AY Makun has joined an exclusive list of Nigerian celebrities who have been featured on CNN after he was a guest on “CNN Marketplace Africa.”
The funny man spoke on some of the issues facing independent producers in Nollywood.
He said: “People are now beginning to know that you can make money from our movies. Investors are starting to come in and collaborations between different production outfits are beginning.”
Asked about the impact of the recession in the country’s economy on business, AY noted that even his company suffered as did most companies in the industry.
“It affected the last movie I did, 10 Days in Suncity, because of the exchange rate. I was shooting in Nigeria and South Africa so the exchange rate was crazy and that affected finance.
“However, Nigerians seeking a short respite from the realities of the recession continued to spend money on movies.”
“Recession or no recession, Nigerians want to like a product and they are ready to go out there and see it – it’s part of the relief for them.”
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