Actress Bimbo Akintola Slams Nigerian Award Ceremonies, Says they ‘Don’t ‘Inspire Anyone’
Bimbo Akintola is not a huge fan of Nigerian award ceremonies, Pulse reports.
According to the top actress, the shows lack glamour, do not inspire people and certainly are not well publicised unlike the western award shows.
“It could be better. Honestly, and I am not talking about in terms of the awards itself, I’m talking in terms of the glamour,” the veteran actress told Pulse, adding, “It could be more.”
The last Africa Movie Academy Awards held in Port Harcourt was heavily criticised for poor planning. A source revealed that the hosts never had rehearsals and had no scripts; they were simply put on stage to freestyle on notes they cobbled together.
Also, mid way through the event, power was out for over 20 minutes, sparking massive outrage on social media.
And so for Akintola, she feels the Nigerian awards show can rise above mediocrity.
Read her full note:
“It could be better. Honestly, and I am not talking about in terms of the awards itself, I’m talking in terms of the glamour. It could be more,” she started.
They could be much much more to it. I mean when we watch awards ceremonies everywhere else, there are so important, it is epic. Everybody is dreaming about it, you know it’s a great way to inspire people, because then, people are looking forward to it.”
I don’t think ours inspires anyone. Do people even watch it on TV? Do they? Because it is not glamorous enough I guess. We don’t make a production of it, and we should. That is what I mean, maybe glamorous is the wrong word. We should make a production of it.
The Oscars, it’s so important, it is so this, it is so that. We should make ours that important. And AMAA has been around for a while now, so it should have a massive following, because most of these actors you are talking about have massive following. If you are talking about Genevieve, she has a huge following, Omotola has a huge following, people who are passionate about her, and we don’t see that transfer to the award ceremony itself, which is weird.
In terms of giving the awards to the right people, I think they do that. But, we don’t carry everyone along. We should be able to carry Nigerians along with our award ceremonys. That’s what I see is missing for me.(sic)”
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