EAGLE EYE HERE ( BEST ACTOR / ACTRESS 2005 )
The year 2005 has come and gone and it has been busy. Now the wise people that we are can look back and reflect on the past year and what it meant for us and Nollywood.
In my opinion, the ban was a huge and monumental blunder that has brought the whole industry a couple of years backwards in terms of profits and development.
To begin with, I don't see why a couple of people, however powerful they think they are, take the step to ban professionals from working. And nobody does anything about it. "How long shall they kill our prophets while we stand aside and look?" Bob Marley.
If an actor/actress is asking for a six-figure salary and there are people willing and able to foot the bill, then let them be. If no one is willing to foot that bill, then they should hire someone else to do the job. By the time the actor/actress doesn't get any offers anymore because of the price tag, it is up to themselves to take a step back and make themselves available again for work. If that's what they wish.
Nobody gained from the ban: the actors/actresses were reduced to forced and poor singing, the viewers got an overdose of Ini Edo and Desmond Elliot, the quality of the movies took a serious dive, the revenues sank to new
lows and it is obvious that the marketers bit the hand
that was feeding them. In conclusion, it was a waste of time and money all around.
And now they want an apology! From whom and for what?
You deny me access to what I do best to make a living for a full year and I have to apologize for it? Are you high or drunk or both? Don't you guys ever learn?This circus has been going on long enough, so please let them come back and let us enjoy quality movies again.
HAVING SAIDTHAT, HERE IS A RECAP OF MY YEAR 2005:
END OF DREAMS
This movie touched me beyond words, I just loved this simple love story that
carries a message beyond expectations.(See my review in the EagleEye section)
Michael and Chiege are stripped to the bare necessities yet they both put up their best performances. The message is a warning to be careful on how you treat the person you say you love, too many times we tend to think that crap is included in the package. Well, it is not!!!
He had a very busy year with among other things: Occultic Kingdom, End of Dreams, Dwelling in Darkness and Sorrow and Moment of Truth. He played very different characters and played them well. Yes, he gets mad every time and
yells on top of his lungs but we can easily forgive that, can't we?
PADITA AGU,SHARON EZEAMAKA AND OYENKA ONWENU
These three actresses do not play very often, but whenever they do, they excel at it. Maybe they should talk to Ini Edo.
Padita chooses her scripts carefully and plays intelligent characters that leave you yearn for more. And she's a great dancer too, she swept Desmond Elliot off his feet after he saw her sensually sway to a hi-life tune! She's beautiful and intelligent, Nollywood needs more of that.
Sharon Ezeamaka is very articulate and wise beyond her years. It is always a pleasure to watch her and listen to her!
Onyeka Onwenu oozes class and maturity. She put on a class act in Women's Cot and made the 6-hour story just fly by.
Her diction is perfect, she stands tall in her shoes and her grayish hair is a crown on her head.
Behind Closed Doors stood out this year and I can't wait to see part 3. Hope it
holds its promises.
All the cult movies in which Kanayo O. Kanayo played and 95% of the movies Desmond Elliot made. Just terrible!
KANAYO O. KANAYO AND DESMOND ELLIOT See above
Don't get me wrong, she's a fine actress. Only I don't think she's getting good
advice about her wardrobe. When you have such a protruding booty, you should dress accordingly and avoid clothes that make it twice bigger than it already is! You can scream at me all you want about this, it is my opinion and I stand by it. Firmly!
So, it is your turn now to tell me how was your year 2005.
Sometime around April or may, I will publish all the results of your voting.
Get behind your computers and start typing. Read you soon!