Nollywood Director, Mac Collins Chidebe has reacted to the
recent comment by movie star, Geneveive Nnaji where she
said the quality of stories in the industry was responsible for
her rare appearance in movies lately. Recall that Geneveive
told punch that; “I guess I haven’t found the right script yet.
Creativity and depth are the qualities that I look out for in a
script. In the beginning, the movie industry emphasized
quantity but things are changing and there is an improvement
in trend. I am among the people who advocate for the
improvement of the industry. So, I am constantly watching
out for the kind of stories I take part in. I am in support of
movies that show a great deal of professionalism and
creativity. Having practised my art in international &
professionally produced stories like ‘Ije’; ‘Mirror boy;’ and
‘Tango with me’, I don’t think I can return to the blandness
and mediocrity that characterized Nollywood in the past.”
In his response, Mac Collins Chidebe dissed the Actress for
‘biting the fingers that once fed her” and advised her to help
improve the movie industry rather than do nothing.
“Genevieve has just insulted the industry that made her who
she is today and what effort has she made to help improve
Nollywood? Those days in Enugu when Genevieve was
growing in Nollywood, our movies were not rubbish; she has
grown now, made money, fame, popularity e.t.c. How much
has she invested in this Industry that made her?
” All the while she was busy waiting for Titanic scripts,
Nollywood was trying their best to keep the flag flying
waiting for her to come back and take the industry to the next
level. Artistes should stop biting the fingers that fed them.
We are watching and waiting for them to bring down heaven.
We made them stars; we are waiting for them to come back
and take the industry to the next level. Instead of blasting
Nollywood, come and improve Nollywood.” Chidebe said