Why Nollywood is not what I expected – Movie producer, Angel Samuda opens up

Nollywood actress turned producer, Angel Samuda has expressed disappointment with what she saw when she joined Nollywood.

The seasoned producer said that she saw a lot in Nollywood, adding that the industry is not what she thought it was.

The actress, who did not detail her experience in Nollywood, stated this while talking about her early life and struggles in the Nigerian movie industry.

The producer also told the story of how her father impacted her life and how the experience of being under his mentorship changed her life, generally.

“Grew up with my dad. Liberal, funny, loving yet extremely strict, typical no-nonsense man”, The Akwa-Ibom born actress told Hustle Magazine.

“My childhood was never fun, though I cherished the parenting my parents gave me because it moulded me morally and intellectually to who I am today.

The thespian, on the struggle to navigate the movie industry, said: “My first movie was a friend’s job. During the production, I learnt and saw a lot, that the industry is not just what I thought it was.

“The next job I featured in was mine and there I decided to be a producer and an actor”.

Samuda, who has so far produced over 10 movies, added that she plans on setting up a talent academy where she can teach young intending actors and educate other people on various crafts.


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