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Asiegbu condemns N.4m maximum fee for Nollywood stars

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  1. nkerastella

    nkerastella Active Member

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    Though the banned Nollywood stars are now free to take up various roles in the movie industry following the completion of their one year ban placed on them by the marketers, but recent developments in the industry show that the problem is far from being resolved.

    It was reliably gathered that the marketers have set N400,000 as the maximum fee for actors and actresses in Nollywood and the amount has been rejected.

    At a resolution meeting held in Awka recently, the President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) Mr. Ejike Asiegbu condemned the action of the marketers, adding that the new policy may not be effective as matters relating to contract is dependant on the marketers to offer a particular amount and the willingness of the actors/actresses to do the job at a given fee.

    “No body can pay any body’s fee. It depends on the agreement between the producer and the actor/actress,” he said.

    The AGN boss also accused the marketers of aiding the top stars by luring them with money to cross over to sets even when they knew that the actors and actress were fully engaged.

    He also requested that the AGN be left alone to discipline their own members instead of other organisations interfering with the affairs of the AGN and its members.

    It was gathered that one of the reasons the film marketers gave for the ban a year ago was that the actors/actresses accepted too many jobs and jumped from one set to another.

    However, some of the top stars who were banned refused to attend the reconciliatory meeting at Awka. They include Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD), Omotola Jalade, Genevieve Nnaji and Stella Damasus Aboderin.

    The marketers saw their absence from the meeting as insubordination and warned against it.
     
  2. nkerastella

    nkerastella Active Member

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    I hope this means our favorites(GN, RMD,SDA, etc) are already busy memorising scripts or what ?
     
  3. sky_flies

    sky_flies Well-Known Member

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    why doesnt dis marketer want 2 be sensible.hmmmmmmmmm?
     
  4. rosline

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    Hi
    I Think Is Stupid Idea From The Marketers; What A Hell They Think They Are.
    Is Better There Will Be No Stars And Super Stars In Nigeria. Hollywood And Bollywood Are Not Joking They Meat Business. Is Not This Concert They Make And Called It Movies.they Call It One And Two, Cd's Are Not Good.
    We Are Tied Of This Markter's For Detating For The Actor's And Actress.they Should Leave Them Alone.
    Rosline.
     
  5. solatoks

    solatoks naija rules 4ever

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    na wa the fees I think are took much but since the ban is over its up to the producers to choose who they want to use if they're happy with the fees these actors are commanding then fine but the bottom line is these producers will pass these fees unto us the consumers
     
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    Robbers and thieves on a film set, if you ask me...but then you didn't ask me. Abi? SO, THERE!!
     
  7. Simisola

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    Egbon Bims, i was waiting for u to post something. How've u been and how's yr w'kend so far? :) Really missed ya.
     
  8. Meddeen250

    Meddeen250 Humanitarian

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    The marketers have always behaved like illiterates and none of their actions surprise me anymore. Once a fool, always a fool. STUPID MARKETERS.
     
  9. vince

    vince Well-Known Member

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    Insurbodination??!!Bwahahahaha!Vince is laffingly speechless!Lol.
     
  10. Meddeen250

    Meddeen250 Humanitarian

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    These marketers are becoming dictatorial every day.
     
  11. vince

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    Ofcourse,anyone in their position will become dictatorial.But a level higher than them will surface soon.Let the investments in new cinema complexes around the country gather momentum first,then we will all witness their relegation into a state of insignificance in the industry.Yes,they will continue to exist,but on the sideline.That time will definitely come.
     
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    yaro mai amfani

    If it only happens i'll be very happy sha smokin:
     
  13. Meddeen250

    Meddeen250 Humanitarian

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    I hope that time comes sooner rather than later before thses marketers ruin the industry for good. :cool-smil
     
  14. zenke

    zenke Well-Known Member

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    yaro mai amfani

    U're right oh jare! once again :fing02:
     
  15. Ricardo

    Ricardo I'm Favored by God !

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    Well said Vince, they can't control the industry alone !
    Thanks to Mr. Asiegbu for a job well done ! The time is now to stand against this kind of uncivilized actions in Africa.

    Nollywood must Rise

    :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
     
  16. msjollies

    msjollies Planner Extraodinaire

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    I honestly do not know what this pple r thinking, it is unheard of, banning actors and actresses, anyway, only in Nigeria, instead of them to say that they can lo longer afford these guys.
    This type of ridiculous things do not even happen in Hollywood that they are emulating, well as someone said, let's wait and see what will happen when movie cineplexes come up.
     
  17. moviewizard

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    marketers! marketers! marketers! How many times i call una? is it until when u guys erase nollywood..thats when u would get back to ur senses? Anyway sha, oyinbo man don talk am say absolute power corrupts absolutely..
     
  18. olofofogal

    olofofogal Let d smoke carry d point

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    these marketers belong in the market,they shud stay out of issues that they cannot articulate properly in english!
     
  19. coe2005

    coe2005 Onoriode

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    if the president of AGN can be talking dis way,den dat means d actors are not safe,there is no safety for dem,they are left alone in danger,the guild has failed to protect their interest.dats why one aba idiot will come and tell dem how much to collect,they forget dey ar stars and dat their fans wont like seeing dem on okadas.
     
  20. vince

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    How would they control who pays who what?If i want to pay 1 mill to a star,that is my business and i do not have to answer to anybody.The whole thing is just laughable,really.
    Negotiations on fees will now be a secret deal between the producers and the stars.Abi ko tan bi?
     
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