Top Nollywood star in Gambia visit
Friday, June 22, 2012
A top Nollywood star is currently in The Gambia with a possible plan to working with the movers and shakers in the country’s growing movie industry for its development.
Ndidi Obi, a Nigerian actress who has been comfortably trading in the Nollywood movie business for 18 years as a professional is accompanied on her Gambia trip by Young Boliva, a memorial musical band from the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Obi’s visit is the latest in a string of such undertakings to the Gambia by Nigerian Nollywood stars, and her’s came hard on the heels of the recent visit to the country by Jim Iyke, who was privileged to enter into contract with some stakeholders in the country.
The actress Thursday evening visited the offices of the Daily Observer Newspaper along Gacem Road in Kanifing.Speaking during a brief chat with Actress Obi, she disclosed her mission to the country, which she said is among other things, to help contribute in the growth and development of the nation’s movie industry.
“I want to give opportunity to the upcoming actors and actress in the country and with the help of Gambians – those who are in the position to support financially, we can help the industry grow. I really want them to give me the opportunity to work with them so that at least we can do one or two things both in the country and in Nigeria,” the Nigerian actress added.
Pressed on what specific projects she intends to embark on in the country in the future, the Nigerian actress said a lot is in stock, but hastened to seek for support and partnership to materialize them.
She continued: “We have a lot of
projects, but first and foremost, we have to get started with support and by
the time we get that and we know that we have all what it takes to start up
something, then we can pick from the lineups from all that we have. But the
most important thing right now is to get them in, create the awareness for them
to know that this is what we have come to do and for them to turn up to be part
of the whole arrangement.
It has only been Nigeria and Ghana and so we must choose others. I was able to discover that this is a great country, especially in the area of acting. I also want to come in because it is a peaceful country with very tolerable people. So we need support from the government, Gambians, philanthropists and so on.”
Author: Aji Fatou Faal