Hollywood actor, Hakeem Kae Kazim, has revealed that he Nollywood scripts does not match his standard and that is why he has turned down several Nollywood scripts.
Speaking In an interview with HipHopWorld, the British-Nigerian, who has featured in a number of Hollywood movies and also played George Rutaganda in the Academy Award-nominated movie, Hotel Rwanda, also disclosed how director, Obi Emelonye, wooed him over to Nollywood with the script of Last Flight To Abuja.
“I did the TV series called 24, up in Los Angeles, United States, then one Nigerian director I had met at some film festivals said to me, ‘Nobody knows you are Nigerian in Nigeria’.
“I was shocked and he said, ‘You have to come home and do something’. Then a year and a half later, he presented a script, Inale. It was my first experience coming back into Nigeria and working in Nollywood. And then he said will I come and do his movie; it was Last Flight To Abuja. Again, the reason why I did it was because he was the director and one that is trying to move the Nollywood film experience to a higher level so I wanted to help him do that and so I came back and did Last Flight To Abuja, which was an interesting filming experience,” Mr. Kae-Kazim said.
“ there is discrimination in one sort of sense but the major fact is that in Hollywood, whites are the majority there. They are doing their own work and are just telling their own stories from their perspective and most times they just have a person of colour they want to put in as they deem fit. And I think it’s up to us to be able to tell our own stories. The most important thing is for the African race both in Hollywood and Nollywood to put together their resources to provide infrastructure and to start a process of telling their own stories so that the stories come from them and by them,” he said.
Mr. Kae-Kazim said he had a great experience working with Nollywood superstars, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and Genevieve Nnaji, saying that it was great fun for him to have come home to experience some of Nigeria's talented acts and hopefully influence the talent and help raise everybody’s game too.
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