It is not everyday one reads this sort of news. Most of us back home don't appreciate our own. But those from outside the country see better and know better and understand better that we are getting there.
David Oyetokunbo Oyelowo, has made remarks that point to his leaving Hollywood for Nollywood.
When asked in a recent interview how he feels about Nollywood industry, the British-Nigerian actor and producer said, “Nollywood oscillates between being the second and third-biggest film industry in the world. I can tell by the profile that they are gaining, that it’s not going to be long before I — to be perfectly frank, as someone who has established their career in Western film making — am going to be desirous to go back and make a film that would be deemed a Nollywood movie.”
He added that for him, excellence was key and he would love to work with the best filmmakers wherever or whoever they are.
“And of course there’s going to be a very particular desire to do that if that is happening in Nigeria. I believe it won’t be long before movies coming out of Nigeria are going to be at a world-class level,” he said.
His most famous films include The Last King of Scotland, The Butler and Selma.
In case you don't know who David Oyetokunbo Oyelowo is, he is a two-time Golden Globe-nominated British star, who spent part of his childhood in Nigeria. He is among the flock of movie stars attending the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in Canada.
We're looking forward to having you back home David.