Producer set to discover new faces for Nollywood
If the promise by popular Nollywood director, Lancelot Imasuen is anything to go by, then, in the next few years, movie bluffs in Nigeria will behold a new breed of Nollywood actors and actresses on the screen.
Imasuen confided in us recently that he has a commitment to raise a new breed of actors and actresses to take over the screen from the likes of Genevieve Nnaji, Omosexy, Oge Okoye, Rita Dominic, Jim Iyke, Desmond Elliot and a host of other Nollywood stars.
“Between now and the end of next year, I want to raise 101 brand new faces in Nollywood. That's not to say, the current stars are no longer popular or have been overused. Let us create opportunity for competition.” the accomplished director declared.
Imasuen popularly known as The Governor said, he will be accomplishing this task through his newly registered Nollywood Project 101. The company, he said will undertake the production of sixteen movies which will parade new faces with one or two popular faces as support acts.
“Over the years, all the movies that are produced parade the same faces and I said, this trend must change, we are pace-setter in the industry. So, I decided to initiate and register Nollywood Project 101 as a company to raise new breed of faces. May be, with one or two popular faces as support acts. The lead characters in the upcoming films will be new faces. It's the legacy I want to bequeath to the industry.” he added.
Already, Imasuen said, they have just finished shooting one of the movies titled, ' Dark Waters”, which features new faces like Beverly Naya and Pamela King, adding “ it will create a ceremony that will herald the series of movies for the project.'
Nollywood director, Lancelot Imasuen