Veteran comic actor, Mr John Okafor popularly known as Mr Ibu has said the rising spate of homosexuality in the Nigerian movie industry is another major problem hitting the industry.
He said this while speaking in a recent with Leadership, while answering a question on the challenges facing the industry since he acted his first gig in 1978.
He said, “For one , piracy came in and crept into the very fabric of the movie industry.
“A lot of other things came in too and shrank the growth and speedy rise of the industry.
“Homosexuality came in , lesbianism came in and a whole lot of people in the industry became members of these devilish acts to bring the spirit down .
“I came out and told them that this kind of spirit kills the spirit of the movie industry because all it does is to come close to somebody that actually devotes time for the industry, to make the industry grow through their respective offices and companies , making these persons they come close to start second – guessing what they are offering .
“I said to them , if you are indulging in this kind of devilish group , it won ’t work and because of that some slacked.
“Nollywood is my main constituency , so when things are happening on my watch that speaks contrary to what the industry is trying to portray then somebody has to speak up .
“But we still have a lot of people that take the industry very seriously, delving into the business and projecting a better name for the industry.”