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Yourba movies are catching up to the english ones

Discussion in 'MOVIES IN AFRICAN LANGUAGES' started by movieaddict, Dec 21, 2003.

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  1. movieaddict

    movieaddict Active Member

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    I am beginning to see a vast improvement on the scripting of the new and modern yourba movies. It seems like they are now trying to compete and surpass the english ones. Some of them are even borrowing some english actors. Just FYI some good ones are Oyato 1 and 2, Surutu, Oni ni, Ojo mesan, Doyinsola, Ona ara, Aletilapa, and Baba Alaanu. There's a whole slew of others. I hope they keep up the good work.
     
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    About time too my sister. I don tire for those things. You hardly can sit through them. :mad:
     
  3. movieaddict

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    I hear u, I used to feel the same way but most of the new ones are actually attention grabbing. My mum just got me a whole slew of em and sometimes I watch 3 or 4 in a sitting. Das how gud dey r!! I think u just have to know which ones, and avoid dose voodoo babalawo war types.
     
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    Honey................you sure can say that again................I am begining to perfer them to the ones done in English...........:)
     
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    In terms of dramaturgy,yoruba movies(some of them,anyway) have always been superior to the english ones,but they've been abysmal in their technical qualities,but that is changing.
    The evolution continues!:)
     
  6. movieaddict

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    I totally agree with you about evolution continuing. It is very interesting now because it seems like the english and Yoruba multitalented actors/actresses e.g Shola Shobowale, Oga bello, and alot more, are forming mergers within the English/Yoruba movie world. Very fascinating concept, makes the movie world even more attractive.
     
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    This "merger" is actually a conscious decision at the association level. One of the executives of the Actors Guild of Nigeria told me this in an unpublished interview. You will see it soon.
     
  8. naija4real

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    Yes

    I believe the yoruba movies are better than the english ones now. The English films have been infiltrated by amateurs. Thats why u see films like 'super love, blue love, blind love, brown love.......................e.t.c

    There is nothing much there its just repitition. The worst is that these guys (actors) are just trying to copy their western counterparts without refinging the antics.

    Abeg I prefer Baba Suwe and Mr Latin to Ramsey Noah!
     
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    Naija4real na there I go disagree with you o. No one fit beat my Ramsey Noah i beg. Yes agreed that baba suwe can act, but abeg compare im to another actor not my Ramsey o:).

    But jokes apart I agree with you when it comes to Nigerian actors trying to imitate the western actors, and I don't know if you feel the same way but their imitation accent and big big unrelated grammar totally does me in. e.g abuja connection clarion calling ukharia a nincompope (is that spelling right?), what warranted that? :rolleyes:
     
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    The script? :)
     
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    Probably needs to be reviewed by others so that the poor actors stop looking like ugbeke feeling funkys. No offence to the movie writers but sola I am sure you will agree with me that sometimes some of these actors put on a lickle 2 much westernized accent. Wat ya say? :D
     
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    You have a point sunshine. Na the directors no know better. Anyting inside a movie wey dem no do better or cut comot, na director get blame. Actor no dey see himself. Hin jus do him ting.

    We just begin sha. Hollywood took more than a 100 years to get where they are. Our videos are still under 10 years old. Time is on our side...;)

    I dey go sleep b4 I die online!:devil
     
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    like they ' wanna go to hospiru '
     
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    I beg to differ o!
    Much as i love the yoruba genre,it suffers the same malaise that u mentioned,and not only the english genre.
     
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    Most times I prefer yoruba ones...
    first.. I like to hear the language.
    Second: I like the ones from the Village.. just cause I get to see home.
    Third: Concept of the movies are usually original
    Fourth: english ones are soooo fake.
    The accents, the concepts... etc. I can go to blockbuster and get the original gist. and the ending predictable.

    Don't get me wrong, u can't get a yoruba movie that's good all the time.. but at least I learn new slangs, hear deep Yoruba, see the village, while I'm watching a bad one.

    While the English ones.. I'm trying to understand what they are saying... correcting misused english... getting bad because they said the wrong slang at the wring time.

    Classic Example of a movie that pissed me off...
    "The Player"
     
  16. Ronky

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    Saheed/Fathia

    Can someone pls tell Saheed Balogun and his wife Fathia to stop saying Hospiru (instead of Hospital) I like this 2 but I don't like the way they pronounce Hospital. QED
     
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    @Moremi.........God bless you for those comments. God knows you took all those comments right out of my mouth o jare. And to add to them, most of those English movies do a good job with recycling most of their storylies about love. God knows am begining to take a vacation from most of these English movies for now till I see a change in them:eyes
     
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