New Breed Of Actors Are Yahoo Boys And Prostitutes Says Veteran Actor Yemi Solade
Veteran Nollywood actor and filmmaker Yemi Solade have a lot to say about the Nigerian movie industry and the new breed of actors.
Speaking with The Tribune in a recent chat, the veteran also accused producers and director of infiltrating the space with “a class of clowns, yahoo boys and prostitutes”.
“The Nollywood is not there right now. The Nollywood you see now is all-encompassing. It’s like an uncompleted building that is not guarded and what you meet there would amaze you. It has become an all-comers affair, anybody can stroll in and act. All the Yahoo boy are now there, all the prostitutes that you can imagine are there.
People cannot even differentiate between the core professionals and these class of clowns who have infiltrated the association, but they didn’t just fly in, some people whom you refer to as core professionals brought them in.”
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“It’s just so porous that anybody can become an actor, the entry point is so porous and annoying. It’s a profession and it must be handled and treated as one. I am not really pleased with the state of the industry. It’s a professional body. We must portray ourselves as one that has mastered the art and craft of the profession.”. He said.
Yemi Solade is a Nigerian actor, filmmaker and also a director. The actor recently clocked 60.
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