Nigerian veteran actresses Genevieve Nnaji and Omotola Jalade are now battling it out on who will land the lead role in John Boyega’s upcoming N9billion low budget Nollywood movie.

These two actresses have always battled on who is the biggest among them as they have tried going international but it never materialized for either of them.

According to sources in the industry, these two are trying to finally use this medium to bid for a role in Hollywood as they are set to prove their worth and skills.

Here is why they need the roles so badly;

Both Genevieve Nnaji and Omotola Jalade Ekeinde have tried to break into the Hollywood after ‘conquering’ the Nigerian and West African market with no luck. It’s either they got a cameo appearance or were not professionally qualified enough to get major or even supporting roles in their different tries. In 2010, the rumor was rife that Genevieve has been considered for a role in the James Bond movie, Skyfall but she lost out to Naomi Harris, an English actress who started her acting career as a child actress just like Genevieve Nnaji.

However, Genevieve got herself a role in ‘Farming,’ an autobiography that tells the story of a young Nigerian boy who is ‘farmed out’ by his parents to a white British family in the hope of a better future.

In 2013, Omotola made her debut with a cameo appearance in the first season of “Hit The Floor,” a VH1 popular drama series. The actress played Akon‘s date in just one scene in the fifth episode of the drama series which was titled “Keep Away.” Since their past exploits, the two have not made a breakthrough in Hollywood, featuring in Boyega’s upcoming movie will open major doors for their now rested acting career.