Chris Ihidero Unedited: What’s Nollywood’s effect on the NFI?


    By Chris Ihidero

    Why is the National Film Institute still in Jos?
    Why is there no NFI liaison office in Lagos?
    What’s Nollywood’s effect on the NFI?
    What’s wrong with us?
    Where is Baba Sala’s professorial chair? Ogunde?
    Why is TK not lecturing at the NFI?
    What’s wrong with us?
    When are we going to learn that young storytellers need to start by learning from Zeb Ejiro, Ralph Nwadike, Tunji Bamishigbon and Taju Adepetu?
    Were these not the people that gave us our TV classics? Why are they not good enough but one boy or girl from the New York Film Academy is an expert?
    Why is Joke Silva not giving an acting Masterclass? Why is Sola Sobowale not doing the same? Why have we not set up processes that will make use of their abundant skills and techniques in the training of the next generation of actors?
    Apparently the method of acting learned in Los Angeles on government money is better.
    Do we need oyinbo people to come and tell us that Baba Wande is a genius? Did you watch TK’s Ti Oluwa Nile? What is wrong with us?
    Use your money to train anywhere, that’s your prerogative. I have used my money to do short courses in film schools abroad. But government money?
    Nkem Owoh is a comic genius. He should be holding masterclasses across the country, but you know, we don’t want that because it’s kindarazz, not tush at all.
    Appointments to the Nigerian Film and Video Censors Board are still political, so sometimes you get an engineer or born again whip bearer.
    A strand of your film industry is making phenomenal global impact but your film institute, funded by public funds, sneers at it. #Sigh.
    The worst condemnation of Nollywood I have heard comes from Nigerians in Nigeria. Meanwhile oyibos can’t stop doing conferences and seminars on it.
    Our actors are not good enough, …Read More

    Source:: The NET