Nollywood produces 416 movies in Q1, 2021 ― NBS

By Benjamin Njoku

•Tasks presidential flagbearers on their blueprints for creative industry

Against the backdrop of recent visit to All Progressive Congress, APC, presidential candidate Bola Tinubu in Abuja, by some notable actors, the National Executive Committee of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, has warned its members to desist from doing anything that would jeopardize the interest and purpose of the guild.

The guild also has called on all Presidential candidates to come out with their blueprints on how to develop the creative industry.

Rising from a one-day crucial meeting, AGN-NEC said as a non-political and non-profit making association, the guild cannot openly support or campaign for any candidate in the forthcoming general elections.

AGN-NEC however noted that individual members have the right to campaign for, support, promote and even endorse any candidate of their choice. It, however, warned that such individual members do not represent the interest of the guild and must not speak in a manner of representing the actors’ body.

AGN-NEC then threatened to sanction any member who violates the order accordingly.

Meanwhile, the National President, Ejezie Emeka Rollas has advised members of the guild to take into cognisance the manifesto of the various party candidates for the creative industry especially, on how to develop Nollywood before giving their support. AGN-NEC has  also expressed its resolve to embark on various enlightenment campaigns to sensitize Nigerians further on the need to have a peaceful national election in February 2023. Recall that some actors including Zack Orji, Saidi Balogun, Foluke Daramola, Benedict Johnson and Gentle Jack recently paid a visit to All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate Bola Tinubu in Abuja.

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