Review of “War: Wrath and Revenge”, a 2023 Netflix series

Synopsis: War: Wrath and Revenge is a spin-off from the well-loved ‘Sons of the Caliphate.’ Follow the captivating journey of Nuhu Bula as he ascends to the governorship of Kowa, all orchestrated by the cunning machinations of his wife, Binta. But when Binta learns of her husband’s plans to marry a second wife, her fury knows no bounds as she fights to safeguard her love. ‘War’ explores themes of ambition, betrayal, and the lengths one will go to protect what they hold dear.

The Cast 

  • Ahide Arome Adum
  • Uzee Usman
  • Patrick Doyle – Alh Loko
  • Ifeanyi Kalu – Buba Koda
  • Sophia Muhammed – Nafisa
  • Ayolola Ayoola – Boston Bobby Brown
  • Theresa Edem – Alicia Kama
  • Mofe Duncan – Nuhu Bula
  • Padita Agu
  • Yakubu Mohammed – Loko
  • Bikiya Graham Douglas – ASP Miriam Katung
  • Rahama Sadau – Binta Bula

The Crew

  • Produced by: Mo Abudu
  • Directed by: Dimbo Atiya
War: Wrath and Revenge is a 2023 series on Netflix

The Review

This is a political thriller, and it fulfils that in spades. We know what to expect from political thrillers: schemes, killings, double crossings, and revenge. This series provides it in spades and gives us great picture quality and lovely acting.

The storyline of War: Wrath and Revenge lets you know there are no clean hands in politics, even those who present a picture of goodness, and compassion. All hands in politics and power are dirty. Power truly corrupts, and those who have power will do anything to hold on to it, even sacrifice those they claim to love.

I have never been a fan of Ramaha Sadau’s acting. I feel she has never truly given herself to her roles, but in this series, she pushes the envelope a bit more, and we get a better glimpse of her acting skills.  A good director will always help good talent, and this may have been the case with Ramaha.

Mofe Duncan has truly established himself with Kannywood, if you didn’t know better, you would think he was a northerner. His acting is not the best, but he holds his own space.

I do not enjoy Patrick Doyle’s attempt at a hausa accent; it feels more like a mockery than an attempt to be a hausa speaker. I would have preferred he kept his regular speaking pattern than what he does in this show. Ifeayin Kalu truly embodies the role of the unseen puppet master, while appearing to be the helpful billionaire who can do no wrong, a good role for him.

Bikiya Graham Douglas kills any role she is given, and I truly enjoyed watching her role as the righteous police officer, who also has her own private demons. Ayolola Ayoola as Boston Bobby Brown is a good role for him, though the character’s name sounds comedic and elicits a chuckle.

Yakubu Mohammed is a sedate actor, and in this role, as in other roles he has acted in, he is sedate for the character. I think he is too sedate, but he still does his best for the role.

The show portrays the intrigues and plays involved among those who are willing to do anything to hold on to power, and it breaks your heart because it is a portrayal of Nigeria and its political situation.

It is a great commentary on the Nigerian situation, though it makes no attempt to provide a solution, because the people in power remain and the masses continue to suffer.

NollyRated Score for War: Wrath and Revenge

Score: 4/5 (Great)

NollyRated uses a 5-level scoring system, as follows:

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

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