Breaking into Nollywood is tough – BBNaija star, Saga

Former contestant of Big Brother Naija ‘Shine Ya Eye’ Adeolu Okusaga popularly known as Saga, has said it is tough for reality TV stars to break into Nollywood.

The artist said filmmakers are weary of giving BBNaija Alumni movie roles because they don’t want to give them the impression that they are entitled to it simply because they participated in Big Brother.

Saga tough break into Nollywood

Saga made this known in a recent chat with Saturday Beats, where he revealed that he has starred in a few movies. He explained that it may be a little difficult for them to be accepted in the Nigerian movie industry, but they will get there eventually.

He said; “I have acted in a few movies. It was tough breaking into Nollywood because most Nollywood practitioners don’t want us to feel like because we went to Big Brother’s House, we are entitled to these things. So, one has to earn it somehow. It may be a little bit difficult, but eventually one will get there little by little.”

The 29-year-old graduate of engineering also talked about the impact and influence his late mother had on him while growing up.

He said; “My mum always did charity and it used to exhaust me as a kid. She used to drag me along for the ones she did in the church and personal ones too. So, I want to also have that kind of impact on my generation.”

Saga added; “One’s upbringing plays a big role in how one perceives life when one grows up. Kids should be taught to have empathy, to be kind, and to share so that they understand that life is not all about them. If other people do not have up to what one has, it doesn’t mean they are lesser. These are key values children must receive from their parents.”