Nollywood Producer and Actress Lala Akindoju who has featured in various stage plays and blockbuster Nollywood movies including Alan Poza with O.C Ukeje has shared with up-and-coming actors, tips on how to build a career in the Nigerian Movie Industry, Nollywood.
Speaking during a live session organised for potential actors and actresses, the Future Awards winner advised promising actors to always sort their feedback from people other than family members.
According to her, up-and –coming actors need to ask themselves some important questions before going into acting.
Ahe said: “You need to get people other than family members to watch you act because that is where you get the real feedback.
“You must understand the technical terms and offices in the industry before going for any auditions.
“Without your knowledge of the technical terms, you will be presenting yourself as a novice in the presence of the judges.”
“If possible, take short courses in acting, cinematography, writing, amongst other fields,” she said.
“Put in the efforts required to get to the peak of your career.
“Volunteer to work as interns or production assistants because when you work in theatre, you work on your body and it helps you memorize lines better.
“Aspiring actors can add value to themselves in many ways. Record yourself doing monologues and get people to watch.
“Follow producers, directors and training schools manuals on social media so you do not miss out when they call for auditions.”
Actress Lala Akindoju is the convener of Open Mic Theatre, a hub for actors to bond and network and a one-stop shop for fresh talent.
Actress Lala Akindoju shot into the limelight fully when she featured in Alan Poza – a Charles Novia film, which was released in 2012.
In 2010, she won the award for Actor of the Year at The Future Awards given due to the strength of her performance as a stage actor. she was part of the team of actors selected to perform at the Theatre Royale Stratford East as part of the cultural events at the cultural Olympiad during the London 2012 Olympics.
she shot into the limelight fully when she featured in Alan Poza – a Charles Novia film, which was released in 2012.