John Okafor Laments Menace Of Pirates In Nollywood


Nollywood comic actor, John Okafor, popularly known as ‘Mr Ibu’ has lamented the nefarious activities of pirates in the Nigerian film industry. According to him, “the activities of pirates have impacted negatively on movie production in Nollywood.
“The Nigerian movie industry is blossoming with production rate of about 50 movies weekly, however, the potential of the fast growing industry is hampered by impostors and pirates”, he said.
Mr Ibu also stated that efforts put into writing and production of a movie by actors and actresses were jeopardised by those engaged in piracy. He attributed the challenge of piracy in the industry to bad eggs in post production stage who hinder the efforts of the actors.
The comic actor however, said that he would not be deterred by the actions of unscrupulous individuals or groups.
Okafor who has over 350 movies to his credit urged everyone involved in film production and management in Nigeria to strive to protect the industry while it is still possible.
“Despite being a manager of football players and also trying my hands in boxing, acting in Nollywood is what I am destined to do, if it dies, my destiny as well as many others will die”, he said.