Tell Nollywood producers what they need to fix

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#21
My Two Kobos

- Match the indoor furnishing with the lifestyle of the character. I don't want to see a supposed Billonaire whose bedroom looks like college dormitory!

- Put paintings on all those white walls to deflect the shadows

- Please utilize other rooms in the house in your films, it was so refreshing to see a very loving, playful scene between Stella D. & her husband in the bathroom while she took a shower in The Widow.

- Please use body doubles

- Please work on your special effects and if you can't do it well then do without it.

- Please work on your car chases - Girls Cot was an embarassement

- Work on your Police/Courtroom scenes, abeg...AABBEG! Police should and lawyers should NOT be in scenes without appropriate props and use of lingo/jargon. Police should know what to do when at a murder scene and not react like the Gate man when oga don die. A lawyer should have documents/briefcase/laptop or something when visiting his client or in the courtroom.

- Please hire trained make up artists and cosmetologists

- Please pay attention to continuity - take pictures of where everything is and make sure when you shoot the next day, everything is back where it was previously

- Please hire a script supervisor to make sure people keep the same information from the beginning of the script to the end. Don't say "He stole my 5mil" in Part 1 then "He stole my 2mil" in Part 12. Agree on the pronounciation of words even if its wrong at least be in one accord! If Ini Edo say GUSHI, everyone should say GUSHI, abeg.

- Please rehearse, rehearse, rehearse the scenes at for two days before shoot to work out kinks

- Please research, research, research serious topics like rape, spousal abuse and medical conditions so they are treated with the gravity they deserve

- Please only cast people who fit the part and who have chemistry with each other for us to believe some of these husband/wife/bf/gf romantic-dramedies

- Please have a table read of the script with your actors, have a serious discussion about everyone's view of the story so they are all on the same page...not that one actor thinks he is in a comedy and another thinks he is in a drama.

- Stop showing the same shot of Lagos and Abuja over and over again

- Close the window in the car scene, we can't hear a word the actors are speaking because of the wind

- Hire enough extras to fill a space if you are having a crowd scene

- No more LONG LONG LONG scenes are the dinner table without conversations

- Stop with the LONG LONG LONG prayer, singing, testifying scenes. We get it. The character is a born again, we get it. Speaking of born again, they don't all dress as if na dem poor pass another persin. The bible didn't says you can't be trendy because you are Christian. Look at the birds, tiger, leopard, flowers, God made them unique, colorful.

- If an actor CANNOT sing, please use a voice over. I don't care if they swear that they sound better than Whitney House pre-crack, don't let them sing, please. Dub someone who CAN sing over them.

- Please stop with the FRIED RICE AND CHICKEN and that useless BLUE drink. Wetin happen to Fanta, Coke, Sprite, Malta, WATER nko? Garri and soup is eaten in EVERY household in Nigeria - poor, middle class and rich.
 
#22
- Match the indoor furnishing with the lifestyle of the character. I don't want to see a supposed Billonaire whose bedroom looks like college dormitory!

- Put paintings on all those white walls to deflect the shadows

- Please utilize other rooms in the house in your films, it was so refreshing to see a very loving, playful scene between Stella D. & her husband in the widow.

- Please use body doubles

- Please work on your special effects and if you can't do it well then do without it.

- Please work on your car chases - Girls Cot was an embarassement

- Please hire trained make up artists and cosmetologists

- Please pay attention to continuity - take pictures of where everything is and make sure when you shoot the next day, everything is back where it was previously

- Please hire a script supervisor to make sure people keep the same information from the beginning of the script to the end. Don't say "He stole my 5mil" in Part 1 then "He stole my 2mil" in Part 12. Agree on the pronounciation of words even if its wrong at least be in one accord! If Ini Edo say GUSHI, everyone should say GUSHI, abeg.

- Please rehearse, rehearse, rehearse the scenes at for two days before shoot to work out kinks

- Please research, research, research serious topics like rape, spousal abuse and medical conditions so there are treated with the gravity they deserve

- Please only cast people who fit the part and who have chemistry with each other for us to believe some of these husband/wife/bf/gf romantic-dramedies

- Please have a table read of the script with your actors, have a serious discussion about everyone's view of the story so they are all on the same page...not that one actor thinks he is in a comedy and another thinks he is in a drama.

- Stop showing the same shot of Lagos and Abuja over and over again

- Close the window in the car scene, we can't hear a word the actors are speaking because of the wind

- Hire enough extras to fill a space if you are having a crowd scene

- No more LONG LONG LONG scenes are the dinner table without conversations

- Stop with the LONG LONG LONG prayer, singing, testifying scenes. We get it. The character is a born again, we get it. Speaking of born again, they don't all dress as if na dem poor pass another persin. The bible didn't says you can't be trendy because you are Christian. Look at the birds, tiger, leopard, flowers, God made them unique, colorful.

- If an actor CANNOT sing, please use a voice over. Dub someone who CAN sing over them.

- Please stop with the FRIED RICE AND CHICKEN and that use BLUE drink. Garri and soup is eaten in EVERY household in Nigeria - poor, middle class and rich.
bb kai.... you jam nail untop head o seriously i bow cause man you are so right!!grinning:
 

lafemmedi

Reaching above and beyond
#23
- Match the indoor furnishing with the lifestyle of the character. I don't want to see a supposed Billonaire whose bedroom looks like college dormitory!
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- Please stop with the FRIED RICE AND CHICKEN and that use BLUE drink. Garri and soup is eaten in EVERY household in Nigeria - poor, middle class and rich.

Gbam! Gbam! Gbam! Can you hear the hallelujah chorus...? Gbam :lol I like the way you talk.
 

Abike

Well-Known Member
#25
BB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:roll :roll :roll

I too have ALWAYS wondered about that Blue drink.....!!! Can they use their hands to eat for once in EMG movies??? I mean, we are Nigerians, all our food items cant be consumed by fork and knife!!!


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- Please stop with the FRIED RICE AND CHICKEN and that useless BLUE drink. Wetin happen to Fanta, Coke, Sprite, Malta, WATER nko? Garri and soup is eaten in EVERY household in Nigeria - poor, middle class and rich.
 

samira

Well-Known Member
#28
- Match the indoor furnishing with the lifestyle of the character. I don't want to see a supposed Billonaire whose bedroom looks like college dormitory!

- Put paintings on all those white walls to deflect the shadows

- Please utilize other rooms in the house in your films, it was so refreshing to see a very loving, playful scene between Stella D. & her husband in the widow.

- Please use body doubles

- Please work on your special effects and if you can't do it well then do without it.

- Please work on your car chases - Girls Cot was an embarassement

- Work on your Police/Courtroom scenes, abeg...AABBEG! Police should and lawyers should NOT be in scenes without appropriate props and use of lingo/jargon. Police should know what to do when at a murder scene and not react like the Gate man when oga don die. A lawyer should have documents/briefcase/laptop or something when visiting his client or in the courtroom.

- Please hire trained make up artists and cosmetologists

- Please pay attention to continuity - take pictures of where everything is and make sure when you shoot the next day, everything is back where it was previously

- Please hire a script supervisor to make sure people keep the same information from the beginning of the script to the end. Don't say "He stole my 5mil" in Part 1 then "He stole my 2mil" in Part 12. Agree on the pronounciation of words even if its wrong at least be in one accord! If Ini Edo say GUSHI, everyone should say GUSHI, abeg.

- Please rehearse, rehearse, rehearse the scenes at for two days before shoot to work out kinks

- Please research, research, research serious topics like rape, spousal abuse and medical conditions so there are treated with the gravity they deserve

- Please only cast people who fit the part and who have chemistry with each other for us to believe some of these husband/wife/bf/gf romantic-dramedies

- Please have a table read of the script with your actors, have a serious discussion about everyone's view of the story so they are all on the same page...not that one actor thinks he is in a comedy and another thinks he is in a drama.

- Stop showing the same shot of Lagos and Abuja over and over again

- Close the window in the car scene, we can't hear a word the actors are speaking because of the wind

- Hire enough extras to fill a space if you are having a crowd scene

- No more LONG LONG LONG scenes are the dinner table without conversations

- Stop with the LONG LONG LONG prayer, singing, testifying scenes. We get it. The character is a born again, we get it. Speaking of born again, they don't all dress as if na dem poor pass another persin. The bible didn't says you can't be trendy because you are Christian. Look at the birds, tiger, leopard, flowers, God made them unique, colorful.

- If an actor CANNOT sing, please use a voice over. I don't care if they swear that they sound better than Whitney House pre-crack, don't let them sing, please. Dub someone who CAN sing over them.

- Please stop with the FRIED RICE AND CHICKEN and that useless BLUE drink. Wetin happen to Fanta, Coke, Sprite, Malta, WATER nko? Garri and soup is eaten in EVERY household in Nigeria - poor, middle class and rich.
grinning: grinning: grinning: u talk am finish abeg!
 

Atlakos

Life, Love & Happiness
#29
...what improvements you would like to see in the way naija homvies are made.
This is not a discussion thread,but a kind of "Feedback Box",where you pass by and drop a feedback or two about nolly homvies and what could and should be done to improve the contents and the delivery.
Drop feedbacks from the script quality to the cover design.Anything that you feel needs working on.
THIS IS NOT A YABBIS THREAD O!
This is meant to help them serve you better.
sweat: sweat:
SINCE WHEN DID THEY START CARING WHAT WE (THE AUDIENCE) WANT?sweat:
I COULD GO ON AND ON WITH MA LIST - let me not startsmokin:

i'm only joking sweat:
BB kinda summed it up pretty good - but i will add some later.
 
#30
Producers should make more movies featuring Genevieve Nnaji and Richard Mofe Damijo and their movies will definitely be successful.

Make sure your movie features at least one of the above mentioned stars if you want to have a better chance of recouping your investments.
 

Atlakos

Life, Love & Happiness
#31
Producers should make more movies featuring Genevieve Nnaji and Richard Mofe Damijo and their movies will definitely be successful.

Make sure your movie features at least one of the above mentioned stars if you want to have a better chance of recouping your investments.
Cheisweat: :1087:
Medeen - you dont quit, :1087: You know how ppl like to hate on you whenever you mention Genevieve. Some comments others make about genny are so annoying - i have learnt to keep quite on the "Genny" topic. Be what may will always love her. She IS, WAS and ALWAYS be our No 1 Genny, and yes i do agree with you. Genny and RMD - is like dynamite. Sure Winner.grinning:
 
#32
Producers should make more movies featuring Genevieve Nnaji and Richard Mofe Damijo and their movies will definitely be successful.

Make sure your movie features at least one of the above mentioned stars if you want to have a better chance of recouping your investments.

mtewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww :mad: :mad:
 
#33
-enough with all these sons and daughters from abroad
- please no love at first sight, i want to see development of romance stories, not the likes of when i first saw u, u completed my world as well as all those primary school lovi lovi style. two pple must not fall in love at once when they see each other
- what is the spelling of ramsey;s name? is it nouah, noah, nuwah!! i dont know abt him, but i HATE to have my name mispelt. this goes to all other spelling errors
- THIS ONE NA IN CAPITAL LETTERS- STOP IT WITH THE RICE AND CHICKEN IN THE RESTAURANT!
- when will a movie ever come out abt university life focusing on academics and not on the girl follow man a la Girls Cot and all the like
- let everybody approaching the swimming pool know how to swim. no throwing of water at each other!
 

Atlakos

Life, Love & Happiness
#34
If you dont have better scripts - abeg go read a whole colllection of Pacecetters Books from back in the day and steal some story lines from there sweat:
 
#35
During restaurant scenes show more people...i mean get more waka passes and make sure they dont look at the camera!!

Also in when writing scripts don enforce the name "dollars...."

finally....why must there be a group of girls gossiping about what just happened in the scene? we just saw it!
 

Pretty Girl

Well-Known Member
#39
Very interesting thread. I just hope that these Nollywood producers are taking the little time they can afford to read all this advices and are ready to make the changes very soon.
 

Rhema

Active Member
#40
May I start by commending the producers for some improvements I have seen recently. I think BB and others have pin-pointed a lot already. Since Vince has given permission for emphasis, mine is as follows:
Please:
-Don't stereotype Actors (A pastor in one movie can be a lawyer in another).
-Match Actors appropriately( I know that this can be subject to availability).
-Eliminate fake accents, It's irritating (Good command of the English Language is what matters).
-Hire professional costumiers and make-up artists.
-Use good sound track(background music/noise should be kept to a minimum).
-Utilize top-notch subtitling editors (example-Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa movies).
-Feature more scenic places. Nigeria is blessed with beautiful mountains, hills, plateaux, valleys etc.

Thank you for your time :)
 
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