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Best Kid Actor awardee blames lack of fund for Nollywood’s slow growth
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Best Kid Actor awardee blames lack of fund for Nollywood’s slow growth

Iyene Etim

Samuel Ajibola who featured as a child star between 1995 to 2003 in several movies and bagged awards as Best Kid Award for his performance in Eye Witness at the RHEMA Awards 1996 has told News Agency Nigeria in Lagos that the lack of funds and professionals were responsible for the production of low quality films when compared to those produced by Hollywood or Bollywood movie makers.

He emphasized, “You cannot compare a film where someone spends $70 million to one that was produced with N4 million or thereabout.

“This challenge in turn limits the creativity in the written expression of script writers, because no matter how good the script is, they will never get funded.”

He said while Bollywood and Hollywood were building State-of-the-art studios like Universal studios, Paramount pictures, Warner Bros, 20th century Fox and others, Nollywood were still only learning the basics of acting.