Nollywood Peace Bessong Interview


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Nollywood also known as the Nigerian film industry, produces over 50 movies per week, second only to India’s Bollywood and more than Hollywood in the United States. The Industry is a significant part of the Arts, Entertainment and Recreation Sector which contributes to Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In this edition of ‘Rising Stars’ with BUKZONE, Peace Bessong speaks on her acting career.

About Peace

I am Peace Bessong, an up and coming Nollywood actress, entrepreneur, model and skit maker. Peace holds a Higher National Diploma in Mass Communication from the Heritage polytechnic, Eket, Akwa Ibom State. I have always loved acting as a child. From participating in school dramas, to church plays, to stage plays. Eventually, I decided to grow a career in acting. My first film in Nigerian Nollywood is (Corpers Lodge, a soap opera), and a role she earned through an audition. 

Challenges 

Tribalism, some filmmakers will not engage you if you are not from a certain tribe.

Stereotype: people wanting a certain actor to play a particular role even when they’ve outgrown it. Also some film maker’s expect an up and coming actor not to ask for a fee because they are not known.

Achievements 

I will not say I’ve had my greatest achievements yet as I am still growing and taking steps in the right direction. Achievement is adding value to myself, staying on track, not being discouraged, staying hopeful.

Nollywood

Nollywood and the film industry in Nigeria, which is the 2nd largest movie industry globally has added value to several young people by creating Job opportunities and giving a platform to express their talents.

2022 Expectations

As an up and coming actor, my expectation in 2022 is to be in a better place in my career. To use the acting Platform to add value to society and be a voice to the vulnerable. My advice to intending actors: add value to yourself, go to school. Realize that acting is a journey not a destination, and may not pay immediately. But with patience and the right attitude the big break will come. Lastly do not compete, keep improving on what you do.

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