Nollywood is now the second largest movie industry in the world with a worth of about $5 billion. In fact, it has overtaken Hollywood based on number of movies churned out yearly and has only Bollywood to conquer.
One thing the industry has refused to get rid of is the boring predictability that marks its movies. This usually begins with the type of roles the actors play in them. Some of these actors have played only one type of role in their entire career, condemned to the unfortunate rut of typecasting.
Maybe its his eyeballs, maybe its his voice, but there’s no Nollywood evil like Segun Arinze
Who goes to rob a bank or plays area thug with American Accent? Hank Anuku of course, the Patron Saint of ‘I Just Got Back’ pipu
Forget #BadGirlRiri. There’s only one type of Nollywood bad girl, the Tonto Dikeh kind
Nobody wants to marry again because of Mother-in-laws. There’s only one person to blame and she comes in the form of Patience Ozokwor. They say she’s kind in real-life. Sorry, we dun believe it
John Okafor, aka Mr Ibu, interprets one type of role perfectly; The Idiot imbecile
Riddle us this: He’s Nollywood’s Yoruba demon in Igbo skin. Who is he? Jim Iyke
Olu Jacobs only plays king now, sometimes poet, but mostly the Igbo king. Long may he reign
Aki and PawPaw. These ones we can never take seriously, no matter how much they try to play grownups. Rascals
If you need someone to bring his wife’s womb or his mother’s destiny in a movie, Kanayo O. Kanayo is your guy
Chiwetalu Agu will wipe out his brother’s family just because of one plot of land
We don’t know where our guy Charles Okocha aka ‘Igwe Tupac’ got his Americanah accent from, but we are sure it is not America
When you see Pete Edochie, whether he’s playing king or king’s enemy or father or High Chief higher than the king, you know you’ve seen The Godfather