Nollywood’s grand playboy Ramsey Nouah says the movie industry is growing and has moved from the era of good stories and gifted actors without good technical input to the point where we now have great technology but the acting standard is fast reducing.
The Nollywood “idol” in a recent interview said.
“Emm…for Nollywood, there have been phases of growth for us. It seemed that we started off on a very good note but everyone is thinking …No no, its not as if it’s not a good note. It is, but there was a good start. There was influx of stories and it became saturated such that people got tired and everybody just felt like the industry has reached its peak and there’s nowhere else to go.
From that point in time was when everybody began to ask, are we growing or falling? But this is what it is, we had good performances acting in the beginning. The industry became saturated because there were too many movies outside. Technicals didn’t grow from where we began. It was going to get better, but midway things got worse. Now technical is growing.
What’s giving birth to good technicals are the cinemas. There has to be capital of course big screen and you have to get everything and every detail right. But there is a nose dive with the performances now. Where we have gotten to now with good technical acting is getting better. There is need for that bridge for technical and acting to synergize for us to have a smooth and perfect production”.
On the lowest moment in his career, Ramsey Noah took a journey down memory lane to 2012 where he was banned alongside other actors. “Yeah; in 2006 a couple of us were blacklisted by the film marketers for no good reason. Of course, at that moment there was a turnaround in my faith in the industry.
I was like what the hell. Why should we have this? When the cinema thing came in, I was very happy because it helped curb our industry. Because we lack structure, we lack regulation and regulatory bodies to actually checkmate certain things, a whole lot of things went haywire. That was one of my low points in the industry”.