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Genevieve Nnaji: 30 Days Later

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Dsampler

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Mildred Okwo's take on why "30 Days" the movie turned to "30 days palava". Make una read on:
And when you came back did you ever practice law here or you went straight into film?
Filmmaking straight away. My first degree was in theatre arts. I got my first video camera in the early 1980s.
So you always knew
I always knew but I was more afraid because we weren’t really doing anything. We were not brave enough. I was studying law, trying to be ‘legitimate’ as they say. But ideally I would have been brave enough, gone to America, studied it, you know, but I ended up starting out with law there, and then came back, as you know.
What year did you move back?
I came back finally, in December of 2006, so I’ve been here for quite a while and I refuse to go back because I feel if I go back I won’t come back (laughs)
So when you worked on your first movie, 30 Days, everything was done here?
No I was still living there when I made that film. I shot it in 2005. I co-produced it with Ego Boyo. Then I thought. I was looking at it as though everything is the way it is in America; you know there is a structure and all that. Then I came back and there was nothing. I was asking questions and they were looking at me like I was mad. I thought, “Are you kidding me?” People were not selling the way they were claiming to be selling. There was no structure. People calling themselves producers didn’t know how to make a DVD or what a DVD should be; what they did to produce and sell outright to the marketers. So basically the people handling everything were the marketers. They knew everything from raising the money to getting everything done to making a DVD. So after studying it I could not even release my ’30 Days’. Because you will go to them and they’ll say ‘I’ll give you this amount’ for a film that I had just spent a lot of money doing. So I said I would wait. I felt I was ahead of my time, so I started figuring out what the industry around.
source: htt p://w ww.ynaija.com/ynaija-interview-why-i-have-not-released-the-meeting-on-dvd-mildred-okwo-movie-director/
 
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Dsampler

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most likely not.
didn't the rumour mill say whatever happened was a BFD and the relationship was just too fractured to be mended?
...well, let me just add that whatever the case was, Mildred should have been very ashamed of herself...for disrespecting Nnaji at all whatsoever. This is the person that put food on your table by appearing in your movies and you dissed them like that? What a shame!
Frankly speaking, I think Mildred should bow her head down in shame over this. In fact, if left to me, I would have forced Mildred to come kneel down in front of Nnaji, bow her head, and say "sorry ma" 100 times for acting so stoopid. What a shame!!
 

kolinzo

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Mildred Okwo's take on why "30 Days" the movie turned to "30 days palava". Make una read on:
And when you came back did you ever practice law here or you went straight into film?
Filmmaking straight away. My first degree was in theatre arts. I got my first video camera in the early 1980s.
So you always knew
I always knew but I was more afraid because we weren’t really doing anything. We were not brave enough. I was studying law, trying to be ‘legitimate’ as they say. But ideally I would have been brave enough, gone to America, studied it, you know, but I ended up starting out with law there, and then came back, as you know.
What year did you move back?
I came back finally, in December of 2006, so I’ve been here for quite a while and I refuse to go back because I feel if I go back I won’t come back (laughs)
So when you worked on your first movie, 30 Days, everything was done here?
No I was still living there when I made that film. I shot it in 2005. I co-produced it with Ego Boyo. Then I thought. I was looking at it as though everything is the way it is in America; you know there is a structure and all that. Then I came back and there was nothing. I was asking questions and they were looking at me like I was mad. I thought, “Are you kidding me?” People were not selling the way they were claiming to be selling. There was no structure. People calling themselves producers didn’t know how to make a DVD or what a DVD should be; what they did to produce and sell outright to the marketers. So basically the people handling everything were the marketers. They knew everything from raising the money to getting everything done to making a DVD. So after studying it I could not even release my ’30 Days’. Because you will go to them and they’ll say ‘I’ll give you this amount’ for a film that I had just spent a lot of money doing. So I said I would wait. I felt I was ahead of my time, so I started figuring out what the industry around.
source: htt p://w ww.ynaija.com/ynaija-interview-why-i-have-not-released-the-meeting-on-dvd-mildred-okwo-movie-director/
You are fighting a losing battle. If Mildred come dis site you go disappear!
 

Dsampler

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I don't have anything personally against Mildred. All I'm saying is that she should not bite the fingers that is feeding everybody including Mildred herself. Gbam!
 
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