Entertainment, Social issues

November 2020 Movie Releases.

After ten months of humanitarian and political morass-with the Christmas movies hitting our screens this month, it appears to be that 2020 is finally coming to an end.


As we rid our streets off Halloween horrors, as the ENDSARS protest in Nigeria continues, as the Thailand resistance persists, as the democracy of the united states of America hangs on the results of the upcoming general election, here are 15 movies and a Series to turn to if or when you decide to escape reality.

1. Girl (Nov 20)
A young woman seeks revenge on a brotherhood responsible for her father’s murder.
Cast: Bella Thorne, Mickey Faust, Chad Faust.

2. Two weeks to live (series starts Nov 5)
Although we never saw Maisie Williams explore the world as Arya Stark in Game Of Thrones, we will get to see her do that as Kim Noakes in this Adventure, Comedy, Crime drama.
Cast: Maisie Williams, Sian Clifford, Mawaan Rizwan.

3. Ammonite (Nov 13)
From acclaimed Film-maker and award winning director Francis Lee. A geographical expert falls in love with her melancholic apprentice.
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Kate Winslet, Alec Secareanu.

4. Citation (Nov 6)
Moremi, A bright student in Nigeria takes on the academic establishment after a popular professor tries to rape her
Cast: Temi Otedola, Ini Edo, Jimmy Jean-Louis.

5. Dreamland (Nov 13)
Margot Robbie from birds of prey and Finn Cole from peaky blinders still aren’t on the right side of the law in this movie. As the Two fugitives Alison and Eugene fall in love while running from the law with a heavy bounty on their head in a small town during the great depression.
Cast: Margot Robbie, Finn Cole, Travis Fimmel.

6. Run (Nov 20)
A teenage girl tries to escape the love from her mother. A love so fierce. it makes her sick.
Cast: Sarah Paulson, Kiera Allen, Onalee Ames.

7. The Croods 2 (A new age) (Nov 25)
Prehistoric Family “the Croods” are back to their old shananigans in a strange new world.
Cast: Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds Nicholas Cage, Peter Dinklage.

8. True to the game 2 (Nov 6)
Gena, After re-inventing herself as a journalist living and working in New York, The dangerous forces that that killed Quadir now comes for her.
Cast: Rotimi, Erica Peeples, Andre Fuller.

9. Dead reckoning (Nov 13)
The perfect summer boat cruise turns into terrorist conspiracy.
Cast: KJ Apa, Scott Adkins, India Eisley.

10. Jiu Jitsu (Nov 20)
Nicholas Cage delivers another outstanding performance in this supernatural themed action movie. Every six years a portal is opened and aliens invade earth seeking a duel with the chosen Jiu Jitsu.
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Marie Avgeropoulos, JuJu Chan.

11. Sleepless Beauty (Nov 10)
A young girl goes into a recreation facility where there is only one rule. No Sleeping.
Cast: Polina Davydova, Evgeniy Gagarin, Olivia Indik.

12. Operation Christmas drop (Nov 5)
While gathering evidence to support closing a tropical U.S Air Fose base, a by-the-book congressional aide warms to its big-hearted captain.
Cast: Alexander Ludwig, Kat Graham.

13. Jingle Jangle (Nov 13)
This musical Christmas movie tells the story of A visionary toy inventor master and his inspiring grand-daughter. This Christmas Journey reminds us of the strength of family and the power of possibility.
Cast: Forest Whitaker, Keegan Michael Key, Anika Noni Rose.

14. Love Weddings & other disasters (Nov 13)
From the directors of “Big Daddy” and “Grown Ups” this Rom-Com navigates the love life of its positive characters.
Cast: KingBach, Diego Boneta, Diane Keaton.

15. Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the square (Nov 22)
Christmas on the square follows small town “scrooge” Regina Fuller (Christine Baranski) as she’s visited by a rhinestone-bedazzled angel(Dolly) who guides her on a musical journey of redemption.
Cast: Dolly Parton, Jennifer Lewis, Christine Baranski.

16. The Christmas Chronicles 2(Nov 25)

It’s been two years since Kate and Teddy Pierce saved Christmas and a lot has changed.
Cast: Judah Lewis, Kurt Rusell, Goldie Hawn.

And that’s it, did we miss any movie? Let us know in the comments. Happy Viewing!!

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Identity, Social issues

EndSARS movement, Police brutality in Nigeria.

Where do we begin. Let’s begin with the famous line ‘I’ll shoot you and nothing will happen’.

For the past few days the Nigerian youths have rallied like never before against the notorious police tactical unit and the police force in general.
The protests being made against FSARS (Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad) are extortion, assault, gun violence, rape, kidnapping and social profiling; the false assumptions that any young Nigerian using expensive gadgets, driving luxurious cars or flashy clothes are internet fraudsters.
These allegations have on for years but no justice is ever served for the officers or on behalf of their vicims.
The social profiling has led to the harassment of many young Nigerians and most cases result to unjustful killing of many young Nigerians with full lives ahead of them.

HOW DID WE GET HERE


Jealousy! from the Nigerian old-folks towards the young generation. In 2020 It still sounds alien or looks utopian to them when young people (Millennials and Gen-Z) earn good income through entrepreneurship and online businesses.


The idea of having a livelihood outside the public service and the 9-5 system is what these Old-folks cannot fathom.
This mentality, sadly is what enabled this stereotypic profiling of an average Nigerian youth who is financially buoyant or creative with his or her appearance.
But FSARS and police brutality might just become a thing of the past as Nigerian youths at home and in the diaspora regardless of religion, gender, social class, ethnicity come together to say enough is enough!

Although the notorious tactical police unit FSARS (Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad) has been disbanded. It is crucial to take note of the reversible unjust actions that has been carried by this rogue unit and the entire police force in general.
As we clamor for accountability and diligence of the Nigerian police force towards the citizens, Justice for the victims of police brutality and compensation for their families, we are not including one thing. One thing which needs to be seen to but unfortunately isn’t, is the immediate release of citizens wrongly imprisoned by FSARS and the entire police force.


A sad reality in Nigeria is that often times people get arrested for non-criminal offences.
Let’s take for example this scenario below.


“A tenant owes a landlord rent, the landlord can summon the police to get him arrested. Inability to pay rent isn’t a criminal offence, what should have been done is that the landlord should sue the tenant and the matter should be resolved through proper legal channels. A lot of civil disputes amongst citizens and members of the police force results in wrongful imprisonment.


The solution to this is simple!
As we push for police reforms, a panel must be setup to look into arrests records of convicts across the federation, the arrests compared with the charges and pro-bono lawyers ready to defend their constitutional rights should be on stand-by
If that isn’t done, then sadly I have to say, We haven’t won.


Two days after nationwide protests the inspector general of police, various state governors and the president came out and in their words dissolved the unit, but Nigerians want more as we’ve seen it is more than just an EndSARS campaign it has become a war against poverty and prosperity, oppression and freedom, the youths and the old folks.


Young Nigerians have finally seen the power in unity and collective voice towards a better Nigeria for it’s current generation and the ones yet unborn and ending police brutality is just one of the long list of Nigeria’s problems.

Identity, Lifestyle, Social issues

Superiority Complex? Here’s the best way to deal with it

2020 has been filled with almost everything we never expected. with the craziness going the world I asked myself a simple question.

“How did we get here”

Racial discrimination,

Social injustice,

A global pandemic,

Inequality,

White supremacy and privilege,

Superiority complex,

Black lives matter.

These are the words that have been dominating our screens, these are topics having devastating effects in real life so once again I have to ask,

How did we get here?

I want to believe we got here by negligence, lack of proper education and Superiority complex.

“Superiority Complex” let’s talk about that for a moment.

An attitude of superiority which conceals actual feelings of inferiority and failure

A superiority complex is a behavior that suggests a person believes they’re somehow superior to others. People with this complex often have exaggerated opinions of themselves. They may believe abilities and achievements surpass those of those of others- Kimberly Holland

While the conversations and riots were ongoing I noticed a lot of attacking and condemning on social media. But it’s crazy how we think we are addressing issues but in reality we are so far from the root cause of it.

Whether we like it or not some people feel superior to other humans who belongs to other groups; these groups are based on Religion, Ethnicity, Sexuality, Race, Gender.

The killing of George Floyd by a white police officer was based on Race. That heinous crime triggered the world once again. It reminded us to sour wounds that has been left untreated over the course of time. That killing transitioned the world from lockdown to riots and for the first time in a long time the global cry against social injustice echoed to every corner of the earth.

But why did it have to wait this long, why did another name had to be added to the list of names of people who fall victims of police brutality and social injustice? Was it that the other names, the other lives ended by police brutality and social injustice didn’t matter? Or are we just beginning to pay attention, are we just beginning to see, are we just beginning to act.

For weeks, months, down to this very day, we echo Black Lives Matter, we fight against Social Injustice hoping to create a new world where the belief of one’s religion, the spec of one’s sexuality, the identity of one’s ethnicity, the color of one’s race won’t be the reason for one’s sudden death.

Superiority Complex is the origin of it all. Look at it as tree and picture racism, sexism and others problems like it’s fruits, now that makes more sense. But how do we eradicate a system of belief that’s been in existence since the dawn of time?

Action! Taking Action!!

1. Re-orientation; Admitting the existence of a problem is the first step in solving it. We should all take time to educate and enlighten ourselves about Superiority complex and that starts by us taking our time to read this blog post. yeah.

2. Voting; I believe by putting people in power who genuinely believe in equality and are ready to stand for it is a big step in causing change

3. Donating to Organizations on the Front line; In our fight against superiority of any form there are organizations, movements representing the cause, organizations spear heading the fight against superiority. These organizations need our financial support in getting our silent grumbles to thundering roars.

4. Justice; What are the consequences or acts based on superiority complex? Are they in use? even if they are effective? Appropriate justice should be served on behalf of the victims of social injustice and appropriate punishments to the perpetrators. However, justice is a temporary solution to the issues at hand; this problem has gotten so deep that still fighting it alone with justice is like us just beating on the surface.

What’s learnt can be unlearnt. I believe the permanent solutions to ending acts based on Superiority Complex are humility, forgiveness, compassion and Love, that’s the true solution, that’s the way forward.

Conclusion:

I remember reading tweets of people saying they can’t wait for things to return back to normal(pre-covid19) I disagree, I don’t want things to return to how they were, I don’t want us to return to inequality, cruelty, injustice, Let’s move on to something better.

Also don’t just be an internet reader following trends, here are ways you can act.

You can Support the fight against superiority complex by visiting the link below.

https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/


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