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Why don't Yoruba actors learn to speak Igbo?

Discussion in 'AFRICAN MOVIES, TV & WEB SHOWS' started by takestyle, Nov 11, 2008.

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  1. Dsampler

    Dsampler D. Ultimate Naija Ruler

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    I like to revisit threads like that every now & then,...just to see if we've made any progress as a people. I'm deep like that.....sometimes.
     
  2. kolinzo

    kolinzo Oodua4life

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    You just like to dey yarn. So it is now a requirement to speak Igbo to get a movie role in Nollywood? Wonders shall never end!
     
  3. kolinzo

    kolinzo Oodua4life

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    There are few Igbo movies out there. Nkem Owoh, Mr. Ibu and co are the major stars. It is a very young industry so I'm sure with time it will pick up. Funny enough Yoruba people use to watch igbo movies back when the industry was around. Hopefully, this reemergence is for good.
     
  4. wendydoks

    wendydoks Chickala si odeshi

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    its not a requirement. but its a nollywood career catalyst.
     
  5. Dsampler

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    ....Well,.......after all the back & forth, and all the finger pointing, there's still no definite answer as to "Why don't Yoruba actors learn to speak Igbo?". I mean, is Igbo that difficult to elarn to speak?

    But one thing I've noticed about the Yorubas I know is that, most Yoruba people don't speak any other language besides English and Yoruba. On the contrary, many many Igbos speak Yoruba, English, their own language, and in some cases, also Hausa language.
     
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  6. Thickmadam

    Thickmadam OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!

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    dsampler, your brush is too wide, and you wield it all willy-nilly.

    why don't you just say that its the people YOU know and don't taint others.
    i don't know who you're hanging around but MY yoruba friends either speak igbo, or know a few words in igbo and use them, and if they don't know, they make an effort to learn something.
    I on the other hand, am the one who doesn't know more than a few words, despite their trying to teach me.
    I have quite a few cousins who are married to wonderful yoruba men and women and they understand igbo.

    you are a bigot and you should do something about it. your negativity is beyond comprehension.
    You talk ugly and mean spirited words with honey in your mouth.

    be well.




     
  7. Dsampler

    Dsampler D. Ultimate Naija Ruler

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    No! I am not a bigot. An apology will be in order please.

    How can I be a bigot just because I ask hard questions others like you are afraid to ask. BTW, the Igbos on the forum has charged the same thing when I challenged their ethnocentric tendencies in the past also. Now you know.
     
  8. Thickmadam

    Thickmadam OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!

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    thankfully we're all entitled to our own opinions.
     
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  9. Dsampler

    Dsampler D. Ultimate Naija Ruler

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    So,.......where's the apology? I missed it.
     
  10. Thickmadam

    Thickmadam OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!

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    keep waiting.
     
  11. wendydoks

    wendydoks Chickala si odeshi

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    h/she isnt talking about YOUR yoruba freinds and inlaws and whatever that has to do with YOURS. h/she is talkin abt MOST yoruba people not being able to speak anything but yoruba and english. will u say that MOST igbos speak and understand just Igbo and English just becos you fail to understand and or speak the yoruba language? i mean, you and your inlaws and friends make not a MOST. its that simple.
     
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  12. Thickmadam

    Thickmadam OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!

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    ok.
     
  13. vince

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    No, it is not. Unless you are talking of an almost non-existent igbo movie genre sector of nollywood, then it would be a career catalyst, logically.
     
  14. takestyle

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    Oh great. Now we're up to "almost non-existent." It seems like you are committed to slighting the Igbos by any and all means.

    I don't think the Bini-language movie industry is any bigger than the Igbo language one and you're always singing the praises of the so-called "BMG" up and down. When it comes to Igbo movies, though... It has to be "almost non-existent."

    What does "almost non-existent" even mean? Either it exists or it doesn't.
     
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    I am not "slighting" the igbos, dude(don't try to make this into a ribal thing), i am merely stating a fact. The igbos neglected telling their stories in their native tongue for telling them in english. And that is the reason why the igbo movie genre is almost non-existent and remain so till today. This is a known fact that cannot be denied.
     
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    And my question is: why is that even relevant to the discussion?

    Why are you so obsessed with harping on that particular issue, even when it has nothing to do with anything else?
     
  17. Supermom

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    Does all this matter? Are we not all nigerians?
     
  18. takestyle

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    It matters because I'm really interested in understanding vince's obsession with this.

    He's always going on at the drop of a hat about how Igbos abandoned making films in their native tongue to make movies in English and he says it with a clearly judgmental and derogatory tone. I just want to know why this subject means so much to him.

    And mind you, I don't ask this as an Igbo person... I ask as a dialectician why he would continuously insert a non-relevant issue into every discussion, unless he just has an agenda to throw shade at the Igbos.
     
  19. Supermom

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    Haba TS, I really don't think he sounded derogatory! You know sometimes when we are reading things, we can get the wrong vibes... We don't see the person and can't decipher their emotions.. I know I am guilty! I have actually felt you were condescending to me on a few occasions and made me over react ...to an otherwise simple statement... Please let's not make anything about igbos or yorubas or Hausa ...that will be wrong ...We have come this far...
     
  20. takestyle

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    I don't know if you've followed the entire discussion. I'm not just talking about the comments he's made in the past few days... Go back to the beginning of this thread (which started over two years ago) and see some of the things vince has said. Go look at other posts he has made on the subject.

    I'm not even upset about any of it. And like I said, I'm not even asking as an Igbo person... I really don't care about it on that level. I just want to know why he's soooooooo obsessed with this.

    Maybe his psychological motivations are none of my business. But I'm just curious.

    (By the way, you had a previous screen name, didn't you? I was away from the forum for a while and when I came back I saw Supermom for the first time, but I get the sense that you're not exactly "new" here. When do you think I was condescending to you, my dear?)
     
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