Genevieve Nnaji has denied ever calling Nollywood ‘bland and mediocre’.
While explaining her absence on screen, the star actress in a recent interview with Punch Newspaper was reported to have said she wouldn’t be returning to the ‘blandness and mediocrity that characterised Nollywood in the past’.
Genny says the publication misquoted as she never used those words. She took to her Instagram page to explain;
” never called my industry bland and mediocre. Truth or not, they were NOT MY WORDS. As a person/writer, you can ‘assume what you like about my thought process but DO not project those thoughts as ‘quotes’ by me‘, she wrote.
She also said the move from the publication was ‘distasteful, insensitive and quite unprofessional’, adding that she remains loyal to the industry that made her who she is today.
“It’s distasteful, insensitive and quite unprofessional. It’s insulting to those limited few working hard to make a difference in the industry. I am a product of Nollywood and my loyalty remains unshaken‘, she ended her statement.
The actress’ alleged opinion on Nollywood has been met with harsh reactions, especially from movie director Collins Chidebere who has charged the actress to take the first step forward if she’s so eager to see Nollywood improve.