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THE SCREENPLAY STARTING POINT (OR HOW TO GET OFF YOUR @$$ AND START WRITING YOUR FIRST DRAFT!)

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I, at some point, discovered that there’s something that holds a lot of screenwriters back for years when it comes to writing the first draft of their screenplays. I think it’s a common mistake, and, especially early on, it seems like common sense. However, I found out that it is unbelievably hard to shake off. Wanna know what it is? […]

It's Her Day

IT’S HER DAY PROGRESSES ALL THE WAY, BUT….

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Seated silently, in the movie chart of every cinema is this unsuspicious, and surprisingly brilliant movie, It’s Her Day. Unfortunately, it reigns at a time when other overtly raved movies—unbefitting too—exist. It is a considerably well-thought-out movie undeserving of the miserly attention it has ever received from the Nigerian media. Had this movie a better budget: finishing, picture quality, sound, […]

a trip to jamaica

A TRIP TO JAMAICA: A COMEDY OF 3RR0R5

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A trip to Jamaica is a thoroughly enjoyable and humorous movie that travels the locations Lagos to the United States to Jamaica. It makes use of loads of conflicts, and Nse Ikpe Etim does a good job creating tension with her character’s multiple emotional meltdowns. The movie sets situations that generally lead to a comic relief. But do these situations sit […]

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EVOKING A RESOUNDING EFFECT WITH MESSAGE

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Nollywood a decade ago…. I thoroughly enjoyed the few movies that were produced in Nollywood over a decade ago. It appeared they underwent a form of noble craftsmanship, and majored in passing across valuable messages. Although, not fantastically produced, it was much pardonable; Nollywood was fairly new about the industry. What isn’t pardonable is how much a huge part of […]

Critiquing

GO AND BUILD YOUR OWN HOUSE?

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First off… Here’s my take on critiquing: it is quite a case of obnoxious outrage, as I am certain enlightened people will agreee. This person’s professed expertise is construction of houses. Yet again, the last house she constructed had no structural integrity, for the house had collapsed on the persons living in it and maimed them for life. Still, this […]

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SCREENWRITER, NOT SCRIPTWRITER: 8 REASONS

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Someone recently called me a scriptwriter, and I didn’t appreciate that at all. Yes, I write scripts, but I’m always specific about the kind I write; they are called SCREENPLAYS. If you’re ever going to graduate from local film making, the first step to achieving that is naming yourself appropriately. There are tons of reasons this is important, and it’s […]

Nollywood needs feedback

7 REASONS NOLLYWOOD MOVIES ARE WEAK.

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At least three people have asked me why the filmmakers of the Nollywood movies I have recently critiqued didn’t get a screenplay analysis first before producing their movies. They ask this because it appears that majority of what doesn’t work, according to my write-ups, seems to be something that could have been easily workable. Getting feedback for work that you […]

Black november movie review

Black November CUTS IT, but does it CUT IN?

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Seeing that Black November appears cut out for a more international audience (many American characters), the director probably deemed it fit to include a fact-file at the movie’s introduction. The catch? A probably intended shocker: how 90% of Nigerians live on less than $2 a day; and how the continuous oil spills make Nigeria the most environmentally devastated land in […]