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Food for thought and Action required. Great read!

i am ai roots

Hey folks!

In my first post on this blog, I will be looking at the way Hollywood has ‘invaded’ the African story, stereotypes us and metamorphosed the character and ubuntu of our African heroes. I for one, am grateful that Hollywood doesrecognise some of our heroic individuals and also some pieces of history from the cradle of mankind. My displeasure, however, kicks in when the burly, cigar-smoking, well-heeled gang from Tinseltown decide that Idris Elba, Terrence Howard and Morgan Freeman were better talent to play Nelson Mandela in the various biopics about the great African statesman.

Some proponents of globalisation, by now, are pulling their daggers out ready to attack my opinion, but let me point out that African cinema has for years played second fiddle to foreign studios and handing a big African role to a native African talent is doing the right thing in terms of development…

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