July 20, 2024

Bella Ebinum, a rising star in Nollywood, has expressed her wish to appear in bigger roles since she is sick of playing country people in films.

Bella Ebinum
Bella Ebinum

When Asaba-based actors, including herself, were overlooked in the recently held Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA), there was a public outcry, and this is what she said in response.

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Recall how the award show’s organizers came under fire for omitting to recognize and nominate actors from the Eastern and Southern regions of Nigeria, like Destiny Etiko, Yul Edochie, and Junior Pope.

Bella Ebinum
Bella Ebinum

After the incident, Bella Ebinum defended AMVCA online by claiming that they did not recognize actors and producers based in Asaba because of the caliber of the movies they produced.

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She added that she was tired of constantly appearing in films with a rural setting or a witches’ theme. She claimed that they like to make movies with repeated plots.

Bella Ebinum
Bella Ebinum

Bella Ebinum continued by urging filmmakers to make meaningful films with engaging plots because they might one day be recognized at award shows in the future.

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She says that;

Do good movies; every time you people will keep repeating the same stories. I’m tired of acting in village movies; let’s upgrade. When you upgrade, they will recognize you, people. I don’t blame them for not recognizing you; just do good movies.

She said.

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