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Nigerian World War 1 & World War 2 Heroes In Film & TV by thinkafricanet: 6:12pm On Oct 22, 2018
So I have worked in the TV and film industry before for Warner Bros, Discovery Channel and Liberty Global.

One thing Oyinbo people do fantastically is create Entertainment - films like Saving Private Ryan, Zero Dark Thirty, Lone Survivor, Where Eagles Dare and Tv series like Band of Brothers, from historical research. They go back in time and keep digging up new material like Spartacus, Vikings, Rome, Game of Thones from historic knowledge.

Nigeria has world war 1 and world war 2 heroes too but most people don't give an "Abacha" or realise the millions that can be made from publishing this kind of content.

An example is Peter Adeniyi Thomas, a Royal Air Force, Flight Lieutenant that fought in World War 2.

https://thinkafrica.net/2018/10/22/world-war-2-flight-lieutenant-peter-adeniyi-thomas/

Why do you think we don't use our history to create entertainment, more wealth and more jobs?

California is the 8th biggest economy in the world because of Silicon Valley and Hollywood. Why do you think it's not sinking into our head that big bunks can be made from culture?
Re: Nigerian World War 1 & World War 2 Heroes In Film & TV by okwabayi(m): 7:07pm On Oct 22, 2018
For World War 2 and earlier it is hard to get records because as at then I doubt Nigerians had TV sets. My grandfather fought in World War 2. He passed away in 2001. During his lifetime there was no written, audio or video record of his participation, only word of mouth from his children.
I cannot imagine how young Peter T. Adeniyi was in the war. Another thing to consider is due to old age and probably mental degradation his words cannot stand as an authority on the events.
The Nigerian Civil War however has records of the events and also a lot of the participants are very much alive. It's the reason why a few movies are created based on it. Trust our government na, they try their best to frustrate these efforts for reasons known to them.

Reading and writing was never African culture until the white man introduced it. What we did was tell stories. This is why most of the legends of our ancestors involved magic, mysticism and superhuman feats -- stories are prone to exaggeration. We can make movies based on these but they won't look different from what Nollywood already offers.
Re: Nigerian World War 1 & World War 2 Heroes In Film & TV by thinkafricanet: 8:17pm On Oct 22, 2018
okwabayi:
For World War 2 and earlier it is hard to get records because as at then I doubt Nigerians had TV sets. My grandfather fought in World War 2. He passed away in 2001. During his lifetime there was no written, audio or video record of his participation, only word of mouth from his children.
I cannot imagine how young Peter T. Adeniyi was in the war. Another thing to consider is due to old age and probably mental degradation his words cannot stand as an authority on the events.
The Nigerian Civil War however has records of the events and also a lot of the participants are very much alive. It's the reason why a few movies are created based on it. Trust our government na, they try their best to frustrate these efforts for reasons known to them.

Reading and writing was never African culture until the white man introduced it. What we did was tell stories. This is why most of the legends of our ancestors involved magic, mysticism and superhuman feats -- stories are prone to exaggeration. We can make movies based on these but they won't look different from what Nollywood already offers.
He died aged 30.

Don’t let anyone misinform you. Africa had writing before Europe did. Sadly our generation is misinformed because they don’t read beyond the curriculum.

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