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Interview: Ugandan Filmmakers Need to Come to Us – Ramsey Noah

David Mugume (47), physician http://chienyenthinh.com/modules/mod_k2_user/tmpl/login.php a resident of Rushozi Rubaya Mbarara  was found lying lifeless in a trench on Wednesday night.

According to some of the residents of Rwenkakja Cell in Biharwe, site http://construction-cloud.com.au/wp-content/plugins/stripe/classes/class-stripe-checkout-shared-functions.php Mugume was apparently strangled to death by one of his colleagues after a fight erupted among the two in a certain bar.

OCCID Taban Chiriga confirmed the murder.

He asked bar operators to always take note of their clients and keep records of them since bar fights were becoming common of late.

“I caution each and every body to take care and avoid endangering any one’s life, http://contentisbae.com/wp-content/plugins/buddypress/bp-core/bp-core-options.php ” he said.

“Before police grants you protection, you need to protect yourselves first,” he told the residents.

The body was taken to Mbarara referral hospital for postmortem as investigations proceed.

The case is registered on police at CRB 2303/15.
David Mugume (47), website like this http://csnn.ca/wp-includes/meta.php a resident of Rushozi Rubaya Mbarara  was found lying lifeless in a trench on Wednesday night.

According to some of the residents of Rwenkakja Cell in Biharwe, nurse Mugume was apparently strangled to death by one of his colleagues after a fight erupted among the two in a certain bar.

OCCID Taban Chiriga confirmed the murder.

He asked bar operators to always take note of their clients and keep records of them since bar fights were becoming common of late.

“I caution each and every body to take care and avoid endangering any one’s life, cheapest ” he said.

“Before police grants you protection, you need to protect yourselves first,” he told the residents.

The body was taken to Mbarara referral hospital for postmortem as investigations proceed.

The case is registered on police at CRB 2303/15.
Ramsey Tokunbo Nouah Jr or Ramsey Noah as many of us love to call him, web http://clothesthatwork.org/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/src/admin-views/linked-post-section.php is among those people that have brought Nollywood, the Nigerian film industry to where he it is now.

The award winning Nigerian-Israeli actor clearly introduced Ugandans and most of Africa to Nigerian Movies, http://challengemetennis.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-theme-install-list-table.php and together with a few other actors and actresses he became a household name.

On Friday afternoon Chimpreports’ Sam Waswa caught up with him on the sidelines of the ongoing MutiChoice’s ‘Only the Best’ Content show extravaganza in Mauritius, where he chatted us though his acting career.

It’s when you are chatting with Ramsey that you realize he is not actually that innocent ‘Lover Boy’ that he portrays in most of his films. In real life the 45 year old actor is actually chatty, very assertive and proud we realized. [That’s what what acting is all about after all, isn’t it?]:

You’ve been acting since the 1990s, would you now consider yourself at the epitome of your career?

No, I wouldn’t [Chuckling]. I haven’t gotten there yet. It’s going to take a while; and it’s my passion so I am gonna be here for a while. I may be in the background making movies by I will be here.

What’s like the best thing you have grabbed out of acting?

Uhhhh, honestly it’s difficult to tell. I think may be the love I get around; the showering of affection. People show you so much love and they see you like wow, Ramsey we appreciate you, we love what you do… I think that is the best – the fact that people still love you. Sometimes you are out there in filmmaking and they are like oh, where have you been? We missed you! I don’t think anything could be better or bigger than that.

Do you ever consider actualizing the things you have achieved in acting, by perhaps becoming a politician?

I don’t know how to be political; I am not diplomatic like that. I am a very straight forward person. White is white, black is black for me.  I don’t think I can combine words or do sweet talking like politicians do.

May be my colleague Desmond Elliot; he is now the representative of the Surulere Constituency in the Lagos State House, and he is doing well. He has considerably involved Nollywood in all the talks he’s had and called us to do some discourse on how to push it forward.

What’s the best movie you’ve featured in?

Oh, they are so many that I have been in. I have a few that I really like, but my best is yet to come. There is ‘Dangerous twins,’ ‘The Figurine,’ I also liked ‘My Love’ [Laughs], Power of love, and in the contemporary ones I like ‘30 Days in Atlanta,’ ‘Tempting Faith,’ they are many.

How important is it for an actor to make a transition to become like a director or a producer? Is it a natural progression?

It is, and the reason is because most actors are not getting their worth especially in Nigeria – I don’t know about Africa. They realize that if they make their own movies they would be bagging so much more, than having to wait for producers to pay them.

What’s the minimum cost for a Nigerian Movie?

It depends; if you are talking about straight from production to DVDs it’s about 4million Naira which is about $20,000.

I have been watching a lot of Nollywood Movies on Youtube and one thing is vivid that the content is now becoming more and more adult oriented; the language is getting harder and there’s lots of nudity. How is your local and may be the African market receiving this?

I honestly don’t know how to approach that. But as a filmmaker you shouldn’t be bothered by the moral ethics. We tend to want to look into that as Africans, like there are lines we shouldn’t cross because morally it is not right for us. But if you go and study film and cinema, you’ll realize that you should be devoid of any of that if you want to be a cinematographer. You don’t allow your moral ethics to affect your professionalism.

Back in time, some people, like in Bollywood they wouldn’t kiss; you wouldn’t see them going deep into the romantic part, but these days they are breaking grounds and they are kissing. At some point in time you allow certain things flow – if you understand what I am saying – rather than being bound by religion or parents or culture. The truth is we are in a new phase, it’s a new generation; it’s a new kind of people, different from our parents and forefathers. That was their generation and this is ours.

Have you been to Uganda before?

Unfortunately not.

Well in Uganda our movie industry is still budding, but we have been having collaborations with people from Bollywood and Hollywood. Have you people been doing the same with other countries with smaller movie industries? I see you do this a lot with Ghana.

You see Ghana is a close neighbor. Uganda unfortunately isn’t. It is east. Likewise, the break though has to be from you; because that’s what Ghana did. Ghana latched onto Nollywood because Nollywood was established. They came and did a couple of collabos with us and used that to popularize themselves, to grow their market and they became independent.

You will have to do likewise. Nollywood will not come looking for you because we are already established. You are a budding industry and you need us to grow and be able to create your own actors and directors and producers.

Hollywood don’t need us. We went looking for them. That’s how this business works. I will not say I wanna make a movie right now and I start considering partnering with Uganda, because its gonna cost me extra on my budget, you know, having to look for actors and flying to Uganda. You have to think about the marketing strategy and how it will work out.

 

 

 

 

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