Nigerian Movies Are Doing Better Than Us - Alhaji Sidiku Buari
Veteran movie producer pleads with Ghanaian movie actors to always invest in themselves if they hope to get to the international level
Alhaji Sidiku Buari has maintained that the Ghanaian movie has what it takes to rival and even surpass the Nigerian movie Industry.
The veteran Ghanaian movie producer and former President of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) noted how the only difference between the two industries is that Nigerians invest in themselves more than Ghanaians invest in themselves.
This individual and collective investment is what has raised the level of professionalism of Nigerian actors and actresses above their Ghanaian counterparts.
According to Alhaji Sidiku, Nigerians take their acting seriously and ensure that they get the best form of training and upgrading to stay ahead in the game.
“Nigerians are doing better than us in the movie scene because they have good equipment, have established themselves as compared to Ghanaians. They are professionals and acquire the best of training,”
He said this in an interview with Rev Erskine on Y107.9FM’s LeaderBoard Series.
If Ghanaian actors and actresses can emulate this proven method of constant improvement, they would be better than the Nigerians, he opined.
He noted that this is possible because Ghanaians are more naturally talented than Nigerians.
With this and a standardized and competitive wage structure, the movie indusproducers of Ghanaians can become the best in the world.
“We still have a lot of talents here in this country who are so good. Unfortunately, the money they are paid is scanty and one will not be proud of himself if he is getting paid this low. The payment for actors and actresses is too low. They [actors] sometimes spend so much money to buy costumes.”