- How 8 Top Nollywood Actors Were Served 2-Year Ban From Nollywood For Over-charging Producers
- Meet Popular Nigerian Actors Banned From Nollywood In 2004 For Charging Movie Producers High Fees
- How Omotola Jalade, Genevieve Nnaji, Ramsey Nouah Bounced Back
Omotola Jalade today took to the memory lane to lament how she was handed 2 year ban from Nollywood and how she pulled through.
The actress said this while encouraging her fans that no matter what life throws at them, they can still succeed.
Though Omotola made it seems as if she was persecuted, we can authoritatively tell you that that’s not the case.
Back on 2004 when Nollywood experienced a bit of boom, 8 top actors aka G8 who because of their experience charged movie producers huge fees were dragged to court and at the end of the case, they were served ban to pave ways for upcoming actors.
The actors who got banned from the movie industry in September 2004 include Emeka Ike, Jim Iyke, Omotola, Ramsey Nouah, Nkem Owoh, Genevieve Nnaji, Stella Damasus and Ramsey Nouah.
Richard Mofe Damijo RMD
After their ban, actors like Desmond Elliot, Mike Ezuruonye, Mercy Johnson had ample opportunity to thrive and become household names.
Though many of these G8actors are still very relevant today, the ban we learnt shook the industry.
However on the positive side, it gave birth to a new industry that gave actress like Mercy Johnson, Funke Akindele and others upper hand.
It was during the ban that some of the G8 actors ventured into the music industry and failed woefully.
Normalcy returned in 2006 when the ban was lifted while those who have “extremely long legs” came out of the ban early.