Princess Sola Kosoko, one of the top Nollywood star who is also the first daughter of Nigeria legendary actor, movie Producer, director and a Lagos-Born Prince, Mr. Jide Kosolo has invested in herself over the years as a frontliner and made herself a notable actress in Nigeria movie industry to her fans across Africa and the globe at large. http://soyiga.com/2019/10/28/nigerian-courts-aiding-anti-democracy/
The wife of Mr. Abina who spoke to Emmanuel Ajibulu on her latest movie, “THE VOICE” said that the movie will be a blockbuster which will soon hit cinemas in cities of Nigeria very soon.
The actress feels great about the prospects of her latest production, “THE VOICE”.
Mr. Tunde Kosoko is the writer and the director of the movie while Mr. Lukman AbdulRahman is the director of photography, Afeez Eniola is the production manager and Timothy Enitan is the dialogue director.
Actors and Actresses who featured in the movie include, Michael Okon, Prince Jide Kosoko, Odunlade Adekola, Ibrahim Charts, Adunni Ade, Bidemi Kosoko, Jide Ogunlana, Ewa Kalejaiye, the producer herself and a host of others.
Sola Kosoko while responding to Emmanuel Ajibulu said,
“For me I don’t compromise standard in movie production and if you have been following me you will realise this is true. THE VOICE will positively shake the industry and I can’t even anticipate what the turnout will be when we eventually hit the cinemas. We have been receiving calls from both far and near about this latest movie judging from the quality of female and male characters that are featured in it, as well as seasoned hands that were assembled to form the technical crew.”
When she was asked of her advise for the Nollywoodb stakeholders and government particularly, the new mother said,
“Firstly, the government needs to help us make the industry look lucrative for investors, financial institutions and other relevant stakeholders through right advocacy and investment friendly policies. They should also help us mitigate against facility deficit in movie production. In United States of America and India for example, where the concept of wood came from, they have physical locations for their Hollywood and Bollywood respectively. In these places, they have studios where producers make movies but places like that are missing here in Nigeria.”
She also said,
“I don’t even know if Nollywood is a philosophy or concept. It is high time we had a place for Nollywood where there will be studio and houses for practitioners to shoot movies, we beg people to give us their houses and this is not ideal for our industry at all. So in Nigeria of today with the position of Nollywood we out to have a permanent location. We also need government support in so many ways. Although, they have really tried in their own way in some aspect but I believe they can still do better for the industry
“I will also like to feel government’s impact in the area of copyright infringement, they need to help activate various instruments of the law to safe the industry from pre and post production challenges, ranging from financing and marketing. They need to make the enabling environment to be investment friendly such that those who commit their resources would be able to recoup their money within a predictable time frame.
“We also need to train industry practitioners as most people are unschooled in film and television production. Most of our universities don’t even have a film department where students can be trained in film production, theory and practice. Shola disclosed.
Shola’s knack for telling a good story, her technical instincts and an incredible work ethic affords her the perfect grace to have these highly skilled, positive thinking and most sought after professionals around her when it’s time to produce her movies.
Shola occupies a special place in the Nollywood film making industry, curiously, her fans who are in anticipation of the release date of “The Voice” are being admonished to exercise a little patience with the assurance that as usual they will not be disappointed.