With stake holders in the movie industry stating plans to restart Igbo language movies, and with expectations that Igbo movies would have
their place on Africa Magic like its Yoruba and Hausa counterparts, surely some movie stars are bound to benefit more than others.
Established stars are going to have more success, dwindling stars would re-launch their careers while upcoming artistes would also get a
chance to become big stars. Here, we preview stars who are likely to benefit from thisDEDE ONE DEY:
A very popular figure in Aba, this stand up comedian has been churning out funny lines in Igbo language. But with English, he has been somewhat unable to show his worth. He is fluent in English, no doubt, but he surely makes ribs crack when he speaks Igbo, be it Abia, Imo, Anambra, Ebonyi or Enugu dialect!STEPHEN ALAJEMBA:
Either because he cannot speak English fluently or because he prefers to speak Igbo, one thing remains that Stephen does it the Igbo way. And he wouldn't shy away when the time comes.
She has been missing in action for sometime, but she has never failed to show how good she is. When she speaks Igbo, nobody needs a prophet to be told she is an Onitsha woman. This sister-in-law to Pete Edochie knows how well to be the opposite of Mama G in movies.
Mama G is absolutely great. She speaks the language well, and interprets them best. Regarded as the female version of Nkem Owoh and Chiwetalu Agu, Mama G is surely going to benefit with Igbo movies. Time for some Enugu dance then.
Oguta-born Camilla has been competing with Mama G for the award of 'best wicked mother in movies. She is sure a handful. Expect more from her
Uche speaks Igbo and she doesn't care what you think People have not stopped seeing her in movies, especially ones that involve Igbo. She is set to hit it bigger when the time comes
Nobody represents Owerri people better than Ogechi, popularly called Nwanyi Owere. This highlife musician speaks nothing but Owerri dialects in Igbo movies, and is so popular in Owerri that her movies just need her face alone to sell. Since she took a break to have a kid sometime back, the 33 year old actress has been missing. But she would surely be the one to benefit most when the cameras finally start rolling.
Nothing much has been heard from this Imo state actress, but with the new movie plan, surely she would be back to playing those her roles.
Amaechi's Obosi dialect can never be missed, and that is one of his assets. He has a great mastery of the language, and adages are a walk in the park for him. Surely, producers would come running after him when the time comes.
Enugu state seems to possess a lot of stars, and Agu is one of them. He has endeared himself to a lot of movie fans with his habitual twist with words. He would surely be a handful.
Osuofia is just what he is - Osuofia. Comedy seems to come with talent, and Nkem has them in abundance. Arguably the best comedian in Nigeria, he also possesses great mastery of the Igbo language. Nobody speaks it better, and nobody has a grasp of the adage better. The Enugu state actor would surely has his lift with the Igbo movies.
Without doubt the father of the industry, Pete Edochie has come a long way. With a dint of hardwork, the former broadcaster has been able to make himself a nollywood ever-present. But with the rise of Olu Jacobs, Edochie seems to have been relegated to the background. With the Igbo movies however, Ebubedike would have the opportunity of telling Olu how an Igwe should act, as he has said.
Chomy | 4/13/2012 1:07:13 AM
Although,i don't watch Nigeria films dat much but am sure this would be a huge success.soon these actors/actresses will be scampering 4 script.Obviously,d list isn't complete without d mention of Kenneth Okonkwo,Obi Madubuogwu,Ngozi Nwosu and few others. Reply this thread
Lalaland | 4/13/2012 2:32:43 AM |
You lie!! You watch nigerian plays very well!
BUT IT CAN NEVER BE A PLAY | 4/15/2012 8:17:37 AM |
CONTINOUSLY CALLING A FILM A PLAY CAN TAKE AWAY THE SARCASM/IRONY YOU INTENDED IN THE BEGININNING AND MAKE YOU SEEM IGNORANT IN THE END.
THE FORMAT OF A FILM IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FROM THE FORMAT OF A PLAY.
I THINK YOU HAVE MADE YOUR POINT, AND YOU ARE NOW DESCENDING TO THE RIDICULOUS!
Nneoma | 4/13/2012 2:36:03 AM |
U are right, it is a very well-comed idea. We also have actors like Ngozi Ezeonu, Chinyere Winfred, Bob Manuel and host of other who will do it well in d igbo way. It will be a huge success nd go a long way in projecting d language especially among d younger generation.
Nneoma | 4/13/2012 2:39:55 AM |
Hahahahaha....dis Lala sef, na wa for u oooo, shey u dey live with Chomy 4 d same house? how u come no say she dey watch Nigerian play well? Abi u jst wan whine her small. U funny sha.
T-john | 4/13/2012 3:47:39 AM |
If she doesn't watch Nigerian movies, how come she knows all the actors? mtscheeeeew
hapiiiiii | 4/13/2012 4:55:21 AM |
i dnt undastand wat dede one day is doing in der.....he's jst a boring guy....
Lalaland | 4/13/2012 5:33:40 AM |
Gbam! You don talk am!
Lalaland | 4/13/2012 7:27:25 AM |
No mind me joor, i am bored so just pinching Choms!
jaxk | 4/13/2012 1:29:41 AM
Whats leading to ibo movies ,whats the catch.Mr writer your story no complete o.
Is demand by dstv or customers for ibo movies Reply this thread
nolly | 4/13/2012 5:41:15 PM |
you dey talk trash,mitcheeww
Nwa ada Ifeoma | 4/13/2012 3:41:14 AM
Ewo! Ekele diri gi Chineke, gi onye mere nke a. Ndi igbo ibem, ndi n'eme ejije, ka chukwu gbaa unu ume. Reply this thread
Nwa ada Ifeoma | 4/13/2012 3:45:20 AM
Biko, ka atumatu a nke unu jinaka ghara ikpukwa n'ala, maka na onye kpoo obo ya nkpokoro agbata obe ewere ya kpoo ntu. Ka chineke gbaa unu ume Reply this thread
Chomy | 4/13/2012 4:59:46 AM
There u go again calling me a liar.don't worry, just pray i dont catch u bcos if i do,i'll beat d living day light out of u.mtchew!!! Reply this thread
Lalaland | 4/13/2012 5:43:35 AM |
Na why you dey reply with new box? Just click reply thread so that it flows through! Ah ah!
Charisma | 4/13/2012 6:55:15 AM |
Lol Lala, chomy is still new , she go learn , mi bi wan tell her sef, GMTA (Great minds think alike)lol
Lalaa | 4/13/2012 7:25:17 AM |
Aha! We are hommies na so we know....Me like you abb(abbrevaiation)o!
Lalaland | 4/13/2012 7:25:50 AM |
I REALLY miss me LOLO o...I miss her sooo much! :-(
Charisma | 4/13/2012 7:29:57 AM |
Eh yaaaa !! i can feel dat. Mi de miss am too ooo hehehe.
Chomy | 4/14/2012 4:12:17 PM |
My dear,the truth is dat am relatively new here.I visit sites dat are more of my area of specialization.visit here just 4 fun at my leisure so it doesn't really how old i am here. Luv ya!
Chomy | 4/13/2012 5:04:00 AM
U too...? don't worry after dealing with u, u 'll have a zoomed head. Reply this thread
Chomy | 4/13/2012 5:08:51 AM
I said i don't do much of it.take it or leav it.am a very busy person and if u don't mind, excuse me!!! Reply this thread
Lalaland | 4/13/2012 5:42:51 AM |
ooooohhhhhh....ehen so you go beat me abi? Beat me for talking true? I aint calling you a liar, i know that you watch their plays so dont come here and pretend.
Chomy | 4/13/2012 6:39:14 AM |
Honestly, am not pretending,am only being real here.i don't watch nigerian movies dat much but i adore nollywood u know!.i got those names 4rm d few dat i have watched.
Lalaland | 4/13/2012 7:24:13 AM |
Ehen you reply well this time! Dalu o.....I used to watch them by force cos me sisters were into them! But now that they are all married and gone to their hubby's house, i dont watch those embarrassing nonsense no more!
Someone Somewhere | 4/13/2012 8:04:50 AM |
f*****h ediot claiming benin guy yet speaks ibo very well,f*****h liar
Chomy | 4/14/2012 3:47:43 PM |
I do not u bliv u one bit! rather i think u're d President of Nollywood Movie Watchers Association (PNMWA),so stop this ur fairy tale!
jane | 4/13/2012 5:12:43 AM
i like d owerri lady a lot.she seems not to have got the attention she deserves. Nwanyi owere,ishi nnini? Reply this thread
Chomy | 4/13/2012 5:14:11 AM
Thanks 4 asking lala dat question.i luv u. *kisses* Reply this thread
Cherelle | 4/13/2012 6:03:32 AM
Uche looks like a transextual!!!!!!!! Reply this thread
ANNA | 4/13/2012 7:05:48 AM |
She resemble flavour nabania.The female version of flavour chai
Chinagorom | 4/14/2012 6:54:56 AM
Thats a great news to hear, since some of the igbos hv forgotten how to speak their dialect. Im looking forward to see the manifestation of this plan. Reply this thread
ORJKA | 9/22/2013 4:51:23 PM |
HELO guys! catch d truth, producing muvies in Igbo language is not going to make the igbo sons/daugters who can not speak the language to start speakling it over night, but this development if achieved, will help to a large extent, plant the igbo culture and tradition in the global scope. the benefit to start with, others will follow.
emoni | 4/16/2012 9:24:49 AM
this is a wonderful development and am happy for it. so we can have igbo movies on Africa Magic and other dish. but u forgot to mention Kenneth Okonkwo,Ngozi Nwosu,Kanayo o kanayo,Francis Duru, Bob Manuel Udokwu,Chioma Chukwuka. i cant wait to see this manifest Reply this thread
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ikenna | 6/21/2012 9:30:15 AM
Dis is more dan nice.seeing our own brodas and sistas in d nollywood act in our language.ekene diri chukwu! I hav always bn tankin God 4 making me an igbo. I love d igbo tribe die.anambra,enugu,imo,abia,ebonyi d same blood is running in our vains. Tanx Reply this thread
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Che | 4/5/2013 10:24:41 AM
pls that would be so nice, we r expecting that to take place as soon as possiple. Reply this thread
smart t okezie | 4/17/2013 8:57:31 PM
why is it dat, peopl always talk wat d dnt knw by makn nois hmmmn,g? Reply this thread
Joseph E | 5/1/2013 3:56:13 AM
I tnk God 4 igbo stars dey doin a gr8 job der is nt easy am also an igbo movie star i pray dat God wl gv me a gr8 talent,if u ar a producer b it igbo,English yoruba as long acting is dere call me 4 job 07031676002 tnks. Reply this thread
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