Monday, November 19, 2012

Laide Bakare Talks About Nollywood

There is nothing like Yoruba actors or English actors. We are all one Nollywood actors. The problem is that some people have a wrong perception of things in Nollywood. We are all doing movies in Nollywood. But while some prefer to do theirs in English, others make movies in Yoruba or Hausa languages.

Whether English, Yoruba or Hausa, they are all platforms of telling a story. The language does not matter. What matters is that we are doing movies and you do yours in the medium you prefer. Click to continue reading.


She also debunked the claim that Yoruba-born actors shy away from English productions and the activities of the Actors Guild of Nigeria because they lack fluency in English language, “It is not like that. We all are educated and we speak English too. There is a script to read and practice from. I just think the whole thing is a tribal issue as the Igbo people believe they have dominated the English section of Nollywood, so they favour themselves more than others.

"At least you do not expect me to beg for English movie scripts. I believe in those who know my worth. I do not run after auditions. Maybe if I have been doing that, they would have contracted me for a production. Anyway, because I believe in movies where English and Yoruba are used, I’m planning to shoot some movies in that direction very soon.”

20 comments:

  1. HMM WISE TALK DEAR.............. IGBOS V FINALLY DOMINATED ENGLISH MOVIES!!!!!

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  2. Crap, some of d yoruba actors deir eng can break a house. N d other day iyabo ojo had an interview session, didn't know she could speak english, I'm impressed! Her british accent was so fake thou lol, she try small sha.

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    1. Oloshi ni e,I don't knw whr to start dz rain of curses On u,idiot...like u can do better dan they r...

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    2. I reject it ijmn. U can't even speak eng had to reply in yoruba. Locito. I can do a million x better.

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  3. hummmm 22.03, watch your English before you comment on others

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  4. Yoruba actresses and their dodgy
    english. It's so obvious whoever edited
    the interview tried so hard to cordinate her
    scattered english. #tueh

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    1. Lol tell them! I agree..

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    2. All ibo actors and a few ibo actresses shoot like mad joor..

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  5. You can do it if you put ur mind to it

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    1. the real Billie Jean19 November, 2012 23:15

      OMG!
      Like u need to actually stop!
      Get the hell out of my blogs!
      U will make me hate commenting soon.
      Thrash!
      Billie Jean

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    2. No one wants u here anyway-d real billie jean. Ur comments r acidic, blog whore.

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  6. the real Billie Jean19 November, 2012 23:13

    Blah blah blah!
    OK!
    Billie Jean

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    1. Yep! This is the real Billie Jean we all know!

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  7. the real Billie Jean19 November, 2012 23:15

    Blah blah blah!
    OK!
    Billie Jean

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  8. anon 22:03 .. u were surprised to hear iyabo ojo speak good english ... go to villages in yoruba land .... u will be shocked at the fluent english u will hear. sit down there and be judging books by their covers

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  9. A lot of these Yoruba actresses started by acting English movies. They all complained abt segregation n decided to stick to where dey can make more money n b appreciated.in Yoruba, u can b an independent producer n handle ur biz, d money aspect n all, in English d marketers control things. Funke kindle, iyabo Ojo, toyin aimakhu(super story), laide bakare, ayo adesanya, bimbo akintola all started from d English sector

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  10. dis "Billie Jean" madness is crazy lmao

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  11. Billie Jean mama20 November, 2012 08:38

    laide i like ur acting.pls dnt involve urself in this tribal war going on in nollywood..dnt start what u cant finish o!

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  12. My fan base is really increasing

    The real Billie Jean..

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  13. Y are all yoruba actresses strange? You c dem, u just know dey r yoruba actresses. Is there an existing yoruba actress who is dark skinned?

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