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Criticizing doesn't equate to rubbishing. Antar Laniyan for example is not a rubbish. I will put in in the top echelon of Nigerian actors. He is that good.

I will move on but if I see anybody shrining any junk actors me we go wear same sokoto-Those bum actors like Jim Iyke and Genevive Nnaji (seen her acted well in very few movies). Me I go dey check other areas of the forum.

By the way, u doing a good work here..keep it up! At least I can dey yab like I like..lol
Have a nice day..and I better not see u at the yeyewashington Times hall...I go give u black eyes oo :imp

Before I move away from this thread: Why would some people invite a long list of Nigeria actors (more than half of them are quacks anyway) and ask people to come see them with $100....? Yep, I know people will pay $1k to meet the denzel and halley berry of this world but dont u think that is too much taking into consideration the industry and the quality they represent?
 

Pretty Girl

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Sola said:
M-Dude, let me say my last word on this and move on.

You have a lot of valid points, incontestable points, but read these forums carefully and you will see there is NOTHING you can say that we have not said already in the more than 22000 posts here. Your foreigner friends, I insist, cannot yab us more than we yab ourselves, so make dem go meshionu (or how dem they spell am sef)? Been there, done that. The yabis no pain us because we don abuse ourself first, well well sef. You're new, so you have not read some of our scathing comments.

What you're doing that I argue with is the total rubbishing of an EMERGING industry. No, that is not acceptable. No matter how many BAD you have in there, ALL of them cannot be bad. Some of them indeed are doing impressive and improving work. That is my contention.

America - in more than 200 years of democracy - is excelling in so many fields, not just in the movies. The movies are just growing at per with their developments in medicine, science, education, etc. Name one area in which Nigeria is truly excelling in more than 40 yrs of democracy? Just one. (No, forget all of us based abroad. We're not in contention). Look at Nigeria and name one thing that we are totally speeding ahead? Govt is jaundiced. We can't run our own country. Water no dey. Electricity na wahala. Our oil dey choke us for neck and we need oyinbo man to come and help us extract it. The cocoa we had has been penuried. Education...Na so-so closure. Banks dey collapse daily. Our image abroad speaks of corruption, mismanagement, fraud, confusion, tribal politics, etc.

So why do you - amidst this state of anarchy and cacophony - expect the movie industry to be reacting as if it is not emerging from within the degenrative embrace of the Nigerian environment? Why do you expect a miracle from that industry and compare it with the rest of the developed worlds when you do not compare our medical schools or facilities and our government and other things?

You're looking at issues myopically, and there are much larger things to address. We have no culture of excellence as a people. We only excel as individuals...at home and abroad. For instance, Rick Famuyiwa (The Wood, etc) is a Nigerian. His movie did great at the American box office. Adewale Akinuoye-Agbaje (Adebisi of Oz, also The Mummy Returns and The Bourne Identity) is a Nigerian actor. He acts great, but there is nothing he acts that Antar Laniyan will not do just as well. And yet, you rubbish the likes of Antar Laniyan just because he is not based abroad! Our doctors, lawyers, sportsmen, IT specialists...we only appreciate them when they have moved abroad. We do not care for what we have grown in our own backyard.

What you consider RUBBISH is rooted in so many other factors and it is a near miracle that it is breaking forth and inspiring itself to get better by the day, in spite of the odds against it. And the odds are so vast...so vast brother...

Tell your friends we know of the shortcomings they speak of. Tell them Rome did not emerge overnight. Tell them the disorder in the industry responsible for the wishy-washy jobs you speak are being worked on and the continuous shaking will give us an industry we can be prouder of. You will never get rid of the crap, no. Every industry drags its dregs along. But the great ones will shine right out of the junk and you will recognise them. Of the about a 1000 movies Hollywood releases annually, how many do you watch and can say is memorable? The quality will emerge out of the junk. Let them make the junk...That is how you learn. By doing and doing and doing again. Make all the mistakes now...The quality will emerge. Maybe then, your friends will still laugh and you will be the one politely telling them to go jump off the nearest cliff.

Be well buddy.

Sola, am sorry, but I 'll have to say this,............if these great points that you have made cannot change Mr Dude's way of thinking to enable him to reason with the negative chalenges that the Naija Movie Industry are faced with on a daily basis, then nothing and I mean absolutely nothing can.
 

Dakha

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Oga Sola, I salute ooo...yes, alittle bit of tough argum....no analysis and then a common ground...all good for brotherhood....very fine points

@Oga Md-dude...you are welcome to NR. Sure U'll like it here....criticism I preferred much to praise especially for improvement,

Sola, I wonder if the 9ja film directors/producers/actors/actresses/ read this forum??? Will be good if they do at times oo. PEACE!
 

vince

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Me i think all the thing wey the dude has said na long tory.
To me he comes out as someone who really no dey watch naija movies,or else he would have not made such a sweeping condemnation of all naija movies.
Hey dude!Let's see what you really think of naija movies by giving us analysis of each and every movie you watch.
Give us reviews and ratings.
We have a forum for that.
I am very interested to see how you analyse and rate movies.
 
#26
Welcome MD, i agree with you, but just keep critizing them and also encouraging them ,some day there will be a change just as the Area Fada said.
 
#27
Vince

You seem to be suffering from same malady you accusing me - but in constraint sense (PUN INTENDED)- Generalization! You don't expect me to come here to start telling you all the movies I have seen and write an analysis on them- Sir, with all due respect, I have a life. Yes, I can give you some analysis, but I will do that at my own volition and not at your craving- I think you have to understand that.

If you have taken time to read what I wrote and which I have clarified you should have realised that my assertions were based on the NORM. Unless you are telling me that you need me to see all the 1000 movies that get rolled out every week to make judgement. I can only keep up with the NOTED ones and based on the law of sampling can make some good conclusions on them.

I think all you want to hear is that I have an online store that sells Nigerian movies or I am a distributor or a Theo Akabuzi(sp) to believe I am not seeing the Nigerian movies from the eyes of glass but being objective.
 

vince

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Md_dude said:
You seem to be suffering from same malady you accusing me - but in constraint sense (PUN INTENDED)- Generalization! You don't expect me to come here to start telling you all the movies I have seen and write an analysis on them- Sir, with all due respect, I have a life. Yes, I can give you some analysis, but I will do that at my own volition and not at your craving- I think you have to understand that.

If you have taken time to read what I wrote and which I have clarified you should have realised that my assertions were based on the NORM. Unless you are telling me that you need me to see all the 1000 movies that get rolled out every week to make judgement. I can only keep up with the NOTED ones and based on the law of sampling can make some good conclusions on them.

I think all you want to hear is that I have an online store that sells Nigerian movies or I am a distributor or a Theo Akabuzi(sp) to believe I am not seeing the Nigerian movies from the eyes of glass but being objective.
Whatever! :eyes
Me i don't have anything more to say other than this,you're not the only critic on this forum.
We've got plenty and that includes me,so all this talk is just bla bla to me.
You want to tell us how you feel about the flicks you've seen,then see you on the NAIJA MOVIES' forum.
That is where everybody else say what they think of movies they've just seen.
DIS WAN NO BE FIGHT
I'm out of here finally,this is getting boring to me. :eyes
 

Dakha

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...Me too oo, dis wan dey bore me now. Md-dude, dis wan na be helpful critcism from my POV. yor criticism is too broad and bias too..cause there are some 9ja movies that are quite good. com'on, be friendly and try to signal out some movies and their flaws...which obvious you won't be the first to have seen the flaws; and then make suggestions how these could have been made better. That'll be fine and pleasant so go ahead and start a thread.....that is what this forum is about....start a discussion....

Again...UR most welcome ;)
 
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