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Movie producer seeks improved funding of Nigerian movies

A movie producer, Mrs. Nike Erinle, has urged the Federal Government and the private sector to improve the funding of Nigerian movies to enhance their quality.
Erinle said this in Lagos, adding that lack of adequate funding had stalled the growth of the Nigerian movie industry.
According to her, Nollywood movies still enjoy considerable viewership in spite of the low budget available to producers.
“I believe every movie should have a message because the media is in front of our faces and movies are meant to be seen by people. And if movies are seen by people it’s important that they get something from it and whatever they are getting should at least be positive.
“Most movies don’t make the Box Office because of funding. There are people that have the passion; there are people that want to do it right but when they come out to source for funds, people are not interested to fund Nollywood movies.
“And so it’s what they have that they use to make the movie; that’s why sometimes it comes across as not top quality. All those ones that we say `Oh they are not up to quality`, some of them still have some good messages and they have their viewers. “
In 2013, Erinle, who is the co-owner of Parables Entertainment, produced the Nollywood movies, `Tunnel` and `Diary of Lagos Girl“ which are yet to be shown at the cinema.

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