We Don’t Have Enough Cinemas In Nigeria – Bimbo Akintola


Veteran Actress, Bimbo Akintola talks about timeless and disposable movies, says there is no box office system in Nigeria.

During an interview with Pulse TV, the actress said that for classic movies to prevail in Nollywood, Cinemas would have to be readily available to show them at different times and locations.

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According to the actress, people still talk to her about her character ‘Tutu’ in the classic movie “Out of Bounds.”  In her opinion, the movie was loved by many either due to the relationships between the characters or the fact that the movie was so real to watch.

Sadly, anyone who wants to see such timeless Nigerian movies will have a hard time getting it as the box office system is non-functioning.

“It’s like that everywhere in the world, in every industry,” she said. “Sound of Music” is timeless. I can’t remember the last Hollywood film I saw.

“There are some stories, it’s like everything comes together at the same time to create a beautiful picture. The acting, the chemistry between the actors, the script, the technical, the director, everything comes together  to create a classic movie. When that synergy is right, the movie is everlasting,” she continues.

“I think when we have enough cinemas in Nigeria, it will work as well. Because then you can go to a bank and say ‘my last film made 500 billion dollars and I have this person and that person, and I want to shoot another movie with the money based on that.  

“Because then you can rate the movies, you can tell how much we are making on a daily basis. We can’t do that in Nigeria. We don’t have enough cinemas to say ‘box office’ really.”

Bimbo Akintola came into limelight after her performance in “Out of Bonds.” She recently featured in the forthcoming movie ’93 Days,’ where she played the role of late Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh of First Consultants Hospital, who prevented the spread of  deadly Ebola virus disease in Nigeria.

Watch interview video below

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