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3 Ways Nollywood Screws up and wastes Veteran actors

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Nollywood over the years, have thrived
on many grounds due to the type of movie producers and directors it had in past
and present times. The likes of Teco Benson, Obi Madubuogu and the award
winning producer and director Kunle Afolayan have produced and as well directed
several movies that has hit so high in rating of content by Nigerians and
foreign viewers of their movies. Recently, so many other producers/directors
have attracted accolades to Nollywood by virtue of some good quality movies
being shot within and outside Nigeria such as 30 days in Atlanta, wedding
party, October 1st, Jennifer’s Diary, and many others.

In recent times, Nollywood now has
too many movie producers and directors who just want to become the Mel Gibson
of Africa in movie making and directing but are not willing to learn the art of
standard movie making. This has led to them screwing up many veteran actors and
actresses within the movie industry. We here at Gistpark Media has carefully pick pointed areas where Nollywood is
missing it big time. Check them out below;

1. Poor Scripts:

A movie could have a captivating and thought rattling title
but if the scripts used in the movie is not superb, then the whole movie will
be a huge turn off for the audience that are watching it. Many movie directors
currently in Nigeria don’t care about the standard of their movie’s script more
than they care for the profit that will emerge from the movie sales at Alaba
market, 51 Iweka Road Onitsha and others. 
When these low standard Nollywood directors make these
errors, it reflects in the movies and turns the veteran actors and actresses we
have to nothing but clowns on screen. They will become nothing other than
amateurs simply because the directors don’t take into deep cognizance, the
quality of the script used.
The script writers in the movie industry are supposed to be
people who are creative and as well read books of great stories. As a matter of
fact, they are supposed to be prolific in storytelling and writing. The book ‘Things fall apart’ by Chinua
Achebe
was acted as a movie and epic was its middle name. why? Its storyline
was amazing, great and audience captivating. Scripts for movie shouldn’t be any
different. A good example to pick from Hollywood was the book ‘Lord of the rings’ that was acted. The
movie has carved a niche for itself in the movie industry worldwide.

2. Poor Movie Scene Directing:

There are so many movies in Nollywood that has good
storyline but the scene casting and directing are so poor. Most times, you
watch movies and all you see is poor casting/directing and at the end of it,
the errors are still allowed and compiled as part of it. Examples are movies
like one funny movie that featured the already trending teenager Regina Daniels titled ‘Batman’. The storyline
may have been great but the directing was so damn poor that the dude called the
batman uses what seem to be a silk like blanket as his hero apron. Well let’s
not go into details about that movie here. The key idea under this point is
that poor scene casting/directing does nothing but wastes the potential of the
actor or actresses involved.
In some Nollywood movies, Veteran actors like Olu Jacobs,Nkem
Owoh and others were seen acting storylines that depicts that they had no
formal education and hence decided to start school from the primary level of
education and this now leads to funny and childish movie titles such as ‘Osuofia goes to school’. In the movie,
veteran actors we expect to see using their experience of many years in acting to
pass deep messages are seen acting as amateurs in some movie. This becomes a
turn off for most Nigerians and then we all go crazy scampering with our mobile
data trying to watch ‘game of thrones’,
Thor, Empire
and others online. Currently, music stars are the ones taking
over movie scenes in Nigeria. When they appear in a movie, it attracts the
attention of most Nigerians because their songs influences Nigerians more.

3. Poor Cinematography:

A movie could have a good storyline, casting/directing but
if its camera shooting style and method is poor, it turns viewers off. Some Nollywood
movies that had great storylines were ruined because the producers didn’t pay attention
to the camera shoot methods and as well the number of cameras to use for
certain kinds of movies. These errors, has ruined chances for so many movies
that could have made headlines and won awards for both its producers and actors
involved. 

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Ike Ani is a Freelance writer whose quest constantly is to relate happenings around the world to human daily living. He's also a song writer and singer, Acoustic Guitarist, and Teacher.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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