“I’m tired of acting in village movies” – Actress, Bella Ebinum laments after AMVCA snub
Bella Ebinum a rising Nollywood actress has stated that she wants to act in more interesting roles and not just village movies.
She said this as a reaction to public outcry after Asaba actors, including her, were snubbed at the recently concluded Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards.
Remember that organizers of this award show were criticized for failing to recognize actors from the Eastern and Southern parts of Nigeria such as Destiny Etiko and Yul Edochie and not nominating them in any category.
Following the outburst, Bella went online to defend AMVCA, stating that they did not recognize Asaba-based actors and producers because of the quality of movies they churn out.
She said they are fond of producing movies with the same recycled storylines, adding that she is fed up with acting in village-themed and witchcraft movies all the time…
Speaking further, Bella encouraged producers to create impactful movies with compelling storylines, as this could potentially lead to recognition in future award ceremonies.
In her words, “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.”