Saturday, May 26, 2012

Queen Bee is Back Yall

My goodness! Only after 5 months of having Ivy. You are one workaholic sista. This is fantastic. I was so happy to see she is back on her feet - no excuse to all the new born moms out there. Get back on ya feet. Such a hard working lady. Watch Video. I wish i was in East Coast to go see this show at Revel Resorts in Atlantic City this memorial day weekend.
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To all in the USA - Happy Memorial Day Weekend to you all.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

New Name for Ghana Movie Industry: ANANSE WORLD

I love the name Ananse World So Much - so let me start advocating it - advertising it and making lots of noise about it and hope it sticks. Its beautiful its unique and when a foreigner hears it - they will wonder and research what it is. We dont have to have "wood" in our name to validate ourselves of who we are. Like i said in my previous post, "Ananse" is so befitting to the industry because the name Ananse is synonymous to "STORY TELLING"
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As a Ghanaian, i am saying that ridiculous name Ghollywood and Kumawood has got to go - period. 
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Everybody we introduce to you the new name Ghana Movie Industry.
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"ANANSE WORLD"
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And Local Akan Movie Industry I introduce to you
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"GARDEN CITY"
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Ghallywood and Kumawood is Dead Buried and Gone. Lets set ourselves apart a lil from Hollywood and be creative and think out the box.
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If you are non Ghanaian and wonder what Ananse mean. Here is the meaning:  The Anansi tales originated from my tribe - the Ashanti People in Ghana. The word Ananse is Akan and means, simply, spider. His name sometimes preceded with Kwaku - eg Kwaku Ananse.
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Ananse tales are some of the best-known all over Ghana and West AfricaThe stories made up an exclusively oral tradition, and indeed Ananse himself was synonymous with skill and wisdom in speech. "So well known is Ananse the spider, that he has given his name to the whole rich tradition of tales on which so many Ghanaian children are brought up – anansesem – or spider tales." - Oh and i sure do remember those tales told by my grandma very well, that spider was one trickster. I wish i can find some books to read on it to my nephews and nieces. Older generation in Ghana remember most of the stories and dont need a book to tell it. Kwaku Ananse was gangsta LOL LOL .

Monday, May 21, 2012

I HATE the names GhanaWOOD,GhallyWOOD and all the damn WOODS

May 22 2012
I decided to bump this up cos i just heard Ghanaian actress Ama K Abeberese (like myself, actress Anima Sintim Misa etc and many others), also hate the name Ghallywood as much as i despise it too (and KUMAWOOD). -I hear Ama has suggested "ANANSE" which is a historical Ghanaian name which was a story about a spider. So in retrospect it resonate with story telling. I think this name is PERFECT - Ama this is great. I love it. Ananse sound excellent. If any one has any more suggestions please lets pour it in. I suggested "Garden City Movies" for the Akan movie industry just like Tanzania have Bongo City, but at least with Akan movie industry - garden city is the actual nickname for our beloved Kumasi where these movies are mostly shot - so its a perfect befitting name and much nicer than KUMAWOOD.
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Ghana Movie industry actors and actresses who agree with this name changing - you have a stronger voice so please advocate for this and help drop this disgusting name. Its extremely embarrassing. You can also read my article i wrote on KUMAWOOD here .
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Edin nu yer mi eshi bia!Everytime i hear the Ghallywood &Kumawood name, I get so irritated.
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Thanks
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Oct 27 2011
i first posted this thread in June of 2011 but just felt the need to bump it up again especially after learning that the local language speaking movie industry in Ghana now branded themselves KUMAWOOD. I was so utterly petrified when i heard of this name. Am like Why, Why Kumawood? C'mon mehn, are you serious? You cannot think out the box just a lil bit? Abrofu nu koraa ber siri yen. Adzen!
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Bollywood started this ish, and it hanged, then nigeria followed suit and called themselves Nollywood and we let that hanged too, cos at least it rhymes, but cmon, we as a people have to draw the line somewhere - this has to STOP immediately. I mean can we as africans be ever creative in anything at all. Do we always have to copy the west in everything. Why do the industrys have to use the word "WOOD" at the end of every industry name (Ghallywood=Ghana, Sollywood= SierraLeone, Camiwood=Cameroon, Kanywood=Kenya etc). You mean to tell me you sat down and came up with this FOOLISH name? Well done! utterly embarassing


By Miss Tilii - 6/17/2011

Whenever i hear that name i cringe. It was funny at first but its not anymore. You are not gonna put that name in your luggage and fly to say some International Sundance Festival someday and brag about it (LOL) that is if & when we get there LOL. C'mon now, r u serious?
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Clearly any sane person would know the used name for Ghana movie industry calling it GHALLYWOOD or GOLLYWOOD is silly. I dont know who came up with it, but I plus a few others who agree with me will do our darnest to make sure it doesnt stick (that illiterate who came up with that name can take it back to the village square and dance to it LOL)
I suggest a simple
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-GMI (Ghana Movie Industry)
-Garden City Movie Industry (for Akan Movies)
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i will suggest a few more later
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Just cos HollyWOOD, BollyWOOD and NollyWOOD have the name WOOD at the end doesnt mean everyone has to follow suit. There is nothing unique about the name Ghollywood or Ghanawood or whatever the call it.
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It bothers me much that Sierra Leone, Kenya and Cameroon have followed suit calling theirs SollyWOOD, KaniWOOD, and CamiWOOD , I mean are you serious?- As an african i get so embarassed when i hear of such names- its like we cannot be creative at all in anything - can we be creative for once in something- I mean do they even know the history behind how the name HOLLYWOOD and how it came about.
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Please Lets just end it with the last WOOD "Nollywood" - at least that one rhymes and caught on well after 20 yrs, but Ghana's doesnt sound right and should not be made to stick please.
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In the mean time if you have any suggestions please lets us know. Anybody can make a suggestion. We need help with this foolish name, so please help us LOL - we will present to the Ghana Movie Board Association with a presentation of why we think the name should change.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Meagan Goode Upcoming TV Show

Soon to be married actress Meagan Good attended NBC’s Upfront Presentation at 51st Street on May 14, 2012 in New York City.
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She was there to celebrate her new show “Infamous” being picked up by NBC. The show, which also stars Laz Alonso, will premiere at midseason.  You can check out a clip of the mystery series below.
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Enjoy

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Genevieve Nnaji's New Official Website (2012)

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Genevieve finally just launched her official and new website and it is fabulous.
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Well gurrrlllllll tis bout time huh?, we been waiting for years since naija rules days. I was like how come every tom dick and harry z listers had one yer-yer site or another, yet you of all people (our #1) did not have an official site. It bothered me, cos you know you got a huge following. This looks great - thank you and that of your PR people. Your PR folks (Vanessa and the rest) are doing a great job and so did the web developer
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Tis beautiful  - I love it - very nice, and whilst we are at it - here below is a photo from her 33rd surprise birthday celebration 2 weeks ago. Check out the coco chanel bag cake. Sheish, i want a taste.
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Abeg if you don't read it on her website first, before anywhere else, everything you hear is a damn rumor - take that ish hog wash as a grain of salt. I guess Genny's about to put some useless lieing blogs out of business - the ones who lie with their nonsense "headlines, just to gain traffic on their site. Nonsensical Headlines such as "Genevieve is pregnant, Genevieve is pregnant with quadruplets, Genevieve is married, Genevieve is divorce, Genevieve's 25 yr old daughter and in NYSC youth service LOL LOL LOL- I mean the nonsense some illiterate idiots will pen up just to sell a story is so retarded to the highest degree., Genevieve is this- Genevieve is that -blah blah blah - I say in ya face Boyyyyy - lie on this! cos this new site of hers is the #1 source on anything bout Genevieve!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Please Visit Website 
http://genevieveofficial.com/
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Enjoy
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More photos from Genny's Surprise Birthday Party on May 3rd 2012 coming soon. Very nice.
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Monday, May 14, 2012

Scenes from Movie Set of Upcoming "Doctor Bello"



Following my post on the upcoming Dr Bello,  below are some of the photos from the set and scenes,. 
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Enjoy and follow this  blog for further updates including "Half of the Yellow Sun"
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Genny and Isaiah
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Stephanie Okereke
Isaiah Washington on Arrest
Genny and Isaiah
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Justus Esiri (one of my favourite actors - uncle Esiri we miss you on screen. I know that look)
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Genny and Isaiah
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Scenes in the movie (not sure where this is but i will find out)
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Enjoy



Monday, May 7, 2012

Movie Memorable Scenes, Songs and Quotes

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For me, there is always something memorable i take from a great movie. It could be a song, a quote said, some poetry etc. Here I have compiled all the memorable scenes, songs and/or quotes from my past favourite movies - these are the few i have compiled but i will add to it as time goes by.
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As you can see the above is "Love Jones" and the one scene that never leaves my memory is the Poetry Scene by Larenz Tate., as you will see here - "A Blues for Nina" (aka Brotha to the Night) - (fav line: f**k ya man, Am not worried bout him"). Hmm bruthas dont even know how to write poetry like these - these days - now they tweet - LOL LOL.
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The Best Man below had the wedding scene where everyone was dancing electric slide t o Cameo song  "Candy". Thats song never left my memory, every-time I hear it , it takes me back to The Best Man.
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Then there is "Love and Basketball - 


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I call this my favourite scene - the Love Scene - so decent and well done - not too much - just right. Immediately any one hears that Maxwell song "A Womans Work" - you think of nothing else but L&B.
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Love and basketball by BAB2OCH

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as well as this scene i call "Double or Nothing" and then coupled that with that song You made a Fool of Me" by Meshelle Ndegeocello  in the background (twas wrap 4me Lol)
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Jasons Lyric
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(am going to skip posting the video of my favourite scene in this movie)
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And now recently my new one is Think Like A Man roof top scene with "MY" Michael Ealy and Teraji's character with that John Legend Song "Tonight" which i cant get out ma damn head. Chei I didnt even know John Legend had muscles (lol) until l saw the official music video.
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.(Ladies if u wondering - it is 2:18 - right there! right there! pause sha!)
Honestly i coulda done without Luda rap hook. It woulda been just fine.
From  here on is like immediately you hear this song, its like you think of nothing else but the roof top scene and Michael Ealy in TLAM, kinda like you would when you hear Maxwell song "A Womans Work" and you think "L&B" - see whattam saying (wink)
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Here are the Lyrics
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I'd post some scenes from Ego Boyo, "Keeping Faith" or Butterfly etc if i had the footage. 
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So tell me, what are some of your memorable scenes of a movie - be it a song, a quote, a phrase, some poetry etc. - if you have a footage i can post it.



Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Happy Birthday Genny


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Happy Birthday Today (May 3rd 2012) to a Wonderful Lady, One of Africa's most cherished Actress - Ms Genevieve Nnaji. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GENEVIEVE NNAJI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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If you are a new fan (eg starting watching her less than 5 yrs ago) - here are links to some of her  very old movies HERE OR HERE from way back when. Watch it and see how much she has developed and grown professionally before our very eyes and why we cherish her so - She loves her job - does it well and it exudes out of her magically on screen - undeniably one of the few best we have if not "the" best. She is definitely not an overnight success, she worked very hard to get to where she is and continually does everyday. 
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We have been with her from beginning (eg Ijele) and will to the end, and continue to support her every move and all her movies. Genny May God bless you to live long and to continue entertaining us as you have for the past 10 plus years. You have more people who love you in this world, more than you know. The world has not seen anything yet.
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Have Birthday - Stay blessed and continue to carry that grace. We all waiting for that one fine day when you walk across that stage to collect that Oscar. It will be one of Africa's  entertainment world - proudest day ever  and we believe this will happen 1 day & very soon.
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ps: Watch out for a few of her 2012 upcoming movie releases including Dr Bello and Half of the Yellow Sun)
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(photo source: Hi magazine)
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The below song by Duncan Mighty titled "Na God", is not your typical birthday song, but i still want to dedicate this to Genny cos she has come a long way, God has seen her through and the one line is this song lyrics i love is "Whom God has Blessed - No Man can Curse" - so true. The hard work is paying off Genny - continue to inspire those coming up behind you.
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What Makes A "GREAT" Movie?

To my blog readers please answer this question; 
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In your opinion, "What Makes a Great Movie? 
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This is a follow up from my previous post from last year, titled "What is Great Acting" which is also a lil bit related to this topic titled "Method Acting" - which happens to be my favourite form of acting. 
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Everyone may have a different definition, as evident by the numerous emails i get with some people disagreeing with my some of my reviews, to which i always say "To Each His Own" - We can agree to disagree, so tell me what makes a great movie.
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Let us Discuss.

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