“3 distressing things about being an actor in Nigeria” – BBNaija’s Boma laments

Big Brother Naija star, Boma Martins Akpore is now big time into acting. As an actor, Boma has starred in a number of major Nollywood blockbusters including Brotherhood, Kesari the King, and the recently released A Tribe Called Judah.

Now, during a new interview with Nollywire, Boma spoke on some bad sides of making movies in Nigeria, and also some negative things that need to be corrected.

Speaking first about how he sees Nollywood today, Boma said:

“The government has to help us with more funds because with more funds, we can do better stories. And we need a little bit more organization. But I must say we’re doing great for the things we have and what we’ve been able to achieve. It’s not easy in this part of the world because we don’t have as much support as they do in the Western world.”

Elaborating on the need for more organization and some negative things the industry still needs to work on, the reality TV star cum actor gave three key areas saying.

BOMA: [1.] The way we deal with contracts here, it’s a joke. Like black and white. If you’re supposed to do a job, the way they’re supposed to go about it, there’s still a lot of unprofessionalism in those areas. People cancel contracts, actors not showing up, taking monies.

[2.] Producers removing actors last minute without you being aware. Imagine you’re supposed to be in a job, and the job has gone on and you’re not part of the job and you’ve canceled your calendar. It doesn’t make sense. So it’s still a joke here. Breaching of contracts

[3.] Timing too. Set is supposed to start at 9, I get on set, they say “this is Nigeria,” I don’t know what I’m in.

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