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Film maker Kunle Afolayan pleads for unity in Nollywood

Nollywood film-maker Kunle Afolayan has pleaded for the unity of the film-making industry in Nigeria.

Speaking at the 20th anniversary celebration of the death of his father and legendary film-maker, Adeyemi Afolayan (Ade Love), Afolayan said that the industry is worse off because of the division in Nigeria’s creative industry.

‘Now we have Nollywood, we have Yoruba, we have this, we have that,’ he said.

Present at the event were Dele Odule (TAMPAN president), Jide Kosoko, Yemi Solade and Lere Paimo.

He continued in Yoruba, ‘If you elders like you behave this way, how do you expect we younger ones to behave?’

According to him, his late father worked for the unity of the industry and the current segregation was unwarranted.

The Yoruba film-making industry especially has split into several factions including Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (ANTP), National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANTAP) and Theatre and Motion Picture Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) all claiming to represent the interest of Yoruba creatives.

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