"The Hollywood has done very good for themselves. I'm trying to build that here."
The world premiere of Genevieve Nnaji's movie "Road to Yesterday," held at the closing night of the 2015 African International Film Festival.
During a press conference for the movie, the actress spoke on Nollywood movies making it to the Oscars.
According to the actress, the Academy Awards isn't her benchmark.
"The Oscars is not my benchmark," the actress said. "The Hollywood has done very good for themselves. I'm trying to build that here."
"I'm trying to build an industry that can stand by itself. Award ourselves, credit ourselves, and appreciate ourselves.
I hope they realize that there's an industry worth recognizing. We need to accept us first."
Adding to the what the actress said, her co-star Erhuerho said; "I want the industry to be a force to be reckoned with."
'Road to Yesterday' stars Nigerian-British actor, Oris Erhuerho as ‘Izu’ the burly husband and father, and Genevieve Nnaji as ‘Victoria’ the conflicted wife and mother.
Set in Lagos Nigeria, Road to Yesterday is an epic love story, about a couple desperate to mend its marriage on a road trip to a relative’s funeral.
However when memories and secrets from the past are revealed, a lot more is at stake than their relationship.
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'Road to Yesterday' is produced by Nnaji alongside Chinny Onwugbenu and Chichi Nwoko.
Directed by Ishaya Bako, Story is by Genevieve Nnaji, who also serves as executive producer alongside Chinny Onwugbenu.