Okey Bakassi, a stand-up comedian, and actor, believes it is unfair to put Nigeria’s movie industry, better known as Nollywood, to its American counterpart.
Speaking during the premiere of Avengers: Endgame organised by the US consulate at Filmhouse Cinema, Oniru, Bakassi said Hollywood have years of experience under their belt.
“Nollywood is doing an amazing job of telling African stories, specifically Nigerian stories. Nobody else can tell it better than us,” he said in a chat with TheCable.
“So to draw a comparison won’t be fair on Nollywood. They (Hollywood) themselves had many years of cinematography, advancement in technology. It’s not a fair comparison.
“They (Hollywood) are telling their stories the way they want to tell their story. We are here telling our stories. These are two different things. But in technology, they are way ahead. So Nollywood is doing fantastically well, (there’s) a lot of room for improvement.”