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Movie Review: JBO (Jaguda Baba Ole): Conflicting interpretation of good, evil

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It’s a well-known fact that the life of people influences the themes of their stories. So it’s unsurprising that Nigerian pictures, indeed those of the indigenous language stripes, are replete with stories about instability. Jaguda Baba Ole is one movie to look out for.

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From hijackings to banditry or outright terrorism, Nigeria has been in the limelight in the once decade for rampant instability.

Still, what may not be in the public sphere is the use of the church to fight instability. And no, we aren’t talking about going to church to supplicate.

Planting conjurations, charms, and the workings of traditional religion have been used to fight instability. These and further are some of the thematic studies of the movie JBO( Jaguda Baba Ole).

Jaguda Baba Ole Plot

There was a captivity break, and the government had to take high-profile captures to secure installations. Meanwhile, the police convoy conveying Susan Adekanbi, aka JBO( Mercy Aigbe), to a detention installation called Sambisa was interdicted by Silent( Ibrahim Yekini) on Damaturu Road using losers and an assault rifle.

All but one Police officer dies. As the police launch a disquisition

Upon her deliverance, JBO embarks on a trip of revenge. She consorts with a native croaker who conjures up her binary family to go on raids with them to set her up for arrest.

The daring raids she embarks on with Silent, her sergeant at arms, and his crew leave a lot of dead police officers in their wake.

effects take a turn when Officer Shina( Afeez Eniola) resorts to consulting his father, a psychic, to match the purloiner’s charms with his.

After a diamond pinch, JBO sets it up so her binary goes home with the diamonds so the police can find them on her. But her hubby stows it down. This puts a strain on JBO’s relationship with Silent.

Eventually, they go their separate ways leading to thievery gone wrong.


While JBO( Jaguda Baba Ole) seems to be new turf for the Yoruba Nollywood kidney, the move is an enterprising interpretation of some of the high-profile crimes Nigerians have witnessed.


JBO’s case with Silent is one of one good turn earning another. She formerly saved him, so during her captivity transfer, he saw the need to free her from her convicts.

On the other hand, her binary family, a judge, is responsible for transferring her to jail. The movie doesn’t establish this until important latterly, confusing the plot.

A little backstory between JBO and her binary family would have helped. We only got a hint that the JBO family is the judge who transferred her to jail. Before also, observers had to guess.

Also, the film has a band of a defective timeline. Their mama ran frenetically because she trusted the wrong person in business.

The flashback scenes of their ditched mama and her fraudulent nut were anything but in the history. The settings don’t establish that it was a flashback. Again, observers have to decrypt for themselves.

Also, except for the YouTube streaming income, there’s no point in making a two-part film one hour a piece.

In addition to that the fact that the movie ends on a thriller. This gives a hint that another one-hour third part is on futurity.


It’s a fact that Yoruba pictures come with great liars. JBO( Jaguda Baba Ole) reinforces this.

Mercy Aigbe playing the binary part of halves further positions her as a system actor.

veritably many people have been suitable to pull this off in the Nigerian movie assiduity. Ramsey Nouah’s ‘ Dangerous Halves’ is a good illustration.

In Ms Aigbe’s case, playing a majestic High Court Judge and switching to a husky-uttered personality with piercings, is no mean feat.


Nigerian pictures portray the police as either fix- collecting, detector-happy low life or the idol that saves the day.

The case is different from JBO.

The movie is a disagreeing interpretation of the duality of good and evil.

The villains in the movie resort to charms, or jazz, to succeed in their operations.

To beat them in their game, Officer Shina had to resort to their styles.

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