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Madam Dearest

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kolinzo

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samira said:
Ama, some of the scenes in the movie did not add up. They say Daniel was a Ghanaian but his Twi was not good. His Twi does not have to be all that, but they should have had someone who spoke the language better than Daniel did...but he is a wonderful actor and I can understand why they preferred him though. When he went back to Ghana he still spoke Yoruba and that did not make sense to me. His friend was also from Ghana and so the two of them should have been seen speaking in Twi. Even his friend’s daughter kept speaking to him in Yoruba. Had the friend been from Nigeria, it will have been understandable why they spoke Yoruba, as that was the friend’s language. That part of the movie did not flow well. I know it is a Yoruba movie but if you are going to say one is from a certain country and in fact have him acting in that country, then you need to let the story flow well too by having him speak his language with his people. Even the son who was raised in Benin most of his life was also speaking Yoruba...he could have spoke broken English or so.
I c you enjoyed this movie. But I disagree about you stating the movie didn't flow well because the twi wasn't all that. That's what exactly what we get from Hollywood when they play a Nigerian men or an African man role e.g Coming to America( but was a great movie). The story was well told and straight to the point. The only part I saw flaw on the story was at the end of the movie where he was narrating the whole story to both the mom and the son- they didn't have to show to us what we have already seen. A great movie though.
 
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samira

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kolinzo said:
I c you enjoyed this movie. But I disagree about you stating the movie didn't flow well because the twi wasn't all that. That's what exactly what we get from Hollywood when they play a Nigerian men or an African man role e.g Coming to America( but was a great movie). The story was well told and straight to the point. The only part I saw flaw on the story was at the end of the movie where he was narrating the whole story to both the mom and the son- they didn't have to show to us what we have already seen. A great movie though.
Yep, I very much enjoyed the movie and the only part that I referrred to as not flowing well was were he spoke the twi. Also, certain parts to me should have been spoken in twi. If i remember correctly though, in the movie Coming to America, I do not remember them speaking in another language...I thought they all spoke in English although the movie was supposely based in Africa somewhere.
 

vince

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samira said:
I will try that one..if there is a thread about it, i will post my comments there later. thanks
You will want to get your hands on this one called,ETA'NU.It will interest you because it has some islamic flavour in it(one of the leading xter is from a muslim home).
The subtitling job is fair enough to keep you in the know.
I will post more good and well subtitled YMG homvies in the appropriate thread already opened as i come across them.
 
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samira

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vince said:
You will want to get your hands on this one called,ETA'NU.It will interest you because it has some islamic flavour in it(one of the leading xter is from a muslim home).
The subtitling job is fair enough to keep you in the know.
I will post more good and well subtitled YMG homvies in the appropriate thread already opened as i come across them.
Thanks...you know what, the subtitling although not clear sometimes, is not really a problem sha as if one pays close attention to the movie and the events taking place, it is easy to follow and understand what is going on or about to take place. I remember when i used to watch Indian movies without the subtitles, i still managed to understand it and follow the story line. One such movie was mother indian and in fact Ahmed, Akbar, and Anothony...
 

vince

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samira said:
Thanks...you know what, the subtitling although not clear sometimes, is not really a problem sha as if one pays close attention to the movie and the events taking place, it is easy to follow and understand what is going on or about to take place. I remember when i used to watch Indian movies without the subtitles, i still managed to understand it and follow the story line. One such movie was mother indian and in fact Ahmed, Akbar, and Anothony...
Indian movies are very visual or cinematic,and that is why they are easy to follow.Emphasis is placed on action rather than just talking while remaining motionless,as is the case with a lot of nolly homvies.
The less talking in a flick,the better it is to subtitle.
Add these YMG flicks from the NR homve review section to your list:
-IMORAN IKA(Wicked Counselling)
-OGA - CHAMELEON
-ALE ARIWO(NOISY NIGHTS)
-ITAKUN
-EFUNSETAN ANIWURA .This one is particularly recommended.It is a historical account of a real historical figure.The Iyalode Of Ibadan in the 19th century
 

Hubscrown

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I finally saw this movie yesterday and I love the the concept. The man that played "Biodun" (Mr. Akin Lewis) goes to my church in Ikeja Lagos. I spoke with him in church once, but I didn't know he was such a brilliant actor. The man nailed the role more than what I will be expecting from Sola Fosudo.
When they introduce us to Benin Republic family, I thought why now? The first part already looks admirable why bringing another plot into it. But then the drama with the family is also compelling, expecially that razor blade mouth woman called "Remi". Geez the woman with her funny Yoruba accent can rain fire with those mouths. If I'm the kid I will take the chair and whack some teeth out of that cursing mouth. Anyhow, the bad part is that, I didn't get to see Disc 3 of part 2. Dem yeye marketers placed 2 of disc 2 into the case. Now I have to find a way to get the conclusion.
 

Alaaworan

I No Be Gentleman
I go kill someone for a copy of this film o! I have trekked beyond tire to every video shop and import/grocery store I know in New York, to no avail. One of you NR regulars take pity and point me in the right direction now. I don't want to be forced to buy it from these shady Internet movie distributors because I hate supporting pirated movies, but I'll do it if somebody can recommend a trustworthy retailer...
 

lola_americana

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Alaaworan said:
I go kill someone for a copy of this film o! I have trekked beyond tire to every video shop and import/grocery store I know in New York, to no avail. One of you NR regulars take pity and point me in the right direction now. I don't want to be forced to buy it from these shady Internet movie distributors because I hate supporting pirated movies, but I'll do it if somebody can recommend a trustworthy retailer...
u no get pesin for lagos wey you fit ask say make dem buy am send to you? or better yet check all these nigerian movie website and see if any of them have it
 

vince

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Alaaworan said:
I go kill someone for a copy of this film o! I have trekked beyond tire to every video shop and import/grocery store I know in New York, to no avail. One of you NR regulars take pity and point me in the right direction now. I don't want to be forced to buy it from these shady Internet movie distributors because I hate supporting pirated movies, but I'll do it if somebody can recommend a trustworthy retailer...
Please,who can help alaaworan before he commits murder o?!lordering it from naija seems to be the best solution,sha.
 

Flawless

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Finally saw this movie! And wot can I say???
All Hail King Tadeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
All Hail King of Nollywood
Men tis man is a good writer/director and producer.
I love every aspect of the film plus the jara (the all star) dnt knw how I can lay my hand of the disc.
 

olaafol

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Finally saw this movie! And wot can I say???
All Hail King Tadeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
All Hail King of Nollywood
Men tis man is a good writer/director and producer.
I love every aspect of the film plus the jara (the all star) dnt knw how I can lay my hand of the disc.
Flawless, you can get a copy from HERE
 
Imagine o, I have been asking and searching for this particular movie in the video store... chei... finally after good research about this movie... No soul can rent it anywhere.... why? because it is unique and special with special actors and actresses. Went to one of my uncle's house and I was asking the wifey for a movie... she brought out bunch of movies, but guess what, Omo gotta study before she trip on her classes, I asked her if she has seen "Games men play" and she was like yes, I was like the movie I really want to see now is em em em, I have forgotten, and she was like there is this movie called "Madam Dearest (aya mi owon)" I screamed the living shitta outta myself... she gave it to me... she ordered this movie with joy and gladly gave me the movie... I have suffered for this movie, chei. STORY

KUDOS to TADE OGIDAN... Mr man is gifted,for real... Well, don't really have much now cause I haven't seen the movie that much, omo gotta do everything now, sc....wor..... re..... and stuff. I kept forwarding it and crying at thesame time... cause I am missing a lot. I finally saw the last part of it, wow wow, wow.

Opeyemi Aiyeola- I don't know why people don't recognize this Yoruba actors, this sister can act more than all em over rated English bunz.
Biodun: Wetin be hin real name, my mum kept on saying... this man is cute, my dad was even looking at her sha. She no dey fear face... Biodun is a good actor, he made the story real.
Afolayan junior: Babyboy is cute... assorted brother from Lord knows where? But I love him sooo much.
Sola Sobowale- She was just cracking the last ish outta me... especially when baba onikoko came to see them with the baby.
Kofi: That Yoruba was funny men.
Eda Onile Ola: Ko-ri-fi.... Buahahhahahhahha
Bukky Ajayi: Lovely


To top it all: My mum and dad did not even wink eyes, talkless of sleeping... left them watching this movie and I came back to see their eyez wide open... the last 10 mins of the movie made me cry... was my mum begging me? I guess she was crying also.

Tade, You are the best!



When I don finish this movie.... I go come back for more explaination, but until then...... Shakespeare dey call me!
 

Abike

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I was watching part 2 of this movie again last night, and just amazed again at how WELL things can be done in terms of a movie...from the music, lighting, subtitles, wardrobe...this movie is and will always be on point!!!!

Mr. Ogidan, when next can we expect another project of this caliber from you sir?
 

Babyai

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This movie kept me up till after midnight last night - I truly enjoyed it even though it was in yoruba (the subtitling helped). The storyline, acting, everything was on point.

Is Yoruba spoken in Ghana too?
 
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