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    Thumbs up Nigerian movies an addiction in T&T

    Nigerian movies an addiction in T&T
    Aretha Welch awelch@trinidadexpress.com

    Sunday, March 23rd 2008



    Hundreds of DVD pirates make a mint off them and they have become quite an addiction for desperate housewives all over Trinidad and Tobago.

    It's those Nigerian movies. And from line to line, scene to scene, saga after saga, the movies, sold on the black market, are reeling in the viewers. According to one fan, "Is real bacchanal and real obeah."

    But it's more than that, says a 22-year-old mother of one from Barataria.

    "It's the men, too" .

    She has a favourite actor, Van Vicker, a Ghanaian.

    "All African movies are the same yes, well at least the ones from Ghana and Nigeria. Sometimes, the two industries even share actors," she says.

    Clustered around their friendly neighbourhood movie pirate at the Croisee, San Juan to buy their selections, several women voiced similar views.

    "Movies like Beyonce: President's' Daughter and I Hate Women, starring Van Vicker are the most popular," one fan said.

    Several web blogs list Van Vicker as Africa's hottest movie star. with one site decribing him as "a heartthrob that has got women dreaming of having his baby.

    Born to a Ghanian/Liberian mother, and a Dutch father, he has made his mark in the popular movie series Mummy's Girl. His other movies have included the Beyonce series, Divine Love, and Darkness of Sorrow.

    A viewing of several of the movies available locally showed them to be trite story plots - generally about a boy/girl relationship gone sour - strong on melodrama and with terrible audio and production quality.

    Generally the characters, who speak in thick accents, include the ungrateful lover, the nosy mother, the rich guy, the pretty girl and some random friends who coerce the main characters to carry out the actions which help propel the story.

    Outcomes are sometimes unpredictable, especially when magic and supernatural elements are used, following sometimes incredulous action scenes, which may include domestic violence, catfights or macho men 'fisting it out.'

    While Nollywood is reportedly the third largest film industry in the world, following America's Hollywood and India's Bollywood, the offerings are a far cry from any imaginings of the lure and drama of African story tellers.

    But then there's Van Vicker.

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    Old news in Jamaica, I have a recording of my lil cousin and her friend talking about them in Jamaica.

    I bet the ########################s in Trinidad aint watching them tho

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    Van Vicker!




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    Quote Originally Posted by War means love View Post
    Old news in Jamaica, I have a recording of my lil cousin and her friend talking about them in Jamaica.

    I bet the ########################s in Trinidad aint watching them tho
    Who d flick cares about Jamaica? STHU!

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    i just finished watching 1!

    "Movies like Beyonce: President's' Daughter and I Hate Women, starring Van Vicker are the most popular," one fan said.
    like omg! i was just watching that movie!

    Several web blogs list Van Vicker as Africa's hottest movie star. with one site decribing him as "a heartthrob that has got women dreaming of having his baby.
    oh yes!!!!!! i thought i was d only 1 who noticed that. shoot, who am i kidding???

    there was this other man which i find to b very attractive. he was d love interest in 'promise me forever.' ooooh, such a SEXXXY voice!

    While Nollywood is reportedly the third largest film industry in the world, following America's Hollywood and India's Bollywood, the offerings are a far cry from any imaginings of the lure and drama of African story tellers.
    A-A! there's a nollywood! heeeeeeeeehee!

    Quote Originally Posted by War means love View Post
    Old news in Jamaica, I have a recording of my lil cousin and her friend talking about them in Jamaica.

    I bet the ########################s in Trinidad aint watching them tho
    don't say that!

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    Hav u ever watched em? dem wicked man!! lol the story lines dey come up with!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dollbabi View Post
    Van Vicker!



    oh yes baibee!!!!!!!!!!!

    too bad he's married w/ 2 lil girls

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickyan View Post

    oh yes!!!!!! i thought i was d only 1 who noticed that. shoot, who am i kidding???

    there was this other man which i find to b very attractive. he was d love interest in 'promise me forever.' ooooh, such a SEXXXY voice!

    Since Van Vicker is married, all we can do is dream. *sigh*

    Here he is with his family...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dollbabi View Post
    Who d flick cares about Jamaica? STHU!
    What sort of backward christian are you ? Cursing because I said it's old news in Jamaica ? mmm .. You don't seem to be too happy with your life right now, so i'll just let your personal problems torment you.

    who knows, Five mins from now I might launch an attack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by War means love View Post
    What sort of backward christian are you ? Cursing because I said it's old news in Jamaica ? mmm .. You don't seem to be too happy with your life right now, so i'll just let your personal problems torment you.

    who knows, Five mins from now I might launch an attack.
    Who cursin? Look, if you don't look like Van Vicker....GET OUT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dollbabi View Post
    Who cursin? Look, if you don't look like Van Vicker....GET OUT!
    I don't have a drop of ######################## in my blood so ofcourse I can never look like him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by War means love View Post
    I don't have a drop of ######################## in my blood so ofcourse I can never look like him.
    Boooooooooooo!

    (but he's ghanaian/dutch anyway...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dollbabi View Post
    Since Van Vicker is married, all we can do is dream. *sigh*

    Here he is with his family...
    i saw that same pic. lovely family.

    i wanna be like his wife when i grow up! sexy hubby, aborable picknies!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickyan View Post
    i saw that same pic. lovely family.

    i wanna be like his wife when i grow up! sexy hubby, aborable picknies!!!
    I know right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickyan View Post
    i saw that same pic. lovely family.

    i wanna be like his wife when i grow up! sexy hubby, aborable picknies!!!
    If you not sexy now you won't be in the future.. just a memo.

    LOL

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