Thursday, 15 November 2012

THE BEST OF NOLLYWOOD AWARDS...?

It is no longer news that there are so many movie awards in Nigeria and quite a few of them deserve true commendation..The new one amongst them is known as the best of nollywood awards...i actually don't have an issue with the motive behind the awards but what concerns me more is the criteria and some of the recipients of some categories...

Let me start with Ibrahim Chatta who was given the Most Promising Act in Yoruba genre...Ibrahim is an ace producer cum director in the Yoruba film industry..If he is promising, then, he just started his career in the make believe world and that is totally weird after the years of experience..

I am also of the opinion that an English movie should be used for the movie of the year, rather than giving it to a yoruba movie because there are cultural differences in all the tribes when they are producing their films..and so, the technicality should not be a major criteria for getting the winner...

Now to the revelation of the year which was given to Moyo Lawal..and again i ask, is it the same Moyo Lawal or who..Do these guys understand what it means to select anyone as the revelation of the year..which means that Moyo was discovered between 2011 and 2012..yes, she might be new to high profile movies but she is not new to the make believe world as she has featured in a lot of soap operas, sit com and all that..

The fact that she was outstanding in the movie that made you go after her, does not mean she is a revelation...Moyo Lawal has featured on past series of the Next Movie Stat Reality Show..that is when The Best of Nollywood should have gone after her...I rest my case but good work on the rest of the categories which includes the lead and supporting roles..

It was also gathered that Actress turned Musician, Tonto Dikeh was absent at the ceremony, which was initially scheduled to perform...There have been much anticipation by many hoping to see the controversial actress mount the stage for her first performance as a music act but She is said to have missed her flight that would have connected her to Lagos from Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State....I don't want to call it stage fright...