Delectable Nollywood actress Omoni Oboli has revealed that piracy takes Nollywood movies far beyond anyone’s wildest dreams, despite its known adverse effect.
This statement was made Wednesday during a panel discussion at the 2017 African Development Bank annual meeting in Ahmedabad, India.
“It’s easier for youths to believe things when a celebrity says something than not; a YouTube video goes to people who are online but majority of the people in Africa are not online.
They don’t have access to internet but they watch our movies, our movies go all over Africa,” Oboli said while demonstrating the power of social media as a promotion tool for agriculture.
On the other side of piracy, she said:”Because of piracy, our movies get everywhere; it’s not the best of things in fact we hate it when that happens. One of my movies is being pirated at the moment and it is pulling my hair out but if you really want to pass a message, that helps as well. It takes our movies to every nook and cranny where the internet can’t get to”.