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Fame at home vs Fame Abroad

Discussion in 'AFRICAN MOVIE STARS' started by Sola, Mar 1, 2007.

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  1. Sola

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    Which would you rather have? There must be something special about being also known for whatever success you have at home too, or many people wouldn't be trying so hard to transfer their international repute to the home soil. I wonder...
     
  2. Simisola

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    I think fame abroad is pretty good. Look at nollywood today. I don't think d likes of Genny, OmoT, Stella would've made it dat far, if not, for d fans they've got here in diaspora and other parts of d world. Since they're not dat appreciated in their home country, which is quite sad. Look at since d famous 'one yr ban' on some of d G5 actors, their fame had grown more.
     
  3. Peaches

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    Fame abroad please.
     
  4. allegra-bijou

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    I don't know why you think that, Simi. How many of the fans in the Diaspora buy the movies? Most of the fans abroad rent or buy pirated. It is the fans on the home soil that buy these movies. After all, there was a poll on here about this and a lot rented. Where are they supposed to get the money from?

    I don't know on what you base the notion that they wouldn't have got so far if not for fans in the diaspora. My dear, they got far because of fans at home and it was when they got far that the homesick fans in the diaspora started recognising them and thus, inviting them to all kinds of awards and even the opening of envelopes just to see and meet them.

    They got far AT HOME, that's why homesick fans/wanabee producers, scriptwriters and directors in the diaspora (who haven't got far in the diaspora) are all flocking back home to use our recognised celebrities in their movies so maybe as to get far in the diaspora and more importantly at home where those from abroad have no recognition whatsoever, quite frankly.

    Until they do some kind of work with these stars of ours, they are neither part of Hollywood or Nollywood. So if anything, it is the Gennys, Stellas and Omotolas that are helping the fans/wanabees in the diaspora rather than the other way round.

    Slight digression (forgive me Sola)-It's a 522billion Naira industry. Just estimated in Business day. More fans/wanabees in the diaspora are aware of this and the exchange rate:) So, they are all running home now to invest to see how they can have their share of the windfall seeing as it is currently unstructured and disorganised, being run by the not very intelligent and the money is not going into the right hands. The marketers who stuck by it while the "enlightened" thought it was beneath them won't give it up without a fight. There in lies the problem. Now, the enlightened want to reap, alone, where they did not sow. It needs to be done together.


    In summary, Simi, I disagree:) Without the fans and the support base on home ground, our celebrities would be nowhere and those in the Diaspora wouldn't have even got to hear of them at all. Some didn't/ don't know Nollywoods exists/ed until they go/visit home.

    Look, even abroad it happens. A prophet is never recognised in their own town. There will always be bad belle but make no mistake about it, they are much appreciated at home and more so.
     
  5. ddizzle

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    well... i cant really say its a difficult choice for me...but i must say that I prefer to be recognised abroad

    Ive noticed something remarkable about Nigerians that i never knew, they support their own!. once ones name starts appearing in Magazines and on TV (For good reasons hopefully) at home you'll be the talk of the town.(thats what ive noticed)

    I would love to be recognised abroad because i feel that its a challenge for me, there are thousands of musicians and the game is really tough! Im not saying that the game in nigeria is not tough music wise but its more of a challenge for me, the critics, the fans all of it... its not easy to live as a celeb here but somehow id prefer it....

    somehow i think that some celebs abroad are more level headed than others..theyve acquired riches but yet they still are the same person
     
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    Those abroad need a reality check ...they aint all that !!!

    :cow:
     
  7. sidney

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    Are we only talking about Nollywood? Or everything like Sports, music and business?
     
  8. ddizzle

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    i spoke music wise...
     
  9. sidney

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    I think "fame" is totally over-rated! Who the F wants "fame"??!?! S h*t, give me the f*ing money over fame any day of the week.

    Fame is a whole lot of nothing, you don't need.

    Find what you like and do it wherever you can. If fame comes, so be it. Never look for it. Abroad or at home.
     
  10. Crystalgirl

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    I think many people try to break their home ground simply because it is much easier to do so. You know big fish in a small pond and all that. If you think of it, not many people who are already of international repute try to break their home ground. Take the movie industry for instance, are you telling me that guys like Chiwetel are trying to break Nigeria? Ehn ehn. IMO people who try to break their home ground haven't achieved much abroad.

    That said I would rather have international fame because of international paysmokin:
     
  11. sidney

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    Both of these points go hand in hand.. So yeah, right now, anyone who has made it abroad may not be so eager to anywhere the pay is not equal to what they are making now...

    It's all about pay and work, from the movie standpoint. If someone is working a lot abroad, they won't be paid what they would make abroad, at home. And if they are working a lot, they won't even have the time to go home.

    Now, once the pay, and YES, the quaility of work back home improves (pay first!), people might go home just because. Even if they are doing well abroad. Like many people go to South Africa to do work that won't get paid as much as US or UK, but the quaility of work is good, so they go anyway. Many African and non-African actors have done that with SA....

    Notice I never used the words "fame"... Anyone look for that, anywhere, is a freaking clown....
     
  12. Gen Sani Abacha

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    Sidney mah road dawg....grinning:
     
  13. Peaches

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    This post seems like a jab at Pompom.sweat:

     
  14. Crystalgirl

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    So me, I'm not your road erm...erm, your ride or die chick?
     
  15. Candylecious

    Candylecious Na today!

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    Fame Abroadeeee, All the Way!!!!!!
     
  16. leggy

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    grinning: i agree
     
  17. blackbutterfly

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    I am not saying what you are saying couldn't be true but why do you want to start wahala, now eh? Why? Is Pompom the only person who has gone home to invest money into the industry? Haba. Abeg, let's just take Allegra-Bijou's comments for what it is and leave it there. I am sure she wouldn't want to take Pompom on so let's assume that she is making a general comment.smokin: smokin:
     
  18. Obariba

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    Emm just want to update you AB has taken PomPom up before when PomPom called that actress ...I forget her name "Legendary" ... I can grab u a copy of the thread ...at ya request !!

    :cow:
     
  19. Candylecious

    Candylecious Na today!

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    Abeg grab.............I want in!
     
  20. blackbutterfly

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    I was trying to be subtle, OB dearie pie. I am aware of the ahem...ahem...that the two ladies know each other.grinning:
     
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