So the other day, I flipped to African Magic and a movie was showing. Can’t remember the name but I know the story line was about two ladies that were fighting over a man. They were supposedly friends before the rich guy came along and started stringing both along. Instead of telling the man to go stick his yeye money up “wherever he wants”, they spent their time plotting how to outsmart the other and win the man’s affections.
And the high point of the story came when they packed thier bags to the man’s house, each got allocated a room and the rivalry continued. At this point, I asked myself: what is this rubbish sef? Who wrote this script? They were two jobless females who were supposedly educated (according to the movie) but spend their whole day planning the winning trick for the man’s affections when he gets back in the evening.
I know some of you would say that the writer was only re-creating what happens in Nigeria but why must all our movies be about ladies that do not have jobs rather they look for men who they would suck all their money out from like a blood suckling demon. Why can’t we make movies about independent ladies who hustle daily to make ends meet and their hustle does not include looking for rich politicians, big yahoo guys or their rich husbands to take care of their needs.
Or do you want to tell me that we do not have those kinds of ladies in existence here? Biko its really annoying, I really want to be a patriot but its difficult to watch crappy movies just because you are supporting the industry.
Or is it the movies where someone who looks forty years old acts as a secondary school student and wears school uniform, like we can’t find young actors in a country of more than 140 million people.
Just saying where it pains me……..