- Yemi Solade, a 60-year-old actor, has said that the Nollywood industry is not the way it should be as it has been filled with all sorts
- The actor pointed out that Yahoo Yahoo boys and people of loose moral character now called themselves pros in the industry
- Yemi said that he is very much displeased with the state of affairs in the industry presently
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Famous Nollywood actor, Yemi Solade, has dropped a big statement that may put the whole industry at unease for days to come.
In his interview with The Nigerian Tribune, the 60-year-old actor said that the Nigerian movie industry is not really at a place it ought to be.
That was not it all, he dropped a bombshell when he said that the whole industry is filled with yahoo boys and adult entertainers, saying that the industry is un-guarded that anybody can come into it as they please.
He said that with all manner of people in the industry, it very difficult for anyone to separate the wheat from the chaffs as he said the so-called professional caused the whole mess.
“…It has become an all comers affair, anybody can stroll in and act. All the Yahoo boy are now there, all the prostitutes that you can imagine are there.
"People cannot even differentiate between the core professionals and these class of clowns who have infiltrated the association, but they didn’t just fly in, some people whom you refer to as core professionals brought them in,” he said.
Actor Yemi added that with the way the industry, anybody can just say that they want to become an actor any day, saying he does not like the way the situation is at all.
“It’s just so porous that anybody can become an actor, the entry point is so porous and annoying. It’s a profession and it must be handled and treated as one.
“I am not really pleased with the state of the industry. It’s a professional body and we must portray ourselves as one that has mastered the art and craft of the profession,” he said.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Omoruyi, the son of late veteran Nollywood actor, Sam Loco Efe, has remembered his dad nine years after his death in a very emotional way.
He gave details about the emotional downturn of his father on him. In a tweet he made on Friday, August 7, he said that his death happened just when he was sitting for exams in school.
Omoruyi added that his demise hit him very hard when it happed in 2011. Attached to the man's post on the micro-messaging platform was the obituary poster of the late legend.
He tweeted: "Around this time in 2011, I was just starting my bar finals exams when news of your death hit me. 9 years gone! 9 years remembered! Rest on erhamwen!"
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