An actress, Debby Felix, is of the opinion that more diverse stories are now coming out of Nollywood.
In an interview with Sunday Scoop, she said, “These days, Nollywood tells stories of things that truly occur in society. We also tell political stories, as well as things that go on in schools, streets and homes.
“Aside from the stories, there are also relatable themes. Slangs that people use online and in real life now make their ways to our movies, and that makes them more relatable. Producers and directors now put in more efforts to make our movies relatable to the Nigerian audience, both within and outside the country.”
Sharing her view on what makes Nollywood different from other film industries in the world, Felix said, “In Nollywood, we are beginning to put in more efforts in cinematography and storytelling. More of our stories are now going on the big screens.
“The world is beginning to see and hear more of our stories. Before, characters in our films bore foreign names such as ‘Tracy’, ‘Debby’ and ‘Kelvin’. But now, we use Nigerian names such as ‘Ishaya’. We are selling our culture more than ever before.”