Nollywood movies are better today than they've ever been

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Honourable

Mr. Naijarules!
U just reminded of this song and :love001:for that

Onye ga agba egwu e ya ga agba egwu
Honourable na-agba egwu
n'akuku uzo nwere ihe na-akuru ya egwu n'ime ohia.
i ga agba egwu
i ga agba egwu...
Buahahahaha!!! Really?? I did?:roll

And that was one of my favorite songs as a chiid growing up o!
Memories of grandma singing me that song, while I wiggled my lirru waist!!:653:

HA! I was a dancing prince and I had no competitors!! Choi! thank you for this!:love004:
 

Irinajoeda

OPOMULERO MOJALEKAN
Na hia you Igbo people come dey relax after you don cause katakata for the other thread abi? Lol...

Anyway, just thought i'd give Takestyle a dose of his own medicine on that thread and it was interesting to see how many ibo folks sprang up to defend theirs but when he made the ludicrous statement about Yorubas, we played it cool (must be the intelligence in our genes, eh?).

And for you Honourable, you were indeed overestimated by me if you could have thought I am Abundantgrace.

Sola as usual is biased towards his Ibo members are they are the jesters and clown of this site so that is understandable. It's sad to see that he decided to put a cap on that thread just after my comment. Somehow sha, I understand his bias.

And to you Takestyle: I never really concealed my identity. I am bold enough to put my point accross without fear of no one! You - I thought should know. I was Peaches and still is and my views of you haven't changed.
 

takestyle

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Na hia you Igbo people come dey relax after you don cause katakata for the other thread abi? Lol...

Anyway, just thought i'd give Takestyle a dose of his own medicine on that thread and it was interesting to see how many ibo folks sprang up to defend theirs but when he made the ludicrous statement about Yorubas, we played it cool (must be the intelligence in our genes, eh?).

And for you Honourable, you were indeed overestimated by me if you could have thought I am Abundantgrace.

Sola as usual is biased towards his Ibo members are they are the jesters and clown of this site so that is understandable. It's sad to see that he decided to put a cap on that thread just after my comment. Somehow sha, I understand his bias.

And to you Takestyle: I never really concealed my identity. I am bold enough to put my point accross without fear of no one! You - I thought should know. I was Peaches and still is and my views of you haven't changed.
What ludicrous statement about Yoruba people did I make, pray tell?

What did I say that provoked you to spit out a laughable distortion of reality like you did?

Look, Peaches... I don't know if you said that stuff to get vengeance on me, but if so, it was a waste of time an energy. I've already told you: I AM AN INDIVIDUAL. If you want to hurt me, attack me personally... Don't talk mess about all Igbos, because I am not responsible for all Igbos.

That much being said, your point was laughable to anybody who knows their history.

You say that Igbos never felt like they were a part of Nigeria and were afraid of the Yorubas?

Rubbish. Who was it who introduced tribalism into Nigerian politics out of fear that an Igbo man might become Premier of the Western Region? Was it not Obafemi Awolowo and his Egbe Omo Oduduwa?

Was that not the beginning of institutionalized tribalism and the mess Nigeria is in now?

(Mind you, I don't blame Yoruba people for this... I blame Awo as an individual, because he appealed to his people's fear of Igbo domination.)

And yes... You DID conceal your identity.
 

Thickmadam

OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!
I don't know about the rest of you but I for one, am tired of this shit.
what is it lately with the i'm igbo i'm yoruba you're a tribalist crap?
it's enough.
WTF? i can't even enjoy a thread these days.
this is enough to turn somebody away from here.

All of you need to cut this shit out.

Sola can open a forum for you guys to go and fight to death, but get out of these threads with that mess.
this is the last i'm going to talk on this.

enough of this.
ENOUGH.
 

kolinzo

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Nice try, but no cigar with the "dampening."

The whole position of "you didn't see the better old classics" is one that Funmo already tried with me, and it holds no water... If you are going to make the comparison, it makes sense to do it randomly, rather than selecting the cream of the crop of the old movies and then comparing it to the average movie of today.
What is most important to me is that she has grasped the ideology behind my position: The idea that old movies were so much better is one that is driven by emotion, sentimentality.

I never said myself that there were NO good movies back then either... But in general, the level of craftsmanship back then was pretty poor compared with today.
Over ten pages and you haven't provided any evidence to back up your claim. To know the best you compare the best. Why do not you bring your best of the recent times and I bring my best of old times? Fair??
 

kolinzo

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Oh Jesus... Are you really serious here? This is just ridiculous.

Does it matter whether or not it was actually CALLED "Nollywood" at the time? The point is that it was the beginning of the development of the format that we NOW know as "Nollywood."

Notice, by the way, that rather than saying "it was one of the first Nollywood movies," I very deliberately referred to it as "one of the earliest movies in the Nollywood cycle" to indicate that regardless of what it was called at the time, it was the beginning of the continuum for the phenomenon that was eventually dubbed "Nollywood."



The difference is that some of us can back up our opinions with objective, empirical facts, though.

And I don't count myself "unfortunate" to be in the minority on ANY issue, actually. As Frederick Douglass said, "Freedom is a road seldom traveled by the multitude."
And your empirical facts mean that they are fact and others' are non facts? I mean have you actually provided the facts you claiming after ten pages??

Again provide fact from the present to prove the past was garbage.
 

chi

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please recommend a few.
my aunt dug out a box of old old movies and i would like to see if she has the recommended ones in it.
unfortunately i watched glamour girls on you tube
TM of all the bunch out there.... the only old flick I can recommend is mortal inheritance
 

chi

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Over ten pages and you haven't provided any evidence to back up your claim. To know the best you compare the best. Why do not you bring your best of the recent times and I bring my best of old times? Fair??
I 'll list the ones produced as far back as 2000 ,

Mission to know where
Distance between
Darkest night
letter to a stranger
Behind closed door
Act of faith
True lies
Dancing heart
Desperate romance
Reloaded
Amazing grace
Before the light
The five apostles
 

Irinajoeda

OPOMULERO MOJALEKAN
Takestyle, it is better to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

Takestyle, let's just say that you leave me in no doubt whatsoever about the manner of person you are.

I am not having any more arguements with you. I'm done with these kind of fights.
 

vince

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please recommend a few.
1)Old Soldier
2)Under Fire
3)Saving Alero
4)Playing Games
5)I Belong
6)Power Of Love
7)Intimate Strangers
8)Felony
9)Igodo
10)Onome
11)Amadas
12)Arrows
13)The Gardener
14)Izaga
15)My Best Friend
16)Broad Daylight
17)Executive Crime
18)The Price
19)7-12
20)Diamond Ring
21)Out Of Bound
22)Passion & Pain
23)Agony Of A Mother
24)Touching Love
25)Throwing Stones
26)The Outsider
27)Rising Sun
28)Market Sellers
29)Never Say Goodbye
30)First Love
31)Footpath(i am not sure i got the title right)
32)Private Sin
33)To Rise Again
34)What I Want
35)Yesterday
36)Love Affair
37)Harbinger
38)Chains
39)For Better for Worse
40)Not Man Enough
41)Above Death
42)Battle Line
43)Church Business
44)Contractors
45)The Pastor & The Harlot
46)Seaprate Lives
47)My Sweetheart
48)My Turn
49)Omen Of Love
50)Emergency Wedding
51)Inheritance
52)Late Marriage
53)Mortal Inheritance
54)To Love A Thief
55)
56)Reckless Heart
57)The Golden Cage
58)The suitors
59)The Last Vote


TM,that is more than a few.See if you can lay your hands on atleast some of them.
Most of them are already productions of the new millenium.Only a few in the list are 90s production.The most current of the movies has 2003 as procuction year.I think that is old enough to qualify as nollywood classic.
 

samira

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Some good movies....at least my favorites

Terrible sin
Confidence
apology
my girl
The outsider
The market sellars
old school
Police recruit
Mama-g in America
Pologamy
Mr. Trouble
Ukwa
Anunuebe
Money love
GSM Wahala
blood sisters
The rejected son
Fire on the mountain
Coronation
Abuja boys
family friend
Jealous lovers
 

Thickmadam

OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!
1)Old Soldier
2)Under Fire
3)Saving Alero
4)Playing Games
5)I Belong
6)Power Of Love
7)Intimate Strangers
8)Felony
9)Igodo
10)Onome
11)Amadas
12)Arrows
13)The Gardener
14)Izaga
15)My Best Friend - is this the one with ngozi ezeonu where she married her friend for her husband so that they could have kids? will it be considered early movies??
16)Broad Daylight
17)Executive Crime
18)The Price
19)7-12
20)Diamond Ring
21)Out Of Bound
22)Passion & Pain
23)Agony Of A Mother
24)Touching Love
25)Throwing Stones
26)The Outsider - if this is the one with omotola and her step mother being absolutely horrible to her because she was from anther tribe, then yes i've seen it, and it was a good movie.
27)Rising Sun would this be considered early movie? you already know how i feel about this.
28)Market Sellers
29)Never Say Goodbye
30)First Love
31)Footpath(i am not sure i got the title right)
32)Private Sin
33)To Rise Again
34)What I Want
35)Yesterday
36)Love Affair
37)Harbinger
38)Chains
39)For Better for Worse
40)Not Man Enough
41)Above Death
42)Battle Line
43)Church Business
44)Contractors
45)The Pastor & The Harlot
46)Seaprate Lives
47)My Sweetheart
48)My Turn
49)Omen Of Love
50)Emergency Wedding
51)Inheritance
52)Late Marriage
53)Mortal Inheritance
54)To Love A Thief - did you mean to recommend this? i reviewed this, even you called it empty


TM,that is more than a few.See if you can lay your hands on atleast some of them.
Most of them are already productions of the new millenium.Only a few in the list are 90s production.The most current of the movies has 2003 as procuction year.I think that is old enough to qualify as nollywood classic.
Thank you vince, but now i'm horribly horribly confused.
what time period are we talking about?
i understood TS to mean early early, like glamour girls early, (where eucharia could still act as a young school girl)
most of the movies listed here are later movies.
i've seen the highlighted ones.
i'm going to my aunt's in two weeks, hopefully she's got some of these.

For my own clarification, can we put some dates on this discussion?
which years do you consider early/classic years for the nigerian movie industry? i'll go as far back as when ngozi ezeonu and eucharia were still acting as young sisi eko's and "runs" girls. (now they act only as mama and wife)

dates would be very helpful.
 

vince

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Thank you vince, but now i'm horribly horribly confused.
what time period are we talking about?
i understood TS to mean early early, like glamour girls early, (where eucharia could still act as a young school girl)
most of the movies listed here are later movies.
i've seen the highlighted ones.
i'm going to my aunt's in two weeks, hopefully she's got some of these.

For my own clarification, can we put some dates on this discussion?
which years do you consider early/classic years for the nigerian movie industry? i'll go as far back as when ngozi ezeonu and eucharia were still acting as young sisi eko's and "runs" girls. (now they act only as mama and wife)

dates would be very helpful.
TM,there are movies that are of the 90s in the list,but a lot more are in the new millenium.Like i already said,2003 is old classic nollywood for most.Besides,these are the ones i can remember.My memory cannot go far back into the 90s.So manage those.You are not going to be able to get most of them,anyway.
Here is another of early 2000s,THE KINGMAKER,produced by Olu Jacobs.
 

Thickmadam

OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!
TM, i have lots of the ones i mentioned and some of the ones in Vince's...if you want them just holla.:bouncy
I DO I DO....
it's for research purposes :bouncy, make i go highlight the ones wey i don see already, the one wey i never highlight, na dem wey i would like to have. thank you very much for aiding in my research. grinning:

Terrible sin
Confidence
apology
my girl
The outsider - is this the one with omotola?
The market sellars - liked this one
old school - this will go down with the classics grinning:
Police recruit
Mama-g in America
Pologamy
Mr. Trouble
Ukwa - i didn't like this, but then again, i've not always been a fan of nkem owoh's. haven't found him particularly funny.
Anunuebe
Money love
GSM Wahala
blood sisters - another one going down with the classics
The rejected son
Fire on the mountain
Coronation
Abuja boys
family friend
Jealous lovers
 

vince

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I'll have to admit that not all the homvies on the list have been recommended by me,but they are classics.Most of them i recommend,though.
Thickmadam said:
To Love A Thief - did you mean to recommend this? i reviewed this, even you called it empty
 

vince

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Thickmadam said:
15)My Best Friend - is this the one with ngozi ezeonu where she married her friend for her husband so that they could have kids? will it be considered early movies??
26)The Outsider - if this is the one with omotola and her step mother being absolutely horrible to her because she was from anther tribe, then yes i've seen it, and it was a good movie.
27)Rising Sun would this be considered early movie? you already know how i feel about this.
They are all "early" flicks in nollywood speak.Early 2000s are early enough.
 
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