‘African filmmakers must revisit the old style of storytelling’ – Susan Peters
Nollywood actress Susan Peters has urged African filmmakers to revisit the old style of narrating stories in movies which depict real-life stories.
According to her, people are always interested to watch movies that are not only fictional but those that they can relate to in their daily lives.
She also believes that there have been some similarities in the movies produced by Africans currently since everyone intends to copy from each other.
Moreover, the award-winning Nigerian actress revealed that films being produced by Africans currently lack originality, which she believes is unprofessional and doesn’t promote the movie industry in Africa.
“People don’t really put a lot of effort like we used to. There’s been a lot of copy as well”.
“Those days we used to a lot of original stories, I mean back to back to roots but nowadays they try to copy each other,” Peters said in an interview monitored by The Ghana Report on Asaase Radio.
Susan Peters assured Africans that there is still hope for the film industry with the emergence of more social media platforms like Netflix, Amazon and DStv.
“I think we can do better, the market is very big with Netflix, Amazon, DStv and a whole lot with other stations. I think we should go back to the African stories and stick to it”, she noted.