Mary Remmy Njoku plans to make a lot of changes in the Nigerian movie industry and she plans to begin by tackling forgotten veteran acts.
The actress who is also the CEO of Roc Studios and wife of Jason Njoku, the founder of IROKO TV made the disclosure during a recent interview with Punch.
Mary also revealed her desire to work with top Nollywood actresses, Genevieve Nnaji and Omotola Jalade Ekeine, but admitted that she could not afford to pay them.
Addressing the issue of forgotten stars, Mary said:
“Nollywood knows how to forget people. I don’t know if I am one of the influential people around, there are ways people have touched my lives as well. I have met different people who have influenced my life positively. Nollywood knows how to forget people.
“In Hollywood, you see someone like Gabrielle Union who is still relevant. These people started acting way before me. The fact that the stars we used to know are not as relevant as they used to be really hurts me. If I am in a good position to bring them back to create something and make the industry more competitive and fun, why won’t I do that? I have come to realise that working with the people who actually started the industry is way easier than working with the new generation. Not all but some.
“I pray someday I will be big enough to work with those big stars. I love them but I am not big enough yet,” she concluded.
Speaking of the changes brought about by motherhood, Remmy-Njoku said:
“I have added so much weight. If you get married, you start having kids and you get older but I won’t say it has slowed me down. I am growing at a good pace.”
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