Filmmakers Call For sanity in Entertainment Industry
Filmmakers in Nigeria have re-emphasised the need to bring morality and sanity to the Entertainment Industry.
The emphases were made in Lagos, during the unveiling of Gospel Ministainment Movement International GMMI and Music Album.
One of Nigeria’s Filmmakers, Dr. Henry Obidi, said that the entertainment industry has been characterised with all kinds of immoral acts that was polluting the mind of young audience.
The Filmmaker explained that the dilapidating moral values in the industry made him to set up the GMMI, a platform which he said would help to build and change the mindset of young talents.
“As Christians, we are using that platform to sanitize the industry. We have seen that the entertainment industry generally is dilapidating in terms of moralistic values and the only way to change that is by ridding on that platform of morality and then changing the mindset of people,” he said.
A veteran Actor, Anthony Monjaro urged the upcoming artists to be focused and practice constantly, saying that they can do very well without going the wrong way.
He said, “The commonality among people who do well is not how crazy or loud you are, is about the work you put into your craft. The only way you can achieve success is to be good at what you do. This is gotten through constant practice, learning and growing.”
Establishment of Religious Entertainment
Earlier, the Parish Priest of St. Augustin Catholic Church Lagos, Father Livinus Orakwe said that establishing more religious entertainment and giving more support to the gospel music in the country would do a lot in bringing sanity to the entertainment industry.
He urged the youths to put their trust in God alongside hard work.
“if we establish religious entertainment, it will help the youths to know what is right and not the wrong ones that the music out there are presenting. It’s now as if for any artist to do well, you must smoke weed, join Illuminati or any kind of fraternity, or God father. But, it is not like that. You can uplift yourself through hard work and God,” Reverend Father Orakwe said.
Highlights of the event were the unveiling of Next Edutainment Generation Vision Institute of Arts and Communication, audition for twenty local and international movies and series and the unveiling of GMM music album.
The event gathered actors from Nigeria, Cameroon, Zimbabwe amongst other African Countries.