Emeka Rollas, president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), says Nollywood is not a dumping ground for Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) evictees.
The veteran actor spoke via his Instagram page on Sunday — shortly after Boma was sent packing from the ‘Shine Ya Eye’ house alongside Tega, Michael, and Peace in what was described as BBNaija’s first-ever king-size eviction.
According to the AGN president, evicted participants of the reality show are unfit for the country’s movie industry.
“Nollywood! Not a dumping ground for evictees!!! Case closed,” he wrote.
Emeka’s post comes on the back of the latest trend of filmmakers using former BBNaija housemates in movies as some form of marketing strategy.
TheCable Lifestyle had reported how Brighto, a housemate at the 2020 edition of the reality TV show, landed his first movie role in ‘Spellbond’ by Chinyere Wilfred, the Nigerian filmmaker.
Erica Nlewedim, an ex-housemate of the BBNaija, also played a lead role alongside Efe Irele and Linda Osifo in ‘Devil in Agbada’.
A few days ago, Kemi Adetiba, the Nigerian filmmaker, hinted at the idea of starring White Money in the ‘King of Boys’ series.
The ‘Shine Ya Eye’ season has so far witnessed several twists, including a fake eviction show.
After the first two weeks, Yerins, Niyi, and Beatrice had been sent packing from the house.
The second eviction had witnessed the exit of Arin and Princess, two female housemates.
Last week, the housemates JMK, Sammie, and Maria were evicted.
A grand prize of N90 million, which is the highest in the show’s history, will be handed out to the ultimate winner.
The sum of N30 million will be the cash prize while N60 million will cover travel and other gifts.
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