Nollywood: Chidi Dike urges veteran actors to groom young ones

Fast-rising actor, Chidi Dike, has urged actors who have spent considerably long years in the movie-producing industry of Nigeria, Nollywood to groom younger actors.

The actor, who was brought to the limelight by his constant features in movies produced by Actress Ruth Kadiri, said the way to sustain that industry is to give room for young thespians to grow.

In a recent interview, Dike said narrated bow meeting Kadiri paved the way for him.

He said, “Joining the movie industry was quite challenging. In the beginning, I did not get many acting roles, because I did not know many people in the industry, but I believed I was talented. However, things changed when I met actress, Ruth Kadiri.

“I think the industry will be a better place if producers and directors take more time to discover new talents because there are a lot out there.

“The old faces in the industry are already established. They should intentionally bring up younger ones, and build the next generation of artists. The industry will grow even bigger if they can invest in younger people.”