I’m Scared Of Buhari’s Government—Mr Ibu
Comic Nollywood actor, John Okafor better known as Mr Ibu, has expressed his sadness over the current state of the Nigerian movie industry especially with the Actors Guild of Nigeria.
The actor stated that he was scared of the incoming administration because one cannot predict what is likely to happen to the make-believe industry due to the fact that the outgoing government of President Goodluck Jonathan, had done well for the industry.
Mr Ibu pointed that the foundation laid by the AGN is being cracked by greed and carelessness as he still looks out for the Angel that will take them to the promise land.
“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,” he said.
He stressed that his major fear is about the set of people that would help to redeem the image of the industry just like the way some groups had done so far by meeting with the president.
“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. A place whereby tourists can take a recreational tour, take photographs with actors and actresses just like Hollywood. But as it stands, that's a mirage.”