Reminis the role of theft in the role of Makanaki, the lower boss in the underworld of Lagos, in “Kemi Adetba”,King of boys& # 39; emphasizes how rappers can be a resource pool for Nollywood, if properly used.
Although there was no shortage of people at risk in Nollywood, Reminisce brings fresh and reliable images.
In his debut performance, the award-winning rapper (known on the streets of Alagi) may have just opened the door for Nigerian rappers to be on the big screen.
In the "Queen of Boys", Ilbliss gives commendable performance as a street hutler that connects Makanaki to a loud haste in Lagos. In Kemi Adetba’s film about ambition, strength and karma, two rappers bring sadness and confidence to the screen. It was a brilliant idea to throw rappers who are champions of the hood thanks to their exciting street tales and hip-hop hymns.
If Nollywood wants to bring more sand than brilliance to his films, and wants to turn to younger demographics by making pop culture, then throwing rappers as a hero or villains is the way to go.
The cinematic story is littered with rappers turning into movie stars. The biggest example, of course, is Will Smith, With his historic rap career (first rapper to win a Grammy), Smith switched to a television star from the original Fresh Prince Bel Air and then in A-list Hollywood megastar.
His growth at the box office was at the same time as the rise of rap in the American music industry and the penetration and possible dominance of hip-hop culture into mainstream America.
While Will Smith took on monsters, shadow governments, conspiracy theorists, robots obsessed with world domination, being a ladies' man, Hollywood used rappers to tell the stories of African Americans in their neighborhoods located inside the city.
In 1991, a US veteran rapper Ice t starred in classic New Jack City who dealt with the evil of an epidemic crack in the black quarters. The same year the director John singleton knocked Ice Cube act in the seed Boyz n the hood which affected government neglect of black neighborhoods and gang violence traps.
Next year, Tupac Shakur played the role of the bishop of the psychopath in the film & # 39;The juice“It showed that African-American youths are constantly surrounded by violence.
There are many more examples of rappers in Hollywood. Ice Cube brought us a classic comedy Friday who gayly portrayed the average day in South Central, Los Angeles. The success of the low budget continued to create a successful franchise that launched a career Chris Tucker, Mike Epps, Terry Crew other.
American rappers were able to use films to tell stories about the black experience in America. Most of these films are snapshots of the era in which they were created, or of the time when they paid homage. If you choose these films, in the 1980s and 1990s there would be no cinematic depiction of African Americans. These films came to determine the generation.
Nilouin is lacking in this respect, films about pop culture and young people are not in demand by Nigerian producers. The time has come when Nollywood looks into it and cares for time, life and struggle, not only of this generation, but also of the 1990s.
For this with excellent results, Nigerian rappers can be used to create seed films that will be relevant for decades. And in an era when local rappers made the genre more relative than ever, now is the right time to tap it.
Rappers such as Terry Ta Rapman, Ikechukvu, Vector over the years they have bent their acting chops. Actors who, as you know, went to the bar here and there (late J.T Tom West and Ernest Asuzu) poured into the confidence or courage of the Hip-Hop generation to ensure strong performances on the screen.
Now is the right time to take advantage of this opportunity.