Breaking Free did a good job of bringing to life, an old story that has a lot of relevance and currency. With the Yahoo plus, drug pushing and ‘pant for Benz’ narratives among the millennials, the issue of ritual killing brings another dimension that we like to wish away, but still lives with us. Nigeria is replete with stories of unusual deaths and inexplicable wealth, making a mockery of hard-working people. The earlier we use narratives from movies like this to present life as collection of cause and effects, the better for us.
Nollywood Observer recently chatted with Judith and she tells us about her career and what it takes to succeed in Nollywood.
we have had an overflow of similar stories. While some reflect the interest of Nigerians; impactful Nigerian stories have not been properly explored.
many Nollywood writers and producers have adopted the neo-colonial mindset in their films which focus on Nigerian traditional ways of life. For the sake of specificity, I will focus on Igbo culture in this discourse.
The Watchman features, among other actors, Nollywood’s Kalu Ikeagwu, Britain’s Gregory Cathcart and Catherine Lazarus, as well as America’s Ashley Robinson.