Nollywood actress and APC member, Foluke Daramola-Salako has come out to say that now that President Muhammadu Buhari has clinched four more years, the Nollywood movie industry will do all within its power to ensure he focuses on the sector.
She revealed all this in a recent interview with Sunday Scoop.
Her words, “We will force him to pay attention to the movie industry because that is why we voted for him. We want him to create a ministry of entertainment. There are a lot of issues that need to be treated, and we cannot continue to be under the ministry of tourism.
“We also want him to build cinemas under a public-private partnership programme. That way, we can have our own cinemas, specially for indigenous movies. We need stringent laws to deal with cinema owners so that their charges can be reduced. Right now, the cinemas get 70 per cent of earnings while the movie producer takes 30 per cent. At the end of the day, we end up making next to nothing. So, the tariff has to be reduced.
“Some of us took part in the electoral process because we have to take charge of our destinies. If we are not part of them, we wouldn’t be able to make input when critical decisions that have to do with us are taken.”
“I have never hidden the fact that I have been a card-carrying member of the All Progressives Congress since the party was formed. You cannot tell me that because I am an actor, I cannot express myself; that is absolutely preposterous. Desmond Elliot is an actor and a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly. If he wasn’t a part of politics, how would he have got into the House? I actually intend to go for a position later and if I don’t belong to any party, I wouldn’t be able to do that.”