John Boyega Wants To Make a "Small" 8 Billion Naira Nigerian Movie Bigger Than All Nollywood

Published 1 year ago by: onuigbo felicia
at 11:22 AM, 4/04/2018 (1 year ago)

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Looks like someone actually knows the power of Nollywood. British Nigerian actor John Boyega best known for his role in Star Wars- and of course being proudly Naija- recently disclosed what he has in plans. It’s a lot of zeroes!

While speaking on a CNBC interview, Boyega mentioned that making a low budget Nigerian movie was on his radar. ‘We’re developing a few Nigerian stories and choosing one which makes sense budget-wise. We’re probably looking at an indie budget of $20-$25 million dollars’, he said.

Twenty-five million dollars may seem like a ‘low budget’ compared to his latest flick Pacific Rim which has a budget of $150 million. But in an industry where budgets are a tiny fraction of that, seven billion naira will be a major move.

Boyega also goes on to say that there are certain Nollywood actors he would like to work with.  ‘It’s a chance for me to develop these stories, merge Hollywood with Nollywood, to bring the genuine and most important stories to light but captured in a very important and professional way.

“I’ve been interested in Nigerian stories for a very very long time. It’s just that now I’ve worked to a point where I have the opportunity to do something.’

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crocatum at 11:28 AM, 4/04/2018 (1 year ago)
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 Smiley Smiley Smiley, Good Citizen, we need this type of people, i know Nigeria is a failure, but if each and every one tried contributing back and have that spirit, we would move mountains.
crocatum at 11:32 AM, 4/04/2018 (1 year ago)
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what nolly wood needs is improvement, they must improve, if they want to reach the next level, they need to improve their video quality, CGI, and narrative and how to captivate and impact the generations.
ruthie at 11:33 AM, 4/04/2018 (1 year ago)
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good for you...invest in your country....
Mashbol at 11:51 AM, 4/04/2018 (1 year ago)
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I've been waiting for new nollywood...time will tell if you're the man
fineboy77 at 12:26 PM, 4/04/2018 (1 year ago)
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this is good,help move the country forward with whatever you know how to do.

fineboy77 at 12:28 PM, 4/04/2018 (1 year ago)
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Depending on the various animals that have occupied the hot seat at Aso rock past and present to move the country forward has failed,the worst being the recent cow,Buhari

EDDYPRINCE at 01:25 PM, 4/04/2018 (1 year ago)
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Good one man
james987 at 03:12 PM, 4/04/2018 (1 year ago)
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Nollywood devils,gays and lesbo + Hollywood​ witches and wizards no be small block busters..
nature7888 at 04:28 PM, 4/04/2018 (1 year ago)
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Okay. UWC
slimber at 04:56 PM, 4/04/2018 (1 year ago)
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fineboy77 at 09:18 PM, 12/04/2018 (1 year ago)
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good one dude



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