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Pulse List 4 Nollywood movie clichés that just won't die

So what do you consider a common cliche in Nollywood movies? Check out four clichés that probably won't ever go away.

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Let's start with the definition of cliché: a cliché is a phrase, expression, or idea that has been overused to the point of losing its intended force or novelty.

There is no doubt that there is bound to be something in a feature film that has been seen over and over. But, that doesn't take away ones right to grow weary of clichés that are of no importance to a movie's plot.

play Cast of Nollywood movie "Fifty"


 Check out four clichés that probably won't ever go away;

1. Every village girl/man who goes to the city has to exhibit signs of silliness

We get it, he/she is from the village and isn't familiar with the 'modern' world, but that shouldn't transcend to 'foolishness.'

Ever seen a Nollywood movie and you find yourself confused about the mental state of a character, and then you realize he/she is simply uneducated or unenlightened, and not mentally ill?

Seen in: "Dumebi the Dirty Girl," "Ghana Must Go."

2. The Gateman, house girl and driver has to be funny

If there's one rule in most comedy movies, it's that a maid, driver or Gateman (who is mostly portrayed to be the Northern part of the country) is naturally funny.

It's vital in these movies for the above-mentioned to be often stupid in order to appear funny. They are not allowed to act smart or deliver smart but funny lines.

Seen in: "In the Cupboard," "House of Gold," "Skinny Girl in Transit" and "The Wedding Party."

play Tiwa and Wosilat in a supposed funny scene in "Skinny Girl in Transit"

3. Vomiting is the best way to announce pregnancy

You'd think that in the 21st century, a woman's pregnancy would be introduced in any way but a vomiting scene. We thought so too, until we saw "Fifty."

It was heartbreaking when Omoni Oboli as Maria was hit with her first bout of morning sickness; introducing her pregnancy to the viewers.

Seen in: "Fifty."

play Omoni Oboli in "Fifty"


4. The Wicked uncle/aunt Must Die at the end of a movie

Ever seen a Nollyood movie on Africa Magic Epic where the wicked uncle in the village goes free after all his wrongdoings? We bet you haven't.

He has to confess, cough out loud, apologize and then pass away. While movies don't have to be akin to real life, the dramatic death of a wicked relative is overused and a tad unrealistic.

Seen in: Virtually every movie on Africa Magic Epic

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