Truth be told, Nollywood is in deep trouble. Don’t conclude yet that you know its troubles because there are more that meet the eyes. I’m one person who believes in Nollywood and its revolutionization in no distance time. Yes, I see a Nigerian story that will take the world by storm. A story that will … Continue reading Saving Nollywood
As I write this to you, I’m really angry. I wish you could behold my face to see the level of anger on it. You might jump to conclusion that my anger is much more of envy and bitterness of your way to the top. I’m more concerned about future your endeavours. You’re already seeing … Continue reading An Open Letter To Up and Coming Nollywood Stars
Nollywood makes bad or worst films, yes I agree. None can dispute that, but I wish to tell the critics of Nollywood to find better jobs to do than buying pop corn to laugh out the mistakes of translation of a Yoruba film. Nollywood might have lost its creativity and respect. Yes, it might always … Continue reading Why You Should Stop Criticising Nollywood
Diplomacy is the normal means of conducting International Relations. The present Nigerian government has set up a policy of Citizens diplomacy as our foreign policy thrust. It should be noted that this is however, the first time any Nigerian government has enunciated a clear cut foreign policy objective since independence. Sometimes international relations is … Continue reading Nollywood as a tool for International Rebranding and Diplomacy
The proclivity of beauty through colours of oil Struggling subtly but so smoothly to touch you Like butterflies dangling in a flower garden to toil Impasto bold like mountains around the meadow Yet, gracefulness above all traits, is dominant As through the maestro’s rich spreads of paints You’re here in a most prosperous countenance O … Continue reading Diamond Rosarii
Women. They are a very important necessity to life in today’s society; either be it for good or bad. You can never underestimate their value and importance. They are the reason why a man can pro-create his likeness, they are the attraction that’s designed to soften the hard core of a man’s heart. They wield … Continue reading Nollywood and the Sexploitation of Women
So I finally watched this movie last night. Forgive me, it’s just hard to get new Nollywood movies in the backend of nowhere. Where I live :) The story initially centres around Sam, an 8 year old boy living with cancer in New York. Dr. Durant (Isiah Washington) is his oncologist and a Nigerian nurse … Continue reading Movie Review: Doctor Bello
On Tuesday 6th December 2012, Nollywood, Delta state and entire Nigeria was thrown into mourning. A great iroko has fallen. Veteran actor Enebeli Elebuwa kicked the bucket finally after a long time illlness. His death came barely three weeks after Nollywood was yet to recover from the shocking dismissal of Pete Eneh, another veteran actor. … Continue reading Deaths in Nollywood: Before we all die.
One thing I have always felt Nollywood hasn’t got yet is a set of free-minded independent artists that will champion a new ‘artistic’ Nollywood. I am one of Nollywood’s greatest fans… I enjoy sitting at the far end of Ozone Cinemas or Genesis Deluxe cinema screens, getting lost in whatever the likes of Kunle Afolayan … Continue reading New Kid In NollyWood… C. J. Obasi – The Fiery One
Edge of Glory & Gory E.G.G Next daily “Moon, Vol. 35: No. 619, page….” Page your beak! State the day, month and year, you stupid brat! Yes sir, Thursday, October 3, 1964. p. 12, title, “The Pains of Animals in the Pen – An association of Animal Rights Activists, under … Continue reading Edge of Glory and Gory
No, I am not guilty of wanting to see this movie or of persuading and coercing my boyfriend; it was actually the other way round. “The trailer is so good” “So?” I asked, “Does that mean the movie will be?” “But you said they used the Arri Alexa, the most expensive camera in shooting this … Continue reading Last Flight To Abuja – Movie Review
“Let’s go to the cinema,” I told my boyfriend. I was bored and wanted to watch someone’s work. Of course, it also helped that going to the cinema in Uyo here was quite cheap compared to that of Lagos. That meant we could watch movies as much as we wanted and even if we watched … Continue reading Nollywood? Not Again!
Anytime I watch romantic Nollywood movies, I am always irritated; the couples act western for reasons I don’t understand. In such movies, when the lover boy – usually played by Ramsey Noah or Desmond Elliot (for the past fifty years!) – talks to his lady, his accent and intonation automatically becomes American. Likewise, the ladies … Continue reading The Globalization of Romance
In this age of technological advancement and breathtaking man-made creations, a movie lover like myself cannot help but marvel with speechless dazzle at the height at which movies are marvelously created, first in Hollywood, and secondly in Indian Bollywood, all in varying unique proportions. But before I wet myself fully in today’s essential drift, which … Continue reading Nollywood – The Future of a Nigerian Blockbuster
I am proudly Nigerian, and I believe that no matter what, no other country will ever be like ours. We are essentially happy people. Where else do people smile at a camera when their homes have just been flooded? Where do people live in empty cartons and under bridges and still have huge-ass grins? Back … Continue reading NOLLYWOOD: OLD vs NEW