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A Blog Dedicated to African Stories, Nollywood Movies and More African Entertainment
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They rush her to the hospital where Ayo is quickly summoned. Again, she doesn’t die. She bitterly refuses to speak to anyone, especially Ayo. She merely stares through the wall at whatever only her eyes can see. These days, the girl appears to her, the younger and happier version of herself. Amara desperately tries to reach her. She imagines what that girl could have been had she chosen a different path. Definitely, not this bitter woman lying on a narrow hospital bed wishing for death.

Read more: https://www.litafrik.com/amara-episode7-girl-fades-away/
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There are many screenwriters in Nollywood. There are few GOOD screenwriters in Nollywood. And there are fewer GREAT screenwriters in Nollywood. If you must get to the third category, there are key things you must know. Today, we will discuss four of them.

Read more: https://www.litafrik.com/4-things-you-should-know-before-writing-a-nollywood-screenplay/
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We all know that Hollywood makes the best movies in the world. We also know a great movie comes from a great screenplay. That’s why many movie industries all over the world try to attain Hollywood standard. Nollywood is not an exception.

However, there are certain things from Hollywood screenplays that can’t just work in Nollywood, at least for now. They may be in the same business of filmmaking, but there are differences due to our peculiar outlook and environment. Here are 5 tips from successful Hollywood screenplays that may not succeed in Nollywood:

https://www.litafrik.com/5-writing-tips-successful-hollywood-screenplay-succeed-nollywood/
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I’ve always known I would be a writer. I hadn’t the faintest idea what I would write about. I just knew, had this gut feeling that I would be a writer. I wrote my first story in Primary 3. I remember making a hardcover book by tearing my exercise book and stitching the papers with a needle and thread – like my mother stitched our school uniforms – to make a book. Then I wrote my story in it. I can’t remember now what the story was all about. But I remember my excitement, my sense of fulfillment as only a little girl like me could feel when I showed my parents the story and they were very proud. My father kept it saying it might be published one day.

https://www.litafrik.com/my-screenwriting-beginning/
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In Iya Agbomola’s hut, she is made to drink a concocted mixture and she settles down to sleep. She wakes up suddenly in the middle of the night, bleeding profusely. No amount of herbs the old woman mixed can control the thick dark red liquid from flowing from her vagina. Ayo watches helplessly as his wife bleeds away. He has never seen so much blood in his entire life. Amara bleeds so much she knows she is going to die.

Read more: https://www.litafrik.com/amara-episode6-abortion/
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She hadn’t let his threat get to her. She would never subject her body to be mutilated in the name of abortion. If Ayo would not help her, she had reasoned, she would do it herself.

But with no qualifications and certificates, getting a job proved very difficult. Even odd jobs were hard to find. Her pregnancy proved to be a curse. The few jobs available were not enough to reach pregnant women. The woman at the domestic help agency took one knowing look at her and told her sympathetically that the demand for housemaids had dropped and no employer would want a pregnant maid. In the construction site where she worked as a laborer, she had a dizzy spell one day and fell, spilling the mixed cement on her head. The foreman fired her immediately.

And now, she has nothing but her small kiosk to depend on.

Read more: https://www.litafrik.com/amara-episode5-decision/
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The day she had found out about the pregnancy, she was devastated, lost, and scared. She had cried throughout the day and gone to sleep. That night, she had prepared Ayo’s favorite dish to sweeten the mood. She had expected him not to take the news well. What she didn’t expect was his volcanic reaction.

First, he choked on his eba. Next, he sent a tirade of insults that would make the devil blush, calling her a careless woman who should have protected herself against such ‘nonsense’...

Read more: https://www.litafrik.com/amara-episode4-wahala/
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It was Aunty Ifeoma’s sharp eyes that first noticed the suspicious changes in her body. At first, Amara denied it but when it became glaringly obvious that she was pregnant, she confessed. The family could not believe it. Afulenu, who hurried to the city, did not bother hiding her disappointment and regret for persuading her daughter to take ‘this foolish girl’ to the city. As far as she was concerned, Amara was a disgrace, involving herself with an ordinary okada man -a Yoruba man for that matter, ha! Why couldn’t the stupid girl be smart enough to hook and get pregnant for one of those rich Igbo boys in Alaba market, eh? Tufiakwa!

Read more: https://www.litafrik.com/amara-episode3-busted/
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Looking back now, Amara wondered why her Aunty and other members of the family did not notice what was going on. They didn’t notice that she left home a little too early and returned home a little late. They didn’t know she had a young romantic boyfriend who sang her romantic Yoruba songs she did not understand but it didn’t matter. He always translated them to her afterwards. They didn’t notice her glow, the radiance, and the light spring in her steps that could only come from a girl ensconced in the bubble of love. She hid the extra cash, the jewelries and smartphone that Ayo bought for her away from the family.

Countinue reading: https://www.litafrik.com/amara-episode2-here-comes-boy/
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Amara was a model housemaid. She cooked. She cleaned. She took great care of the children. The family adored her and she adored them. A few months later, she was enrolled in a secondary school to resume her studies. She carried her zeal into her studies. For two years, she retained the top of her class. She had a beautiful home, a loving family, friends and her studies were great. All was well with her world.

Until she met him.

Read more: https://www.litafrik.com/amara-episode1-the-girl/
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