They might call the characters stereotypes and the plots tropes, but we love our Nollywood stars and the experience of seeing them in movies. For instance, you know you’ll get abundant lessons in wickedness when you see Patience Ozokwor in a movie.
So what should you be doing when these icons pop on your screen? We have the answers.
She’s not called a veteran actress for nothing, and you’ll understand when you watch her render lines in Nollywood films. With mummy Joke, you need to open your ears and listen closely because there’s a lesson or two to be learnt about diction.
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You want to watch a Pete Edochie film and you don’t have a pen and paper by your side? So you plan to just let all those authentic African proverbs go to waste? Anyway, now you know what to do the next time he pops on your screen.
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Cut from a similar cloth as Joke Silva, Ireti Doyle was the queen of talk show TV back in the late 1990s, so you can imagine the class and panache she brings to cinema. If you’re looking to ooze the real rich American aunty vibes, take cues from the way she speaks, walks and even eats.
If you’re watching a Mama Gee film, it’s either you’re wicked or looking for ways to be more wicked. But who are we to judge? Just make sure you take notes so you’ll get more creative with dealing with those who dare to cross your path.
Kanayo O. Kanayo
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The veteran actor has bagged himself a nickname as Nnayi Sacrifice. You might want to grab red oil, boiled eggs, and calabashes because you’ll learn a thing or two about making sacrifices.
Mama No Network
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Sign language might be difficult to learn but you’ll catch on quicker than you can imagine in Mama No Network’s movies, since half the cast members communicate with her this way. Put your video recorder on your phone to work and you’ll always have a tutorial on the go whenever you need to communicate using sign language.
She’s the queen of ratchet and you’ll want to take notes from her if you want to up your street credibility. When Mide pops on your screen, grab any item close to you because you learn how to get the best out of improvised weapons.
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