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Readers’ reaction on Charles Novia & top stars get knock

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We got quite a number of reactions to our story on Charles Novia vs top stars. Here are some of them. Watch out for our own stand next week

Posted by: Mia
Date: 7/13/2008 2:52:37 AM

Truth be told, this guy is right on point! While I like our vetran actors, we really need some new faces because they are indeed over used. Nollywood is built on a hand full of actors and that is not good for the industry. I admire Omotola for her talent and ability to still play a teenager, it is time we start training the young ones for those roles. Genevieve is good and fit, but looks way older than she claims and should be in roles that are more convinsing. Besides, she is infact overrated.

God bless this guy for saying it, but only in Nigeria would Ini Edo be put on tv for any reason other than Jerry Springer. The girl is so embarrassing that I an ashamed tha we can't do better that her. Oge Okoye is another one who has no business being in front of a camera. Having a pretty face does not qualify you as an actor. Emeka Ike needs to inrole in his school and get some education himself.
The industry is filled with very greedy people who would not give the young ones a future and that my friends is driving us to the bottom. They overrated know it alls who don't research the roles or even audition.

Real actors in Nollywood; Ramsey, Omotola, Sam Dede, Justus Esiri, Enebelu E, Joke Silvia, Genevieve, RMD, Desmond, KOK, Liz Benson, Pete Edochie and a few others.

Posted by: lisa
Date: 7/13/2008 6:44:26 AM

producers should check the higher schools or churches to look for new faces such as slim,beautifull young talented people.not fat bleach skin people.

Posted by: Udo
Date: 7/13/2008 12:06:52 PM

I Agree!!! 97% of these so called "Actors" CANNOT act to save their lives. I personally watch some of these movies to support my people and get a feel of home. In all honesty, most of them are down right rediculous. Nigeria has so many young and beatiful face yet the likes of Ini Edo are often called beatiful. Acting is the ability to inbody a role and bring the character to life. Yet everytime you see Ini Edo in a movie, she is playing herself. Whether she is asked to play a Nun or a Slut, it is always the skinpy cloths, plastic wig, heavy makeup, and dirty sweaty skin. Don't even get me started on the sticking out of her tongue and licking her lips in every sceen she is in.

Posted by: onyii
Date: 7/13/2008 1:59:08 PM

The film industry is really under going reconstuction stage but there is no way you can phase- out the old actors/actress. They get better in their acting every day. I mean they still have a lot potentiails. Give them challenging roles and they will prove their worth. I hate it when someone sits back and condemn others. There is nothing wrong in encouraging the up coming actors/actresses but dont insult the older ones. Its only God that has the final say in ones life and undertakings.

Posted by: Ousmana
Date: 7/13/2008 9:03:50 PM

I agree with some of the things that Charles Novia stated in this article. Some of these actors are greedy and are giving less than average performance because of the money. These actors also claim to have done hundreds of movies most of which have no story lines and no bassess. Ini Edo is just ok and needs to improve on her dressing. Emaka Ike's diction sucks and Genevieve is very good but needs to re-read some of these movies before signing up for them. Omotala should dress her age and also let go of her ego. She brags too damn much. Someone needs to tell Jim Iyke that he is not an American. Among the best actors, in my opinion, are Liz Benson, Stella Damasus, Joke Sylva, Zainab Bukky Ajayi, RMD, Sam Dede, Olu Jacobs, Pete Edochie, Ramsey Noah, Francis Duru, Bimbo Akintola and a few others. And as for Charles Novia, this man has proven that he is here to stay. Most of his movies do not have parts two or three and he is very careful with the actors he chooses to work with. Cinderella, Caught in the Middle, When Love Dies are some of the best Nigerian movies (again, just my opinion).

Posted by: ahcue
Date: 7/13/2008 9:19:04 PM

I agree with you onyii. There is some truth to what novia says but I am one of the people that loves omotola. I do not want omo to fade at all, in fact, I want to see her more and more. She is the reason I watch nigeria moviss. I really careless for genny or ini edo but I think there are some people out there that like to watch them so leave people to decide. Maybe ur should bring up the up coming young actors and actresses and make the people decide who they want to watch but please do not condemn older actor/actresses. As for me, I will always like omotola movies even if they are different actor/actress so if people do not want to see her on movies all the time they should not buy or watch the movie. We all have choices, let people choose who they want to watch. Omo rules

Posted by: KC
Date: 7/14/2008 2:54:04 AM

This guy deserves and award for speaking up. Emeka Ike an arrogant uneducated little boy who should be selling crayfish in Onicha main market. The guy cannot speak the English language. Ini Edo is a village champ or Mgbeke as we say in igbo. Omotola is exellent and in my opinion the best female actor in the country. Genevieve is also very good and a few others. I think the biggest problem in Nollywood is that fact that there is no improvement. All they care about is the money and this includes Directors, Producers and Actors alike. I am with you Udo, I buy most of these movies to support my people because most of them are not worth the time and money invested in them. BTW, as comsumers, we have the right to air our honest opinions. It is called CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM. That is what forumes like this is meant for. So for those of you already invoking God, please it is not that serious.

Posted by: tyra agyeman
Date: 7/14/2008 3:10:58 AM

i personally think that novia is totally right, i am a ghanaian who love'ss buying all my nigerian movies but now a can't stand genny, omo, emeka, jim, ini , rita,they need to really take some lessons. i love rmd,okreke,desmond, stella, bimbo, mike, dakore, ramsy, joke and husband. jim is not a serious actor the insults and his behaviour towards others in a movie is so bad. some times the cast also makes a movie wonderful or stupid eg. girls in the hood , caught in the middle, private sin, keeping faith, etc were woderful. rita , okrereke , ini , shines more in supporting roles . after the banne they did not come with any extra ordinary acting. it will be wonderful to see genny do some real kick boxing, play an instrument, do marshal art etc. omo should concentrate in slimming down for now by eating veges ,fruits and exercise for now. the movie in which ramsy was dance teacher and rita was married to olu jacobs. the dance was so stupid. he should have taken his time to take some real dance lessons. that is why any body at all can just wake up and say i want to act now look at the influx of stupid actors and actresses, pls do seriuos auditions. i am now thinking of acting since is just reading scripts and kssing only one's you want to kiss. genny and co. learn extra ordinary stuff and stop insulting novia take serious lessions abroad cause now you can afford and stop singing. am sayiny this cause i buy a lot of their movies. emeka and desmond learn shd learn how to dress. dont wear some of the things they give you.

Posted by: tyra agyeman
Date: 7/14/2008 3:16:19 AM

i 100% agree with you KC

Posted by: Joany from ghana
Date: 7/14/2008 6:36:02 AM

I totally disagree with you guys. People like Omotola, Genny, Emeka Ike, Jim, Rita and Co are Just too good and talented that is why Best producers use them and make their money.

If the new ones are not good how do expect the producers to make their money.

Charles Novia i think is jealous because he can't afford them whiles his colleagues can. Is he the one to force them to retire. They will retire when they are old and tired. Leave them alone.

Posted by: Ayisha
Date: 7/14/2008 6:41:36 AM

Pls stop embrassing them, especially INI. You are reavelling your company problems for the world, as a producer or what ever always know how to keep secreat and treat it among you, if somebody offend you pls call the person and you solve it within you. Take care and advise yourself accordingly.

Posted by: Angela
Date: 7/14/2008 10:52:04 AM

charlse novia is one of the greatest writer nolly wood ever had,Ada ameh too. like he said, everyone is entitled to their opinion. to him those actors might not be worth the time but to some other writers/ producers they might. it just a matter of opinion. Ini, Genevive, Emeka, Jim iyke r good in their own different aspects of acting. just that most of them play the wrong roles atimes which doesnt suite their personality. look at Rmd, Ramsey, pete, segun..... this guys never jumped from being themselves to being Americanized. all those actors should leave hollywood alone and be Nollywood. like i said though its all about opinions...

Posted by: xty babe
Date: 7/14/2008 11:09:47 AM

KC, Novia deserves no award. he is using this medium to sell his movies which he used the services of mediocres. What do you mean by constructive criticsm? This is destructive and not constructive. .stop calling people names. Onyii is right.

Posted by: mahabone!
Date: 7/18/2008 1:52:47 AM

I think this Novia guy made some home truth here and should be given a pat on the back for speaking up.OUR SO CALLED MOVIE STARS ARE OVERRATED, ONLY A HANDFUL OF THEM KNOWS THEIR ONION.Nollywood as a whole is in a total mess and i wonder who gave them the title of the third biggest movie industry. This days i feel more comfortable watching Ghana movies than our own becuase Ghana movies are more organized in terms of quality production and story lines.The Nigeria media too shares the greatest blames for overrating this so called Nigerian movie stars. I don't mean to condemn anybody, but in reality someone like Emeka Ike should have nothing to do with acting in the first place. But ironically, he's the highest paid actor in Nigeria. Besides the fact that he cannot speak, his apperance is nothing to write home about. It's time we let Emeka Ike know that apperance and talent is 50/50 as per entertainment. Ini Edo must stop sticking out her tongue and licking her lips, that's a gangster thing. However, my kudos to-Genny, Omosexy, Rita Dominic, Mama Bukki Ajayi, stella Damascus, Olu baba Jacobs, Justus Esiri, Jim Iyke, Desmond, Rmd, Kok, Peter Edochie, Liz Benson, Joke Sliva Jacobs.Ramsey. This guys are giving their best, hope to see them improve as time goes by. I love them, especially STELLA DAMASCUS.

Posted by: usagal
Date: 7/18/2008 5:44:50 PM

novia ke? any way, he is right about the recycled faces but his own list of good actors is very stupid.

Posted by: Mia
Let the truth be told, this guy is right on point! While I like our veteran actors, we really need some new face, because they are indeed over used. Nollywood is built on a hand full of actors and that is not good for the industry. I admire Omotola for her talent and ability to still play a teenager, it is time we start training the young ones for those roles. Genevieve is good and fit, but looks way older than she claims and should be in roles that are more convincing. Besides, she is infact, overrated.

God bless this guy for saying it, but only in Nigeria would Ini Edo be put on TV for any reason other than Jerry Springer. The girl is so embarrassing that I am ashamed that we can't do better that her. Oge Okoye is another one who has no business being in front of a camera. Having a pretty face does not qualify you as an actor. Emeka Ike needs to enrole in his school and get some education himself.

The industry is filled with very greedy people who would not give the young ones a future and that is driving us to the bottom. They are overrated, know it alls, who don't research the roles or even audition.
Real actors in Nollywood; Ramsey, Omotola, Sam Dede, Justus Esiri, Enebelu E, Joke Silvia, Genevieve, RMD, Desmond, KOK, Liz Benson, Pete Edochie and a few others.

Posted by: lisa
Date: 7/13/2008 6:44:26 AM
Producers should check the higher schools or churches to look for new faces such as slim, beautiful young talented people. not fat bleach skin people.

Posted by: Udo
Date: 7/13/2008 12:06:52 PM
I Agree!!! 97% of these so called "Actors" CANNOT act to save their lives. I personally watch some of these movies to support my people and get a feel of home. In all honesty, most of them are down right ridiculous. Nigeria has so many young and beautiful faces, yet the likes of Ini Edo are often called beautiful. Acting is the ability to imbibe a role and bring the character to life. Yet every time you see Ini Edo in a movie, she is playing herself. Whether she is asked to play a Nun or a Slut, it is always the skimpy cloths, plastic wig, heavy makeup, and dirty sweaty skin. Don't even get me started on the sticking out of her tongue and licking her lips in every scene she is in.

Posted by: onyii
Date: 7/13/2008 1:59:08 PM
The film industry is really under going reconstruction, but there is no way you can phase- out the old actors/actresses. They get better in their acting every day. I mean they still have a lot potentials. Give them challenging roles and they will prove their worth. I hate it when someone sits back and condemn others. There is nothing wrong in encouraging the up coming actors/actresses, but don't insult the older ones. Its only God that has the final say in ones life and undertakings.

Posted by: Ousmana
Date: 7/13/2008 9:03:50 PM
I agree with some of the things that Charles Novia stated in his article. Some of these actors are greedy and are giving less than average performance because of the money. These actors also claim to have done hundreds of movies, most of which have no good story lines. Ini Edo is just OK and needs to improve on her dressing. Emaka Ike's diction sucks and Genevieve is very good, but needs to re-read some of these movies before signing up for them. Omotola should dress her age and also let go of her ego. She brags too damn much. Someone needs to tell Jim Iyke that he is not an American. Among the best actors, in my opinion, are Liz Benson, Stella Damasus, Joke Sylva, Zainab, Bukky Ajayi, RMD, Sam Dede, Olu Jacobs, Pete Edochie, Ramsey Noah, Francis Duru, Bimbo Akintola and a few others. And as for Charles Novia, this man has proven that he is here to stay.

Most of his movies do not have parts two or three and he is very careful with the actors he chooses to work with. Cinderella, Caught in the Middle, When Love Dies are some of the best Nigerian movies (again, just my opinion).

Posted by: ahcue
Date: 7/13/2008 9:19:04 PM
I agree with you. There is some truth to what Novia says, but I am one of the people that love omotola. I do not want omo to fade at all, in fact, I want to see her more and more. She is the reason I watch Nigeria movies. I really careless for Genny or Ini Edo but I think there are some people out there that like to watch them, so leave people to decide. Maybe you should bring up the up coming young actors and actresses and make the people decide who they want to watch, but please do not condemn older actor/actresses. As for me, I will always like Omotola movies, even if there are different actor/actress. So, if people do not want to see her on movies all the time, they should not buy or watch the movie. We all have choices, let people choose who they want to watch. Omo rules

Posted by: KC
Date: 7/14/2008 2:54:04 AM
This guy deserves an award for speaking up. Emeka Ike is an arrogant, uneducated little boy who should be selling crayfish in Onitsha main market. The guy cannot speak English language. Ini Edo is a village champ or Mgbeke as we say in igbo. Omotola is excellent and in my opinion the best female actor in the country. Genevieve is also very good and a few others. I think the biggest problem in Nollywood is the fact that, there is no improvement. All they care about is the money and this includes Directors, Producers and Actors alike. I am with you Udo, I buy most of these movies to support my people, because, most of them are not worth the time and money invested in them. BTW, as consumers, we have the right to air our honest opinions. It is called CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM. That is what fora like this is meant for. So, for those of you already invoking God, please it is not that serious.

Posted by: tyra agyeman
Date: 7/14/2008 3:10:58 AM
I personally think that Novia is totally right, I am a Ghanaian who love's buying all my Nigerian movies, but now, I can't stand Genny, Omo, Emeka, Jim, Ini , Rita, they need to really take some lessons. I love Rmd, Okereke, Desmond, Stella, Bimbo, Mike, Dakore, Ramsy, Joke and husband. Jim is not a serious actor the insults and his behaviour towards others in a movie is so bad. Some times, the cast also makes a movie wonderful or stupid eg. girls in the hood , caught in the middle, private sin, keeping faith, etc were woderful. Rita, Okerereke, Ini, shines more in supporting roles. After the ban they did not come with any extra ordinary acting.

It will be wonderful to see Genny do some real kick boxing, play an instrument, do matial art etc. Omo should concentrate in slimming down for now by eating veges, fruits and exercise for now. the movie in which Ramsy was dance teacher and rita was married to Olu Jacobs. the dance was so stupid. he should have taken his time to take some real dance lessons. that is why any body at all can just wake up and say I want to act now, look at the influx of stupid actors and actresses, pls do seriuos auditions. I am now thinking of acting since it is just reading scripts and kissing only one's you want to kiss. Genny and co. learn extra ordinary stuff and stop insulting Novia take serious lessions abroad, because now. I am sayiny this, because, I buy a lot of their movies. Emeka and Desmond should learn how to dress. Don't wear some of the things they give you.

Posted by: tyra agyeman
Date: 7/14/2008 3:16:19 AM
I 100% agree with you KC

Posted by: Joany from ghana
Date: 7/14/2008 6:36:02 AM
I totally disagree with you guys. People like Omotola, Genny, Emeka Ike, Jim, Rita and Co are Just too good and talented, that is why Best producers use them and make their money.If the new ones are not good how do you expect the producers to make their money. Charles Novia is jealous because he can't afford those, whiles his colleagues can. Is he the one to force them to retire? They will retire when they are old and tired. Leave them alone.

Posted by: Ayisha
Date: 7/14/2008 6:41:36 AM
Pleases stop embarrassing them, especially INI. You are revealing your company's problems to the world, as a producer or what ever, always know how to keep secret and treat it among yourselves, if somebody offend you please call the person and solve it within yourselves. Take care and advise yourself accordingly.

Posted by: Angela
Date: 7/14/2008 10:52:04 AM
Charles Novia is one of the greatest writers Nollywood ever had, Ada Ameh too. like he said, everyone is entitled to his/her opinion. To him, those actors might not be worth the time but to some other writers/ producers, they might. It is just a matter of opinion. Ini, Genevive, Emeka, Jim Iyke are good in their own different aspects of acting. Though, most of them play the wrong roles a times which doesn't suite their personality. Look at RMD, Ramsey, Pete, Segun...., these guys never jumped from being themselves to being Americans. All those actors should leave hollywood alone and be Nollywood. like i said, though its all about opinions.

Posted by: xty babe
Date: 7/14/2008 11:09:47 AM
KC, Novia deserves no award. he is using this medium to sell his movies which he used the services of mediocre. What do you mean by constructive criticism? This is destructive and not constructive. 7/13/2008 2:52:37 AM

Say what you will, believe what you will, Genevieve and Omotola ARE among the best that we have in Nigeria right now. They are certainly better than Empress, whom, by the way, Mr. Novia is saying is a good actress. By the way, I saw that 'Caught in the Middle' movie and I was grossly disappointed, the story line could have been interesting if he'd done more with it, but there were so many holes in that movie.

Posted by olofofogal
Talents are on the streets? Is he kidding me? When Ecobank gave him 7million naira to produce a movie, why did he use Nollywoods A-LIST? Why didn't he go out to the streets to look for the talents he mentioned?
Why don't people practice what they preach anymore?
Charles no let bad belle kill u oooooooooooooo