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Do U Still Watch Nigerian Films?

The naija movie industry sucks! My family has placed a total ban on watching naija films. Reasons:

1. the storyline is always heavily faulted logically.

2. The costuming is appalling. It is a common sight 4 a rich man (for instance) in the story 2 appear wearing an old, rumpled and ill fitting Aba made suit.

3. They keep using the same actors n also keep writing scripts in basically the same story line.

4. Worst of all, the dialogue is so dry, lacks innovation and is totally predictable.

Post other reasons why u feel naija movies sucks

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Another problem that they have is putting R rated prolonged commercials in family movies, like that silly movie Heart of men! Anybody can watch films with their kids do they even need to show almost everthing, especially Majid nasty behind. Also, one old Yoruba comedy film Larinloodu part 1 they showed repeated adverts of a nasty Fuji commercial w/women in G-strings,etc. shaking their big behinds. I still enjoy naija films especially the yoruba ones, but Nollywood needs a lot of improvements.

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just saw this one GUILTY PLEASURES & it's really so different from the usual.

Directed by Daniel Ademinokun & Desmond Elliot. Produced by Emem Isong

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i guess i must be really old skool.didnt know naija films still existed,

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I admit I do watch a lot of naija fims, especailly the Yoruba ones! Naija make too much movies that they are not concerned about the storylines, only the money. All my comments are more of corrections they need to make than criticisms.

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It is the part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 thing i hate most.

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People are title to their own opinions and observation and u are not an exception, as  4 me i still have fun with Nigerians comedians when i wnat to have a good laught!

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Pple are title to ther own opinions and observation, and u are not an exception, for me i still have fun with Nigerian comedians!

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Well i don't like to be pessimistic,nigerian movies can always get better. Truth is foreign movies didn't start from the top so pls let's go easy on us.though i feel my intelligence is being insulted at times,i understand that nigeria is a developing country even in movies.

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Only a jobless man will watch naija comedy especially those 1s frm Ukwa.

slowpoke is wat I call him.

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i love nigerian movies- i love ini edo most

u dont get attitude in hollywood films- just fakeness upon fakeness

yoruba movies- simply absolutely amazing!

i wish gabriel afolayan will do more movies though- we need more eyecandy!!!!

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I dont see any Good thing in this post,Lets take for example If your child is not doing well in school, what do you do? do you abandon him/her? no instead you encourage him/her and he will do more, we can not criticize our movie industry for it to do well,  So please, our movie industry needs encouragement to perform well.  I think it your post and the follower that sucks!

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I can actually count d numba of tyms i watchd dullywood films,n d fact dt they ar not ashamed of themselves n de kip repeatin d same story n alwyz has one hero in al dia movies of a nation of over 140m nigerians.i dnt fink dt i like it n i watch al d movies wen dey paste dia advertbill on d walls so i dnt get 2 watch d real film.lol.

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anywhere is just a drama of life.

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Sometimes. Anyone that seems reasonable and intellectual.

Although, i will watch any movie with Jim Iyke and Richard Mofe Damijo in it.

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Exactly.

Seeing Nigerian women and black women as a whole conform to the European beauty standard is actually disgusting to me. Very offensive.

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Let me be honest, i'll watch any film with mercy johnson in it.

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I still watch Nigerian films but only Yoruba ones especially those ones with enough comedians like Latin, Baba Ijesa and the rest. Its true that most of these films have several flaws and that's the real reason why I'll only watch those ones that are more or less like comedy just to have a laugh and no more,

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Nope, I believe the producers have their inspiration from bollywood,all love no action, suspence, thriller, e.t.c. well the Yoruba ones are still better.

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sometimes, yes but prefer to watch the ones with traditional settings (both ibo and yoruba) . They have more originality and make more sense. In fact, I am looking out to watch ije and kajola.

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if i still watch nigerian movies?

Yes! i like to check out the asses and bosoms of the young

actress

speaking of that, Jenevieve looking hotter theses days oh!

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Yes, I do watch Nigerian movies and they've been great for a long while. Since about the year 2007, most of the Nigerian movies I've watched and have been watching have been wonderful esp. the Yoruba movie industry.For a while there had been a monopoly of the industry by their English counterparts but from the moment they decided to stand up for themselves,it's been a success story.Moreover, the English movie sector of Nollywood had been f**king up big time with "their advent of parts 1 - 4' of the same movie. The parts 1 & 2,have the same title while the parts 3 & 4 have another title entirely.Then we were not even sure which movie was the continuation of which and which was the beginning, that era was so annoyingly frustrating i tell you. Then things started picking up for them again when O J Productions ( the producers of so many English Village movies ) decided to start a sort of partnership with their Ghanian counterparts who were supposedly stars in their own rights.the story goes on & on but I'd rather stop here. Bottom Line, Nigerian movies are Great. More money hence more sophistication, more educated (verryyyy Literate) people, Goverment support and backing from private individuals have helped in Revitalising the industry, thus making it a great sorce of Revenue and Entertainment. To the Nollywood actors and actresses I say "Keep Up The Good Work, We Nigerians love and Appreciate you BIG TIME"

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I love season firms so much lik prison break and 24. I had bata slept al day than watchin naija firm

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I would rather spend 2hrs here on NL than waste it watching Nigerian movies

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Yea, wen its got Genevieve Nnaji in it. OF late most of the movies she's been featuring in seem to have all been sort of well written. They are improving.

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Hmmmm, Nigeria movies, i stopped watching Nigeria movies since 1997, cos you see the same sets of actors and actresses, they are there to off their cloths, shoes and their expensive fashions, and their moves is full of foreign, from the starting you will definitely know the tail, sometimes the camera used for recording is so poor

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I am very very selective when watching Nigerian movies. Most of them are like TV dramas.

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Ghanaian films always want to copy Nigerian films. But their films are a bit better even though most of them suck.

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Ghanian Films are far better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i watched 1 n was really thrilled.

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to me, Nigerian movies are like jokes, i only watch it to amuse myself (all nigerian movies are like comedies)

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I havent watched one for a long time .Whats fun in watching a movie u already know how its going to end?.95% of the movies lack originality,badly edited,horrible storyline and what have u.Its just funny that that most of the Nigeria home made movies are big hits all over Africa.

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Promotions and criticisms are not enough to explain the difference between their industry and ours.

The difference between their dramas now and five years ago is very little and the worst part is that most of the producers don't want to change,

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Nigeria films and actors are so low standard that BBC is doing a film on and in Nigeria but yet half of all the main Nigerian characters in the movie are played by foreigner actors.

Out of the other half that are Nigerians, about 80% grew up and reside outside Nigeria.

All these foreign actors were used despite the fact they would have been more expensive wages-wise and logistics-wise.

Hell, No, do I watch Nollywood movies. Talkless of "still watch".

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http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-421883.32.html#msg5802932

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I'd rather mix one cup of stones to two cups of Abakaliki rice then start seperating them. It makes more sense than watching them predictable, boring titled Nigerian dramas.(they are not yet films). Infact, by mere looking at the posters, u can tell the entire movie.

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it is a taboo for me to watch Naija movies cuz they full of Poo

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Except i'm forced to.

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I don't watch Nigerian movies anymore because:

1. The dialog is mostly mindless and unintelligible

2. in flashbacks, the actresses have the same hair on like 3 years back as they do in the present

3. They show you 45 mins out of two hours of the actors' drive and the traffic e.t.c

4. they have too many parts and by the time you get to part 4, they are showing what you already knew within the first 15 minutes of the movie

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D naija movies i hate r d occult movies. The same story lines. Very predictable. Here's a scenario:

PART ONE: Clem Ohanmeze is a poor man living in the villa and farming with his wife. He starts thinking about his life when Rich Oganiru passes with a convoy. They see each other n exchange greetings with clem wondering how rich made it when he knows rich and him do soak garri together. Rich gives him a business card n some amount of money. He goes to see rich n rich introduces him to a cult. He joins with d condition of sacrificing his future children for wealth. It ends with clem throwing a party in a mansion. They tell u:

WATCH OUT FOR PART TWO

I respect broad daylight, senator, ijele, a cry 4 help, evil forest, when God says yes n some others. . . . . . .

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Even though I was born in states I love Nigerian films, but I do agree w/ some comments.  I do get tired of seeing the same old reclycled actors and actresses, especially in similar films, sometimes it looks like the same movie.  I am also sick of these "homemade" films, especially w/ three casts, something they can put on television.  Also Yoruba films emphasis too much on fetish solutions and ideas.  Horus in many AA's films in  even tv shows I hardly see them wear their natural hair.

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Personally i don't rent Nigerian movies with my money. I watch it when my cousins borrow the movies from our neighbours. I cherish foreign films.

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yes i do watch Nigerian films. . .is dat bad? Not all Nigerian movies anyway.

Nigerian comedy movie sucks, if u don't wanna blast ur tv pls don't watch their comedy movie.

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Sometimes i feel so pissed at the producers when i watch their movies, i wonder if they are even edited before putting it for public viewing, wrong custumes, wrong grammatical usage, everything is just so wacked. There are better off as stage play instead of Movie.

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instead of me to watch 9ja film i will stare at my ceiling board, cos dat is more entertaining

9ja film watching is d height of joblessness only jobless people witout activity in deir life watch silly 9ja movies

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@Redman44

I like your suggestion very much. Those novels of those days were too much. There is a particular action novel(ON THE ROAD) written by a nigerian i read that if turned into a movie will knock out very many of those american movies.

Our producers should be challenged and try and improve the quality of their films and stop all this useless repetition,

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@ poster what can you do or have you done to correct it??

If the answer is nothing, then shut d f.ck up!!

NL is filled with whinners that arent doing anything to change the status quo. All they do is complain!!

I dont think Nigerian movies are the best they can be, but if you wont do anything to change it, then shut up! Same goes with everything in Nigeria.

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Nah, i'd rather listen to the radio.

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i never watched them while i was in nigeria but now i find them naively fascinating and i do take a look-in once in a while.Am actually proud we are doing something right ,for a change.But there remains room for improvement

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One of the most important thing in my life is my time and theirs no refund on it, I wont be able to get it back so I wont risk it at all

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@POSTER you're right and i especially agree with reasons 3 & 4.

And another thing, most of these movies now have parts 1, 2, 3 and even 4 and all of them pointless.

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I still watch Nigerian films but why don't Nigerian actresses wear their hair natural instead of trying to look white? Too many Nigerian actresses can’t remember what it’s like to feel their natural hair because they use too often wigs, weaves, extensions and chemical relaxers. Does it mean they are imitating a European style? Unfortunately, YES.

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