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Is Funke Akindele overdoing it?

Discussion in 'MOVIES IN AFRICAN LANGUAGES' started by proudlyifreke, Apr 30, 2009.

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  1. sidney

    sidney Well-Known Member

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    Ah, so is there a Lagos dialect? Or is it like a funkified version of the Lagos dialect?
     
  2. kolinzo

    kolinzo Oodua4life

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    I'm a proud Jenifa voltron. But you still haven't answered the question I asked you because you know the answers would have proved my point that your opinion doesn't count. If you had said you didn't enjoy the movie I wouldn't have said pim. But the moment you were trying to be a critic and came wayyyy short I knew you were just hating, period!

    If you think Ara-okes were being portrayed in a bad manner in the movie where were Becky and Shakirat from? Weren't they from the same Aiyetoro? Were they portrayed as "bush-meat?" Okay, how about the tailor in the village of Aiyetoro? How about the MTN girl in the village of Aiyetoro? The only people portrayed as "bush-meat" in the movie are Suliat and her brother. I would have suggested you watch it again but that'd be putting you through a water-boarding torture.:roll
     
  3. oloje

    oloje Active Member

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    yeah, they kind of have their own dialet that is funkified and also less deep.
     
  4. oloje

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    yeah, it will be like putting me through a waterboarding torture really. The movie is not that great for me to go through that again, i don't even watch movies twice anyway .
     
  5. kolinzo

    kolinzo Oodua4life

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    For the Gazillionth time the movie is not a comedy.
     
  6. kolinzo

    kolinzo Oodua4life

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    Now that's an opinion that counts.
     
  7. sidney

    sidney Well-Known Member

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    Are you just fighting everyone just because? By the way, I LOVED THE MOVIE!

    And it was a comedy to me. What was it to you? A drama? A suspense thriller? You've got to be kidding. If that was the case then the movie was CRAP as a drama or any other thing than a comedy. Now as a comedy? I thought it was great!

    And being a comedy does not mean it won't have dramatic moments. Most great comedies have a large dramatic element, blended well together.
     
  8. kolinzo

    kolinzo Oodua4life

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    Na who dey fight you?smokin:

    :). Nice try. If you watch Yoruba movies a lot you will see that most of their movies have some comedy to it. The movie has a everything in it, from suspense to drama to comedy to thriller. But to say it is pure comedy is not true.

    BTW, water-boarding works like a charm. Ask those terrorists who had the luxury of going through this enhanced interrogation.grinning:
     
  9. sidney

    sidney Well-Known Member

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    Well the only reason I liked the movie was because it made me laugh. I watched a YMG drama with Ms Akindele where there was little humor in it. Well maybe the humor missed me because I had to rely on subtitles. There might have been humor in the language spoken that I couldn't catch.

    But that movie, where Funke's character is blinded and dumped by her husband, was VERY good! I don't remember laughing at all, but still being taking in by the story and the acting. That movie made me fall in love with Ms. Akindele.

    So to me, and mostly everyone else, Yoruba or otherwise, that I know that have seen the movie, Jenifa was a comedy. I guess you just consider it a very funny drama...
     
  10. Abike

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    You gotta love NR! :)
     
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  11. proudlyifreke

    proudlyifreke NR Sports Analyzer 2008

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    abi! with all d talk-talk,LWKM!!! lets see how successful The Return will be sha...
     
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    toammyb Born to lead and follow

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    No bruv...u got it totally wrong, u meant three GR8 LTRS? :spiny:

    "Ara oke" people are mainly from osun state and oyo state. The most distinct characteristic of their accent is the way the pronounce "s" sound. While we will say "should", the osun/oyo state guy will probably say "sould" (lame example, I know) but u get the gist...they're generally laughed at by the rest of the yorubas cuz they don't need intro when they speak u can tell where they're from. I don't really know why they're called "Ara oke" but that phrase means "people from yonder place" or smth.
     
  14. sky_flies

    sky_flies Well-Known Member

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    I laugh at the part one, I did
    You are not missing anything.... you are rather mixing two different things

    Maybe, my diction confuses my focus but loud & clear 'I don't hate Funke'..... agreeing I'm actually one who is surprised at her success though indifferent about it all.

    @ highlighted, what happened is not the question.... the question is "whats happening with Funke?". The intervals at which she is releasing the sequels of Jenifa reek of stardom addiction & financial desperation, She is the rave of the moment in Nollywood because of what she offered in Jenifa, but like ProudlyIFREKE said she could be a fad as Aki & Paw paw (which vehemently would like to I believe), so why don't she plan for the future rather than eat her cake & have. And have you ever heard me write on how I like & watch Aki, Osuofia or paw paw. I can't remember the last movie I saw of them neither did I see the two of Osuofia in london even though it was one of my favorite producers work... and its for same reasons I didn't see Jenifa 2.... which is financial desperation & lack of vision
     
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    Financial desperation and stardom addiction?Sky,what are you on about?Bringing out a sequel to take advantage of persistent popularity of a very commecially successful homvie can hardly be called an act of financial desperation.
    I don't think the "Jenifa" homvie was all that myself,but,what has the making of a sequel got to do with financial desperation?
     
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    Oga mi Vince, did you read in between lines or you just outline financial desperation & stardom addiction? I am talking of the intervals at which it was released/revealed. The whole movie could have been wrapped up in 1 release but it got to two (not so long) and we are hearing about three again!!! Is it a musical album? Its very desperate to me, I don't know if you get me
     
  18. sidney

    sidney Well-Known Member

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    Nope you are saving only 2 letters..

    "gr8" = 3 key strokes.
    "great" = 5 key strokes..

    So you only saved 2 letters since typing the "8" is the same effort as typing the "e". So the letters you didn't type are two, the "a" and "t".. The "8" replaced 3 letters, but you only saved yourself from typing 2.. :D

    Ah, thanks for the explanation! :fing02:
     
  19. sidney

    sidney Well-Known Member

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    Although I agree more with Vince's view, I do understand what you are saying...
     
  20. sky_flies

    sky_flies Well-Known Member

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    @ Sidney, kosi wahala but I don talk with my little understanding of staying in business. Remember, Sharon Stone? The movie that brought Gene into limelight, its intervals of release were in Gene's favor. It did keep her on constant spotlight. Just when fans of the movie think its over the sequel is on the make. I rest my case
     
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