Friday, May 31, 2019

Comic Actors In Nigeria Are Treated As Like Inferiors

Talented fast-rising Nollywood comic actor,  Inegbenebor Odion Steve aka "Alwayzhappi4u" has decried the lack of respect for comic acting in the industry.

In an interview with entertainment reporters over the weekend, "alwayzhappi4u" who has featured as a comic actor in movies like "Once Upon A Goal", "Benevolence" , "Drives" etc expresses dissapointed that many of his colleagues and Nigerians alike reason that the role of a comic actor in a movie is not important and so are comic actors. 

"It's sad really how some people reason in this parts of the world, in Hollywood every type of actor is giving due respect and serious payment because no form of acting is easy, but in Nollywood you still find people who treat you or look at you like a lesser being because you play a comic role. Comedy is a multi-million billion Naira industry and the treatment in Nollywood is one of the reasons some younger acts prefer to go into the stand up comedy style," the comic actor said. 

He continues; "one ofbthe role of a comic actor is to bring comic relief to a script and it takes a lot to make people relax and laugh. Unlike most other roles,  you cant even just make people laugh by going by a script,  you have to search deep withon and add some originality and ingenuity to the craft. But you will hear people say,  'he just a comic actor'.  The most annoying one is some so called big actors feeling too important because they are acting 'serious' roles.These are some challenges but some of us who have a passion for our  job can never be discouraged."

"Alwayzhappi4u" is also known for his viral comedy skits such as "Man Na Man, "How To Make Money Without Stress",  "Arm Neighbour", and more.


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