Popular Nollywood actor and politician, Desmond Elliot has called for the ban of foreign movies in Nigeria to enable the growth of the Nigerian Movie Industry, but Nigerians are not having it.
The 45-year-old representing Surulere constituency at the Lagos State house of the assembly said this in an interview with HIPTV, as he spoke on the current situation of the country’s Movie Industry.
The actor wants the Federal Government should make it difficult for foreign content to come into the country so that local content from Nigeria can grow.
Desmond Elliot says foreign films need to be banned in Nigeria to help Nollywood grow. pic.twitter.com/peipv4mGdw
— World Publicist (@IsimaOdeh) July 22, 2019
Nollywood actor and director, Desmond Elliot, has called on the government to curtail the influx of foreign movies to help Nollywood grow, Igbere TV reports.
Elliot said this in an interview with HIP TV.
The Husbands of Lagos actor also said that the government needed to create an enabling environment for the entertainment business to thrive.
Desmond Elliot has starred in over 250 movies.
He was re-elected into the Lagos State House of Assembly on March 9.
He won best supporting actor in a drama at the 2013 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards.
He was also nominated for a best-supporting actor at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards.
However, Nigerians are attacking Desmond Elliott online after he called for a ban on foreign movies in Nigeria to enable the growth of the Nigerian Movie Industry.
I still can't spend my money going to the cinema to watch a Nollywood movie. They have no content, poorly produced, poorly directed, and crappy actors.#desmondElliot
— nkem okwuhor (@NOkwuhor) July 23, 2019
Fuck you #desmondElliot You have fish brain for calling FG to ban foreign movies. nollywood movies are rubbish. You deserve 30 stroke of rod for disgracing yourself #bbnaija pic.twitter.com/DeM4mZoyVE
— Dream chaser (@olajide83100) July 22, 2019
Government did not ban foreign music before our songs became widely accepted. Our music producers became more creative… So also our movie producers should be creative…#DesmondElliot https://t.co/R41xZEzawW
— somto (@mic_somto) July 23, 2019
No John wick
No power (season movie)
Is uncle mad ? Or abi brain dey pain am
— Nwandu christian 🇳🇬🇳🇬 (@nwanduc1) July 22, 2019
— ⛱️A. D. E. Y. E. M. I🚨 (@johanu_) July 22, 2019
contrary to Desmond Elliot, Nigerian Government should Ban Medical tourism for all Govt officials and family including him. lets focus on our health sector, lasuth and uch is enough.
Ban Educational Tourism, we have good universities.
— Mr Rotimi (@RotimiAdediran) July 22, 2019