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dasparrow:The man has wounded her.
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He don "Buruntashi" Zahra o.
She has been CHANGED!
|Celebrities / Re: Nairalander Pictured With Momodu's Son, Tekno, Miss Commonwealth At Eko Hotels by Orikinla(m): 12:05am On Dec 24, 2016|
And the Nairalander is also reporting it himself as usual.
|TV/Movies / Re: Nigerian Cinema In A Nutshell by Orikinla(m): 12:01am On Dec 24, 2016|
shockwave91:There is a way to beat piracy with streaming videos and with YouTube now accessible to TV, piracy will soon become unattractive.
|TV/Movies / Re: Nigerian Cinema In A Nutshell by Orikinla(m): 11:58pm On Dec 23, 2016|
There are enough space for niche marketing of Nigerian movies.
Source of supply is from content producers.
The producers submit to iROKO TV, Ibaka TV, Afrinolly, Mnet and other distributors online and offline.
More than 93 million Nigerians are online, but none of the leading Nigerian online video platforms has up to 1 million subscribers.
As I said in one of my articles for Shadow and Act on Indiewire, the streaming video market of Nigerian movies is worth more than US$7Billion.
But the current players have not explored the multiple streams of income.
Even YouTube, Facebook, Vine, Hulu, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and others are yet to unlock the money making machine of streaming videos.
|Sports / Re: Who's Your Favourite Football Player Of 2016? by Orikinla(m): 8:02pm On Dec 23, 2016|
Fine boy, no pimples.
With great dimples.
|Politics / Re: Court Orders Suspension Of Patience Jonathan's Accounts In Several Banks by Orikinla(m): 7:54pm On Dec 23, 2016|
Christmas and New Year shopping things.
Corrupt judges are still in active business in Nigeria.
|Romance / Re: Video: Confessions Of A Nigerian Sex Slave In Russia by Orikinla(m): 7:51pm On Dec 23, 2016|
Bizibi:You are right.
Some even pay the sex traffickers for crossing to Europe.
|Phones / Re: MTN Fires Amina Oyagbola Over Bribery To Buhari’s Chief Of Staff Abba Kyari by Orikinla(m): 6:43pm On Dec 23, 2016|
If President Buhari cannot drive away these wolves in sheep clothing in his cabinet, his war against corruption is political nonsense.
|TV/Movies / Nigerian Cinema In A Nutshell by Orikinla(m): 6:28pm On Dec 23, 2016|
Nigerian Cinema In a Nutshell
~ By David Parkinson, from Nigeria - A film industry of size and ambition
WORLD TOUR .
28th April 2014
Despite a sluggish start, Nigerian cinema was building on solid foundations when a parallel video sector launched in the early 1990s so fired the public imagination that Nollywood developed into the world's second biggest film industry.
A Few Firsts
Colonial film units were responsible for such early outings as Messrs. J. Walkden's Store (1923). Lever Brothers sponsored several shorts, including Tour Through Nigeria, while Angus Buchanan also traversed the country in Crossing the Great Sahara (both 1924). The first drama seems to have been Geoffrey Barkas's Palaver: A Romance of Northern Nigeria (1926), while the documentary Black Cotton (1927) prompted Graham Ball to shoot a number of travelogues and health official William Sellers to embark upon such educationals as Anti-Plague Operations, Lagos (1937).
Sellers hardly had an enlightened view of Africa and the Nigerian Film Unit was established in 1949 to help decentralise colonial film production. Instructional and propagandist titles like Sydney Samuelson's Giant in the Sun (1959) preoccupied federal and local units beyond independence in 1960. But Adamu Halilu became the first indigenous film-maker with the documentaries It Pays to Care (1955) and Hausa Village (1958), while Segun Olusola's My Father's Burden (1961) became the first short drama and Edward James Horatio's Two Men and a Goat (1966) the first feature.
Francis Oladele also established himself as Nigeria's first important producer, as he hired African-American Ossie Davis to direct the Wole Soyinka adaptation Kongi's Harvest (1970) and the German Hans Jürgen Pohland to rework Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart (1971) for his Calpenny company, which was soon competing against Sanya Dosumu's Starling Films, Ladi Ladebo's Cineventures and Afrocult, which was owned by Nigeria's most lauded talent, Ola Balogun.
Having cut his teeth as a scriptwriter at the Federal Ministry of Information and trained at the IDHEC film school in Paris, Balogun debuted with the civil war documentary, One Nigeria (1969). Following his feature bow, Alpha (1972), he directed Amadi (1975) and Ajani Ogun (1976), which were respectively the first films in the Igbo and Yoruba languages. The latter starred Adeyemi Afolayan, who also headlined Balogun's Ija Ominira (1977) before starting his own directorial career with Kadara (1978), while Chief Herbert Ogunde also moved behind the camera for Jaiyesimi (1980) after headlining Balogun's Aiye (1979), which shaped the Nigerian horror tradition.
As well as making Music Man (1976) in English, Balogun also travelled to Brazil to shoot Black Goddess (1978) in Portuguese and to Ghana to complete his treatise on Pan-African colonialism, Cry Freedom (1981). However, he remained true to his roots in Yoruba travelling theatre and the satire Money Power (1982) has been cited as a key influence on the emerging Nollywood style.
His greater influence was on such contemporaries as Eddie Ugbomah, Oyewole Olowomojuore and Yomi Ogunmola, whose features began appearing in foreign festivals in the 1980s, and new generation talents like Branwen Okpako (Valley of Innocence, 2003), who is one of the few Nigerian women film-makers, Jeta Amata (The Amazing Grace, 2006), Newton I. Aduaka (Ezra, 2007) and Andrew Dosunmu (Mother of George, 2013).
According to Nollywood legend, Kenneth Nnebue decided to start making his own movies because he had a surplus stock of videocassettes. However, Nnebue was shrewd enough to pack Chris Obi Rapu's Living in Bondage (1992) with TV icons and distribute it exclusively on tape.
When the Faustian drama reportedly sold 200,000 copies, dozens of other aspiring directors aped its roughly shot, largely improvised and hammily acted style and distributors were soon shifting thousands of videos daily, with films costing 3 million Naira taking around 10 million Naira (roughly $75,000) in their first week of release.
Wrapped in 3-5 days, pictures like Amaka Igwe's Rattlesnake (1994), Chika Onukwufor's True Confession (1995) and Chico Ejiro's Onome (1996) tackled such everyday themes as prejudice, injustice, forbidden love and corruption in a melodramatic manner that allowed violence, religious extremism, mythology and sorcery to crop up in the most seemingly realistic scenarios. Many films employed cheap special effects, but audiences were less interested in escapism than in such bleak reflections of their troubled society as Tade Ogidan's Hostages and Fred Amata's Dust to Dust (both 1997).
Nollywood Goes Global
Although Nnebue quit to preach the Bible, Nollywood continued to thrive under the Alaba cartel and it's estimated that some 11,000 full-length features were produced for VHS and V-CD between 1992 and 2009, with Kingsley Ogoro's Osuofia in London (2003), Amaka Igwe's Violated (2004) and Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen's Games Women Play (2005) being among the bestsellers.
Nigeria currently averages four times as many movies as France and twice as many as China and Japan. Indeed, only India can surpass its phenomenal prolificity. Yet front-rank directors like Tade Ogidan, Tunde Kelani and the brothers Zeb and Chico Ejiro and A list stars like Geneviève Nnaji, Ramsey Nouah, Mercy Johnson, Nkem Owoh and Kate Henshaw-Nuttal are barely known outside the country and its disapora.
This owes much to the fact that the often lurid storylines lack the sophistication to appeal to international audiences and the growing reliance on sexual themes and violence committed against women and children looks unlikely to improve matters. Much more popular are dramas featuring religious cranks and corrupt politicians, as audiences like to see sins being committed before they are punished.
Equally sought are juju witchcraft sagas like Tunde Kelani's Ti Oluwa Nile (1993), Zeb Ejiro's Sakobi - The Snake Girl (1997) and Chucks Mordi and Kingsley Kerry's horror romp, Bleeding Rose (2007).
Kannywood and Decline?
Competition briefly came from the Hausa-language industry based in the northern town of Kano. But, while annual Kannywood output grew to 150 features (the best of which were masala-style musicals), directors like Abdulkarim Mohammed, Ado Ahmed and Ali Nuhu were viewed with deep suspicion by the upholders of Sharia Law and, soon after a sex tape was released of actress Maryam Usman in 2007, production was subjected to stringent censorship.
Nollywood occasionally has similar problems with officialdom, but piracy has proved a much bigger issue and distributors are increasingly offering on-demand services. New names continue to emerge, including Kunle Afolayan, Teco Benson, Mahmood Ali-Balogun and Obi Emelonye, whose Echoes of War (2004) became the first Nollywood feature to secure a UK theatrical release.
Even though the industry was valued at 853.9 billion Naira (or $5.1 billion) in April 2014, many are concerned that Nollywood has plateaued and could easily fall into the hands of opportunistic hacks or religious fanatics.
|Romance / Re: Things That Men Notice In Women First by Orikinla(m): 5:49pm On Dec 23, 2016|
No big boobs, no show.
I look for size of the boobs first.
|Celebrities / Re: Simi Talks About Her Small Breast, Fans React (Photo) by Orikinla(m): 5:46pm On Dec 23, 2016|
When I knew Linda Ikeji, she also complained about her small breasts.
But today, her breasts can even bounce.
|Celebrities / Re: Eva Alordiah Makes Fun Of Fiance, Caesar Over Wizkid's Snub by Orikinla(m): 5:35pm On Dec 23, 2016|
They have good sense of humour and showing maturity.
|Politics / Re: Boko Haram Exposed The Corrupt And Incompetent Leadership Of Nigerian Army by Orikinla(m): 5:33pm On Dec 23, 2016|
limeta:Go and take care of your smelling vagina to help you improve your IQ.
|Crime / Re: Man Murders Girlfriend, Dumps Remains In Soak Away by Orikinla(m): 5:31pm On Dec 23, 2016|
OP's English is twisted.
Police cannot identify the victim shows that Nigerian police should be sent to the 19th century.
Even "Bingo" the dog can identify her.
Nigerian police don't have expertise in fingerprints, footprints of barefoot and footwear.
Searching the suspect's room is enough to find evidence of the victim.
Do we have a police intelligence department?
|Romance / Re: Knight In Shining Armour Theme For Pre-wedding Photos by Orikinla(m): 5:21pm On Dec 23, 2016|
SafeDavid:Omo, if a couple does that, they will call them Or is a cultists.
|Politics / Re: Boko Haram Exposed The Corrupt And Incompetent Leadership Of Nigerian Army by Orikinla(m): 5:16pm On Dec 23, 2016|
limeta:The topic is beyond you.
It is not for the uninformed and intellectually challenged.
It is not for those who reason with their loins more than their brains.
We are not plaiting hair.
Recommended reading for you.
"The Art of War" by Sun Tzu.
|Politics / Re: Boko Haram Exposed The Corrupt And Incompetent Leadership Of Nigerian Army by Orikinla(m): 5:12pm On Dec 23, 2016|
GMBuhari:The sacked Service Chiefs were in GEJ's administration.
|Romance / Re: Video: Confessions Of A Nigerian Sex Slave In Russia by Orikinla(m): 3:35pm On Dec 23, 2016|
JuicyLucy:The Benin girl we rescued from Libya said she was not trafficked, because she was clueless about sex trafficking.
But I paid for her release.
|Politics / Boko Haram Exposed The Corrupt And Incompetent Leadership Of Nigerian Army by Orikinla(m): 3:32pm On Dec 23, 2016|
Boko Haram Exposed the Corrupt and Incompetent Leadership of Nigerian Army
The misappropriations of the revenue allocations for the Ministry of Defence in the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan left the Nigerian military handicapped to prosecute the war against Boko Haram terrorists on rampage in the north east of Nigeria.
An ill-equipped army is already half defeated.
The Nigerian military should have defeated Boko Haram since 2011. But the election of the corrupt and incompetent President worsened the insurgency. He was a visionless and weak Commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces. He did not know how to command and lead the Nigerian military.
Boko Haram infiltrated the Nigerian military and planted their spies and recruited saboteurs. They knew the formations and plans of the Nigerian Army.
Boko Haram terrorists moved about in convoys of Toyota Hilux trucks and motorcycles without any airstrike by the Nigerian Air force. They had markets where they traded without any attack by the Nigerian military. They went to banks and had regular suppliers of their provisions and weapons.
Failure of military intelligence made the Nigerian Army to become a sitting duck target for Boko Haram. Military intelligence would have been enough to exterminate the insurgency years ago, but the Nigerian government used the Boko Haram as an excuse to misappropriate billions of dollars and caused the preventable deaths of more than 20, 000 innocent Nigerians and more than 1, 000, 000 Nigerians were sacked from their homes and became either Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) or refugees in the neighbouring countries of Chad, Niger and Cameroon. And Boko Haram terrorists still attacked their fleeing victims.
It was shocking to see the new President Muhammadu Buhari telling the heart broken parents of the missing Chibok school girls that he did not know their whereabouts; displaying to the whole world the failure of military intelligence.
The school girls who escaped from the trucks of the Boko Haram terrorists after they were kidnapped from their dormitory on the night of 14–15 April 2014, should have given the Nigerian military enough information to track and locate the other kidnapped girls who couldn't escape.
Military surveillance drones should have been enough to find them. Drones would have been enough to attack Boko Haram terrorists when they were recording their propaganda videos on open grounds. But they were left to roam the north east like they were untouchables.
The corrupt and incompetent leadership of the Nigerian military failed to protect and save the north east from Boko Haram until the new administration of President Buhari removed the corrupt and incompetent Service Chiefs. But the new military leadership is still displaying failure of military intelligence in modern warfare.
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Mujaheeeden:Ride on in his drunkenness?
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worworgirl:White wedding is not African.
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This is why I love Nairaland.
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|Romance / Knight In Shining Armour Theme For Pre-wedding Photos by Orikinla(m): 10:14am On Dec 23, 2016|
This will be romantic if you can get the costumes.
|Romance / Re: How To Identify Fake Friends And Fake People by Orikinla(m): 9:59am On Dec 23, 2016|
This knowledge is good for our safety, security, progress and success as we move on triumphantly and victoriously to the New Year 2017.
Read and share it.
|Romance / How To Identify Fake Friends And Fake People by Orikinla(m): 8:45am On Dec 23, 2016|
How to identify fake friends and fake people
Fair weather or good times only friends.
Friends for their selfish benefits and interests.
They like to reap where they did not sow.
They are opportunists.
They hardly ask about your personal, domestic and professional challenges.
They don't care about your family and relations.
They never tell others how much favours they have received from you. (These are the "Chop and Clean Mouth" Group )
They don't and won't give you credit for your kindness and generosity.
They gossip and lie against you behind your back.
They don't share good opportunities with you.
They often call you; text you or visit you when they only need favours from you and if they don't get them, they keep away for sometime and later return to check if they can now con you to drop something.
They are unrepentant ingrates and parasites.
Dogs have proved to be more faithful than humans.
~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima
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|Romance / Re: Video: Confessions Of A Nigerian Sex Slave In Russia by Orikinla(m): 8:10am On Dec 23, 2016|
More than 3, 000 Nigerian girls are lured and kidnapped in Libya and exported to Europe as sex slaves every year.
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