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Discussion in 'AFRICAN MOVIE STARS' started by Nkay, Oct 4, 2004.
I think there's been a thread with exactly the same report already opened
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What about a goal 5,000,000 or less Buying movies
And just think if at least 5mill of the 150mill of Nigerians bought a movie for 5-15 maybe 16
5 * 5,000,000= 25mill
5.50 * 5,000,000= 27,500,000
5.75 * * 5,000,000= 28,750,000
How about charging
8.50 * 5,000,000= 42,500,000 Sola or anyone who lives in America might get this.lol that's how much it costs to see a movie here. Some places its
9.50 * 5,000,000= 47,500,000
10.50 * 5,000,000= 52,500,000
Maybe go up to 15/16
The thing is if they do want to make some of those figures a movie they also would have to realize that they would have to make movies for everyone. Not everyone is into action/drama etc. everyone has their own interests, but if that goal was 5,000,000 etc. or maybe lower I think that a movie could do great.
They can use the money they make and make more movies and not worry about paying the stars 500,000-1mill a movie
There are 150 million Nigerians, and that number includes babies, kids, elderly folk, people who don't watch naija films, blind people name it. I seriously doubt that any one movie, even ones as good as Violated or Forever sold up to 500,000 copies, not to talk of the hopeless garbage that's churned out by nollywood on wat seems to be an almost daily basis, even with our 'stars' in the cast.
Before u start protesting, remember dat i said ONE movie, i'm talking about copies of ONE movie.If u have any facts to refute wat i just said, feel free to educate me.
How about you first posting facts to back up your statement: "I seriously doubt that any one movie e.g Violated sold up to 500,000 copies"? How did you come by that conclusion, based on what stats?
Originally Posted by Sola
....Go out and sell more movies. 150million Nigerians and we sell 3000 copies (officially) of some movies!
Show me yours and i'll show you mine.
Actually that's not really true. I've read as well as heard that good naija movies have sold up to 200,000 or more maybe that's an exaggeration don't know, but it shows that it can be done. The thing is are the actors/directors etc. seeing the money. The problem not targeting everyone. It's sort of like the Blaxploitation in the 70's there are many reasons that it went out. 1.) being white Hollywood execs. realized that black people were going to watch Godfather just as much as blx movies and figured they didn't have to make them anymore. 2.) You don't want me to get into that one. 3.) They kept making the same type of movies 4.) Sort of like 3rd, but they forgot that not all black people liked the same thing or even have had the same experiences. Most of the movies that were coming out where urban/ghetto heroes. Most of them were action etc. Only a few weren't such as Cornbread Earl and Me, but still set in the ghetto. They forgot about the black people who didn't go through those situtuations. Another thing is a lot of times it wasn't black people making those movies(but that's another issue). Just think if they would have made good horror movies(lord knows black americans have some freak a-- folktales, I mean creepy, especially in the South), or scifi, or action that wasn't the same kind that kept coming up etc. Black writers/filmmakers had come up with movies such as Star Wars or LOTRS or done Epics such as Sundiata etc. We have Samuel L. Delany, Octavia Butler, so we can write scifi etc.
we're talking about naija films not hollywood ohh!! And which film sold 200,000 copies if i may ask?
Sola, this is one of your previous posts in here. It's kinda old, from '03, but i'd like to understand how the numbers in the article leaped from 10,000 to 100,000.
Living in Bondage seems to be the only movie on record to break the 100k mark. Are there others?
I said movies didn't say which, but I thought it was interesting. It makes you think about how many movies are really being sold. By how much pirating you won't really know. A lot of movies get sold.
And you will be surprised at who bootlegs albums of artists, sometimes it's witht he people distributing the music, so who's to say that's not happening with movies either.
Folks, this was a very crude way to blacklist the artists.... this sort of action was undertaken by some Hollywood producers (for different reasons - communism) back in the 50's/ 60's were certain actors were banned from working with the hollywood studios indefinitely for being "unamerican"... This was a 'down low' measure taken by the hollywood moguls to avoid any exposure to liability.... Apparently, the moguls in Nigeria don't have any lawsuits to worry about otherwise they'd have been more discrete in their means. Bottomline is that in a democratic capitalist society, a free market is fundamental. The very same characters who have chosen to ban the actors are the 'market'... In business, you vote with your wallet not your mouth. So what happens after the co called 1 year ban is over? ... Do the named actors/actresses accept the N400k per picture? ... what if one or more of the markers breaks rank and decides to pay more? ... what happens then? more bannings??? It's supposed to be a free market. If you don't like the product or services then don't buy... if enough people feel the same way, the market will freely correct itself. That's how it's supposed to work in a civilized environment.
Good points you have up there Yongblood, but the sad thing about all this is that that country of ours is still not thinking and behaving in a civilized manner to even be called a civilized environment yet. We're still in the trial and error process which is still taking us forever to move out off. So hopefully, when finally get to that civilized state of mind in doing things like how the other developed countries are doing, then we can now boast of having a civilized environment in that country.
PG, knowing naija, the ban won't last. I predict that before year's end a resolution to this standoff will evolve. Typical hot/cold naija response to all matters....
That is exactly what is happening with the movie distribution in naija.
With good distribution and retailing infrastructure in place,as well as real honest marketers who do just that,marketing and distribution of movies alone,good naija movies will sell for well over a mill,and easily too.
Actually not true it wasn't Hollywood execs. that banned the actors, writers and coutless citizens it was McCarthyism was started by after Joseph McCarthy. But a few years before that there was the First Red Scare where writers, artists, etc. were blacklisted as well, plays being banned etc.
here is some info http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCarthyism
The plan behind the ban on Nollywood stars
Guys as we all know, the marketers/producers in Nollywood decided to ban some of the established actors (RMD, Genevieve and others) in Nollywood last year. Not only was this decision ridiculous, it was also stupid and senseless.
Well, the marketers are about to take their stupidity to another level.
Checkout the link for more informaton:
Yeye Marketers. Dont worry turn around is coming on the way for this actors. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
You're right bro. I've been boycotting all new movies without the banned stars because of the attitude of these marketers. Maybe they'll soon start asking actors to write application letters before they're allowed to act new movies.