Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award winner, Faithia Balogun, was recently a guest at Pulse Nigeria.
During an exclusive interview, the “Iya Alake” actress spoke on the cancellation of the proposed film village in Kano by the Federal Government, following opposition from Islamic clerics.
“For me, I think they are not ready. Everybody will come together and have a film village. We have just one film village in America, I think. So why have Lagos film village, Kaduna film village, something film village? We should have one big film village for everyone to shoot their movie, and go.”
“Giving one person does not mean it’s not for everybody. So I think giving them money to do that is for Nollywood.”
Speaking on discrimination in Nollywood, the actress said “If I do Yoruba movie doesn’t mean I can’t speak English. Or because you do English movies, you can speak English more than me. No! Give me my script, and I will read it, and I will do it.”
“For me, Nollywood is Nollywood. There is nothing like English actor, Yoruba actor. We are all doing movies.
In July, 2016, The Nigerian government cancelled plans for a film village in Kano.
Aimed at creating jobs and bringing local films to high standard, the Federal Government had planned releasing 1billion Naira for the kick off of the 20-hectare film village.
Faithia Balogun is popular for movies like “Farayola ,” “Aje metta ,” “Aje metta 2 ,” “Awawu” among others.
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