Jade Osiberu has just started a series about Nollywood on Twitter, sharing her thoughts about the inner workings and offering nuggets of wisdom for upcoming actors and other creatives seeking to break into the industry. Titled Viva La Nollywood, the award-winning director had the first installment of the series published on Saturday. ”Also know that Nollywood is such a young industry, there’s a lot of experimenting & evolving still. So don’t accept when anyone tells you this is the only way to succeed.” Osiberu tells upcomers in a tweet. ”It’s the only way they know to success. It doesn’t have to be your story.”
I’m starting a series called VIVA LA NOLLYWOOD where I will share some of my thoughts, ideas and learnings about filmmaking but in particular about Nollywood, an industry I am very passionate about. Here’s the first thread…
— Jade Osiberu (@jadeosiberu) July 17, 2020
Not many Nollywood actors working today had someone give them advice about the industry when they started out, and that’s why Osiberu’s series will prove to be a useful resource. In this era of social media, where information can be curated and made easier to find via hashtags and emojis, Viva La Nollywood is showing that dynamism, towing in the path of Teju Cole’s tweet sensation Small Fates.
Importantly, Viva La Nollywood could spur conversations needed in the industry and addresses issues on every level. From the look of things, we should expect another installment by next Saturday.
When Bernard Dayo isn’t writing about pop culture, he’s watching horror movies, anime and trying to pretend his addiction to Netflix isn’t a serious condition.