Nollywood actor, Fred Amata has kicked against referring to young and upcoming actors as veterans, a move which he says is an insult to the movie industry.
According to him, the veteran tag should be reserved for those who have been in the industry for a while and have done a thing or two to promote its growth.
He made this known while speaking in a press conference in Lagos to mark the Directors Guild of Nigeria forth coming 20 years anniversary celebration.
“I feel insulted when media people call young actors and directors veterans. How long have they been in Nollywood? What impact have they made in Nollywood? If you call them veterans of Nollywood, what would you call people like Keppy Bassey Ekpeyong or me that have been in the industry for long?
“The Directors Guild of Nigeria, which was founded by six angry men, will be 20 this year. We will have a three day celebration in Abuja between April 23rd to 25rd. on the first day of the celebration; we have a novelty match between Nollywood personnels and the national house of assembly team.
“The other two days will be filled with activities, which included bestowing of awards on distinguished individuals such as Former president Goodluck Jonathan, Ooni of Ife and several other dignitaries.”