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|Culture / Re: Why Do People Think Nigerians Women Are The Most Unattractive Women In Africa? by anonymous6(f): 11:25am On Aug 02|
it has actually helped, You need to read this article BBC did of Nigeria's impact in Africa: http://www.nairaland.com/777550/bbc-news-special-nigerias-impact
To me Nigeria's reputation has been a stand still because Nigeria has been giving mixed messages, one area you see improvement and another is just a mess at times
|Culture / Re: Why Do People Think Nigerians Women Are The Most Unattractive Women In Africa? by anonymous6(f): 11:24pm On Aug 01|
misskaedy: Why do people think Nigerians women are the most unattractive women in Africa? I personally think everywhere in Africa has beautiful people.
I never heard this before, I have actually heard the reverse that Nigerian women are one the top ten most beautiful in Africa. If it wasn't for the film industry of Nigeria people would have still had a negative stereotypical view of Nigeria women and/or african women in general, so I don't know about your question.
|Culture / Re: If Black Caribbeans And African Americans Wish To Return To Africa? by anonymous6(f): 2:50am On Jul 27|
lol, nothing wrong with good hair
|Culture / Re: If Black Caribbeans And African Americans Wish To Return To Africa? by anonymous6(f): 9:52pm On Jul 26|
Yeah, the majority of black diasporians are Brazilians(mostly since slavery) but many of them have since assimilated with Nigerians, many married to Nigerians since the 1800's
|Culture / Re: If Black Caribbeans And African Americans Wish To Return To Africa? by anonymous6(f): 6:40pm On Jul 26|
wow, that is so wrong he didn't deserve that, if that happened to a african somebody would have gotten hurt. Land is a big deal in Africa in general to Africans even more then money at times.
|Culture / Re: The Man Who Has Not Bathed For 37 Yrs (pictures) by anonymous6(f): 6:18pm On Jul 23|
He's nutts, all I feel sorry for is his wife and the people around him
|Culture / Re: Whats Your Favourite Jamaican Dish? by anonymous6(f): 4:53pm On Jul 20|
Tough one, I am in love with many Jamaican dishes, Jamaicans are have the cuisine from the Caribbean but have stiff competition from Haitians and Trinidadians
|Culture / Re: No Great Historic African Films? Heres Why... by anonymous6(f): 4:48pm On Jul 20|
true but black americans as yourself are showing it is not all AAs that think that way, your topic is very good though and should be debated because to be honest I am a big fan of game of thrones, downtown abbey, lord of the rings and etc and have the DVDs but don't own the movie precious(I have seen it just once) or watch gangster themed(italian and/or AA) or slavery AA themed movies to much, not my cup of tea but I have seen Django though and it was a excellent movie.
|Culture / Re: No Great Historic African Films? Heres Why... by anonymous6(f): 4:32pm On Jul 20|
I'm not saying AA's can't tell the stories of ancient Africa but I feel a african would better showcase a ancient african movie then a AA, the samething with a AA would be better telling and making a movie of harriet tubman then a african. When it comes to white americans telling movies about Europeans, well their is no problem in them telling their stories as well from their ancestors in Europe but many of these movies have a majority European cast and influence, but if it was a movie about ancient africa by AAs that wouldn't be the case, first of all as you pointed out some afrocentric influence's would be intermingled with it, for example look at coming to America, there are somethings in that movie that have nothing to do with africa, it was a great movie by a great cast, but the movie was a interpretation of what AAs felt about africa to a extent.
You are right with your assessment of AAs and their views of ancient african history, and etc. However as you said Africa will be the future of African history films and that it hasn't got into the level of movies such as 300 but the african movies industries are still growing and continue to progress at a faster rate so I feel it won't take long before you see a industry like Nollywood and others to start to get into that level.
When it comes to Tyler Perry and precious, you have some points but those movies are embraced by the african american community to a extent, I have seen some tyler perry movies and a few were ok but you are correct it is getting sort of repetitious and being rammed into black american throats as you said.
|Culture / Re: topic closed by anonymous6(f): 12:35pm On Jul 20|
Congratulations and beautiful pictures of your family, make sure your cute kids know their culture
|Culture / Nollywood USA: African Movie Makers Expand Filming To D.C. Area by anonymous6(f): 12:28pm On Jul 20|
"A drop-dead beautiful Ghanaian actress is yelling at the director. Her voice — with that slightly British Ghanaian accent — echoes across the polished marble floors and bounces off the baby grand inside a Montgomery County mansion that has been turned into a movie set.
Cameras have stopped rolling. Actors lean against the bay windows overlooking the swimming pool.
“I’m human!” shouts the movie star, Yvonne Nelson. “I can complain if I want to complain. I am not a robot.”
“No one can tell me what to do on my set!” warns the director, John Uche, a Nigerian who lives in Upper Marlboro. “I’ve directed bigger actors than you.”
The actress spins and storms up a circular staircase, retreating to her
bedroom lair and halting production.
This could be a disaster for this “Nollywood” movie. Filming has to be completed in three weeks.If the star quits, thousands of dollars are down the tube. The other actors — some of the biggest names in Africahave flown in from Nigeria and Ghana — will have wasted a trip. And the producer, Koby Maxwell, an award-winning Ghanaian musician turned moviemaker, will lose investors’ money.
Maxwell eyes the scene from the mansion’s kitchen, where he is peeling green plantains to boil for the cast’s dinner. Besides obtaining investors, writing the story, locking down actors and locations, and working with crew members on a major Nollywood production, he also has to cook supper.
As he rinses and slices, he tries not to show his worry. He has slept only two hours at a time in the past few weeks, worried about production, worried about accommodating actors, worried about filming on a shoestring budget. He cannot afford to lose this actress or this director. Everything is riding on “One Night in Vegas,” a movie Maxwell hopes will raise the bar on Nollywood production values.
The next three weeks will test his dream. While Hollywood dreamers wait to be discovered, Nollywood waits for no one.
Nollywood, the colloquial name used to describe the Nigerian film industry, is the second-biggest movie industry in the world in terms of number of movies made. The $500 million business churns out hundreds a year, second in film production behind India’s Bollywood. Hollywood comes in third.
According to a 2012 UNESCO survey, India produced 1,255 feature-length movies in 2011. Nigeria produced 997 movies in video format; and Hollywood produced 819films.
The hottest Nollywood actors earn as much as $10,000 per movie. Some earn $4,000 or $5,000. Some make more than 50 movies a year, rolling out productions one week after the next with a swiftness that would make a Hollywood actor’s head spin.
Nollywood has swept into Cameroon, the Caribbean and Ghana, which calls its industry Ghollywood. Now Nollywood actors and filmmakers have started making movies here. They call it Nollywood USA." read the rest of the article by clicking the link
|Culture / Re: No Great Historic African Films? Heres Why... by anonymous6(f): 12:15pm On Jul 20|
Nomski0: I cant believe i read every single word......I'm in complete awe.
It depends to a extent on whether it is the English Nollywood industry vs. the yoruba industry for example and whether it is a ancient nigerian or west african film or not, examples:
Yemoja(yoruba film about ancient yoruba goddess)
I sing of a well(ancient Ghanian movie)
|Culture / Re: No Great Historic African Films? Heres Why... by anonymous6(f): 11:53am On Jul 20|
well when it comes to Hollywood, the number one film industry in the world they only cater to movies that the majority of americans will watch since they are a American film industry, and the majority are white americans and the reality is many white americans like ancient or middle age European history. Also Hollywood is run by white americans for the most part, so I wouldn't blame african americans per say but I feel the only way Blacks from each culture can showcase their own movies of their culture is by doing their own movie industries. The Indians, Hispanics and Asians have their own industries. However when it comes to african americans, it is not their duty to talk about non-African american cultures in their movies because that is no longer their culture any more, and so they don't feel entitled to even venture into that, I feel it is up to foreign blacks to mobilize and start thinking about that. Those movies you posted(ex. precious, Tyler Perry) are the realities or issues that is in the african american community. To me ancient african history will be shown on the big screen in the near future by black africans themselves, examples:
Hamza(ancient Hausa times)
|Culture / Re: BBC's Documentary On The 'Bronze Cast Head Of The Ife King' by anonymous6(f): 11:41am On Jul 20|
thank you for the videos
|Phones / Re: What Are The Top 5 Cell Phones Used In Nigeria? by anonymous6(f): 2:21am On Jul 12|
I'm suspecting the Iphone will be the number one in the future
|Culture / Re: BBC's Documentary On The 'Bronze Cast Head Of The Ife King' by anonymous6(f): 2:10am On Jul 12|
IFE head mini documentary:
|Culture / Re: Masquerade, Residents Clash Again In Ibadan by anonymous6(f): 3:35pm On Jul 09|
|Culture / Re: The Hypocrisy On Nairaland by anonymous6(f): 2:21pm On Jul 09|
babe_online: Hello all,
wow that is sad because I agree with you, I don't blame you for complaining. I think these people need to start being ignored in order for them to leave the forum in my opinion
|Culture / Re: The African's Duty by anonymous6(f): 2:15pm On Jul 09|
yorubaamerican: Did you not understand the story of the prodigal son? You need to reclaim your kidnapped (and betrayed) brethren because WE HOLD THE KEY to your salvation
The story of the prodigal son has nothing to do with this topic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parable_of_the_Prodigal_Son
Nobody needs to reclaim anybody; africans hold the key to their own salvation, african americans hold the key to their own salvation, and the same goes with black Caribbeans.
|Culture / Re: Why Don't Africans Cream Themselves? by anonymous6(f): 12:05am On Jul 09|
Is it wrong to put creams and lotions on your body
|Celebrities / Re: Kerry Washington Secretly Weds NFL Star Nnamdi Asomugha by anonymous6(f): 1:21am On Jul 04|
|Celebrities / Re: Adenike Ogungbe Is Dead, CEO Of Ewar Make-overs by anonymous6(f): 1:18am On Jul 04|
May she rest in peace
|Celebrities / Kerry Washington Secretly Weds NFL Star Nnamdi Asomugha by anonymous6(f): 1:16am On Jul 04|
"Kerry Washington definitely knows how to keep a secret.
The "Scandal" star, 36, quietly married San Francisco 49ers cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha on June 24 in Blaine County, Idaho. While the remote location was sure to keep the paparazzi away, was it really necessary when no one even knew they were a couple in the first place?
According to TerezOwens.com, who first reported the nuptial news on Tuesday, Asomugha and Washington have been dating since last summer.
A 2003 graduate of UC Berkeley, Asomugha, 31, played for the Oakland Raiders for eight seasons and the Philadelphia Eagles for two before signing with the 49ers in April. (Though he's bounced around a bit when it comes to committing to a football team, it seems he wasn't afraid to commit to Kerry!) He's also dabbled in acting, with guest-starring gigs on "Friday Night Lights," "The Game," "Leverage," and "Kroll Show."
Another thing Asomugha and the stylish "Django Unchained" actress have in common? Giving back. The political activists are both involved in various philanthropic efforts. Asomugha has participated in the Clinton Global Initiative every year since 2009, while Washington addressed the crowd at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
This marks the first marriage for both. Washington was previously engaged to longtime boyfriend David Moscow (better known as the kid who turns into Tom Hanks in the 1988 flick "Big", but called the wedding off in 2007. Since then, she's kept everyone in the dark about her personal life — but gave a little clue on Twitter Tuesday that she could be headed off on a honeymoon."
|Ethnic, Racial, Or Sectarian Politics / Re: Photos Of Yoruba Villages by anonymous6(f): 1:07am On Jul 04|
Malawian: how come all those fine fine yoruba village houses have been deleted while this "imposing" picture of ibadan ( without the rusted roofings ) is visible? who is behind this travesty? God and me are watching you in 3D
|Ethnic, Racial, Or Sectarian Politics / Re: Can Someone Explain To Me Why That Small Country Ghana, Always Remains Peaceful. by anonymous6(f): 4:34pm On Jul 03|
|Ethnic, Racial, Or Sectarian Politics / Re: Photos Of Yoruba Villages by anonymous6(f): 4:25pm On Jul 03|
I guess the OP got what he wanted from this thread...........
|Ethnic, Racial, Or Sectarian Politics / Re: Photos Of Yoruba Villages by anonymous6(f): 4:22pm On Jul 03|
no Ibadan is not a village, but you said Lagos, and I corrected you
|Ethnic, Racial, Or Sectarian Politics / Re: Photos Of Yoruba Villages by anonymous6(f): 4:21pm On Jul 03|
ok fair enough
|Ethnic, Racial, Or Sectarian Politics / Re: Photos Of Yoruba Villages by anonymous6(f): 4:07pm On Jul 03|
Ojiofor: why una dey argue with them,did i not said they are all lagosians?they have posted the picture of their lagos village na.
that picture was about Ibadan, not Lagos, I posted the link under that picture
|Ethnic, Racial, Or Sectarian Politics / Re: Photos Of Yoruba Villages by anonymous6(f): 12:22pm On Jul 03|
The only fool here is you, Yup the thread said to post photos of villages not cities. However when the OP said to post yoruba villages, when he posted a link of igbo villages as a example, they were no different from the picture I posted, so next time research before responding. So if he can get away with it I don't see why I can not. The only difference is my pictures were from a distance so it showed more while his was more up close.
|Ethnic, Racial, Or Sectarian Politics / Re: Photos Of Yoruba Villages by anonymous6(f): 5:58pm On Jul 02|
There is another thread like this: http://www.nairaland.com/785359/se-sw-nigeria-which-greener
|Culture / Re: Declining Interest In Nigerian Culture! What Is Responsible? by anonymous6(f): 5:32pm On Jul 02|
was there a Nigerian culture in the first place, Nigeria has it's national pride but Nigerian culture maybe with food I guess but besides that it is complex. There is tribal culture in Nigeria, You can't compare Hausa culture with Igbo culture, it is impossible. I think some tribes favor foreign culture over their own while other favor their own culture over foreign, while respecting the foreign culture. So When it comes to declining culture it depends on what tribe you speak to because it is different from one tribe compared to the next.
As for me I appreciate my culture more for the fact I was born in the western world, so I grew to respecting and cherishing it more. I feel some youths in Nigeria are taking it for granted in Nigeria, if they know how black diasporians are treated in the western world and stripped of their identity, wishing they had a portion of what they had they would appreciate it more.
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