BY ESE DIBEBI
He took Africa by storm after winning the Best Actor in a Lead Role award at the recently-held Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) in South Africa for his role in Kunle Afolayan‘s October 1.
Sadiq Daba made a name for himself on TV after working for the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) for 35 years.
However, even after winning the AMAA award, his views that Nollywood really needs to sit up has not changed. In a chat with Daily Trust after his return from South Africa, Daba slammed the Nigerian filmmaking industry saying it is filled with “hallelujah scripts.”
He was asked if acting in Tunde Kelani and Mahmood Ali Balogun’s movie and also now Afolayan’s has changed his views on Nollywood. Daba said, “No! I still keep saying that there are some good ones there, but they are far in between. How many times do you see Joke Silva in Nollywood movies? She knows what she is doing and is selective of what she stars in. She is one of the high-grade professionals in the industry.“
“It’s not just for the sake of money, you must mean what you do and if it’s nonsensical, you won’t do it. I don’t know if they’ll insult me for saying this, but I’ll say it anyway. Most of them put out things which I call ‘hallelujah scripts.’ You see them there, part one, part two, part three, to God be the glory,” he slammed.