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Lilian Bach: Why Nollywood Producers Stopped Hiring Superstars


Lilian Bach: Why Nollywood Producers Stopped Hiring Superstars

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July 24, 2016 – Lilian Bach: Why Nollywood Producers Stopped Hiring Superstars

Popular Nollywood actress cum movie producer Lilian Bach revealed to Saturday Beats that she quit acting and movie production because of piracy.

Miss Bach said she practically fled Nollywood when the piracy scourged bit harder.

She blamed her exit from Nollywood on the bitter experience she had as a producer.

“I purposely took a break from doing movies. I became a producer and I wanted to be doing my own movies but piracy couldn’t allow me. In Nollywood, experience is actually the best teacher; nobody really tells you the truth. You have to go through the experience to find out what others are suffering from. We cannot continue to ignore the fact that piracy has been trying to bring the industry down. That was why I took a break. I couldn’t continue producing movies without recouping my money. It is not a good thing,” she said.

She said the scourge also affected a lot of big actresses who are no longer featured in movies.

“You don’t even see the super stars in movies anymore because producers now try to cut cost because they are not guaranteed that they would get their money back. By the time you pay the stars and settle other bills in making the movie, you wouldn’t know what would come back to you as your returns. When you release the movie on DVD or even before you do that, it is already pirated.

“We need a lasting solution to this problem, otherwise there will no longer be Nollywood because we are really going down. We are hoping the new government will have the time and come out with a stricter punishment to those who do the act,” she said.



  1. C002B23FA

    July 24, 2016 at 6:52 AM


  2. Maryf

    July 24, 2016 at 9:09 AM

    Too bad. Piracy seems like it would never end. Sorry dear

  3. sola olaniyi

    July 24, 2016 at 9:42 AM

    she should only speak for herself abeg…Movie producers are still featuring other superstars in the industry

  4. Merit Brown

    July 24, 2016 at 2:49 PM


  5. D Hunter

    July 24, 2016 at 4:46 PM

    Every endeavours has its own vice in this country.
    *Nollywood has Pirates.
    *Farmers has fulani herdsmen.
    *The Church has fake pastors.
    *The police force has bribery.
    *CBN has forgery, embezzlement.
    *Marriage has domestic voilence.
    *NEPA has vandals.
    *NaijaGists has some bunch of atangonistic commentators.
    ***Nigeria WOW! Has bad govt, clueless jehadi fulani herdsman as president, power failure, failed system, unemployment, robbery, kidnappings, rituals, fraud, impersonation, religious intolerance, islamic brutality, human trafficking, bribery & corruption, terrorism, communial clashes, corrupt politicians, quack doctors, falsification of results and credentials, prostitution, devaluation of Naira, etc…

    May God help us in this country.

    My strolling cont…

    • Bimbs

      July 25, 2016 at 1:23 PM

      Good summary there, The Hunter.

  6. fifelomo

    July 24, 2016 at 7:42 PM

    Piracy! piracy!! piracy!!! Pricay is killing our producers.

  7. Tony adams

    July 25, 2016 at 1:04 AM

    piracy can be uprooted if vital measures is taking from the root cause. If none pirated movies is highly digital clear,then it will be difficult for the criminals to pirate that particular flicks.Most of the pirated movies in DVD plate are very poor in quality compare to the original

  8. Princess Lanre

    July 26, 2016 at 9:43 AM

    @D Hunter, you are very very correct my brother, may God help us,bless our Country Nigeria,touch and heal our Economy IJN.

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