Yoruba Movies Are Not Popular – Powerful Uche Jumbo

Date: 28-02-2011 12:42 am (11 years ago) | Author: Amara
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- at 28-02-2011 12:42 AM (11 years ago)
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Uche Jombo has finally broken the silent.  English and Yoruba Nollywood accord each other on who will respect who. . The eloquent English speaker spoke to THE REPORTER on the vexing issue, at the last BON award, after an ego flaunting incident had occurred between the Yoruba and English actors/actresses, who were at Ijebu- Ode and Abeokuta for the award ceremony.

“Organizers said I should speak on behalf of Nollywood.So I refused to speak at the thank-you dinner. I am too young to speak for this industry that is how I was brought up by the elders in the industry. I am not scared of speaking in public but I won’t allow myself to be pushed around. How could somebody just call me in the middle of an event to perform such a task I won’t allow such person to get to my tangent.”


 

You talked about the ego thing or the lack of respect that is between Yoruba speaking and English speaking acts. As long as I am concerned, the reverse is the case. This is because; I never watch their movies, since I don’t understand their language. The few I recognize, I greet them when I see them. But when most of them (Yoruba actors) see us (English Speaking actors) they always put up this attitude that says we must be the first to greet them. And so long as I am concerned, they do not respect us at all.” They think they are better than us. Our (English Nollywood) Industry is popular in other countries; theirs (Yoruba Nollywood) is popular only but in Nigeria, western part of Nigeria to speak out loud. Why are they so proud? I am not a hater but nobody should push me so hard; Said Uche.


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- joegbons at 28-02-2011 12:51 AM (11 years ago)
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you are correct my dear.
Posted: at 28-02-2011 12:51 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- sixtyhoneyy at 28-02-2011 01:13 AM (11 years ago)
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Posted: at 28-02-2011 01:13 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- masses1971 at 28-02-2011 03:36 AM (11 years ago)
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I guess this is part of the cold rivalry between the Yoruba and Igbo in Lagos.However the fact remains that i have seen Americans watching English speaking Nigerian movies here in the states and not Yoruba movies which portray elements of immorality and fetishists.
Posted: at 28-02-2011 03:36 AM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- Larrykingomoj at 28-02-2011 03:57 AM (11 years ago)
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Let us know that if we want progress we should be talking of English movies that the outside world can understand and not Youroba language which stops in the West. The youroba movies are funny but if you dont understand Youroba language you cant enjoy it and it wont go beyond Nigeria which is not a credit but a local champion movie.
Posted: at 28-02-2011 03:57 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Amadinomoregbe at 28-02-2011 05:29 AM (11 years ago)
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Yes my dear it is true Especialy this naijapals movies infact  they should delet those Yoruba movies because here in europe we only understand english movie not Yoruba
Posted: at 28-02-2011 05:29 AM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- Fashalyn at 28-02-2011 05:50 AM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: Larrykingomoj on 28-02-2011 03:57 AM
Let us know that if we want progress we should be talking of English movies that the outside world can understand and not Youroba language which stops in the West. The youroba movies are funny but if you dont understand Youroba language you cant enjoy it and it wont go beyond Nigeria which is not a credit but a local champion movie.

Well said!!!

Posted: at 28-02-2011 05:50 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dogodajiabuja at 28-02-2011 06:57 AM (11 years ago)
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watching the OSCARS few hours ago, u see how actors respect each other.
THE KINGS SPEECH crew were mainly britons yet there were no discrimination!
nigerian...when shall we learn to live humble and examplary lives!. pride! pride! pride!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: at 28-02-2011 06:57 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Ascondy at 28-02-2011 08:35 AM (11 years ago)
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Ok, he be like say naija actors and actress ego done d too much mostly the eng speaking one,,,,,,,,,,, i no dey watch naija movies again.
Posted: at 28-02-2011 08:35 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- spaco98 at 28-02-2011 08:49 AM (11 years ago)
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I don't like this tribal sentimental Girl any way,  English and Yoruba Movie have different Credibility. Yoruba movies always Make SENSE & MEANINGFUL than english counterpart, While English is very Popular than Yoruba worldwide. Only 5 out of 100 movies than make sense among English firms.
Posted: at 28-02-2011 08:49 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- simele at 28-02-2011 09:06 AM (11 years ago)
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let me pass ooooooooooooo
Posted: at 28-02-2011 09:06 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- El-Razak at 28-02-2011 09:12 AM (11 years ago)
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Will u stop all that rubbish you are talking about the yoruba and english movie what about the igbo and hausa are they not Nigerian... Huh? Huh? Huh?  
Posted: at 28-02-2011 09:12 AM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- okwas at 28-02-2011 09:14 AM (11 years ago)
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what are they fighting for ,nawaooooo for them ooooooooooooooo
Posted: at 28-02-2011 09:14 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- lumez at 28-02-2011 09:24 AM (11 years ago)
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can somebody tell me what it means/takes for a movie to make sense???
Posted: at 28-02-2011 09:24 AM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- abbeylincoln1 at 28-02-2011 09:30 AM (11 years ago)
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She is not right but absolutely damn wrong, she is embittered, jealous, i seems not to know her problem, what kind of popularity was she talking about? popularity ko! stupidilarity ni!  let her go and act in her own native language as well if she is uncomfortable with yoruba film successes. yoruba actors start video and tv film production in Nigeria years back even when she was still a kid 'girl' and the yoruba actors should be given kudos, thumb-up for that wonderful feet. i cherished my culture and i won't in any way allow anybody where ever you may come from undermined my 'culture' because its a cherished heritage (ohun ani la naani). So miss jumbo or jombo go get a life. ok        
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- japhethjeff at 28-02-2011 09:34 AM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: deboalabi262 on 28-02-2011 01:15 AM
Lol, So Nollywood has got 2 factions now -Yoruba and English Nollywood. What of Igbo and Hausa Nollywood  Huh? Huh? Huh?  Uche or what is your name again, eschew tribal and bitter sentiments in Nollywood.......

is dat a name of movie??
Posted: at 28-02-2011 09:34 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- priceless87 at 28-02-2011 09:36 AM (11 years ago)
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Why all this fight Huh? Huh? Huh?
Posted: at 28-02-2011 09:36 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- adewalefisayo at 28-02-2011 09:53 AM (11 years ago)
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you're talking blasphemy my dear!
Posted: at 28-02-2011 09:53 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- bigbella at 28-02-2011 10:13 AM (11 years ago)
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i dont believe this  Angry
@ poster - source please?
reason why i'm saying this is because i saw a trailer of a new yoruba movie last week and she featured in it and was speaking yoruba mixed with english, i was even impressed that many ibo actors now feature in yoruba movies.
long and short of the story - another bad gossip! Angry
Posted: at 28-02-2011 10:13 AM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- chiglamour4u at 28-02-2011 10:18 AM (11 years ago)
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mmmmm this na Monday morning oo make una no dey bring this kind expensive lie here. most English speaking actor also feature in Yoruba Movies most i hv watch same as sm Yoruba actors. abi no be all of them join together make up Nollywood
Posted: at 28-02-2011 10:18 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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