“Genevieve Nnaji Is Proud, She Has Insulted Nollywood” Movie Director Mac Collins Chidebe
July 3rd, 2014 – “Genevieve Nnaji Is Proud, She Has Insulted Nollywood, We Made Her A Star” Movie Director Mac Collins Chidebe
This past weekend, Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji granted her first 2014 interview with PunchNG where she talked at length on why she hasn’t featured in any movie in recent times.
In the media chat, hear what the single mother of one said;
“I guess I haven’t found the right script yet. Creativity and depth are the qualities that I look out for in a script. In the beginning, the movie industry emphasized quantity but things are changing and there is an improvement in trend. I am among the people who advocate for the improvement of the industry. So said, I am constantly watching out for the kind of stories I take part in. I am in support of movies that show a great deal of professionalism and creativity. Having practised my art in international and professionally produced stories like ‘Ije’; ‘Mirror boy;’ and ‘Tango with me’, I don’t think I can return to the blandness and mediocrity that characterised Nollywood in the past”
Genevieve Nnaji seems to have upset Nollywood movie director Mac Collins Chidebe who claimed the actress has insulted the movie industry that brought her fame.
“Genevieve has just insulted the industry that made her who she is today and what effort has she made to help improve Nollywood? Those days in Enugu when Genevieve was growing in Nollywood, our movies were not rubbish; she has grown now, made money, fame, popularity e.t.c, how much has she invested in this Industry that made her?
All the while she was busy waiting for Titanic scripts, Nollywood was trying their best to keep the flag flying waiting for her to come back and take the industry to the next level.
Artistes should stop biting the fingers that fed them. We are watching and waiting for them to bring down heaven. We made them stars; we are waiting for them to come back and take the industry to the next level. Instead of blasting Nollywood, come and improve Nollywood.” Chidebe said in press statement he sent out to the media.