Popular comedian and actor, Ayo Makun popularly known as AY, has poured out his heart on some of the problems facing the Nigerian motion picture industry, globally known as Nollywood
AY, in a post on his Instagram page on Tuesday, described Nollywood as a ‘back-stabbing community,’ stating all levels of flaws in the industry.
According to him, enmity thrives in Nollywood and most actors live fake lives on social media.
The post read: “As a growing actor and a movie producer, Nollywood has exposed me to both the good, the bad and ugly. Barely few years in the industry, I have experienced all sorts from the stables of the high and mighty self-entitled ‘stakeholders’, to the very insecure individuals whose only claim to fame is an old testament fact of “We started this industry”. “Let me introduce you to Nollywokd. So welcome to an industry where rivalry and fakeness is fast becoming a legacy designed for posterity. Welcome to a backstabbing community where some pretend to love you in the open and condemn all your determination and efforts to succeed when you are not there. “Welcome to an industry where enmity reigns supreme… Eg “If you are using her in the movie, then I can’t be on it”, or “I can’t be in your film and not play the lead role”
Moving the industry forward goes beyond seeking for the downfall of others, or basking in the euphoria of an old glory that has been taken over by trend and time. Above all, I still see Nollywood as a special place; a place filled with creative geniuses. Working together and supporting ourselves can only make greater arts happen to the diverse audiences we all set out to entertain.
I really had an amazing time with the BATCH C graduating class of @_royalartsacademy @tomis_art @beau_fai & many more.
Young Nigerian talents refined and ready to flood the entertainment industry. #NewNollywood#WatchMrUfot#BeinginNollywwood
“The story of who we are is not totally being told, right now there are a lot of films trying to emulate the western culture and that is something I’ve told myself ‘NO’ as much as it is being accepted, I would show movies to tell the world who we are”... .
Although he didn’t like the idea of differentiating the old and new Nollywood, he says; “passion and patience were what thrived in the Old Nollywood, that’s why I prefer that era”.
The respected actor shares exclusively with @vibedotng his journeys into the world of theatre, his objectives and goals in the nearest future. .
He took out time to discuss some challenges he faces being a script writer, director and actor. He also discussed how he’s been able to juggle being a career man, business man and family man at the same time. Plus, he talked about his new movie - @lagosrealfakelife as well.
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