Nobert Young: ‘There’s No Nollywood But Igbowood’

Nobert Young: ‘There’s No Nollywood But Igbowood’

Veteran Nigerian actor, Norbert Young has recently expressed his feelings for Nigeria’s movie industry, saying there’s no Nollywood but rather ‘Igbowood‘.

Nobert Young revealed this in an interview, saying the industry has become stereotypical with the same faces doing the same things over and over again.

‘You say you have actors and celebrities, how many actors can you count? The same three or four people in every movie, the same three or four girls in every movie. The same story about love or hatred or betrayal or this and that. Is that an industry? Industry of just four people and one tribe. I have said somewhere that it should be called Igbowood just like you have Yorubawood and Hausawood. It is not Nollywood if Nollywood represents Nigeria’, Young said.

Young is 53 years old and hails from Delta State. He graduated from the University of Benin, Nigeria and studied Theater arts. He is one of Nigeria’s most experienced and professional actors ever.


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