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British Nigerian Actor John Boyega To Produce N8Billion Nollywood Movie, Calls It Low Budget

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By Premium Times

British-Nigerian actor, John Boyega, has hinted that he is ready to invest in Nollywood by shooting a low budget Nigerian movie with about $20-$25million (N8 billion).

Boyega, best known for his role as Finn in the Star Wars sequel trilogy revealed this on the CNBC show in Lagos on Wednesday.

We’re developing a few Nigerian stories and choosing one which makes sense budget-wise. We’re probably looking at an indie budget of $20-$25 million dollars.”

“I’m very interested in original Nigerian stories. I grew up on Nollywood. The first Nollywood film I ever watched was Blood Sisters with Genevieve Nnaji,” he said.

Twenty-five million dollars may seem like a ‘low budget’ compared to his latest flick Pacific Rim that has a budget of $150 million. But in Nollywood where budgets are a tiny fraction of that, an eight billion Naira movie is no doubt a record breaker.

The talented thespian that recently held talks with Marvel bosses about a potential role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe added that the funds he hopes to inject into the project is an opportunity to tell Nigerian stories in a professional way.

It’s a chance for me to develop these stories, merge Hollywood with Nollywood, to bring the genuine and most important stories to light but captured in a very important and professional way,” Boyega added.

The actor is currently on a media tour to promote his latest Hollywood film, Pacific Rim Uprising, and he’s made a stopover in Nigeria .

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Lola fadipe

    April 5, 2018 at 4:10 AM

    stop boasting do u even have up to 5 million in ur account
    like father like son

    • Paddy Yayo

      April 5, 2018 at 7:05 PM

      Na wa oh…. jealousy, envy and hatred…. What brought the father into this? He does not need $20 to $25 million to his name to be able to shoot a movie. He called it a budget and there are always readily available investors if they believe in your story line and concept.

  2. Mon

    April 5, 2018 at 5:51 AM

    He has started his marketing strategy before shooting it..he knows Nigeria love expensive things,regardless of the quality,especially when abroad is involve,now,all the nollywooders will be loyal to him…

    • Keep it real

      April 5, 2018 at 4:43 PM

      @mon good point here….naija loves expensive and abroad connection stuff. even when the quality is poor.

    • fifelomo

      April 5, 2018 at 9:23 PM

      @Mon, ????????????

  3. Paddy Yayo

    April 5, 2018 at 7:12 PM

    @ Lola Fadipe – Na wa oh…. jealousy, envy and hatred…. What brought the father into this? He does not need $20 to $25 million to his name to be able to shoot a movie. He called it a budget and there are always readily available investors if they believe in your story line and concept.

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