Why I was secretly blacklisted from Nollywood – Actress, Joke Silva Narrates
Veteran actress, Joke Silva has opened up on how she was blacklisted by some movie practitioners and entrepreneurs.
During the interview with Chude Jideonwo, Joke disclosed how she felt when the movie producers and marketers in the film industry blacklisted her from the industry.
Reflecting on the incident, she stated:
“Years in the past we did this movie and the producer, you realize at the moment, that was the time when all of the entrepreneurs have been getting concerned in motion pictures. And this marketer got here to our home, we have been residing in Ikeja on the time, introduced cash for myself and my husband to return on this film that that they had already began taking pictures and so they wished us to play the dad and mom of the star of the movie.
We stated, ‘okay why not’ and the cash was proper there so ‘okay, let’s go’. Then we began taking pictures. It was Fred Amata who directed on the time. We began taking pictures and issues have been going a bit rocky till someday, we have been ready for the lead actress. We obtained on location, they instructed us we needed to be on location by 8 within the morning and we obtained on location on time. We have been by no means late. Acquired dressed. And we have been ready. And ready. And ready. Until 4 within the afternoon.
When the marketer then brings the star together with them to location, I circled and I regarded to Fred and I stated ‘Fred, I’m contracted to work with you for two weeks, I gives you 2 further days on these 2 weeks cuz I do know what location could be like. After these 2 days, if we don’t end, I’m strolling’. Fred stated ‘I totally understand’ however I’m certain he didn’t imagine I’d do it. When these 2 days have been up, we nonetheless had one scene and it was presupposed to be a really essential scene within the movie. I didn’t present up o! I didn’t present up.
It was a giant marketer at the moment and this man couldn’t imagine it. (He was shouting this and that,) ‘get her here’, I stated ‘get to where? Abeg’. And due to that, I used to be secretly blacklisted for fairly some time. Mine was by no means introduced but it surely was completed and I actually couldn’t give a fuvk.”