Monday, May 30, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
I always want to know whats going on in these parts - when it comes to films/movies, but the info i get is always few and far between and only once in a while. I know our anglophone brother Kenya is growing pretty fast and even attended a lot of the international film festivals with some of its stars winning awards. I want to know more about these actors, actress ,producers and directors so please give me some info if you have any - My one wish is that, some day all of africa can collaborate to showcase our rich cultures and customs - do movies together and take the West by storm - I wish you all nothing but the best.
(This is not a trailer)
Storyline: your guess is as good as mine - cos i watched the video and still dont know what the story line is about, even after watching this 12 min long rave by the cast production team about how good the movie is suppose to be. We all wait for trailer and/or storyline..
Starring:Stella Damasus, Kalu Ikeagwu, O.C. Ukeje, Chelsea Eze and a host of other new faces
Produced By: Blessing Effiom
Directed By: Teco Benson
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
-you need to learn how to raise the stakes, beyond simply being told you must do this.
(an interview with Paul)
Watch CVM OnStage - Paul Campbell Interview - www.jahkno.net in Entertainment View More Free Videos Online at Veoh.com
He is a jamaican actor - and till date i cant separate his evil character from the real person (same way my one and only Patience Ozorkwor plays her evil characters so well)-
In conclusion Acting is a tough profession and yes i totally agree and understand, but then try and be perfectionist, either you going to be GREAT at it by investing in some classes to be great at what you do you or dont do it at all and make it come across as some type of hobby and expect us to go purchase your movie and watch (just cos u think u look cute or something else). You sit down yourself sometimes watch your own self and be truly honest to yourself and critique yourself.
Hobbies: coming soon
Favorite Food: coming soon
Favorite Actor: coming soon
Role Model: coming soon
Past/Upcoming Movie: "Ladies Men", "Love & Sacrifice: (click link)
DANIEL K DANIEL
Education: Bsc Applied Biochemistry
Hobbies: Swimming, Travelling, Soccer (watching & playing)
Favorite Food: Oha Soup, Fried Plantain
Favorite Actor: Will Smith, Robert DeNiro
Role Model: ??
Past Movies: "Ladies Men", "Love & Sacrifice" (click link), Under, The Child (AMBO4) Upcoming: The Visitor, Away From Home
Hobbies: coming soon
Favorite Food: coming soon
Favorite Actor: coming soon
Role Model: coming soon
Past/Upcoming Movie: "Ladies Men", "Aina" (click links)
(like Kenneth Okolie he is also Former Mr Nigeria)
Education/Major: Lagos State University - International Relations
Hobbies: Swimming,Dancing, Travelling, Baking, Video Games
Favorite Food: Plantain
Favorite Actor: Will Smith, Keanu Reeves, Denzel Washington, The Roc
Role Model: Nelson Mandela, Obaro Ibru (for the ambassadorial & entrepreneurial endevours)
Past/Upcoming Movie: "I Will Take My Chances" (click link)
(from Nigeria Big Brother TV Fame)
Education: coming soon
Hobbies: coming soon
Favorite Food: coming soon
Favorite Actor: coming soon
Role Model: coming soon
Past/Upcoming Movie: "Bursting Out" as Majids friend - click link
Education: coming soon -
Hobbies: coming soon
Favorite Food: coming soon
Favorite Actor: coming soon
Role Model: coming soon
Past/Upcoming Movie: Tango With Me (click link) coming soon
KENNETH OBINNA OKOLIE
(Won Former Mr Nigeria and voted 3rd Most Desirable Man In the World)
Education/Major: Valley View University, Ghana -
Hobbies: Dancing, Swimming, Volleyball
Favorite Food: Rice and Stew, Oha or Bitter Leaf Soup with Pounded Yam
Favorite Actor: Will Smith
Role Model: My Father
Past/Upcoming Movie: AINA
(I said i had a surprise for you ladies - well this is not it at all. - NO -that is still coming)
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Produced By: Ikenna Chidoka
Watch this Space for more updates - as i get it and sincere thanks for all those (movie makers and my readers) who help me by sending me any info that they know might be of interest to me)
Alero, the twin daughter of an affluent family, is a top law student who is expected to graduate with honors and thereafter join her father's prestigious law chambers. However her passion and heart is really set on being a singer, a desire she carefully hides from her parents. During an Easter vacation break, Alero comes across a lowly waiter/fisherman named Lovechild who also happens to be a talented musician.
Though from different sides of the divide in terms of class, education and social status, Alero and Lovechild found their common love for singing -- a bond that bound them professionally at first and then romantically.
(ps: to our up and rising actors/actress - amongst many other good ones and my several favourites- Izu Ojukwu is an producer/director you will want to sort to work with and get on your cv/resume. Definately International Film Festival bound)
When did you discover you had a flair for acting?
It was when I finally decided that I was going to do this; that was after “Reloaded”. But I always had a thing for Sophie Lauren and then I saw Lil Sid. I knew I wanted to be a woman like that but I wasn’t sure how it will work here. It really wasn’t a dream per se and I got into acting earlier; after I graduated from the university, just to prove a point to my mother that I could do what I wanted to do.
I was happy at first but I wasn’t satisfied. I guess because I was still in search of myself, I rushed out, got into banking and into other industries. I did radio a bit, did a bit of compere on stage. Then, I went into banking again. I also did a bit of fashion. But after Emen Isong fought with me in my kitchen; I still remember that because it was what propelled me – that and the script of “Reloaded”.
How do you mean she fought with you in your kitchen?
It was not a physical fight but she kept saying:
“It is because you are not confident enough to go into acting, that is why you keep running out.”
And, I thought to myself that how can anyone say that about me. That sort of propelled me and I took up the challenge with the script of “Reloaded” and I made it. This is where it has brought me thus far.
How did you get into “Reloaded” and what was it like being on the set for the first time?
Emem just said to me that she has a script that she was working on and she wanted me to take a look at it. When she showed it to me, it was basically to have an input because normally, as a writer and a story teller, you basically have to get fillers about what people think of your story – just to know how it will do in the market.
I told her: “I like the story. Let’s see what we can do.”
And, I had a bit of input in “Reloaded”. Then she said to me:
“Listen, I would like you to take this character.”
And, I said no way. I am not an actor.
So, we argued about it in the kitchen; which was why she said to me that I am not confident. I am not this, I am not that. Then I said:
“Okay, let’s give it a shot.”
And yes, I was afraid. I still get scared before I go on set because I am my own competition. Nothing for me to compete with; there was nothing. It was a case of just-fresh, nothing really was there for me to compare myself to. It was scary.
And then, there was Lancelot Imasuen. There was Rita on set; though Rita has been my friend from way back. There was also Stephanie; there was Uche Jombo; there was Ini (Edo); there was Ramsey (Nouah). I have been on set with Ramsey before but it was like a whole new Nollywood. I mean, I was like fish out of water but they made me very comfortable, which I think was what helped me.
As an actor, you have experienced both worlds – on stage and on set. If you have to choose, which would you rather do?
It can’t be compared. Stage and screen are two different worlds entirely. For stage, you feel like a demi-god. You are in control of your audience. You don’t see anybody, nobody sees you. For you, it is like this is my space; you are the lord and master of the space: “Now, take me as I am!” That is stage for you.
With screen, if I dry up (drying up is like forgetting your lines), what happens is that I get corrected. On stage, there is no such thing so, if you make a mistake, you have got to blend it and it’s got to look like it is okay. So, stage needs a lot of practice and I give kudos to stage actors. I know that I will still do stage because, it is one of the things that I really love and being in control is a good thing.
Being your first after a long while on set, how did you feel being nominated for the AMAA Awards and later winning the award for Best Leading Actress at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards for your role in “Reloaded”?
For me, a nomination for the ‘African Oscars’, as I call it, is as good as a win. That recognition is second to none. What else would I be asking for? It was a first time and it was amazing. Did you see the names that were on set? I would have said:
“Take the awards back, please, to the rightful owner.”
Do you understand that that is how I felt? I think no better honour could have been bestowed on me than that. It was so amazing; I was totally speechless!
Growing up, what influenced you as a person? What motivated you to make a success of yourself and career?
I come from a close-knit family; from a family that was relatively large. Because, for me, six kids is large. We were like a family and then, losing my dad at a tender age and watching my mother being a woman that I will always love to be.
she was able to keep us together. We still go to the same church. That is rare these days. We go to the same church. We have the same beliefs. We are still in the same line; that is really hard to do. So, it is not the case of: “Oh, I am here and there, it is still like that.” Things like that have helped mould me; so when I do things, it is always about what would Martha think (that is my mother’s name).
I call her Martha when I want to piss her off and then she will laugh. I always wonder what she will think. Sometimes, I think – let my father not go and rumble in the grave and things like that. It hurts but I think it has helped me. I think that much as we say we do not want our loved ones to go, it is a formidable one that has really helped (to build) whom I have become today.
Do you think you are living your dream? Are you doing what you have always wanted to do?
If I say no now, it is because I have not yet reached the moon, literally. I will say yes, I am living my dream because I am an actor and I am doing everything I am passionate about – acting, writing, cooking. Those are the things I love (doing), so it is not a case of me doing anything because I am going to make money out of it. I am doing them because I love them and when you love them, all other things will be added unto them.
When it comes to style what influences the look you put together every time you step out of your home?
I am more bohemian in my dressing. But at the same time, because, sometimes, I can be like an ardent, I like to wear my jeans and tank top. Then, I have my designer who is constantly trying to make me a lady. When I am going out in public, Wange does a lot for me, especially if I am going out. She would say:
“You have to wear this.”
She sinks it with my personality and it works. I think my style is not fashion-based because I feel that style transcends fashion.
Women are generally into shoes, bags, jewelleries… What are you into?
I am into food!
You said you love to cook. Where did you get that from? Why cooking?
I will tell you a story that I don’t think I have told before; except to my close friends. At thirteen, my father made me pound yam and cook egusi soup. I made the soup. There was egusi on one side, water on one side and oil on another side. Then, the pounded yam had ‘co-co’ in it. My father ate the food and I saw the pain in his eyes. I said to myself I wish I could wipe that off his face.
Since then, it was a case of me trying always to impress with my food; trying to cook but I don’t eat egusi soup till tomorrow. I don’t like it.
When I left my first banking job, what I did was sit at home for a year cooking. I bought all the cookery books I could get. I was just trying to look for something in me. I went to Jo’burg for a few months as well. For about five, six months, it was all about food. And, I came back broke and looked for another bank job. By that time, it was a case of me and food. That is it.
What is your favourite?
Because I cook, I don’t have a favourite. I like everything as long as it is healthy.
How do you relax when you are not working?
My couch should best explain that; my couch potato. I love to lay on the couch a lot. I read a lot. It is as bad as reading three books at the same time, depending on my mood. Then, I play a lot of Scrabble as well. I watch soccer, I love soccer. Sometimes, I go out with friends. It is always nice to hang out with friends.
What would you love to be remembered for?
I will love to be remembered for the lives I have touched, either by making them laugh or by lending a helping hand or by just being there. Sometimes, a word of encouragement is a lot more than money and there is a lot of pain right now. I am on the board of this charity programme. It is called ‘The Empowerment Programme’. It is for young girls really.
Here, you know we don’t talk about a lot of things that have happened to us. We love to bottle them up and this informs you; this makes you who you are in future. But when we learn to speak out, when we talk about our problems – people don’t talk about rape, people don’t talk about sexual harassment, people don’t talk about even death. They bottle them up but when a woman can talk about these things, it makes her a better woman. She is a better woman in her relationship and as a mother. For instance, sex education is not taught to a lot of kids or maybe they are beginning to talk about it now.
Talk about sexual harassment in Nollywood. What is it like? Have you ever been harassed?
I will answer you the way I answered them at Harvard. The same views I have of sexual harassment in banks, schools, hospitals, everywhere. Because we are in the limelight, everyone seems to think that it is more in our industry. It has never happened to me but I can’t say it does not happen. It is bound to happen when you have men and women together.
It can happen either way; women can harass a man, men can harass a woman. It all depends and it happens in all industries. We are not the only ones.
Do you have a role model?
My mentors are my mother, if I can be like her, I think I will be completely fulfilled. My other mentor is a neuro-surgeon, Ben Cason. He was able to become the best in his line despite his shortcomings; he was disadvantaged and he fought through it all and he is the best in his line.
Source & Credits: Vanguard NGR -Nigerian
I dont usually like to pick interviews others have done and post it here, but this was a Nice interview by Vanguard. I do plan on interviewing Nse my self in future. Thank You Vanguard. And watch out for a VERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRYYYY surprising interview i have for you all pretty soon. Pretty Pretty Soon.
EMG actress Lilian Bach embarks on her first movie production - A yoruba movie titled ELETAN. ELETAN is a tale of a woman’s desperation, greed, and deception and how these vices eventually resulted in painful consequences. The movie is set to be released in June 2011 (ps: the least they coulda done is spelt Yemi's last name correctly as Blaq)
ELETAN stars Lilian Bach and Yemi Blaq - both actors are known in English movies (Lilian not much anymore as much as she did about 7 yrs ago - she geared away from English movies into Yoruba movies - but Yemi you all know him in our english movies and we love his acting - this will be my first time seeing Yemi act in his native tongue - Yoruba - and i cant wait to see it - with that voice - I definately want to hear it in Yoruba- Yemi is one of my favourite actors as i have mentioned here many times. Lilian is an ok actress)
If you read this blog you should not be surprised, cos as i mentioned to you all - I do watch it all - Every African Movie I think I like - I watch (English, Yoruba, Igbo, Edo, Efik, Francophone etc)- and if i dont understand the language - subtitles will do me fine - I am very quick to grasp storylines and follow it cos i love movies and i live it.
If you have never watched any african movie apart from English movies - I advice you give some of these native language movies such as Yoruba, Igbo, Edo, Twi (Ghana) etc a shot, especially if it is subtitled. You dont know what you are missing - many are very good and worth watching. I have watched the yoruba movies so much - and lately they intertwine the english so much - sometimes you dont even need translation - you can figure it out.
I HAVE ALWAYS SAID, GREAT ACTING DOESNT NEED WORDS/SPEAKING - EVERY THING IS IN YOUR ACTIONS- THAT IS WHY I LOVE THE LIKES OF GENEVIEVE, MAJID, MERCY, INI, FUNKE ETC - whom i describe as "method actors" cos they become the characters and stay in it so much I forget I am watching fiction - cos they are so real with their emotions to everything - you can figure it out, and you can even simply put the movie on mute and still be able to tell the story line - if an actor is able to translate or do that then he/she is a great actor/tress in my opinion.
To the up and comers please take note.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
I dont think promoting such will take away from the movie.
I was watching a movie with an African American Friend and i guess she had noticed so she asked me "Dont you all wear seat belts back in Africa". I didnt know what to say.
Susan, Nadia, Yvonne O, guest Yvonne N
Thursday, May 19, 2011
I am greatful to God and dont take anything for granted - No matter the circumstance life brings me - I am always able to say "It is Well with my Soul". I can go for a whole year and not even get a headache let alone a cold - I am healthy and thankful. Like everybody else I may not have all i want in life yet, but the fact that I am alive I am strong happy and at peace (most of the time) is priceless..
Ok so I told my Dell Laptop - Yayyy!!! its my birthday today - and you know what he (my laptop) said to me "Ms Tilii Its Time To Upgrade" lol lol so today I am taking time off to go to the Atlanta Buckhead Apple Store to get my #1 laptop Desire an IMacBook - Lord I have been yearning for this laptop for ever - but it aint cheap and with such purchase you plan towards it and forgo some stuff to make it happen
Though a shoe addict - I have been good and havent bought a new shoe in over 6 months (unheard of) so i think I deserve my Mac today on my birthday. I wish i could afford an IPad at the same time - but I will be realistic and postpone that purchase for now (I am eyeing the Pink one and I will get it before I relocate home this Christmas 2011)- IPad its not in my budget right now but rest assured i WILL get it. Good bye to pc computer viruses - supposedly Macs NEVER get virus - its like an elite club. lol - I hope its true and I hope i dont spend more than two hours in that store, cos Apple stores always have people waiting to be served - the lines are too damn long. I know exactly what i want - I just want to get it and bounce.
So what am i doing today?? - Well I took the day off - I will sleep in late, and I am just going to relax, blog, twitt, do a lil acrylic painting on canvas, watch movies, Receive Calls and BBM my family & friends all over (London, Ghana, Nigeria) - oh and I am for sure going to BBM my new found friends - wink! wink! wink! - Deep down I truly wish I was back home in Accra.
This evening I am going to go out to dinner with 3 or 4 friends of mine (i have never tried Ethiopian or Moroccan so i wanna do either or). And I would love to go to a Reggae Club tonight - I havent been to a Reggae club since i Left London in years, I miss it, I just want to go sit down, chillax and listen to some Reggae - but honestly one of my girlfriends will do that research cos here in Atlanta - I dont have a clue where a Reggae club is - I am more of a home buddy than anything (or occasionally a lounge or jazz club)- I stop clubbing many of years ago - the scrubs, the smoke, the bad breath, the sweat and screaming spit into ones ear to speak audibily enough for one to hear and vice versa was getting too much and too immature. If you pass age 25 and you still clubbing - sorry but that aint much of a good look - get it together boo!!
I know its all a marketing ploy - but what the heck - I'll go get it anyway (its only $80 odd dollars) - just to spoil me - cos its my birthday. I just hope I utilise it as planned - all the procrastination to working out is too much. I plan on walking 4 miles a day (I hope - lol) - Talk is cheap right ???? lol lol
What is my wish today??? - Lets just say I got some of them and I am sure there is more to come even if not today the many months remaining in the year. No I am not eating any cake (maybe I will take 1 cupcake instead) cos summer is around the corner and I want to get that booty down just in time for the summer to get into all those nice jeans (I love my flat abs but not my big butt), besides these oyibo cakes sold here in this country are too sugary for my liking (I miss home made cakes from back home with less sugar).
I dont know if i have any surprises in store for me - cos i do love surprises (who doesnt) - but we shall see sha. And whilst I am celebrating my joyous day I will have these favourite artist on rotation at home (Kem, Maxwell, Miguel, Sade,Toni Braxton, Psquare, Tuface and Nana Boroo)
Gosh i love this song - i got it on rotation in my car for the past month - It got that PRINCE feel to it. I love it.
Oh and I love me some Instrumentals and Jazz (including hiphop Jazz as follows).
DRAKE BEST I EVER HAD - INSTRUMENTALS BY UNWRAPPED/HIDDEN BEACH VOLUMES
(Thus far, I cant believe the contacts i got today with wishes - i just cant believe it - Amazingingly Wonderful! - tell me I am dreaming! - forget materialistic presents - I am very satisfied right now)
Monday, May 16, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Tamera Mowry got married this weekend to her long time boyfriend Adam Housley (bridesmaids included her very heavily pregnant identical twin sister Tia Mowrey Hardict. Will post wedding pix soon. Congratulations Tamera.
The first time i notice Uru and her talent was about 4 yrs ago in a movie called "WIDOWS MEN" starring Pete Edochie and Jim Iyke. I just fell in love with her acting and knew instantly she is bound to be a star - she got the complete IT factor and the camera loves her so. We became friends and communicated a few times (and still do) and now I call her a friend. Uru is such a sweet friendly person with such an undeniable subtle graceful beauty and aura about her - you just gotta love her!. Like me, she also grew up in London and still resides there and works an IT professioinal in central London, but whenever times permits and she gets a good selective script she is interested in she flies back home to Nigeria to shoot movies - you could call her bi-coastal.
Amongst few other rising talents, Uru has recently been nominated for in Bono Awards as "MOST PROMISING TALENTED FEMALE" - and that i agree, she is. The BON (Best of Nollywood) Awards, celebrates the accomplishments of Nigeria's actors and filmmakers.
Rest assured you will be seeing more of Uru in the coming months/years. She has already a few good movie lined up fo release including an Emem Isong blockbuster production. Uru has "excellent" on screen chemistry with Jim Iyke as she did in WIDOWS MEN, and i have a few other fellas in mind i would love to see her paired up with for future projects. Watch this space for updates as well as my long overdue one on one interview with her.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Now in its 6th year, the Monaco Charity Film Festival is a non‐profit charity event for the benefit of poor children around the world. The festival also helps new and developing filmmakers to find financing and distribution for their films.
Nnaji, who was unable to attend the ceremony said in a statement; “I’m thrilled to have received such an amazing honor from the MCFF. I put a huge amount of passion and love into every role I play so it’s wonderful to be recognized not only in my country Nigeria, but now on the international stage. I would like to thank the MCFF jury, my amazing team, family and of course my fans”
The Mirror Boy is set for general release in UK on June 10, Ghana June 17 and Nigeria June 24. Additional release dates to be announced.
MONACO CHARITY FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS 2011
BEST MOVIE – (Unanimous)
FACE TO FACE (Australia) Directed by Michael Rymer
BEST ENTERTAINING MOVIE
INALE, Director Jetta Amata & Producer Keke Bongos & Hakeem Kae-Kazim
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE (Unanimous)
HELLO, HOW ARE YOU? Directed by Alexandru Maftei (Romania)
MORGAN SIMPSON in Black, White & Blues (USA)
BEST ACTRESS (A TIE)
EVELYNE ROMPRE in Twice a Woman (Canada)
& JULES BRUFF in Part Time Fabulous (USA)
BEST ENSEMBLE CAST (Unanimous)
FACE TO FACE (Australia)
SYLLAS TZOUMERKAS for Homeland (Greece)
LEN ROSEN for Fallen Leaves Golden Sky, (China/Austria)
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (Unanimous)
Philippe Bottiglione for THE RICE PADDY (LA RIZIERE), (China)
EXCELLENCE IN ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT
LEAVING HONG KONG (Yakutia, Russian Federation)
Most promising DIRECTOR (1st Time Director) (Unanimous)
ALEXANDRU MAFTEI for Hello, How are You? (Romania)
Breakthrough Performance (Actor)
JULIAN ALCARAZ in BECOMING EDUARDO (USA)
Breakthrough Performance (Actress)
GENEVIEVE NNAJI in THE MIROR BOY (UK)
(ps: if I am this excited - imagine after her Oscars someday - I will be doing cart wheels like the clergy at Westminster Abbey after Kate and Williams wedding - but with mine - I will be butt nakid lol lol lol)
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
-Mercy Johnson as Mirabel
-Funke Akindele as Samantha
-Halima Abubakar as Sandra
-Ruth Kadiri as Vanessa
-Queen Nwokoye as Magaret/Maggie
-Nazareth Jesse (aka Naz) as Jemima
-Paul Sambo as Kelvin
-Daniel K Daniel as Benard
-Chigozie Atuanya - Mike
-Femi Adebayo as Richie
-Alex Ekubo as Jude
-Sam Iheanacho as Charles
PRODUCED BY Ephraim Arinze
CO PRODUCED BY Stanley C Ebonnie
DIRECTED BY Afam Okereke
CASTING DIRECTOR: Stanley C Ebonnie - great casting Oga!!
I must admit, I really enjoyed this movie, and though i will not put any movie rated less than 8/10 on my shelve, this is going on my shelve - its a nice movie i can enjoy when i have friends over. Everybody can relate to one character or the other in one point in their lives
The Acting: The acting by all cast was very good, and you cannot help but notice the new male actors (well they may not necessarily be new but they are new to the most of us). They are namely Paul Sambo, Daniel K Daniel, Femi Adebayo, Alex Ekubo and Chigozie Atuanya.
Femi Adebayo is not known in English movies but he is a household name in most yoruba movies (which i was watch a alot). Chigozie i already mentioned here, he may not necessarily be a household name, but he has been in the game for a long minute and paid all his dues to be finally getting some shine with some lead roles. All the brothers are fine, and that makes the movie even better..
In the movie all the ladies/guys were going through their own share of relationship problems. We had an Sex Addict (Alex Ekubo's Character), a Workaholic (Charles character), A Mommys Boy (Daniel K Daniel's character), a Womanizer (Femi Adebayo character), The Dictator and physical abuser (Paul Sambo's character) and Mr Push Over or Too Nice to a Fault kinda like Aidan from Sex in the City (Chigozie's Character). Though the acting for almost all of them was "good" in my books, If you ask me the two that caught my eye the most are newbies Paul Sambo and Daniel K Daniel.
Sam Iheanacho - Charles The Workaholic - was married to his job - everything else was secondary. I know first hand this kind of person. A character that is so annoying - cos they really know how to ignore one like they dont even exist in the same room and just go about the money chasing job stuff. The actor who played this character (still looking for his name in the credits) - did an ok job. At least his role was convincing. These type of guys are so frustruating. Charles played his character well cos i was very frustruated with him too. In one scene this is a conversation between him and his ex - as he is begging for forgiveness
I had to laugh at that - and mind you all this while Charles is pleading his damn phone is still ringing off the hook and he is answering business calls - imagine the ultimate nerve!!!)
FOR THE LADIES, everyone did very well, including Queen Nwokoye whose acting I have never really cared for in the past, (and like Chigozie she has also been in the industry the longest as compared to the rest of the female cast). The other lady who played the roommate to Mercy and Halima - Nazareth Jesee (played Jemima) i dont have much to say about her acting - it was just ok . The best actress goes to Funke, followed by Queen, Mercy, Ruth, and Halima.
Queen Nwokoye like is stated before played her role well and I was quite impressed - personally I'd say this is the best i have seen her. But Chaley that hot dirty slap for a ring? - No m'aam. You can keep your 1/4 quarter carat ring as i knee you in your balls for slapping me. Anuofia!!! She played her role very well. But seriously you and Mercy - what was with the green contacts. It was not necessary - you all looked beautiful as you are.
I dont like to give movies away by telling the whole story (this is the most i have given out for any movie review), but lets just say the movie was one of the most enjoyable movies i have seen since the beginning of the 2011. Besides this movie like any other nollywood movie do a good enough job by giving the story away within the first 5 mins of the movie by the simple ridiculous music lyrics (see the bottom of the page for the lyrics in blue and sing along with me)
ITS FUNNY IN LIFE HOW THOSE YOU LOVE/WANTS DONT LOVE/WANT THE SAME, YET THOSE WHOM YOU DONT LOVE/CARE FOR ARE THE ONES WHO LOVE YOU THE MOST. Life is so funny and which ever way you look at it EVERYBODY on this planet want and search for one thing - TO LOVE ONE AND BE LOVED BACK EQUALLY - yet the majority are wasting their time loving the wrong people who do not love them the same and they in turn loving others who dont love them. Seek ye first the..... and the rest will follow. Many are seeking the wrong things and creating such a web for themselves when the love could be found so easily - sometimes its staring us right in our faces. The Question is are you with the one you are suppose to be with or you are just filling space and time until the right one comes along? Examine this question and answer that to your self.
Ruth Kadiri (screenplay) and Afam Okereke(director) if you are reading this I personally think this movie can easily turn into some sort of continous series, so you and your team should think about it. It ended on a good note but could easily continue. Also you could twist it up a notch where by this time its not just mainly the guys with the issues, but the women with the issues. We dont want the audience to brand you Terry McMillan like you were male bashing any man in this movie with their characters.
THEME: Relationships, Love, Sex, Romance, Heartbreaks, Break Ups, Make Ups, Abuse, Rape, Sex Addiction, Workaholic, Womanizer.
(this is not a movie you can watch with kids, some scenes are not appropriate)
This catch was nothing big and many would not catch it but am a perfectionist and watch everything wtih every lil detail especially movies and this scene they (the movie makers thought they could simply slide in and no one would notice was) in Ladies Gang - when Mirabel (Mercy) was begging Mike (Chigozie) forgiveness - that scene was suppose to be at the ranch - but they showcase the begging scene in Mike Living room. This is how i caught it, So in one scene Mirabel wearing a short green dress - is on her knees begging Mike in his living room, then Mike said "I dont regret going on that vacation" ("that" vacation is past tense meaning they are not at the ranch right? ) - however he goes on to say - let me take u home - and then the scene switches to him pulling Mirabels lil luggage thru the parking lot of the ranch - whereby Jemima is standing at the parking lot to bade her friend (Mirabel) good bye. I scratched my head like wait a minute -Ohhh yall think yall slick huh?. How do you show a scene of Mikes living room one minute and next minute they are at the vacation ranch. The first begging scene between Mirabel & Mike should have simply been shot in their hotel suite, and not Mikes supposed living room with the brown leather sofas. Some of us caught it - am just saying.
Sing Along with me
HE LOVES HER OOHHHH
SHE LOVES HIM
SHE LOVES HIM
BUT HE LOVES HER
NOW WHO IS LOVING WHOOOOO
AND WHO IS DECEIVING WHOOOO
AND WHO IS CHEATING ON WHO!
ITS SO CONFUSING
SEEMS LIKES ITS LOVE
THEY ARE ABUSING
AND EACHHHHH OTHER THEY ARE USING
SEEMS LIKE ITS LOVE
AND ONE ANOTHER OOOOHHHH THEY ARE USING SING
SO STAY , WITH WHO YOU TRULY LOVE
COS TRUE LOVE IS HARD TO FIND (HARD TO FIND)
SO STAY WITH WHO YOU TRULY LOVE
COS IF YOU LOOSE THIS LOVE
YOU MAY NEVER FIND IT AGAINNN - OHHH AGAINNN!!!!!
(MUSIC BY SHELDRACK JOHN)
(Google Blogger - I am getting reallty frustruated with this spacing thingy - ah ah - whats going on - I fix it and take the spaces out and it gives it triple space - Ogini???)