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Omotola Jalade Can Act Better Than Genevieve Nnaji – Charles Novia Says Genny Lacks Artistic Skill

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Sept 30, 2014 – “Omotola Jalade Can Act & Interprets Roles Better Than Genevieve Nnaji” – Charles Novia Says Genny Lacks Artistic Talent

Popular Nollywood critic Charles Novia has down-played Africa’s Juliet Roberts, Genevieve Nnaji during a recent congratulatory statement he issued for the new recipients of the Nigerian National Awards from Nollywood.

In the brief statement issued yesterday, Charles Novia compared Omotola and Genevieve in terms of interpreting roles and gave Omotola a pass mark while he played down Genny.

Read his message below:

Congratulations to the Nollywood recipients of the Nigerian National Awards which took place today in Abuja. Kenneth Nnebue, Joke Silva and Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde were each given National Honours by President Jonathan today.

Kenneth Nnebue is generally acknowledged as the founder of the home video industry in Nigeria which later snowballed into Nollywood. His epoch – making movie ‘Living in Bondage’ which he Executive Produced in 1992 generated the unleashing of creative spirits in Nigeria who followed his footsteps and used the affordable home video technology to exhibit their gifts.

Perhaps without Nnebue’s foray into that sector, the likes of me and thousands of others would never have found the creative leeway we used to show our talents. His award is belated though. But better late than never.

Joke Silva is an actor’s actor. A formidable screen personality and one of the most articulate thespians Nigeria has produced. She is an inspiration to millions and her award is just about a crowning glory she could ever receive from her nation. A priceless gem.

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde is known to many. Her acting prowess is arguably in a class by itself and her being nominated as one of the world’s 100 most influential persons by TIME magazine a couple of years back must have paved the way for her present national recognition by the Federal Government. Frankly speaking, I personally think she has more depth in acting than her ‘rival’ Genevieve Nnaji. I have worked with both of them in the past and also studied their acting styles. Omotola has the gift of role immersion. She gives everything into her characters. There is an organic style of interpretation she is gifted with. Very few actors have that. She Is not a Method Actor, mind you but she has delivered roles which many method actors would give her a standing ovation for.

Genevieve, on the other hand, is a fantastic actress and a trend – setting one too. But she lacks the intrinsic ability to evolve artistically beyond her present heights in her career. That is my opinion. There is an underlying stereotype in her interpretation of her roles in many of her movies; a linear aloofness and veiled disdain at the thought of being pushed further down the exploratory lane. Of course she has an uncanny screen presence which generally veils her artistic shortcomings when it comes to acting and between her and her rivals, she comes tops on the fan base list. However, with an attitude which seems to say she has nothing more to prove, even the fans would become restless if new artistic exploits are not offered from her to which they can beat their chests.

And for fans of both actresses, this is a professional review of their acting abilities and not an attempt to rekindle old rivalries. Somehow, this post on the National Honours dove tailed into their artistry. All well and good.

Congrats to the Recipients once again.

Chei! oga Novia this one no good o, see how u come downgrade Genny right before our eyes.

On a more serious note, this might further fuel the rivalry war between the two Nollywood screen divas.



  1. Dr Omiwole from North Carolina

    September 30, 2014 at 4:38 AM

    I personally love omotola’s genuinty in movies, don’t know much about Genny so I can judge her

  2. amy veranisa

    September 30, 2014 at 6:46 AM

    True word from charles,2 me omotola leads, dont knw abt odas,every1 and dere own choice

  3. starjay

    September 30, 2014 at 6:51 AM

    he’s right.

    genny is a pretty lady and VERY talented. however after the miss lux phase of her life, she developed ‘one kain’ aloofness that comes through even in her later day movies. she just seems a bit ‘cold’ and ‘self conscious’ in her latter day movies. the person watching doesn’t get carried away by the character at all. you are constantly reminded that its genny on the screen. e.g. when patience ozokwor acts, you get so into her character, you feel like strangling the character.

  4. happiness

    September 30, 2014 at 7:01 AM

    Well Mr. Charles you are entitle to your own opinion! Genny is good actress anytime any day! omotala is good too.

  5. precious Micheal

    September 30, 2014 at 7:26 AM

    Mr charles,who are u 2 judge?don’t u no human beings,dat d oda one will b jealousy of d oda bcos of ur statement abi comment,Instead of u 2 encourage both,ur here 2 creat enemity,Genny dia neva mind,All is well,yours is next,Congrats Omosexy!

  6. Akuwax in Mongu, Zambia.

    September 30, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    They are all good, we as fans have not not seen an shortcoming from the 2 divas. In fact Genevieve never cease to amazes me in her roles, so degrading her Mr founder will lead you to attract serious consequences . Oh may she refused to make love with you and Omotola accepted. OK let us compare you to Kunle Afolayan who is best mr old stock that need to be fringed.

  7. Benso

    September 30, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Charles, u r not fair in yr judgement. Genny interprets her parts well and love to c her films any time. God bless her.

  8. Peaceso

    September 30, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    Charles u lie, Genny has artistic skill more than Omotola , I feel u hate Genny

  9. Chic

    September 30, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    Charles Novia,you are good at judging you colleague, too bad.

  10. kelly

    September 30, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    You gays should leave my girl alone .

    • kelly

      September 30, 2014 at 10:27 AM

      You guys should leave my girl alone,this are just to curse problems,you most not say it out.

  11. kelly

    September 30, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    You guys should leave my girl alone.

  12. ngozi

    September 30, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    charles novia is very stupid to make this kind of comparism. whatever he hope to achieve with this will soo mess him up he will not know what he him. when will he learn to be matured.

  13. NK

    September 30, 2014 at 1:45 PM

    Charles Novia you do not know what you are talking about,.Geny is a fantastic actress, check out Geny on Blood sister,Love my way,Caught in the act with Clarion chukwura etc.

  14. spot 1

    September 30, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    This man should just close his mouth, he is not saying the truth. Bad belle.

  15. fairjudge

    September 30, 2014 at 3:32 PM

    Hey man leave Genny alone she is our julia roberts of Africa and no comparism with any bullshit.The reason why oprah winfred called her that and the world know her as such.No word can ever bring her down,or remove that from our minds, so back off

    • Sizzle

      October 2, 2014 at 3:45 PM

      Julia Roberts for which Africa? pls pls stop that rubbish! She is not Julia Roberts of Nigeria, or even Lagos, huhhhh Africa kengok??????????

  16. Alicej

    September 30, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    Hmmmmmmm Genny is the best! So keep your opinion to yourself..

  17. oge

    September 30, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    Genny first before others

  18. chi

    September 30, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    Charls abi watin u call ur sef….Genny still the. Best Nigeria can present to the whole world!!! If u don’t mind kiss her *****.

  19. tj

    September 30, 2014 at 8:00 PM

    Charles novia u are very very s*****,how can u compare genny and omotola? Ggenny is de best even de world knw dat!u are just ***, **** like u

  20. Dave

    September 30, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    Charles u’v gat ntotin to say, As far as am concern Genny is d best actress in Nigeria, nd dats d more reason y actresess like, Mercy Johnson, Tonto Dikeh, etc calls her There Role model, Can u mention any actress in Nigeria dat calls omotola her role model? think before u vormit nonsense!

  21. Asiwaju Olu Mayungbe

    October 1, 2014 at 12:30 AM

    My fellow Nigerians, both of these super stars are unique in their own way. The negative comparison on Iconic Genevieve and one sided positive comparison in favor of Legendary Jalade is unfounded nonsense. Jalade and Gevevieve please do not allow embodiment of evil to cause bone picking between both of you. Unite, admire and respect each other. Don’t give the media chance to sell their dry news by turning you against each other. You both need to focus on uniting other upcoming stars and be more focused on your future agenda for bright and hopeful retirement. I love both of you for the great work you are doing. You are both beautiful, intelligent, generous, loving and naturally gifted. I enjoyed Jalade’s new movie ‘Blood In The Lagoon’ in Houston and gave it astonish review.

  22. Ym

    October 1, 2014 at 6:19 AM

    Charls u re tryn to create problem. pls stop this comparison, they are both fantastic.

  23. Sizzle

    October 2, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    He is correct! Geny is not able to interpret all her roles. Stereotype actress! Otherwise she is good…OmoSexy is good too! Haaaaaaaaa, um laughing because i know a nollywood actress that bits all of them – Mercy Johnson!

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