Prominent Nigerian actor, Ramsey Nouah, has revealed why filmmakers in the country’s movie industry (Nollywood) have failed to capture herdsmen attacks and political issues in their films.
Speaking during an interview on Channels Television’s programme, Rubbin Minds, the very handsome actor said Nollywood, in recent time, lacks structure, depth and is largely driven by the demands of the ‘market’ compared to the past.
His words: “The industry had more depth in the past than it has today. Now, everyone is more interested in the outlook (eye candy) than the performance and we are not talking about political issues or the herdsmen.
“Why is the story all about Bentley cars? Everyone wants to shoot about posh things, cars and not filming issues about herdsmen attack, killings, villagers and the political issues happening in the country. It is not the actors or filmmakers fault, it is what the market is demanding and everyone is thinking about the quick way to wealth so they jump into it.”
According to him, actors are more interested in portraying ‘posh’ things, appearing on red carpets with perfect pictures rather than concentrating on pressing issues in the country.
He continued: “There is a lot of dynamics going on in the industry tending towards not finding bearing and lack of structure.Back in the days, most filmmakers and my contemporaries were passionate about arts and gave it all today it is more like on the surface, people are more conscious about their looks rather than acts.”