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What Kind Of Movie Do You Want Nigerians To Make?

The top 10 Nigerian movie producers come to your house to ask you what kind of movie you'd like them to produce more regularly.

How would you respond? Romance? Action? Fantasy? Adventure? Historical? Inspirational? Comedy? What are you missing?

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All these genre of movies no go work here, have u not noticed da nigerian actor and actress no dey like stain their dress compared to western movies wey u go see actor fly into mud with their new designers shirt, u don here say two motor jam togeda for naija movie? If naija venture act film like TITANIC, dem go spend 10trillion naira for it and people go die true true inside our water,we wey no sabi swim. If u see our 20th century movies, e be like where dog vomit. Wetin i wan see for film na all those stunts where house collapse,car jam, cars summersalt,bomb explode,u cut person with knife it looks real like spartacus own,u don see any naija film wey person break through glass window b4? If u see where our actors de make love on tv,u go think say dem wan molest the girl, Abeg post dump dis thread and start another talk jare

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I agree with you jor.

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Movie genres I want to see from Nollywood:

Romantic COMEDY

Comedy

Horror

Historical

Fantasy

Action

Adventure

Drama

etc.

What we have now is garbage genre.

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Nigerian producers(The English ones mostly) should stop making unnecessary multiple parts, maybe unless they are historical films.

Over-use of the same actors and actresses in both Yoruba and English films! Try to mix films sometimes with both old and new actors.

Yoruba films emphasizes too much on juju and Awon Aiye! They should try too make more films without all that stuff!

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Nigerians producer should make films about major social and political issues that affect Nigerian society today.

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something reasonable.

hope im nt askin 4 2 much

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I find out "Pot of life" for a long time, as it had been broadcasted on Soviet TV in 1983 and was a great success then.

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Movies with good lighting, sounds, good actors, intelligent story lines, etc.

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i ll prefere they make more of romantic movies,movies potraying our culture n collective heritage(we have enough for several movies in the three major ethnic divides)if the scripts are done properly adn its directed well, i think they should veer off action movies totally because their efforts is at best diabolical and i cringe each time i see the so called action movies

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Let them make movies with good storylines at least. You don't need billions for that.

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In Nigeria today, the kind of movies that are produced answer to the strength of technologies at our disposal. It's not that we don't have writers who can make great stories but we need to have at cheaper rates the instruments (quality) with which to bring those great ideas to reality. That's when we will be able to dictate the kind of movies that are to be made in Nigeria

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movies that portrays or heritage

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Excellent commentary !

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sorry there was an error scroll down for my comments

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HOW ABOUT A MOVIE ABOUT THE UNIFICATION OF ALL THE WEST AFRICAN 'ECOWAS' NATIONS INTO THE WORLD'S FIRST BLACK SUPERPOWER SINCE THE BLACK MOORS (WHO RULED FROM NIGERIA TO SPAIN.

Let's start with the movie.

1. The worlds large nations like India, China, The North American Union (coming sooner than we think, from Central America to Canada -- a single nation of about 500,000,000 people), Europe begin to form 'polar' superpowers.

African nations are targeted for exploitation.

2. Large super-powers create divisions among Africans (as in Kenya, ect, ) in order to keep Africans weak and divided.

3. A great African CONSCIOUSNESS (before a leader emerges) overtakes the African maind. Finally, we begin to feel thretened. A SYSTEM OF LEADERS EMERGE, THEY PROPOSE THE REVIVAL OF THE ANCIENT NOK-WAGADU, GHANA, MALI, SONGHAI EMPIRES, AND 'FOREST KINGDOMS' ALL IN ONE.

4. The "UNITED STATES AND KINGDOMS OF AFRICA" is created.

5. All Nigerians, Ghanians, and other West Africans living miserable lives of racism and oppression in places like Europe, return to rebuild the new African super-power.

6. Diaspora Africans with skills and talent (from the US, Britain, Latin America, Caribbean -- WHO ARE PRESENTLY ALL OVER AFRICA AS TEACHERS, DOCTORS, ENGINEERS, AGRICULTURISTS) organize to help rebuild Africa.

7. Tens of thousands of former workers for America's great industries (now moved overseas) move to West Africa to help with the industrialization process by applying their skills. The help build a strong industrial base in Africa.

8. Africa's towns, villages and cities are rebuilt using African architecture and MODERNIZED VERSIONS OF AFRICAN STYLE HOUSES.

9. Africa's money now in foreign banks are returned home for African development.

10. The 'UNITED STATES AND KINGDOMS' OF AFRICA ESTABLISHES AN AFRICANIST/PAN-AFRICANIST IDEOLOGY.

11. The union rebuilds infrastructure throughout West Africa.

12. The educational, cultural, manufacturing and information sectors are greatly improved.

13. The Union encourages POPULATION EXPANSION because they realize that the SLAVE TRADE DISTROYED THE POPULATION OF THE REGIOIN FROM SENEGAL TO ANGOLA -- AND AFRICA'S POTENTIAL POPULATION SHOULD HAVE BEEN ABOUT 4 BILLION PEOPLE TODAY, were it not for the 50,000,000 to 100,000,000 who were captured, perished during the Atlantic crossing or sent to the Americas.

14. The United States and Kingdoms of Africa takes every step to build A STRONG EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM AND A STRONG SYSTEM OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOR THE INVENTION AND CREATION OF NEW PRODUCTS.

15. Every effort is made to develop a strong health system for the people's 1,500,000,000 (one billion, five hundred million people) who live on the continent as well as in the Americas.

This would make a great movie -- FORTUNATELY, this idea is in the minds of many people in Africa and the Diaspora. Many of us are not wasting our time wasting energy but are working for the day when Africa will stand at the top of the world as a continent of united regions ( UNITES STATES AND KINGDOMS OF WEST AFRICA, EAST/CENTRAL AFRICAN FEDERATION, SOUTHERN AFRICAN UNION OF STATES, AND OTHERS)

In order for Africa not to be 'partitioned' and colonized again by today's new 'parasite' colonialists, Africa and Africans globally must unite on working to create larger, stronger, more populous, economically and militarily powerful states on the African continent.

NOW THAT WOULD BE A GREAT MOVIE -- ADD THAT TO MAKING MOVIES ABOUT THE NOK-WAGADU KINGDOM, the Ghana Empire, Songhai, Mali and others. Movies about the journey of Meci to the Americas about 3113 B.C. (a sacred day to the Mandinga Indians of Mexico and to Blacks in the AMERICAS, BECAUSE THAT IS THE DAY THAT Meci sailed from West Africa in 12 ships and settled in Mexico, where he built a pyramid and religios site).

What about movies about the Cush and Khemites -- the very ancient ancestors of most Nigerians who established the world's first civilizations in the Sahara and in Cush and Egypt?

After all, anyone who has been looking at movies from Asia will notice that REVIVING THE MEMORY OF ASIAN CULTURE THROUGH MOVIES IS OCCURRING AND HAS BEEN FOR MANY DECADES.

One can watch Bo Dae Jong (Korean War series ) about the Korean struggle during the 800's AD, the very time that Nubia-Cush had defeated the people who came in from across the Red Sea and tried to impose their culture and slavery on Sudanese, (these invaders were able to start slavery in Africa despite their defeat by Emperor Kalydosos of Nubia).

HOW ABOUT MOVIES ABOUT THE BENIN CIVILIZATION AND SYSTEM OF KINGSHIP, THE TAKING OF BENINS GREAT AND MAGNIFICENT BRONZE WORKS, OR THE MAGNIFICENT CIVILIZATION OF BENIN AND THE BUILDING OF THE 'BENIN IYA' (BENIN WALL) OVER 2000 YEARS AGO?

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this is an interesting topic really nigeria movie industry have a long way to go and most story line of nigeria movie are the same.

Although i appreaciate nollywood actor and actress but their is more to do rather than producing 100 film a day.

Am not so much into watching nigeria movie but the little i watch are horible.

to me if am going to advice nigeria producer they need to be creative and also they should learn not to rush into producing a movie without a good writer.

A good actor/actress should be selective in acting not just feacturing in any how film. JMO

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movie like super man, there should be action like in hollywood movies WHEN i SAY ACTION I mean really action

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Does any body know where i can get Diamond ring and hostages from. I dont mind buying 2nd hand as long as it works. Im in london

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WAR FILMS, sumtin similar to Napoleon,Hotel Rwanda,Platoon,Platton,Gone with the wind,Atonement.

DOCUMENTARY, sumtin similar to Jesus Camp,The Hills,MythBusters,An Inconvenient truth,Deep Water

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@topic,

*movies that have not been previously acted by foreign actors.

*movies with professional actors who actually went to actin' school not amateurs

*yeah, movies that are less predictable.

*infact, movies that have good endings not senseless like most of 'em are.

*Movies with titles that are not weird(them 'love' titles ain't cuttin' it)

*Movies with only one part to it and if there be a second part, it shld be carefully and well-planned, not in 2 weeks.

*The whole music noise played durin' movies are really annoyin'. when u actually need to hear the crap they're sayin', it's deafened by some loud, scary crappy sound which is supposed to signify suspense. man, they need to stop all that, really annoyin'.

pheww.

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What Can Be Done To Improve Nigerian Movies?

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@seun

u have to consider also that the professionals that would give us what we want must face cost problems, they are kinda related

but if u want to neglect the cost part and simply discuss about improvement ideas, its all good

i suggest there should be more diverse storylines, films about culture and history as mentioned above are nice ideas too,

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Let's not go off topic. This thread is not about how to make good Nollywood movies; it's about wht people want. The issue of how to get what people want and what it costs can be discussed in the movie business section. Thanks guys!

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For a movie producer interested in quality rather than cash that is not a problem at all. Getting the rights to the novel is not as difficult as you make it sound, all you need is a good scriptwriter to adapt the novel to a screenplay.

What made soaps popular today in Nigeria was the adaptation of the popular Things fall apart

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It's useful to know that a lot of people are interested in such a movie, though, if one can acquire the rights.

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Chinua Achebe, Cyprian Ekwensi, Amos Tutuola all wrote fantastic novels . . . one of them can be made into a classic movie that would be 1000x better than the crap we have had to put up with over the yrs.

Imagine a well made version of Cyprian Ekwensi's Burning Grass . . .

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Movies that will educate and enlighten the average Nigerian on the evils perpetrated by their leaders and it drastic consequences on their daily lives.

That will also reflect the role and position of the average Nigerian in keeping and maintaining this status quo. i.e.

•Alams was held and sentenced for corruption to the tune of Billions of Naira, after his release he was given a hero’s welcome by a section of the populace.

•Tafa Balogun, same story. Tafa is one of the Nigerians with the highest number of chieftancy titles in Nigeria. For Tafa to be granted bail, he needed sureties and guaranties in the order of 1st class traditional rulers (We are talking the Sijuades, Awujales, Bayeros and Obis) despite knowing the gravity of the crime committed by Tarfa, the so-called respectable? Eminent of the Nigerian society offered their support and stood by him.

•Ibori was arrested on suspicion of large scale corruption; some women went bare-breasted protesting for his release. And the list goes on.

If we can make movies that will not be too complicated to understand, that will spotlight the actions of a few elites and it’s grave consequences on the lives of millions of Nigerian both home and abroad. Like people should realise that the reason basic amenities of life like: drinkable water, electricity, basic healthcare facilities, functional education system, reasonable pliable roads etc. are lacking in Nigeria, is mostly attributed to the addictive corruption practice of their so-called leaders.

A lot of people do not realise the fact that they are purposely being kept silly, movies can be entertaining, but could also be educative and enlightening.

I think a large section of the Nigerian society requires some sort of mass-enlightenment campaign. A very nice movie could be a good medium to realise this.

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Let'em producers make action movies dat actually av action in them not just slaps.

Action:slap!

Intrigue:slap!

Suspense:slap!

Emotion:slap!

thrill:slap!

Even romance:slap!

Den they tell u to grab ur copy. For wat? So i can watch people slap themselves all day? I dont think so.

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@ iranoladun

Yes, the quality needs to improve and the producers might actually make more money if they enhanced the quality. But the fact remains that the present set of dominant producers have neither the capacity nor the motivation to do so. We can preach all we like and insult the producers as much as we like but the fact is that the present crop of producers don't care a whit about what some anonymous people on nairaland think about them or their movies. Bottomline is as long as there are enough people willing to buy their movies as trashy as they are, the producers are A-OK. We need to move beyond constantly criticizing Nollywood producers from our comfort zones on the internet. That's my whole point.

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I disagree with you, the fact is the quality of movies been churned out by Nigerian artiste/producers needs to improve. They could still rake in much more money than they are doing presently if only they will invest some energy and creativity in their act-it is not all about money you know. Let me give you an example, Omotola Jalade was given a chance to play the role of a young girl while she was really a young unknown girl and she played the role very well; that shot her into the limelight. So what stop the Producer to use a raw talent to play a role; it will even cost less than the Old actress being asked to play the role of a secondary school girl!

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@ blacklion, if shame no dey catch them, shame dey catch me because Nollywood represents Nigeria anywhere in the world and not only the specific group of people it attracts.

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@ stillwater

You are not the type of consumer that the present crop of Nollywood producers have in mind as their target audience. There's no point wasting your time and energy demanding anything different from them. As long as their target audience continues buying their films as they are even with all the defects you guys have noted here, they really don't give a hoot about what you or anyone else here thinks. As long as they can make a decent return on their investment, they don't give a hoot about artistic quality. Its all about the benjamins for them.

So if you want better quality movies, you need to consider going into the movie business yourself.

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@ seun please help me here. are there magazines or periodicals dedicated to films review? i don't think people should just criticize for criticism sake. i don't mind people making money as you know it does bother me when i see the image of the country being tarnished in the name of entertainment.

@ stillwater - pot of life is great little piece of drama. simple but powerful. my uncle has one of the original NTA's video so it is still good to watch. i may have to get it copied to a DVD this year. i will try do that next time i go there

if you can run the site or anybody else wish to volunteer, i wont mind paying for the domain registration.

so guys give us names for the site

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You don't need a critic's organization. You can just start a Nollywood movie review magazine/column. That's all.

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@ joshjosh

I remember the "pot of life." Though it scared the heck out of me as a child, but those were the days our movies had meaning."The Burning Hut" on NTA  was really captivating. Then it was not about money, it was about content. We used to watch our Nigerian dramas with passion with the likes of "Checkmate", "Fortunes". Not to sidetrack the thread because we are talking about movies here but it appears we went from good to worse. I watched Diamond Ring (which was released in the 90's) recently and it was far better than year 2007 production. I really think we need a no nonsense critic's organization. Producers would no doubt step up their game.

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I don't know if any of you saw the pot of life some years ago by NTA Benin. i don't know how much it cost them but it was a beautiful story cleverly executed that went ahead to win international award. i watched a copy of it on VHS video recently boy you just want to applaud the guys who did it. the girl aimiuwu was probably about 12 years.

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if you are in the mood to slowpoke your brain, watch Nigrian movies.

There is need to really improve our movie industry.

If well organized and structured, I'll go for suspense filled thrillers.

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@ Seun

You put my novice words into the right terminologies associated with film.

But if people keep praising nollywood and continue being content with half baked goods, nollywood would not change.

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I happened to watch a movie "Yellow card" a few years back. It is an African movie and I was deeply impressed. It was clear on my screen. The colour was sharp. Good delivery of lines. The song playing in the background did not overshadow the actors lines. I did not see the director's hand waving at the actors while watching the movie. I did not see the reflection of a person in the mirror when you as the viewer know that there ought to be no other person in the room but the actors. I am not a filmographer but Nollywood should please update their cameras. Nigerian directors need to make research, go back to school even ask fellow South Africans how they make their movies movies not homevideos. You would agree with me there's a difference. If we do not want to compete internationally then we should not improve.

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What do you demand? Apart from what's been already mentioned on this thread? Thanks!

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@ blacklion

Can our movies compete internationally? Or is nollywood against success and progress? We are the consumers and we demand better.

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@ obecha

We are not against propagating the naija lifestyle, we just want quality, quality, quality. I am Igbo but it is only the Yoruba movies that is trying to make themselves better in the aspect of quality. You might enjoy the movies but it is not worthy of an international award. If you have a good storyline, good script writing, good delivery of lines from actors llike Joke Silva (and those that cannot speak english speaking their language instead), but no camera/sound quality, then we are only back to ground zero.

I know this is not a nollywood bashing thread but I went to my cousin's house this new year and they happened to have a huge tray of nollywood movies, I could not boast of good movie with good camera/sound quality even with the likes of Ramsey Noah, Stella Damascus etc. in the movie.

We also need to have a critics organization whereby crap would be labelled as crap so that people would be beware and buy at your own risk.

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hey, l am a great fan of naija movies and l am not ashamed of admiting it, l actually spend my hard earned money to buy them apart from being a member of two video clubs. In fact, we are the folks keeping down in business and we are happy to be part of their success stories. l wonder why typical nigerians find them boring, the films are always electrifying- there is always something to learn, laugh or even cry about them and now l cannot remember the last time l sat down to watch a foreign hollywood film apart from the sitcoms.

Please lets not be too hard on our naija movies, they are trying in their own way, I particularly love to unwind watching them, yes take it that part of the fun is picking out the mistakes within, the good news is that they are improving by the day,

as for the complaints about their themes, unfortunately, those are the familiar issues confronting us;- from the get-rich quick syndrome, to husband snatching, occult, barreness, blah blah etc. regretably, all of these are challenges before us here, the problem with our elitist breed is that you people keeping using hollywood as a yardstick for them. both are distinct and separate environments.

to tell you the truth, l personally cannot stand watching the so-called hollywood foreign movies cos the issues and plots are just not in terms with my naija psyche- forgive me-but their white faces just turn me off, their westernised plot is just too plastic for my liking e.g actors will drink coffee /tea 100 times in between each sentence is boring.(mind you l can perfectly comprehend their oyinbo accent-so its not a case of one illiterate viewer who cannot understand their accent.)  

now give me my naija films any day, l love their razzmattaz, glamour, the interior decor of the houses, the actresses well-adorned even whilst cooking or sleeping, the light-headed but engaging story lines, they showcase everything about us for now-the good,  the bad and the ugly.  

Now to answer your question proper, l'd like to see glamourised modern day nigerian movie l can identify with, dealing on the present day to day issues confronting the average nigerian bordering on subject matters on love, family, money matters, religion, etc.

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Nollywood movies are not made for the likes of you peeps here. You can rant and rave and moan and whine all you like but there are hundreds of thousands of peeps in Nigeria and across Africa and the diaspora who are paying good money for these films and keeping the producers in business.

Any one who is aggrieved should quit whining on the internet, roll up his/her sleeves and go find the money to produce the type of movie you claim to like. Don't be surprised if the aje botas in naija still refuse to pay money watch your historical/cultural movies.

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