Veteran Nollywood actor, Yemi Solade has enthused that the country’s movie industry is not what it used to be in the days, as a number of things have gone wrong.
Speaking during an interview with The Tribune, the actor said the industry is now a home to prostitutes and fraudulent individuals, known as Yahoo Boys.
Yemi Solace stated that the professionalism that should exist in the movie industry and a lot needs to be done to revamp the industry.
“It’s like an uncompleted building that is not guarded and what you meet there would amaze you. It has become an all-comers affair, anybody can stroll in and act. All the Yahoo boy are now there, all the prostitutes that you can imagine are there.
“People cannot even differentiate between the core professionals and these class of clowns who have infiltrated the association, but they didn’t just fly in, some people whom you refer to as core professionals brought them in.
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“It’s just so porous that anybody can become an actor, the entry point is so porous and annoying. It’s a profession and it must be handled and treated as one.
“I am not really pleased with the state of the industry. It’s a professional body and we must portray ourselves as one that has mastered the art and craft of the profession,” Yemi Solade said.
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