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Sola Fosudo: Nollywood Yoruba Actor Turned LASU Lecturer Reveals Why He Quit Acting

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August 14, 2016 – Sola Fosudo: Nollywood Yoruba Actor Cum LASU Lecturer Blasts New Nollywood Producers

See excerpts from Veteran Nollywood Yoruba actor cum Lagos State University Senior lecturer’s recent chat with Saturday Beats.

“I don’t watch Nollywood movies anymore because most of them are re-packaged stories. Sometimes, they see an interesting foreign movie and they try to localise it but in the process, they bastardise the whole thing. You will find out that most of the stories are not original.”

“If people who are not trained in a particular trade populate the trade, there would be development problem. But if they come as supporting personnel and allow the trained people take the centre stage, then development and growth would be integrated.

For instance, in the banking industry, most of the people there studied related courses that would make them function properly in their duties. If there are other people coming, like those who studied Geography, Yoruba, etc, they would not allow them to fill some positions.

They would come in as supporting personnel and begin to get in-house training which would eventually make them masters of their craft if they want to remain in the industry.

“But here, you find some people come in overnight and they became star actors, some of them would become directors and producers within 6 months. The quality of what they bring out would be questionable.

If you get adequate training, you would understand what you are doing because you have studied it in theory so when you apply it, it would be done based on knowledge not on intuition or penchant. There is a difference between trained actors and the untrained ones”



  1. Danti

    August 14, 2016 at 8:15 PM

    So the foreign films you’re are watching are original stories abi?

  2. fifelomo

    August 14, 2016 at 10:02 PM

    Oga leave matter for Mathias. So how many oyinbos they watch nollywood movies? Be proud of what you have.

  3. sola olaniyi

    August 15, 2016 at 9:59 AM

    he should be proud of his own abeg

  4. person

    August 15, 2016 at 1:16 PM

    No mind am

  5. Maryf

    August 16, 2016 at 3:01 AM

    He has made money that’s just the reason

  6. Tendy

    August 17, 2016 at 12:27 PM

    In everything said there’s a symptom of truth, most actors and directors in nollywood are untrained nd feel too big to learn from d trained ones and that’s y they take just a week to produce a movie that everyone knows or can predict d end from the beginning. Buh we still gotta be proud of what we have, and that shouldn’t be d reason y u op_out at least u should stay in and help them out if u think u know very well. U could still be a lecturer and help out in some way.

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