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Tribalists Have Hijacked Nollywood - Lari Williams

Discussion in 'MOVIES IN AFRICAN LANGUAGES' started by blackpearl, Oct 14, 2006.

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  1. gugu

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    This is a complicated topic for lovers of Nigerian movies outside of Nigeria. I like Ogonna's suggestion - it is less divisive, and will bring diversity to the industry. Africans outside of Nigeria, Caribbeans, and now a growing number of African Americans just love Nigerian movies because they project African culture and values. Most are not tuned in to the ethnic divisions in Nigeria, and giving them a variety of cultural stories will enrich them. I remember an American woman asking me why all Nigerian men are named Chidi.. ...

    Let Nollywood continue to improve (do not change the name because of branding) and churn out black entertainment for the African world.
     
  2. Honourable

    Honourable Mr. Naijarules!

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    Ehn! Kikis, why thread go go south nah? Haba, which one you dey sef!:spiny: Thread never even start u dey call "south"! :bouncy :bouncy ...! Anyway, Honourable don land dis thread...:spiny:
     
  3. KikisMuffin

    KikisMuffin I no get ya time!!

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    This ya font big oh!:spiny:Welcome oh, Nno, nwokem. Oya land now!smokin:
     
  4. KikisMuffin

    KikisMuffin I no get ya time!!

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    BTW Honourable,your avarra is killing mehbeat:

    Mr Robinson, are you trying to seduce me?smokin: :715:
     
  5. Honourable

    Honourable Mr. Naijarules!

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    food-sm:
    Alright lets get to the gist of this thread...hmmmmm...our beloved Nollywood & its "tribalistic" ways...if I'm not mistaken this same topic has been discussed profusely on countless threads...but what the hell...i guess its one of NR's favorite topics....so...food-sm:

    In life one has to be pro-active, complaining profusely about something & not doing anything about it is downright unproductive! If any one in the industry or even outside the industry feel that Nollywood is biased towards the Igbos and that the our movies should feature actors/actresses from other ethnic groups...then that person should be ready to contribute towards making a change. Its not enough to just complain about it: do something about it!!!

    Ok! Yes, Nollywood has its fair share of Igbos in the marketing sector and the majority of the actors/actresses are Igbos, agreed, but if nollywood was so tribalistic why are stars like Olu Jacobs,Bimbo Akintola, Dakore, Ini Edo, Desmond, Sola Shobowale...and all those non-Igbo stars we all love, still very much in demand in Nollywood? I am yet to see any of these actors I mentioned openly come out on an interview and say "...Oh I didn't get this or that role because I am Yoruba..." They won't dare! Because they know what they've gained from Nollywood! Or am I wrong, have any of you heard Omotola or Bimbo on any interview openly come out and say tribalism has hindered their success in Nollywood in any way???

    Guys, enough is enough! Crucifying Nollywood & accusing it of tribalism, mediocrity, e.t.c is all getting very tiring! Of course, Nollywood just like any movie industry has a lotta room to grow, but I will give it the credit it deserves: it came from nothing but now has spiralled into something promising. If anyone feels Nollywood needs a change in one way or the other, NO PROBLEM! But he/she needs to realise that until you get up and ACTUALLY do something about it, there won't be any change....that also applies to our good old friend Lari Williams...grinning:
     
  6. Honourable

    Honourable Mr. Naijarules!

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    Muauauh muah muah!:715: I knew you'd like it! Am I trying to seduce you......duh!hbeat:
     
  7. KikisMuffin

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    Thx for this post. I especially like the bolded.......TIRING it has become!!!!!!!!
     
  8. KikisMuffin

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    sweat: :love004: smokin:
     
  9. Honourable

    Honourable Mr. Naijarules!

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    Sweeeeeeeeeetie sweetie:mrstraetz
     
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    Yeah, woreva. :rolleyes: NOLLYWOOD IS BEING RUN BY TRIBALISTS. SAY NO TO TRIBALISM! ODUWAWOOD RULES!!!:roll
     
  11. Sola

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    What's with all the HUGE FONT ASSAULT now? Stop yelling at us jare...

    As per the theme, tired discussion that takes no one anywhere. Uncle Lari is not getting jobs like Uncle Olu/Justus becuause he's not willing to do the things they do to get jobs...whatever that is. In addition, he says things you almost never hear from Olu and never from Justus. He's always done that in his numerous columns over the years, so he's definitely one person eyes would be plugged on. I would understand if he's not getting jobs.

    As per nepotism, soja go, soja come na the story. We're all just in a hurry. Like Nigeria, everything in Nollywood will fall into place eventually. Time is the great revealer. 'Nuff said.
     
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    A spade has no other name but a SPADE! Call Nollywood the name it is - and that is MEDIOCRE! No credit ojare, what credit? Without us Diasporans who are hungry to identify with our culture and so preparing to settle for less, there will be no Nollywood jo and as long as we commend them all in the name of "at least there's something to bring us close to home", those illiterates who no pass school gate will continue to churn out rubbish and keep boasting that they made Nollywood the 3rd largest film industry. Nonsense and Ingredients.

    I want to see the likes of Lari Williams, Barbara Soky, Lai Ashadele, Liz Benson, Olu Jacobs, Pete Edochie, Oyenka Onwenu, Bimbo Akintola, Funtola Aofiyebi and some classy acts and not some bleeding opportunists! Well trained actors or at least talented ones. What is someone like that girl that can't string to words in English together (chei! her name escapes me now) Ehen, Chiege doing in a movie? A whole host of them infact. What are they doing there to the detriment of polised actors? Abegi, make I hear word. Even Ini Edo. Don't get me started on your Genevieve oh. As far as i'm concerned, all the baby get na Charisma and the X'factor (make I stress the word out abeg). She's not a fantastic actor. She's just the Nigerian movie industry version of Britney Spears (Girl is not the best vocalist but she dey seriously marketable).

    As usual, you know say I dey like to go off tangent. :bouncy

    By the way, we are tired of the old south so this thread is North bound if I can help it. :-)
     
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    Yeah, time. That same old time which unfortunately waits for no one. When "that time comes", the real pro might have tired or too old for any use and since aspiring actors are focused on the 'doutshe' and stardom, there will be professionalism lacking as they refused to be trained. All the newbies want is to be that next face of Lux or is it Oshe dudu. No! We haven't got time.

    Don't blame me for the font assault o, Mr. Honourable started it and I wanted to give him a run for his money. I tried o, i tried.:spin2:
     
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    Abegi, make we hear word! At best, maybe like 10c in every $ reaches the Nollywood producers from sales of their films marketed abroad by naija diasporans. In case you want to pretend you didn't know it before, hear it now - most of those films you are watching are pirated and sold without the knowledge and consent of the producers/marketers back in naija. They make their money primarily from sales in naija and West Africa and to a much lesser extent from sales in Europe and North America.

    Liz Benson, Olu Jacobs, Pete Edochie, Oyenka Onwenu, Bimbo Akintola are all ALREADY appearing regularly in Nollywood films. Going by this particular comment, it would appear that you have not been following Nollywood movies in the last 2-3 years.

    I don't know why Lai Ashadele seems to have gone underground these days.

    Like I said before, you have the option of watching Tunde Kelani movies or YMG movies or making your own movies - or just give up on Nollywood altogether.

    You can curse and grumble all you like in absolute futility [just like Lari Williams] and end up just like him - an irrelevant grumbleguts.
     
  15. Peaches

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    You right on the above comment. I gave away all my Igbonglish movies some two months ago when I no longer could stomach their stale movies. I have since turned to the Ooduawood movies now and I have to say they do come up with some solid story lines.

    Enough silliness now. I actually think it won't be a bad Idea afterall for the likes of Tunde and Tade and a host of Ooduawood proffessionals to start casting purely Yorubas and maybe a sprinkle of other tribes in English. Yeah, that would give the world a better projection of how unified we are as Nigerians. Thanks for that heads of Ogonna, might just consider doing that myself.


    P.S: You should come round to mine for tea sometime, it's so refreshing chatting with you. - Really, I mean it.
     
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    Honourable Mr. Naijarules!

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    Ok! No problem! Nollywood is "being run by tribalists" so what plans do you have to change that??? ...and in what century will this promising "Odudwawood" actually exist???:bouncy Lets see by the year 500....:bouncy! Like I said earlier, my people if you want to see a change...GET UP & DO SOMETHING...:1087:
     
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    Honourable Mr. Naijarules!

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    Hmmmmmm makes sense.......lamenting won't get him anywhere...smokin:
     
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    If Biafra exists with it's own flag, then Ooduawood exists, just that they are yet to wake up to that name.

    Anyway, my plan is to nudge the Ooduawood producers that English isn't only for a particular tribe in Nigeria, it is for the whole of Nigeria and we must claim our stake!:bouncy
     
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    Boldened sounds interesting!
     
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    Isn't it just! If Ghana can come up with Gollywood, surely we can be more creative, so I came up with Ooduawood. Has a nice ring to it doesn't it now?:roll
     
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