The Nigeria movie entertainment industry is popularly known as Nollywood. It is the biggest movie industry in Africa and sits on the number three position behind Bollywood (India) and Hollywood (America) globally.
Getting into Nollywood might seem like an hard task, with that in mind, here are some tips on how to start your acting career in Nigeria;
Talent is the key to longevity in the world of light, camera and action! Lets take for example Mr Olu Jacobs, a seasoned actor who started as far back as 1971 in a film titled Murderous Angel and he is still sorted after by many director up till date.
Pay deaf ears to any one telling you to satisfy him in bed before getting a acting role, with -your talent and patience, you will eventually rise to fame.
Be Passionate and Polish the talent
Getting the talent is not enough to be a successful actor/actress in Nigeria.To be a proffesional, you will need to polish your talent by registering under a film academy.
A film academy is equipped with proficient actors and instructors who knows their onions when it comes to acting. They will help you sharpen your talent and make you stand out.
By Registering and attending auditions
Auditions is the platform to showcase acting abilities. Attending auditions opens doors of opportunity for you. You never can tell, you may please a director and grab a leading role.
Be very cautious, there are many phony auditions advert in the street and social media, carry out a proper enquiry about any audition before investing your time on it.
In this modern era of social media, we have seen people turn celebrities over night. If you aspire to become an actor/ actress in Nigeria, ensure you have an instagram account.
With an instagram account, you can keep up to date with your favourite nollywood stars. Not only that, you can make a video of your self acting or doing a comedy skit.
There are movie directors and Producers who use iinstagram and once you video go viral, you may get called up. A vivid example is Etinosa Idemudia. She rosed into fame and got movie roles via posting comedy skit n instagram.