Why Nollywood can’t compete with Hollywood — Wale Ojo

Nollywood actor, Wale Ojo, has disclosed why the Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood cannot compete with its counterpart abroad, Hollywood.

The actor, who shone at the recently concluded Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, noted that Nollywood still has a long way to go.

In a recent interview, the thespian said, “We have an international standard, but we still have a long way to go. I would really like us to compete with Hollywood.

“People in some parts of the world still look down on us, and I don’t want that to happen. That is what we are aiming for at my company, New Nigeria Cinema, to add value, and compete one on one with Hollywood.”

Furthermore, Ojo, reacting to his win at the AMVCA for the Best Actor award for his role in the movie, Breath of Life said, “It is always great to be recognised by one’s peers and everyone. I felt good and we came out tops, so it was a crowning achievement.”

When asked about the moments that stood out for him at the award ceremony, Ojo recalled the unexpected joy that swept through the crowd when his co-actor in the movie, Chimezie Imo, was announced as the recipient of the Trailblazer Award. He also highlighted the elation felt by many when Breath of Life clinched multiple accolades.