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Nigerian Actress Turns Down Witchcraft Movie Role, Blasts Yoruba Film Producers

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Nigerian Actress Turns Down Witchcraft Movie Role, Blasts Yoruba Film Producers

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March 30, 2014 – Nollywood Actress Rejects Witchcraft Movie Role, Blasts Yoruba Film Producers

Veteran actress actress, Taiwo Ajayi Lycett, has reportedly lambasted Yoruba movie producers for churning out works that lack substance and depth.

According to reports, the mother of two said though many Yoruba movie producers had approached her, she turned down the offers on the grounds of poor scripting.

She said: “Can you imagine me featuring in a film in which I have to go to ‘Babalawo’ (herbalist) because a woman is childless and after consultation, it was discovered that the mother-in-law is behind it? I won’t feature in such a film propagating witchcraft in this 21st century. There are witches abroad, but those people are manufacturing aircraft flying people around the world, and they go to the moon.”

The acclaimed actress, who also featured in Tunde Kelani’s new movie, Dazzling Mirage, contemplated acting as a full-time profession after being spotted at the Royal court Theatre London in 1967. Thereafter, she launched into an intensive training programme in singing, dance, voice production and acting technique at the City Literary Institute, the Actors Forum, the Dance Centre and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama between 1968 and 1974.

After her stage career resumed in 1971 at the Bublin Theatre Festival with her appearance in Conor Cruise O’Brien’s Murderous Angels, Taiwo Ajai Lycett also pursued a stage and television career in the U.K.

Since returning to Nigeria in 1976, Taiwo, who now runs a theatre school in Isolo, Lagos, has appeared in several TV and stage productions.

[Source: The Nation]

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Metu Nyetu

    March 30, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    May I ask u, dear veteran, to which century do Harry Porter & Legend of d Seeker belong?

  2. tega

    March 30, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    my sister thank u, all these useless Nigerian script writers, DAT don’t even have the head to think anymore, if the give me the chance , I will burn down nollywood and those useless Yoruba film makers who is not creative, the worst of it all, they even use all those burial cameras for film coverage, so annoying. look at your mate abroad, e.g James Cameron, please u guys sued use your heads or is it blocked.

  3. Jackson

    March 30, 2014 at 1:24 PM

    I think she has a point there.. we are promoting witchcraftcy with the kind of movies we produce. Cant nollywood add more creativity to their movies apart 4rm just DRAMA.. They say nollywood is the third largest in the world, but thats is just interms of quantity and not quality. When you watch kenyan and southafrican movies, you will see creativity working. Eventhough they dont produce as many as nollywood does.

  4. marvellous

    March 31, 2014 at 7:36 AM

    u av a poin, buh u didn’t need to blast them, u only need to advice they, bcus they ar try their best, is bcus d country they find their self ni…

  5. Innocent

    March 31, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    Good for her

  6. Possibility4us

    April 1, 2014 at 12:12 PM

    we all know what films in particular are grade by grade different movies as a lot of emotional feeling and what they can impact in you, so i think you are getting a point there … let try something with good impact.

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