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‘Government can empower local independent producers’

‘Government can empower local independent producers’

Rhoda Olorunfemi

Isabella Akinseye, Founder and Managing Director of Yellow Tamarind Productions has said the government can do more to empower local independent producers.

Akinseye said there is a market for local content and it is very big.

“We need to produce quality content that can stand the test of time. I don’t mean copying and pasting everything we see the West doing. Originality is the key. The West can tell our stories from our perspectives and it’s not theirs to tell. So let us start by fixing quality issues,” she said.

She also said capital investment is paramount to the management of production process  as most productions are done outside the country.

“Capital investments need to be made so we can manage the production process from beginning to end. It is sad when I watch our films only to see that most of the post-production was done outside country. That is forex leaving,” Akinseye said.

She also revealed that  her purpose in life is to add value to the world and  make it a better place.

“In my own little way, I am happy that I can do that, doing what I love,” Akinseye said.

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