Friday, April 26, 2019
Nollywood is a Circle- Actress Tonto Dikeh
Tonto Dikeh, a Nollywood actress, says female practitioners in the industry share the same men, clothes and movies.
The 33-year old actress made this disclosure in an interview with PlusTVAfrica while reacting to claims of rivalry trends in Nigeria’s movie industry.
Barely five months ago, Ayo Makun, a comedian cum movie producer, had shared a lengthy post on his Instagram post asserting that the Nigerian movie industry is a community where ‘enmity reigns supreme’.
Tonto confirmed that the intense rivalry springs from the fact that actors in the Nigerian movie industry compete for the same goal.
“We are all fighting for the same thing. It’s a circle, we share the same men, the same clothes, the same movies, the same things, so it’s a circle… Why would you want to be friends with someone who wants to take your life?”Tonto said.
Although the actress could not provide any valid evidence to support her claim, she insisted that Nollywood actress recycle and date the same men.
The actress went further to decry the current state of films churned out from Nollywood.
“There is no adrenaline rush when you’re watching Nigerian movies,” she said.
Speaking on some controversies in which she had been caught up over the years, Tonto said though the negative remarks are ‘frustrating’, they have also proven to be beneficial.
“I am still one of the most talked about. The controversy kept me at that stage where I make money from people. I don’t look for trouble, so when you come at me, especially in a negative way, sometimes it is just so frustrating,” she said.