Silent scandal starring Genevieve and Uche Jumbo

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Mkgirl

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sky_flies

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Even when she granted interview, she never for once mentioned director's name. Isnt he the biggest persion on the project. Why should his name be missing on the trailer, posters and even interview. Even on the credits, you have to personally look for it. I expected to see something like " A TK Falope film".


That was a slap on his face cos if i can remember its produced by Vivian Ejike, i should be able to remember the director as well.
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No MW!!

It couldn't have been a "T.K Falope film" because the film is owned by Vivian Ejike (the writer and producer) who is by the way more popular that T.k Falope.

Only in cases where the producer is not as famous as the director does he/she allow the director of such privileges or honor....... And sometimes it could contractual.

At the end of the day, disputes resolved or not, viewers have asked questions about director..... So he is on advantage...... The whole buzz is even making him more popular....
 

moviewizard

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:knuck

No MW!!

It couldn't have been a "T.K Falope film" because the film is owned by Vivian Ejike (the writer and producer) who is by the way more popular that T.k Falope.

Only in cases where the producer is not as famous as the director does he/she allow the director of such privileges or honor....... And sometimes it could contractual.

At the end of the day, disputes resolved or not, viewers have asked questions about director..... So he is on advantage...... The whole buzz is even making him more popular....

Sky, as far as i knw. Every movie made is a director's film. And why cant it be a TK Falope film? What has popularity got to do with it? She contracted him cos she felt he was capable, he shot the movie with his own style, interpretation and that makes him credible to be given such rights. Its only in nollywood we would start having baseless arguements like this. It cant be a Vivian Ejike film, she only wrote and produced rather it would be "A vivian Ejike" production. It is a TK Falope film cos he directed. Thats the way its done.
 

sky_flies

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Sky, as far as i knw. Every movie made is a director's film. And why cant it be a TK Falope film? What has popularity got to do with it? She contracted him cos she felt he was capable, he shot the movie with his own style, interpretation and that makes him credible to be given such rights. Its only in nollywood we would start having baseless arguements like this. It cant be a Vivian Ejike film, she only wrote and produced rather it would be "A vivian Ejike" production. It is a TK Falope film cos he directed. Thats the way its done.
Okay oh MW!!..... Baseless arguements over!!!
 

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No MW!!

It couldn't have been a "T.K Falope film" because the film is owned by Vivian Ejike (the writer and producer) who is by the way more popular that T.k Falope.

Only in cases where the producer is not as famous as the director does he/she allow the director of such privileges or honor...
Mai man, you need to stop yarning opaks dia. As long as there is a director attached to a project, whose vision is realised in the making, it is THE DIRECTOR's film. It doesn't matter if the person who hired him is also the producer and writer. It is NOT Ejike's film, but it is Ejike's production. World of difference. It has NOTHING to do with popularity. What are you talking about? You be newbie?
 

Sola

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Sky, as far as i knw. Every movie made is a director's film. And why cant it be a TK Falope film? What has popularity got to do with it? She contracted him cos she felt he was capable, he shot the movie with his own style, interpretation and that makes him credible to be given such rights. Its only in nollywood we would start having baseless arguements like this. It cant be a Vivian Ejike film, she only wrote and produced rather it would be "A vivian Ejike" production. It is a TK Falope film cos he directed. Thats the way its done.
No mind the man jare. E no sabi wetin him dey talk.

Okay oh MW!!..... Baseless arguements over!!!
But na your case dey baseless now!
 

sky_flies

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Mai man, you need to stop yarning opaks dia. As long as there is a director attached to a project, whose vision is realised in the making, it is THE DIRECTOR's film. It doesn't matter if the person who hired him is also the producer and writer. It is NOT Ejike's film, but it is Ejike's production. World of difference. It has NOTHING to do with popularity. What are you talking about? You be newbie?
Guess, I misplaced the highlighted..... And you're right!!!

I need that thing they call 're-occurence training'.......action-s:
 

wendydoks

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Really!!? Ebere has always been a classic act oh!!..... I've long believed and still believe she's a fine gift to the Nigeria movie industry.... Its only that we (in Nollywood) don't write challenging roles for the older actors...... Most of them are tied down to acting one pattern or no pattern. Though, there are excellent actors among them and Ebere Okaro is one of them



I know the movie has new acts. Some of the actors in it are the guys who star in Nigeria soap operas, the director is not a prominent one (to say he has no massive break in Nollywood)..... He hails from the Eastern Nigeria BUT can't remember his name...... Thats the little I know if I am not mistaking it. The movie I refer to was shot early last year...... Confirm if its it Ma'am
Honestly she did impress me alot. Nollywood needs to use her more often and yes like u pointed out, older actors do not get good roles or shud i say a variety of roles to explore with. I know she is in "Warrior's Heart" but she played a female dibia.

where the comrade is concerned, yes the movie is suppose to have started last yr..prolly early last yr. i hope it comes out good but its really taking 4eva. i dont know if its been completed cos aparently OC is suppose to be in school now for acting? i doubt if its for the role. either way, i need to see him in another movie after whitewaters. all the same, thanks Sky.

pix from the movie i got from his fbk page
 

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Mai man, you need to stop yarning opaks dia. As long as there is a director attached to a project, whose vision is realised in the making, it is THE DIRECTOR's film. It doesn't matter if the person who hired him is also the producer and writer. It is NOT Ejike's film, but it is Ejike's production. World of difference. It has NOTHING to do with popularity. What are you talking about? You be newbie?
why r u guys crying over spilt milk? get over it. falope dude aint crying but you. He isnt stupid. he is aware of the reasons behind the arrangement. he showed up to the premiere as happy as vivian. You guys are the ones making an issue out of it. The movie clearly states "A Vivan Ejike Movie". you r here arguing over it. If the movie were a Gigli, we wouldnt be having this convo. let go of it.Its not his movie. and yes, u r right, the director owns a movie but he just doesnt own this one it seems. maybe u shud have someone interview him to clear the air out some for you guys? since its really itching alot of people.while others r curious. i am definitely curious as well lol
 

BabyP

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So, to watch or not to watch, THAT is the question....!
Lol! Aunty Biks Happy New Year oh! and Yes its definitely a Watch.

Its not the best movie around but it is refreshing.
Genny plays the coldhearted rich woman to the T.
Ebele Okaro- now this lady knows how to act. She was flawless in this movie and her grandma role was so believable.
Majid was good and I love his expressions in the movie
Genny's daughter in the movie(don't know her name) was also good.
Uche did a great job as the supportive friend.
The story was good but had some loopholes in it. Like how come a rich woman couldn't locate somebody especially when she was that influencial? what happened to the Hausa politician guy and that storyline?
and why did Majid have to put that mask over his face at the end? this one is my own question cause that was a stupid disguise. A simple baseball cap lowered to his eyes would have sufficed.

In all, great movie, picture and acting. 8.95/10
 

wendydoks

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Really!!? Ebere has always been a classic act oh!!..... I've long believed and still believe she's a fine gift to the Nigeria movie industry.... Its only that we (in Nollywood) don't write challenging roles for the older actors...... Most of them are tied down to acting one pattern or no pattern. Though, there are excellent actors among them and Ebere Okaro is one of them



I know the movie has new acts. Some of the actors in it are the guys who star in Nigeria soap operas, the director is not a prominent one (to say he has no massive break in Nollywood)..... He hails from the Eastern Nigeria BUT can't remember his name...... Thats the little I know if I am not mistaking it. The movie I refer to was shot early last year...... Confirm if its it Ma'am
OC doesnteven kn o when the movie is coming out. the movie director's name is Mak Kusare. doesnt sound Igbo. we must be tlkin abt two diff. movies.


@Mkgirl thx. she looks pretty esp the dress.
 

barbarellanoir

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I just watched this movie...It was not bad at all, but it fell short of my expectations.
As Angela mentioned, (and I noticed) one whole segment of the movie was practically another version of "Daddy's little Girls"..the whole driver scenario with Majid as Idris Elba, and Genny as Gabriel Union. I also feel that some of the characters could have been either developed more, or eliminated....The movie already had some heavyweights...no need for the extras if they couldn't deliver.
..Genny, Majid, and veteran Ebere were a pleasure to watch...no shock here.

Overall, Vivian is trying to do something new here, so I salute her for that, and hope to see more. She definitely scored an A+ for packaging and presentation. The movie poster alone, is a welcome departure from the Idumota standard chop and paste style.
 
Vivian Ejike adds her name to a list of emerging female directors working in film industries known as ‘Nollywood’ based in Nigeria, and the Ghana Film Industry, located in the Republic of Ghana. This list of directors includes names like Stephanie Okereke, Shirley Frimpong Manso and Emem Isong.

Overview

Silent Scandals is a film written and produced by Vivian Ejike, and tells a story of a woman named Jessy (depicted by superstar actor Genevieve Nnaji); an uptight, demanding, overly-wound, career-driven woman and single-mother to daughter Ella, played by new actor Chelsea Eze.

Both mother and daughter unknowingly become romantically involved at different points in time, to a man named Neto; a young dweller of the nightlife who is in need of employment in order to help his sick father, portrayed by actor Majid Michael.

Development

Story/Screenplay

The story and screenplay is credited to Vivian Ejike who is also the film’s director. Despite having similar elements to Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls, the two films are fairly different and almost unique from each other. One thing evident in Silent Scandals is the way the characters smoke tobacco, symbolizing hipness or coolness; a consistent visual tick seen regularly in African Cinema.

Also interesting is the early dance club scene which clearly shows men dancing with one another.

Pre-production

Performances

Genevieve Nnaji

In this film, Genevieve Nnaji is again paired with Majid Michael in a romance that isn’t as engaging or compelling compared to when we last saw them on screen together, in Chisom Juliet Okereke’s Emerald; a love story about reincarnation, uninhibited passion and second chances. Although, what makes Emerald so wonderful in its narrative as opposed to Silent Scandals is its build up to its climax, which offers reasonable amount of tension, sufficing viewers emotional longing for cinematic closure within a romance.

Genevieve Nnaji executes her role exceptionally well.

Score: 8/10

Majid Michael

Majid Michael is Neto, a young man romantically involved with Ella (Chelsea Eze) and is soon in need of money to help provide for his sick father. He seeks out employment from a company and becomes Jessy’s personal driver; all the while, being unaware of Ella’s relationship to Jessy, with Jessy being Ella’s mother.

Majid’s hairstyle seemed a bit odd and appeared outdated in this role as Neto. However, his performance was on par with Genevieve at every step.

Score: 8/10

Uche Jombo

Uche Jombo is cast as Muky (Jessy’s girlfriend) and gives one of the better performances of the film. The weave she wore in Jessy’s office during her pep talk was both delicious and delightful. :)

Score: 9/10

Chelsea Eze

Chelsea Eze makes her film debut in the role of Ella, Jessy’s disobedient and troublesome daughter who shoplifts and steals her way out of her mother’s home, and into her grandmother’s heart. Jessy’s sole desire is to see her daughter follow in her footsteps and be a business-minded and career-driven woman, but Ella would rather choose to free her love, and lose herself in the arms of her boyfriend Neto. While improving upon her academic studies due in part to her grandmother’s encouragement, Ella seeks to pursue her dream of becoming a model, getting both her grandmother’s approval and financial assistance.

Chelsea Eze is a beautiful actor with gorgeous and elegant facial features resembling Genevieve Nnaji, making the role Ella an easy sell; her performance is noteworthy.

Score: 7/10

Stan Ndu

Stan Ndu costars as Neto’s best friend Jay Jay (Richie), and delivers the film’s weakest and most unimpressive performance.

Score: 4/10

Production

Lighting & Sound

Lighting is barely sufficient, and sound is horridly permissible. Lighting was done by Emmanuel Omotoyinbo, while sound was conducted by Shina Sulthan.

Score: 5/10

Make-up & Wardrobe

I think the function of a good costume designer is to create and choose costumes that enhance an actor’s performance by enabling actors to become one with their outfit(s), which becomes an extension of their character that actors can also use as movie props. In this film, most of that extension is seen in the runway scenes of the fashion shows, but I didn’t get a sense of this with the wardrobe of any of the lead actors.

Make-up was handled by Ijadeegbin Consult, with wardrobe titled to Uche Nancy.

Score: 9/10

Post-production

Editing

The scenes between Ella and her grandmother are fairly long, and could have been shorter in length. One scene in particular is when Ella and Neto are reacquainted and have lunch, segueing into a lengthy flashback sequence. Though realistic in time, the scene carried on too long, seeing that in film the element of time is accelerated.

Editing was completed by Okey Benson.

Score: 7/10

Music/Film Scoring

Both music and scoring was orchestrated by Austin Erowele, and is certainly the movie’s strongest point. Once again, nice job Austin, keep up the good work!

Score: 10/10

Director

The film appears to be shot in the hand-held/steadicam style for the most part, and doesn’t exhibit great emotion by not accentuating the actors’ faces with close-ups.

Score: 7/10

Conclusion

Closing words

In closing, I would not recommend buying or viewing this movie for two reasons. One is that its dramatic structure isn’t unique or interesting enough to fully connect with or captivate its viewers; the second reason being that its production quality is too low for acceptable and convenient viewing.

Aggregate score

74% rating

Personal score

I give this film 2 out of 4 stars!

Creativity: :wilted_rose::wilted_rose:

Production: (0 fresh roses)


Silent Scandals
Dang. What a recommendation. Good thing I bought & watched the DVD before reading feedback from critics.:D

Needless to say, I loved it. The only drawback for me was the unnecessarily long flashback scene (explaining how & why Ella did not go to London as planned) otherwise the movie was largely good to go. Good stuff by Vivian.
 
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dododudu

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Nice movie.
Genny looked very good in it, she pulled off the role of a mother well, without looking drab and silly.

I have a BIG issue with Majid's character having a mother who looked very Nigerian and a father who looked over black and naija!! Dammit! Even a blind man can see that majid got some white blood in him!!! Why didnt they get even an albino man to play his father!!!???? hiiiiiiisssss Seriously! Or say he was adopted or something!
 
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