One of the pioneers of the Nigerian film industry, Ene Oloja, who became a household name in the 1980’s and 90’s for her compelling acts on the screen and stage and was famous for her appearance in the now rested soap opera, ‘Cock Crow at Dawn’ has been cast in her first Nollywood movie ‘Zero Hour.’

She said she is happy to be home making her first Nollywood movie comeback after the ‘Cock Crow At Down.’ The mother of one who played the role of Hauwa in the flick, according to her, clarified that she acted as the mother of the lead actor, and she believes the Nigerian movie industry has come of age. “I think we‘ve made tremendous achievements. I believe we have really advanced. Working with Mr. Peters, he is a very professional practitioner and Mr. Rogers Ofime too. They sent me their works to see if I would want to participate and I said sure, because I have never done anything in Nollywood since it became what it is today. “I think our profession and our industry has really grown by leaps and bounds, but I would love to see us tackle some certain content and issues in our society that would be beneficial to the average viewer. “Fred Amata have contacted me some years back but I did not see his invitation at all until after over a year and of course, by then, it was too late. Technically, Mr Roger is the second person to have contacted me to come and do a Nollywood movie. This would be my first Nollywood movie because I missed my friend Fred Amata who you know has a son, Zack Amata who we were in school together at a time. So technically this is my first Nollywood movie.”

She explained adding that the filmmakers found her on the Internet and ask, “if I could be a part of this and I say why not.” The movie icon said her fans that have been following her on social media have clamoured for her return and she believes this would go along way in bringing her fully back to the industry. “Many of my fans found me on the Internet and clamoured for my return to the screen and am like okay, do you have a script for me? So it’s good to come back home to do a movie. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a northern, southern, eastern, middle belt movie or movie in the moon, we as Nigerian have to stop thinking around those line, we are all one, and until we love and take care of each other, we can never move ahead. “As long as I am a Nigerian, as long as you know that the work I’m doing will enhance what you are doing am fine with it, as long as the script is good and is the kind of content I would like to participate.” She explained.