I will not apologise

Leila in an interview stated that new producers identifying themselves as "Nollywood" is almost equal to a parent calling his/her son, Hitler.

Movie producer and director, Leila Djansi

Leila in an interview stated that new producers identifying themselves as "Nollywood" is almost equal to a parent calling his/her son, Hitler. She allegedly made the statement because Nollywood [already] has a negative connotation, which these new producers should not necessarily be clinging to.

“I don’t think those people, this crop of filmmakers should be put under the umbrella of Nollywood. They should be put independent because the name carries a lot. If you start tagging them Nollywood, every negative connotation that comes with Nollywood… is like calling your son ‘Hitler’” she said.

Leila has since her remarks been criticised by some people who seem not happy about it. Nollywood’s Stella Damasus in a video release asked Leila not to do such a comparison since the latter has used actors from Nigeria in her movies.

Her colleague, Omotola Ekeinde in a tweet said Leila needs to apologise for that unfortunate comment. After Pulse.com.gh had published the story, Leila questioned why she should render an apology.

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