Review of Ijakumo (2022) Movie: Kunle Remi is a bad boy again, and he mostly carries this movie on his head

Synopsis: In Ijakumo, Ashabi is hell-bent on destroying the life of her former lover, Jide, a renowned pastor of a mega-church. With the help of Sharon, she plans and executes her revenge.

The Cast 

  • Toyin Abraham    
  • Kola Ajeyemi    
  • Ololade Okunsanya    
  • Kunle Remi    
  • Lilian Afegbai    
  • Olumide Oworu    
  • Eso Dike Okolocha      

The Crew

  • Directed by: Adebayo Tijani
  • Produced by: Toyin Abraham Films Productions
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Ijakumo: The Review

Ijakumo is your regular soured romance that translates into a revenge mission. This time, the movie maker treats us to some elements of the supernatural and some fight scenes. I think the producer and director focused too much on giving great make-up, costumes, and the use of special effects. The storytelling and plotting of the movie is watery at best.

I admire Toyin Abraham; she is grown in Nollywood and has pushed the envelope with her movie making, but a good script is the first rung on the ladder of making a great movie.

Kunle Remi has shown some versatility, and in 2022/2023, he has been a bad boy (remember his role in Anikulapo?) – the villain in the lead roles. He gives a good report of his skills, and here, he is mostly the shining light, while the others manage to follow him through.

We see new faces, and they do their best. The movie has a good crowd, and that showcases the church scenes very well. A good number of the scenes appear to be fillers, though; they do not add to the story line, and we get a subplot that is told to us, instead of acted out.

I give kudos to make-up and costume, but this is not a movie I will be seeing a second time. However, Kunle Remi’s acting compels me to give Ijakumo a “3” rating.

Nollyrated Score: 3/5 (Okay Production)

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  1. Poor
  2. Sub Par
  3. Okay
  4. Great
  5. Outstanding

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6 thoughts on “Review of Ijakumo (2022) Movie: Kunle Remi is a bad boy again, and he mostly carries this movie on his head”

  1. This Movie is very bad and promotes human abuse in Nigeria. I don’t like the actress Toyin Abraham on this movie set because it is corrupt. I will rate this bad not recommendable for viewers choice

  2. Ijakumo is good for Africa magic showcase. I don’t think it is a Cinema movie at all. One gap for me in the movie is that we lost the progression of Ashabi. How did Ashabi suddenly become wealthy, influential and powerful? Another gap for me is the involvement of Sharon. Why making all that fuss getting Sharon to play the undercover agent when Ashabi is so powerful spiritually? Good attempt but the story could be better scripted.


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