Between Buhari and Nollywood ScriptWriters
Buhari is a man that does something continuously in same way, expecting a different result each time. He is a man that wants to use obsolete ideas to solve modern problems.
Nollywood movie scriptwriters are people that are not innovative and ready to change the narrative to favour us all. It is important at this point to note that the media has a great role to play in molding the thought pattern of any society. But ours has been a case of pushing a negative thought pattern to the society.
I will give an example, sometime this year, I stumbled upon a post where a commenter said that Igbos dress naked and when the owners of the post asked him why, he asked her 'don't you watch their movies', I felt really bad and couldn't give him a piece of my mind, but the truth is that that bigot got that narrative from the movie he watched.
We are filled with writers. directors and sponsors that don't want to do new things and push a new narrative, letting the people know that doing and living good is possible.
Can these guys start something that will make the political situation of this country be conducive for all, I think they should go read up the making of star wars.
We were watching a Chinese film few weeks ago and we saw China show the world a bit of what they have, they showed us that they are ready for threat from anyone. Most of the US films we watch is to show you what they have and where they want to get to. Can we start showing movies that will show where we want to go to as a country and I tell you, that if this country survives 5 years, then she is good to go. Can we act films that will show people saying now to bribery, where youths campaigned ans won elections without godfatherism and doing well in the discharge of their duties. Can we act movies where the Judiciary stood up against the Executive, where the Senate and other State Houses of Assembly stand up against the Executive impunities that exist in the country and the different states, where the governor is impeached appropriately and this will help in raising a people that will build up the countey. Can we act movies where both Restructuring and Referendum is possible, where the countey leaders are chased out of the country, where political offices are made less attractive and have only serious minded people go into the business of politics.
Our movie Scriptwriters, Directors and Sponsors must stop being like Buhari, but must be creative and innovative to move the country forward.
I am Dike Daniel Emeka, just trying to make common sense.