Nollywood actor Nkem Owoh, also known as Osuofia, has claimed that the stories in Nigerian films are superior to those in Hollywood and Bollywood. In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu, Osuofia said that Nigerian movies show what life is like in the country and how people live.
The movie legend disagreed with the idea that Nollywood’s movies aren’t as good as those made in countries like the United States and India. He noted that Nigerian film producers merely utilize technology imported from these countries.
“The storyline we take is better than any story from any woods, we don’t have the technology, but we have the story.
“We are a third-world country coming up, and people should give us kudos for the level we have attained.
“I believe, with the stories and creativity among us, if we get the needed technology, we will go places.”
The veteran artiste stated that with the available technology in place, Nollywood has been on a high pedestal for improvement.
Osuofia, who rated Nollywood high, said, “If you check the time and how we started, you give kudos because we are making tremendous progress in the industry.
“With the kind of technology we have now, I believe Nollywood has a very far distance to go positively.”
Advising up-and-coming actors, Osuofia called for persistence, stressing they should follow their progress gradually.
“If it is not your calling, move away,” Owoh added.