I will not say there have not been obstacles, but with the help of my husband and family, their encouragement and financial support, I have been able to scale through. I think that enabled the movie to get close to perfection. Our industry does not want that. Some people ended up quitting. Unfortunately for them, I am an Ekiti girl. I know what I wanted to do and I was determined to do it till the end. I believe in the Quran and the Hadith.
Basically, the movie industry is now an avenue for ladies to advertise their products which is their body. Since I am a Yoruba girl, I just thought why not just go with a sector that I can relate to and belong. I will not say there have not been obstacles, but with the help of my husband and family, their encouragement and financial support, I have been able to scale through. Some people ended up quitting. I got into the industry in with English Language movies but crossed in to the Yoruba movie section. I have produced five movies of my own. I think that enabled the movie to get close to perfection.
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Are you saying that the news about actresses sleeping with producers and others are true? The Nigerian movie industry itself has a bad market. These days it is even worse because everybody wants to do anything to get to the top. Your movie, Oba Adetoyese, won several awards; did you expect it to do that well?
I have produced five movies of my own.
In this interview with Bisola Bello, the Oba Adetoyese star opened bolanls on some of the things that happen behind the camera. From the moment I was writing the story I already envisioned a cast for it. Honestly, it has not been easy. So I have to look back and say if I do these how will my family feel. I am from Ekiti State, which is about five hours journey. Like I said, the market is very bad; so bad. It was hell when I eventually got into the Yoruba movie industry through my late boss Alade Aromire.
That I would say. Well, I will say the major challenge I have faced can be attributed to the distractions that are in the industry.
I say all the time that life is not fair. Do you think your religion has influenced your career and the roles you choose to play? It is very boolanle for a Yoruba person to abdulsalak a strong hold in the industry. Wherever there are two people of different sex, it is bound to happen. For example, your producers are making you feel less of yourself. Unfortunately for them, I am an Ekiti girl. I left basically because of the discrimination in the industry. Nollywood actress and producer, Abolanle Abdulsalam, made a switch from English Language to Yoruba when she found her opportunities limited.
I remember clearly we had a project in Abdusalam State for about six weeks for a traditional movie. Sex-for-roles remain a problem in Nollywood — Blessing Egbe.
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Since I am a Yoruba girl, I just thought why not just go with a sector that I can relate to and belong. After moving from English to Yoruba, it would not have made sense if I just decided to quit. It is true they owe. Apart from that I think of where I come from. I am currently working on the sixth one.
Sex for movie roles is no big deal to 95% of people in Nollywood – Abolanle Abdulsalam –
Uche Jombo curses movie pirates. Everybody knows that you cannot make your money in the industry. If you invest two naira, you cannot make back two naira.
We have more Igbo in the English sector and they tend to discriminate if you are not one of them. I am a disciplinarian.
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I believe in the Quran and the Hadith. All the ladies in the industry are getting their money outside the industry, maybe through personal business. But I still say it is not their fault because the market is very bad. It happens everywhere; in the banking sector and what have you.
Because from the scriptwriting process I put in my best to make sure I did something different from your everyday movie. Some people ended up quitting. I think I am where I am supposed to be. And if a movie is good, it should get nominations and awards.
A friend called me that my movie is about a million views on YouTube. Most people just could not survive it because of the stress that comes with acting.
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