This is the highest honor for any actor in the world, why is Nollywood not doing so?
British Oscar winning actress Kate Winslet was awarded a star on the iconic Hollywood Walk Of Fame in Los Angeles on Monday March 17. Like many others from the music and film industry, she was extremely excited and proud of all her achievements and thanked her fans for all their immense support.
That gesture got me thinking, isn't Nigeria suppose to have something like this where their top and/or veteran entertainers are honoured with their names scribbled on the floor in the heart of the nation for generations to come?
I realized only few stars get the chance to shake hands or dine with the President at Aso Rock in Abuja once in awhile and get some kind of recognition. But will the next generation even know their hands touched the president's because of their talents?
It's a big shame to know that Nollywood stands third largest film industry in the world and most young people don’t even recognize their stars on the streets or clubs when they meet. Some don’t even give the older stars the respect they truly deserve just because no one reminded them those people used to be big years ago.
If the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) can't do the honours can't the government do something? Instead of promising $200 million to the film industry, why not also get a nation-wide Nollywood Walk of Fame to honour Nigerian Entertainers for their hard work? Or haven’t they worked hard enough to deserve such honours?
What do you guys think, am I making some sense here?