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Nollywood now lacks discipline – Oga Bello


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Movie producer and director, Adebayo Salami, popularly known as Oga Bello, has stated that the Nollywood industry no longer has the discipline it used to have, adding that he misses the good old days.

Speaking in an interview with Saturday Beats, the thespian explained that back in the days, actors dare not stroll in late to movie sets but now all these excesses are allowed.

“What I miss about the old movie industry is discipline. There is no longer discipline in the industry like before.

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“In the good old days, we kept to time. Now people stroll to movie sets any time, though they make exceptions for veterans like me.

“I think it should not be like that,” he said.

Talking about the industry in general, Oga Bello said that Nollywood has really improved in terms of talents, quality of movies and research

He said; “I must say that we have more talents in the movie industry. The industry is improving on a daily basis in terms of equipment, quality of movies, and research.”

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When asked about frenemies in the movie industry, the ‘Ajani Ogun’ actor stated that in every industry, there are always quacks but that shouldn’t be the basis of one’s judgement.

“Jide Kosoko and I are like one family. We share and discuss things. If there’s any problem, he tells me and vice versa, even with Yinka Quadri”

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“It’s a blatant lie to say that there are no good friends in the movie industry. We have been together for over 40 years and it’ll remain like that”.

“Our children are also in this profession. We don’t want them to be one another’s enemies. In every industry, there will be quacks.”

“Some people come into the industry without knowing the rudiments of the profession. When you come in like that, you cannot do it right.”