Ramsey Nouah has said that Nollywood film Directors should be held responsible for the inadequate acting problems in Nollywood.
Ramsey Nouah said it’s the job of the Directors to get the best out of their actors.
Noah while speaking during a session at the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) last week, stressed that creativity needs to reinvent, and that the acting in the industry must catch up with the technical improvements. He said acting in Nollywood needs a lot of improvement before it can be considered satisfactory for viewers.
He said: “I still find a lot of disconnect between the technicality and creativity in my industry right now. I see that the creative, which is the art part of filmmaking, is still not as deep as I want it to be.
“Performances from the actors are not deeply rooted. We have good quality technical going on, but it’s almost like oil and water not mixing properly.”
“If you can’t get an Oscar-winning performance from an actor, the fault is not the actor, but the Director. If you can’t deliver as an actor, the problem is the Director that cast you.”
Nouah made his directing debut with “Living in Bondage: Breaking Free” in 2019, a sequel to the 1992 classic, “Living In Bondage” and has gone on to also direct “Rattle Snake: The Ahanna Story”, a sequel and remake, respectively, of classic Nollywood film from the 90s, “Rattle Snake”.
His received critical acclaim, and he won a Best Director award at the 2020 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) with “Living in Bondage: Breaking Free”, but “Rattle Snake: The Ahanna Story” was not as acclaimed as the former.