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The CNN Report Transcripts

Discussion in 'FILMMAKING, INDUSTRY, TECHNOLOGY' started by Sola, Dec 26, 2004.

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  1. Hubscrown

    Hubscrown Well-Known Member

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    Sola, its because not everyone is so gullible and you bringing Segun into the situation make me rest ma case! Obasanjo gave you figures and you too dey run with it :eeek :laugh:

    I was actually laughing banging the table, let me take a drink before I choke on laf!
     
  2. khamileon

    khamileon Well-Known Member

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    But whats there to be gullible about...if you dont believe the worlds leading media, people who should know and your president's report.....to some people you might actually be the one to be laughed at
     
  3. Lafem

    Lafem The Last Lion

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    Bros, perhaps if OBJ's projections and prognosis were proffered in a society and environment where things are more organized, and in which reliable and accurate data's more readily available and accessible, maybe then I'd take his words seriously. Isn't it the same nollywood where there's no reliable way of obtaining the factual figures on how much a movie's selling/sold? I think uncle sege's just being his nigerian self by over-hyping and exaggerating things -- no be so we don dey hear since say one day naija go become super-power and all dat kind okpata yarns? I honestly don't believe he's taking himself that seriously sef. As yoruba dey talk, 'alara ma'n gbe arae ga ni', even if na lie OBJ yarn, atleast e give some ppl some kind sense of pride in an homegrown industry.
     
  4. Hubscrown

    Hubscrown Well-Known Member

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    It seems you know something about CNN bureaucracy.
     
  5. Lafem

    Lafem The Last Lion

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    You're making it sound as if CNN and the even the president are infallible. Haba naw. Look, dis is naija we're talking about here, without any intention to sound cynical or anything.. na the same naija where.. the more you look the less you see oo -- where voodoo mathematics and economics are the orders of the day.
     
  6. Sola

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    You don't need a society of statistics to be able to arrive at fair calculations. All over the world, statisticians look at certain variables and conditions and then draw their conclusions. For instance, the number of Nigerian movies LEGALLY shipped into the UK and US could be used by these authorities to arrive at a fair summation of the industry's worth. The president is speaking above - based probably on a spike in Gross National Income that he sees no other source for (and it is not oil, obviously). And if he looks at that spike chart from previous years, he can estimate where it will be in a number of years based on the rate of growth. I am actually convinced the industry is worth more than 2B Dollars. If only all income get declared...

    At the producer level, I know my friends speak in millions of Naira now. So why won't their collective millions amount to that amount? And we shouldn't limit the industry's impact to the production of movies. There is the support industries like PRINTING, BROADCASTING, RADIO. MUSIC, FSAHION DESIGNING, HOTELS, TRANSPORTATION, all of them positively impacted by the movies produced in Surulere. Beyond that, Nollywood has extended beyond the shores of Nigeria...So why is $2B such a huge figure?
     
  7. Sola

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    How is this relevant to the discussion? If you have figures to prove otherwise, go on and do so. Let's stop perambulating or chest thumping over what we may not fully comprehend.
     
  8. Hubscrown

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    is that clear with my assertion?

    BTW who keep this record?? from when to when? Estimation and probability right? I rest ma case.

    Its so touching how you believe in your country leader. Like Obasanjo will go and do the findings of getting how true this figure really is.
     
  9. Sola

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    How do you rest a case you never opened?
     
  10. Lafem

    Lafem The Last Lion

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    Fine. Granted Nollywood may indeed have the potential of soon becoming a multi-billion dollar industry, as the various indicators that bros and other insiders have cited project/suggest, me I just don't think it's reached that mark yet sha .. that's just my personal opinion, based on perception and perhaps incomplete info.
     
  11. Sola

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    And you're entitled to your perspective. But Nollywood is bigger than movies these days bro...
     
  12. Hubscrown

    Hubscrown Well-Known Member

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    Naija man, answer my question first may be I will get the chance to get to yours. Dont answer a question with a question.

    Who keep this record?? from when to when? Estimation and probability right? :laugh:
     
  13. Crazy T

    Crazy T Well-Known Member

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    I can't tell you how happy I was when I read this your write-ups.

    Despite the fact that it hurt me seriously to still see some people still using big grammars about something they know nothing of. I am not surprised cause Jesus Christ was crucified by his own people despite all what the scriptures has written about him.

    Khami has did a very good job by comparing Nigerian Government with Nollywood, although some peeps over here read what Khami typed but were too adamant to accept that they are wrong.

    Basically I thing majority of you dudes just want to argue to win rather than argue to learn. I wont say anything again concerning this topic.
    If Sola, Khami, OBJ, CNN and host of others cannot change your few about this topic "Nollywood multi Billion Dollars industry"; I see no reason why I should be wasting my energy to explain.

    My last word to you all is “join the multi Billion Dollars industry (Nollywood) now before it’s too late”.
     
  14. zelifat

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    Kham, sometimes I pity you when u try to explain to many ppl on this site about the true picture of nollywood. The truth, like u already pointed out is that a lot of them are so out of touch with naija that they just DONT get it, period! I know two ppl who are marketers and the kind of money they generate.... but like u pointed out- the naija factor of greed and lack of accountability make the real figures hard to come by. I cocur with u that that Nollywood is in Nigeria and operated by the same type of Nigerians running the country to the ground. I wish some of these ppl would go home (not just for a short visit but stay for some time). Just use the Anambra crisis as an example. Gov blatantly rigged elections(with knowledge of Persident and party leader), was kidnapped, all state property destroyed....yet nobody was arrested or resigned. As Shakespeare said 'FAIR IS FOUL AND FOUL IS FAIR". So NOLLYWOOD CANNOT OPERATE IN A VACUUM, IT IS THE SAME NAIJA but that does not mean the potentials are not there. Anyay, we go still get there, na matter of time. Ben Bruce don open theatre, knowing naija follow follow mentality, others will soon come into the sector too. Very soon ppl like Kingsley Ogoro, Amaka Igwe, Tade Ogidan, kelani.....will become the min quality benchmark.
     
  15. bigmomma

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    na see finish dey cause all this one so. oloun i still dont understand even why my own Vince dey argue this kain thing. Guys when una land naija last. I went to Pound Rd Aba and men u need to see wia ppl dey buy both the bad and ugly movies in cartons not even in ones.
     
  16. Hubscrown

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    It should even be shameful to hear about the 2billion dollars thing self. Nothing to show for it.
     
  17. vince

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    Abi o,hubs!
    An industry worth 2 billion and they can't produce half decent movies!Can't pay their big stars quarter decent fees per movies.
    This is nothing more than just a case of "Delusion of grandeur" that a lot of nigerians are very prone to.
    CNN gave a wrong quote of estimation and people are milking it for all it's worth.Na wa.
    Billion dollar ko..... :imp
     
  18. vince

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    My darling,don't tell me that even you are buying this bogus quote of what nolly is really worth.
    Multi billion naira worth,yes,but,multi billion?Whosai!For where!
     
  19. vince

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    Lafem,that is the word,potential.Nollywood has the potential,but it has not reached that stage yet,as a matter of fact,still far away.
    When we talk about multi billion dollar movie industries,hollywood and bollywood come to mind simply because of the fact that they have very visible means of generating massive turnovers(100s of cinemas spread all over the USA and India respectively),and we can all see that success mirrored in the quality of the movies that come out of these two great industries.But what is there to show that our own nollywood is worth 2 billion dollars apart from quoted phantom figures from phantom and unreliable sources.I taya!
     
  20. mcallstar

    mcallstar Winner Next NollyWoodStar

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    shey Crazy T na Producer?
     
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