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Charles Novia:”Omotola Has More Depth In Acting Than Her ‘Rival’ Genevieve Nnaji.”

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Nollywood director/critic, Charles Novia took to his Facebook page to congratulate those who received awards/National honours from President Goodluck Jonathan, the likes of Kenneth Nnebue, Joke Silva and Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde amongst others.

He however compared Genevieve with Omotola insinuating that Omotola is a better actress than Genevieve. Frankly, we do not think that was quite necessary.

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.

 

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  1. henry

    September 30, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Charles Novia. U knw nafin. Wat do u mean??? Y weren’t u recognized?? Arm chair critic. Genny is d best tin dat has ever happened to nollywood. Even top actors attest to dis. Omotola is also gud. Y nt allow sleepin dogs ly. Tatafo

  2. Lilian

    October 1, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Genevieve is better than omotola.it’s obvious that charles novia has something against Genny.Genny has acted the role of a blind woman in wind of glory,omotola has not.Genny has acted the role of a mad woman in emergency wedding,omotola has not.charles novia knows that if he calls the name of Genny,he will get more attention.we all know that Genny is a megastar and the best in nollywood.

  3. myjoy

    November 12, 2014 at 2:16 am

    Who b dat man self?infact who even ask 4 ur opinion?better respect urself or we jenny’s fans ll insult u.attention seeker.mtcheew

  4. Blessing

    February 6, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    Nawa for some pp. What is ur reward for saying this. Did they ask u who is beta. If u want omotola to give u some of the national cake just say so. Than for u to vomit nonsence frm ur senseless sense. How does ur comment suit d moment. Infact u r UFO. Go get a life cos Gene has it all

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Taking to his Tittwer hndle, he wrote;

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It was reported that the incident happened at Eti Osa Local Government Area in Lagos State.

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‘Ned Nwoko Dey Chop Better Things’ – Fan Gushes Over Regina Daniels New Photos

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The young Nollywood actress took to her official Facebook page and shared some stunning photos of herself, which got some of her fans praising her beauty.

After sharing the photos, one of her fans who couldn’t just like the photos and keep on scrolling his phone took to the comment section to say his mind.

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He wrote; “Old man dey chop better things”

 

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