Seasoned Nollywood actor Diamond Okechi has beckoned on Nigeria’s government to invest in the movie making industry, as the sector continues to positively affect the economy of the nation.
Okechi, who came into limelight with his appearance in 2007 film, “The Enemy of the House’ argued that the film industry can become Nigeria’s next oil if the government gives it the attention it deserves.
He said: “Hollywood contributes a sizable percentage to America’s GDP. Likewise, Bollywood is one of the mainstays of the Indian economy. There is nothing stopping Nollywood from becoming a big money-spinning sector for Nigeria.”
Adding, “With significant funds invested in the sector and an enabling national policy on film, Nollywood will become the envy of the world. We have the creative talents to produce the best films in the world. Check out our products on Netflix. They are testaments that we have what it takes to position Nollywood as the No 1 film industry in the world.”
Diamond Okechi however, praised Nigerian filmmakers for against all odds making Nollywood recognized worldwide.
He said, “Despite the economic challenges in the country, Nollywood actors and producers did not relent, but rather we are finding ways around the adversities and continue to produce edifying movies for our fans.”
Diamond Okechi is an Anambra State indigene, from a family of 6, (5 boys and a girl).
He is easily described as an easy going person that takes one thing at a time.
Since his journey into Nollywood, Diamond Okechi has maintained a clean slate – no controversy, no negative vibes around him.
The soft spoken thespian says he loves meeting people and making new friends.
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