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Sex for role in Nollywood, so what? - Femi Ogedegbe

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vince

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  1. Enebeli Elebuwa
  2. Mary Okolo
  3. Georgina Onuoha
  4. Tina Mba
  5. Oby Edozie
  6. Clem Ohameze(even though his yoruba is very poor)
  7. Caroline Ekanem
  8. John Paul Nwadike
  9. Robert Peters
  10. Keppy Ekpeyong Bassey
  11. Mercy Johnson
  12. Liz Benson
  13. Gentle Jack
  14. Alex Usifo
  15. Rykardo Agbor
  16. Tuvi James
  17. Desmond Elliot
  18. Kate Henshaw-Nuttal
  19. Patience Useni
  20. Emeka Ike
  21. Tony Umez
  22. Mercy Aigbe
  23. Rosemary Emosan
  24. Rose Odika
  25. Shan George

I will update this post as i remember more of them.
 

takestyle

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vince -

thanks for your list, but i have to admit i have a major problem with it...

a good portion of the names on your list are majjor EMG stars.

while i personally was not aware that the likes of Mercy johnson and Emeka Ike had played lead roles in YMG, their status as A-list EMG stars obfuscates your argument a bit.

i would think that YMG producers' eagerness to work with Emeka Ike, Caroline Ekanem, or Kate Henshaw has less to do with the essential egalitarianism of YMG than it does their desire to capitalize on the wide-reaching star power and box office appeal of these actors.

also: Desmond Elliott is Yoruba, is he not?
 

vince

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vince -

thanks for your list, but i have to admit i have a major problem with it...

a good portion of the names on your list are majjor EMG stars.

while i personally was not aware that the likes of Mercy johnson and Emeka Ike had played lead roles in YMG, their status as A-list EMG stars obfuscates your argument a bit.

i would think that YMG producers' eagerness to work with Emeka Ike, Caroline Ekanem, or Kate Henshaw has less to do with the essential egalitarianism of YMG than it does their desire to capitalize on the wide-reaching star power and box office appeal of these actors.

also: Desmond Elliott is Yoruba, is he not?
There is no doubt that business considerations were part of them featuring in those roles,but atleast,they featured in them.But that is definitely not the only factor.The number of non yoruba actors with no star appeal who feature in YMG flick far outstrip the stars.

As for Desmond,he is half yoruba,half ibo,i think

More to the list:

  1. Hank Anuku
  2. Grace Amah
  3. Ernest Asuzu
  4. Sam Obiakheme
  5. Jummai Joseph
  6. Doris Simeon
  7. Festus Aguebor
  8. Rachel Oniga
  9. Ngozi Nwosu
  10. Ernest Obi
  11. Sam Loco Efe
  12. Grace Everly
  13. Anita Hogan
  14. Elfrida Rowland
  15. Kelvin Ikeduba
  16. Mabel Effanga
  17. Emilia Azu
  18. Patience Ozokwor
  19. Christy Okonkwo
  20. Steph-Nora Okere
  21. Fred Aseroma
 

Folashade

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There is no doubt that business considerations were part of them featuring in those roles,but atleast,they featured in them.But that is definitely not the only factor.The number of non yoruba actors with no star appeal who feature in YMG flick far outstrip the stars.

As for Desmond,he is half yoruba,half ibo,i think

More to the list:

  1. Hank Anuku
  2. Grace Amah
  3. Ernest Asuzu
  4. Sam Obiakheme
  5. Jummai Joseph
  6. Doris Simeon
  7. Festus Aguebor
  8. Rachel Oniga
  9. Ngozi Nwosu
  10. Ernest Obi
  11. Sam Loco Efe
  12. Grace Everly
  13. Anita Hogan
  14. Elfrida Rowland
  15. Kelvin Ikeduba
  16. Mabel Effanga
  17. Emilia Azu
  18. Patience Ozokwor
  19. Christy Okonkwo
  20. Steph-Nora Okere
  21. Fred Aseroma
this name sounds very Ghanaian


we're really one people
 

Sisi

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i've seen this particular sentiment lobbed about a few times in this discussion, but never any real evidence to support it, though...
you are either dragging this tribalism fact that exists in EMG to amuse urself here or you are just a great pretender.
 

Sisi

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  1. Enebeli Elebuwa
  2. Mary Okolo
  3. Georgina Onuoha
  4. Tina Mba
  5. Oby Edozie
  6. Clem Ohameze(even though his yoruba is very poor)
  7. Caroline Ekanem
  8. John Paul Nwadike
  9. Robert Peters
  10. Keppy Ekpeyong Bassey
  11. Mercy Johnson
  12. Liz Benson
  13. Gentle Jack
  14. Alex Usifo
  15. Rykardo Agbor
  16. Tuvi James
  17. Desmond Elliot
  18. Kate Henshaw-Nuttal
  19. Patience Useni
  20. Emeka Ike
  21. Tony Umez
  22. Mercy Aigbe
  23. Rosemary Emosan
  24. Rose Odika
  25. Shan George

I will update this post as i remember more of them.
why bother vince? he shd have picked some yoruba films to enlighten himself.

i thot he knew so much based on the manner of his posts, but alas.................empty vessels make................
 

Sisi

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Really?? Sisi/Omonaija2006 look at what you type and yet you want to be taken seriously. What a joke! :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

of course pple like u won't take this serious.

you thrive and live in ignorance.

sorry dude, the post wasn't meant for folks like u in the first place.
 

Sisi

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My dear, I'm doing good! Thank you again for another beautiful post. People like you encourage others that there is still hope. Tribalism, ethnic stife, division is threatening to rip Africa into shreds! You see it everywhere, on the corporate level, in our churches, in our schools-everywhere. I mean look at how some folks are acting on this thread. Its 2008 and people still can't have a conversation without turning it into an ethnic war. At the end of the day what does anyone gain? Nothing:no solutions or reasonable suggestions.
Just finger-pointing and accusations upon counter-accusations.


@hghlighted: I pray some would listen, for their own good! So many members here are disappointing themselves with the words they spill out: divisive, bitter words! I pray they get delivered of the bile and strife in them.
Thanks again for the post! Simply beautiful!
a pot calling a kettle black!

you must be fooling yourself to think u are worthy of nailing others for the same offence you are guilty of.

charity begins at home. maybe ur advise would be taken seriously after you have owned up to the truth i.e. the tribalism in the EMG. until then, stop playing 'holier than thou' here pls!
 

Sisi

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vince -

thanks for your list, but i have to admit i have a major problem with it...

a good portion of the names on your list are majjor EMG stars.

while i personally was not aware that the likes of Mercy johnson and Emeka Ike had played lead roles in YMG, their status as A-list EMG stars obfuscates your argument a bit.

i would think that YMG producers' eagerness to work with Emeka Ike, Caroline Ekanem, or Kate Henshaw has less to do with the essential egalitarianism of YMG than it does their desire to capitalize on the wide-reaching star power and box office appeal of these actors.

also: Desmond Elliott is Yoruba, is he not?
so how then do you categorize the lead roles consistecy of rachel oniga for instance in yoruba films? they are using her face to sell films too?
see now why i call u a pretender?

the evidence of the YMG openess/welcomeness even shows as in, most of the time the non-yorubas casted get lead roles be you a known face or not. this has faulted ur arguement as not just A listed EMG artists are given lead roles all the time.
 

Sisi

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to the moderators, cld u pls help import the interview whereby honourable's uncle yemi solade spoke about the discrimination he experienced auditioning for an EMG role.
 

rudeboy

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Ramsey - half yoruba/half lebanese.
OmoT - Yoruba
Genny - Igbo
Na lie o, Vince!

Ramsey is from Jibya, a border town in Katsina and Niger Republic. Can't you see he's fake oyibo fulani man? Even Emeka Ike no agree marry from there, he chose his bride from a tribe called half cast! Anyways...

OmoT is an Igbo girl (born, bread and buttered in Iyani Ipaja) who speaks Yoruba fluently! Her husband is an Edo pilot who is always busy buying and replacing her big big cars or diamond rings stolen by house boys etc.

Genny is from Niger Delta! Not the Igbo speaking part o! She is not from the same village as Julius Agwu. Infact she is a kinswoman of Tom Atake. I don't know why folks think Niger Delta is the same as Igbo?

Sola Osofisan is the one who is a complete Igbo man. He is from Isiala Ngwa geographically located in the present Abia State of Nigeria. He is the tallest man in his village. He used to be a marketer before his fellow marketers banned him!

And Vince, I am sure you are not sure if you come from Ikot Obudu, Ikot Ekpene or Ikot Abasi! But just like Take Style, I am a Yoruba man. The name of my village is Owo. If you come into Owo, the first house on the left, behind it is my house.
 

kolinzo

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There is no doubt that business considerations were part of them featuring in those roles,but atleast,they featured in them.But that is definitely not the only factor.The number of non yoruba actors with no star appeal who feature in YMG flick far outstrip the stars.

As for Desmond,he is half yoruba,half ibo,i think

More to the list:

  1. Hank Anuku
  2. Grace Amah
  3. Ernest Asuzu
  4. Sam Obiakheme
  5. Jummai Joseph
  6. Doris Simeon
  7. Festus Aguebor
  8. Rachel Oniga
  9. Ngozi Nwosu
  10. Ernest Obi
  11. Sam Loco Efe
  12. Grace Everly
  13. Anita Hogan
  14. Elfrida Rowland
  15. Kelvin Ikeduba
  16. Mabel Effanga
  17. Emilia Azu
  18. Patience Ozokwor
  19. Christy Okonkwo
  20. Steph-Nora Okere
  21. Fred Aseroma
Thank you very much vince. I was going to give him a list before, but I deleted it because the guy does not want to believe what is going on in the industry. You have listed over forty names of non-yoruba actors who have acted major roles in YMG -and that's just a tip of the iceberg. As long as there is tribalism in the industry, we will continue to point it out. If they like they can get mad, but the truth will be told.smokin:smokin:
 

vince

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Na lie o, Vince!

Ramsey is from Jibya, a border town in Katsina and Niger Republic. Can't you see he's fake oyibo fulani man? Even Emeka Ike no agree marry from there, he chose his bride from a tribe called half cast! Anyways...

OmoT is an Igbo girl (born, bread and buttered in Iyani Ipaja) who speaks Yoruba fluently! Her husband is an Edo pilot who is always busy buying and replacing her big big cars or diamond rings stolen by house boys etc.

Genny is from Niger Delta! Not the Igbo speaking part o! She is not from the same village as Julius Agwu. Infact she is a kinswoman of Tom Atake. I don't know why folks think Niger Delta is the same as Igbo?

Sola Osofisan is the one who is a complete Igbo man. He is from Isiala Ngwa geographically located in the present Abia State of Nigeria. He is the tallest man in his village. He used to be a marketer before his fellow marketers banned him!

And Vince, I am sure you are not sure if you come from Ikot Obudu, Ikot Ekpene or Ikot Abasi! But just like Take Style, I am a Yoruba man. The name of my village is Owo. If you come into Owo, the first house on the left, behind it is my house.
LOL!I gat ya point!:D
 

vince

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Thank you very much vince. I was going to give him a list before, but I deleted it because the guy does not want to believe what is going on in the industry. You have listed over forty names of non-yoruba actors who have acted major roles in YMG -and that's just a tip of the iceberg. As long as there is tribalism in the industry, we will continue to point it out. If they like they can get mad, but the truth will be told.smokin:smokin:
The EMG landscape of the 90s and the early part of 2000s promoted so much diversity,togetherness, and level playing field for any Nigerian citizen who wanted to be an actor, because full time producers were at the helm of things back then,until the marketers took things over and displaced the producers.Since then EMG has never been the same again.The EMG sector used to belong everybody and not just a particular ethnic group.

Ofcourse the EMG producers' share of the blame is considerable, due to their corrupt mismanagement of the marketers' money allocated them for movie productions.As a matter of fact,in hindsight,they are the chief cause of what has become of the EMG sector today.

While it is a great pity that things have turned out this way,thing can still be reversed to be like in the early times.We are watching.
 

takestyle

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The EMG landscape of the 90s and the early part of 2000s promoted so much diversity,togetherness, and level playing field for any Nigerian citizen who wanted to be an actor, because full time producers were at the helm of things back then,until the marketers took things over and displaced the producers.Since then EMG has never been the same again.The EMG sector used to belong everybody and not just a particular ethnic group.
this is another canard i've heard bandied about for years here and i'm not sure exactly what it means.

who are the "full time producers" who left EMG? who are these marketers who supposedly took over? and when exactly did this change occur?

can you give me some clarity on the issue?
 

vince

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this is another canard i've heard bandied about for years here and i'm not sure exactly what it means.

who are the "full time producers" who left EMG? who are these marketers who supposedly took over? and when exactly did this change occur?

can you give me some clarity on the issue?
TS,i don't think i want to do a list for you this time around,but maybe you need to find some old nollywood homvies to know them.There used to be a clear dichotomy between producers and marketers in those days.Everybody stayed in the areas where they know best,unlike now.
Marketers funded and marketed movies,while producers took care of the movie productions proper.Just like it is still done in the YMG sector today.
 

takestyle

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TS,i don't think i want to do a list for you this time around,but maybe you need to find some old nollywood homvies to know them.There used to be a clear dichotomy between producers and marketers in those days.Everybody stayed in the areas where they know best,unlike now.
Marketers funded and marketed movies,while producers took care of the movie productions proper.Just like it is still done in the YMG sector today.
somehow i knew you were going to say that.... in fact, in my post i originally wrote "and please don't tell me to find that info for myself because you can't be bothered"... but i edited that out because i wanted to give you the benfit of the doubt.

i believe that when anybody makes a statement that professes to factual, they should be prepared to back it up with evidence. you have refused to do this... so i don't know why you expect me to accept your statement as fact.

why should i accept that it is true? because you said it? what is it based on?
 
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