Movies where singers could not sing

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Angela81

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is it me or is there something called a voice box?

Nonso and Stephanie singing in Ola was not bad. Genevieve in super love was good too. they were not musicals. even if you do not have a good voice, you sing to uplift your spirit. so, if that idea is represented in a movie, it is not that bad and is excusable.

anyone can sing, it doesn't matter how bad if you are supposed to be singing to a person or alone. And, if you don't try to sing in American accent like Ramsey and Bob Manuel. Please, note what I said. if you are singing to yourself or to a person, fine with ME.

but to sing throughout the movie in every scene if you do not have the voice is bad. just one scene, I will forgive, and if the song is not long long long. (these people should start paying royalties. when they pay 50,000 for one line of it must have been love, they will stop)

as for the beyonce Rihhanan type movies. hmmm. just don't make them!

we know it Celine Dion singing and you are lip synching and jumping up and down like Omotola was shaking gragragra. Just don't make those or make them with people who can sing, and please, make use of sound tools.

Johhny Depp was auditioned for Sweeny Todd. he told the director he can sing and they asked him to sing and bring the tape. he did and got the part. he sang and did a great job.

take a cue.


and to those with tunnel vision, who refuse to think outside the box and want to keep hammering in sarcasm about "story". go back and read all the posts, what I have said, what other people have said, is that we will forgive technicalities if you give us a flawless, well structured story. we have never said art direction and technicalities do not matter. we have simply resigned from those where nollywood is concerned. after all, when I watch a movie, no one asks me so, what was the art direction? or what was the lens? they ask me what was the story.
 

takestyle

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and to those with tunnel vision, who refuse to think outside the box and want to keep hammering in sarcasm about "story". go back and read all the posts, what I have said, what other people have said, is that we will forgive technicalities if you give us a flawless, well structured story. we have never said art direction and technicalities do not matter. we have simply resigned from those where nollywood is concerned. after all, when I watch a movie, no one asks me so, what was the art direction? or what was the lens? they ask me what was the story.
Okay... But it's Nollywood movies that you're talking about here, right?

So why are you noticing "technicalities" like whether or not the actor can sing? If the story tells you that the person is a singer, then that should be enough for you. The information has been relayed, and that is that.
 

NTB

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#44
Okay... But it's Nollywood movies that you're talking about here, right?

So why are you noticing "technicalities" like whether or not the actor can sing? If the story tells you that the person is a singer, then that should be enough for you. The information has been relayed, and that is that.
TS, na lie be that one. Singing in a movie is not a technicality abeg :teu26: It is part of the story and the actor should be ready to deliver or should not accept the script.


TS, you should stop chasing Angela81 around the board like ejiji (fly) just so you can attempt to score some brownie points :roll
 

takestyle

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TS, na lie be that one. Singing in a movie is not a technicality abeg :teu26: It is part of the story and the actor should be ready to deliver or should not accept the script.
It is a "technicality."

When I talk about things like art direction and proper sets (eg why are the characters claiming to be in the parlour of their house when it is clearly a hotel lobby?), people tell me that those are "technicalities" and I should focus on "story."

Basically, that means that if the "story" (or plot) TELLS me that it is the parlour of someone's house, then I should just accept that information even though it doesn't LOOK like it and concentrate on the story.

In the same way, if the story TELLS you that a particular character is a singer, then you should just accept it even though they don't SOUND like a singer. The story has told you what you need to know, and if you are asking for more, then you are focusing on "technicalities."

But even more than that, it's a technicality because a big part of the reason these actors sound so bad singing is because anybody trying to sing in a poorly-miked room with horrible acoustics is going to sound like crap, anyway. Not to claim that any of these actors are Luther or Aretha, but they would probably sound a lot better if they were in a professional studio.

In most movies, whenever anybody sings, it's usually pre-recorded... They don't do that in Nollywood, so that is a TECHNICAL failure... It's not the actors' fault.

You can't say "The actor should be prepared to deliver or not take the script"... No, it's the responsibility of the producer and the "technical" team to make sure they sound good. (You think all of those Bollywood stars actually sound so good? I mean, almost all of them are lipsyncing to playback singers, anyway!)

NTB said:
TS, you should stop chasing Angela81 around the board like ejiji (fly) just so you can attempt to score some brownie points
Ummm... First of all, I don't see where I mentioned Angela's name anywhere. I replied to FUNMO.

Secondly, "score points"? Score Points with WHOM, for God's sake? Who am I trying to impress here?

Am I not allowed to express my opinion freely?
 
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Now to this thread:
There was a yoruba movie where Opeyemi Ayeola acted as a singing star, whose boyfriend got jealous of her producer and started to misbehave. Does anyone know the title? Because it was one of the worst efforts I had ever heard - in the singing department. I think I saw it on Youtube or something. Keep it coming folks. :music-smi
I found it. Singing starts from 3:13. :excite Enjoy!!



World class musicians, excellent!! :roll
 

NTB

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Ummm... First of all, I don't see where I mentioned Angela's name anywhere. I replied to FUNMO.

Secondly, "score points"? Score Points with WHOM, for God's sake? Who am I trying to impress here?

Am I not allowed to express my opinion freely?
First check who you quoted on response #43 :teu26:
 

NTB

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It is a "technicality."

When I talk about things like art direction and proper sets (eg why are the characters claiming to be in the parlour of their house when it is clearly a hotel lobby?), people tell me that those are "technicalities" and I should focus on "story."

Basically, that means that if the "story" (or plot) TELLS me that it is the parlour of someone's house, then I should just accept that information even though it doesn't LOOK like it and concentrate on the story.

In the same way, if the story TELLS you that a particular character is a singer, then you should just accept it even though they don't SOUND like a singer. The story has told you what you need to know, and if you are asking for more, then you are focusing on "technicalities."

But even more than that, it's a technicality because a big part of the reason these actors sound so bad singing is because anybody trying to sing in a poorly-miked room with horrible acoustics is going to sound like crap, anyway. Not to claim that any of these actors are Luther or Aretha, but they would probably sound a lot better if they were in a professional studio.

In most movies, whenever anybody sings, it's usually pre-recorded... They don't do that in Nollywood, so that is a TECHNICAL failure... It's not the actors' fault.

You can't say "The actor should be prepared to deliver or not take the script"... No, it's the responsibility of the producer and the "technical" team to make sure they sound good. (You think all of those Bollywood stars actually sound so good? I mean, almost all of them are lipsyncing to playback singers, anyway!)


If the hotel is decorated to resemble a parlor and lives up to expectation and does not obstruct the movie then all is well.

They sound like gini :laugh: You don't even want to go there with me. That sound that they are making are obstructing to my ears.

The actors are part of the problem because some will collect roles that they have no business with and refuses to improve the craft. What stops the actor from doing his/her homework. Yes the producers and directors are wrong too but whose face is been laughed at the end of the day? I have heard some serious bad lip synching from Nollywood actors
 

takestyle

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The actors are part of the problem because some will collect roles that they have no business with and refuses to improve the craft. What stops the actor from doing his/her homework. Yes the producers and directors are wrong too but whose face is been laughed at the end of the day? I have heard some serious bad lip synching from Nollywood actors [/COLOR]
Since when is singing part of the basic job requirement of being an actor in films?

Maybe it was like that in the 1930s and 40s when the musical was a popular genre, so actors were generally expected to be able to dance and sing (and even then, they lipsynced to playback). But in this day and age, it's not the responsibility of the actor to also be a singer.

What "homework" are they supposed to do? If they have no singing talent, are they supposed to magically develop in it in the one week period between the time they receive the script and when the movie starts shooting?

It's up to the producer to make sure the singing sounds good... and if the producer cares that much about the quality of the singing, then he would have hired a professional singer.

But why do that? The producer knows that y'all think the STORY is the most important thing. So enjoy the story, and overlook the singing, just like everything else.
 

NTB

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Since when is singing part of the basic job requirement of being an actor in films?

Maybe it was like that in the 1930s and 40s when the musical was a popular genre, so actors were generally expected to be able to dance and sing (and even then, they lipsynced to playback). But in this day and age, it's not the responsibility of the actor to also be a singer.

What "homework" are they supposed to do? If they have no singing talent, are they supposed to magically develop in it in the one week period between the time they receive the script and when the movie starts shooting?

It's up to the producer to make sure the singing sounds good... and if the producer cares that much about the quality of the singing, then he would have hired a professional singer.

But why do that? The producer knows that y'all think the STORY is the most important thing. So enjoy the story, and overlook the singing, just like everything else.
TS, I never made that statement. No one said they should be professional singers. If you read a script and you know you don’t have what it takes to pull it off and will not invest the time and effort to work the script then do not blame the fans for having a field day on you. I have seen where there were errors on the lip synching and it was not edited out and whose face is projected on the screen the actor or the producer? The fans are not the ones been made a fool of is the point.

This thread is about to see a surge of new members or fake ids attackers :teu26:
 

takestyle

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TS, I never made that statement. No one said they should be professional singers. If you read a script and you know you don’t have what it takes to pull it off and will not invest the time and effort to work the script then do not blame the fans for having a field day on you. I have seen where there were errors on the lip synching and it was not edited out and whose face is projected on the screen the actor or the producer? The fans are not the ones been made a fool of is the point.
Yeah... But it's already been established elsewhere in this thread that there are maybe only two or three major Nollywood actors--four tops--who are also good singers.

So are those two or three or four actors going to act every movie that requires singing?

I see no reason why any actor should not accept a singing role whether they can sing or not. You might laugh at them, but they still get paid good money for the part and the audience will still spend their hard-earned money to see/hear rubbish. Your ridicule isn't going to prevent them from getting work in the future (hell... they'll probably even get more singing parts too!).

In the end, they don't have much to rule... None of it really matters.
 

NTB

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Yeah... But it's already been established elsewhere in this thread that there are maybe only two or three major Nollywood actors--four tops--who are also good singers.

So are those two or three or four actors going to act every movie that requires singing?

I see no reason why any actor should not accept a singing role whether they can sing or not. You might laugh at them, but they still get paid good money for the part and the audience will still spend their hard-earned money to see/hear rubbish. Your ridicule isn't going to prevent them from getting work in the future (hell... they'll probably even get more singing parts too!).

In the end, they don't have much to rule... None of it really matters.
Yes some have named some actors who can carry a tune and this thread is mainly about those you can't carry a tune. No one is trying to take their bread from them and I will spend my bread on Chinese rice while I watch their obstructing sounds oops singing for free.

I rest my case.
 
#56
Can you list any movies (EMG or YMG) where the lead characters had to sing either because they were stars, or church worship leaders, or just in love and singing, and they were absolutely horrible? I will start:
When the heart lies : Omot
Private sin: Genevieve
One on one : Ini Edo, francis duru
Only love: Ini Edo, pat attah
Beyonce and Rihanna: Omotola and nadia.

Can you think of any others?
Oh goodness did you hear that singing in Beauty and the Best by Nadia? Whew! Beautiful woman/actress, but she cannot sing.
 
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