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“There is a lot of bias in Nollywood” – Actress Brycee Adia Bassey

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Actress, Brycee Adia Bassey,
has taken a hard stance concerning the discrimination being encountered
by foreign bred actors in Nollywood, stating that the movie industry has
been quite bias. Bassey, who spoke on the Isoko Africa podcast with host, Tope Hassan
insisted that Nigerian actors who have had film training experiences
abroad have not been so lucky when it comes to getting movie roles.

Brycee Adiah Bassey

Nollywood actress, Brycee Adiah Bassey, in an interview with Pulse TV.
(Pulse)

According
to the actress, people in her category experience some sort of
segregation due to the uniqueness of their western influenced accents.
“There is quite a bias against a lot of people that come from abroad.
“There is a huge bias. A lot of people don’t talk about it,” she said.
Noting
further, the award winning actress found it appalling that filmmakers
go ahead to cast actors with fabricated foreign accents in a movie after
turning down an opportunity to hire people with a natural western
accent like hers.

The actress lamented about the high level of discrimination against internationally trained Nigerian actors, especially those who have acquired a western accent in the process.

The
actress lamented about the high level of discrimination against
internationally trained Nigerian actors, especially those who have
acquired a western accent in the process.
(Kamdora)

In her comparison of Nollywood to more advanced movie industries like Hollywood and Bollywood, the actress rated Nigerian films high in terms of picture quality based on some recent releases.
She however raised concerns regarding the shabbily developed stories.
In
her opinion, filmmakers should consider finding new comfort zones in
genres such as Sci-Fi and other movie types as opposed to drama, a
category that has dominated Nollywood since its inception.
Concerning how she has been expanding her options, the “Deadline” actress revealed that she is currently spreading her tentacles outside the shores of Africa, specifically Europe.

Bassey won the Best Actress of the Year accolade at the 2015 ELOY awards.

Bassey won the Best Actress of the Year accolade at the 2015 ELOY awards.
(IMDb)

Asked about if she has been featured in movies outside Nollywood, she said, “That’s exactly what we are working on right now.
“We
(management) are working with some independent British production
companies right now, and so we super excited about that. It’s really
nice.
“So that means I have to start working on my British accent.”
With a background in linguistics, the actress was full of optimism regarding her ability to handle such new border challenges.
Brycee
Adia Bassey is a Nigerian-American young actress who decided to surf
the terrain of acting in Nigeria despite receiving training in the
United States.

Brycee Adia Bassey, at the premiere of the "Breathless" movie.

Brycee Adia Bassey, at the premiere of the “Breathless” movie.
(Instagram)

Her role in the movie, “Deadline” earned her an ELOY award for Best Actress of the Year in 2015.
She followed this up with a great performance in the film, “Breathless”, starring alongside revered actors, Mike Ezuruonye and Uti Unachukwu.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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