Award winning Nollywood actor, O.C Ukeje has urged Lagos practitioners to be prompt at events.
The actor, known for always being frank, dismissed the normal “African-time” theology, saying coming to events early enough actually portrays the “value” of the event to the rest of the world.
The ‘Two Brides And A Baby’ star went on to state that AFRIFF is a safe place to portray good and quality produced African films which needs to be shared across the continent with actors expected to network for better collaborations.
“When you play in the local scene and see what other competitors are doing across the globe, it forces you to raise your standards. It forces you to think about what perspective you want your own films to come from; What kinds of subject matter to discuss in your scripts…
“It opens the doors for collaborations, really. Because you meet producers, film makers and they get to see the films around here and go ‘I saw your film and it was really nice’ and you guys start up conversations that could lead to something that may not be executed immediately but over time basically.” he ended.