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My Mothers Will

Posted by Webby on 2009-02-25 00:00:00 | Views: 166677 |

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lynnclassic

2/28/2009 2:03:41 AM

what is going on,online nigeria is going down and that is bad.pple are complaining much.pls admin fix the problem.b4 pple lose intrest on this site.thank u.

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ceesay85

2/28/2009 8:30:06 AM

Please you have to do something with this media player woman.We are no more watching movies on this site. It is no more useful to us. please,please do something.

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leobrown

2/28/2009 5:23:56 PM

80 percent of the film are bad they always stop half way oga admin abeg fix this prolbem becos it realy pissing every one off. we know it free but sinces u offer it pls give us a beta view

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firstlady1

3/2/2009 10:38:41 AM

Oga admin if u dont want us to watch any of the movie again u better let us no now and stop fulling urself.

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senorita411

3/2/2009 1:43:13 PM

I sent an email to the webmaster about the problem, but no reply.

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senorita411

2/28/2009 12:52:34 AM

Oga, I take God beg you, fix this darn media player. At 2 mins it stopped and went back to the start. I beg, go back to the old player...this new one na just wahala! So frustrating!

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guddhead

5/2/2009 8:48:45 AM

All u guys lashing out at d admin, u better shut ur dirty mouths. U better go get yourself a copy. U are watching these movies for free and u wont shut d fuck up! Sucking ingrates!!!

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ego

11/10/2009 5:58:41 PM

any time u hav problems wit d movies, just click d red underlined icon on d top right of ur screen dat says "movie not showing?click here".







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History

The first Nigerian films were made by filmmakers such as Ola Balogun and Hubert Ogunde in the 1960s, but they were frustrated by the high cost of film production. However, television broadcasting in Nigeria began in the 1960s and received much government support in its early years. By the mid-1980s every state had its own broadcasting station. Law limited foreign television content so producers in Lagos began televising local popular theater productions. Many of these were circulated on video as well, and a small scale informal video movie trade developed. Nigerian film is thus a video movie industry; Nigerians call them 'home videos'. There is some debate concerning what caused this small local market in videos to explode into a booming industry that has pushed foreign media off the shelves in much of Africa and is now marketed all over the world. Use of English rather than local languages served to expand the market. Aggressive marketing using posters, trailers, and television advertising also played a role in Nollywood's success. Many point to the 1992 release of Living in Bondage, a film about a businessman whose dealings with a money cult result in the death of his wife, as the industry's first blockbuster. Since then, thousands of movies have been released. One of the first Nigerian movie to reach international fame was the 2003 release Osuofia In London, starring Nkem Owoh, the famous Nigerian comedic actor. Modern Nigerian cinema’s most prolific auteur is Chico Ejiro, who directed over 80 films in a 5-year period and brags that he can complete production on a movie in as little as three days. Ejiro’s brother Zeb is the best-known director of these videos outside of the country.

The first Nollywood films were produced with traditional analog video, such as Betacam SP, but today all Nollywood movies are produced using digital video technology. Only recently, Time magazine published an article rating the industry as the third-largest after Hollywood and Bollywood.

Production

In the early days, Nollywood had one studio, Studio Tinapa in Tinapa, Calabar. Most movies, however, are not produced in studios in the Hollywood style. Video movies are shot on location all over Nigeria with distinct regional variations between the northern movies (made primarily in the Hausa language), the western Yoruba-language movies, the Igbo movies shot in the southeast,(Benin City) Edo Language shot in Benin city and the popular English-language productions, also shot primarily in the southeast. Many of the big producers have offices in Surulere, Lagos. Shooting films in Nigeria is difficult.

Nigerian directors adopt new technologies as soon as they become affordable. Bulky videotape cameras gave way to their digital descendents, which are now being replaced by HD cameras. Editing, music, and other post-production work is done with common computer-based systems.

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