Thursday, July 12, 2007

Precious Williams' movie ... and a white male lover ...

Madame Arcati has obtained more information on the entrancing Precious Williams' Nollywood movie. I learn it's based on an idea a lot of the Nigerian elders hold - that if a Nigerian woman gives her heart to a white English man he will ultimately disown and disgrace her. I hope that this thought does not resonate too much with a certain news broadcaster ...

Apparently, this is how Precious' elders back in her mother's village in Nigeria feel, sadly. The movie is about a British-born half-Nigerian woman who is very career-minded. The elders in Nigeria summon her back, supposedly to recite a story to her which will enable her to write a best-selling book. When the woman arrives in Nigeria though, she finds her elders have a wholly different agenda: they are disgusted at how Westernised she has become and want to prise her away from her independent lifestyle in Europe and to coax her into an arranged marriage with a 75-year-old local Chief.

I understand everyone becomes very hysterical and the costumes are very loud and fabulous. It sounds a wonderful movie-in-progress - and I suspect it's a touch biopic-cy.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

FYI, Jon "Doesn't Ring A Bell" Snow is a notorious grabatologist.

Get out your dictionary if you don't know what a grabatologist is (it is not what you might think).

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a load of old toot to me. What the cinema needs is more dancing and singing animals !

By the way is Precious Williams the same 'Precious' that Golem drones on about in J. R. R. Tolkein's Fairy Fancies ?

Anonymous said...

This Nollywood storyline is hilarious. There are rumors that Precious is soon to flee from Berlin for warmer climates and or 'personal' reasons.

Anonymous said...

I actually love these Nollywood films. Very entertaining.

Inside 'Er said...

"There are rumors that Precious is soon to flee from Berlin for warmer climates and or 'personal' reasons."

She just recently moved to London. Is London really warmer than Berlin?

Anonymous said...

Neither warmer, nor safer, I'm afraid.
As for the Nollywood thing, the question is: can miss Williams act?

Anonymous said...

"As for the Nollywood thing, the question is: can miss Williams act?"

Can any Bollywood/Nollywood actors act?

Anonymous said...

"There are rumors that Precious is soon to flee from Berlin for warmer climates and or 'personal' reasons."


Bizarre comment. If somebody is 'soon to flee', it seems unlikely there would be 'rumors' circulating about it. Fleeing is surely not something people discuss profusely before committing the act? Seems a ludicrously melodramatic, attention-seeking way of saying, 'I heard she's moving.'

Liz said...

Sounds great MA, can you get me a walk on part?

A senior police officer pal thought he was lucky to get a two week trip to tell the Nigerians how to run their cop squad. When he returned lighter by several hundred quid in bribes he said he should have realised it was a dodgy job when he couldn't find any tourist guides to Nigeria in Waterstones.

Anonymous said...

Forget Nollywood, she needs to do Playboy.