Nollywood’s biggest stars Genevieve Nnaji and Omotola Jalade Ekeinde are currently not getting jobs in the industry? Well that’s if we are to believe Nollywood producer and director Obi Emelonye who said they are not exactly getting roles in Nollywood these days….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?”
Continuing, he said, “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, and they might even price them cheap.”
This development is not due to the fault of the Actresses, rather they have become victims of their own success stories.
It would be recalled that the two Acts have not been frequent in movies and the last one Genevieve did, Dr. Bello was a flop at the box office. Also, Omotola has not done any major film in recent times, her last major movie was Last Flight to Abuja which was directed by Obi Emelonye, about two years ago.
Omotola Jalade was however named one of the most influential people in the world by Time Magazine, a mention that made her the most talked about celebrity from Nollywood.
I think his right, compare Genny, Omosexy and Mercy Johnson, you’ll see Mercy Johnson keeps getting movie roles and as a matter fact, she has featured in so many and currently on set since she put to bed. They are truly victims of their own success and trust Naija, once the bring their fees down, they’ll start saying they are broke.