by Ogene Ude
Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers has said Nollywood represents Nigeria both at home and overseas, at the Government House, Port Harcourt, at a Dinner organised for nominees of the Best of Nollywood Awards 2013.
The governor urging Nollywood practitioners to put more professional touches into their movies in order to create a more responsible film industry. He added that Overseas, the industryis an export commodity and the world sees us through most of the movies we shoot and send out.
Amaechi was speaking through the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Dr Nnabuihe Imegwu, described the Nigerian film industry as a very important mirror meant to portray the society in a responsible way.
“The film industry should, therefore, be responsible in representing the country and we should always support it.’’
The organiser of the awards, Mr Seun Oloketuyi, said that the awards had come a long way in its five years of existence.
“We are seeking to uplift the industry and encourage professionalism among our practitioners.”We will maintain a responsible industry.’’
Oloketuyi also called for more government’s support for the Nigerian film industry.
Among the popular Nollywood actors at the event were Segun Arinze, Fathia Balogun, Adaora Ukoh, John Okafor, Foluke Daramola and Eniola Badmus.