A few weeks ago, someone had posted on Facebook that the African movie industry had partnered with Comcast Xfinity to add Nollywood movies to it collections database all to be made available on Xfinity on demand. As much as it sounded exciting, I was skeptical about quality of the movies that will be made available i.e Video quality, Movie description, Storylines actors & more.
Putting my experience and mind set aside, I decided to watch one of the movies available from Nollywood on Comcast Xfinity on demand. The movie was titled “Married but Single”. The story line of the movie is nothing new but it was well thought out, with some twists and turns. Picture quality was better than most African movies, I had seen on dvd, you could actually see everyone clearly without image crashing and tiling up, scenes flowed well from one to another, the actors and actresses played their parts pretty well and the movie ended in a good way. Oh yea, did I mention that the description of the movie plot was well written too; someone definitely proofread and edited the movie title and description pretty well. I applaud them for the enhanced effort.
What is my point here ——— The Nollywood movie industry is getting on a larger platform, a bigger opportunity to showcase talents and quality not quantity.
The movie “Married/But Single” I just watched on Comcast is a prime example of how movies do not need to have parts 1 – 4 for it to make sense, movies should well thought out to include list of actors/actresses, scene creation and selection, movie descriptions can be written in a thoughtful way, etc I believe the list of Nollywood movies available on Comcast Xfinity is a step in the right direction for the African movie industry. It brings the industry on the same platform as the Bollywood industry. This should definitely force the movie creators/producers/directors to produce and focus better on quality and not the quantity of movies. The excuses of equipment limitation should really no longer be an issue. Nollywood has come long way and as it grows so also should its movie quality, the industry has a lot offer however they can only attract the rest of the world when they produce movies of quality.
Kudos to the team who birthed Nollywood movies on Comcast Xfinity.