There is no love in Nollywood- Veteran actor, Remy Ohajianya cries out
By Rita Chioma.
Remy Ohajianya, who is the former Executive Chairman, Actors Guild of Nigeria, (AGN) Lagos Chapter have traversed the length and breadth of the Nigerian movie industry, as an artiste and administrator, and he understands what it takes to lead a special breed of professional like actors.
However, the Imo State born veteran has cried out to Allure Vanguard over the rate of hatred within the top shots of the Nigerian movie industry.
Reacting to the claims that veteran actors are dying in their numbers without help from their colleagues, Ohajianya concurred, adding that only few notable actors listen to the cries of the needy.
“It is so true. We don’t love another, because of money. Actors and actresses are poor people. They are only peanuts. In terms of giving, we don’t even have enough for ourselves not to mention an outsider. There is abject poverty in Nollywood, which is covered by the flamboyant lifestyles of others. I can barely count few actors that are doing well in the industry who producers always call for jobs, neglecting other. This hatred is pronounced more when these actors that are more blessed by God are called for help, but they turn down with silly excuses.
They don’t give or lend assistance, I only know John Okafor (Mr. Ibu), he is one of those that would hear your cry and won’t run away, others won’t even pick calls,” he lamented.