BY ESE DIBEBI
Comic actor, John Okafor popularly known as Mr. Ibu has claimed that he fears for what might become of Nollywood under incoming President, Muhammadu Buhari‘s administration, according to a report by Nigeria Camera.
According to the report, Mr. Ibu made his fears known in an interview with The Entertainer.
When asked if he felt the incoming president may not favour entertainment like Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Ibu said:
I must tell you that good administration eluded actors as long as I can remember and as I speak, we are still searching for the that angel that will take us to the next level. It is only this outgoing President of Nigeria that I can think of as someone who has so much interest in developing Nollywood. I have never seen someone like that before who supports us that much. But I am seriously afraid of what next.
We don’t know what could happen but I’m scared. I’m scared and watching, the former people that met with President Jonathan probably got his attention and we expected that they would work towards building a film village for Actors Guild of Nigeria that would serve as rendezvous for card-carrying members.
He was also asked about his opinion on the current crisis being witnessed within the umbrella body for Nigerian actors, the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN). Okafor blamed it on “greed and carelessness.”