I Can’t Babysit Your Pet Goat Because … 8 Simple Reasons

I Can’t Babysit Your Pet Goat Because … 8 Simple Reasons

  When you think of pets, conventional names come to mind: dogs, cats, goldfish, etc.  But, people have pet goats too.  Yes, goats, those hairy, bleating, delicious animals that I find so fascinating. I have never had to babysit anyone’s … Continue reading

Why We Love Nollywood 4: Proverbs in the Mouths of Elders

Wise Elders

Wise Elders

Rarely does a young person quote proverbs in a Nollywood flick. No, that singular honor is reserved for the elderly. Really old people. Okay, maybe not that old.  But old enough to use snuff from a snuff box, and drink palm wine. Continue reading

Why We Love Nollywood 3: Travel Outside Lagos Without Leaving Your House

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

That is, if you’re watching the movie from the comfort of your own home. If you are in the house of a friend or getting your hair braided when this movie is playing, you have already left the comfort of your home. So ignore that last part after ‘Lagos.’

But read on …

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Why We Love Nollywood 2: The Characters are People We Know

I started this series earlier in the year, and decided it was time to pick it up again and finish it.  So here goes!

You read the title, so you already know what Number 2 is, but I will repeat it to drum it into your head emphasize it:

We love Nollywood because the characters are people we know

Did I really have to use the large text? While you’re still debating that in your mind, let me explain myself.

Mercy Johnson

Mercy Johnson

Unlike Hollywood movies, Nollywood movies are filled with characters that the average Nigerian (and many other nationalities who watch these movies) can relate to.  If you overlook the fake American-British-Jamaican-Portuguese (okay, I exaggerated, but you get my point) accent, the characters for the most part sound like you and me.  Pure, unadulterated Nigerian accent.  But that’s not all. Continue reading

Liebster Blog Award from The Crazy Nigerian

Last month, Tonwa Anthony a.k.a The Crazy Nigerian nominated me for the Liebster Award.  My ears are still tingling from the good news! This is my very first award on this blog and you can imagine my excitement.

Thank you so so much, Tonwa.  I don’t know when I will get used to calling him, Tonwa because most of us only knew him as the Crazy Nigerian for the longest time.  But that has since changed.

Now, there is the business of this award.

Liebster-Blog-Award-Crazy-NigerianSo, what exactly is the Liebster Award? Continue reading

Why We Love Nollywood: Part One

Ramsey Noah

Ramsey Noah

It’s no secret that I love Nigerian movies.  The question though is Why.  That is what I intend to uncover in the next few posts on this topic.  And like a good Nollywood movie, this series will extend well beyond Parts 1 and 2.  Join me, will you?

1: To Learn New Vocabulary

To anyone who will listen, I am constantly ranting about how my Yoruba vocabulary has expanded since I started watching Yoruba movies.  The same is true for the English movies.  Let me give you an example. Continue reading