Watching Naija movies is a favourite past time of mine..... I've almost converted every member of my family to addicts of Naija films. They are so so silly and it's amazing how i sit through them really...
My siblings also join me and we spend the whole time rolling on the floor of my room in front of my 14" inch TV having a real ball.
I have seen so many that sometimes as soon as i slot in the tapes/VCD i realise i've seen it before... It is also not uncommon for me to forget the storyline as soon as they're showing "TO GOD BE THE GLORY" (lol)
Anyway Last night, i was watching "sweet sound" and the first clip showed a preview of the same "sweet sound" i was about to watch... I thought to myself "Hmmmmm this must be some new trend" i mean wat's d point of showing a preview of the movie we're about to watch....
As if that's not bad enough the next movie preview was 'eligible bachelors" and the theme song was ...... wait for it
You know that Robin Hood series we used to watch on NTA as children? yep that's d one!!
And i just thought could they not have used Nigerian songs??????? I mean there are so many nice Naija songs these days!!!!
The next preview was even worse, it showed Nigerian police chasing criminals or fugitives(or something like that) on a speed boat!!!! and i'm like does this really happen in Naija??????? The next clip showed a police man holding a "dog", does the Nigerian police own dogs??????????? Where are they if the do exist?????
I settled in to watch "sweet sound" and as is typical of Naija movies all the characters had oyinbo names... i just find that so so silly... I mean why can't the characters ever have Nigerian names... I know some of our people name their children- Madonna, and the likes...
But a character in a movie supposedly selling Nigerian culture bearing "beyonce" or worse still "Atlanta" is just the height!!!!! What is wrong with good old Kunle, Bukola, Toyin, Ugo, Ngozi or even Halima????????? Why must they be Desmond,Billy or Jim.
Even in modern settings the aged mother is always called/referred to as "mama" am i the only one in my generation that calls my mother- MUMMY???????????
As for the story line of sweet sound i can't tell you now because as usual it has a part 2 which i will watch today, NEPA willing!!!!
Mind you the Yoruba ones are just as nasty....
The sub titles will kill you. I've even offered to do the sub titling for all Yoruba movies free of charge so that at least me and my co-watchers can watch without knocking our heads against furniture from laughter!!! But no they will not come and meet me!!!
Imagine these scenarios
Crowd beating up a thief and shouting "Ole Ole" E suuru bo"(meaning surround him/beat him up/thief thief) and the subtitles show " Overwhelm him"
The next example shows an old man having a nightmare and his son comes and says" Daddy Kilode? se en si iron ran" Meaning "what's wrong dad? are you having a nightmare/bad dream?"
And the subtitles show" Dad what's wrong are you having...... Delirium?" Delirum ke?
What's the correlation really?
TI could go on and on, tis annoying sometimes
But seriously Nigerian films............ I GIVE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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