MAJID, MERCY JOHNSON'S TALENTS BEYOND ORDINARY â€“ LANCELOT
Outspoken Nollywood most decorated director, Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen has hit the bull's eye by saying Majid Michael and Mercy Johnson are extraordinary.
Speaking on his experience with Majid, he said 'he was a boy in 2007/2008 when I was directing Pretty Queen in Ghana and the guy told me that the day he meets Genevieve he would die'. I told him my friend, with the kind of talents you have, you will meet her soon. The other person with such talents is Mercy Johnson. It is an endorsement by me.
They don't even know that they have a unique and uncommon style of acting. The kind of acting Marlon Branson did before he died. Branson was the world's number one actor before he died. Take it from me. It is an endorsement. I am praying that one day, I will get the kind of story or script that will pair these two actors. They are raw talents delivering raw acting. They didn't learn it or study it. They might not even know this thing I'm saying. When they are in front of the camera they're something else. It cannot be controlled, and it is a gift from God '.
Lancelot, who is working on a movie on the life of Dagrin , also berated the turn of events at the new hub of Nollywood in Asaba saying what is going on there is an aberration of Nollywood. Said he ' what is happening in Asaba is a charade. What is happening there in the name of filming is something else. We say Nollywood is bad, but Asaba is worse'.
Lancelot also berated AGN for not issuing an official statement in reaction to the Ghanaians' directive that Nollywood actors and producers must pay $1000 and $5000 respectively before working in Ghana. Said he 'are you not surprised that there is no official reaction from the Actors Guild of Nigeria on that development? It is because we perhaps, don't value our own'.