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Thursday, February 05, 2015

Charles Novia's ''Why Nollywood Cant Lose Jonathan''

Let us admit it – we have never seen any President so besotted with entertainment like Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, especially the movie-making sector. And this is not a satire.
Yes, his detractors may point at “weakness” for entertainment as a signpost of an unserious mind frittering the commonwealth on ‘joli-joli’ matters!





 Even the opposition may grumble loudly that the lively engagement with the Nollywood is essentially exploitative and window-dressing – to the detriment of more important and critical sectors of the national economy.

However, no one is in doubt that the life and essence the Creative wayfarers was initially ignited by Bayelsa governor, the much maligned Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, immediate boss of GEJ around year 2000. With dizzying state support and elaborate razzmatazz, the duo of Alams and GEJ wallowed in the sudden euphoria of showbiz and the attendant media opulence only comparable to IBB’s romance with PMAN’s ding-a-long of 1989 – 1992 when Tony Okoroji was the majordomo.


It was no surprise GEJ flowed with the momentum when fortune made him supplant Alams as Gov. of Bayelsa in December 2005. Yet, for all his enthusiasm for professional revelries, the make-believe could not have believed their luck when good ol’ providence thrusted GEJ, again, into greater prominence. In quick succession, he moved from Vice-President to Acting President and eventually President within two years! By 2011 when he assumed office, on his own stamina, the Nollywood romance had blown out of the creek waters. 


The two lovebirds were careering giddily on a thoroughfare peopled with great thespians, gifted producers, immaculate directors and of course a coterie of charlatans and ‘waka-pass’.
With technocrats within the federal service and the movie industry, different modules of foundational interventions were crafted – and cash-backed like never before. Millions of naira were mentioned, which ballooned, to the consternation of nay-sayers, to billions of naira in creative “stimulus packages”.


In the past ten years of GEJ’s unstinted romance with a powerful sector of the entertainment community, it is very uncharitable (even for inveterate detractors) to say that Jonathan has not “performed”. You may quarrel with the impact or management of his interventions; you may yap him and his people for mystifying the process and access to the several GEJ interventions in the Artsworld. 


You may claim he has lost similar interest or attention to details in other critical sectors of the Nigerian state. However, no one can simply dismiss his unprecedented regard, affinity and seeming devotion to the people, practice and promise of Nigeria’s movie-making community and allied sectors.
In his six years as President, GEJ has arguably awarded more national honours to our artistes than all the past regimes rolled together!


So, when you hear and see leading lights of Nollywood rooting aggressively for GEJ; when you read famed voices shouting on the roof of their cyper-pages and declaring the ceaseless glory of GEJ; when you read otherwise quiet prima-donnas spit fire and engage in internet-‘gra-gra’ with many of their tele-fans…for the sake of their beloved Moses (Jonathan) – you really must understand and appreciate their position – enlightened self-interest (a completely natural instinct).


They are not ‘bought’, ‘turn-coats’ or ‘ass-licking’ – against their will or legacy. They simply are paying good back to the man who has brought them a load of luck – and thus enhancing their means of livelihood, and embellishing their relevance. No pun intended. This 2015 presidential election is a watershed for Nollywood. They cannot see anything in the “Change”-troopers to indicate that their groovy-train will go on; GMB has not even for once coughed about any plans for Nollywood, one of the major revelations of the 2014 rebasing parameters! It does appear that GMB does not even know that Nollywood exists – beyond gyrations at campaign rallies!


So, stop yakking at Nollywooders if they have little or no sympathies for GMB – he is disconnected from them in the past decade, at least. And within that same period, GMB’s main opponent has been their God-sent.
Most assuredly I say to you: a good friend is difficult to find – and keep; Nollywood can’t afford to lose this Goodluck. God forbid!!



Charles Novia is a Nigerian film director, producer, screenwriter, actor, social commentator and essayist.
The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author.





110 comments:

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    1. Gej all the way to your home. Dumb ass broad!!!! Who thinks with her anus!!!!

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    2. GEJ is d real man. Buharist are crying already.

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    1. What's d yawns for. Go n sleep joor if ur tired.

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    2. Yomi, Yom Yom! I also join you to yawn: YAWN! YAWN! YAWN! YAWN! YAWN! YAWN! YAWN! YAWN! YAWN! YAWN! YAWN! YAWN! YAWN! YAWN! YAWN! YAWN! YAWN! YAWN! YAWN! YAWN! YAWN!YAWN! YAWN! @Paka nima, what you gonna do now uhn?

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  3. I totally agree with Charles on this! GOODLUCK Till 2019.

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  4. I just saw yesterday how Toyin was bashed on instagram after posting a selfie with the president, is that why Charles wrote this?

    Selfish people.

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    1. Everyone is watching for their own interest and not that of Nigerians. Yes this man has tired but his pass mark is still below. I love Gej but for the fact that doyin akupe and FFK are around him, I think am gonna vote the opposition. They kiss his ass and never tell him the hash truth.

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    2. @Make-A-Wish, you've got a GOOD head on your neck. @Nollywood actors and actresses, set of jokers!

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  5. I just saw yesterday how Toyin was bashed on instagram after posting a selfie with the president, is that why Charles wrote this?

    Selfish people.

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    1. Idiot close ur Pussy.

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    2. Hello bitch. You should advice your mother, your sister leaving with a man she's not married to for over 4years and you who got pregnant for a married man and also your sister doing runs to support your broke family.
      Advice your father to keep his dick in his pants too, he can't afford to father another kid from your step mother...lol one away kid is enough. Times are hard in your house.

      Infact your family needs to sew their pussies...lol.
      I expect your "now I got your attention" reply.

      Fool of the century.

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    3. Anon 11:23, respect your self, why do u people like insults, did she use your pussy? What good has your own pussy fetched you? Behave, don't be showing your lack of home training online.

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    4. The buharist are known for bulling anyone one who does not agree with them. Toyin is yoruba n on d other side, so it's quite expected. She has to be strong.

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    5. You this anonymous why hide are you afraid of the dark ,get a blog id and stop hiding , or you have one and choose to be afraid

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    6. Stella, I wish you could STOP approving caustic and nasty comment dropped by anonymous. They should put a name to the comment.

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  6. This man always feels that using big grammars and gargataun idioms can fabricate intelligence for him..... Mchewwww not reading,someone plz summarise it for me.... Oge adiro

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    1. Chizoba Okafor Olodo 1st class! Biko run back from the hole that you just crawled out from. Yeyerity!!!!!!!

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  7. Good write up my man. Truth be told, Gej av interest in d Youth n all, n helps dem to achieve dia goals when u show him ur talent. So we should vote dt man Gej come feb 14th.

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  8. hmm he is right

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    1. I can't stop wondering why people think their past (Buhari) should be their children's future.
      Anyway, nice write up Charles am a fan.
      GEJ till 2019.

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  9. @Jonathan really tried!!!!


    My good President




    @Galore

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  10. Loool
    English!
    Lord have mercy..
    GEJ like Nollywood
    Na wetin mama P dey force am watch every night

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  11. Na dem know

    .waiting for Feb 14th

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  12. Nine days to go!

    I can't wait.

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  13. what is with all this seemingly Lewd and Lascivious words? Rape, Romance e.t.c. Do u expect naija's politics to be run based on the kind of less substantial soft porn u guys act all in the name of producing a movie?
    Take a Cue sir. NollyWood will be a trailblazer with or without GEJ.
    Unless, uve been paid.


    I am still Team JEG tho. But this kind of writing infringement stabs me.
    I waka.

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  14. Mr. Charles, You need not say much. Even Zombies knows that GEJ is a big spender and has given golden pockets to all and sundry in nollywood. Nollywood today see GEJ As their financial savior and a notch through which public funds can be siphoned. Little wonder all of them including the respected ones come out in droves to endorse him. I wish every of them luck.

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  15. Well said. A million likes to this article. GEJ is not only humble,but has a listening ears2 all. GEJ till 2019.

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  16. Oga Charles welldone.
    GEJ has his good side.

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    1. Am I the only one to see that this is a sarcastic write up or have Nigerians become so simple minded?

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    2. Lol.
      I didn't even have to read two lines before it glared straight at me.
      The write up reeks of sarcasm.

      But then, 'sarcasm shouldn't be wasted on the stupid'.

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    1. Learn how to read, no matter how long.
      Stop being lazy.

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  18. yes o team GEJ all the way



    #GODWIN

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  19. GMB know nothing about nollywood buh oga Jonah do

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  20. I wish you could say the same about our health, education and security issues in this country. Nollywood is too minute a segment.

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  21. Over d years GEJ has developed beautiful relationship with NOLLYWOOD....he is indeed connected to 'em thespians greatly than GMB.

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  22. E be like say mama peace and Jonathan like to watch home video right from d days when he was a deputy governor, maybe that's where d love for entertainment artiste came from

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  23. Story for the gods...


    Buhari and Osibanjo it is!

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    1. Kill your self

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    2. From the look of things, it seems Charles is a Buharist.
      That write up is a major shade on nollywooders supporting GEJ.
      Read in between the lines.

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  24. What is the population of Nollywood? Nigerians will gladly loose him to you. I hope you will continue to visit him at Ofuoke.

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    1. ....dont mind them!asslicking sycophants,am sure with the lil tip Jona would have given for this campaign within nollywood,Charles Novia will be able to afford bizness class ticket from his share while travelling,..Charles Novia I used to respect is bought too.smh,Owu na bastard!
      Btw why should Buhari and a few of us care abt nollywood or their movies? when they can't even act to save their lives as the place is polluted already with emergency actors and desperados who have politicised everything within the industry,corruption stinks like it's Aso villa.no wonder Mr President has a meeting point with them#rme#like father like son thing.
      Charles,spare me dis yeye talk abeg.mtceew

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    2. Lol.
      Queen Bee, keep calm.
      I think Charles' epistle is in mockery of the Nollywood actors that sold out to the present administration.

      Take cold zobo, then come back and re-read.

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  25. As far as am concerned,Gej is one president that is solely involved in nollywood.if Gej should step down (God forbid) then AGN n Co will be history.so I don't blame ibinabo for doing what she is doing now.

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  26. As far as am concerned,Gej is one president that is solely involved in nollywood.if Gej should step down (God forbid) then AGN n Co will be history.so I don't blame ibinabo for doing what she is doing now.

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    1. Buhari Wnt look at nollywood if he wins lol,so they are seriously rooting for jolantern

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  27. Novia has spoken wella. Ride on bro

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  28. True talk Charles. GOODLUCK till 2019

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  29. Story for d gods. Febuhari

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  30. Sai Buhari!!!!!!

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  31. GEJ has been part of them right from his first day in office and he made several donations to them.if buhari should come to office too bad for nollywood because he does not watch home video and his not a fan of them

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  32. Some people don't even get the point of this write up, he isn't saying he's for or against GEJ, only explaining why lots of nollywood celebs are endorsing him. Not cos they've been paid off but cos he's done a lot for the entertainment sector. Kapiche? #GEJ2015

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    1. Madam, don't murder the word.

      It's *capisce ?

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  33. Anyway GEJ till 2019 febuhari supporters should go hug wet transformers lol *tongue out

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  34. Truth be told jare,abeg ride on

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  35. Very selfish ppl called nollywood. Bcos of the kobo kobo Gej puts in ur greedy pockets, it now becomes so hard fo them to see the realities n how Nigeria is sinking by the day. GMB is here fo real and there is no going back. Guys pls let's say no corruption, insecurity etc. All the corrupt Nigerians that stole our money are all free roaming the street of Nigeria n many are celebrated... Tufiakwa. #saynotobadgovt. QED..

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    1. So Nollywood interprets to Nigeria! How convenient! So security, education and all other sectors don't matter! Once Nollywood is doing well then the masses can feed on their good life and probably we should all join Nollywood if we want a better life... osi ati iranu...pscheeeeew

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    2. What is d reality ehhh. Ewu mpam.

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  36. #yawns! Story story....storyyyyyy

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  37. Gej all we want.All we are saying give us gej.

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    For all those waiting, don't be discouraged by the nos u get. God is on the throne...My levels don change. They offered me exactly what I asked for at the interview!!! Yaaay...look forward to the weekend

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    1. Congrats dear, i'm so happy4u.

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    2. Thank God for you and happy for you. Enjoy your new job.

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    4. Am so happy for you!!!ur first salary you most give BV's card

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    8. Congrats!!! Put in your very best so can be getting promotions...

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    10. Thanks everyone. Thanks Efe for the reminder, shoki must happen for blog visitors but how I go do am since I don't live in Naija? Lol.

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    12. Congràts. All thanks to GOD

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    13. Congràts. All thanks to GOD

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    14. Congrats dear!

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  39. GEJ hmmm...I comment my reserve...Clueless man

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    1. And u are "faceless"n "nameless" remain like that.

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  40. a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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    I really donnt get his message but sai Buhari....
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

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  41. Don't understand what he is talking about. Most boring article ever read.

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  42. Offcourse. GEJ can continue to waste our money on idiots while leaving the important part of the economy unattended to. That is the selfishness of man. Once they are feeding fat others can die of hunger. God will not allow their wish to come through. They are jokers and they will continue to be jokers.

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    1. The blood of the innocent shed is crying out for vengeance. As GOD heard that of Abel, GOD shall hear theirs. Amen! If you don't understand my comment, please I beseech thee, skip it. Thanks!

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  43. To be honest GEJ is such a humble fellow. A free man and God will cause/make all your enemies to be at peace with you - Jona.

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    1. Yimu @ you! If only you know what he does behind close doors. You would curse him.

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  44. Nkiru, they can hug the transformer. Light no go dey so no problem.

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  45. The amount of people that come on here to look for money for biz or jobs is an indication that GEJ is working!!!! Up GEJ

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    1. As in! He's seriously werking. *in Ghanaian accent*

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  46. The number of you running abroad is an indication that the Largest economy in Africa is functioning. Up GEJ. Atleast we watch movies to drown our sorrows.

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  47. Uncle Jona d correct Presido.

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  48. @Bootylycious diva,my name sake,ignore the anon

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  49. His biznx,GEJ al d way

    ~@iamjbankz SA to President Jonathan 2015~

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