BY ESE DIBEBI
Veteran Nollywood filmmaker, Fred Amata says that despite his years in the industry, he is yet to experience “a huge financial breakthrough yet.”
Amata who made his first movie in 1993 and is known for the hit TV soap opera, Ripples told SunNewsOnline that his success in the industry hasn’t come very much in the form of finance.
“I don’t think I have had a huge financial breakthrough yet,” Fred Amata said.
About his happiest moments in Nollywood, he had this to say:
“My happiest moments are when people commend me for my work. There was this day I was in a bus at Ojuelegba, Lagos, and across the road was a child with his mum and the boy just shouted ‘mum, see Fred Amata!’ There was another time a child said to my hearing that ‘Mummy, when I grow up I want to be a pastor like Fred Amata’ because I played the role of a pastor in Heaven’s Gate.“
He continued, “At another time, I was sitting at the United Nations in New York and my film was being screened, and next to me I had names like Don King, Al Sharpton, Wyclef Jean and Akon, and people from Universal Pictures watching my movie. Suddenly, I looked around, I was like ‘guy, this is the UN Headquarters and you are sitting with some of the most notable people in the world.‘”