Nollywood: Will You Let D'banj Help You Make A Film?
D'banj wants to go into Nollywood.
The Kokomaster established the Creative, Reality, Entertainment, Arts and Music (CREAM) in 2016, and through the platform has found Mr Real and Rayce.
Mr Real became famous after releasing the hit song 'Legbegbe', and recently signed a deal with Sony Music Africa.
Now D'banj wants to extend the benevolence of CREAM to Nollywood.
"Every month beginning from May, we will be picking 10 scripts we believe will interest the viewers and they will all be shoot and produced.
"We have 3.5 million subscribers’ already on CREAM platform and we expect more talented Nigerians to upload their scripts and music for possible assistance," he said.
Film makers who spoke to Bounce News reacted to this new development.
Imoh 'Majorboy' Umoren, who directed the new series marked the return of Ramsey Nouah to Television after 25 years, is not impressed.
"Nollywood has a low entry threshold, it has turned to an all-comers affair.
"You have to pitch first and not carry a whole script to give someone. It's confusing. I wish him the best of luck" he told Bounce News.
However, Kelechi Udegbe, who is popular for playing Officer Titus on the web series of the same name, is happy with D'banj's contribution to the film industry.
"What we need in this industry is funds. We need investors to make our films, and D'banj is a popular brand that cnn make things happen".
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Port Harcourt based film maker, Esokpunwu Kross Osakpolor is worried that Dbanj's lack of experience in Nollywood might 'get in the way'
"As long as it is free and Dbanj is not acting, if the funds will really be made available, it is a great thing. I worry that Dbanj is a new comer and he does not know much about the movie industry. I hope it is real" he said.
Meanwhile, Greg Ojefua while speaking to Bounce News said that he hopes D'banj had done his homework before setting out on this cinematic adventure.
"I hope he has studied everything, so that he does not end up doing something that would eventually fail, because the truth is that Nollywood needs all the funding it can get".
So would you watch a film produced or staring D'banj?