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See the Action Movie Produced In Nigeria that Got People Thrilled.

ceyebrity 06/29/2020

If you are a fan of Nollywood and have been watching most of their movies recently, you will realise that they are still lagging behind when compared with Hollywood and Bollywood.

From cinematography, to stunt and video editing, Nollywood is nowhere near these giant film industries. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

The Nigeria Film Industry was recently rated the second largest film producer in the world, second to Bollywood in India. This rating was based on the number of films produced in a year and not necessary on quality of the production. Nollywood chunks out almost 2500 movies in a year. However, many of these movies do not meet up with the international standard.  View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

In terms of cinematography, it will be right to say Nigeria film industry still has a long way to go in order to be rated high as Hollywood and Bollywood. 

Most Nigerians prefer seeing American or Indian movies to Nigerian movies. Lack of professionalism, scenes that look so unreal, poor sound system and substandard video editing are some of the factors that have placed Nollywood movies last on the movie list of several people.

For instance, in most of the so called action movies, the fights are far from being real; they are just a replication of pillow fights caught on camera.  View pictures in App save up to 80% data.


This and other factors prompted a Nigerian man, popularly called Spotlyt, to take up the challenges of shooting a professional and breathtaking action movie scenes.

Spotlyt is a singer, video editor and currently works at COOL FM, Kano. He started the production of the action series with his friends who happen to be professional dancers. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Rigorous training are done on a daily basis before shooting the fight scenes because of the risks involved. It is however expected to record some injuries: Spotlyt said they deal with broken ankles and swollen shoulders most times.  View pictures in App save up to 80% data. View pictures in App save up to 80% data. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

The sacrifices of these young men seem to be producing fruits as they keep gaining public recognition. They are not in the Nollywood industry yet but they are already drawing attention from the Industry.

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One of the successful projects by Spotlyt is a short action movie titled Castigator.

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The story is about a young man who became a vigilante of his neighborhood by punishing criminals so as to save the lives and properties of others. The acrobatic display, Bollywood style of fight, and the professional handling of weapons are so real and unbelievable.  View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

I wonder why none of the Nigeria film producers is yet to engage these guys to do stunts for them. Maybe they are comfortable with their old and boring ways of shooting movies. Or maybe the audience has not been demanding for better and high standard movies from them.

If they want Nigerians to choose their movies over the American and Indian ones, then they have a lot of improvement to do on the industry. 

One of the excuses Nigeria Film Industry has been making is that they lack government support. But they also need to develop themselves on the technicality involved in professional movie production. 

Check Spotlyt's works here

Source: opera.com
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Top Comments
OriamajaSlimfitTinnatei · 06/29/2020
How much were you paid to rundown Nollywood?
Emmanueladigun · 07/1/2020
I really don't watch nollywood it turns me off
+234-810524**** · 06/30/2020
Wow,they tried but needs encouragement
+234-806338**** · 06/30/2020
Fight scenes in Nolly wood movies are always funny, they shooting of guns turns me off. Holly wood is the best a beg.

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