Shades of Us

Movie, TV, music and book reviews for Africa, Africans and people of African descent.

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Saturday Feb 17, 2024

We review "Breathe Again", a song by Toni Braxton for her self-titled debut album released in 1993. We review this song on this episode of Shades of Us: The Review.
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Song Credit: Breathe Again by Toni Braxton
Image Credit: NME

The Review: Ada Ada by Flavour

Thursday Oct 05, 2023

Thursday Oct 05, 2023

'Ada Ada' is a wedding song by Nigerian singer, Flavour Nabania, which was released in 2012. We review this song on this episode of Shades of Us: The Review.
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Credit: Flavour - Ada Ada
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Saturday Sep 30, 2023

Ogadinma Or, Everything Will be All Right tells the story of the naïve and trusting teenager Ogadinma as she battles against Nigeria's societal expectations in the 1980s. We review this book on this episode of Shades of Us: The Review.
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Credit: Ukamaka Olisakwe
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The Review: 76

Saturday Sep 30, 2023

Saturday Sep 30, 2023

76 is a 2016 Nigerian historical fiction drama film directed by Izu Ojukwu. We review this film on this episode of Shades of Us: The Review.
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Credit: The Guardian Nigeria News
Image: Credit: The Hollywood Reporter

The Review: Woman by Simi

Tuesday Aug 01, 2023

Tuesday Aug 01, 2023

Woman is a song by Simi which was released in 2021 as a single. We review this song on this episode of Shades of Us: The Review.
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Credit: The Guardian Nigeria News
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The Review: Love Jacked

Thursday Oct 14, 2021

Thursday Oct 14, 2021

Love Jacked is a 2018 American romantic comedy film. It was directed by Alfons Adetuyi and stars Keith David, Shamier Anderson, Amber Stevens West,  and Mike Epps. We review this movie on this episode of Shades of Us: The Review.
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Credit: Love Jacked
Image: Credit: Netflix

Thursday Oct 14, 2021

Somebody's Son is a song by Tiwa Savage featuring Brandy. It is off her 2021 EP, 'Water & Garri'. We review this song on this episode of Shades of Us: The Review.
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Credit: Somebody's Son by Tiwa Savage featuring Brandy
Image: Credit: Duke Concept

Thursday Sep 09, 2021

The Lion King: The Gift is a soundtrack album curated by Beyoncé for the 2019 photorealistic animated remake of The Lion King and for Black Is King. We review this album on this episode of Shades of Us: The Review.
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Credit: The Lion King: The Gift
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The Review: 93 Days

Thursday Sep 09, 2021

Thursday Sep 09, 2021

93 Days is a 2016 Nigerian drama thriller film directed and co-produced by Steve Gukas. We review this movie on this episode of Shades of Us: The Review.
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Credit: 93 Days Official Trailer
Image: Credit: Yomanzi

Thursday Sep 09, 2021

"Have You Ever?" is a song by American recording artist Brandy Norwood for her second studio album, Never Say Never (1998). We review this song on this episode of Shades of Us: The Review.
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Credit: Have You ever by Brandy
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Wednesday Sep 08, 2021

After Hours is the fourth studio album by Canadian singer the Weeknd, released on March 20, 2020, by XO and Republic Records. We review this album on this episode of Shades of Us: The Review.
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Credit: After Hours by The Weeknd
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The Review: His House

Wednesday Sep 08, 2021

Wednesday Sep 08, 2021

His House is a 2020 horror thriller film written and directed by Remi Weekes. We review this movie on this episode of Shades of Us: The Review.
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Credit: His House Official Trailer
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