- The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has announced that no movie shoot will be allowed on Sundays
- Its national president, Emeka Rollas-Ejezie, emphasised the need for movie industry professionals to take relaxation days from all the stress
- The announcement on the president's social media account gathered massive reactions, with many showing appreciation for his brilliant mandate
- Emake Rollas spoke to Legit.ng on the coverage of the Actors Guild of Nigeria and penalties for this new law
The national president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Chief Emeka Rollas-Ejezie, announced that all Nollywood practitioners must observe a weekly rest day every Sunday.
This implies that everyone, including actors, producers, directors, and cameramen, would have to cease work every Sunday.
According to a statement published on the president's social media account, Sunday is a day of rest for all actors in Nigeria.
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AGN president's post sparks reaction online
Netizens and industry professionals appreciated him.
See their comments below:
"Nice one, it's a brain work and the brain needs to rest."
"Best decision ever ❤️."
"Good job presido. About time we took our health seriously."
"LOUDER!!!! LOUDER FOR THOSE AT THE BACK!!!!!!!"
"Producers should take note."
"Health is wealth."
"Make sure you trained your colleagues with first aid. At least have someone during filming who is a trained first aid it can safe life. That’s my advice."
"From an actor's point of view FAB but from actor producer's point of view.."
"No be for Lagos actors especially Yoruba film."
"Lagos people go gree hear this one for me eee I Gerrit sir. It's necessary for actors to rest.. thank you for this initiative."
Offending Nollywood actors will be suspended - AGN president
In an exclusive chat with Legit.ng, Emeka Rollas, president of AGN, explained further the effect of the new law in Nigeria's 36 states and the consequences of breaking it.
"We are present in 34 states of Nigeria. Affiliated globally with the International Federation of Actors FIA with strong ties with the Screen Actors Guild of America SAGAFTRA and British Equity.
"Our laws do not segregate in terms of tribe. We are working to protect our members.We do not have the right to set punitive measures for producers but rather for our members.
"Erring Actors will be suspended with a fine to be determined by the state chapter where the actor defaulted."
AGN president debunks rumours around Don Brymo's death
The president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Emeka Rollas, clarified rumours that movie star Don Brymo slumped and died at a movie location.
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Many fans and loved ones were shocked to learn of the passing of legendary actor Don Brymo in the early hours of Wednesday, June 14.
However, in response, AGN President Emeka Rollas issued a statement debunking the report.