Make Movies Promoting Peace, Unity, Not Rituals – President, Actors Guild of Nigeria Tells Filmmakers

The President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, has urged the Federal Government to leverage the  reach of Nollywood to promote peace and unity in the country, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

Rollas made the call at the International Summit on Peace and Unity for Nigeria on Saturday in Abuja.

The summit with the theme, ‘Promoting Peace within our Borders’, was convened  by the Chairman of UN Rescue Services, Steve Midalah; National Coordinator of the National Youth Development Project, Bonaventure Chimee; and the ALGON Peace Project, and others.

Rollas noted that there was a need to change the narrative about Nigeria from the worst to the better. He said, “Film producers should produce films that would promote peace and unity in the country, not only  rituals, love, weddings and what have you, because, without peace, we cannot enjoy love and weddings.

“I want to urge the government to use films as a better medium to promote peace and unity in the country.

“The influence that Nollywood has around the world can be used by the government and its agencies to promote peace, unity and peaceful co-existence.

“It is also necessary to state that many filmmakers in the country are looking for commercial success, thus, they may not venture into propagating peace and unity. The government can fill the gap.”

The AGN president added that the guild remained a change agent, adding that what they did in films was what viewers imbibed in their day to day living and as such,  peace and unity should be preached in films.


About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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