Cock Crow at Dawn Actress Tasks Filmmakers on Quality Content

Remember Nigerian TV star, Ene Oloja? She was one of the pioneers of Nollywood & the beauty who starred as  “Zamaye” in “Cock Crow at Dawn” and later played the sister to the late MacArthur Fom (of the Nosa fame) in “Behind the Clouds”, both rested but timeless Nigeria Television Authority drama serials of repute.

 

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Ene Oloja, in a recent chat with newsmen, urged filmmakers in the country to improve the quality of content to gain wider acceptance, break even and impact more on the society. The actress who is currently in Abuja for the shooting of the movie, `Zero Hour’, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday that content is key to the success of any movie.

She is playing Hauwa in the new movie alongside Nollywood’s Richard Mofe Damijo, Eucharia Anunobie, Alex Ekubo and Kannywood’s Rahama Sadau, Ali Nuhu and many others.

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She emphasised that content that deals with domestic violence for men and women, mental health issues as a result of drug abuse, and dynamics of families, would impact better on society.

According to her, such issues should form content for movies, to help people to understand how to deal with them in their communities.

“There is an epidemic of drug abuse in the country and the whole world; a lot of families are suffering either because their kids are on hard drugs or out of school.

“Also, it is important to get input from social workers, professionals on mental health and other fields when writing the scripts, so that they can proffer solutions.

“When viewers or families watch such movie or series, it will give them an idea on how to deal with particular issues; we need to be able to give content that will help people.

“This is because we can’t shape the psyche of our community, but we can touch one life; and when you touch one life, you have touched 10 or more,’’ Mr. Oloja said.

She noted that it was important for filmmakers to take care of the content they are putting out.

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