actress and media personalityalias has advised filmmakers to look beyond the cinema to exhibit and promote their films, as not all films are made for that.
In an interview with Sunday Scoop, Folu pointed out that while movies shown in theaters have prestige, their visibility is also limited, especially in Nigeria. She further said that this leaves her confused as to why so many people still rush into the movies.
“I’m confused why so many people still rush into the movies. While I think the cinema is great and has a certain level of prestige, it is limited in terms of funding. Their visibility is also limited, especially in Nigeria.
“How many cinemas do we have in Nigeria? How many cinemas do we have in Lagos? It’s a case where your bathroom at home doesn’t work and you’re wearing designer shoes outside. it’s packaging. The cinema is necessary for certain types of films. I don’t think everyone should rush into the movies.”
Folu also urged filmmakers to strive to bring their works to other parts of the world. She added;
“Filmmakers must want the world to see their works. That is what our musicians have done. Are our musicians just clamoring to be heard in Lagos? They want their music to be global. You want the rest of the world to be your market. That’s the idea. That is my approach to cinema. For whatever we (artists) are doing in entertainment, we need to stamp our stories globally and think about ownership.”