Charles Okpaleke, the chief executive officer (CEO) and co-founder of Play Networks, has finally addressed the criticisms trailing the remake of ‘Glamour Girls’.
Play Networks had partnered with Netflix for the remake of the 1994 Nollywood blockbuster which premiered on the streaming platform on June 24.
Okpaleke, however, came under intense backlash with several Nigerians giving the film negative reviews.
In an Instagram post on Tuesday, Okpaleke described the “constructive criticism” as a motivation to do more and become better.
“It has really been exciting reading a lot of the reviews for Glamour Girls over the last couple of days. Your positive feedback and constructive criticism gives us the motivation to keep doing more, to keep doing better. Thank you for loving, for criticising, for watching, all while knowingly (or not) telling the world via your numerous platforms to do same,” he wrote.
“Shout out to all Nollywood filmmakers constantly going through the nightmare of making movies in Nigeria. You guys are a blessing and an inspiration.”
He also took a swipe at critics and “self-proclaimed Nollywood filmmakers” who he said are fond of criticising other people’s works without producing any film of their own.
“And of course a huge shout out to other self-proclaimed Nollywood filmmakers and critics, who have produced numerous movies in their heads, won awards with them and even climbed the stage to make speeches, but are yet to produce any in reality. We see you, we are rooting for you! A win for one is a win for all,” he added.
“I hear we just broke a new record this morning! It has been milestone after milestone, record after record, since the very day we released Glamour Girls, a Netflix Original, on Netflix! The whole world is watching ‘Glamour Girls’ (a film for us, by us).”
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