Weekly Discussion, Let’s Get Talking: Do You Find The Use Of Derogatory Words Like Nigga, BiAtch & Others In African Movies Worrying?

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I got into a discussion with some few African movie lovers this afternoon and out of the lot that we talked about, majority of them said they are getting extensively worried about the sort of diction being employed in most of the latest African movies.

According to the outspoken Tracy, the family feel good flavor that was attached to African movies some years back seems to be dead and gone. The days where she sat down with her parents and little siblings evening after evening to entertain themselves with African movies cannot be brought back as a result of the words used.

After various outburst by African movie lovers in relation to nudity, it seems Directors and Producers have cut down on such absurd content, only to replace it with derogatory words like NIGGA, BITCH, CUNT and others…

I am not sure if  you also find the use of such derogatory words worrying…Can we tell our stories by escaping these words?  Do you think it is necessary and should be constantly used in our movies?

What is your take on the use of derogatory words in African movies? Let’s get talking…

Example Can Be Found In The Trailer Below (0:50 upwards)…

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pE51s8lc45A

Couldn’t she have said something else instead of NIGGA, is this also part of our copy copy syndrome ? Does it subtract  or add value to our movies?

 

 



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  1. A term that is racist, as long as the speaker of it is not black Forbidden on most all of television and other forms of public entertainment, at times referenced to as the “n-word”. Used as a disparaging term for a member of any dark-skinned people but its not really good to use in african movies why because it hyst dont suite us at all as for the word b*tch I will say NO Bitch is NOT A bad word just because you call someone a Bitch you are really calling them a Female dog SO NO ITS NOT A BADD! Word

    1. @Miyagi, Come on!Why do think its kool for someone to refer to their felow human being as an animal.(“Bitch”) Nooooo, I dnt agree.

  2.  if you don’t wanna hear them words ( nigga,b*tch) I suggest u settle for some agya koo movie or kyeiwaa lol.And on whether I like the derogatory words or not,usage of the word nigga doesnt really bother since I use it too so I would be lying if say it bothers.I know it’s wrong but it’s our(my boys and I) substitution for friendly greeting.But on the other hand I hate the word b*tch.

    1. @Pampro, they even say it in twi movies, i’ve heard it mutiple times. i’ve even heard agya koo say it before

    2. @Pampro,Your so wrong watch Kwaku Manu movies and see how he uses the N word in those village movies your completely lost 

  3. The movies are bound to get out there and  kids learn fast. They pick up on those words soon as they hear them. As to how children perceive about these words..only goodness knows. 

  4. african movies need to stop using those type of words such as b*tch, nigga, etc..it doesnt suit them. it just makes it seem like their trying to hard

  5. Pampro or wht ever u call ur self ,even the Americans hate those words so dont even go there! Agya Koo movies indeed,SUATRA! is whts worrying and destroying Ghanaians, continue coping blindly and using those swear words and see where it will lead you. Its poeple like you who come to the states and waste ur life!! If u dont see anything wrong with those words write them,eat them and teach ur kids to use them ok! Empty Barrel!

    1. @nab,Americans hate it so what?dont we as a people have better things to worry about thab a 5 letter word.we live in a raggedy world.get used to it.i could careless abouy some white kid calling me nigga cus that wont make or break me.

      1. @Pampro, real talk pampro….wouldn’t bother me in the least if some white kid called me nigga, what ppl fail to realise is that the word nigga has evolved from the derogatory term it was ages ago to something else now. there are current white rappers like kreayshawn who use the word in the states. all the fuss about ‘nigga’ is just political correctness gone mad.

  6. Yes I agree that these words r becoming a norm in most african movies..n not just that,its becoming words that africans use in their conversation n blogging..this website is fond of using dem words toooo..so y’all gotta check urselves cos its not just de actors n actresses..

  7. It amazes me how Africans always copy the bad or unproductive aspects of American culture….The BIG problem is there is no real censoreship in GH so you could watching a GH movie with your kids around and all of a sudden some dumb actor yells out ‘Nigga’. I gringe everytime they start using derogatory words in movies – it doesn’t even sound right half the time.

  8. it is stupid, very stupid that Africans are using the N-word in our movies. Again here we go copying African Americans!!! And the N-word is only used by stupid less educated rappers and their movies.
    You will not watch a great Hollywood movie where they are using the N-word only if it’s (the film) is set in ghetto and about crack addicts. So please African producers STOP USING THE N-WORD in your movies. IT IS EMBARRASSING….!!!!

  9. It’s disgusting, ignorant and embarassing! Sometimes I don’t know who these movie producers are trying to please! fake accents and swear words! Who do they think their audience are? Americans? My haitian friend said the main reason she watched African movies was that there was no nudity but now we all know what has happened! It’s a shame!

  10. I luv Rosselyn Ngissah, no two way about that but I’ve realised She is a big fan of those words.,Ghanaians sometimes copy blindly and its ab out time we put a stop to that.

  11. All of us with black skin are niggas from the word “NEGROID”..I do not find it offensive at all.The only thing I find offensive though is that some Nigerian and Ghanaian movie producers are getting shallow these days…They keeping copying foreign slangs and using them in movies thinking they’ll appeal to the African audience…FOUL!