In a recent chat with City People, Toyin Abraham’s ex husband Niyi Johnson breaks silence on the issue of dichotomy in the fast growing movie industry.
Here is what the actor who said his breakthrough started in the Yoruba sector of Nollywood told CP:
“I am not a Yoruba actor. I am a Nollywood actor. I was never a Yoruba actor. I have never been a Yoruba actor. I have been a Nollywood actor.
I do English films. I do soap operas. I do feature films. I do a Yoruba films also. So, why tag me a Yoruba Actor? You see me in English films.
I can mention 10 of my movies that have gone to the cinemas so why call me a Yoruba actor. I am a Nollywood actor. An African actor as a matter of facts.
“He now told me I would becoming to work for him soon. I said No. I am not ooo. I was scared of Yoruba movies then.
They said they used to die. He said you will do it and you will not die. That was when I did Agbere, in 2011.
I was on set with Yomi Fash Lanso and Mosun Filani. From then till now I have been moving from set to set. I thank God for that.
My breakthroughs started coming in Yoruba.”