A movie producer and actress, Rahama Sadau, has called on the Nigerian government to fund the movie industry, adding that lack of funds is affecting the production of quality Nollywood movies.
Speaking at the premiere of a movie ‘The Plan’ in Abuja, he said, “Government should look into the creative industry so that we can be a bigger industry.
“The lack of funding has been a major setback for the entire industry. We have a lot of talent. We have a lot of creativity, but little or no funding.
“We have almost 90% of filmmakers who bring their own money to produce films. So what I will always ask for is government involvement. We’ve seen Avatar, Wakanda and more. He is not the only person who made the film, there are many producers.
The film ‘The Plan’, which portrays the culture of the people of northern Nigeria, will premiere on Netflix on Friday, February 3, 2023.
The film, which premiered in Abuja on Saturday night, with a plot based on trust and loyalty, would be Netflix’s first film focused on northern Nigeria, with the majority of the cast and executive producers based in the north. country.
Directed by Dimbo Atiya and produced by Rahama Sadau and Safina Mohamed, the series features a host of stars from the movie industry including Ali Nuhu, Mofe Duncan, Rosaline Churchill and Yakubu Mohammed among others.
Sadau and Nuhu who spoke to journalists also stated that the movie is expected to attract and bring more Hausa speakers across the African continent and Nigerians in the northern region to Netflix.