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Ego Boyo Veteran calls out Nollywood for lack of originality

In series of tweets, Ego Boyo implies that some Nigerian filmmakers focus more on technology than quality storytelling.

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Ego Boyo queries sponsorship of Hollywood movie premieres in Nigeria play

Actress and filmmaker, Ego Boyo is yet to understand why Nigerian banks will choose to spend huge funds on premiere of Hollywood movies in Nigeria.


In recent years, the Nigerian film industry rarely gets criticized for cinematography.

The use of technology in films is evidently way better than it was in the 90s and early 2000s.

In series of tweets, Nollywood veteran Ego Boyo, who is popular for classics like "Violated," "Keeping Faith" and "Checkmate," called out Nollywood for its lack of originality.

Ego Boyo and Joke Silva on set of Mildred Okow's TV series play Ego Boyo and Joke Silva in Mildred Okwo's TV series, "Bankers NGR" (Instagram/Glazden)


According to the filmmaker, she misses the old days when the industry was rich in content and originality.




Boyo isn't the only filmmaker who is bothered about the focus on picture quality than storytelling.

Award winning filmmaker, Tope Oshin, spoke about the trend during an interview with Pulse Nigeria in 2016.

According to her, there has been a slight departure from the core of filmmaking in Nollywood.

"I have seen that of late there’s a little bit much concentration on picture quality, and less concentration on the story itself,"  she said.

play A Hotel Called Memory is produced by Ego Boyo (Twitter/Ego Boyo)


Ego Boyo's upcoming production "A Hotel Called Memory" recently won the Audience Award at the 2017 Black Star Film Festival.

The veteran will be seen next in the Audrey Silva TV series, "Bankers NGR," which stars her alongside Joke Silva, Rita Dominic, Ayoola, Segun Arinze among others.

A release date hasn't been announced for "A Hotel Called Memory," which is directed by the Africa Magic Viewers Choice award winner, Akin Omotoso.

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