Nollywood actor Ibrahim Chatta has said he sees his exclusion from the annual Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards as a conspiracy against him.
The thespian’s fans wondered why she wasn’t considered for the nominations despite her talented acting, particularly in “King of Thieves,” which earned her nominations in the AMVCA award categories.
Chatta, however, said that he is not worried about his nomination, but that the organizers never extended an invitation.
Speaking on a radio show which she reposted on her Instagram page, the Nollywood actress said she often felt her works were not prominent enough.
He said: “I didn’t feel bad about being left off the shortlist, because even though you think you’re working, your friends are working too, and the best has to be chosen every year. But my problem is that I am not invited and this seems like a conspiracy against me.
“I understand that not everyone is nominated in the categories, but at least I should be invited, but no. So it seems to me: are my works not worthy enough? Because I used to see my young colleagues, including the newcomers to Nollywood, all showing up in different outfits at the event.”
Chatta said that he would not allow any award to affect his career, adding that his goal was to win an Oscar before departing from this world.
He said: “I will receive an Oscar before I leave this world. I don’t want an award to interfere with my ability or my work. When you start thinking about not getting an award, it makes you tired, and I don’t want to be. Oscar is my goal”