A couple of years ago when I first moved into my current flat, I was forced to live life without a television. I couldn’t get a signal on my TV and my landlord kept promising to sort it out. Four months after I moved in, I decided to stop waiting for him and sort it myself. It was in those four months I fell in love with Nollywood movies courtesy of YouTube. For those of you who don’t know, Nollywood is to Nigeria, what Bollywood is to India…only bigger. If stats be believed, Nollywood is the second largest movie industry in the world. That’s a big deal. It’s nowhere near Hollywood where quality is concerned but it gets 10/10 for its entertainment value. Be it at the acting, the witty banter or the soundtracks, you’ll be plenty amused.
A few days ago I watched a movie called ‘Lady’s Gang’ on YouTube. It’s one of those movies that doesn’t make much sense but I watched it anyway and it was worth it! There were a couple of golden moments in the movie that I just have to share with you guys.
The first is a scene where a guy gets into an argument with his girlfriend, gives her a resounding slap and then pops the question. I know guys try and find creative and unique ways of proposing but I’ve never heard of anyone who agreed to marry a man right after he slapped her. I can’t find the words to do the scene justice so I’ll let you watch it for yourselves. You will have to select the ‘watch on youtube’ option due to copyright restrictions but it’s only a two minute clip and worth the extra click.
The next scene I thought I’d share is one where a girl takes on her boyfriend and his mother. The mother in question is THE mother-in-law from hell, the boyfriend, a mummy’s boy and the girlfriend, a psycho. This scene had me in stitches. The actress speaks a bit of Yoruba in the dialogue which makes it even funnier. Again, you will have to select the ‘watch on youtube’ option due to copyright restrictions but it’s only a two minute clip and worth the extra click. Enjoy!
You’ve just got to love Nollywood!!!
By the by, I’m trying to get my hands on a copy of ‘Keeping Faith’ starring Genevieve Nnaji and Richard Mofe-Damijo. If you can, please help!