Daddy Freeze has given a response to Desmond Elliot after the latter mentioned that government should ban foreign movies to allow local contents to grow.
The 45-year-old representing Surulere constituency at the Lagos State house of assembly, made the statement while speaking on the current situation of the country’s Movie Industry.
According to him, the Federal Government should make it difficult for foreign content to come into the country so that local content from Nigeria can grow.
Nigerians however believe his proposal does not have a strong reasoning behind it as the stakeholders in the Nigerian movie industry could as well step-up their games to compete with the foreign contents.
“He lost me at “ban all foreign content”.. Coca-Cola does not need to compete with pepsi, there’s enough sun for everyone.. Work on your brand and grow and support it” a social media user wrote
While reacting to the statement Daddy Freeze said Nigerians have the choice to choose what they will be paying for and rather than the movie producer calling for the ban of foreign movies, it would be better if the stakeholders in Nollywood could up their game to that Hollywood standard.
‘Dear Brother Desmond, I love you, but I’m not with you on this. I should be able to choose what I want to watch if I’m paying for it, shouldn’t I?
Why don’t you strive to raise Nollywood to Hollywood standards and then people will gravitate towards Nollywood naturally?’.