Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The "IT" List and Those to Look out For

I just want to list whom my favourite african actors, actress and producers are; All in orange are Ghanaian Actors and Actresses and all in brown are Nigerian Actors/tresses.

My Top Actresses (Nigeria and Ghana)

  • Genevieve Nnaji (though this list is in no particular order Genny is my #1)
  • Joke Silva
  • Rita Dominic
  • Patience Ozorkor
  • Chinny Ahaneku
  • Geraldine ?
  • Ngozi Ezeonu
  • Liz Benson
  • Kate Henshaw
  • Bimbo Akintola
  • Rama Brew
  • Uche Owusotole
  • Stella Damasus Aboderin
  • Omotola Ekeinde (aka OmoT)
  • Mercy Johnson
  • Uru Eke
  • Efeoma Ejornorbor
  • Nadia Buari
  • Yvonne Nelson
  • Ini Edo
  • Tontoh Dikeh

My Top Favourite Actors

  • Richard Mofe Damijo (aka. RMD)
  • Jim Iyke
  • Majid Michel
  • Olu Jacobs
  • Kofi Adjorlolo
  • Pete Eneh
  • Chiwetalu Agu
  • Desmond Elliot
  • Muna Obiekwe
  • Yemi Blaque
  • Yul Edochie
  • Kalu Ikeagwu

Up & Coming Actresses to Watch out for

  • Mercy Johnson (movie: Breath of Anger )
  • YVONNE OKORO - (movie: Beyonce: The Presidents Daughter) ***
  • Yvonne Nelson - (movie: Princess Tyra)
  • Ufeoma Ejornorbor (movie: "Saving Sarah")
  • Nadia Buari (movie: "Beyonce")
  • Uru Eke ( movie: "Widows of Men" - i love me some Uru, I just adore her so much)
  • Tontoh Dikeh ( movie: Native Son)
  • Uche Jumbo ( movie: ?)
  • Comfort Ugheoke (Faithful Betrayal) - played Genevieve Nnajis younger sister

Up & Coming Actors to Watch Out for

  • Majid Michel (movie: "Crime to Christ")
  • Yul Edochie (movie: "Wind of Glory")
  • Yemi Blaque (movie: "Letters to A Stranger")
  • VanVicker (movie: "Beyonce")

My Favourite Movie Producers/Directors

  • Tchidi Chikere (e.g movie: Blood Sisters)
  • Chinny Ahaneku (eg movie: Alice My First Lady)
  • Emem Isong (eg movie: Behind Closed Doors)
  • Lancelot Imasuen (e.g movie: Behind Closed Doors)

Whoever is not on this list is simply because though i may watch them in passing (and fast forward most scenes) i wouldnt consider them my favourite - nothing personal. You either got the IT factor on screen or you dont.

My favourite African movie themes are the village set movies. These are my favourite because i think its the realest, they are not pretences or no faking of accents like the usual ones. This is why Tchidi Chikere remains my number 1 favourite as a director.

In the next few weeks i will be posting reviews of some new movies as well some old movies. Truth be told as a movie addict who sometimes watch at least 20 movies per month (i slowed down a tad from my 10 movies per week when i first started), i must say 2008 has been a pretty slow year - many of the movies coming out are not that great - very mediocre - inexperience cast, poor scripts, continous deception by putting movie into several parts and renaming the 2nd or 3rd part into a completely different title to throw you of. As such, the producers/directors have started to recycle a lot of the old movies which are have way better scripts.

I will post a list of movies here which has different titles even though its the same movie most likely a continuation of the 1st - they are trying to deceive you, dont fall for it. In 2008 its about time they put movies in just one part like they did with "Letters to a Stranger", - just tell the story in one piece.)

The good thing is eventhough many of the old ones were vhs or vcd with very poor sound and picture quality, they are now able to reproduce it in high quality (a typical example is "Prophecy" starring Genevieve Nnaji, which happens to be one of my favourite).



Anonymous said...

Stumbled upon your blog while doing a little research on African movies. Nice job, but I must say, even though preferences are subjective, it is quite a travesty not to include Ramsey Nouah in an “IT” list of African actors........ keep up the good job of saving us from the mediocre movies

My African Movie Reviews said...

Uhh - shine ya eyes and read well ramsey is already on the list.

Anonymous said...

you are probably talking about another list, or I need more concentrated vim to wash my eyes…. cos I don’t see Ramsey on this list

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