Nollywood is undoubtedly the best movie industry in Africa and the third in the world only behind Hollywood of USA and Bollywood of India.
In seeking entrance into the Nollywood industry, there is an open lane and a shortcut.
Being a Nollywood actor/actress is so prestigious that girls are prepared to sleep with self-acclaimed actors in other to get a role. Guys on the otherhand have always fallen to scams spending huge amount of money all to nothing. These are the shortcut in gaining entrance to Nollywood and it wouldn't be discussed in this article.
The effective methods in gaining admission to Nollywood would be categorically stated as you read on.
Firstly, as a Nollywood actor/actress, there are benefits that encircle such post. There are: Earnings
– The average Nigerian movie stars earn between N100,000 to N500,000 per role, while the big names in the industry earn between N1 million to N12 million depending on the name and the movie production budget. If you earn N80,000 per role as a new and upcoming star and get eleven roles in a year, that will amount to a huge amount of money!
Apart from the take home from movie roles, the real money actually comes from products endorsements and contracts that will come your way when you become popular. Lifestyle
– The entertainment industry all over the world is full of lifestyle and the Nollywood is not an exception to it. You will have the opportunity to attend some of the finest events in the country, travel to places. Opportunity
– Many celebrities have been able to get political appointments in their states or at the national level due to the popularity acquired through the entertainment industry. Requirements - Talent
What it takes to imitate a character perfectly is not usually picked from the street, it emanate from inside you. And that’s the driving force of acting. It keeps pushing anyone who has it to display it.
This ability “Talent” is the criteria number one in pursuing a career in any movie industry. Note! Exceptional beauty, Extreme sexy appeal, and Attractive macho physics are most atimes considered in the movie and entertainment industry as added-ons. Getting Started Attend Auditions
– Through Auditions, producers spot your talent without delay. Look for legitimate auditions and get your breakthrough! Approach a Talent Agency
– Having examined yourself and believed you are truly talented, your next and possibly final step is to approach a Legitimate Talent Agency in Nigeria. Most of them may require that you register with some amount of money, so it will be a waste of fund if you are not really talented and go ahead and register. But if you are really talented, t in acting, no agency would wahen you will surely be spotted unless the company is unproffessional. End Note
Tons of other people just like you believe they are talented and have done same as you didThe only thing that will stand you out is your exceptional talent, so if your talent is average, it is better to look for other profession elsewhere.