Nollywood movies are synonymous with titles that either make you laugh, annoy you or make you wonder exactly what was going on in the mind of the filmmaker when choosing the title. Some of these titles are culled out of trends or current affairs such as ASUU Strike, Blackberry Babes, Okija Shrine, Daughter of a Gambler, Hustlers and many more.
Opeyemi Adisa, an upcoming movie producer, thinks that some of Nollywood’s movie titles are whack because they are too obvious and easily give the story away. “What our movie titles lack is branding. They don’t give movies titles that make them become a brand. Look at Transformers, Die Hard, Jennifa, Expendibles and Rush Hour. Instead, we have filmmakers using the soundtrack to keep echoing the titles throughout the movie which can be annoying.”
Story: Agina Eberechukwu
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