Nollywood Actress, Rita Dominic has taken a swipe at Movie producers in the industry.
The actress on her Instagram page said not all movies were cinema worthy.
The post read “Let the quality of work match the hype!!
“Nollywood! Not every movie should be in the cinemas.”
The actress since then has stirred up reactions from actors and Nigerians in general.
According to sources, Rita was possibly reacting to a recent movie in which she was a lead actress in Lilian Afegbai’s recent movie titled ‘Bound’.
It was learnt that she felt that the movie was not cinema worthy.
She was also not seen at the premiere of the movie, screening and did not promote the movie on all her social media platforms but started the hashtag, #noteverymovieshouldbeincinemas.
However, Ayo Makun popularly known as AY replied saying Dominic’s statement was just to make the industry better as Actors and producers were open to criticisms.
“Rita Dominic actually made her point. I had a chat with her on other issues barely 24 hours before her post. I guess it was just a general statement to better the industry. I am only a baby producer in the industry with 3 movies that made it to the cinemas with good box office records/Guinness world records. Judging from where we are coming from, I’m impressed with the growth of Nollywood.
“Unlike Hollywood, with little or no budget we make cautious effort to tell our stories. I am also open to any positive criticism that we help me improve in these line of business. If anyone describes my work as hype, i will let the person understand that the hype man’s job is to get everybody out of their seats and on the dance floor to have a good time. But you have a right stop dancing when you are not feeling the music. In other words hype without hardwork would only last for a short time. I won’t be hyping The Yoruba Demons without content. I don’t care about what other producers are taking to the cinemas’.
“The Cinema owners have their criteria and standards for screening any movie they show to the public. All i do is stay in my lane and do what i am supposed to do. Anyone have the right to say Timi Dakolo is a better singer than Davido, but they are both appreciated seperately in the showbiz world based on their different markets. So the seriousness and technicalities you expect from the movie 76 by Izu Ojukwu, should be different from an Ay’ 30 Days in Atlanta that is designed to make you laugh’ AY said in an interview with Linda Tv.”