Laide Bakare Talks About Nollywood
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She also debunked the claim that Yoruba-born actors shy away from English productions and the activities of the Actors Guild of Nigeria because they lack fluency in English language, “It is not like that. We all are educated and we speak English too. There is a script to read and practice from. I just think the whole thing is a tribal issue as the Igbo people believe they have dominated the English section of Nollywood, so they favour themselves more than others.
"At least you do not expect me to beg for English movie scripts. I believe in those who know my worth. I do not run after auditions. Maybe if I have been doing that, they would have contracted me for a production. Anyway, because I believe in movies where English and Yoruba are used, I’m planning to shoot some movies in that direction very soon.”