North Losing Its Talents – Abueh
The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Kaduna state chapter, has lamented the rate at which the North is losing its talents due to lack of investors in film and musical production in the region.
Chairperson of the Association, Queen Abueh, said on daily basis, talents from the region, especially Kaduna, move towards Lagos because there is more market for them there.
Abueh made this known to Conscience Triumph in an interview shortly after the Association honored the Kaduna state Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalist, Garba Mohammed, as its Patron.
According AGN, in recent times, lots of young people have been embracing entertainment; as such, there is the need for the government and private investors to key into production, because that would serve as a means of job creation and a way of taking the youths off the streets.
Abueh pointed out that, when there are producers and investors, the better the competition and results, as well as so much revenue to be accrued.
She said, “So far, so good, we say Kudos to the producers we are having; but still, the level of production in the state is poor. We are growing in film-making because we have large membership that can shoot up to 40 kinds of films or be on 40 locations on daily basis but lack the necessary support.
“We have also met with the government to bring market for us in Kaduna state just like the film market in Onitcha and Alaba Market in Lagos; we want our own film market so that jobs will be available for the youths instead of them hanging around and be seen at ugly places – they will sell movies and see themselves also as stars.”
On piracy, she said, it’s a disease that is gradually going down, which could be eradicated if combined efforts are made by all stakeholders.