Sunday, 31 July 2016

So The Nollywood Actor Who Got Burnt Was All a Stunt... Director Explained Why They Did It

A couple of days ago, news went viral that a nollywood actor, Ani Iyoho got burnt alive in a scene gone wrong while he was on set and the director, Stanlee Ohikhuare continued filming. This got the whole nation in a state of pity about the condition of the actor.

It later turned out that the whole incident was a publicity stunt as he was unharmed in anyway. All na make-up.

In a press conference, Stanlee explained why the stunt was necessary to gain such media attention.

He says that he believes the stunt would cause a remarkable change in the attitude and perception of fellow Nigerians and the world at large, towards Nollywood's potentials.

That he did it to create film awareness and industry patronage via media engagement; utilizing the ever evolving social media platform to gain reach and peculiar attention to an entire industry.

He also added that Government intervention is needed to ensure that there's adequate funding to curb ugly occurrences like the one insinuated in the circulated video.

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