Nollywood actor Emeka Ike has announced plans to launch Nollywood TV, a television channel that will run on DSTV.
This was stated by the actor in a recent interview with News Agency of Nigeria where he said that the purpose of the launch is to promote and expand the Nigerian film industry.
Emeka Ike said, “We cannot overemphasise that Nollywood has created relevance in the entertainment world and made impact in the world in general.
“Nollywood is not just evolving, but still hanging in the air without adequate support; so, a platform like Nollywood TV offers a platform to showcase our jobs more which cannot be achieved with this current situation.
“We need to move from getting crumbs from the rich man’s table to having solid financial independence, Nollywood needs to push itself into heights at which other colleague industries are in the world like Hollywood.
“We want a next-level development in Nollywood that will be a lasting legacy to be proud of; something that will outlast our generation to the unborn.
“We need a level in the Nollywood whereby the structure can run fine. Setting up a structure like Nollywood TV on TStv will give us that leverage to explore more of the potentials in the industry.
“The cultural, ethics, values and presentation of Nollywood will further be expounded; and we will be free from servitude of the sponsors.
“What I will try to achieve is to help the industry and give it a face and structure to contain and be of benefit to all.”