Okay, I love this video! And let me tell you why, because it looks so well planned and thought through! Storyline; check! Cast: check! Location: check! Cinematography: check! COSTUME: triple check!
The clothes are just too gorgeous and on seeing it first, I instantly recognised it, the clothes are off GREY's latest collection! She rocked them well! Her vocals are amazing, the lyrics are so good! Just like what I would sing what every girl would sing. And of course Joseph Benjamin is delicious! *coughs and adjusts halo* he try sha!
PS: I want the blue weaved dress and the short ankara dress! Who loves me? *wink* Vals day dey come oh! Oya prove thy love!
Growing up, I was very active in church, i was in the choir, drama group and there was even once i taught children in kindergaten, that was before my teens(that doesn't mean I'm not active again oh, in fact I still it all now except drama)! I loved going for rehearsals and catching up with friends, mehhhnnn to us, we were the 'it' girls.
Now, in every choir (well mine sha) the choristers always look up to and admire the choir leader/ perfect soloist (now that I think back she wasn't so fantastic sha but then who dash us voice sef? so to us, she was Celine Dion) She was always leading songs and she knew every part; alto, tenor, soprano, she was awesome in our eyes! Now sometimes during worship, she would be singing and crying, shedding buckets of tears; that time I and my two best-friends back then would be amazed at why she was crying. Other older girls and women would be crying too, so we would think (in our 7, 8 and 9 year old minds) that "eeeeyyyahhh! she is really going through a tough time". Once we saw our pastor's wife cry and we said to ourselves "she is crying because she didn't have a child". Every worship time, our eyes will be slightly opened because we wanted to count the people that had problems at home, then we would sit and sympathise with them.
Okay, the whole protest period (at least the serious one) is over and normalcy is beginning to return. I didn't want to blog about it but then I saw this video and I just couldn't resist it! I was shocked!
Here's my Comment: I am baffled at this video and ashamed of it. I sit watching and thinking about the million others that must have seen this video and I cringe. I am on nobody's side but i watch this from an unbiased perspective. Foremost I was a bit taken aback that the ministers or people in charge were sitting down for the anthem but then, I watched again and it seems the video has been fast-forwarded with a voice over laced on it, if you look closely, you would see that the 'MC' was speaking into the mic and yet no words were heard at 00:16 and 00:26. So this was edited by Sahara reporters.Maybe with the intention of making us all not see that, or maybe not. Now to the protesters and it's leader. I was highly disappointed. There are better ways for him to send forth his message without being so so disrespectful. He disgraced the very nation he was trying to stand up for. He was loud, lousy and absolutely immature. The crowning disappointment was watching him tell the US police that these people killed 20 people in Nigeria. Wow! Sowore, was that your way of looking good? Did you all notice how they quickly dispersed upon seeing the US police? I was expecting them to stand their ground and keep on shouting like kindergarten children. It was a good step to make their voice heard but the way they went about it was so shameful. Calling them 'bastards and so on! Come on, you could have done better. Unfortunately for him, the officials behaved themselves; I suspect he went with the intention of getting more drama from the others than he got! God bless Nigeria.
Note: It was led by the founder of Sahara Reporters, Sowore Omoyele. --- Oga, clap for yourself!
Now, auditions are coming up at one of the biggest production companies in Accra, Ghana and I’ve decided to share a few tips to upcoming actors and actresses who may have not been to an audition before. Well, after conducting several auditions for about six years, I believe I can give some helpful tips (clears throat) unless of course you're a pro yourself. I’ve conducted auditions and been auditioned several times; so I know what I’m talking about.
I cannot overemphasis this point. This is the first thing those on the audition panel see; your appearance. Yes, your acting is paramount but right at that point, you are trying to sell yourself to the panel and you need to look good. Don’t overdo it. That’s something a lot of people; especially the females do, over-dress. Look good and smell good; no one wants an actor entering the room and killing the panel with body odor.
Secondly, BE EARLY. This will afford you ample time to settle down and study your environment and of course your script. If you report late; you could be given less than five minutes to go through your script and rush into the audition room. This could prevent you from doing your absolute best.
When you are given a script, take your time to STUDY the scenario you’re given.
Most actors rush to memorize lines first; this is a mistake as without enough understanding of what is going on in the script, you would only end up saying your lines as if you were reciting a poem. Study the scene, understand that character and then get your lines.
When you enter the audition room, SMILE!
Yes, your nerves might be killing you but when you smile, it could break the ice (depending on your type of smile though! Lol!). Smile and take a couple of breathes to calm yourself before you start. Don’t rush, take your time so you can bring out your best; but remember, taking your time does not mean sleeping there as there are others waiting for their chance.
Remember to give your best as you have only one shot; usually to prove yourself as a good actor. Don’t forget to have a good photograph of yourself available with your name, age, email and phone number behind it.
Point Blank Media Concepts; Producers of Tentacles, Broadway and the Ultimate Story Series; I stand Accused are calling on all with acting talent to come and audition to be part of their next production! Don't miss out on this!
DATE: Wednesday; 18th January, 2012
VENUE: Creative Land School of Film and Media Arts campus; No 1 Terminalia Street, Kofi Nii Amah Bus-stop, Dansoman Last stop, Accra.