Actors are not getting jobs like before due to government failure – Victor Osuagwu

Nollywood veteran, Victor Osuagwu, has lamented that due to the state of Nigeria’s economy, actors are no longer getting that many jobs like before.

He said government knows what to do to solve the problem but they have refused to show any committment to address it.

Speaking in an interview with The Punch, Osuagwu said there is no money for film production and as such filmmakers and corporate sponsors are complaining.

The comic actor said; “Actors are not getting jobs the way they used to before. Even when one seeks for sponsorship from corporate bodies and individuals, they say they don’t have money. Many of them are complaining.

“When there is no money, it affects filmmaking in our country. The government knows what the problem is, and they know what to do; but they have refused to solve it. Solving Nigeria’s problems starts from the leaders, not just the president.”

On what he has been up to lately, Osuagwu said; “I have been working but you cannot compare these days to those days where posters of our works were pasted everywhere. Now, everything is online. I do skits and I work with others too.”

Meanwhile, in similar news…

Seasoned Nigerian actor, Saidi Balogun says movie producers have stopped offering movie roles to those like him that declared support for President Bola Tinubu and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

He explained that the filmmakers belong to the opposition which is why they’ve refused to call him to star in their films ever since he became an APC member.

Saidi, who is also the assistant spokesperson of the Performing and Creative Art Directorate of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, said he supported Tinubu in the run-up to the 2023 election because he saw him as someone that could move Nigeria forward.