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TALKING AMAA AND NOLLYWOOD ON RUBBIN' MINDS LIVE TALK SHOW

By Niyi Tabiti

Chief Reporter





Redstrat, the producers of Rubbin' Minds, one of the hottest youth talk shows in Nigeria made me a ‘celebrity’ on Sunday 11 May 2008.I was invited to be part of their live programme on Channels Television in Lagos, Nigeria. They also invited Nollywood star actress Stephanie Okereke, Actor/film maker, Kunle Afolayan and Chika Chukwu of Fuji House of commotion fame.
Chude Jideonwo and Emilia Asim-Ita hosted the show, while the third director of Redstrat Adebola Williams was behind camera. We were asked to talk about what we thing generally of the last Africa Movie Academy Award (AMAA).We also talked about challenges of Nollywood and what has improved to date.
Most of the speakers agreed that the AMAA got into hitches because of the last minute changes. People should not just see the bad side; there is also a good side to the change in venue. Speakers and most people that phoned in also agreed that Nigerian movie makers should do more research and training.Kunle said movie makers should tap into the corporate world for support.He said people can give some minutes of endorsement in their movies or seek sponsorship for the screening of their films. He did same for his yet to be released movie, IRAPADA and it worked.Kunle is one of the sons of late actor and film maker,Adeyemi Afolayan oterwise known as Ade Love.Kunle's film is one of Nigeria's finest so far.Already, he has been winning awards with it.He also had a screening in UK and Silverbird Galleria sometime back.He told me after the show that it would be released soon.

Stephanie and Chika shared Kunle's opinion.They also said training and re-training is the key.Stephanie Oscars or Hollywood did not get there in a day but if we must achieve greatness in what we do all hands must be on deck.

I supported what they all said and added that most Nigerian movie makers are not bold enough to do a media preview of their work before release because they are not confident of it. I also said that from the little I know about Nollywood, they should stop acting a whole movie in two or three days. It creates rooms for mistakes. I am tired of hearing that Nigeria is the third largest movie producng Nation in the world.Lets talk quality and not quantity

For instance, you see someone doing a flash back of 1928 and also wearing the same cloth he wore at that time in 2008.We all laughed over it but the message was passed.anyways, it was nice rubbin' minds with all of them.Another one was when an actor was shown to have died in a movie after falling off a three storey building without bruises.Is that possible?

Haba!Let me borrow the words of Ayo Animashaun, "change must change!"
If you have ideas and ready to bring change to Nollywood, don't fold your arms...just do it!



Photo (from left)-Stephanie Okereke,Niyi Tabiti,Emilia Asim-Ita,Chika Ike,Kunle Afolayan and Chude Jideonwo after the live television show on Sunday.

6 comments:

  1. wow! this post is just perfect because i was discussing nigerian movies with my fam this past weekend.

    so i went 2 an african store and i saw a poster of a new naija movie called BEYONCE AND RIHANNA!
    i didnt know whether 2 start crying or laughing. i mean what sort of msg are we giving 2 d global public with a name like that??? i laughed my head off sha on that one.

    and then i watched a movie called "dont wanna be a player" with the same recycled actors and actresses, jim iyke, ini edo and the new ones mercy johnson and co and i tell u, the DRYNESS OF THE MOVIE GAVE ME A MIGRAINE HEADACHE. talk abt BLAND!
    The movie was soooooooo flat. matter of fact; no storyline, no nothing!
    its like these directors these days are focusing more on showing us big houses, big cars, joints and girls rocking d "latest trends" with their orange and red wigs while soring the eyes in the process.

    they seem 2 be forgetting so soon that what put nollywood on the map was the storyline of most of the movies even tho often times poor but many could still relate with it.

    the glitz and glamor are all good but it is called a MOVIE for a reason and they should pls stick to that.

    i couldnt even finish watching that movie. a waste of my freaking time and money!

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  2. LMAO @ "For instance, you see someone doing a flash back of 1928 and also wearing the same cloth he wore at that time in 2008" AND Another one was when an actor was shown to have died in a movie after falling off a three storey building without bruises.Is that possible?
    TRUE TALK NIYI!

    what abt the sound effects of gun shots or some one getting beaten up? as in we literally hear GBOSA GBOSA and last time i check, gun shots and slaps dont sound like that!

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  3. NIJA MOVIES ARE WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY AS YOU SAY. over hyped and sadly over here now.

    egbon mi, good for you sha. so you don begin dey rub shoulders with minor celebrity or na cele we go call them now? make you be careful as my mama say. no give them bele o. na only foto them say make you go do

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  4. Niyi fear catch you?I noticed your hand was almost on Stephanie's shoulder but not quite..kilon shele.

    Hahha, just kidding with you.Nice post. Your blog is informative and entertaining.Kudos

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  5. I'm laughing so hard at Paris comment. I totally agree. Nigerian film industry have a long way to go. Can we Africans learn how to stick with our own, and be good presenting it. I watched the movie, "Beyonce", i was embarrased the whole time, because it was just a bad story line and showing off the houses, cars and the glamorous life. These directors and some of the actors need to take a class before they put out a movie. It's like anybody just grabs a camera, and puts whoever they can find and starts shooting. I saw "Break up" and "Onitemi", and I was impressed and had hopes. They need to learn that it's about quality, not quantity.

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  6. ahn ahn

    NIYOOO BABA
    YOU FINE SMALL OH...

    DID YOU RUBB WHITE ATIKE ON YOUR FACE?
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    ED

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