Nigerian film-maker, Niyi Akinmolayan, has spoken about the rumored classism culture in Nollywood.
Speaking via his Tweeter handle, he said, new Nollywood Nigerian film industry struggles with classism.
“Classism is a big problem in new Nollywood . But I won’t start that discussion today,” he tweeted.
As a result of this comment which led to the attraction of other filmmakers, Isioma Osaje and Naz Onuzo, the duo confirmed that the industry struggles with an elitist culture where certain opportunities are available to a certain class.
Onuzo tweeted: “There’s classism and there’s privilege. Both are combining in a not great way because of the steep requirements to break in. I say this as a beneficiary of both. Figuring out how to democratise access is a problem with no obvious solutions.”
Though Akinmolayan’s tweet did not speak of a personal experience, it comes amid recent talks of cabals with exclusive access in the industry.
Niyi Akinmolayan is a Nigerian film-maker and the director of THE PROPHETESS, a movie which is currently all over the cinemas across Nigeria.