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17 actors and actresses Banned

Discussion in 'AFRICAN MOVIE STARS' started by Nkay, Oct 4, 2004.

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  1. Pete

    Pete Well-Known Member

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    Med, this is nothing new, it's been discussed several times in the past, including the maximum pay to be dished out. It's quite obvious you have no idea the guys you're discussing this issue with; neither do you take time to understand their viewpoints. There are many sensible (and wiser) ways of making logical and constructive criticism without using the everyday harsh words.

    I need to find the thread to merge it.
     
  2. twinstaiye

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    It will be counter productive, and their plans could boomerang. What happens if any of those banned actors or actresses produce their own movie? Marketing? Well, nationwide and adequate advert is enough to sell such movie. It will reach a point when the viewers would have the taste of those banned artiste and the result is the banned artiste hiking up their appearance fees.
     
  3. rudeboy

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    Good. At least you do not know. Sounds better than exacting words for one who is not sure if described individuals are actually stupid! You may be surprised some of these marketers most of us refer to as illiterates are university graduates. Let's be real here, these guys are traders. They are all out to maximise profit at all cost (a Nigerian factor). That does not mean stupidity! They are utilizing the prevailing socio-political and economic environment in Naija to enshrine unclippable wings into their strong monopoly status! That also is not stupidity. Call it greed. They call it "survival" or "arrival". In anycase, I call it non-ethical. But then who is monitoring who in our country where a bus driver can deciede to hike the bus price in a twinkle of a mid-day eye? When the sky dims, and seems rain would fall, Agberos and conductors in CMS would start yelling: Masha-Kilo N90! This is a fare that was just N30, barely thirty minutes ago! They are ignorant, agreed but not stupid because they "deliver" account to the bus owner daily while counting home some fat profit! The best approach to reproach our current marketers unethical deeds is to set up a competition! A parallel market that would appeal to retailers and consumers of this unique Nigerian film. Typing some unfounded theoritical underassumptions all over the internet cannever ever solve any problem! We should think home! I challenge us to come home! I persuade us to come see reality on ground! Nigeria is a trining ground! Idumota is only a little part of this overwhelming nation! We could still continue arguing on line or use this medium to make physical impact based on truth and reality. The choice is ours!
     
  4. khamileon

    khamileon Well-Known Member

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    Without doubt, its obvious you know what the deal is....... Leave that guy to be yarning because some of his beloved are on the black list...Sad part is he doesnt really know these people apart from their on screen presence... talking about something he knows absolutely nothing about. The day he figures out Nigeria as country would be the day he figures Nollywood.
     
  5. Meddeen250

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    The marketers are definitely affected by either illiteracy (as Pete Edochie claimed in one of his interviews) or they just being stupid. Listen bro, these marketers are fighting all other investors and they killing the industry with their monopoly. How do you expect other investors to succeed when these people are ready to fight new investors by refusing to market their movies?
     
  6. Meddeen250

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    :roll Khamileon you always amaze me. Yes my favourite actors (RMD and Genevieve) are among the blacklisted actors.

    PS: are you agreeing that Nigeria is a lawless country? lol:roll
     
  7. rudeboy

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    O'boy, if i say anything else on this you probably call me stupid as well. So make I just respect myself leave you to continue de blame de go. How on earth would you market your competitor's product? Fight! If you are a man and equal to the task, set up your own network or thuggry and fight!!! If not you are defeated! Only defeated men sit by the corner to TALK!!! Let any one without part to play remain silent or fight and find a part to play!! By the way, Khami how things de go on for yonder...
     
  8. jibironk

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    Revealed! The Plan Behind The Ban

    I've been waiting for this news for a while now, and it finally came out and i thought i should share it with you all...................

    It’s not breaking news anymore that some of Nollywood’s biggest names were banned, it’s obviously not breaking news either that these stars were banned because the marketers (who employed them) could not control them and almost not afford them anymore. The marketers were paying them outrageous fees for films and realizing most of them could no longer afford it, they decided to gang up as an association and ban them so that nobody used them.

    What might hit you as rather interesting news is that not only did these marketers decide to ban these stars, they also decided to put a ceiling on the fees paid to stars. Henceforth, a star can not earn more than N400,000 per picture. This means that regardless of how big a star might become, he can not take more than 400K. Does this really make any sense?

    Actor Pete Edochie managed to escape the initial ban list, but as soon as he demanded 500,000 from a marketer for a project, he joined that list. Those who until this new policy took home more than N400, 000 per picture would have to settle for less if they want to continue to work in Nollywood. More stars are going to be banned very soon, for various crimes.

    Even with the ban, there are rumors that some of the big producers are still employing the ‘banned stars’ and shooting movies at undisclosed locations, these people understand the significance of star power and until these stars’ cease to be the favorites, they intend to continue to use them.

    The ban, the ceiling, this would only eventually create a black market in Nollywood; a market where the bug marketers, in a desperate effort to get the biggest names to star in their films would secretly pay them more than N400,000. It would also mean that we should expect to see more of Desmond Elliot, Chidi Mokeme, Liz Benson, Ini Edo, Caroline Ekanem, Dakore Egbuson, Stephanie Okereke and the other big names. Since these marketers can all comfortably afford them now, they might as well over use them.

    What do you think? I think there should be a limit to how much these actors and actress can charge, but again, for those who have paid their dues in the industry, 400,000 per picture sounds small.
    I think they should be able to charge reasonably more if the movie is more than one part (part I&II&III)
    or if they had to do overtime, go to the gym and attend training.
    What do you think?
     
  9. bluestocking

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    Oh lord! not again
     
  10. anne shamla

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    Thanks JIBIRONK for shareing the long awaited clarifications.Theres no way the marketers/producers can by pass that particular group that was banned.Except the 3 groups,actors/actresses,producers,marketers come up with solid guilds,if not,serious problems at the corner.
     
  11. chiemela

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    The ban should continue

    I think the price ceiling is necessary.
    This is naija we are talkin about not Hollywood. Based on the Nigerian economy it is not right for these claimed stars to charge like they are not thinking.
    People in Nigeria are hungry and people in the US like the politicans are trying to help the African communiry to decrease the povery rate...

    If they really need money they should get into hollywood where they will be paid millions of dollars.

    The ban should continue........
    Last weekend MTV raised the awareness of poverty across Africa. Those in the US know what i am talkin about....
    Until Hollywood regonises Nigerian movies, the ban should continue. Who are they....
     
  12. anne shamla

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    Hi CHIEMELA,put off the heater.
     
  13. khamileon

    khamileon Well-Known Member

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    Bia na how many time u go post ya reply self? We don hia u since the first time
     
  14. obude

    obude Eson 'N' Uselu.

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    I was just going to ask the same question and above all it,s all the same quotation, and khami did you send the flyer for the show??>
     
  15. Pakiso

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    I think instead of putting a blanket amount or ceiling such as N400,000 it might be possible that the producers come up with a criteria for grading actors/actresses. Logically it is true that actors/actresses do not have the same experience, expertise and innovation therefore putting them on the same level financially is not appropriate. there should be a system of grading them and linking this to the financial reward but at least the criteria shouls be discussed and negotiated and agreed upon with the actors/actresses. I am definitely sure that you cannot pay the same amount for all of them

    I hope this issue does not then displace even good upcoming actors or present a void for the experinced actors in Nigeria. some of us have just joined watching Nigerian movies and enjoy them so much and would like to loose touch with the experienced actors/actresses Nigeria has so far produced in Africa
     
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    l love this girl to pieces, she is so cute ini edo. by elizabeth awuah.
     
  17. Obariba

    Obariba Koininonia

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    Its now 2006 and we dont have s many new faces as I expected !!
     
  18. Obariba

    Obariba Koininonia

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    :D Chichi wats up !!
     
  19. cyndi

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    LOL:roll
     
  20. TVwriter23

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    Why shouldn't they ask for more. If these dudes are making these movies and making a lot of money then why shouldn't these actors ask for more?
     
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