Ever wondered why you are yet to see new movies of Genevieve Nnaji and Omotola Jalade on your screen? Well, producer and director of Mirror Boy and Last Flight to Abuja Obi Emelonye has opened up to say that the actresses are victims of their own success as few opportunities have come thier way recently.
In an exclusive chat with TheNollywoodReporter, Emelonye said:
“Genevieve and Omotola are the two biggest actresses we have in Nollywood, they cannot afford to charge less than their status and that is where the problem comes in. Their charges are probably above what the industry can afford. Their charges are like half of the entire production budget so which producer can afford that?”
On what they can do:
“What they can do now as it is with other big stars all over the world, is that they should begin to fund their own productions and act in them, they can act whatever role will enhance their brand, they need to start a production company now, and push themselves because they need to remain relevant and must not be seen as jobless. If corporate bodies perceive them as jobless they won’t want to do business with them, they might even price them cheap.”