Actor Kanayo O. Kanayo issues out strong advice to fellow colleagues in the movie industry
Veteran actor Anayo Modestus Onyekwere, also known by his stage name Kanayo Kanayo, has strong advise for Nollywood producers.
On his social media page, Kanayo Kanayo shared his advice after making an observation on a typical Nollywood setting.
The actor recommended filmmakers to stop portraying affluent men in Senegal regalia like the agbada; instead, they should be costumed in more casual attire.
He also observed that when women try to portray a typical night or cooking time, they are heavily costumed and thoroughly made up.
He wrote, “Many Nollywood Producers paint the wrong picture of dressing/Makeup in the movies, all in the name of fine picture. IT’S MISLEADING.
The reality is that many practitioners have not realised that film making is part of AGENDA SETTING in national development especially the culture and tradition of the people. The rich most times dress casually. Many are known by their expensive wrist watches, footwear, T-shirt NOT AGBADA.
How can a man be resting in his house, lying on the Sofa fully dressed.? How can a woman be adorned with full makeup while cooking? Most of the ladies sleep with their wigs on, with applied full facial foundation. Ahhhhhhhĥh. WHO DOES THAT? Dear colleagues, let’s watch it.
This is part of what my PhD dissertation is about. “The role of Nollywood in shaping and sustaining a Nigerian culture identity”. You have just captured the essence of my research, asking us to be more realistic in the image we create. By doing so, the industry will become more credible and then acquire a more formidable character with which they cannot be ignored in the national and international agenda. This is what the music industry has done with Afrobeat. Now, they are all getting paid like they hit a jackpot. Nollywood can do better than them.”
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