Nollywood actor, Alex Ekubo, on Thursday called on the Federal Government to make budgetary provisions for the nation’s entertainment industry in order to improve quality and attract revenue for the government.
Ekubo, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said the challenge of limited funds was peculiar to every film maker in the country.
“The Federal Government should have a specific budget for entertainment sector every year, especially movie and music.
“They should also believe in the sectors, because when you believe in something, you will definitely support it and want to see it grow and succeed.
“Hollywood is where it is today not just because of the support they get from the government but corporations and well-meaning individuals who believe in entertainment.
“From my own point of view, the only sectors that are doing well in Nigeria today are the music and movie industries.
“When the sector is supported yearly with government budget, support from corporate organisations and well-meaning individuals, it will grow bigger and generate revenue for the government,’’ he said.
According to him, every movie comes with peculiar challenges; even on this particular one because we are trying to achieve a world-class production with limited funds and we are doing the best possible.
He stressed that there were so much movie makers would want to achieve, but could only try their best with what they have on ground.