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Best paid nollywood actresses revealed

Discussion in 'AFRICAN MOVIES, TV & WEB SHOWS' started by Wilhemina, Jul 7, 2008.

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  1. NTB

    NTB Well-Known Member

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    I thought wetin I see for Alaba market early this year shocked me not until two weeks ago I was in Minnesota. Come see how they are churning these movies out. Part 1 and 2 na $4.50 Every grocery store get their own mass production plant.
     
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    Bwahahahahaha i saw one in Atlanta ol boy these ppl are good, they have it like in this album thingy where you flip through this jukebox sized album, when you pick your choices they burn and package it for you right there and then. stamped with the label and errthing. Men me sef i life right yansh for them.
     
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    RB, I don't know if DD is so way off in her comments...see Kate Henshaw-Nuttal's interview...she pretty much said the same thing. The actors are not being compensated what they should be in light of how much the producers make even with piracy. If they aren't going to give them back end dvd sales deal then they should give them a hefty upfront salary. I also see your point too don't get me wrong, I was just saying that what DD is sayin' isn't twisted logic either.

    I don comot oaction-s:
     
  4. NTB

    NTB Well-Known Member

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    They go begin offer some sample cocktail while you wait :roll
     
  5. ddizzle

    ddizzle Aunty!

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    :lol Oh my lawd dat one na money maker o just like those 'siddon wait' passport photographers!
     
  6. NTB

    NTB Well-Known Member

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    Girl u can say that again.
     
  7. bigmomma

    bigmomma Well-Known Member

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    That is ehn me sef i kukuma siddon dia dey follow d owner of the store dey put tori as i dey wait for my copy. ehn producers and things make una no vex for me if una see this one, no be me say make una no get proper distribution channel for yankee. shwepps

    DDizzle na correct wait and get abi na snap and wait. no be small thing, the business dey very lucrative that guy is making a killing and the thing be say i no sure say that guy na naija man sef. and u should see the jamo's that were coming in there to buy movie i was like DANNNNNNNNNNNNNNG. Honestly for the like 30 - 45 minutes i was in that store he sold more movies than he sold african food stuff, aint kidding ya.

    NOLLYWOOD YALL SLEEPING ON UR MONEY MAYYYNNN.
     
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    SAD SAD SAD...

    Thats how one Naija producer they vex to me say people they pirate his movie for Yankie and he want me to distribute movie for him but use my own money.. na beans? mads:
    Maybe I should have just tell him say, yea I heard you, bring ya movie and plant distributing machines, wait and get your own copy type, the type you dey describe above and be making my own killing profit..music-sm:

    Anyway, back to Actress pay.. Genevieve Lux was so 2005, so that article will probably be before they ban and reduce everyone of them to $400k at maximum. But then actor and actresses plenty Naija.. as long there is good story and good techs.. Actors are secondary.. especially pay... they are good don't get me wrong but many of them needs to brush up their dictions and accents.
     
  9. rudeboy

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    BBfly, kate is marketing herself. All actors (like most people do) always tend to complain even if they are paid ten million dollars for one production. The truth is that just like the Nigeria entity is lacking in structure, Nollywood is a littler Nigeria without structures. Most independent producers ( I do not mean marketers) do not make profit after paying all those loads of money to actors (who still give them hell on location). After investing hoping the big names will help sell his product, when the time comes he's the one licking his wound. The way Nigeria is now and someone makes 5,000 dollars in three days, you think its poor?

    Let's stop living this dream of third largest movie producer in the world, that is so lame a thought! My sister, there is no film industry in Nigeria! What the traders are doing is buying and selling in a movie-oriented fashion, so comparing Nollywood with Hollywood is ignorant. Some of the artistes are well paid and some are not even paid! The crew members are paid a lot less than these actors. Those people who are not paid a lot (and at all) why is nobody speaking for them?
     
  10. Papino

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    DDizzle,it is nothing but a confirmation of the "drive-through" phenomenon evident in all aspects of the American life.See a casual list below;
    -Drive through fast food(MikkyD,KFC et all)
    -Drivet-through Chinese restuarant.
    -Drive through Love affair(Common in Hollywood) spiced with rent-a-date!!
    -Drive through marriage ceremony(I saw this in California)etc
    So,what is wrong with a drive-through Nollywood production in St.Paul, Minnesota?:roll
     
  11. blackpearl

    blackpearl oloju come and do

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    Hmmm....

    Okay I might not know a lot about the movie industry but here are my two cents :

    First of all comparing Nollywood with any other Movie industry is more than just wrong because we lack of a lot of standards. Of course we have few people that are striving to make it better and give us consumers more than just average. Most of the time we was viewers/consumers don't even get up to the average but usually below average productions and we still keep on buying and renting movies.

    Hollywood is expiriencing the same thing as any other movie industry - piracy.

    See these actors are human beings too and have families to cater too.
    Besides that some of these actors are doing a great job. And some oh well.
    I mean even in Hollywood they have their top actors that get high fees. Why is it now a problem to appreciate those that do the job in naija. A 12000 Naira fee is nothing (being on set is not determined by the actors I guess - is it not the same producers that want movies to be done within 2 Weeks ?? It is what they want they get). I think it all starts with the producers. Once they make up their mind to churn our quality there shouldn't be a problem (yes even with the whole piracy thing going on) to get the wanted profit back.

    Most def. premiers can be done and if people can afford the fee why not.
    At least some of them could when pompom released her movie in Naija.
    I don't believe and won't believe that Nollywood is lacking money to pay their actors. To me this whole issue of how much actors demand for their roles has been argued about for too long. The main issue of Nollywood are most def not the actors. Where would Nollywood be without these people??? It is most def these actors that made Nollywood to be what it is today. Treating them like footmaths is just unfair.
     
  12. ddizzle

    ddizzle Aunty!

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    :lol papino u no go kill be the fact dat the label production plant dey nextdoor na something...im sure HP don give dem their rebate for new products...those people are making money..minnesota is stone throw from me ke?
     
  13. ddizzle

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    Its not a most they have premiere They can simply screen the film in silverbird or the other place in lekki advertise that its the screening and watch people flock to the movie...have you seen the lobby of those places when hollywood blockbusters come out? I'm not comparing movie industries we all know it is not fair because of the age difference and the advancement they have versus us but we do have find some way to at least look at the foundation they have.

    Rudeboy just mentioned they are traders fine the people that carry the load to world and represent that trade nko? people are buying these things they are making money why all of a sudden is it close pocket o...we are independent situation the figures are ranking us high but normal naija style we dont know who's sitting on it

    I appreciate the job they do... infact i applaud them they're on set most of their lives those 2 weeks seem short but if you add them together they are on set most of the year...even their counterparts in other countries do less time on set for more money thats what i dont get!

    NTB said it best the figures might be inflated a little bit...lord knows if the actual figure is lower sef

    i dont fear anybody and neither am i trying to upset anyone ...im just dissapointed in the figures i wont lie to you...
     
  14. Abike

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    That isnt the right spelling of her name is it?

    I hate it when journalists cant even get someone's name right... argh!

    :sterb003:
     
  15. TheForce

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    Until you try your hand on film making, you won't understand what Rudeboy is trying to pass across. You see Nigeria moving industry is righ now only name but no pay. The structure of the industry the way it is now does not permit enough financial benefit.

    To tell you the truth, the way the artist are being paid now is quite ok, looking at the standard, the process and dividends of the industry.

    Now let's look at it from a different perspective, if Genevieve get a million naira ($8,634.30) per movie, and assuming she works in 20 movies in a year, she will be grossing 20 million naira ($172,686.) And that is not bad for a Nigeria/Nollywood standard.

    How much are doctors paid in Nigeria? And how much are they paid in America? What about, Judges, lawyers, engineers etc.

    Abeg make we stop comparing Nollywood with Hollywood in this area.
     
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    I have even seen her name spelled (ten :spin2:) different ways in movies, them producers can't even spell their names right.
     
  17. ddizzle

    ddizzle Aunty!

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    Sorry Rudeboy, Bolanle and The Force if i made suggestions on how to make the industry better I am just an end user i pay for something and because im not a film maker and i didnt take part in the process of making that thing i am clueless...

    They are Balling o...i can see it now they are getting paid well well

    Viva Nollywood Viva Film Trading!

    Im out!
     
  18. TheForce

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    Was I hard on you DD? you sound really offended.
    Sorry, if you feel that way. i was contributing to an article.

    But tell me, Who do you think should earn more in this industry? The casts, the crew or the film makers?:confused:

    Just a simple question, no offense Double Dgrinning:
     
  19. Abike

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    Disu!!! LOL

    Stop being sarcastic!......am sure you understand where they are coming from....

    Comparing Nollywood to Hollywood is comparing Apples to Oranges, and its also a case of putting the cart before the horse...

    Without certain infrastructures in placing like proper distribution of movies at home AND abroad, tackling the issues of piracy, the money that goes to these actors will remain at this level or even dwindle... I mean, its Nigeria/Africa we are talking about her mami! Its the same place where the "arts" is not necessarily encouraged as a means of livelihood to start with....Moreover, if its not well with the "head", it may not be that well with the neck or the entire body either...my point? Nigeria/Africa is still trying to deal with issues of corruption, bribing, etc etc, and in all that chaos, how can the entertainment industry get its act together? Ko ye mi o! (I no understand o...)

    Anyways, make una carry on... grinning:






     
  20. ddizzle

    ddizzle Aunty!

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    No I wasnt offended im used to the slams its just that its 10:37 am i havent had coffee and im supposed to be working!

    You guys have valid points but there is something wrong in nollywood you cant deny that....and since now im understanding that i have to actually work in nollywood to make any suggestion why should i bother? After all im a musician wetin concern me?

    I think Nollywood has the potential to be better than hollywood hence my Transformers Statement we dont want to change so why push it...its time to celebrate their fees...Beer anyone?
     
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