Nkem Owoh Osuofia Blasts Jonathan, Says Nollywood Grant, Intervention Fund Is A Fraud

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April 30, 2016 – Nkem Owoh Osuofia Says GEJ Nollywood Intervention Fund Is A Scam, Actor Highlights Challenges Facing Industry

Excerpts From Osuofia’s recent interview with Flora Onwudike

Interviewer: What is most challenging in Nollywood?

Osuofia: There are a lot of challenges, there is lack of an enabling environment, political situation, the economy generally, personal finance, and government has not made any policy to finance us or even protect our finance or come up with common policy to protect us generally. Piracy, plagiarism and more are allowed to fester.

Interviewer: We learnt that some people pay producers money to feature in movies. Do you agree?

Osuofia: That is one of the challenges. That is why I said we need an enabling environment and perfection. So, if you’re perceived as somebody who is trying to be on the screen by all means, a lot of people are going to use you. But if the government has a policy, we will structure according to the policy the government provided.

As stakeholders, we should be involved in the policy because we know where the shoe pinches. So, there are a lot of challenges, but if government should give us that enabling environment, I believe we can make it.

Interviewer: The former President, Goodluck Jonathan, gave out some intervention funds for the industry, what happened to the money?

Osuofia: It was announced that the money was given to the industry. This is a personal opinion, even if the funds were given to the industry, was that the right thing to do to protect the industry? No, you have to lay down a foundation and help us to build the structure first. If we don’t have a structure and you bring that money, you are going to cause chaos.

This, I think, had caused a lot of damage already. So, I don’t think bringing out that money and then saying ‘it’s for the industry’ makes sense. Who are the ‘industry’? How are you protecting the industry? Where are the technologies? What are the guidelines from the government that protect this industry?

We want enabling environment, we are not requesting money from the government; nobody has the easy access to bring in technology from outside. I am sure if somebody from outside this country wants to go and make arrangement from abroad for somebody to come in here with technology, he or she is going to go through a lot of hiccups. Minimise some of these things for us then we can forge ahead, we can really feed this country I believe.

11 thoughts on “Nkem Owoh Osuofia Blasts Jonathan, Says Nollywood Grant, Intervention Fund Is A Fraud

    • JONATHAN IS A CRIMINAL AND OSOFIA IS A NOISE MAKER!!! BECAUSE JANATHAN IS NO LONGER IN POWER THAT IS WHY YOU ARE SAYING ALL THESE JAGONS TO PLEASE BUHARI…. I HATE THIS MAN’S MOVIE…. ONE MAN WOULD MAKE NOISE IN A FULLL MOVIE TALKING, TAKLING AND TAKLING… THAT IS WHY I DON’T LIKE HIM HE TAKLS TOOOOO MUCH… IT’S THE SAME NOISE YOU ARE MAKING. GO HOME AND SLEEP.

  1. KEEP BLAMING HERO JONATHA, INSTEAD THINKING HOW TO SOLVE D PROBLEM IN UR HOME-TOWN ENUGU . NA JONATHAN STILL CAUSE THAT ONE ? HAUSA-MAN NO DEY LAUGH . LET EMEKA IKE GO AND LOOK 4 CONNECTIONS LIKE IBINABO FIBERESIMA .SOME OF UR BETRAYING LIFE STYLE THAT IS WHY E GO HARD IGBO TO ENTER THERE .SO U ARE MISSING JONATHAN NOW ?.WHY WOULD U PEOPLE NOT LEAVE THESE IJAW SONS AND DAUGHTERS ALONE ?AFTER U SAY WE ARE ONE – ONE INDEED ! U ARE JUST LOOKING 4 NIGER -DELTANS TO HELP U , THEN LATER U ,LL SHOW UR UNGREATFULNESS . WE KNOW ALL UR TRICKS .WE ARE STILL WATCHING .

  2. Jonathan even tried by recognizing the Industry at the tail end of his tenure, this fulani herdsman on the throne you called your president whose brothers are now busy killing innocent Nigherians everywhere and he chose to remain mute CANNOT even look at Nollywood twice not to talk of creating an enabling environment for them.

    My strolling must continue…

  3. Osuofia, y don’t u concentrate in doing your own quota. Government this, government Dt. They av nt even finish the obe they are chewing. You are a good role interpreter, no douth. God bless u.

  4. Look egberi mama or whatever what is in Osofias interview that warrant all these vituperations against ndi Igbo? Please don’t allow your prejudice against the Igbo to consume you. You never loved Jonathan more than an ordinary Igbo man.

  5. Nice one from Osuofia….I really appreciate people that says it the it is….Nigeria still has a long way to go.

  6. Nice one 4rm nkem owoh
    4rm all indication he is not blaming jonathan in any way..
    he is just aering his opinion on hw things could be brought in order in nollywood.
    We like like twisting any single thing d other way round just 2 bring in hatred, commotion and fight
    Rubbish!….

  7. Talk talk man, why didn’t you say all these when GEJ is still on seat? So he could do it they it would have been better in the industry

  8. LOOK OKE JOE OR WHATEVER ,RESERVE UR GRAMMER AND LEARN TO LOVE URSELVES FIRST AS NDI IGBOS. IF U REALLY KNOW D TRUE MEANING OF PREJUDICE , U,LL VISIT ROCHAS O AND HIS COHORTS ,INLUDING UR ELDERS WHO ARE 90% BEHIND NNAMDI KANU,S DETENTION . I HOPE U KNOW THAT ONLY D INDI IGBOS CONSUMES THEMSELVES BY THEMSELVES ?LOVE URSELVES FIRST AND EVERY OTHER THING SHALL BE ADDED UNTO YOU .

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