A Nollywood filmmaker Niyi Akinmolayan is churning over what he describes as a lack of creativity by Nigeria actors who give thanks to God whenever accepting awards presented to them.
With particular reference to the last staged AMVCA awards, Niyi who has produced movies like “The Arbitration,” “Falling,” “Out of Luck” among other movies said “Giving God The glory” is actually not the most important thing one can say at award ceremonies after being handed an award plaque.
Continuing, Niyi said; “Nigerians and their obsession with “thanking God” at award ceremonies; that’s a great platform to reach a lot of people and say really important stuff. Why do you think thanking and giving glory to god is the most important thing you can say at an award show determined by votes and human judges. Sigh! Which one is “it can only be God”. It’s a company recognizing great talent and largely protecting their interests too. It’s not god!!!”
Recall that several actors including Somkele Idhalama, Rotimi Salami, Rita Dominic, Izu Ojukwu among others acknowledged God during their acceptance speech at the AMVCA 2017 held in Lagos.
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