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Tunde Olaoye’s Advice To Young Filmmakers Looking to Break In.

A lot has been said about the difficulty of breaking into the Nigerian Film Industry.  Professionals at the gates of entry are always regaling hopefuls with tales of how tough it can get. The popular idea is that it’s a long game and nothing is guaranteed. Go in, have alternatives, or be ready to bail when it gets too hard. The expectation would be that the uncertain reality of the industry should discourage interest and limit the profession to the few with means to persist, but the very opposite continues to happen. Year after year, young hopefuls continue to flood the industry, honing dreams of making it big. Are the grim stories true? Is it tough for the Nigerian filmmaker? Yes, to both. Hopefuls don’t have to climb the ladder for too long before doubts about the future start to form. The industry successes are always there to provide inspiration,…

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