The actor also called for unity among Nigerian artiste.
Nollywood actor, Emeka Ike, on Saturday called for peaceful co-existence in the entertainment industry for the development of the sector. He also accused his colleagues of producing movies ‘without involving professionals’.
Ike told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that there must be a prevailing peaceful atmosphere for the industry to develop.
“For development to take place in the industry, Nigerian actors need to work together to promote the sector.
“Most of the Nollywood actors do their film production without involving professionals in the industry. Such attitude affects the qualities of film produced,” Ike said.
He urged the Federal Government to work with the actors’ guild to identify the right people in the industry.
“The government needs to work with the Nigerian Guild of Actors to sanction the illegal practitioners in the industry,” he said.
He urged actors, irrespective of their ethnicity, to work together to promote the entertainment industry.
Ike also urged the Federal Government to follow up the fund recently disbursed to film makers to ensure its proper usage.