Veteran actor, Bimbo Manuel, has smiled over the early celebration of Nollywood at 20, which to him, was a celebration worth debating and uncalled for.
According to the ‘Tinsel’ actor, those that celebrated Nollywood at 20, did that because that was just their starting point into the make-belief world where they could place a marker on.
“As far as some of us are concerned, the issue of Nollywood at 20 is dead and buried. Even those who sat down mischievously and decided to celebrate Nollywood at 20, have decided to acknowledge and accept the fact that it is not so. They celebrated Nollywood at 20 because for them, that was the point where they could put a marker, because that was for them where the history of film in Nigeria started. It was when they started work. But the truth is, there are some people who have made films, grew old and died before these people celebrating Nollywood at 20 were born.”
He pointed that a lot of people have felt so bad about the development and there are certain people who should come out and correct history wherever there might be errors and not just for people to accept whatever they hear.
“Having said all that, we have all sort of agreed on a truce. People have gone back to their camps and it is business as usual. But the truth is that a lot of people have been hurt in the process. Even if they demand nothing, there are people who should make an effort to acknowledge the error of history that they made. Otherwise, we will all carry on as if nothing happened. I was at the event at the Intercontinental Hotel, Lagos, and I saw some major movie makers at the event who could not take what was going on anymore and they all walked out. Some said that was childish, but again, you needed to see things from their point of view. But like I said, we have gone past all that now,” he added.
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