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Saturday, February 01, 2014

Producer Obi Emelonye talks about why Omotola and Genevieve aren't getting movie roles.

Obi Emelonye is a movie producer in Nollywood. He has produced some of the best Nollywood movies and have featured Genevieve Nnaji and Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde in his movies. Omotola was the lead actress in his movie "Last flight to Abuja" and Genevieve Nnaji was the lead actress in "Mirror boy".

He revealed in an interview with thenollywoodreporter.com why he thinks the high fees the two Nollywood divas charge might make them jobless. Read his words below.....
 
"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?"
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."

2 comments:

  1. Havent seen them both recently in movies...how much do they charge actually will be interesting to know

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    1. About 5mil per movie @ Eby

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