- A young Nigerian lady, Olajumoke, has taken to social media to call out the film industry, Nollywood
- Olajumoke said that Nollywood keeps casting veteran actress, Faithia Balogun, for roles 23-year-olds could play
- The Twitter user then said that the industry does not have space for young ones and that if a young person is playing an important role, he or she is probably the producer
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The Nigerian film industry, Nollywood, is no doubt a home to a number of talents as many people have found themselves and become a household name as a result of being a part of it.
However, many fans have accused the film industry of not being diverse and some actors of being given stereotypical roles and not branching out to try something different.
Just recently, a young lady took to social media via her Twitter page to berate the Nollywood film industry.
The lady identified as Olajumoke said that the industry does not favour young people. To buttress her point, she said that a veteran actress like Faithia Balogun, is still being casted for roles meant for a 23-year-old.
Tweeting further, Olajumoke said that if a young person ever gets casted for a major role, he or she is probably the movie producer.
She wrote: “Nollywood is still casting Fathia Balogun for roles 23 years olds should easily play.
If you see a 20-24 years old playing an important role, then he/she is the producer.
An industry with no space for youngins.”
See her tweet below:
Explaining in a subsequent tweet, Olajumoke said that the same thing happened in Hollywood with Amanda Bynes whose career was affected because she did not stop playing teenager roles and her career did not grow.
See the tweet below:
Just recently, Legit.ng reported that one of the top actresses in the country, Funke Akindele, was called out by one of her former staff.
The young lady identified as Cassandra Owolabi aka Khassie, accused the actress of being verbally and physically abusive to her members of staff.
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