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Are Nigerian Movies Actually The Best In Africa? by EzePromoe: 1:12pm On Dec 15, 2012
As a lover of African culture, i love watching Nollywood and found it interesting, no matter how people bashes the industry for lack of suspense. But just yesterday, i watched a South African opera and i was like WTF! Too boring! You can see some mistakes which is uncovered by the camera. Ghanaian movie industry is also coming up, pairing with the Nigerian movie industry. But be as bad as it is, i've never seen any African movie like Nollywood. Could my assumption be right, or could it be that i haven't made more exploration in Africa's cine world?

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Re: Are Nigerian Movies Actually The Best In Africa? by Afam4eva(m): 3:16pm On Dec 15, 2012
When you talk about quality, Nigeria is not up there yet. Though we're making progress especially with the new movies that are coming out now. The only area that we have an upper hand in Africa in the commercialization of our movies that's why our movies are the most popular in Africa.

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Re: Are Nigerian Movies Actually The Best In Africa? by EzePromoe: 3:30pm On Dec 15, 2012
It's kinda true, but compared to other African countries, Nigeria could be better off. But i heard Nollywood is the third largest film industry in the world, how true could this be?
Re: Are Nigerian Movies Actually The Best In Africa? by Afam4eva(m): 3:32pm On Dec 15, 2012
Eze Promoe: It's kinda true, but compared to other African countries, Nigeria could be better off. But i heard Nollywood is the third largest film industry in the world, how true could this be?
That's in terms of volume of films produced. It's not that we're the third best in the quality of movie production.

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Re: Are Nigerian Movies Actually The Best In Africa? by EzePromoe: 3:36pm On Dec 15, 2012
At times, i don't blame the producers. Our government are not developing sectors like this, they only base on oil.
Re: Are Nigerian Movies Actually The Best In Africa? by Originalsly: 3:34am On Dec 22, 2012
South Africa. Watch " Jerusalema" aka "Gangsters Paradise" in the US ......and you may believe they are better than Hollywood.

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Re: Are Nigerian Movies Actually The Best In Africa? by DrHesjay(m): 4:17am On Dec 22, 2012
I prefer ghanaian movies

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Re: Are Nigerian Movies Actually The Best In Africa? by Msauza(m): 7:32pm On Dec 22, 2012
Eze Promoe: As a lover of African culture, i love watching Nollywood and found it interesting, no matter how people bashes the industry for lack of suspense. But just yesterday, i watched a South African opera and i was like WTF! Too boring! You can see some mistakes which is uncovered by the camera. Ghanaian movie industry is also coming up, pairing with the Nigerian movie industry. But be as bad as it is, i've never seen any African movie like Nollywood. Could my assumption be right, or could it be that i haven't made more exploration in Africa's cine world?

Not all the work in South Africa is done by professional film makers. Some of the work is assigned and done by amateurs and students. South Africa is the home to one of the best film schools in the continent and has also produced some of the best Nigerian film directors and producers. Nollyhood is good in terms of the volume, but the quality of their movies and story line leaves a lot to be desired. The background songs in Nigerian movies are creating a lot of problems because when you are busy watching the movie and appalled as to what will happen next, someone will be singing at the back giving you the clue of what exactly will happen. Such movies will never win you an international awards. The professional work of South Africans is very amazing and has even surprised the Americans to the extent that they have now turned SA into Hollyhood movie destination. Just watch district 9, Tsotsi, Jerusalema, the Lion's king, etc

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Re: Are Nigerian Movies Actually The Best In Africa? by EzePromoe: 7:58pm On Dec 22, 2012
Msauza, just like you mentioned some SA films, there are also some good Nigerian movies like Mirror boy, Last flight, etc but the problem of some Nigerian film producers is that they do it in other to make gain, I can see that the reason is that the government don't fund this industry, so producers try hard to do all in their powers to avoid loss.
Re: Are Nigerian Movies Actually The Best In Africa? by Msauza(m): 4:48pm On Dec 23, 2012
Eze Promoe: Msauza, just like you mentioned some SA films, there are also some good Nigerian movies like Mirror boy, Last flight, etc but the problem of some Nigerian film producers is that they do it in other to make gain, I can see that the reason is that the government don't fund this industry, so producers try hard to do all in their powers to avoid loss.

Film industry is not really a government affair. The government has a lot in hand to deliver public services and will not invest a cent unless is for a public interest, such as educating the public about the dangers of drugs, sex and HIV/AIDS. In essence, the government only regulate the market, such as child labour, age restrictions and to see if the movie will not polarise the society.

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Re: Are Nigerian Movies Actually The Best In Africa? by trolling(m): 5:31pm On Dec 23, 2012
i give 9ja movies 2 out of 10
Re: Are Nigerian Movies Actually The Best In Africa? by onila(f): 5:37pm On Dec 23, 2012
obviously the best

the third biggest movie industry in the world and the first in Africa

brought in more millions than any other movie industry in africa
 
Re: Are Nigerian Movies Actually The Best In Africa? by OkikiOluwa1(m): 5:40pm On Dec 23, 2012
I think Nollywood is among the best in Africa.
'Dunno much about movies made from other African Countries like South Africa, Egypt, Tunisia, Kenya, Ethiopia. But I know about Ghana.
Nollywood movies are better than Gollywood. Recently most Ghanian films promote immorality (though Nollywood is also guilty of this but Ghana own too much). The conclusion of their movies are easier to guess than that of Nollywood.

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Re: Are Nigerian Movies Actually The Best In Africa? by ekiyor3: 5:42pm On Dec 23, 2012
Eze Promoe: As a lover of African culture, i love watching Nollywood and found it interesting, no matter how people bashes the industry for lack of suspense. But just yesterday, i watched a South African opera and i was like WTF! Too boring! You can see some mistakes which is uncovered by the camera. Ghanaian movie industry is also coming up, pairing with the Nigerian movie industry. But be as bad as it is, i've never seen any African movie like Nollywood. Could my assumption be right, or could it be that i haven't made more exploration in Africa's cine world?
you are definitely correct
Re: Are Nigerian Movies Actually The Best In Africa? by safarigirl(f): 5:43pm On Dec 23, 2012
Since 2010, Nigerian movies have upped their game...better story lines, quality movies, nice sound...hell, they even open in cinemas now, movies like Tango with me, Mr. And Mrs., phone swap, Figurine have been upping the game so that nobody wants to do anything cheap, you have to thank Glo that's been using the actors as ambassadors thereby giving them enough money to invest in quality production.

Reasons I can't stand other African movies:

1. The acting is weak and comes off as forced sometimes

2. Their accents require translation for me to know what they're saying

3. The actors aren't good-looking, call me vain but no matter how good a movie and the storyline is, if I don't get me some eye candy, I'm not interested.

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Re: Are Nigerian Movies Actually The Best In Africa? by safarigirl(f): 5:46pm On Dec 23, 2012
Okiki_Oluwa: I think Nollywood is among the best in Africa.
'Dunno much about movies made from other African Countries like South Africa, Egypt, Tunisia, Kenya, Ethiopia. But I know about Ghana.
Nollywood movies are better than Gollywood. Recently most Ghanian films promote immorality (though Nollywood is also guilty of this but Ghana own too much). The conclusion of their movies are easier to guess than that of Nollywood.
Ghollywood is the home of movie dubbing, most of their movies from the story line down to the script are copy and paste..lacks originality, tends to be longer than necessary, hence boring...a lot of actresses who would do better in silent movies (save for Yvonne Okoro, Jackie A. And maybe Nadia, the acting skills of the rest are blah!)...

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Re: Are Nigerian Movies Actually The Best In Africa? by Nobody: 5:56pm On Dec 23, 2012
Yeah Mehn...They are.

The Ghanaian Movies the People are always Screaming.

I like the Way Twi Sounds when women speak it...it sounds sexxier than Yoruba, and the Nigerian Accent.

But Nigerian Movies are Slightly Better Written than Ghanaian Movies...

That Ain't really sayin much though...lol
Re: Are Nigerian Movies Actually The Best In Africa? by Nonybb: 6:07pm On Dec 23, 2012
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Re: Are Nigerian Movies Actually The Best In Africa? by Nonybb: 6:09pm On Dec 23, 2012
Without Nollywood in this world there probably not be Gollywood. Gollywood is an evolution of Nollywood in another country. Am not gloating over Nollywood success but Ghanaians can hardly admit they had been helped with other peoples popularity, jst like Azonto we made popular and sent it to another places (eventhough the dance moves are trash and lack creativity. It only requires someone dancing like a demon frm the grave)

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Re: Are Nigerian Movies Actually The Best In Africa? by henrychubayo: 6:10pm On Dec 23, 2012
Yes Nigerian movies are the best in Africa. I have been to some places in Africa. They love our movies. Nigerians at home don't know to an extent our actors and actress are appreciated and known in Africa. Our musicians are also doing great. What we need is a bit of in-fractures and entertainment industries will start attracting tourist. It is these things that happen to help us build a good name for the recent times. If we continue like these, we certainly will overtake Hollywood and host of them. We have overtaking the american music industries for home use for now and very soon, other africans will only use ours for everything just like south africa uses nigeria music industries in most things done here.

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Re: Are Nigerian Movies Actually The Best In Africa? by Mariojane(f): 6:13pm On Dec 23, 2012
afam4eva:
That's in terms of volume of films produced. It's not that we're the third best in the quality of movie production.
sori u made a mistake its nt in d volumes of films produced bt our culture they brings out. Nd its not even third in d world bt second. Google it

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Re: Are Nigerian Movies Actually The Best In Africa? by gboss4sure(m): 6:14pm On Dec 23, 2012
Shey all dis Indecency dem de act say na movie.
Re: Are Nigerian Movies Actually The Best In Africa? by Fishermancom: 6:18pm On Dec 23, 2012
I think so
Re: Are Nigerian Movies Actually The Best In Africa? by OkikiOluwa1(m): 6:19pm On Dec 23, 2012
safarigirl: Ghollywood is the home of movie dubbing, most of their movies from the story line down to the script are copy and paste..lacks originality, tends to be longer than necessary, hence boring...a lot of actresses who would do better in silent movies (save for Yvonne Okoro, Jackie A. And maybe Nadia, the acting skills of the rest are blah!)...
u r rite

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Re: Are Nigerian Movies Actually The Best In Africa? by Memphis357(m): 6:43pm On Dec 23, 2012
henrychubayo: Yes Nigerian movies are the best in Africa. I have been to some places in Africa. They love our movies. Nigerians at home don't know to an extent our actors and actress are appreciated and known in Africa. Our musicians are also doing great. What we need is a bit of in-fractures and entertainment industries will start attracting tourist. It is these things that happen to help us build a good name for the recent times. If we continue like these, we certainly will overtake Hollywood and host of them. We have overtaking the american music industries for home use for now and very soon, other africans will only use ours for everything just like south africa uses nigeria music industries in most things done here.
Take away the mediocrity that we've got in abundance in our entertainment industry and we'll probably get there. Our music is crap. Let's face it. Forget the fact that the D'Banjs,P Squares,2faces,Banky Ws,WizKids are gettin recognition but in reality do they have sold out concerts as their counterparts from Western countries?

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Re: Are Nigerian Movies Actually The Best In Africa? by safarigirl(f): 6:49pm On Dec 23, 2012
Memphis357:
Take away the mediocrity that we've got in abundance in our entertainment industry and we'll probably get there. Our music is crap. Let's face it. Forget the fact that the D'Banjs,P Squares,2faces,Banky Ws,WizKids are gettin recognition but in reality do they have sold out concerts as their counterparts from Western countries?
Yes, P-square in Ghana, sold out, P-square in Rwanda, sold out, P-square in Zim, sold out...bros millions of people in Africa today can not boast of having even one Weatern song in their playlist, cos our music is the bomb, we do genres that Africans can relate to- afrobeat, highlife, Fuji...it's not until someone goes Lionel Richie or Stevie Wonder that he'll sell...see Darey that does that, after Not the Girl and Sisi Eko (that many attribute it's success to Flavor's input), what else he gat?

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Re: Are Nigerian Movies Actually The Best In Africa? by deejayharry1(m): 6:51pm On Dec 23, 2012
yep...i think they are
 
Re: Are Nigerian Movies Actually The Best In Africa? by creativemusic: 6:57pm On Dec 23, 2012
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Re: Are Nigerian Movies Actually The Best In Africa? by Shaw007(m): 6:59pm On Dec 23, 2012
GUy LOck-up Oh . . .gone are d days i used 2 hate naija movies with passion!! But dz days,i'm Loving 'em with figurine ,last fLight,MIRROR BOY etc . . .and d actors have upgraded,even genie sef no wan greegrin . . .even if they arnt d best they av 2 be one Of . . .

In terms of series tho, , ,i Love south africa with scandal,jacobs cross(which is even part Nigerian) . . .

And once in awhile too,others(kenya,egypt,ehthiopia ,gambia) drop kiLLing onez tOo . . .

OveraLL. . .NOLLywood is reaLLy improving and I'm Loving et

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Re: Are Nigerian Movies Actually The Best In Africa? by DJDOLA(m): 7:08pm On Dec 23, 2012
NO TURN HERE 2 CHURCH

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