My Favorite Movies that I never get tired of watching| 30 Days Writing Challenge | Day Fourteen

There are quite a lot of movies that have made a huge impression and impact on me, but these ones are what the Yorubas call “Àwòtúnwò erée sinimá”. I have seen them countless times, and I can almost recite the lines alongside the movies.

1. Saworoide: “Aṣọ funfun ní ń sunkún aró, Ìpínlẹ̀ ọ̀rọ̀ ní ń sunkún èkejì tan tan tan” I can almost quote the entire dialogue in this movie. Don’t even get me started. I can’t tell how many times I have seen it. But it’s one of the richest movies ever to come out of Nigeria. Its depth of language is second to none. I’ve learnt a whole lot of proverbs from it. It’s but morally appealing and comical. The actors poured themselves into it.


2. Fighting Temptations: You know I love Love now. I almost can quote this movie too. And I can’t get tired of watching it. The music, the dialogue, the setting is all beautiful. I first watched it in the days of one of my ‘crushes” who I most often replace with Beyonce in the version that plays in my dreams. The songs were so beautiful.


3. Hitch: This movie is both sweet and funny. Of course, what do you expect from a Will Smith movie? Of course, it is Love. I love it. Yes, there were some emotional lessons in it too. Here’s my favorite quote: “Because that’s what people do… they leap and hope to God they can fly! Because otherwise, we just drop like a rock… wondering the whole way down… “why in the hell did I jump?” But here I am Sarah, falling. And there’s only one person that makes me feel like I can fly… That’s you.”


4. Egberun Maili: This is a 2009/2010 movie by Dotun Taylor that I love so much. I remember seeing it 3 times on the same day the first time. It had this rich culture undertone to it. It was the first Yoruba movie I saw that felt real in its use of Language. It wasn’t like the typical Yoruba movies where only Yoruba is spoken or a few times where Yoruba-English is spoken. I had always argued that none of us young people only speak Yoruba or English. We often mix both, and a proper movie targeted at us should be rich in both. This movie had that, and it was awesome.

You already know I love love, so everything is a love story.

I am the ImisiOluwa; you should see these movies too.

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