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Discussion in 'AFRICAN MOVIE REVIEWS' started by Beautiful_Soul, Sep 19, 2011.

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  1. ssergit

    ssergit ..still The Drama Queen!

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    :roll :roll

    WRONG decision, look past the name. But I honestly think the name is a nickname in the movie, shebi they called the police lady 'Commando'....really can't ne real name. You no see me dey abbreviate am to Tita for all my posts in this thread? Because I no see how human go bear Titanium! Haba.
    Ironia no bad sha.....Dat Molybdenia wey you add so go make people twist tongue and spit blood tire! sweat: NNa, abeg, Ghana accent is not very word-friendly sometimes. Just like you go see Onitsha man spit out his whole tongue from calling 'Ironia'! sweat: People wey dey call 'Linus' 'Rinus'? 'Rice' is 'Lice' and 'school' is ''schooru'?? ha ha ha , make I commot here before the Igbo/Onitsha people beat me O jare.
     
  2. vince

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    I guess you are right there, soul. "Pandania" sounds like the name of a country or continent.
     
  3. vince

    vince Well-Known Member

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    Lol!
     
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    vince Well-Known Member

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    Abike, seriously. Why this self-loathe agenda all these African scriptwriters(read, Nigerian/Ghanian) are pushing at their local African audiences via the use of the rejection of indigenous names? Why leave the beautiful african names out of their supposed AFRICAN stories that are about AFRICANS and opt for the use of crazy sounding foreign names? This trend beggars belief and makes absolutely no sense, whatsoever.
    Maybe they think it's cool to use this names in their tales to make them feel modern. But that is just totally ignorant, childish and retarded. And above all, it makes an African movie feels FAKE.
     
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  5. vince

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    Sorry, ssergit, but i just can't look past these very weird naming trend. Why? Is this some sort of agenda to make us loathe who we are as Africans? I don't get it. This trend is a complete disrespect of what is AFRICAN and i just can't look past that.

    This is much more than just "naming" trend thing, ssergit. This goes straight into our subconscious. As Africans, and indeed as humans, our subconscious is being gradually programmed - by these kind of movies with their non-african naming trend - to gradually hate and reject anything and everything African, because - most folks do not know this - our subconscious makes our every day decisions for us. Consciously, you will say something like, "it is only a name. No big deal." But unconsciously, you will find yourself slowly dropping African names and preferring the foreign ones. That is your programmed subconscious making your choices for you without you even noticing it, perhaps until it is too late. And that is even if you are lucky. We need to be very very wary of these things that we mostly believe as harmless. Let me tell you, ssergit, that they are far far from harmless.

    I will never ever watch any Nigerian or Ghanian flick in which the majority of the names used in it are not indigenous, no matter how good the production is. Because the last thing i want is to subject myself to surreptitious reprogramming into self-loathe of my "Africanness". That, i will never permit to happen.
     
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    Vince, this is not a made up name by the scriptwriters. Initially, I actually thought that the name was a copy cat from Tatyana Ali's (Actress in Fresh Prince of Bel Air) name. But, she spells her's differently...so I goggled it and found out that the baby girl name Titiana is pronounced as TIH-SHAENah †. Titiana's language of origin is Latin and it is used largely in the Romanian language. Titiana is a variation of Tiziana (German and Italian).

    The types of names being used in the movies does not fully influence people. As in both Ghana, Nigeria and Barbados etc, like in many other former colonies, people have long had "respectable" English names which no-one questions... names like John, James, Stella, Genevieve, Sarah, David etc. This is something that has been stemmed in some of us for so long....we think everything foriegn is better. The movies may have its share of the blame too but it comes mainly from being colonized.

    Although in Ghana you will see people with "respectable" English names, you will be surprised to see that lots of other Ghanaian use their traditional names regardless of what is portrayed in the movies.

    Titiana - Meaning of the girl name Titiana at Baby Names Pedia
     
  7. ssergit

    ssergit ..still The Drama Queen!

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    I totally understand where you are coming from Vince. I was just pulling your legs and I do understand the harm in slowly losing our names in public things like TV. I know i have not been able to watch any movie after 'Beyonce'. The stupidity behind calling people Rihanna, Beyonce, and I hear there is a Gaga in movies in Africa is annoying to me.

    Ok, i am partially guilty in the naming thing. I only use my Spanish/English name publicly. My igbo name is used by family members/long known friends. That to me, is how I recognize at first glance people who really do know me from root/home base. You call me Stella, I know you met me in Primary/early secondary school if you add an E to it, I know you met me in college and you call me Ijay, I will relate better with you as that to me mean say you know me more personal.
    I don't use a middle name on my govt doc. I save Ijay for home.

    Sometimes though, I know I've marveled at how some parents in this day name their kids all native name, NO english/dictionary name. Like. Adekunle Oyemefun Lawal etc. I've wondered why no Bible name at least.

    As for me sha, my kids would have a Bible name. Could be first/middle name.

    Yes, i agree that our movies would have a home touch though IF we have native names in them more than Titanium and Peroxide and Cyanide and Gaga and Wacko etc
     
  8. samira

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    ssegit, I find it quite annoying too when I see names such as the highlighted names being used in our movies. But, they really do it as it will generate more attention and sales for them. I cannot blame them though although it is annoying.
     
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    finally i watched this movie, it was good, but i disagree with those who are saying that every aspect of the movie was great, i felt there were poor acting here and there, for example the guy who one of the girls had a crush on, men that guy cannot act to save his life, in the case of ebi bright, she fluctuates, at one point she is excellent then at another point she is over acting, the charactrs that stood out for me were, yvonne,adjatey(can't spell his name),dumelo,beverly, may be prince david osei and partially the girl that didn't have a boyfriend(the one that was sex starved and masterbating), at some scenes in the movie it seemed like it was stage acting(the scene where they were sitting on a rock by the sea and each were causing out at there guys). the cinematography was good but just avearge.one thing i must say about adulsalam is that his stories and production quality has really improved, all he needs is a great director to execute it properly, not that the directors he has used so far are not doing fine with his movies but i think he should work with better directors. haven said that this is where this is where i will like to say just like i said in some other post sometime ago that pascal amanfo is a much better director than frank rajah arase, the way he presented single six was much more creative and artistic than any movie frank has directed so far.
     
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    I didn't think it was all that either...
     
  11. takestyle

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    ...is "Vince" an African name?

    Just curious.
     
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    "Titania" is definitely not a name made up by the filmmakers. Titania is the name of the Queen of Faerie in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and it has been used extensively in fiction.

    All this worrying over the nefarious intent behind this so-called naming trend is (to cop another line from Shakespeare) much ado over nothing. For one thing, just like you said, thanks to colonialism and Christianity, many Africans do answer to European names. If realism is the goal, then having every single character bear an African name is fantasy. I'll admit that I don't think it's any better to create the situation that you seem have in this Single Six movie where it seems ALL the characters have names like Brad Anderson and Yolanda Williams... but at the same time, there could be fairly valid reasons for giving the characters such names. (For instance, the desire to avoid the movie being too firmly associated with any single nationality in the event of it being exported across the continent and beyond.)

    I don't think there is any "self-loathing agenda" here... That kind of conspiratorial thinking is just off the wall to me. I'd say that anybody who would deprive themselves of what is generally a good film just because the names are not African... Well, I can't dictate their own values for them, but it doesn't make a lot of sense to me.
     
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  13. Dsampler

    Dsampler D. Ultimate Naija Ruler

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    wow!
     
  14. samira

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    @ highlighted....exactly. The African movies have expanded and it is no longer watched sorely by Africans.....and you couldn't have said it any better with your last paragraph Take.

    "I don't think there is any "self-loathing agenda" here... That kind of conspiratorial thinking is just off the wall to me. I'd say that anybody who would deprive themselves of what is generally a good film just because the names are not African... Well, I can't dictate their own values for them, but it doesn't make a lot of sense to me."

    Great response. long time bro.
     
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  15. chi

    chi I am blessed

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    love reading your post .... good to have you back
     
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    But following your line of argument...Hollywood movies are not watched only by Americans...They're watched by other continents...How come we never hear African, Indian, Chinese names in their movies?
    P.S: I don't mind foreign names in Nollywood movies but i don't buy the 'expansion thing' as to why foreign names should be used in our Movies...
     
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    As for foreign names being used in movies, i think it reflects the reality of our society...I think them using only native names wouldn't be real cause that's not reality Cause the truth is many parents nowadays love to give their children foreign names and that's the reality being portrayed in our movies
     
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    He never dissappoints in nitpicking Vince's posts and i wonder why that is...Hmmm...
    So if you want to read more of his posts, ask Vince to post more often...hahahaha
     
  19. Bear Witness

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    Don't be ridiculous, vince did not name himself. lol
     
  20. Bear Witness

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    Really why would somebody not want their movie be associated with their nationality when it is exported across the continent? The movie is already based in Accra. African name was only going to add to the movie not take away from it. Imagine if Chinua Achebe was ashamed or afraid to use real African names when he published Things Fall Apart. Just because colonization brainwashed some of us doesn't mean we should never wake up from it.
     
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