Lagos - Reacting angrily to Charles Novia and Uzo Okpechi labeling some Nollywood actors as ‘Instagram stars’ some members of the film industry have spoken out.
This comes after the supremacy battle between the old and ‘new Nollywood’ came to fore on an episode of Emma Ugolee‘s ‘The Gist’.
On the newly aired show, renowned filmmakers Charles Novia, Moses Inwang and Uzodinma Okpechi were invited to talk about the industry and they didn’t have nice words to say.
Moses Inwang expressed his dissatisfaction with the current crop of actors by saying, ‘they even call themselves the new Nollywood,’ while Novia chimed that, ‘if you put Blossom, OC Ukeje at the box office, and put a different film with Ramsey Nouah and RMD. It’s the movie with Ramsey that would probably pull more crowd.’
Uzo Okpechi even went as far as calling them ‘Instagram stars’.
It quickly drew reactions from Nollywood actors, producers and directors who took to Twitter to share their thoughts with words like petty, disappointing, and embarrassing used to describe the statements.