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The Nollywood Industry And Its Shenanigans by Extrim(m): 10:19pm On Aug 01
The Nollywood industry is definitely the biggest movie industry in Africa and one of the biggest around the world.
Nigerian movies have gone on to produce some of the best actors Africa will be known for. Many have acted and gone to direct and produce their own piece that have caught the eye of the world.

So certainly in the entertainment industry, we are the giants of Africa but there are now a few loop holes.
I've done a lot of study and I have asked questions regarding the Nigerian movie industry and I came up with a few facts.

In this country, there are diverse people and choices regarding movies in general, There are;

Those who'd watch only a foreign movie
Those who watch foreign movies and watch Nigerian movies just to kill time
Those who watch Nigerian movies

Among these three sets of movie watchers, we can still narrow it down a little more;

Foreign movie viewers have close to 5 sets: Hollywood, Bollywood, Telemundo, Televista etc.
Those who watch Nigerian movies just to kill time pay little or no attention.
Those who just watch Nigerian movies out of love.

Nigeria has great movie and Film broadcasters and platforms e.g Iroko TV, WAP TV etc but what is going on?

With what I've found while doing that study, we can deduce that the problems are;

Lack Of Originality:

Many of our movies look way too fictional than The Avengers or the Justice League.

It simply means that if whatever happens in the movie is brought into the natural world, it doesn't make any sense.

Trying Too Hard:

Action movies are very enticing but when you try what you aren't good at when you aren't ready, you end up producing utter garbage e.g Shina Rambo and many more.

Poor Casting:

There are a lot of talented actors in Nigeria and yet the settle for the worst? Well that's a bust.

This is the reason why you have an understudy who'd fill in for a bad cast but no not in Nigeria.

Our Child Casts Aren't Ready:

Believe it or not, most of our child characters are not really prepared by producers before they are handed a role.

I know they are kids but come on man!

Poor Screenwriters:

How do you feel watching a movie where you can tell the end immediately. I am supposed to predict the end, not tell it.

Due to poor screenwriting, there are many unnecessary scenes that end up messing the storyline.


I am not here to troll the Nigerian movie industry but to state the slacks that everyone with a great love for movies will notice.

If we could correct even just one of these things, the industry will see some change even if it's not a big one.

I'm Daniel Onyebuchi, a movie reviewer and critic and I want change in the industry.


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Re: The Nollywood Industry And Its Shenanigans by DICKstractor(m): 11:06pm On Aug 01
The problem of Nollywood is just too numerous. I can't remember the last time I sat down to watch nolly movies. I get annoyed whenever I peep to watch. I keep wondering how grown-ups go about acting wack movies in the name of entertainment.

Nollywood is not ready to grow. You will see a nollywood movie and it will be as if viva video app was used in shooting the movie

The producers will want to use 100k to produce movies from part 1 to whatever part it ends...

I'm not sure if they producers/directors sits down to review the movies like their counterparts; Hollywood does because in a single scene of movie, you will see much obvious and correctable errors that the directors left on purpose maybe due to laziness

Nollywood needs to have a rethink and start producing good movies

Can somebody tell me what in the bloody fvck is going on there (in the attached picture)?.. How much is a rope?

Re: The Nollywood Industry And Its Shenanigans by edoairways: 11:36pm On Aug 01
DICKstractor:
The problem of Nollywood is just too numerous. I can't remember the last time I sat down to watch nolly movies. I get annoyed whenever I peep to watch. I keep wondering how grown-ups go about acting wack movies in the name of entertainment.

Nollywood is not ready to grow. You will see a nollywood movie and it will be as if viva video app was used in shooting the movie

The producers will want to use 100k to produce movies from part 1 to whatever part it ends...

I'm not sure if they producers/directors sits down to review the movies like their counterparts; Hollywood does because in a single scene of movie, you will see much obvious and correctable errors that the directors left on purpose maybe due to laziness

Nollywood needs to have a rethink and start producing good movies

Can somebody tell me what in the bloody fvck is going on there (in the attached picture)?.. How much is a rope?
You are used to low budget nollywood movies, cinema movies are far better of but hasn't gotten to its zenith yet

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Re: The Nollywood Industry And Its Shenanigans by edoairways: 11:42pm On Aug 01
Extrim in as much as some of the points raised are valid, most movies are fictional. For example the movie Harry potter isn't real so don't expect movies to be real. Secondly I noticed most persons generalize the flaws in nollywood by dragging Asaba movies. For example that dude up there just did what I asserted. We should begin to look at the cinema movies since they have decided to catch up compare to others sects

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Re: The Nollywood Industry And Its Shenanigans by Extrim(m): 6:11am On Aug 02
edoairways:
Extrim in as much as some of the points raised are valid, most movies are fictional. For example the movie Harry potter isn't real so don't expect movies to be real. Secondly I noticed most persons generalize the flaws in nollywood by dragging Asaba movies. For example that dude up there just did what I asserted. We should begin to look at the cinema movies since they have decided to catch up compare to others sects

I know most movies are fictional but when I watch a movie I tend to imagine if it would kind of be possible in the real world and some of them could be but as easy as producing a regular TV drama, Nollywood tend to take things too extra....... that's just what I meant
Re: The Nollywood Industry And Its Shenanigans by edoairways: 6:45am On Aug 02
Extrim:


I know most movies are fictional but when I watch a movie I tend to imagine if it would kind of be possible in the real world and some of them could be but as easy as producing a regular TV drama, Nollywood tend to take things too extra....... that's just what I meant
Well that is why it is a movie

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