Acting in Nigerian movies abroad

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Sola

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It just may be that I am not processing my thoughts clearly. I receive a lot of emails from people who want to become actors. Specicfically, they are interested in Nigerian moves, not just any type of movies. Now, what are the chances of this dream becoming a reality for these wonderful people living abroad? Are there ways that I am not seeing? I mean the industry hasn't moved abroad yet. It would be nice to know how one can help them too, perhaps from suggestions. Of course giving them the email or phone numbers of any Nigerian star is out of it.
 

vince

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Originally posted by Sola
It just may be that I am not processing my thoughts clearly. I receive a lot of emails from people who want to become actors. Specicfically, they are interested in Nigerian moves, not just any type of movies. Now, what are the chances of this dream becoming a reality for these wonderful people living abroad? Are there ways that I am not seeing? I mean the industry hasn't moved abroad yet. It would be nice to know how one can help them too, perhaps from suggestions. Of course giving them the email or phone numbers of any Nigerian star is out of it.
And the industry won't move abroad,Sola.Anyone who has a dream to become an actress/actor has to go back home.Nothing but a presence there will give them any bit of a chance.
There is little you or any other person can do for their ambitions.Giving them the phone numbers of stars or filmmakers won't help either.They should all go home and take the bull by the horn.
As for naija movies made outside in the diaspora,very negligible in number.I think in the UK is the most activities in this area,and maybe in holland too,but nothing to write home about.The real chance is back home
 
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cassandra

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Re: Re: Acting in Nigerian movies abroad

Originally posted by vince
And the industry won't move abroad,Sola.Anyone who has a dream to become an actress/actor has to go back home.Nothing but a presence there will give them any bit of a chance.
There is little you or any other person can do for their ambitions.Giving them the phone numbers of stars or filmmakers won't help either.They should all go home and take the bull by the horn.
As for naija movies made outside in the diaspora,very negligible in number.I think in the UK is the most activities in this area,and maybe in holland too,but nothing to write home about.The real chance is back home
CHIKENA!!:D
 

Sola

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But projects are being done abroad. They still have the Nigerian themes and focus on the Nigerian communities - you know we have stories abroad too. I know of 5 movies shot on the UK in the last 2+ months. I know of a couble in production in the US. But the US, for instance, is so big and it will be unrealistic to get people from one end to the other to participate in our movies, right? Or will people do it?
 

vince

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Originally posted by Sola
But projects are being done abroad. They still have the Nigerian themes and focus on the Nigerian communities - you know we have stories abroad too. I know of 5 movies shot on the UK in the last 2+ months. I know of a couble in production in the US. But the US, for instance, is so big and it will be unrealistic to get people from one end to the other to participate in our movies, right? Or will people do it?
They are being done allright,but not in large numbers to accomodate the aspirants who want to be the next Genevieve.They need to go to the place that matters and that is naija.They can shuttle back and forth if they are afraid to stay in naija and if they can afford it.:)
 
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Originally posted by vince
They are being done allright,but not in large numbers to accomodate the aspirants who want to be the next Genevieve.They need to go to the place that matters and that is naija.They can shuttle back and forth if they are afraid to stay in naija and if they can afford it.:)


I agree with you Vince, there is no way that this people can be actors and actresses here if they don't go back to Nigeria. But there is something about the way you are saying this, you should say it in a sweet way that people won't get discourage.
 

vince

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Why don't i pat them in the back and give them champagne!
My guy,the game hard!So i gotta prepare them mentally from here!
No sugarcoating from me.
 

khamileon

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Acting in Nigerian movies abroad

Originally posted by vince
Which wan be chikena,cassandra?I dey lie?:D :p
BY CHIKENA, I GUESS CASSANDRA MEAN SAY U ARE RIGHT WITH WHAT YOU JUST SAID ABOUT PEOPLE BEING IN MOVIES...TO MAKE A SERIOUS IMPACT YOU GATTO TO BE IN NAIJA (SAME THING IN THE STATES, HOLLYWOOD IS WHERE IT'S HAPPENING) I THINK PEEPS SHOULD REALLY KNOW WHY THEY WANNA BE IN MOVIES..THEN TAKE THE BULL BY THE HORN IF THATS THEIR CALLING IN LIFE ..I PLAN TO BE SPENDING MORE TIME IN NAIJA NEXT YEAR.. JUST 4WEEKS IN NAIJA I ALREADY HAD TWO CAMEOS IN ZEB EJIRO'S "EXTREME MEASURES" AND CHICO'S "LOST PASSION" I DIDNT EVEN ASK TO BE IN THEIR MOVIES, THEY WANTED IT, SO IF I HAD ASKED I KNOW I WOULDA GOT MORE ROLES IN MORE MOVIES...SO FOR THE ASPIRING ONES YOU GOTS TO BE IN NAIJA OR NOLLYWOOD.
 

Hubscrown

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khamileon said:
BY CHIKENA, I GUESS CASSANDRA MEAN SAY U ARE RIGHT WITH WHAT YOU JUST SAID ABOUT PEOPLE BEING IN MOVIES...TO MAKE A SERIOUS IMPACT YOU GATTO TO BE IN NAIJA (SAME THING IN THE STATES, HOLLYWOOD IS WHERE IT'S HAPPENING) I THINK PEEPS SHOULD REALLY KNOW WHY THEY WANNA BE IN MOVIES..THEN TAKE THE BULL BY THE HORN IF THATS THEIR CALLING IN LIFE ..I PLAN TO BE SPENDING MORE TIME IN NAIJA NEXT YEAR.. JUST 4WEEKS IN NAIJA I ALREADY HAD TWO CAMEOS IN ZEB EJIRO'S "EXTREME MEASURES" AND CHICO'S "LOST PASSION" I DIDNT EVEN ASK TO BE IN THEIR MOVIES, THEY WANTED IT, SO IF I HAD ASKED I KNOW I WOULDA GOT MORE ROLES IN MORE MOVIES...SO FOR THE ASPIRING ONES YOU GOTS TO BE IN NAIJA OR NOLLYWOOD.
So you are in Lost Passion? isnt that the movie with Jim Iyke and Tuvi James that everyone is robbing each other?? What role did you play?
 
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Hubscrown said:
So you are in Lost Passion? isnt that the movie with Jim Iyke and Tuvi James that everyone is robbing each other?? What role did you play?
I think he was in the bank where they robbed...he was actually coming into the bank with one of his friends not knowing that the robbers where already there if I am right tho...
 

obude

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to add my own little experience, although i have not been naija to act in any of the films, they the actors have been coming from naija to act with me here, maybe when you have the right directions and know the right people, then you can become an actor anywhere you are, the diffence is that you may not be as popular as they are, then you are starting from somewhere, and that is how i see it, khami would not have been asked to act in a movie in naija, if he was not already doing it here in europe and knowing this people, i can easily be asked to act in a film in naija, because i know some of the directors, and they know me too but the end point is still NAIJA, that is where the onions of the game is.
 

Hubscrown

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lopez said:
I think he was in the bank where they robbed...he was actually coming into the bank with one of his friends not knowing that the robbers where already there if I am right tho...
I cant recollect anyone robbing a bank in that movie. All I remember is that silly girl that is having a crush on Jim Iyke xter always goes to her father to get money for her boyfriend and the Jim Xter went to rob the girl fathers house. They got huge amount of money after selling the cultural sculpture they stole and everyone start betraying each other :laugh:
 

blackbutterfly

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You have got to be where the game is - anyone who knows anything knows for Theater/TV you have to be in New York and for Film and major TV work - Los Angeles. The same applies to Nigerian movies. There are a lucky few like Obude and Khamilove who can work from Holland without moving to Lagos so who ever wants to work in Nollywood must at least go home and put in a few months of just networking b/c you know naija, they will give you the runaround UNLESS you know folks already then you can make plans with them ahead of time for work, go out there and do your thing. If you are an unknown then going home and putting in a good six months is your best bet and even that doesn't guarantee you a darn thing unless you are coming with some huge talent, looks and most importantly LUCK. Start stirring the water by doing your homework on the industry!! - watch the films, know the names of the producers, directors, actors, study their style of directing, writing and working, study the actors and their style of working, talk to people who know people, build up a resume by working whereever you are b/c you can't go there and not even have a reel, build a website with your reel on it and pictures so folks can go there and see what you are about etc. But like everyone has said...go home but not without fasting and praying for mental, physical and emotional fortitude! This ain't no joke...COME HARD OR GO HOME!

OH YEAH, take some classes!!! I don't care how much natural talent you have, you need some technical skills, you need to know how to control/use your talent.
 

khamileon

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lopez said:
I think he was in the bank where they robbed...he was actually coming into the bank with one of his friends not knowing that the robbers where already there if I am right tho...

CHAI! HOW U TAKE SABI ME SELF....(YEAH THE OTHER DUDE IS MY PARTNER..HE IS ALSO A MEMBER ON THIS SITE)....U GOT THE MOVIE RIGHT
 

khamileon

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Hubscrown said:
So you are in Lost Passion? isnt that the movie with Jim Iyke and Tuvi James that everyone is robbing each other?? What role did you play?

LOST PASSION IS ....JIM IYKE & VICTORIA INYAMA

EXTREME MEASURES IS ....WITH JIM IYKE, TUVI, MARY.....SO MANY PEEPS (BANK ROBBERY)
 

khamileon

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blackbutterfly said:
You have got to be where the game is - anyone who knows anything knows for Theater/TV you have to be in New York and for Film and major TV work - Los Angeles. The same applies to Nigerian movies. There are a lucky few like Obude and Khamilove who can work from Holland without moving to Lagos so who ever wants to work in Nollywood must at least go home and put in a few months of just networking b/c you know naija, they will give you the runaround UNLESS you know folks already then you can make plans with them ahead of time for work, go out there and do your thing. If you are an unknown then going home and putting in a good six months is your best bet and even that doesn't guarantee you a darn thing unless you are coming with some huge talent, looks and most importantly LUCK. Start stirring the water by doing your homework on the industry!! - watch the films, know the names of the producers, directors, actors, study their style of directing, writing and working, study the actors and their style of working, talk to people who know people, build up a resume by working whereever you are b/c you can't go there and not even have a reel, build a website with your reel on it and pictures so folks can go there and see what you are about etc. But like everyone has said...go home but not without fasting and praying for mental, physical and emotional fortitude! This ain't no joke...COME HARD OR GO HOME!

WOW! MY BABY CAN DEFINITELY WRITE A BOOK ON THIS.......KISSES

PS: Y'ALL BETTER ENCOURAGE HER TO DO SO......AND WHEN IT'S OUT, WE GON BE SELLING EM FOR $9.50 (PER COPY)
 

blackbutterfly

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My Babe, Da Public Rep

khamileon said:
WOW! MY BABY CAN DEFINITELY WRITE A BOOK ON THIS.......KISSES

PS: Y'ALL BETTER ENCOURAGE HER TO DO SO......AND WHEN IT'S OUT, WE GON BE SELLING EM FOR $9.50 (PER COPY)
You sefffffffffffff, you know you to dey make my body sweet, o=:) But you ain't lying, I need to stop giving up free advice up in this piece. You,Sola and I should just get together and put together a book - Acting: The Business...the actor's guide to self management. You know what I'm sayin?
 
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