Nollywood’s given us a lot of action movies lately, featuring intense, complex characters seeking vengeance or punishing their enemies. Some even spend half the film staring at us like they’re suffering from indigestion.
If this is something you admire and would like to add to your day-to-day living, look no further.
Master the smoldering, no-nonsense look
What’s an action hero if they can’t stop their enemies and make them quake in fear with just one look.
Action hero to emulate: Paul Edima from The Black Book
A past laced with trauma
Having a trauma-filled life leads to some serious character-building, and a shit ton of baggage to unpack.
Action hero to emulate: Obalola from Gangs of Lagos
An eerie calm
Just be calm and relax your nerves. Even if your enemy has threatened to obliterate your entire family, stand strong and be unmoved.
Action hero to emulate: Big Daddy from The Black Book
Have loved ones you’re not willing to lose
Something needs to happen to someone you love before your craze is activated and the story truly begins.
Action hero to emulate: Ahanna from Rattlesnake: The Ahanna Story
Be good and bad
You know how people say you have to pick a side? Ignore them. Mix the little good you have in you with all the shege and bad vibes the world has shown you. That’s the only way you can go forth and conquer.
Action hero to emulate: Akin from Brotherhood
Be a single pringle
Everyone around you can be in love and enjoy romance, but if you really want to be in your action hero bag, you have to embrace a life of solitude.
Action hero to emulate: Eniola Salami from King of Boys
Get yourself a crew
You’ll need a group of people who know your capabilities and are willing to align with your plan without too much explanation. Because chances are you won’t have the time to explain, and you’ll need people you can trust.
Action hero to emulate: Okikiola from Devil in Agbada
Take time out of your busy schedule and come eat all the meat you can find on November 11 at the biggest meat festival, Burning Ram.
Get a ticket for you and your crew here.
To fully enter your action hero bag, you’ll need great one-liners like “Chi-Chi, share the groundnut” and “Be reasonable with your mother”.
Action hero to emulate: Eniola Salami from King of Boys: The Return of The King