Grace Amah, a veteran Nollywood actress, has said that new-age actors in the Nigerian movie industry have no respect for their seniors.

The Ebonyi-state indigene told Broadway TV in an interview that returning to the screen after a long hiatus was not a walk in the park.

“It took a lot of work and when I mean work, I mean a lot of prayers and waiting on the Lord so to speak.

“At a point, it seemed like the name Grace Amah didn’t ring a bell and I was surprised. I have spent almost two decades of my life in a particular industry and why shouldn’t anyone know about Grace Amah. Suddenly, I received a call earlier in the year and I was told about a production where they wanted old faces and I was happy.”

The University of Lagos graduate said although the production quality of the new Nollywood is better, desperation is evident among the practitioners.

“I don’t want to use the word old and new but Nollywood back then and now, there’s a lot of difference.

“There was professionalism, care and love; people looked out for one another but what I see now is a lot of desperation and people want to outshine the other which is not a bad thing but when it becomes a selfish thing, there is a problem.

“There’s nonchalance, not taking the profession as it’s supposed to be, not respecting your seniors just because we find ourselves on a particular set, it looks as if everybody is now the same or we are mates that’s the difference I see.

“In terms of production, there’s a lot of difference and improvement in terms of scripting, camera quality.”

Amah first appeared in ‘Chain Reaction’ in 1999 and has since featured in various movies and television soap operas.



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