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All Set For The Yoruba Movies Academy Award

Discussion in 'MOVIES IN AFRICAN LANGUAGES' started by vince, Apr 10, 2012.

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  1. vince

    vince Well-Known Member

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    Written by TADE MAKINDE

    THE maiden edition of the long awaited Yoruba Movie Academy Awards (YMAA), which is aimed at honouring and celebrating creativity in the Yoruba movie industry, is here at last.

    According to Mr. Tunde Oshinibosi, a.k.a Laface, President and Executive Producer of YMAA, the rapid development of the Yoruba movie industry is second-to-none and indeed calls for recognition and appreciation by Nigerians.

    He says "the Yoruba movie industry produces an average of 70 films a week, therefore, its socio-economic, cultural and tourism potentials cannot be ignored. It also contributes largely to the growth of our great country, Nigeria."

    Right now, the excitement and buzz created within the movie industry, and even the entire country, is unprecedented as YMAA has become the talk-of-the-town among stakeholders who describe it as an event that will showcase Yoruba culture and tradition across Africa and the world in general".

    Laface also indicated that YMAA will honour and celebrate movie industry practitioners in major categories with the aim of encouraging good quality productions and professionalism.

    "It is noteworthy that the pioneers of today's Nollywood were Yoruba movie icons like the late Hubert Ogunde, Kola Ogunmola, and Adeyemi Afolayan, popularly known as Ade Love, among others. Now, all hands are on deck to not only stage the biggest event in the Yoruba movie industry, but also to create a brand that will become top of the range in Nigeria," he adds.

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  2. blackbutterfly

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    DISCLAIMER - I don't know anything about the EMG/YMG issues, I have seen many arguments here about it and I am NOT putting myself in the middle. I am not saying YMAA shouldn't be held, this question is posed WITHOUT shade abeg, it is just a simple question being asked because I truly am curious. If anyone brings any shade my way, I have a spade in hand ready to reciprocate in kind.


    Why didn't the organizers of YMAA not speak with the AMAA organizers to create a category for films where characters speak in our native dialects? They could create a category like "Best Nigerian Dialect Film" or something to that effect, why all these separate awards? Or are Yoruba films not considered part of Nollywood? Again, I don't know so I am asking.
     
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    Iya Laje Well-Known Member

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    YES! Thank you Lord! I wanna watch...
     
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    I swear...these new breed of Yoruba movies these days are AMAZING!!!
     
  5. Iya Laje

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    The Yoruba Film Industry is an industry on its own. It is too big to 'just' be in one random category. These people are really bringing it hard and their new breed of movies are just amazing. The stories are so original and they need to be appreciated separately. I don't think it takes away from what AMAA is doing or what they are trying to do. This is just my humble opinion by the way. I even think they should include monetary prizes gan sef just like the one given to PSquare for one award they won sometime ago. Since the Yoruba actors are not getting paid that much anyway, at least they can get something else to compensate.

    One thing I don't like is the 70 movies per week if it is true. That's just crazy because of course not all of them would be good movies and one has to weed out. But majority of them are great though. They make me happy. I usually have to get my Yoruba movie fix every week that's how much I crave them.
     
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    Iya! Give me some names abeg... o shee! :)

     
  7. vince

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    Are they really? I've watched quite a few and saw nothing amazing about them. You must be seeing what i can't see.
    BTW, give us a list of these amazing YMG productions.
     
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    I think that is because the yoruba sector sees itself as much bigger than being just a sector of the EMG Nollywood. So it has to have it's own award by all means. And truth be told, it is a very busy sector.
     
  9. Dsampler

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    I think the YMG people should be left alone to do whatever da heck they wanna do. I mean, now that they wanna pioneer something all of a sudden there are too many award shows? Give me a break! BB, na wah for you o,...and this ya divider problem o. Why don't you promote being a uniter for once ehn? Just saying..............
     
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    That is probably the BIG problem we have... every 'section' is to big (or big-headed) to be put into a 'common' sub-section or even team up with any other section to move forward!
     
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    Thanks guys!!!:) I don't know much about the YMG movies, I do know my aunts at home who speak Yoruba prefer to watch those to the EMG movies. Are they subtitled? And which are the good ones? They seem to only have the EMG ones here in NY but a cousin is coming from Lagos to work in the States for a while, I will ask her to bring some.
     
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    :shock :shock yes,70 movies with 69 craps
     
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    There were lots of "teaming ups" in the early days, until the EMG marketers got too big-headed themselves.
     
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    Well, you can start by watching "ONITEMI" starring Doris Simeon and her hopefully not to be ex-husband. You will see that both are carrying out the Onitemi part 2 in real llife now.
     
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    :roll

     
  16. blackbutterfly

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    Can I find it online?
     
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    VINCE,I watched Onitemi last night(my old collection) What a shame real life imitating ART.I did not know DS husband,Daniel can act very good.DS did a good kissing on AFOLAYAN in the scene where Afolayan had just the towel round his waist coming from the bathroom.( and her husband the Director too)If their pending separation is true I feel bad for them.
     
  18. Dsampler

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    Probably one of the best Nollywood movies ever made eventhough its in Yoruba. I still couldn't get over the soundtrack. Very impressive.
     
  19. eyi-mofe

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    I totally agree with you.
     
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    :086::shock:fing24: i'm very proud of you :fing24:
     
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