Popular Nollywood comic actor John Okafor, known as Mr Ibu says, the potential of the fast growing industry is hampered by imposters and pirates.
He said; “The Nigerian movie industry is blossoming with a production rate of about 50 movies weekly however, the potentials of the fast growing industry is hampered by imposters and pirates”.
He further said that the efforts put into writing and production of movies by actors and actresses are jeopardized by those who engage in piracy.
He affirmed the challenges of privacy in the industry to bad eggs in the post production stage who undermine the efforts of the artists.
Mr Ibu who has over 350 movies to his credit, has urged everyone involved in film production and management in Nigeria to strive to protect the Industry while it is still possible.
He said; “Despite being a manager of football players and also trying my hands in boxing, acting in Nollywood is what I am destined to do.
If it dies, my destiny as well as many others will die”.