“With The Nigerian Audience, You Can’t Win” – Filmmaker Biodun Stephen Reacts

Biodun Stephen

Biodun Stephen is making a great name for herself in Nollywood. So when a powerhouse like herself goes on social media to air how she feels beyond the light, camera, and adulation from fans, it may just be a signal of a more pressing problem.

The screenwriter, director, and producer recently posted on her Instagram handle some really eye-opening sentences, which look mostly directed at her colleagues in the movie industry.

“When you tell comedic stories, they complain…e no just make sense. When you tell juju stories; see how they are projecting us. When you tell romance stories, this love no dey realistic. When you tell dad human angle stories; Abeg nobody wan dey cry. When you tell stories to just entertain; which kain nanzenze be this; when you tell dramatic stories; too dry sef…” Stephen wrote.

“With the Nigeria audience, you can’t get it right, you cant win, so dear filmmaker or actor; put your best foot forward, and know with ya chest say you gave the film your all.

PS: This post, doesn’t glorify mediocrity. Put your best foot forward always.”

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We aren’t sure what may have precipitated this outburst from the renowned filmmaker, but, truly, sometimes it’s best to get things like this off one’s chest; it’s a good reminder to fans that their faves, too, are also humans.

Biodun Stephen currently has two movies showing in cinemas across the country – Strangers and Wildflowers.

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