Comedian AY gives more unbelievable details about Nollywood, confirms Kevin Ikeduba's message

Comedian AY gives more unbelievable details about Nollywood, confirms Kevin Ikeduba's message

- Nigerian comedian and actor, Ayo Makun better known as AY, recently blasted the Nigerian film industry

- According to him, entertainers in Nollywood have no love for themselves as rivalry is the order of the day

- This is coming shortly after actor, Kevin Ikeduba, revealed that the industry has the most fake set of people

The Nigerian entertainment industry has been trailed by several rumours of not being supportive of one another despite showcasing fake love on social media.

Recently, there was news of ailing Nollywood actor, Victor Olaotan, who is at risk of losing his two legs due to an accident he was involved in two years ago. His plight was publicised on the internet by some well-meaning Nigerians.

Perhaps for this reason some people in the industry have been moved to speak up on how actors do not love and support each other.

Popular comedian, Ayo ‘AY’ Makun, took to his Instagram handle to reveal what he has discovered about Nollywood since his short time in the industry.

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According to him, being fake and hidden rivalry has become the order of the day. He wrote:

“As a growing actor and a movie producer, NOLLYWOOD has exposed me to both the good, the bad and ugly.Barely few years in the industry, i have experienced all sorts from the stables of the high and mighty self entitled 'stakeholders', to the very insecured individuals whose only claim to fame is an old testament fact of "We started this industry".The above post by @kevinikeduba, has given me the courage to further introduce you to our Nollywood.

"So welcome to an industry where rivalry and fakeness is fast becoming a legacy designed for posterity. Welcome to a backstabbing community where some pretend to love you in the open and condemn all your determination and efforts to succeed when you are not there. Welcome to an industry where enmity reigns supreme... Eg "If you are using her in the movie, then i can't be on it", or "i can't be in your film and not play the lead role".

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"Welcome to an industry where some actors have more visible roles on Instagram and Red Carpets. Welcome to an industry where some would maintain a position that would make you keep to yourself rather than ask for a selfie. Welcome to an industry where some cannot use their platforms to help another colleague to promote his or her work(including the ones they are contracted for).

"Welcome to an industry where most families mainly depend on public support when one of our own falls sick. Welcome to an industry where some engages themselves daily on WhatsApp groups chatting about how others have no business making movies (even when they break their own records back to back).

"Moving the industry forward goes beyond seeking for the downfall of others, or basking in the euphoria of an old glory that has been taken over by trend and time."

He further explained that things can be better if they help one another.

"Above all, i still see Nollywood as a special place; a place filled with creative geniuses.Working together and supporting ourselves can only make greater arts happen to the diverse audiences we all set out to entertain.But at the end of each plastic characters that comes with movie productions, let's find a way to share our real side. It’ll either scare away every fake person in our life or it will inspire them to finally let go of that mirage called "perfection"," he said.

AY's lengthy post came shortly after another Nollywood actor, Kevin Ikeduba, posted a video where he blasted the fake practices in the industry.

Hopefully after this call out, things would change for the better in the industry.

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