Award-winning actor, Osita Iheme has called out to the Federal Government on the need to establish a ministry of entertainment for the creative industry.
In his words, the Africa Magic Viewers Choice actor said that;
“We need a ministry of entertainment where we can say if you have any problem go there and report, where the entertainment industry will be having budget every year just like education, security, agriculture,”
“We need a budget for entertainment, we need a budget for the creative industry whereby the creative industry will be able to have their own budget every year that they can use to do whatever they want to do.”
He said this during a recent interview where he spoke on issues as it relates to the entertainment industry.
“We need them (Federal Government) to come and create that infrastructure for us because they keep bringing money but at the end of the day, some people in the industry can’t even access the money.
“Also a lot of people who are not even in the industry will just come up and register an entertainment business, go and pick the money or they have one way or the other to access this money or the structures”.
Osita is one of Nigeria’s most prominent actors, often features in the role of a child. He came into stardom in 2003 starred together with Chinedu Ikedieze in the comedy film Aki na Ukwa.