KEHINDE ODERINDE

Nollywood actor, producer, and musician, Gabriel Afolayan has advised fellow movie practitioners to stop using Hollywood standards to judge Nollywood.

Speaking on Channels Television breakfast programmes, Sunrise on Saturday, Gabriel Afolayan agreed that while the American film industry could be a yardstick for development, there is no basis for measuring the success of Nollywood currently because the circumstances are different.

He opined that it is more expedient for filmmakers in Nigeria to seek opportunities for more collaborations and synergies, which will ultimately cause the development of the industry.

Afolayan said: ” We should stop comparing Hollywood and Nollywood. No, they are two different paradigms. So we should run at our own pace and seek to collaborate more. Because if we have like five or six corporate bodies coming together to do one movie, you will see the result”.

The singer also known by his musical stage name G-Fresh said that his song Amoke was in honour of his wife even as he advised young artistes to work towards developing their skills after discovering their purpose, pursue their passion with vigour which will guarantee success.