other than this; Osiberu is really shaking things up in the Nigerian film industry and I look forward to seeing more from her in the future.

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