BY ESE DIBEBI
Emmanuel K Uduma, Tope Oshin, James Omokwe, Mildred Okwo and more have laid into filmmaker and critic, Charles Novia for his statement on The Gist with Emma Ugolee.
While appearing on the show on HipTV alongside Uzo Okpechi and Moses Ewang, Novia had claimed that many of the “New Nollywood” stars could not even sell films and were not as popular as they believed.
You can watch the clip here.
Consequently, many of his colleagues have come for him via Twitter with most expressing their disappointment at statements made on the show by people who should be defending the industry.
See a selection of some of the tweets below:
Novia has however maintained, in a series of tweets also, that he stands by his comments even though they were taken “out of context.”