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Emeka Ike seeks peaceful co-existence in entertainment industry

06 June 2014, 21:55

Lagos - Nollywood actor, Emeka Ike, on Thursday called for peaceful co-existence in the entertainment industry to engender meaningful growth in the sector.

Ike made the assertion in a recent interview in Lagos.

"For development to take place in the industry, Nigerian actors need to work together to promote the sector instead of backbiting one another.Most of the Nollywood actors do their film production without involving seasoned professionals in the industry; they usually opt for cheap inexperience hands. Such attitude affects the qualities of the films produced, which in turn will affect sales and revenue,'' Ike said.

He also urged the government to work with the Nigerian Guild of Actors to identify genuine professionals for the distribution of the grant given to the industry.

"The government needs to work with the guild of actors to sanction the illegal practitioners in the industry. Some of these illegal practitioners have even tried to lay claim to the fund given to the industry by the Federal Government, and this has to be curbed for constructive use of the funds,” he said.

He added that actors, irrespective of their tribes and ethnic background should work together to promote the entertainment industry.


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