From Rita Okoye
Talented actress, Bintu Balogun has expressed deep satisfaction with the global attention Nollywood filmmakers are getting.
“I’m happy it is happening now, showing to the world that Nollywood is here to compete with any other movie industry in the world. With our filmmakers doing new and great things lately, it shows that there is more to achieve by those of us coming behind,” she said.
Bintu, a daughter to veteran actress, Fausat Balogun popularly known as Madam Saje, joined Nollywood as a filmmaker in 2012 under the tutelage of Owolabi Ajasa.
On the influence of her mother on her career growth, Bintu submits: “It has been a blessing. Though, it is not a gateway to success, it gives me a step ahead. This is because most filmmakers tend to give me first-hand attention to appear and show what I can do. I sometimes feel uncomfortable with the special treatment, as some directors feel too calm to handle me due to my mother’s influence. In all, being her daughter has helped me more. She is very strict with work and I continue to learn from her. She is my first theatre teacher.”
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