I WANT TO SPEAK HAUSA TODAY (CLASS 163)

 I WANT TO SPEAK HAUSA TODAY (CLASS 163)

Do you have an Hausa friend or customer, and you feel like surprising them by speaking their language? Ogefash’s blog has got you covered. Put down a word, and we will translate it in Hausa for you. For the next few months we would be learning numbers in Hausa. Today’s words…

ENG/HAUSA: CAR/MOTA

 

ENGLISH

HAUSA

SIXTEEN

GOMA SHA SHIDDA

SEVENTEEN

GOMA SHA BAKWAI

EIGHTEEN

GOMA SHA TAKWAS

NINETEEN

GOMA SHA TARA

TWENTY

ASHIRIN

ENG: YOU HAVE TWENTY CARS

HAUSA: KANA DA MOTA  ASHIRIN

DEEPEST CONDOLENCES! (VICTIMS OF ETHIOPIAN PLANE CRASH & LAGOS ISLAND COLLAPSED BUILDING)

DEEPEST CONDOLENCES! (VICTIMS OF ETHIOPIAN PLANE CRASH & LAGOS ISLAND COLLAPSED BUILDING)

Too many tragic incidents, all happening at the same time; I am indeed filled with sorrow as I write…
Our sincere hearts go out to all those that lost their lives in these tragic accidents;

The Ethiopian plane crash that killed about 157 people on board.

The Itafaji building collapse in Lagos Island, Nigeria that left about ten dead including school children.

Our hearts also go out to the families and friends of the victims. May God comfort them and give them the strength to get through this difficult period.

Please accept our deepest condolences @Ogefash Blog

We pray that the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in perfect peace, amen.

To those that sustained injuries, may God grant you quick recovery in Jesus name, amen.
#Godpleasesavetheworld

#Ethiopia #Nigeria #itafaji #lagosisland

“IT WAS JUST A MOVIE STUNT, I AM STILL SINGLE” SAYS ACTRESS~ EMPRESS NJAMAH

“IT WAS JUST A MOVIE STUNT, I AM STILL SINGLE” SAYS EMPRESS

Some days ago, nollywood actress~Empress Njamah posted pictures of herself and another man in a traditional outfit which made people to believe that it was her traditional marriage with her beloved man.

Fans of the actress rejoiced that she was finally off the market. The actress has however revealed that the pictures are from her about to be released movie titled “Wedding Saga” where she would play a “Waffi Geh”

VIEW HER POST BELOW

@empressnjamah #empressnjamah #njamah #WeddingSaga

She certainly got some bloggers

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ADVERT REVIEW MTN’S “STAY WOKE” ADVERT “THIS HEAD IS NOT ONLY BIG BUT…”

ADVERT REVIEW MTN’S “STAY WOKE” ADVERT “STAY WOKE!”
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I love this advert; simple and self explanatory. I love the fact that this MTN advert is not just all about promoting their services. The advert is channeled at those that are into drugs, youths in particular as it admonishes them to shun drugs.
THE ADVERT
In the first scene, a male undergraduate is on a video call with the sister. His sister asks about his location and he tells her that he is at the bus stop and would be home as soon as a bus comes by. The sister before dropping the call tells him that their mum already prepared dinner.


An unusual bus finally pulls over on the side of the road he stood. The undergraduate is happy that a bus is finally on ground. But as he is about to enter the bus, he scrutinizes the bus and the people in it. He is appalled when he sees those in the bus consuming drugs. As he is about to move away from them, another undergraduate who seems to be in a rush, enters the same vehicle without scrutinizing it. They speed off immediately not letting him out.


THE MESSAGE IN THE ADVERT
This is an advert designed to discourage drug abuse and encourage a drug-free nation. To achieve this, MTN Telecommunication Company enjoined people to be watchful, alert, conscious or better still #staywoke of their surroundings in order not to be forcefully pulled into it. It also beckons on people that are already into it to stop the act.
Drug abuse is a one- chance bus. Let’s build a drug free nation together #just for you.Stay free of drugs


ADVERT SUMMARY
An undergraduate while on his way home almost boards a one-chance bus filled with youths that consume drugs. His ability to properly scrutinize the vehicle saves him from boarding the vehicle. However, another undergraduate who enters the vehicle without scrutinizing the vehicle ends up getting trapped in the bus.


THE REVIEW
I am wondering though why the undergraduate’s sister called him big head; the boy “no get” big head like that. Infact, that his sister has a bigger head self; so ironical.

It is not only big but….#Winks, just kidding though…

Anyway, that is by the way. The word “Stay woke” basically means being wide awake, conscious or being alert. So what exactly should one “stay woke” to? His or her surroundings!
In this advert, MTN admonishes people especially youths to stay woke so they do not fall victims of one-chance-drug-bus. The word one-chance bus means any type of bus people use for evil purposes such as robbery, kidnap or ritual purposes.
So, in as much as I love this advert, I don’t think it has this “push strategy” to scare people away from drugs. The youths they used in the advert were not interpretative enough of their roles. None of them displayed any particular misbehavior people usually link to those that consume drugs just some freaky costume and makeup which people that do not take drugs can be seen doing. The only thing that really makes us know they are into drugs is when the camera zooms to those drugs on the table.
Hey, but then I love the undergraduate’s expression, he was probably the best in the advert.


May I ask who those on the road side are? I know they really wanted the advert to really look like a school setting, hence the reason they put that woman selling “God knows what” on the road side with two people patronizing her. But, she was really out of place; so out of place. Look at the kiosk abi na table MTN even gave her. The woman and the people around her were not relevant.


NOTE
Drug abuse is a one-chance bus may mean that anyone that starts taking drugs will not leave without being hurt.
JUST WONDERING
If this advert has enough push factor to make people stay away from drugs, don’t think so
SOUND: Just instrumentals; cool.
DURATION: 1 MINUTE (60 SECONDS)
REMARK: Fair! That woman selling stuff at that road side is so out of place. The advert doesn’t have enough push strategy to make people really shun drugs
IMAGES FROM THE MTN ADVERT TITLED “STAY WOKE”

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NJOY!

BEING A CELEB DOESN’T MEAN ONE SHOULD BE A SNOB!

“I am a celebrity, so fuck off”

“I am a celebrity, so don’t talk to me” bla bla bla

Ever heard the above words? Well, I get to hear them often from ndi celebs and those that are even upcoming celebs.

Biko (Please), being a celebrity doesn’t mean one should be snobbish. That’s all!

Or should they? Why?

I don’t know jare, perhaps I would be snobbish someday; don’t believe that biko

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I WANT TO SPEAK HAUSA TODAY (CLASS 162)

I WANT TO SPEAK HAUSA TODAY (CLASS 162)

Do you have an Hausa friend or customer, and you feel like surprising them by speaking their language? Ogefash’s blog has got you covered. Put down a word, and we will translate it in Hausa for you. For the next few months we would be learning numbers in Hausa. Today’s words…

ENG/HAUSA: RADIO/REDIYO

 

ENGLISH

HAUSA

ELEVEN

GOMA SHA DAYA

TWELVE

GOMA SHA BIYU

THIRTEEN

GOMA SHAUKU

FOURTEEN

GOMA SHA HUDU

FIFTEEN

GOMA SHA BIYAR

ENG: I HAVE FIFTEEN RADIOS

HAUSA: INA DA REDIYO  GOMA SHA BIYAR

MUSIC REVIEW- DON’T CALL ME UP BY MABEL “WHY DO THOSE GIRLS DANCE LIKE…”

MUSIC REVIEW- DON’T CALL ME UP BY MABEL “WHY DO THOSE GIRLS DANCE LIKE…”

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“Don’t call me up” is certainly the perfect group of words I would tell that guy that wouldn’t just stop calling after an irreconcilable relationship that led to a break up. But would I break my phone because of home? Na na na na; Nop!
Come to think of it, she only smashed her landline, why did she not smash her GSM also? I mean she did not want any more calls from her ex, na na na na #Winks
Take a gander at the lyrics below before the main review.

 

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LYRICS TO THE SONG “DON’T CALL ME BY MABEL MC VEY
VERSE 1
When I’m underneath the bright lights

When I’m tryna have a good time

‘Cause I’m good now you aint mine; na na na na Don’t call me up

When you’re looking at my photos

Getting hot, losing control

You want me more now I let go; na na na na


PRE CHORUS
I’m over you and I don’t need your lies no more

‘Cause the truth is, without you boy, I am stronger

And I know it’s sad that I changed to have a cold heart

But it was your game that has caused you- uuuuh I’m over you
CHORUS
Don’t call me up, I am going out tonight.

Feeling good now that you’re out of my life

Don’t wanna talk about us, gotta leave it behind

One drink and you are out of my mind

Now, now take it up. Baby, I’m on a high

You’re alone, going out of your mind

But I’m here out in the club and I don’t wanna talk So don’t call me up


VERSE 2
‘Cause I’m here looking fine babe

And I got eyes looking my way

And everybody’s on my vibe, babe; na, na, na, na Don’t call me up

My friends said you were a bad man

I should have listened to them back then

And now you tryna hit me up again; na, na, na, na


PRE CHORUS
I’m over you and I don’t need your lies no more

‘Cause the truth is, without you boy, I am stronger

And I know it’s sad that I changed to have a cold heart

But it was your game that has caused you- uuuuh I’m over you
CHORUS
Don’t call me up, I am going out tonight

Feeling good now that you’re out of my life

Don’t wanna talk about us, gotta leave it behind

One drink and you are out of my mind

Now, now take it up. Baby, I’m on a high

You’re alone, going out of your mind

But I’m here out in the club and I don’t wanna talk So don’t call me up


INTERLUDE
PRE CHORUS
I’m over you and I don’t need your lies no more

‘Cause the truth is, without you boy, I am stronger

And I know it’s sad that I changed to have a cold heart

But it was your game that has caused you- uuuuh I’m over you
CHORUS
Don’t call me up, I am going out tonight

Feeling good now that you’re out of my life

Don’t wanna talk about us, gotta leave it behind

One drink and you are out of my mind Now, now take it up.

Baby, I’m on a high You’re alone, going out of your mind

But I’m here out in the club and I don’t wanna talk So don’t call me up


THE REVIEW
The “Babe O” that her boyfriend at the beginning of the song called out has really got my attention; I don’t know why though.
Lyrically, the song comes in two verses made up of 7 lines each. The chorus and pre chorus was done three times each. The lyrics are in English. They are well written and organized. Each line is dependent on the next line to make a full meaning. The lyrics flowed perfectly with the beat.
The song has meaning. It is about the artiste- Mabel who is not ready to go back to her dishonest boyfriend even though he wants her back and keeps calling her phones.
The lyrics are interesting and the line “Don’t call me up” is catchy.
However, I am wondering why she used the word “Underneath the bright light.” The word underneath means “Below” while bright light according to Google means doing a lot of enjoyable and exciting things; to be happy or successful. The word “underneath” before the “bright light” makes it look like she is far from being happy after the breakup even though the entire song makes one understand that she is having fun and she is better after the breakup.
Song arrangement– Verse 1-Pre Chorus- Chorus- Verse 2- Pre Chorus- Chorus- Verse 3- Pre Chorus- Chorus


BREAKDOWN OF THE SONG
In the verse 1, “When I am underneath the bright lights, when I am tryna have a good time…” Mabel is so relieved that she and her boyfriend are no longer together. However, her boyfriend wants her back so he keeps calling her phone. But she orders him not to call her up because she is over him and she is trying to have immense fun and get her freak on.
She further says anytime her ex looks at her picture and he finds her so sexually attractive that his heart suddenly aches for her and longs to be with, her, he should not call her up.
In the Pre Chorus, “I’m over you and I don’t need your lies no more…” The artiste says she can’t take any more of her ex’s deceit. Without any form of regret, she says she has no feelings for her ex-boyfriend anymore. She blames her ex for her current emotionless and unfriendly attitude towards him. She says she is better off now that he is out of her life.
In the chorus, “Don’t call me up, I am going out tonight…” the artiste is so relieved that she and her boyfriend are no longer together. She lets him know that he is not relevant to her again and that she is much better without him. All she wants to do is party and celebrate the fact that he is out of her life. She is no longer interested in discussing about him or their past relationship. She says she is the one still soaring after their split while the guy is all alone and going crazy all in his attempt to get her back into his life which is futile.
In the verse 2, “’Cause I’m here looking fine babe. And I got eyes looking my way” to show that he is replaceable effortlessly, the artiste first of all taunts her ex boyfriend with her beautiful looks and lets him know that a lot of people are staring at her in a desiring manner. Her boyfriend is trying to have her back but she is not interested in him anymore. She however regrets not listening to her friends when they warned her against her relationship with him.


WHAT IS THE SONG “DON’T CALL ME UP” BY MABEL ABOUT?
The song basically talks about Mabel’s relationship with a certain guy who told her a lot of lies and took her for granted. The two split afterwards. However, the guy realizing that she is indeed a treasure not to be thrown away desires to have her back in his life, but it was too late as Mabel no longer had feelings for him. She is relieved that he is out of her life and says she is better off without him. Her ex boyfriend makes countless efforts to reach her through her phones but all is abortive because she never picks.
Or we can just say the song is about turning down any form of reconciliation with a dishonest and irresponsible ex boyfriend after a break up.


MEANING OF SOME WORDS
Bright light– According to Google “If someone talks about the bright lights, they are referring to life in a big city where you can do a lot of exciting things and be successful.
Underneath- Something below
Hot– To be leading or attractive in a sexual way
Over you: In relationship context, it means you are not into someone again or you no longer have feelings/emotions for the person; you have gotten over them.
Cold heart: Being cruel, stony or emotionless
On a high: Doing well, rising, on top, superior.
Out of one’s mind– To be insane, distressed or mentally unstable.


LOCATION
The video has both indoor and outdoor scenes. There are scenes from the Parking lot, shower and the sitting room.
COSTUME
Simple! There is really nothing extraordinary about their outfit. They were mostly casually dressed.
SOUND
Is it my ears or something? It kind of has this similar beat with Ed Sheran’s “Shape of you” especially the chorus part of the song. The song is however melodious! Her lyrics flowed well with the rhythm. She was also unswerving with the style of rhythm. Her vocals are interesting to the ears but at some point it was not clear. I love the piano beat. The various instrumentals used blended well and enhanced the beauty of the song.
VIDEO PRODUCTION
The video features Mabel and four other girls that acted like her female guards. The video partly complements the track; the constant call by her ex boyfriend and her refusal to pick his call scenes tally with the track. However her expressions all through the video do not show that she is truly over him. At some point, her expressions were babyish.
I noticed that the girls tried to use dance and body gestures to pass across the message but that that their dance is so outdated; they could have brought something new and added to the old steps. Infact the way they danced reminds me of my secondary school days
Mabel’s group of girls were in towels of four different colours; orange, purple, yellow and blue. The lady in blue towel was just being over expressive. The visuals are okay though; at least there was no sunshine that hit their faces.
IMAGES FROM THE SONG “DON’T CALL ME UP” BY MABEL

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JUST WONDERING

  • Mabel’s squad still entered the bathroom with her; was that really necessary?
  • That lady in “blue towel”, her expression was more than that of the singer’s; it was more like the song was about her
    SONG DURATION: 3 minutes 14 seconds
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MUSIC REVIEW: WITHOUT ME BY HALSEY “HERE IS WHY THIS SONG STILL ENJOYS MASSIVE AIRPLAY!”

MUSIC REVIEW: WITHOUT ME BY HALSEY “HERE IS WHY THIS SONG STILL ENJOYS MASSIVE AIRPLAY!”
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Without me is a song by “American Singer “Ashley Nicolette Frangipane aka #Halsey. It is currently enjoying massive airplay all over the world despite the fact that it has been out there for over four months. Like “Let you love me” by Rita Ora (View the review here also @www.ogefash.reviews), this is another track that has indeed come to stay.
So here is why we feel the song still has massive airplay; but just a minute, that would come right after you take a gander at the lyrics to the song below

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LYRICS TO WITHOUT ME BY HALSEY
INTRO
BEATZ
VERSE 1
Found you when your heart was broke                                                                                            I filled your cup until it overflowed                                                                                                  Took it so far to keep you close (Keep you clo-oose)                                                                        I was afraid to leave you on your own

PRE-CHORUS
I said I’d catch you if you fall (Falllll)                                                                                          And if they laugh, then fuck them all (Alllll)                                                                                    And then I got you off your knees Put you right back on your feet Just so you can take advantage of me
CHORUS
Tell me how does it feel sitting up there Feeling so high but too far away to hold me     You know I’m the one who put you up there
Being in the sky Does it ever get lonely?                                                                            Thinking you could live without me                                                                                  Thinking you could live without me
Baby, I’m the one who put you up there; I don’t know why                                                  Thinking you could live without me; live without me Baby.                                                   I’m the one who put you up there; I don’t know why


VERSE 2
Gave love about a hundred tries (Hundred tries)                                                                     Just running from the demons in your mind                                                                          Then I took yours and made them mine (Made them mine)                                                        I didn’t notice ’cause my love was blind

PRE-CHORUS
I said I’d catch you if you fall (Falllll)                                                                                          And if they laugh, then fuck them all (Alllll)                                                                                    And then I got you off your knees Put you right back on your feet Just so you can take advantage of me
CHORUS
Tell me how does it feel sitting up there Feeling so high but too far away to hold me     You know I’m the one who put you up there
Being in the sky Does it ever get lonely?                                                                            Thinking you could live without me                                                                                  Thinking you could live without me
Baby, I’m the one who put you up there; I don’t know why                                                  Thinking you could live without me; live without me Baby.                                                   I’m the one who put you up there; I don’t know why


BRIDGE
You don’t have to say just what you did , I already know (I know)                                             I had to go and find out from them. So tell me how does it feel (oh-oh oh oh oh)

CHORUS
Tell me how does it feel sitting up there Feeling so high but too far away to hold me     You know I’m the one who put you up there
Being in the sky Does it ever get lonely?                                                                            Thinking you could live without me                                                                                  Thinking you could live without me
Baby, I’m the one who put you up there; I don’t know why                                                  Thinking you could live without me; live without me Baby.                                                   I’m the one who put you up there; I don’t know why


THE REVIEW
Lyrically, the song comes in two verses made up of 4 short lines each. The chorus was done three times while the pre chorus was done two times. The lyrics are in English. The lyrics are soulful. They are well written and organized. The lyrics flowed perfectly with the beat.
The song is meaningful. It talks about how Halsey showed and gave love to a guy who was disheartened after someone trampled his emotions. Despite the fact that she went the extra mile to elevate his spirit, the guy ended up toying with her heart.
Song arrangement- Verse 1-Pre Chorus- Chorus- Verse 2- Pre Chorus- Chorus- Interlude- Chorus
I observed that the Bridge is the same with that of Justin Timberlake’s in the song cry me a river; just a slight difference.
“You don’t have to say, what you did, I already know, I found out from him”


BREAKDOWN OF THE SONG
In the Verse 1– “Found you when your heart was broke “Halsey revealed that she met her guy when he was emotionally trampled and dispirited. Halsey heartened the guy. She went the extra mile for him. She was always around him and ensured he was okay. She did everything just to elevate his spirit again and never for once wanted to leave his sight so that nothing would happen to him.
In the Pre chorus- “I said I’d catch you if you fall” she vowed to always protect him and still stick with him even if they are mocking them. She lets us understand that she took away his weakness, fears, humiliation and downcast and put him back on good standing. However, despite how she treated him, he ended up toying with her emotions.
In the chorus,  “Tell me how does it feel sitting up there” she said after putting him back in a good mood/standing and placing him so high, he became difficult to reach him. He was far away from her that she wasn’t getting his attention again. He felt she was no longer relevant and wanted to do away. She however reminded him that she is the reason his spirit is elevated and wondered why she took it upon herself to help him when he was disheartened.
In the verse 2, “Gave love about a hundred tries (hundred tries)” she says she accepted everything about the guy; both good and bad. She said she was too deeply in love or blinded by love that she did not notice that he was just toying with her emotions.


WHAT IS THE SONG “WITHOUT ME” BY HALSEY ABOUT
The song is about Halsey’s relationship with a guy. She showed love to a guy who was trampled emotionally. He was downcast. But the moment his spirit was elevated, he felt the artist was no longer relevant in his life. Despite the fact that Halsey went the extra mile to make him happy again (even if it means dissatisfying herself to satisfy him) the guy ended up toying with her heart.


MEANING OF SOME WORDS
Overfilled- Having more than should contain in a jar till it starts spilling; excessive.
Keep someone close- To always be around someone. Never too far away from someone, making sure he is always nearby. Never wanting to leave someone’s sight to observe them.
Too far-Taking simple matters to the extreme or to an excessive degree.
On their feet- Ability to regain or recover self after heartbreak, sickness or difficult periods.
Take advantage of someone- To exploit someone because of their loyalty, submissiveness, gentle nature etc for one’s gain.
Love is blind- To love someone dearly therby ignoring and accepting all his wrong acts. To love someone in such a way that you don’t see their wrongs


LOCATION
They used mostly outdoor scenes (Walkway and streets). There were also indoor scenes (Bars and an apartment)
SOUND
Melodious! Very appealing to the ears. The artiste has got an attractive vocal and was quite soulful as she sang the lyrics. The lyrics flowed well with the beat. She was also consistent with the style of rhythm. The drums and piano used to make the beat enhanced the beauty of the song.

VIDEO PRODUCTION
Great visual! The video complements the track. Her soulful expressions really reflect the massage of the song. She was able to put real feelings into the song coupled with the fact that her vocal was rich and expressive; perhaps the reason the song still enjoys massive airplay.


DURATION: 3 MINUTES 56 SECONDS
IMAGES FROM THE SONG “WITHOUT ME” BY HALSEY

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I WANT TO SPEAK HAUSA TODAY (CLASS 161)

I WANT TO SPEAK HAUSA TODAY (CLASS 161)

Do you have an Hausa friend or customer, and you feel like surprising them by speaking their language? Ogefash’s blog has got you covered. Put down a word, and we will translate it in Hausa for you. For the next few months we would be learning numbers in Hausa. Today’s words…

ENG/HAUSA: TELEVISION/TALABIJIN

 

ENGLISH

HAUSA

SIX

SHIDA

SEVEN

BAKWAI

EIGHT

TAKWAS

NINE

TARA

TEN

GOMA

ENG: I HAVE TEN TELEVISIONS

HAUSA: INA DA TALABIJIN GOMA

IT IS MUSIC WEDNESDAY ON OGEFASH BLOG

IT IS MUSIC WEDNESDAY ON OGEFASH BLOG

TODAY, WE HAVE TWO VIDEOS ON OUR CATALOGUE. THEY ARE “DON’T CALL ME UP” BY MABEL AND “WITHOUT ME” BY HALSEY; KINDLY STAY WITH US

IMAGES FROM THE SONG “DON’T CALL ME UP” BY MABEL

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MOVIE REVIEW- LIONHEART “GENEVIEVE IS SO TRIBALISTIC!”

MOVIE REVIEW- LIONHEART “GENEVIEVE IS SO TRIBALISTIC!”
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“Genevieve is so tribalistic” That was what I heard someone who had watched this movie say. So I asked “In what way?” and the person’s reply was “All the characters are Igbos” and my reply “Mtchew”
Funny how someone would watch this movie and call the brain behind it “tribalistic” So this is it, I need to make some people understand. In Nigeria, there are three major tribes, Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa and these tribes do movies in their languages. In order to feature in any of their movies you have to have knowledge about the language and must be able to speak the language even if not fluently.
Same applies to the movie Lionheart. I can’t fully call it an Igbo movie because 80 percent of the Language spoken was English. Moreover, the movie has an Igbo setting (South East), hence, speaking the dialect as well as gathering cast that can speak the language was not only a necessity but made the whole film look real. I however have an issue of their refusal to translate the movie to English and any other foreign language may be French or Spanish for a movie that was on Netflix; somehow though

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So moving on, the movie Lionheart was about a young girl Adaeze (Acted by Genevieve Nnaji) who was eager to occupy the seat of the Managing Director- Mr. Obiagu (Acted by Pete Edochie) of the Lion heart transport company who was also her father when he fell sick. She was however shocked when her daddy put his brother- Godswill Obiagu (Acted by Nkem Owoh) instead to manage the company till he fully recovered. Less than 48 hours after Godswill took over as the temporary managing director of the Lionheart transport company, he found out that his brother- Chief Obiagu had acquired too many loans that threatened the existence of the company. Banks wouldn’t give them extension for the payment of loans. They took lots og shits from people as they scampered for help. Adaeze’s male friend- Arinze (Acted by Peter Okoye aka Mr.P) seemed ready to give the money but only conditionally and their major competitor in the transport service- IG Motors owned by Pascal Igwe (Acted by Kanayo. O. Kanayo) is close by waiting to take over Lionheart company in order to wipe off their history. Godswill and Adaeze became restless as they sought ways to uncomplicate the complicated issue Will both be able to save the company? Find out here…

 


I love everything about this movie. The whole cast really interpreted their roles perfectly. Infact I have to give the best acting to Adaeze’s mum-Abigail Obiagu (Acted by Onyeka Onwenu). She was so motherly; he acting was spontaneous in the sense that she acted like there was no camera in front of her. Wherever she spoke their dialect, suited the occasion; she was flawless.
I like the fact that it was easy to tell the number of days, months, years that had passed after a particular scene. I love the fact that they made use of “Morning-Afternoon and Evening scenes” unlike some films where all their scenes only tell that is morning, despite the fact that they go out and return later in the day.

 


My best scene happened to be their dining table or should I say round table discussion @ 1 hour 2 minutes. I mean courtesy demands that there should be no talking while dining. But no doubt, the scene “di(is)” very interesting and funny. Ninety percent of their discussion was done in Igbo Dialect, unfortunately, they did not translate it. To really get the whole dining gist you may have to look for someone who understands the language to explain it to you. Again, that their discussion made me laugh, starting from where Adaeze’s aunty (Ngozi Ezeonu) who asked Adaeze’s mum- Abigail Obiagu (Onyeka Onwenu) if Adaeze was eating at all because she was too slim. Also Mr. Obiagu was funny when he was talking about those that love sagging and asked Adaeze not to marry such people. Also, Godswill was funny when he told Adaeze not to run out of the market of men when being too choosy about a man to settle down with. Also, he got my 32 teeth shining when he called Obiora (Chibuzor Azubuike aka Phyno) “Ifuna ki di dika mili oku omugwo”
Also, Obiora’s (Acted by Phyno) look was funny when his father wanted to mock him and asked him what he was doing for a living when he knew he was into music. Obiora already knew where his daddy was going with the discussion so he did not worry himself about it.
Also, another scene I really liked was that Peter’s scene, perhaps listening to that old jam “Omoge mi by Psquare” is the reason, don’t know…
SOME OBSERVATIONS
If Mr. Godswill Obiagu is the MD of the Lionheart transport company @Owerri headquarter, why bring him to head the Enugu branch, so who would manage the Owerri branch when he is away@ 13 minutes.
I am confused, they collected loans from different banks with one property- the Lionheart transport company, so which bank would eventually claim ownership if they eventually had not been able to meet up.
Mr. Obiagu secured millions of loans when the contract was yet to click. It is somehow securing millionsof loans already for a contract that lots of transport services are vying for and has not been awarded to anyone.
Listening to that psquare tune again, mhen, I really loved it. But why did Genevieve use that tune…
How come it is the external auditors of Lionheart Transport Company that is giving them 30 days ultimatum to pay back the loan they were owing. It shouldn’t come from them but the bank directives. They employed the external auditors and not the other way round.
They obtained loans from different banks and I am sure it was not the same time, so how come all the banks have the same payment deadline.

 


BEST QUOTE
God never gives you a burden that he has not equipped you to carry. @ Onyeka Onwenu @ 57 minutes 20-25 seconds of the movie

 


FUNNY SCENES
Chief Obiagu (Acted by Pete Odochie) just had to make me laugh in the 9 minutes 30 seconds of the movie when his son Obiora (Acted by Phyno) entered his room, he just shook his head. I know he had be like “Is this a son?”
Mr Godswill expression when he told Samuel (Acted by Kalu Ikeagu) “I am impressed @ 14 minutes 41 seconds. Also@ 19 minutes of the movie when he was told that Obiora stays more in the studio because of his music career, and he sarcastically replied “All na work” .Also, when he also said he will go and be resting with his brother.
Costume wise
Just costume
Sound wise
Good
JUST WONDERING
I don’t know o, the constant phone ringing in that their office; was it basically to show that it is truly an office or that they were always busy or their company “di” hot?
How come those three men discussing business did not know that there was an intruder in their midst. I mean from where Mr. Godswill stood, even a partially blind person would have sighted him. Also, wondering how Adaeze was able to locate her uncle @51 minutes 52 seconds of the movie, because, where he passed in was quite different

 


Why external auditors are the ones giving Lionheart transport company 30 days ultimatum to pay back loans. Who should be talking about loan payment, external auditors or the bank management?
The voice over seemed like it was done by Kanu Ikeagwu @ 6 minutes 12 seconds
I hate this blackout @ 7minute 6 seconds
There should have been a follow up on that heart attack chief had (hospital scene or better still a nurse attending to him in their house not just him watching television), like a continuity rather than quickly introduce another character in person of Kanayo the owner of IG motors. @ 7 minutes 12 seconds
I don’t understand why the female auditor couldn’t complete her speech, it made it look like she was suffering from Amnesia. I mean she was talking about an appointment scheduled for a particular time, but the other auditors were the ones including the time for her. @25minutes. Somehow, is that a display of boss or what? Or perhaps they wanted to be funny? That was not funny at all
I don’t understand @ 26 miuntes, I thought they were the ones that employed the auditors, how come they said they owed them 950 million naira.
Are these auditors from the bank or from the company, because they look more like the bank. If they work for Lionheart transport company, then their dialogue is wrong @27 minutes
@ the 32 minutes of the film, why did the owner of IG motors say he did not want to be disturbed, both Adaeze and mr. Godswill were not coming to see him
@39 minutes, I wonder why he- Kanayo O Kanayo was shining his eyes like that

 


CONFUSING SCENE: NIL
Overall rating for the movie Lionheart
STRUCTURE: Good Beginning, Good Middle, somewhat Ending
SOUND: Good
DIALOGUE: Good
CHARACTERS: Familiar faces and new faces
SCREEN PLAY: Good
SHOTS: Bright shots
LOCATION: Nigeria- Kano and Enugu.
REMARK: It is not one of those movies one may be interested in watching again after the first view. It has no action and was not translated. Nothing intriguing about the movie
RATE: 6/10

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CAST
GENEVIEVE NNAJI ACTED AS ADAEZE; NKEM OWOH ACTED AS GODSWILL OBIAGU; PETE EDOCHIE ACTED AS CHIEF ERNEST OBIAGU, ONYEKA ONWENU ACTED AS ABIGAIL OBIAGU; PETER OKOYE ACTED AS ARINZE, NGOZI EZEONU ACTED AS CHIOMA OBIAGU; KALU IKEAGWU ACTED AS SAMUEL AKAH; CHIBUZO AZUBUIKE AKA PHYNO ACTED AS OBIORA; SANI MUA’ZU ACTED AS ALHAJI DANLADI MAIKANO; YAKUBU MOHAMMED ACTED AS HAMZA MAIKANO; KANAYO.O.KANAYO ACTED AS IGWE PASCAL; JEMIMA OSUNDE ACTED AS ONYINYE; NANI BOY ACTED AS THE DRIVER FOR PEACE TRANSIT; NGOZI OKONKWO ACTED AS THE PASSENGER FOR PEACE MASS TRANSIT

 


WRITERS: GENEVIEVE NNAJI; CHINNY ONWUGBENU; C.J OBASI, ISHAYA BAKO; EMIL GARUBA
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: GENEVIEVE NNAJI; CHINNY ONWUGBENU
PRODUCERS: CHINNY ONWUGBENU; CHICHI NWOKO; OLIVER ALEOGENA
DIRECTOR: GENEVIEVE NNAJI
DURATION: 1 HOUR 34 MINUTES
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