Grace Amah Actress says there's a lot of desperation in New Nollywood

Grace Amah also spoke about the lack of respect for seniors in the Nigerian film industry, Nollywood.

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In an interview with Broadway Africa, Nollywood actress Grace Amah, spoke on the difference between the New and Old Nollywood.

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According to the "Elastic Limit" actress, while Nollywood has improved with their storytelling and production quality, there is currently a lot of desperation and nonchalant behaviour.

"I don't want to use the word 'old and new,' but Nollywood back then, I would say there's a whole lot of difference," she said.

"There was this professionalism. There was this love. There was this care, you could look out for one another. But New Nollywood? I'm sorry to say but there is a lot of desperation. There is a lot of wanting to outshine others, which is not a bad thing."

"There is this nonchalant [behaviour], not taking the profession as what it should be, not respecting your seniors.Just because we find ourselves on a particular set then it looks like everyone is the same, or we are mates.

"But, there's a lot of improvement in terms of scripting, in terms of production, in terms of camera quality, and in terms of story."

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Annie Idibia, Grace Amah, Mercy Aigbe-Gentry, Padita Agu on set

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In the interview, the actress also spoke on her return to Nollywood after years of absence.

Grace Amah made her acting debut as a 13year old character in the movie "Chains."  The actress who took a break from acting, made a return to the movie industry in 2014.

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