‘Nollywood Has Now Become A Hub Of Yahoo Boys And Prostitutes’ – Actor, Yemi Solade Says
Nollywood actor, Yemi Solade has placed his two cents on the current state of the Nigerian movie industry specifically pertaining to the on-screen personalities.
Yemi Solade said in an interview with Nigerian Tribune that Nollywood has now become a hub for prostitutes and yahoo boys.
According to the talented thespian, Nollywood has become very porous for anybody at all to enter and standards have fallen making it difficult to even differentiate professionals from others.
“The Nollywood is not there right now. The Nolllywood you see now is all encompassing. It’s like an uncompleted building that is not guarded and what you meet there would amaze you. It has become an all comers affair, anybody can stroll in and act. All the Yahoo boy are now there, all the prostitutes that you can imagine are there.
People cannot even differentiate between the core professionals and these class of clowns who have infiltrated the association, but they didn’t just fly in, some people whom you refer to as core professionals brought them in.
It’s just so porous that anybody can become an actor, the entry point is so porous and annoying. It’s a profession and it must be handled and treated as one. I am not really pleased with the state of the industry. It’s a professional body and we must portray ourselves as one that has mastered the art and craft of the profession.”.