Nollywood actress, Praise Sam Ogan, has issued a letter of change to the Nigeria movie industry.
The budding actress took to her Instagram page yesterday, July 20, 2021, to advice Nollywood about the narrative of a successful Igbo man links to rituals.
She said this is where most people get the narrative that any successful Igbo man who spends or is seen as an influential person has undergone rituals which is popularly called “Blood Money”.
The actress said she has seen hard working Igbos who make clean and legit wealth from scratch.
She wrote, “A Letter to MY NOLLYWOOD!!
How are you?
Hope you’re doing great?
A quick one!!
“Please, can we glorify the hardworking part of IGBO MEN, in our movies??
alllllllll the time!!
“I mean, people are beginning to see it as a norm and if you really want to look into it yeah, IGBO MEN IN NIGERIA ARE THE MOST HARDWORKING MEN!!!
Yes I said what I said!! With my FULL CHEST!!
“Even the ladies”
“Let me take you back to the comments about (the #Oba celebration of life )
“The comment section was filled with a lot of Negativity!!
Wow ! So an Igbo man can’t make clean money again?? I don’t understand it…
“I have stayed in the midst of them (they talk about business, 80 percent of all the times, always very calculative)… I mean, we (Nollywood) are MINISTERS TOO!! we preach through our movies and subconsciously get into the minds of people!!!
“So, I beckon on our writers to please showcase more of ‘REAL, CLEAN, GROWTH STORIES’ not just for the IGBO MEN! But especially for them, because we kinda gave them this Look, through our movies!!
“Ps: I’m not dating any Igbo man oh! Just saying the Bitter truth
“THEY WORK VERY HARD, and that part of them
“Thanks & GOD BLESS US ALL. I am – PRAISE SAM OGAN