The Nollywood industry has grown steadily over the years, both in terms of size and structure, but Nollywood actress Dakore Egbuson-Akande believes otherwise; we all have our own opinions.
Dakore Egbuson-Akande, an award-winning actress, has spoken out about the issues facing the Nigerian film industry, claiming that the multi-billion dollar business lacks structure.
When it comes to the Nigerian government’s support for Nollywood actors and actresses.
She said, “The Nigerian government has not supported Nollywood enough, I am sure they tried but they’ve not just quite found the formula yet. For me, as a practitioner, I know that we suffer from a lack of structure so that’s really what we need.
“That is the first thing, structure in terms of residual income for actors, welfare for us, you know making sure that we have proper health care and all of those things because we really are projecting Nigeria to the world so we really should be supported in that way.”
Dakore stated she’s been filming her self-produced film while also working on the set of the TV show Castle & Castle.
“I have been working on films, Castle by Castle, it is coming back. I am so excited about that. I also just shot my own film and also powered by Nigerian Breweries so I am really doing a lot, also I have launched my beauty product ‘Dakore beauty’ so I am a really busy woman and you are going to be seeing more of me on the big screens and Netflix as usual,” she said.
Her perspective is well taken, and we wish the industry continued growth..