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MixedGirlFrenchG uadeloupe

Saint-genis-laval, France

#21 Feb 18, 2013
Light skin looks good, get over it Geez..
Tsonaday

Charleston, SC

#22 Feb 18, 2013
YourGodIsAPimp wrote:
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Most Africans, regardless of their nationality, tend to have a severe colonial mentality though. Congo being an example. Both Islam and Christianity has messed up African minds more than it has other Blacks. We have Africans killing children or people accused of witchcraft, performing female mutilation and other Black on Black violence for which these religions and the ideologies stemmed and exaggerated/misinterpreted from them, are at fault. To say that it is just Nigerians who solely suffer from this mind set is false.
Yeah blame everyone but yourselves. Typical!

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#23 Feb 18, 2013
YourGodIsAPimp wrote:
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I'm talking about your Nollywood films of TODAY. The ones with the mostly Igbo cast - even though I've stumbled upon many Naij films where the cast are a mix of Igbo and Yoruba.
As far as Nigerians making fun of such films, I agree. My dad prefers the traditional films - the kind with the pre-colonial settings and he likes the ones with the 'village' settings - preferably the comedies with Nkem Owoh. He hates the Westernized Naij films.
I'm Igbo too, btw :)
So true, you are correct, my parents are the same

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#24 Feb 18, 2013
Tsonaday wrote:
<quoted text> Yeah blame everyone but yourselves. Typical!
Excuse you? Care to elaborate?

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#25 Feb 18, 2013
canuck26 wrote:
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La vie est belle(Life is beautiful) is a movie about an aspiring singer who leaves his village to start a new life as a singer in the capital city. on his way to his dream, he meets some interesting people, falls in love with this girl that he can't really get at first, and he gets a job at this guy's house who's a very rich man but who's cheating on his wife.
Viva Riva is a movie about a guy who comes back to Congo after living in Angola for a long time. he wants to make a name for himself and show the people on the streets that getting to your dreams isn't impossible. this movie contains lots of scenes of violence and sex
Rebelle is a movie about a little girl that was forced to become a child soldier, but she found the strength to get away from the rebels that got her in the first place.
other congolese movies(small budget movies) are mostly about everyday stuff and they're mostly in Lingala(congolese language) and some in French
these movies are not known here cause they're not in english
Ok and it is nice to hear African people making their own moves instead of waiting on white people.

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#26 Feb 18, 2013
I went and clicked on two short previews of Congolese films and they look exactly like the Nollywood films Desmond described!



http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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Sherwood Park, Canada

#27 Feb 18, 2013
sassyntrashy wrote:
<quoted text>Ok and it is nice to hear African people making their own moves instead of waiting on white people.
why would they wait on white people to make their own movies? do you guys wait on white people to make your movies? if not, then why would Africans?

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#28 Feb 18, 2013
sassyntrashy wrote:
I went and clicked on two short previews of Congolese films and they look exactly like the Nollywood films Desmond described!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =kY1LjPKHaMUXX
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
these 2 movies were made in Europe, not Congo. and in the second link most of these women aren't Congolese but Rwandese.

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#29 Feb 18, 2013
AA woman don't like Nigerians or her fellow AA's.

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#30 Feb 18, 2013
canuck26 wrote:
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why would they wait on white people to make their own movies? do you guys wait on white people to make your movies? if not, then why would Africans?
Yes many blacks from all over the world think that whites are supposed to get them started but they are better off doing it themselves.

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Sherwood Park, Canada

#31 Feb 18, 2013
sassyntrashy wrote:
I went and clicked on two short previews of Congolese films and they look exactly like the Nollywood films Desmond described!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =kY1LjPKHaMUXX
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
these are the congolese movies made in Congo that i was talking about
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
http://www.youtube.com/watch... (the lead actor is a famous Congolese singer, and the lead actress is a beautiful dark skinned lady. this movie is old)

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#32 Feb 18, 2013
canuck26 wrote:
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these are the congolese movies made in Congo that i was talking about
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =5TQnpTIMe5wXX
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
http://www.youtube.com/watch... (the lead actor is a famous Congolese singer, and the lead actress is a beautiful dark skinned lady. this movie is old)
Okay I'll try to see them on YouTube tomorrow.
anonymous

Cincinnati, OH

#33 Feb 18, 2013
well to me the same criticism that is now being put on Nollywood, was similar to what indians got in Bollywoods beginnings and now to a extent and it became the second top movie industry in the world after Hollywood. So I feel Nollywood is following the same foot steps; I mean it is now on Comcast demand, youtube movies, and has it's own channel in America and england, that is big accomplishments for that movie industry, and I see it going higher for them however they still have a long way to go though
ashanti king

Drexel Hill, PA

#35 Feb 18, 2013
sassyntrashy wrote:
I went and clicked on two short previews of Congolese films and they look exactly like the Nollywood films Desmond described!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =kY1LjPKHaMUXX

http://www.youtube.com/watch...
I never knew Congolese made movies. The only one I know of is Nigerian and Ghanaian movies which falls under nollywood because they pretty much use the same actors and actresses.
ashanti king

Drexel Hill, PA

#36 Feb 18, 2013
Desmond Sandiford wrote:
I started watching Nollywood movies after my sister and mom told me about them. I gotta tell ya's if y'all never seen these movies, don't expect much. The production quality is usually second rate and the dialogue sucks. But what REALLY gets me is how ALL the Nollywood stars are light skinned. The thing is, there's A LOT of dark skinned actors in the movie, but NONE of them are the star. The star always has to be a light, bright man or woman. The other thing, is the dark skinned actors play all the bad guy roles. They usually the evil mastermind of a drug ring or the father who molests his daughter or...the dark skinned characters always violent and vulgar and nasty.

At first I was excited about seeing movies with an all-black cast and with a black perspective...but, in reality, they have a lotta the same racist caricatures of black people as american movies used to have back in the 1930's and 1940's. They even had one Nollywood movie with an actor who had applied darker make up...and you could clearly see it was some kind of charcoal make up. and they had that actor talking in way that her speech pattern sounded retarded...and that was their idea of comedy.

Then to add it it, you can see that a lot of these actors, both the men and the women, BLEACH...their skin has that weird hue that you see with people who bleach their skin to look lighter.

I can't believe some of the film directors, and some of them are dark skinnned, actually feel proud and satisifed like they done good work when they see these movies.

All I can say is, Nolllywood is some crazy sh8t. These mfkers got toe be the biggest sellouts in the world. I knew africans had some inferiority complex and colonial mentality, but i never realized just how fked up they are... Nollywood reflects african colonial mentality. you would be better off watching a white movie, because, believe it or not, they portray blacks in a less negative light. Something has got to change so blacks to get out of this slave and colonial mindset that we seem trapped in.
Watch these movies, they are really good and they represent african culture. They are pretty old though

http://watchnigerianmoviesonline.com/Blood-Si...

http://m.youtube.com/watch...

http://m.youtube.com/watch...
ashanti king

Drexel Hill, PA

#37 Feb 18, 2013
Ch-inyere wrote:
<quoted text>When it comes to production quality, you do have a point but Nollywood quality has been improving and it depends if it is a high or low budget Nollywood movie

Now the rest of what you said, I don't agree with, majority of the top actors and actresses in Nollywood are dark skinned, and are portrayed mostly in a good light. The only top light skinned actors and actresses is Mike ezuronye(he is naturally light not bleach or mixed), Tonto Dike(naturally light not bleach or mixed) and Ramsey Noauh(mixed) and Van Vicker(mixed ghanian), the rest are dark skinned and brown skinnend like Genevieve nnaji, Jim Ike, Stephanie Okereke, Ini Edo, Dakore Egboson, Omotola Jalade, Joseph Benjamin, Funke Akindele, and I can go on and on. I have seen Nollywood since the 90's when it started and how it has progressed to beating Hollywood in Africa: http://www.timeslive.co.za/africa/article4499...

I have seen traditonal Yoruba and etc Nollywood movies that never show the dark skinned people in a negative light and are the main actor and actresses:
http://www.youtube.com/movie...
http://www.youtube.com/movie...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =-jhvjxcXGwgXX
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

and I have seen new age movies from Nollywood:
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

and the highest paid and most celebrated Nollywood actress in Nigerian is dark skinned: http://www.youtube.com/watch...

I'd rather watch Nollywood then Hollywood movies that have made Africa look like a war, disease, corruption, and war continent, or rather watch africans make movies then AA's who portray a african prince who picks a light skinned women over a beautiful dark skinned women at his door steps(ex. coming to America)
That's what I said. The too ones are dark skin. Only few lights are that famous.
ashanti king

Drexel Hill, PA

#38 Feb 18, 2013
ashanti king wrote:
<quoted text>I never knew Congolese made movies. The only one I know of is Nigerian and Ghanaian movies which falls under nollywood because they pretty much use the same actors and actresses.
Oh yeah I saw South African and Kenyan movies.
BMT

Eskilstuna, Sweden

#39 Feb 18, 2013
canuck26 wrote:
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correction: you watch a lot of NIGERIAN movies. besides Nigeria, did you ever watched Gabonese movies? Senegalese movies? Malian movies? Cameroonian movies? if not then you only watched NIGERIAN movies, and that's what you should write instead. when people say they watch Asian movies I always ask which Asian country, same with European movies.
You mean Africa movies in french? If they a way to include english sub-titles. Burkina Faso used to make good movies.
BMT

Eskilstuna, Sweden

#40 Feb 19, 2013
sassyntrashy wrote:
I went and clicked on two short previews of Congolese films and they look exactly like the Nollywood films Desmond described!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =kY1LjPKHaMUXX
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
You have something for congolese people since you discovered Joseph Kabila, don't ya?

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#41 Feb 19, 2013
BMT wrote:
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They are crap for the most part. I like the one about traditional African life. They need to work on audio and dialogue as you said. Nigeria try to make their movies as American as possible. Could be the reason they use them light skinned actors. Influence from AA?
But AA have A LOTTA dark skin movie stars like wesley snipes, blair underwood, morris chestnut, idris elba, denzel washington, danny glover and eddie murphy just to name a FEW...then you have courtney vance, lance gross, djimon honsou, don cheadle and even laz alonzo. Even back in the day, AA had stars like paul robeson, sidney poitier, glynn turman,etc. we also have dark female stars like angela bassett, viola davis and cicely tyson from back in the day. There is no comparison. Clearly AA people have less of a complex when it comes to color than africans. Next time I hear an african talking about "you black americans are so brainwashed" I'll know to tell them about how their Nollywood movies reveal their colonial mentality.

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