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“It’s Her Opinion, Don’t Eat Her Up” – Shaibu Husseini Cautions Leila Djansi’s Critics

BY ESE DIBEBI

Nollywood filmmaker and AMAA juror, Shaibu Husseini has a contrary opinion to the industry practitioners who have called out Ghanaian filmmaker Leila Djansi for her controversial Nollywood comments.

The #NollywoodNotHitler hashtag went viral last week after a clip surfaced of Djansi comparing the Nigerian filmmaking industry to Adolf Hitler, the notorious Nazi dictator who is believed to be responsible for the death of over 5 million Jews.

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Stella Damasus was the first to “jump on it”, even going on to make a 12-minute video. Since then, Omoni OboliOmotola Jalade-EkeindeKate Henshaw and many others have criticised the Ghanaian’s comments in the new documentary, Jimmy Goes to Nollywood.

But in a Twitter post which is certain to generate mixed reactions, Husseini has taken a dig at the actors, saying that many of them would “form busy” if they are asked to give their views and opinions in a documentary.

He tweeted:

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