Yul Edochie, the actor and politician, has claimed that the Nigerian movie industry has become a dumping ground for “blockheads”.


The actor was reflecting on the happenings in Nollywood in an Instagram post on Thursday.

Edochie said the movie industry is being besieged by “all the dummies around” as everyone now craves to be a film star.

He also said there is no more respect for acting like in the past because it is now an all-comers affair.


“Everybody wan be actor and actress. All the dummies around want to be actors and actresses. Nollywood has turned into dumping ground for blockheads. Even people that can’t speak good English have become actors and actresses in English movies unlike before,” he wrote.

“People who know nothing about the craft are actors and actresses. No respect for the profession anymore.
Nollywood don suffer. Somehow everything dies in this country. Why??”

Edochie has always been in the news since he announced the arrival of a child with Judy Austin, his second wife, in April.


The actor is not the only prominent person who has weighed into conversations bordering on the standard in Nollywood.

Last year, Emeka Rollas, president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), said the industry is not a dumping ground for Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) evictees.

His comment followed the rising trend of filmmakers using former BBNaija housemates in movies as some form of marketing strategy.

“Nollywood! Not a dumping ground for evictees!!! Case closed,” he had written.


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