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Bird Box Movie Review – Great, But Not Original

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I was really shocked to my core when a couple of days ago, I went on Twitter and was overwhelmed by very hilarious memes of Sandra Bullock and different scenes from the movie,

Bird Box, which trended all over the world for more than two days. I was intrigued and did all I could to hop on Netflix and stream the movie (trust me, there was a particular telecoms company that didn’t want me to be great, but God pass dem).

Bird Box is a natural movie. By this, I mean that is has a lot of drama and just enough action and suspense to keep you at the edge of your seat, wondering, hoping, clenching your fists and even praying for better days for the people in the movie. It literally makes you forget that it is fiction as it drags you into the reality of the movie itself. I have come to expect nothing less from a Netflix original, which garnered over 45 million streams worldwide in its first day alone.
Sandra Bullock, the ever-graceful actress, was stunning in her role as one would expect. She found a way to effortlessly entrance you in her “blindness” and maternal instincts even though she had to act emotionless for the better part of the movie.
The movie was beautifully shot in a way that deserves commending. They did so much with so little. The little they showed made it seem like that was the whole world at that moment, even though there weren’t more than seven houses and locations used in the whole movie.
Like every other post-apocalyptic movie like 2012, How it Ends, Resident Evil, and others, Bird Box wasn’t shy of finding a way to lace horror into the overall plot of the movie, as every whisper would have the hairs at the back of your neck standing up, and fear will naturally creep in while watching as your heartbeat increases and slows down as the pace of the movie dictates.
For everything that Bird Box is, the one thing it isn’t is original. The movie bore a very remarkable similarity to M. Night Shyamalan’s 2008 The Happening. In fact, the storyline was so similar, Bird Box could have easily passed as a sequel to the movie or a more fleshed out rendition of The Happening. Except for the fact that the lead character, in this case, is a female.
The children, the way the “demons” came in the form of wind, but couldn’t enter your house, the way many people killed themselves, and many other instances were all strikingly similar to The Happening.
Was it a coincidence or purposeful ‘exploitation’? I don’t know. But regardless, Bird Box is definitely a must-see movie and one that is worth the 2-hours it’ll take to watch it.
Bird Box is currently showing on Netflix.

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Mr Eazi proposes to Temi Otedola!

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For what seemed like a long while, celebrity power couple—Mr Eazi and Temi Otedola—are finally engaged as Oluwatosin Ajibade better known as Mr Eazi pops the heartwarming “Will you be my wife?” question to his girlfriend of 2 years Temiloluwa Otedola and she responded favourably in the affirmative “Yes” tone.

Fashion mogul and Icon Temi Otedola began dating artiste and music label CEO Mr Eazi in the year 2020 and have been living together ever since in their London apartment, sharing intimate moments, even meeting respective family members. This they’ve both shared in detail on their How Far? With Mr Eazi And Temi Otedola podcast.

Temi announced her engagement by posting the sea-side proposal of Mr Eazi on one knee asking the important question. The video goes by the simple caption of the infinity logo connoting they’re both locked in for life.

Congratulations to Temi Otedola and Mr Eazi!

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Nicki Minaj agrees “Essence” should be song of the year at the Grammys

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American superstar rapper, Nicki Minaj, shares the same sentiments as myriads of Wizkid fans and well-wishers worldwide, in that she concurs to the argument the trendsetting crossover record-breaking single from Wizkid’s 2020 released “Made In Lagos” album, Essence should be in the conversation for the coveted “Record of the Year” plaque at this year’s Grammy Awards.

Although “Essence” did not receive the much desired nomination in the category for “Record of the Year” at the 2022 Grammy Awards, it did get a nod for Best Global Music Performance, the first of its kind.

Irrespective of the snub, Nicki whilie on Joe Budden TV (YouTube) as a guest on the special episode tagged A Conversation With Nicki Minaj & Joe Budden agreed with the host (Joe Budden) when he said “We need people on the Grammy board that know that “Essence” was song of the year” with an exclamatory “Right! Right!” response. She even proffered, “We should have our own Grammy Board“, in support of many and the popular believe that Black Americans or black artistes in general are always stereotyped to a particular category at the award show, if indeed they made it to the top categories, they barely win; Nicki Minaj does not have a Grammy Award herself and that is still a shock to many, especially when considering her refined catalogue of music.

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Pheelz & Buju (BNXN) live the carefree lifestyle on “Finesse”

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After much teasing, the anticipated Finesse by Pheelz and Buju (now BNXN) hit DSPs across the globe and just like the teaser gave off, Finesse is a banger! It is produced by young producer under Pheelz’s wing known as Miichkel.

On Finesse, Pheelz and Buju live their life to the fullest, the carefree lifestyle is what they desire and they are determined to stay on that track for the time being. “I’ve been living the fast life but I see it in slow mo / And you see my lifestyle, I got Gs in the turbo / . . . / Bad girl sey she want Netflix & Chill / So I ja ticket give her warning / If you fall in love, girls it’s certain / You go chop breakfast, I’m not capping“, Pheelz explains on the first verse, even saying love and relationship cannot stop him from living the ‘ballers’ lifestyle; “I’d be dammed if there’s anybody that could be like me / I be like Mo’ Salah, coming up the right wing / I cut through your defender, you no need to tell me / I must finesse / And you know sey me I must net“, Buju braggingly adds on the second verse, saying he can score any chick that catches his eye and dish her the next minute.

listen to the popular joyous chorus “Ah finesse / If I broke na my business / Ama shana e go bright o / Folake for the nighr ohere or on Apple Music.:

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