Says: ‘They are selfish’
Revered movie director and filmmaker , Lancelot Imasuen needs no introduction when it comes to matters concerning Nollywood.
Imaseun has spent more than a decade in the movie industry and has become an authority over the years.
The filmmaker has lashed out at A-list Nollywood stars, adding that they abandoned the industry rather than contributing to its growth.
In an encounter with Vanguard, he said:”A Nollywood star is today one of the most influential people in the world. The same person has bagged national award, MON, mingle with the high and mighty in the society.
“How have they been able to use the platform that Nollywood provided for them to impact positively on the industry? An average Nollywood practitioner is a selfish person. Both the movie marketers and the actors are the big brands in Nollywood that have refused to support the growth of the industry. How many Nollywood stars have attracted major government attention to the industry? None, Nollywood has remained an orphan, where everybody comes to harness its potentials but abandoned it to its fate. It’s sad.
” I don’t expect any Nollywood star to come out and criticize anything Nollywood because they are also guilty of negligence of the industry. Some of them are feeling too big for the industry that made them. Who were they some years ago before Nollywood gave them the opportunity to shine.”