Veteran Nollywood actor, Yemi Solade has made strange revelations concerning the current state of the film industry.
During an extensive chat with NigerianTribune, the actor revealed that heads of the Nigerian film industry have flooded it with yahoo boys and prostitutes in the name of ‘actors’ when there are genuine people who possess the skill and ability to act relegated to the back.
“The Nollywood is not there right now. The Nollywood you see now is all-encompassing. It’s like an uncompleted building that is not guarded and what you meet there would amaze you. It has become an all-comers affair, anybody can stroll in and act. All the Yahoo boy are now there, all the prostitutes that you can imagine are there.
People cannot even differentiate between the core professionals and these class of clowns who have infiltrated the association, but they didn’t just fly in, some people whom you refer to as core professionals brought them in.
It’s just so porous that anybody can become an actor, the entry point is so porous and annoying. It’s a profession and it must be handled and treated as one. I am not really pleased with the state of the industry. It’s a professional body and we must portray ourselves as one that has mastered the art and craft of the profession.”