Veteran handsome actor, Yemi Solade, has over the years distinguished himself in the movie industry as one who is not known to speak with his tongue in cheek, rather, he never mind whose ox is gored when he speaks his mind. The gifted graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, in his usual manner has thrown a bombshell that is generating reactions from various quarters.
Fielding questions from news men, Solade said he was not pleased with the state of the movie industry, saying the sector has become habitation for internet fraudsters (yahoo boys) and prostitutes.
“The Nollywood is not there right now. The Nolllywood you see now is all encompassing. It’s like an uncompleted building that is not guarded and what you meet there would amaze you. It has become an all comers affair; anybody can stroll in and act. All the Yahoo boys are now there, all the prostitutes that you can imagine are there’ he said.
Continuing, “People cannot even differentiate between the core professionals and these class of clowns who have infiltrated the association, but they didn’t just fly in, some people whom you refer to as core professionals brought them in. It’s just so porous that anybody can become an actor; the entry point is so porous and annoying.
“It’s a profession and it must be handled and treated as one. I am not really pleased with the state of the industry. It’s a professional body and we must portray ourselves as one that has mastered the art and craft of the profession’ Solade submitted.