Joke Silva Says Nigerian Filmmakers Should Invest in Studios, Just Like Tyler Perry
The renowned actress has given her thoughts on working in the industry.
By Omotayo Olutekunbi
Joke Silva advises Nigerian filmmakers to follow Tyler Perry’s lead and invest in studios.
According to The Daily Trust, she recently discussed Nollywood at a youth development session called ‘The Roundtable Lekki.’
According to the seasoned actress, the film business needs studios and sound stages to make films successfully.
Silva emphasized the importance of studios and sound stages and said she would not utilize her house as a movie set.
She explained her viewpoint by saying that simultaneously having around 20 strangers in her house is undesirable.
“We shoot in apartments these days. But I won’t allow movies to be shot in my home; it won’t happen. I know the number of people that are brought into a shoot. There may be two people in a scene, but to shoot it, there will probably be about 20 people there. That means 20 people will put their hands on my wall, block the loo, and do other things,” the thespian stated.
Silva got one of her first breaks in the 1990 English television series Mind-Bending. Over 30 years later, the actress and director has appeared in several movies and won several awards, including the “Best Actress in a Leading Role” at the Africa Movie Academy (AMAA).
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