Nollywood actor and director, Desmond Elliot, has called on the government to curtail the influx of foreign movies to help Nollywood grow.
Speaking in an interview with HIP TV, the politician said:
“Ban all foreign content, you know, make it difficult for foreign content to come in, so your own local content can grow and then, you need to support.”
The 45-year-old actor also said that the government needed to create an enabling environment for the entertainment business to thrive.
Desmond Elliot has starred in over 200 movies.
The Husbands of Lagos actor was re-elected into the Lagos State House of Assembly on March 9.
He won best supporting actor in a drama at the 2013 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards.
He was also nominated for best-supporting actor at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards.