Veteran Nollywood actress Patience Ozokwor has bemoaned the fact that the Nigerian movie industry is also suffering the same fate as the Ghana Movie Industry with the influx of foreign telenovelas.
The actress indicated that Ghanaian movie makers needed to match up to what was being aired in the series to provide top-notch local series that would attract local viewership. The actress added that it was only with the creation of good content that local movie producers could compete with foreign series.
The actress who is now an Evangelist indicated that Nollywood was also faced with many series from foreigners which are aired on Zee World and Telemundo.
She lamented the fact that they had several challenges with their production. She cited the fact that some of the costuming in the telenovelas are wrong because a character could go to bed with make-up and wake up with the same make-up on their face.
She indicated that many people were not paying attention to costuming but rather were attracted to the storylines which were full of suspense.
The popular actress who had come to be nicknamed, “Mama G” revealed that the local movie industries needed to produce ‘powerful’ storylines which would captivate people to anticipate for more. She said that was the only way by which the local movie industry could take back its place in the country.
She encouraged movie-makers in Ghana to keep doing their best regardless of the low patronage.
She added that people would still patronize the locally-produced movies because some people still believed in the growth of the local movie industry.
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