Women calling the shots behind the camera is a rarity in Nollywood. Sadly, it’s a man’s world when it comes to directing films in Nigeria but thankfully, things are gradually changing. We now have more women playing major roles in the production process. Luckily for us at Nolly Silver Screen, we have been able to showcase two of Nigeria’s finest female directors in our past editions; Tope Oshin-Ogun and Michelle Bello.
Mildred Okwo, our cover girl this edition makes it three. Aunty Millie as she is fondly called is not your average Nollywood director who is busy churning out multiple titles every year. She takes her time because for her quality not quantity is paramount. Interviewing her for this edition was a breath of fresh air. She was funny, witty and spoke intelligently with so much candour.
Deciding to do a woman issue was easy. To get more women in film, we need to shine the spotlight on those already there. We need to tell their stories, so that other women (and men) can be inspired to follow their dreams. So all our interviews and articles in this edition are dedicated to women.
Would we ever do an all male edition? asked one of the members of the Nolly Silver Screen team. Honestly, I don’t know. But let’s see how this one goes and if our readers want an all male edition, who are we to say No? So write in and let us know what you think.
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