Media personality, Daddy Freeze has tackled Nollywood movie legend, Nkem Owoh otherwise known as Osuofia, over his statement on Nollywood movies.
Kemi Filani reported that Nkem Owoh had commended the efforts of Nollywood practitioners in making our movies highly competitive with foreign movies.
The movie legend, in a recent interview with News reporter in Enugu, described
Nigerian movies’ stories as far better than that of their Bollywood and Hollywood counterparts.
He said, “If you check the time and how we started, you give kudos because we are making a tremendous progress in the industry.”
Further commending Nollywood, Nkem Owoh states that Nigerian movies present real life stories and happenings around them, so it is wrong to compare the quality of Nigerian films with those coming from the advanced countries.
“The storyline we take is better than any story from any woods, we don’t have the technology, but we have the story.
We are a th!rd world country coming up, and people should give us kudos for the level we have attained.”
Speaking on technologies in Nollywood, he noted how Nigerian film producers were only using technology imported from advanced countries.
Osuofia stated that with the available technology in place, Nollywood had been to the next level of improvement
“I believe, with the stories and creativity among us, if we get the needed technology, we will go places”.
Reacting, Daddy Freeze stated that his opinion was untrue as Nollywood is still way behind.
Though he agrees that our music is on par with the global standards, but for our movies, they are still mediocre.
Urging the veteran to say the truth, he opined that Nkem Owoh’s thought are a representation in idealized vacuum.
“This is untrue and even he knows it. Our music is on par with the global standards. However, our movies are still way behind. Let’s tell ourselves the truth ease. Furthermore, in my humble opinion, his thoughts are moreso representations in an idealized logical vacuum; not events within a casual nexus, thereby creating an improperly defined apparatus for the measurement of industry growth”.