Thursday, October 17, 2013

Fans Think Adults Shouldn't Play The Roles Of Kids In Nollywood Movies

Oh well. In the past few weeks, Ini Edo, Mercy Johnson, Funke Akindele and Nkem Owoh have played the roles of students in movies. Their fans think this is not right, that they ought to have trained younger actors to fit into such roles. One of them said this 'Calling children leaders of tomorrow and yet not giving them a chance to grow and develop'. Hmm. One of the tweets below;


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  1. True talk. Cant Ffk eva mk a reasnable sugestion lik dis insteadvof lukn 4 who to beef alwaz...

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  2. concerned citizen17 October, 2013 21:06

    I agree too! See their big big noses

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  3. If they are being potrayed as adults in skl, fine (tho that idea z a bit overused in nollywood "comedies"). Bt if they are supposed to be secondary skl students, they are too old and big for dat. No harm in giving d younger generation a try

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  4. Its called COMEDY u dumbass!!
    Dis Bankybrown is an airhead..
    Wat category is Aki n PawPaw den?
    Kids or adults??
    *rme*
    Billie jean

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  5. Sincerely dis is shit 2 me...am sure wen dey re 100yrz...dey would still play sch children...Nollywood abeg wake up...must u use diz old people as sch children..na wa oh

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    1. Shut up if you don't knw what to say check the story line before u starts blabing EWU

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  6. It's heartbreaking sha, D industry don't want 2 grow, everything crumbling, even their Mercy go dey feel funky say dem be children, how can children possess strong old faces, it doesn't look or sound plausible @ all, Business pple. #faints#

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  7. I totally agree with @bankybrown

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  8. True but education does not age!! Anyone can can go to sch...

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  9. Some people can get away with it. Chioma whatsherface and Kate Henshaw are young looking but STRONG looking hairy men like Kanayo O Kanayo acting as as secondary school boys is a big NO NO! #yammylegsandtinz

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  10. very true. they are behaving like politicians. sit till you die.

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  11. Hmmm honestly I quite agree. He's made a pertinent point. However, I think in nigeria arts is perceived differently. In that actors/actresses always want to play the lead role or be in the fore front of a movie that was conceived by them personally.

    For instance, the producer or scriptwriter will always assume the lead role, esp in the yoruba movie sector. (By the way am yoruba)

    I watch a lot of nollywood movies. Matter of fact am a movie critic, and I have a few of my friends in the industry who love to ask my opinion when they produce movies. But when I pick a random movie to watch without knowing the producer(owner). After about 10-15mins into the movie I always tend to know who "owns" the movie. Bcos they act it so obvious by appearing in EVERY scene..with or without talent. That is the major factor that is hindering the breakthrough of our artistes and their works. That a movie was ur idea should NOT automatically make u the lead actor. ****Invest into those who are capable and it will be financially rewarding.

    To the matter in question. It is true that the younger generations should be encouraged to take up roles like this. But the problem is that the children we see often see in movies are either related to the owner of the movie, or their father or mother is also into acting. I don't think they set up a major general casting exercise for random young kids in school who may have talents to exhibit.
    ***One person has to know one person's child to be featured. Very wrong. Again this is common in the yoruba sector.

    But honestly I wouldn't allow my child go into theatre arts in nigeria unless they have a proper scheme in place that will accommodate and encourage kids while they are in school, without interfering with their academics. ***It is only then that d idea we nurture that pple who act are school dropouts, will be fully eradicated.

    **Abeg I don talk too much

    #okBye

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    1. Omggg this comment is so spot on! You've said it all...got goose bumps reading this( you know that feeling when someone says what you want to say before you do>>scary..lol) By the way, i'm yoruba too ): Do the industry a favour, don't stop telling those friends of yours what they should be doing differently..I totally agree with every bit of what you've said..the kids used in most of these naija movies are ALWAYS related to the producer or script writer...most of them I believe are just 'shoved' onto sets to say a few crammed lines staring at the camera! They should source for talented kids who have so much to offer, rather than the usual 'help my pikin' syndrome. Kapiche!

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    2. LooL I know right, scary and telepathic eh! Yes u are correct. They literally force it on those kids, poor acting and its always obvious. Like I said, they need to set up a scheme so that the industry is not confined or recycled by the families of renowned actors alone. Like the Kosoko's, Oga Bello's, the Ray's etc. So that others can also be encouraged to showcase their talents..viewers need to be refreshed,basically. Yes I'll encourage my artistes friends along this line too. It wouldn't be a bad idea.

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  12. Its a total put off for me really. Kids should act kids roles plz

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  13. I totally agree and they need new faces in Nollywood, I'm sure people are tired of seeing the same faces over and over...
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  14. I agree with them

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  15. Mercy's uniform is something else

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  16. word!!! it cuts across the whole board.. from govt to the entertainment industry to the labor market.. give room for fresh people, when they say graduates trainees u will see old men and women being employed its just freaking crazy .. damn

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  17. So true wat is dis rubbish?, nigerian movies should grow up.

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  18. so so true dear, HABA NOLLYWOOD IS JUST TOO LOCAL.check out hollywood na, they train kids for the future ok. And yet some pple stil call these actresses theri mentor and roll model without even knowing the meaning.SMH. ladun post my comment oo, i dnt know what i hv done to u....

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  19. What they fail to realize is that it will even be less cost effective to cast children and teenagers as they are upcoming and cannot demand the pay these stars will demand!

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  20. A man marries his wife from the villiage and decides to send her to skool what da hell is wrong with that? so kids should start playing pples wives nd husbands abi??? rubbish... look the story line before u start vomiting nonesence btwn nollywood and the idiots talking who is local now?

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    1. shut up please. too much watching local things is what is worrying you.
      these are poorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr story lines they dive into again again and AGAIN.
      look at the recent winners of the just concluded Nigerian films award.
      Did you see any rubbish movies there. Granted they may not be sooooooooooo fantastic but its a step in the right direction. Even Nollywood don begin shine eye. Not all rubbish gets the award anymore.

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  21. I agree with this view. I find it abit funny when i see them old ones on school uniform. However its taking a new dimension these days. The other day it was Ini Edo. they keep copying themselves. If its not chopping of the hair of people, then its adult wearing school uniforms. PATHETIC

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