Anyone who saw the 1996 movie, Domitilla will attest to the fact that its success was derived largely from the media buzz it enjoyed. With Ann Njemanze, Enebeli Elebuwa, Kate Henshaw, Basorge Tariah Jnr and Sandra Achums, all lighting up the screen, the movie was an instant box office hit.
Directed by Zeb Ejiro, and unlike Ken Nnebue’s 1994 film, Glamour Girls, it did not have very suggestive sex scenes or nudity despite the suggestive trailers, posters and movie jacket.
Interestingly, this did not stop the movie from becoming a commercial success while its catchy title gradually found its way into the Nigerian lexicon (denoting a prostitute).
Revealing the life of an average prostitute and quest for survival, it was a combination of serious humour, empathy and emotion, all struggling for a place in the heart of the viewer. Although the lead character, Njemanze, had earlier starred in an equally successful movie, True Confession, her role in Domitilla saw her assume star status. She was quoted as saying,”I had to travel to Edo State to learn how to speak their kind of Pidgin English. I also had to shed some weight and hang out with prostitutes at popular joints in Lagos to understudy them. To play Domittila, the only thing we didn’t do was to sleep with them in their brothels, it paid off at last’’.
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Nne baby | 9/28/2012 3:20:36 AM
when ANNE is ANNE now she do wowo Reply this thread
Omalicha Nwa | 9/28/2012 8:08:53 AM |
Domi Domi...a.s.h.a.w.o no be work oooo...lol Good movie!
Jane | 9/28/2012 9:45:22 AM |
Na so u too go soon woo woo, when wrinkles don full that ur ugly face.
Where u expecting Anne to look same after 16yrs?
Some of u dont know how to talk. Just open ur latrine and talk r*****h.
Age is for every body.
Young today, old tomorrow.
Ugo | 9/28/2012 9:48:47 AM |
Nne mama, paste ur picture, make we compare you and Ann. No need to talk too much.
How can u call a beautiful woman like this ugly.
Jealousy, nothing else.
Crystal | 9/28/2012 10:25:29 AM |
Guys, u shd recognise a gud actor, com rain com shine wen u c it. Ann Njemanze was gud in her tym!
Ije | 9/30/2012 5:09:16 PM |
Gerawt,u be mum,after 16yrs do u expect her to remain d same,ok lets see aw u'll look after 5yrs na,no be only nne baby na old mama youngy na him u be.
Last born | 9/28/2012 3:51:38 AM
Despirt her wowo she still luk more attractive dan some ololo on nfc, Ann dear, all d way Reply this thread
GREGDCUTIE | 9/28/2012 4:09:03 AM
NFC neva said she was making a comeback thus needed to look beautiful. For pete's sake shez married now,has kids and has moved on to oda thingz. This is just to show appreciation whilest she was still in the industry. Anne Godzspeed. Gain speed increasing a000 times Reply this thread
Lana jerry | 9/28/2012 5:27:54 AM
I lyke u sha coz u dey huszuru, if it iz sum pple nw dey will go ad do juju. God will c u through. Reply this thread
nicee??? | 9/29/2012 1:09:17 AM |
it pain me when you write r*****h, English is not by force. imagine huszuru!!???
Saheed (london) | 9/28/2012 7:58:52 AM
Hello Ann, long time hope you doing good and your family,my greetting to your daughter...lot of luv... Reply this thread
BB | 9/28/2012 9:57:57 AM
Abeg, make una get una ass to work and get us juicy news joorrr mtcheeew Reply this thread
Lana jerry | 9/29/2012 2:58:21 AM
I will always write sum words in igbo language so dat sum f00l lyke u will reply ma comment. Ma Dog keep on following me. Mtchwwwww Reply this thread
Lakisha | 1/16/2013 2:32:52 AM
That's an intelligent answer to a difficult quesiton xxx Reply this thread